Becoming a mum is one of the most beautiful, life-changing experiences. That goes without saying. It can also be pretty terrifying, nauseatingly tiring and means you’re guaranteed a lot less me-time once baba comes along. So when it comes to celebrating a first Mother’s Day, it’s important to welcome new members to the motherhood club in style. A truly thoughtful gift is a good place to start, we say. Here’s a few from us that promise to please and perhaps even bring a few of those happy tears.
The best gifts are ones you can hold onto forever, which makes a personalised photo book just the thing for new mums. Capture special moments from her journey into motherhood (the first scan picture, squishy newborn shots, baby shower or christening snaps) to create a pressie that’ll leave her bursting with pride and joy. They also make lovely baby books, if you leave white space for handwritten captions and little mementoes to be stuck inside, like hospital wrist bands, Polaroids and ‘Welcome to the world’ cards.
Give the gift of bonding with our personalised kids’ books. Choose from two colourful, adventurous tales – All the Things I Wish for You and The Great Alphabet Chase – for something that doubles up as a treat for mumma and bubba. Once you’ve picked your favourite story, add a little one’s name to the pages and choose a cute illustrated character that resembles them. Et voila! Storytelling fun they can enjoy together for years to come. Also, perfect for mums-to-be who’ve already got their baby’s name picked out.
Everyone knows being a mum is a 24/7 job that requires impressive time-management skills in order to juggle all those nap times, feeds, baby yoga classes – the list goes on and on. Get the new mum in your life prepped and organised with a weekly planner. Ours are made just the right size, so they can go wherever she goes and they’ll lend a hand in managing the day-to-day, which equals more precious moments of time for herself. Add her name or a fun, fitting title, like SuperMum, No. 1 Mum or Cuddle Queen, to the front for a personal touch.
Personalised stationery gifts: a good gift all year round, a great gift for recent mums. Choose between our boxed notecards, a notebook and diary duo or a notebook and notecard set, then personalise each design with her name. We can especially recommend the notecards for new mammas – ideal for thank you notes, party invitations or fancy reminders to herself (hey, why give them all way?) Pretty as well as practical, this lot promise to spruce up coffee tables, bedside chests and desks when not in use.
If you’d prefer to keep things simple with a cute Mother's Day card then don’t forget: you can customise the message on your card too. So whether she goes by mumsy, mom, mère or madre, it'll feel truly personal to her.