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5 Amazing Gift Ideas for New Mums

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Welcoming a new addition to the family is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming for new Mums as they navigate the challenges of motherhood. One way to show your support and appreciation for the new Mum in your life is by choosing the perfect gift. In this article, we'll explore five amazing gift ideas that are sure to bring comfort, joy, and convenience to any new mum.

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Amazing Gift Ideas for New Mums

Comfortable Nightgown
After a long day of taking care of the baby, every new Mum deserves to relax in comfort. A soft and cozy nightgown is the perfect gift to help her unwind and get a restful night's sleep. Look for nightgowns made from breathable fabrics like cotton or bamboo. Cool-Jams nightgowns are great because they feature stretchy designs that accommodate her changing body post-pregnancy. Bonus points if you can find one with easy access for breastfeeding, making those late-night feedings a little bit easier.

Back Massager
The physical demands of caring for a newborn can take a toll on a new Mum's body, especially her back. A portable back massager is a thoughtful gift that can provide much-needed relief from muscle tension and stress. Choose a massager with adjustable settings and ergonomic design, so she can target specific areas of discomfort. Whether she's nursing the baby or simply relaxing on the couch, a back massager will help her feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle the day.

Children's Books
Introducing the joy of reading to a newborn is a gift that will last a lifetime. Children's books are not only entertaining but also educational, stimulating a baby's cognitive development and language skills from an early age. Consider selecting classic titles or modern favourites that the new Mum can enjoy reading aloud to her little one. Opt for sturdy board books or cloth books that are durable and baby-friendly, with colorful illustrations to capture the baby's attention. Building a library of children's books is a wonderful way to create lasting memories and foster a love of reading in the family.

Personalised Baby Onesie
Celebrate the new arrival with a personalised baby onesie that's as unique as the baby itself. Customised onesies with the baby's name or a special message are a thoughtful and adorable gift that will be cherished by the new Mum. Choose soft, organic cotton onesies that are gentle on the baby's delicate skin and easy to care for. Whether it's a cute animal print, a funny saying, or a heartfelt message, a personalised onesie adds a special touch to those precious early months.

Bath Bombs
Self-care is essential for new Mums, but it can often be overlooked in the midst of caring for a newborn. Treat the new Mum in your life to a luxurious bath bomb that allows her to indulge in a relaxing spa-like experience right at home. Opt for bath bombs made with natural ingredients like essential oils and botanical extracts, which nourish the skin and promote relaxation. Choose soothing scents like lavender or chamomile to help her unwind and destress after a long day. With a bath bomb, she can enjoy a moment of tranquility and pampering whenever she needs it most.

Choosing the perfect gift for a new Mum is a wonderful way to show your love and support during this special time. Whether it's a comfortable nightgown for peaceful nights, a back massager for relief from muscle tension, children's books for early learning, a personalised baby onesie for a personal touch, or a bath bomb for moments of relaxation, there are plenty of amazing gift ideas to brighten her day. Whatever you choose, your thoughtful gesture will be greatly appreciated and remembered for years to come.

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Gifts For All Types Of Mums.

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Mother's Day is approaching fast so I wanted to share with you some last minute Mother's Day Gift ideas for all types of Mums.

Willow Tree Brothers
Sentimental Mum
Artist Susan Lordi hand carves each original Willow Tree sculpture. This piece is cast from her original carving and then painted by hand. This playful pose between two brothers may be very familiar to parents of boys; it reflects the relationships that develop in childhood and endure through adulthood. 

duvet cover

Comfy and Cosy Mum
Belledorm offer a wide range of home linens and the Maeva duvet cover is a contemporary floral in the softest tones of powder pink and light grey. The shadow print in the background adds an interesting dimension to the design. Made from easy care cotton polyester, an ideal choice for the modern, busy household.

El Camino Bracelet

The Travelling Mum
El Camino is a handmade customisable bracelet which allows you to add 'steps' that are personal to you and your travels. Each step is represented by a place or country you have travelled to and is the perfect way to remind you of your travels all over the world. 

black clutch bag

The Stylish Mum
The Courtney luxury leather handbag from Boutique Gifts can be debossed with initials, making them an extra special personalised gift that she will love. This leather clutch bag features a zip fastening and wrist handle.

Rapunzel Loungefly Bag

Disney Mum
To celebrate Tangled's 10th anniversary Disney Loungefly created Rapunzel Dress Backpack. It has all the details of her purple and pink Princess dress including the lace trim and lace up ribbon detail which mimics her corset. This bag is fit for a princess. 

sea breeze diffuser

House Proud Mum
The Copenhagen company offer a collection of room sprays, diffusers and candles in a variety of sizes that embrace scents from around the world. The Sea Breeze Reed Diffuser is a refreshing marine breeze scent including delicate floral accords with accents of amber and woods.

Aveeno Baby Products

Mum To Be
Whether you have normal, dry, itchy or sensitive skin Aveeno offer a wide range of products that can help moisturise and cleanse your skin. The Aveeno Baby range is also a lovely idea to give to a mum to be.

stabilo highlighter range

The Organised Mum
Stabilo offer everything you need to be as organised as possible with a range of pens for all occasions. The pastel colours range have a range of highlighters that are perfect for checking off items on your to do list. 


The Sweet Tooth Mum
6 Vanilla sponge cupcakes beautifully hand decorated in a rose design swirl from Bradfords Bakers.  A fusion of strawberry and vanilla frosting blend together to create a subtle shaded rose design that tastes amazing too.  

livia's treats
Livia's use simple and natural ingredients. They banish any ingredients you can’t pronounce, ingredients you wouldn’t keep at home and all the bad stuff! They promise there are no nasty tricks in their treats just a touch of Livia’s magic. Always plant-based, gluten and dairy free… And above all, unbelievably scrumptious

Money Plant

At Home Mum
Breathe new life into your space with this artificial money plant from George. Presenting lifelike green leaves, it sits on a bed of pebbles and comes housed in a white pot which is elevated on an oak stand. Perfect for uplifting your desk or coffee table. 

Buyagift Experience

Hard to Buy For Mum
When you have no idea what to buy as a gift for someone I would always recommend a Buyagift voucher. When purchasing a gift experience for your Mum, you are not just giving her a thoughtful present, but also memories to enjoy for years to come. A unique Buyagift experience day really is the gift that keeps on giving.

Majority Little Shelford

Nostalgic Mum
The Majority Little Shelford’s classic-looking vintage design and wide range of features make it perfect for every setting. Designed with portability in mind, the Little Shelford includes a battery compartment and leather-look carry handle. Not only can you choose from DAB+ and FM Radio, you can also listen to your own music with the Little Shelford’s Bluetooth Connectivity. 

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

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mothers day bundle
Mother's Day falls on the 31st March this year and if you are looking for some inspiration and gift ideas then I have popped a few suggestions below in our Mother's Day Gift Guide.

Mighty Fine Chocolates
If you are looking for a chocolate treat for Mum this year then consider Mighty Fine Honeycomb. Available in Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel. You can choose between a Honeycomb Bar, Honeycomb Dips or both!

Guylian Chocolates
Guylian chocolates have been a favourite of mine for quite some time now and I had always associated Guylian with praline seashells and seahorses. However for a real treat, Guylian have created Master’s Selection, a new assortment of 30 mini pralines in 10 delicious flavours. 

Bakerdays letterbox cake
I love receiving parcels and goodies through the post so you can imagine how excited I was to receive a bakerdays Mother's Day cake through the post. bakerdays offer a wide range of cakes, cupcakes and balloons for all occasions. The choice of cakes come in different flavours and sizes and can even fit through your letterbox. 

Botonique Drinks
Botonique is a unique British-made natural, dry, sparkling non-alcoholic drink alternative for lovers of wine.  Botonique contains the beneficial elements of Prelixir, a unique blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids which alcohol is known to deplete. The bottles are so pretty and are available in both original and blush.

Prosecco falls
 ProsEcho Falls is the new addition to the Echo Falls range and what a perfect addition it is. It is everything a Prosecco should be with the added sparkle of Echo Falls.

kleen kanteen flask
If a nice hot drink is your Mum's favourite tipple then the Klean Kanteen is the perfect gift. No more cold cups of coffee or mugs of cold tea as the Klean Kanteen can keep drinks hot for up to 8 hours. Also if Mum likes an ice tea then this cup will keep it chilled for up to 24 hours.

breville toastie
The perfect start to Mothers Day is breakfast in bed. You mum could enjoy a sweet or savoury toastie within minutes with the Breville deep fill 2 slice sandwich toastie. What a lovely way to start the day. Ideal for lunchtime and snack time too.

my mum book
Reading is a huge part of our bedtime routine and I love snuggling up to read a bedtime story with little J. My Mum Always Looks After Me So Much is a lovely story showing the love between a mum and her child.

happy mother day sign
The Wooden Fabric Letter Board from Neon Sheep is the perfect place to pop down any messages or if you are a busy mum your to do list. I've been using mine to write nice quotes or sayings to help start the day.

tesalate towel
Tesalate is an innovative beach towel which not only has lots of vibrant designs to choose from, it's also a sand free towel.  It's light weight and compact so perfect for the beach but also yoga, picnics and any outdoor activity.

lands end slippers
Whether it's a chilly morning or the end of a hard day, your Mum will love sinking her feet into these Lands End Moccasin Slippers and their cosy-soft faux fur lining. I suffer from cold feet and I know these slippers will keep even my feet toasty warm.

marine moisture mask
 Suitable for all skin types the Marine Moisture Mask is a hydrating charcoal sheep mask which helps transform skin for a more balanced, radiant complexion. The powerful blend of active ingredients will not only hydrate but also nourish your skin. Each pack contains 3 masks and each mask contains 25ml of extract rich serum.

aveeno products
  Whether you have normal, dry, itchy or sensitive skin Aveeno offer a wide range of products that can help moisturise and cleanse your skin. The Baby range is also a lovely idea to give to a mum to be.

blended valley products
The Blended Valley Wellbeing Aromatherapy Gift Set offers four natural blends for a better lifestyle. The gift set includes Concentration, Energy, Sleep and Relaxation oils are easy to enjoy and will help you feel healthier.

vitage cream
 The Vitage Vitamin C Radiance Mask delivers a dose of Vitamin C to bring renewed vitality to dull, dehydrated skin whilst banishing breakouts and improving overall skin health – perfect for mums who love a bit of pampering.

baylis and harding products
Baylis and Harding gift sets so so pretty and the Mothers Day range is no exception. Treat your Mum to a Super Mum box of treats including body wash, body butter and bath crystals and a trio of Super Mum candles too. 

spa candle
Park Candles SPA range offers you the chance to soothe, de-stress, restore and revive. The SPA Onsen Scented Candle has an amazing citrus fragrance which will leave your room feeling fresh. There is no need to go to a professional SPA when you can enjoy all the bliss from the comfort of your own home.

zero water jug
Zero Water is the only water filter brand that removes 99.6% of all dissolved solids in tap water. Zero Water feel so passionate about what they do that they provide a free water quality meter with all of their jugs. Perfect gift for an active Mum.

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Bake A Cake For Mother's Day

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When it comes to Mother's Day I am a little old fashioned. I don't like expensive gifts, cards or anything else really that costs too much. For me I love something personal and if possible home made. I think there is nothing better than getting a home made gift from your little ones. They have put thought, time, love in to it and that is the best gift of all.

As little J has started to enjoy baking I am hoping this year he will make my favourite cake perfect for Mothers Day and Easter time, Simnel Cake. 

For those that would like to get busy in the kitchen for Mother's Day check out this delicious recipe.

simnel cake
250g mixed dried fruit (a mixture of sultanas, currants, raisins and candied mixed peel)
1 orange, zested and juiced
500g pack marzipan
250g pack butter, softened
200g light brown soft sugar
4 eggs, plus 1 beaten to glaze
175g plain flour
100g ground almonds
1 lemon, zested
2 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g glacé cherries, halved
3 tbsp apricot jam

Pre heat the oven to 150C/130C fan/gas 2. In a bowl place the mixed dried fruit, orange juice and zest. Then you will need to add 2 tbsp water. Next you will need to cover the mixture and pop in to the microwave 2 mins. The mixture then needs to be left so it can cool down completely. If you do not have access to a microwave then you can heat in a pan on a very low heat,  stirring now and then until the liquid has been absorbed and leave to cool.

Roll out approx 1/3 of the marzipan and now you can use the base of your 20cm cake tin as a template to cut out a circle. Set aside any offcuts and 2/3's of the marzipan for later. Next you will need to line your cake tin with butter and a double layer of parchment. 

Place the butter and sugar in a bow and beat together until creamy. Now you can add the eggs, flour, almonds, baking soda, lemon zest, mixed spice and vanilla. You will need to mix until well combined. Add your cooled soaked dried fruit and fold in the cherries.

To make the bottom layer of your cake you will need to scrape half the cake mixture into the tin. Top with the disc of marzipan, then the remaining cake mixture, and level the top with a spatula. Bake for 2 hrs. Check it’s cooked by inserting a skewer to the centre of the cake, if any wet mixture clings to the skewer, return to the oven for another 10 mins, then check again. Cool in the tin for 15 mins, then turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

Brush the top of the cake with apricot jam. Roll out half of the remaining marzipan and use the base of the cake as a template to cut out another disc. Place it on top of the cake and crimp the edges, if you like. Roll the remaining marzipan into 11 equal-sized balls for the apostles. Brush the marzipan with beaten egg and arrange the apostles in a circle on top around the outside, and brush them with a little egg too. Put under a hot grill for a minute or two until just starting to caramelise – be very careful as the marzipan will burn easily. Leave to cool and wrap a ribbon around the cake, if you like. Will keep for up to a week in a sealed tin

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Dear Mum Journal - From You To Me

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front cover of a Dear Mum from you to me journalisms
Anyone who knows me knows I have books and pads for everything. I write everything down. I am always writing lists, blog ideas, notes and I always get a new diary at Christmas too. Writing your thoughts and ideas down is a great way to save your memories and look back on them later in life. When I found From You to Me I instantly loved the idea so I was so pleased when I got the chance to receive a Dear Mum Journal - From You to Me
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