Christmas gifts for mum that she’ll love

Christmas gifts for mum

by Samantha Ball |
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Whether you're looking for Christmas gifts for mum or are wanting to send your family some inspiration on what you'd like, then you've come to the right place.

We know that you'll be busy buying Christmas gifts for your baby that you might not have had chance to think about what you might actually as a Christmas gift this year. And while nothing can beat the precious gift you have with your little bundle of joy, there's nothing like a thoughtful or pampering gift that can help to make you feel appreciated.

Best Christmas gifts for mum at a glance:

Best personalised Christmas gift ideas for mums: Mummy's Magic Hugs - buy here on Wonderbly.
Best jewellery Christmas gift ideas for mums: Birthstone Signature Name Necklace - buy here on Abbot Lyon.
Best cosy Christmas gift ideas for mums: Linea Supersoft Robe - buy here on House of Fraser.

From gifts mum will use every day, to ones she can cherish forever, Mother & Baby round up the best gifts to buy mum this year.

Best personalised Christmas gift ideas for mums

The Mummy's Magic Hugs book captures beautiful moments between a child and their mum. With beautiful illustrations and words to bring the message to life, it's a special book to gift mum that she'll love reading to her little one.

One review said: "I love how sweet the story and illustrations are, and the message they convey." Another wrote: "The relationship between the mother and child is so warm and wholesome."

Pros

  • Preview all pages before buying
  • Beautifully illustrated
  • Completely personalised

Cons

  • Additional costs for cover changes
Dimensions:23 x 23cm
Cover material:Soft, sturdy, hardbac
Page length:30
  • Personalised
  • Beautifully illustrated
  • High quality paper

Best makeup Christmas gift ideas for mums

Whether she's heading out with her pals for a much-deserved break or hiring a babysitter and heading to a New Year's Eve party, this ICONIC London make-up set has everything she needs to get her party face on. It includes six products (an eyeshadow palette, blush, shimmer, glow mist, mascara and eye brushes), which are worth £120, so you're essentially getting it for half price, a bargain!

Reviewed by Arabella Horspool, our Commercial Content Writer: "A fabulous gift set for those who love collecting and experimenting with makeup. Most of the contents are full-size, so it's great value for money, especially when you know it's not only vegan but cruelty-free as well! As for the packaging, it's beautifully presented in a soft pink box."

Pros

  • Cruelty free and vegan products
  • Nice consistency and easy to use

Cons

  • One product is a mini version
Cruelty free:Yes
  • 1 x mini Illuminator
  • 1 x triple threat mascara
  • 1 x prep-set-glow
  • 1 x smokey eye secret baked eyeshadow palette
  • 1 x ultimate eye brush duo
  • 1 x sheer blush

Best bag Christmas gift ideas for mums

Made from recycled plastics and coated to make it weather and water resistant, the Finchley Recycled Canvas bag from ROKA London bags is lightweight and durable. It has plenty of space and inside pockets that mean you can keep everything organised.

One review said: "This was bought as a gift but am sure the recipient will be delighted with it. It looks well made, a good size and lovely purple colour. I would definitely recommend."

Pros

  • Huge array of colours to choose from
  • Weather resistant
  • Durable

Cons

  • Some might not like the vibrant colours
Dimensions small:34 x 25 x 12cm
Dimensions medium:42 x 28 x 13cm
Lining material:Recycled nylon
  • Weather resistant
  • Water resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Two sizes available
  • Different colour choices

Best bauble Christmas gift ideas for mums

Beautifully designed and perfect for a new mums first Christmas, the Wreath Name Bauble is hand painted for a traditional look. You can choose a name to feature in the centre of the bauble, making it a lovely, personalised decoration that mum will cherish.

Pros

  • Hand painted
  • Traditional look
  • Option to personalise

Cons

  • Longer delivery times
Dimensions:7cm
Material:Ceramic with high gloss glaze
  • Hand painted
  • Option to personalise

Best jewellery Christmas gift ideas for mums

A beautiful gift, especially for a first time mum, the Birthstone Signature Name Necklace is personalised to baby's name and their birthstone to create this gorgeous necklace. You can choose your chain design, along with adding the name and birthstone personalisation, and even adjust the chain length.

One customer wrote: "I’ve bought a few things and they have all been lovely and I can wear in the shower etc and they look brilliant still. Love this necklace. It’s so sweet and elegant with my baby daughters name on it. Thank you!"

Pros

  • Completely personalised
  • Beautiful jewelery and keepsake

Cons

  • Custom made to order so can take up to three weeks for delivery
  • No tarnishing
  • 2 years warranty

Best diary Christmas gift ideas for mums

Papier have a beautiful selection of diaries and planners, from wellness to every day. We love this Joy 2024 Diary that any Mum would love - especially if she loves to be organised! It comes in multiple colours, can be personalised and you can also get other patterns and themes on the Papier website.

One review said: "Love the designs of the diaries - buy them every year. Customer service is excellent with very prompt delivery."

Pros

  • A variety of designs
  • Can be personalised
  • Different sizes to choose from

Cons

  • No onsite reviews
Dimensions:15.3 x 21.5cm
Cover material:Hardback or silk paper
Number of pages:96
  • Runs from January 1st 2024 to January 5th 2025
  • Different cover options
  • Mix of dotted, grid and lined paper

Best travel mug Christmas gift ideas for mums

The Guardian Collection Travel Mug can hold up to 530ml and will help keep drinks hot for up to five hours or cold up to 14 hours. It's a great gift for mum, we know how easy our hot drinks can go cold while being distracted, so you'll not have to worry about another cold tea or coffee again.

One customer wrote: "As someone who consistently drinks hot beverages throughout the day I put a good bit of research into buying a new flask. I hate buying something and then realising it is not fit for purpose, so frustrating and wasteful. But this flask is amazing, when the lid is all clipped together properly it WONT leak. I comes with me to work, on a hike, to the cinema. Great capacity for larger drinks as well as a smaller coffee. The colour is really on trend just now but I love that it is still quite classic and isn't gimmicky. Looking forward to spending many many years with this guy. 10/10 would recommend!"

Pros

  • Fits most vehicle cup holders
  • Integrated mug handle with soft grip

Cons

  • Doesn't come in other colours
Dimensions:13 x 8 x 20cm
Volume:530ml
  • Durable stainless steel
  • Cool to touch
  • Integrated mug handle
  • Slide lock lid

Best keyring Christmas gift ideas for mums

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Best Christmas gift ideas for mums First My Mum Forever My Friend Keyring
Price: £6 (was £14.99)

katieloxton.com

With the option to personalise, the First My Mum Forever My Friend Keyring is a simple yet thoughtful reminder to mum that she's loved. It's a lovely colour, and even comes in a a chic white gift box, so you don't have to worry about finding one for it!

One review said: "Beautiful Keyring, my mum loved it!! Gorgeous packaging as always!" Another wrote: "Such a cute sentimental gift to match her bag and purse I have bought over the last year!"

Pros

  • Beautifully presented
  • Thoughtful gift

Cons

  • It might be smaller than expected
Dimensions:6.3 x 4.5 x 0.5cm
Material:PU
Colour choices:1

Best diffuser Christmas gift ideas for mums

Best Christmas gift ideas for mums  Electric Diffuser Gift Set
Price: £24 (was £30)

www.marksandspencer.com

This Electric Diffuser Gift Set comes with a calming essential oil, to help mum relax at night. It also has a warm illuminating LED light to help really calm the mood.

One customer wrote: "I absolutely love it, it’s working at the moment making my home smell wonderful. It’s just what I wanted, small, compact, nice looking and the price is good too."

Pros

  • Up to six hours of aromas with auto stop feature
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Atmospheric LED lighting

Cons

  • May be temperamental
Dimensions:18 x 16 x 10.5cm
Run time:Up to 6 hours
  • Delicate fragrance mist
  • Warm lighting
  • Auto Stop feature

Best alcohol Christmas gift ideas for mums

This Fever-Tree Ultimate Citrust Gift Pack gin set makes a lovely gift for a mum who loves a good G&T. Complete with their very own gin glass and gorgeously presented in this lovely gift box, it also has a handle for easy gifting.

One review said: "Bought as a gift, really nicely packaged. Recipient was delighted." Another wrote: "We purchased this for a close friends birthday. The price was competitive with other retailers and our friend really enjoyed the selection."

Pros

  • Comes with a gin glass
  • Includes handle for carrying
  • Beautifully presented

Cons

  • No reviews yet
Dimensions:N/A
Alcohol by volume:40%
Suitable for vegans:Yes
  • 1 x 200ml Fever-Tree tonic water
  • 1 x 5cl Slingsby Gin
  • 1 x Fever-Tree copa glass

Best keepsake Christmas gift ideas for mums

Best Christmas gift ideas for mums Baby Casting Kit
Price: $14.95

Every parent loves a keepsake, so the Baby Casting Kit is definitely a lovely and thoughtful idea! With everything included to make a cast of the baby's hands and/or feet, the set has easy to follow instructions to create the castings. There are also multiple casting colour choices, so you can opt for a standard silver, or go for gold, blue or other choices!

One review said: "I did find it very difficult to do on my own at first. I got this when my son was 3 weeks, we tried and he didn’t like it so we put it away to try again in a month. We tried today and it really worked well! Make sure you have 2 people. We messed up a few times, but you get a lot of product so it really didn’t matter at all! Get one person to hold the baby and one to hold the cup! Results are lovely and a great keepsake."

Pros

  • Lasting keepsake
  • Everything included

Cons

  • You need two people to help create this
  • Instructions
  • 500g alginate impression powder
  • 800g herculite stone casting plaster
  • 20ml metallic paint
  • 1 x paintbrush

Best slipper Christmas gift ideas for mums

Best Christmas gift ideas for mums Cozy Microwaveable Boots
Price: £22 (was £25)

www.prezzybox.com

These Cozy Microwavable Boots come in colours grey, cream, and pink and have an inner lining that can be popped in the microwave for super toasty feet. They smell amazing too, with a lavender scent.

Pros

  • Vegan friendly
  • Smell amazing

Cons

  • No onsite reviews
Available in sizes:3 - 7
Microwave safe:Yes
  • Slipper Size 3-7
  • Scented with relaxing lavender
  • Fully microwavable
  • Vegan friendly

Best Christmas hamper gift ideas for mums

Unlike traditional hampers where there are often products still in the kitchen cupboard the following year, this Food and Drink Christmas Hamper means you can choose exactly what you want to go in it, so nothing goes to waste. Select as many items as you like from each category, and all products will arrive in a festive hamper box with shred and your personal message handwritten.

One review said: "Used your service for the first time and our new mum loves the present – will use you again – great value and much better than flowers."

Pros

  • Choose exactly what goes into the hamper
  • Choice of food and drinks
  • Festively wrapped

Cons

  • Added iems cost extra
Dimensions:N/A
  • Food options
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Alcoholic options

Best cosy Christmas gift ideas for mums

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Best Christmas gift ideas for mums Linea Supersoft Robe
Price: £32 (was £39.99)

www.houseoffraser.co.uk

This Linea Supersoft Robe is made from luxurious fleece fabric, is a maxi robe with long sleeves and features a hood, pockets, a waist tie, and satin detailing. It’s machine-washable too and will keep new mums nice and cosy, plus the baby will also love how soft it is.

One review said: "I bought one of these for myself a year or so ago. I love how soft it is and the fact it really is full length. It washes beautifully too and dries in no time. I’ve since bought another one as my daughter-in-law loved it so much she asked for one for her birthday."

Pros

  • Machine washable
  • Super soft

Cons

  • Might be too thick for warmer months
Sizes:S, M and L
  • Long sleeves
  • Tie fastening
  • Hooded
  • 2 pockets
  • Machine washable

Best device Christmas gift ideas for mums

Even the most avid of book-readers fall behind with their to-be-read pile when a new baby comes along. It’s hard to balance a book and turn pages with one hand, so with the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition, a new mum can indulge in a good story while doing the night feeds.

One review said: "This is the first Kindle I have ever owned and I love it! It is simple to use and lightweight enough to keep in my handbag. No more boring waiting around for late appointments, I just whip out my kindle and carry on reading. Just fab!"

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Protective covers sold separately
Dimensions:17.4 x 12.5 x 8.1cm
Storage: 32 GB
  • Without ads
  • Extended battery life
  • Wireless charging

Best massage Christmas gift ideas for mums

A massage that's specially suitable for all stages of pregnancy after the first trimester. With the added comfort of a pregnancy cushion, the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape is a wonderful gift. With choices of a 60-minute massage and skin detoxifying treatment.

One review said: "My friend and I had a fantastic day at Como Shambhala Wellness Spa. This was our 3rd year and each time we felt we were well treated. I love their ginger tea and smoothie!"

Pros

  • Suitable for pregnancy
  • Luxury treatment

Cons

  • Only available in London
  • Gym
  • Steam Room
  • Restaurant

Best mug Christmas gift ideas for mums

Perfect for mums, this stoneware Hey There Mama Bear! Handmade Hidden Message Mug is a lovely gift and reminder to mum that she really is doing a great job. You can even add a Papa Bear mug too.

One review said: "Have now bought two of these mugs for the missus. The mugs are well made and stand up to our caffeine addiction and constant dishwasher use. The hidden messages in the bottom just hit the spot and put a big smile on her face."

Pros

  • Select from three different rim colours
  • Hidden message won't fade over time
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe

Cons

  • Some mentioned delivery took some time
Dimensions:7.8 x 10 x 15cm
Material:Stoneware
Dishwasher safe:Yes
Microwave safe:Yes
  • 3 x rim colour choices
  • Reassuring message

Best notebook Christmas gift ideas for mums

Over the years the day mum gave birth can become a little fuzzy, because after all, it was an exhausting time. Present this gorgeous Birthday Letters To My Baby book so she can write about her birth experience and the love for your new bundle, and each year fill it on their birthday with new memories you can cherish forever.

One customer wrote: "I had wanted to purchase this book for sometime and I am thrilled I finally did. It's beautiful and very good quality, I am so pleased with my purchase."

Pros

  • Keep an annual diary of memories
  • Beautiful book

Cons

  • Some thought it might be bigger than an A5 size
  • Change the cover colour

Best figurine Christmas gift ideas for mums

Best Christmas gift ideas for mums Willow Tree New Life Figurine
Price: $54.50
Alternative retailers
Wayfair$45.00View offer
Walmart$50.50View offer

Those first few hours as new parents are hard to explain with all the emotions and love you’re feeling, but this hand-crafted Will Tree New Life Figurine quietly expresses all those feelings of joy at being a new family. It makes a beautiful keepsake and wonderful push present.

One review said: "Bought it for my son and daughter in law, delighted with it, much bigger than I expected, well worth the money." Another reviewer wrote: "This is a proper willow tree ornament and was perfect and the best price I found."

Pros

  • Beautifully hand crafted
  • Keepsake

Cons

  • Very fragile
  • 5 inch hand-painted resin figure

Best Christmas gift ideas for mums gift box

Presented beautifully , this The Christmas Party Gift Box is perfect for mums this festive season. It has a face mask, foot recovery cream, bottle of prosecco and even some sparkly socks to help her through her festive celebrations.

One review said: "I just received the loveliest Don't Buy Her Flower’s package from 2 wonderful friends- just so thoughtful and perfect for making me feel special and loved."

Pros

  • Helpful gift
  • Presented beautifully

Cons

  • Can't select sock preference or face mask preference
Weight:0.3kg
Dimensions:N/A
  • 1 x sparkly socks
  • 1 x small Prosecco
  • 1 x face mask
  • 1 x party feet recovery

What mum-to-be Christmas gift should I get?

If this is the last Christmas before the mum-to-be gives birth, there are still plenty of gifts you can get her from her unborn baby. From sentimental pregnancy keepsakes to relaxing pampering gifts.

Samantha Ball is a Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby and freelanced for the website for two years before joining the team full time. She's a mum of two and loves browsing for the best products and cute outfits.

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