The best Valentine’s gifts for new mums

Valentine's gifts for mums

by Samantha Ball |
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Valentine's Day is the perfect day to shower those most special to you with love. And what better way to show a new mum how special they are, than with a meaningful Valentine's Day gift for new mums?

Whatever the situation, Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to really spoil the Mum in your life — whether she's the mother of your child, your own mum, or a mummy friend who deserves a Galentine's Day treat. There are also plenty of Valentine's gifts for the family who deserve some love.

To make the day even more special, you can dress your baby up in the sweetest Valentine's inspired baby outfits, or get them their very own Valentine's baby gift!

Best Valentine's gifts for new mums 2024

Best afternoon tea

Any mum would be delighted to answer the door to this hamper, especially one with a soft spot for chocolate although it includes both sweet and savoury choices. Inside you'll find:

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea for two
Letterbox Brownie Selection
Valentine’s Cupcake Selection
Piglet’s Panty Chocolate Bar

Reviews and Features Editor Emily Gilbert said: "I was so impressed with this afternoon tea hamper. Everything had been packaged really well and was in perfect condition, even after the long journey. It was clearly all made with high-quality ingredients and everything tasted incredible - I especially had a soft spot for the scones and red velvet cupcakes!"

Pros

  • Comes with a wide selection of tasty treats
  • Can be delivered straight to mum's front door
  • Well packaged

Cons

  • Limited cupcake flavours

Best Hand-Tied Bouquet

This beautiful bouquet has 21 stems including roses, eucalyptus, alstroemeria, eryngium and limonium. The soft shades of pink make a perfect Valentine's gift.

One review said: "Great next day service, arriving at the allocated time. Beautiful flowers, what's not to like!"

Pros

  • Hand-tied bouquet
  • Sourced from responsible growers
  • Free greetings card included

Cons

  • Take up to 48 hours to bloom

Best Satin Pyjamas

Every mum deserves a set of pyjamas that makes them feel great, and this satin set does just that. They're a comfortable fit and look elegant too.

Mother&Baby Content Writer Samantha Ball said: "These pyjamas are incredibly comfortable and have a lovely silky feel. They fit nicely and the shorts aren't tight on the waist. They feel and look luxurious too."

Pros

  • Feel and look luxurious
  • Flattering fit
  • Affordable compared to other satin pyjamas

Cons

  • No onsite reviews

Best Mummy Mug

This will quickly become mums favourite mug for their hot drinks! Emma Bridgewater has some stunning designs and what is more suitable for Valentine's Day than this adorable heart print with Mummy printed across it? It's a half pint size making it ideal for a much needed large mug of tea for mum!

One review said: "Perfect gift for my mother. Cute and colourful, the mug is perfectly sized for a cup of tea.'

Pros

  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Great sized mug

Cons

  • Quite large, so make sure there's room in your cupboard

Best personalised gift

There's bound to be a special date in your dairy that you will never forget. Maybe it's the day your baby was born or the day you found out you were going to be parents, and what better way to save that precious moment than with a map of the stars at that moment in time.

One review said: "This a fantastic and unique way to commemorate a special shared moment. Its also really well presented. Being able to contact the seller to amend delivery details was reassuring and really helped"

Pros

  • Personalised to specific date and location
  • Unique gift idea
  • Different colour options

Cons

  • Can be expensive depending on poster size

Best skincare gift

Pregnant mums will be incredibly grateful for this more than lovely bundle! Containing a Tummy Rub Butter, Pregnancy Boob Tube, Lucky Legs Cooling Gel and Mama Shower Milk, all the soreness and discomfort that comes with the changes in pregnancy will be soothed away with this pampering set.

One review said: "Purchased for my daughter in law who's pregnant with my first grandbaby. She loves the products. They're soothing and concentrated, so will last a while. Packaging is beautiful too, all round an excellent purchase."

Pros

  • Soothes stressed skin
  • Worth £72
  • Ideal gift for pregnant mamas

Cons

  • Slightly more expensive than other bundles

Best personalised jewellery gift

This treasured necklace combines your family’s names, made with up to three rings, available in sterling silver, 18ct yellow gold or 18c rose gold.

One review said: "A really beautiful, personalised necklace that has great made my sister really happy! Thanks so much!"

Pros

  • Completely personalised
  • Different metal options

Cons

  • Lettering is small

Best photobook gift

This mini photobook can be filled with memories of mum and her partner or children for a truly special gift. It has a hard photo cover, and glossy paper with photos printed on.

Pros

  • Makes a beautiful keepsake
  • Up to 40 pages

Cons

  • There are no onsite product reviews

Best diffuser gift

Ideal for new mums who are struggling to find time to relax and take time out, an aromatherapy diffuser will make the room smell divine and encourage a bit of relaxation. (Pure essential oils aren't recommended for babies so read the instructions, and if in doubt, use when baby has gone to bed in a different room.)

One review said: "This is a brilliant diffuser. It works well with Alexa and has an intuitive app that lets you set a schedule for when to work. It gives of a good scent and the lighting is very pretty."

Pros

  • Creates a relaxing atmosphere
  • Makes a great gift for the household

Cons

  • Can't be used when baby is in the room

Best personalised book gift

Wonderbly Our Love Story
Price: £26.99

www.wonderbly.com

The "Our Love Story: Valentine's Day Edition" book from Wonderbly is a heartfelt and personalised gift that captures your unique love journey. With customisable details to suit you and your other half, you'll answer questions about the things you love about your partner and Wonderbly will create ten personalised love poems on illustrated postcards. this beautifully illustrated book tells your romantic tale in a charming and whimsical way. Perfect for Valentine's Day or any special occasion, it's a keepsake that celebrates the magic of your love story.

One review said: "I’ve been married to my wife for more than 20 years. This book said everything I’ve always been wanting to say to her, but didn’t know how."

Pros

  • Personalised to you and your partner
  • Can add in photos
  • Unique gift they'll keep forever

Cons

  • More expensive for a hardcover or layflat book

How do I choose the right gift?

It's worth noting what mum cherishes and loves. Does she have a favourite skincare brand for some selfcare? Or does she adore personalised items, or hold on to items with a lot of sentiment?

From jewellery to chocolates, there are an array of items you can choose from.

Samantha Ball  is a Commercial Content Writer and freelanced for the Mother&Baby 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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