If there was ever a year to get a new or expecting mum an incredible Christmas gift, it’s 2020. Pregnancy and parenting is no easy vice, and doing it during a global pandemic, without your friends or family near is even more challenging.
If someone you know is a soon-to-be mum or has just become a mother, we’ve rounded up the best gifts to make them feel special, plus they’re practical, so they’ll actually use them too – no new parent needs extra clutter after all!
1. For Me-Time
Early morning feeds, late night nappy changes. If there’s one thing, a mum needs, it’s me-time. It may not happen often, but make sure
when they do have five minutes peace, it’s pure bliss.
For this, there is no better recommendation than the L’Occitane Almond Milky Bath. One of the most luxurious bath treatments – well, ever, this will help them to forget about all the stresses of motherhood or challenges of pregnancy. The milky formula contains almond milk and almond oil, a dreamy concoction that’ll nourish and condition the skin, while the creamy almond scents relaxes and comforts the senses.
2. For Her Body
A woman’s body is ‘all-in’ when it comes to pregnancy. The transformation is incredible and beautiful, but equally, it puts a lot of stress on the skin. Because of this, a gift that’ll pamper a new or expecting mum from head to toe will be the gift that keeps giving.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is a perfect choice. The luxurious dry oil was made by expecting mother Aliza Jabès, back in 1991, because she couldn’t find a pregnancy-safe body oil to keep stretch marks at bay. Fast-forward almost thirty years and Huile Prodigieuse is an icon! It has a 98% natural formula with seven 100% botanical oils, plus a unique dry texture, which is ideal for busy mums.
3. For Breast-Feeding
If you know they’re breastfeeding, buy them the Mustela Maternite Nursing Comfort Balm. It’s really as simple as that – it’ll be the easiest gift you give, and the best one they receive – there’s no doubt about it.
Breastfeeding isn’t a walk in the park; it can also be painful, so the comforting balm will be a welcome relief for nursing mothers. The clinically-proven formula helps to minimise cracks and irritations thanks to its key ingredients are Omega 6 and 9, which are known for their nourishing properties. Because of its natural formula, and melting texture, mums can use the balm safely during nursing.
4. For Tired Eyes
Beauty sleep? That’s old news when you become a parent; you’re either tossing and turning during pregnancy or yo-yo-ing from bed for nappy changes. As a result, dark circles can creep in, which is why the Dermalogica Age Smart Biolumin-C Eye Serum will light up their eyes (excuse the pun).
Made with a powerful boost of vitamin C, this eye cream means business – mums are too busy for anything else! The vegan formula brightens dark circles, plus firm and hydrates the skin, all the while reducing puffiness.