At Lulu + Belle, we make so many pieces of our jewellery for all kinds of Mums. Over the last year, we have seen countless gift notes and well wishes for new Mums. We know how difficult it has been to send a special and meaningful gift to that amazing new Mum in your life. She may be your best friend, sister, wife, partner or even your daughter. We wanted to help you find the perfect new Mum gift, so we have put together a list of Irish Gifts for New Mums; which supports just some of the amazing businesses we have right here in Ireland.
Our Top 3 Lulu + Belle Gifts for New Mums
We have seen first hand just how thoughtful and sentimental our customers have been throughout the pandemic. In particular, we have received so many messages from customers looking for the perfect piece of jewellery for a new Mum. Here is a list of our Top 3 Gifts for New Mums from Lulu + Belle:
1. 'Stamped Edge Personalised Necklace' - Our personalised necklace with a hand-stamped edge is a lovely, simple necklace with a medium sized disc personalised with the names, words or dates of your choice. This necklace is perfect to mark the date of a new baby's arrival. There is also an option to add a birthstone charm of your choice to this necklace. This piece is a great present for new Mum.
2. 'Date and Initial Necklace' - Our date and initial necklace is the perfect keepsake necklace, as it is personalised just for you, with the initial and important date of your choice. This is the perfect necklace to mark the birth of a baby and a lovely sentiment for a new Mum.
3. 'Initial Bracelet with Birthstone' - Our gold initial bracelet with birthstone is a pretty, delicate bracelet featuring a suspended birthstone and a very tiny initial disc suspended on the bracelet chain. This would make the perfect gift for new mother - choose their little one's birthstone and initial to create a staple piece she will never want to take off!
Top Irish Gifts for New Mums from Irish Businesses we Love
Food: We asked some New Mums what they would like to receive as a gift for the arrival of their little one. Many suggested food - something to make life a little easier for the first few weeks at home with their baby. We reached out to 2 amazing companies who provide handmade, ready to cook meals; Eatto and Kayla's Kitchen.
Looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for a new Mum? What better gift to give than the gift of time! A box packed full of delicious handmade meals (desserts too !) delivered right to their doorstep, the perfect helping hand every new Mum will appreciate. The "New Baby Handmade Meal Box" also comes with the option to attach a personal note, the perfect way to congratulate a new Mum!
Visit all of Eatto's New Parent Care Packages here.
Kayla's kitchen have created a hamper of wholesome meals perfect for when baby arrives. Kayla's Kitchen describe it best: 'The evidence shows us that postpartum food should be comforting, warming, easy to digest, tasty, and of course, hassle-free! All boxes ticked in our New Mums Hamper selected by us in collaboration with the Doula Association of Ireland. The selected dishes include quite a nice variety of flavours, as well as a vegetarian/vegan option, are relatively high in calories and bursting with micronutrients, the little miracle workers we have learned are true heroes for supporting a recovering, perhaps breastfeeding, body and rebuilding strength. Collagen is a superfood for rebuilding tissues, we roast fresh beef and lamb bones to bring out all the flavours, then simmer for hours to release the collagen and bone marrow. These stocks are then used in all soups, stews and casseroles. We love that these dishes can all be eaten just as they are or they can be dressed up in all kinds of delicious ways, like a dollop of live probiotic yogurt or a handful of spinach or a side of broccoli. There is no better way to take care of our new amazing Mums !'
3. 'Three Fools Coffee' - Check out Three Fools Coffee online shop to create the perfect At-Home Brewing kit to gift a new Mum who most definitely needs her coffee! We chose a few items from their shop that we think a brand new Mother would love. They have an amazing range of At-Home Brewing kits so be sure to check out their full online store here.
'Three Fools Coffee Tasting Box' - Each month Three Fools Coffee do a Tasting box across the range of coffees they currently have in stock. This is a great way to experience many different coffees from many different regions using many different processes.
'Pink Ceramic V60' by Three Fools Coffee - choose from a range of Aeropress', French presses or in this case, a Pink V60 (that we couldn't resist including) to help your new mum brew the perfect cup at home.
Pamper/ Much Needed TLC Gifts for New Mums:
4. "New Born Box" by the Wild Child Shop. Perfect for a baby shower or as a new baby gift. This newborn box comes presented in a Wild Child eco-friendly gift box and wrapping. This set includes an organic cotton zip Babygrow from the brand L’oved Baby, a birth announcement sign, wooden milestone blocks and a braided cotton Soother Clip. Gift boxes can be sent directly to the recipient with a handwritten gift card included.
Shop the 'New Born Box - light Grey' by Wild Child Shop.
5. 'Aromatherapy Gift Box' by Tinnock Farm.
Tinnock Farm is an Irish brand lovingly hand-crafting natural soy candles and cold process soaps in rural Tippeary using high quality essential oils. Everything is hand-made on a small scale and is beautifully and mindfully gift packaged. You will be tempted to keep this gift for yourself !
The Aromatherapy Gift Box, including an aromatherapy candle and soap, is perfect for someone who needs a moment of calm and mindfulness.
Kirsten the creator of Tinnock Farm says: 'Our goods are made with simplicity and sustainability in mind, and are made in small batches in rural Ireland.'
6. 'Mum & Baby Sleepy Eye Deluxe Gift Box' / 'New Mum Gift Box' by Baba Box.
'Mum & Baby Sleepy Eye Deluxe Gift Box' - This unisex Mum & baby gift box includes a beautiful selection of handpicked gifts, makes a perfect gift for a new Mum and baby. With lots of Irish products included from babywear to balms, soap and chocolate.
'New Mum Gift Box' - The New Mum Gift box is perfect for a new mama, packed full of thoughtful treats to help a new mum relax and feel looked after. With lots of Irish brands and products included from coffee to chocolate, bath soaks and skin care.
7. 'Because You're Amazing' Gift Set by The Handmade Soap Company
The road to lovely starts here. Full of essential oils, and made from the finest natural ingredients, the Because You're Amazing gift set brings the gorgeous scent of lemongrass and cedarwood to your shower routine. It's everything your skin needs to feel amazing, because you are amazing !
Shop 'Because You're Amazing' Gift Set by the Handmade Soap Company.
8. 'Little Dutch Memory Box' available at KID store. A memory box is a sentimental and unique gift for a new Mum who wants to capture every moment shared with their little one! It makes the perfect present for any new Mummy. Make sure to check out KID Store's full online shop which is full of beautifully designed products for Mum and baby.
Treasure the memories of baby’s childhood with this luxury Little Dutch memory box. It offers plenty of options for storing keepsakes of the important milestones in a personal and creative way. Both parents and children will love to discover together all these memories and treasures kept safe in this stunning box.
Prints/ Cards by Irish Artists:
9. Rachel Corcoran's gorgeous range of Prints and Cards makes for a unique present for new Mums. Rachel's work is inspired by vintage ephemera and old botanical prints. Her beautifully hand-drawn illustrations have a nostalgic feel and a great hint of Irish whit! We chose a few of Rachel's prints that we felt would suit the brief of Gifts for New Mums. Be sure to check out her full shop here.
1. 'Proud of You' + 'Champion Parents' cards. Cards are A6 size (4.2 × 5.8") and blank inside for your own special message. Printed on beautiful FSC-certified cream card, with an accompanying 100% recycled kraft envelope. My designs are more than just greeting cards, and can be cleverly framed and cherished as miniature thoughtful prints also. Proudly plastic-free, and lovingly handmade in Dublin, Ireland
2. 'Tough Irish Woman' Print - after all, that's what new mums are made of! An original digital illustration by Rachel Corcoran, created in 2019. This print celebrates the unique strength, spirit, and determination that every Irish woman holds. The original quote is by the trail-blazing Irish Hollywood actress Maureen O’Hara, and Rachel has lettered her inspiring words with her distinctive script, surrounded by illustrated botanical elements, which includes a ladybird and queen bee. Printed on high quality FSC certified cream paper.
10. Claudine O'Sullivan's beautifully hand drawn pencil illustrations also make for a unique and special gift for a new mum. Claudine's distinctive and colourful work depicts precious moments between animals which we think would make the perfect addition to a new baby's nursery; reflective of the bond between Mother and Baby. Make sure you check out Claudine's gorgeous range of prints here.
1. 'Magpies' - Two For Joy, a fine art giclee print printed on 250gsm gesso paper. Each print is signed by Claudine. The original illustration was created using colouring pencils.
2. 'Penguins' - a fine art giclee print printed on 250gsm gesso paper. Each print is signed by Claudine. The original illustration was created using colouring pencils.
11. Flore Design are an Irish dried flower company creating the most beautiful bouquets, wreaths and bespoke bunches. Dried flowers make the perfect gift for new mums - all the beauty without the hassle!
'Our approach is very artisanal. Our bouquets and bunches are mainly made to order. We work with a wide range of dried and preserved flowers that we curate and hand pick to offer unique and creative designs. Our inspiration comes from nature and colour is also very important to us. We like to create bouquets /arrangements that have a wild and natural look, with an elegant touch. Dried flowers are great for this, since there's so many different flowers that add texture and movement to all creations. In addition, dried flowers are long lasting and require almost zero maintenance, which makes them very appealing to our customers' - Flore
Visit Flore's Instagram page to follow and order their gorgeous products.
12. Under the Willow Print Co. are an Irish print company who handcraft the most gorgeous illustrated prints and cards. Designed and founded by Joan King, each print/card is consciously made using earth friendly and recyclable materials. Under the Willow's designs have a contemporary, distinctive look that will complete any feature wall! We had a look through Under the Willow's shop and found the perfect present for new mums to hang in their little one's nursery.
1. 'Máthair' Print - A simple and contemporary designed art print with the Irish word “Máthair” meaning mother. All artwork is printed on archival quality paper with premium, matte black ink and with the proper care can last a lifetime. Made in Ireland.
2. 'Dream Big Little One' Print - A simple and contemporary print of a sleeping fox cub with the words “Dream Big Little One”. The perfect addition to any modern nursery or kids room. All artwork is printed on archival quality paper with premium, matte black ink and with the proper care can last a lifetime. Made in Ireland.
Visit Under the Willow Print Co. website to see the full collection.
13. Pickled Pom Pom is a small Irish design studio founded by Laura Dempsey; a designer and illustrator with industry experience in Childrenswear. Pickled Pom Pom provides a range of cards and prints - designed to spread some joy and light. They do exactly that by incorporating vibrant colours and humour into their hand-drawn products. We had a look through Pickled Pom Pom's website and found the perfect gifts for new moms to add to their nursery wall.
Visit Pickled Pom Pom's full online store to view the full collection.
1. 'How Wonderful Life is Now You're in the World' Print - Perfect for music lovers - quote from the Elton John song 'Your Song'.
2. 'Nature Baby' - A fully customisable baby name print. Such a beautiful gift to celebrate a brand new arrival. Add babies name and date of birth.
3. 'Baby, baby it's a Wild World' Print - Perfect for music lovers - quote is from the Cat Stevens song; printed on beautifully textured watecolour paper.
4. 'Rain-bow Name-oh!' - Customise this sweet a4 print with any name or quote of your choice.
And that's our guide to the Top Irish Gifts for New Mums ! We hope you found this helpful in supporting Irish and to find that perfect gift for the new Mum in your life. Thank you to all the amazing Irish businesses for letting us share your gorgeous products.
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