3 Food Gifts For New Mums

Posted on: 21 November 2016

New babies are showered with gifts and attention from the moment they're born, but don't forget about mum. New mums need some love too, especially when they're recovering physically and emotionally from the birth of their child. They'll appreciate a gift that's just for them in those early days as they adjust to family life with a newborn. Here are three food gifts that are perfect for new mums:

Chocolate Bouquet

Some new mums are adopting the same ban on fresh flowers at home that many hospitals are enforcing. There are concerns that bacteria can populate and spread as a result of the water that flowers are kept in not being changed often enough. As newborns are so vulnerable to illness, a chocolate bouquet is the perfect gift for new mums who love receiving flowers, but aren't too keen on having fresh flowers around their baby. You can pick the chocolates you want to be included in your gift, and they will be attached to artificial stems and arranged into a bouquet. Your gift can be delivered in a ribbon-tied gift box, so it's a good option if you don't live close enough to the recipient to visit.

Luxury Hamper

Newborns aren't known for their love of sleep or their independent living skills, so in those early days, mum is going to be exhausted and often won't have time to sit down and enjoy a good meal. So, what a treat it would be to have a luxury gift hamper to dip into in between feeds and changes. Choose a hamper with the recipient's favourite foods and she'll miss those dinners out at fancy restaurants a little less. If the recipient loves her coffee, give a hamper with a selection of single origin coffees, syrups, chocolate covered espresso beans and a mug. If she enjoys savoury treats, opt for a hamper that has a selection of chutneys, crackers and cheeses. Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy preserves, truffles, candied fruits and handmade biscuits.

Snack Basket

New mums often feel hungry when they're up during the night to feed and tend to their baby, so a snack basket with healthy, energy-dense food will be appreciated. They can feed the baby and refuel at the same time without having to find the energy to make a midnight snack. A basket containing nuts, protein bars, dried fruit and multigrain crackers will keep mum going through the night.

Keep the recipient's personality in mind when choosing a food gift for her to enjoy, and she'll appreciate you thinking about her.