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The Best Gifts for New Mums They'll Actually Want to Use

From bespoke jewellery to luxe loungewear, these are the best gifts for new mums.

By Billie

When a loved one is pregnant, the next nine months will be all about her! And that's exactly how it should be. But when the baby arrives, new mums can quickly be forgotten - but not with this carefully curated gift guide!

Spoiler alert: Your time is the best gift for new mums. Offer to mind the baby so they can nap/shower/go for a walk, or maybe they're just craving an adult conversation. But failing that, these beautiful presents are just as special. 

If you're wondering what's thoughtful, sentimental, stylish, or just plain practical to give a new mum mate (or bring to a baby shower), we've done all the legwork for you. Keep reading up as we round up our definitive edit of the best gifts for new mums. 

The Best Baby Shower Gifts & Gifts for New Mums in 2024


Wildride Baby Carrier, from $149

It's a game-changing product that has parents worldwide screaming, "I wish that existed when my kids were little!" Yep, Wildride's super clever carrier pouches are having a major moment. Thanks to their ergonomic design, they will ease the painful burden of carrying your bub around on your hip when they refuse to get in the pram. 

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Papinelle Sylvie Silk Piped Full Length PJ, $299.95

The truth about the postpartum period is that you'll spend the majority of your days and nights in some form of loungewear or pyjamas. So why not spoil the new mum in your life with some super fancy PJs? She'll never want to take off this gorgeous silk set from Papinelle. 

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Hommey The Robe in Grapefruit Stripes, $149

With its extra large belt for a snug or loose fit and a modern notched lapel, bring a little luxury to a new mum's routine with this cosy robe from Hommey. We love the gloriously bright grapefruit-striped number.

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Mum Club

Mum Club 'A Bit On' Cap, $52

Sometimes, you see something that is so on the money that you need to have it immediately. Enter Mum Club's seriously cool line of caps, which hilariously capture all the emotions of motherhood with tongue-in-cheek phrases like "a bit on", "fun mum," and "le tired." We need them all! 

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Dr. Oscar Serrallach

The Postnatal Depletion Cure, $34.99

The Postnatal Depletion Cure is the first book to address the myriad of changes and challenges women face in the days, weeks, and years after giving birth. From nutrient depletion to sleep loss and emotional shifts, Dr Serrallach, an expert in the field, provides expert-backed advice and resources to help women recover, replenish their bodies, and reclaim their sense of self. 

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Salt by Henrdix

Salt by Hendrix Grapefruit and Vanilla Body Polish, $39.95

In those early postpartum days, finding just a moment to have to yourself is a godsend. Made with natural ingredients, the Salt by Hendrix Body Polish features organic coconut, organic jojoba, and organic sugar to remove dead skin cells, improve skin texture, and leave skin feeling soft and lush. 

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JSHealth Hair + Energy Formula, $44.99

While totally normal, you can help support the post-partum hair growth process and add some energy-boosting goodness in the mix by gifting a new mum a hard-working supplement like JSHealth Hair + Energy.

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Made For Mothers

Made For Mothers Postpartum Package, $135 

Know a new mumma? This carefully curated package from Made For Mothers is the most useful gift money can buy. Your special recipient will receive two litres of broth, two litres of meals or curries and a packet of elixir broth cubes, all aimed at nurturing the body in the crucial initial weeks postpartum.  

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Decaf Co.

Decaf Co. 3 Pack, $69

For new mums who are breastfeeding and perhaps craving their usual few cups a day but want to add an alternative to the mix, the 3-Pack from Decaf Co. makes for a great gift. It's the perfect way to discover your new favourite decaffeinated drop.

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Emu Mayberry Slippers

Emu Mayberry Slippers, $69.95

In those early newborn days when you live in your PJs, stylish slippers can make a difference in how you feel. We love these fluffy ones from Emu, which have an elegant cross-over design and are made from natural Australian sheepskin.

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Love To Dream

Love To Dream Swaddle Up Original, $49.95

While this may look like a gift for the new baby, it's actually the gift of a proper night's sleep for the parents (making it the perfect baby shower gift). Love To Dream's award-winning swaddles are trusted by millions of parents worldwide, designed specifically to keep little ones comfortable and secure for a better night's sleep.

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Gourmet Basket

Gourmet Basket New Mum and Baby Hamper, $129

Gourmet Basket's New Mum and Baby Hamper has curated the ultimate bundle of lovely goodies to make those first days and weeks at home super special. It includes a luxurious bathrobe, chocolate treats for mum, and baby items that will make their life a little easier. It's the perfect gift for any new mum!

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Sarah & Sebastian

Sarah & Sebastian Petite Letter Necklace, $340

Dainty, understated and beyond timeless, Sarah & Sebastian's petite initial necklaces are a must-have for any stylish new mum. Their signature delicate fine chain is strung with a charming uppercase letter (ie. their baby's initial), which they can wear as is or layer with other pieces.

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Brillo Beauty

Brillo Beauty The Lot Bundle, $180

Brillo Beauty is the brainchild of beauty queens and besties Leigh Campbell and Tegan Natoli, and their line is all about self-care essentials for modern motherhood. The Lot is the perfect baby shower gift, and the ultimate bundle full of everything an expecting mum needs.

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Arrived The Hayes Baby Bag Backpack, $179

Baby bags don't have to be an eyesore. And when you're a parent, having a backpack so your hands are free to chase after your kids is a game-changer. The Hayes Baby Bag Backpack (available in five divine colours) is a fail-safe option thanks to its minimalist yet seriously chic design. 

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Esmi Refreshing and Hydrating Skin Snack Face Mist, $35

Safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, this luxurious and revitalising formula is designed to replenish, rehydrate, and refresh skin and makeup. 

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Bonito Birthstone Necklace in Silver, $140

When it comes to the best gifts for new mums, who doesn't love a piece of showstopping, bespoke jewellery? Enter Bonito and their absolutely breathtaking birthstone necklaces. Featuring a delicate square pendant that you can order to have your baby's birthstone made in a hand-carved star, embellishing their sign's star constellation and powerful meanings. We're not crying, you are! 

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Stanley Aerolight 700ml in Lavender, $70

With a new baby, staying hydrated is key. With a Stanley water bottle by their side, there's no way they can forget! 

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The Motherhood

The Motherhood Book Edited by Jamila Rizvi, $28.50

The Motherhood is a collection of beautifully written essays by some of Australia's most celebrated women (including Holly Wainwright, Zoe Foster Blake and Kumi Taguchi) as they pen a letter to themselves about what they wish they'd known about those early days with a newborn. 

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Alpha-H Pregnancy Skin Essentials, $279.80

When you're pregnant or caring for a newborn, skin care needs to be simple and effective because we're too damn tired for a 16-step routine. That's why we're big fans of the Alpha-H Pregnancy Skin Essentials - a full morning-to-evening routine packed with effective ingredients that are all safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding. 

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Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm 75ml, Aesop

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm 75ml, $43

Spoil the new mum in your life with a fancy hand cream. We're eyeing off Aesop's 75ml Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, which is a delightful blend of fragrant botanicals and skin-softening ingredients that deliver rich hydration to labour-wearied hands and cuticles. 

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Massage Voucher, Endota Spa

Endota Spa Massage Voucher

Word to the wise — all new mums deserve daily massages (if only!). Lifting, feeding, settling, and changing a baby is a low-key workout, that activates muscles we didn't know even existed. Give them a massage voucher to Endota and they'll be blown away. 

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Now you've shopped your way through our edit of the best gifts for mums, why not check out our round-up of the best baby shower gift ideas? Then, take a look at our list of the best online sales that are on right now.

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