10 Christmas gift ideas for mothers (from independent brands)

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a woman who’s just had a baby, or is expecting one, here are 10 ideas for nourishing, useful and beautiful presents that might appeal to her during this period…

It could be argued that with or without kids, all women have different tastes when it comes to Christmas presents. But we’ve put together 10 gift ideas that might be particularly appealing to women who are pregnant, have just had a baby, or have young kids…

Here are 10 Christmas gift ideas for mothers…

1. Mere Soeur Mother Love enamel pin – £6.25

Black on rose gold enamel pin. Wear it on your leather jacket, or backpack. It has a clutch fastening and measures 24mm. So much of the merchandise aimed at mums is tacky and crap but everything designed by Mere Soeur founder Carrie Anne Roberts manages to be cool and on-trend. And you’re supporting a one-woman business. Buy here.

2. Twenty-nine: Poems on Motherhood – £10

A book of 29 poems on motherhood, offering Annie Ridout’s perspective on both the beauty and challenges we encounter as we take on this new role. Twenty-nine: Poems on motherhood will help other women feel less alone as they navigate pregnancy, birth, the early days with a baby – and beyond. Buy here.

3. Nourish apothecary candle – £22

A delicate combination of rose and frankincense essential oils blended with premium botanical fragrance oils to create a luxurious and nourishing scented soy wax candle. This candle harnesses the healing properties of rose and frankincense essential oils. Rose is known for its ability to balance hormones, relieve anxiety and improve depression. Frankincense for its benefits including stress relief and immune system support. Free postage until 10th December using code: EARLYPOST. Buy here.

4. The Food Doula – nourishing meal delivery – £65+

The Food Doula provides bundles of nourishing and comforting, home-cooked dishes for new parents, so they can spend more time bonding with their new baby. They also send food in other times of change: going back to work, illness or moving house, for example. A food hug when the ebbs and flows of life result in us needing a bit of extra support. Available in the UK. Buy here.

5. Gift voucher for an online course – £15+

Like the idea of gifting a new skill? Give a voucher for an online course. They can use it in their own time and apply to an existing career, or to launching a new one. You’re investing in their future. (And saving the planet from more unwanted material presents). Courses available now: Becoming your own Boss, DIY PR: Securing press your own coverage, How to launch a successful online course. Courses launching in January: How to self-publish; Get your non-fiction book published; Shoot, edit, add captions and upload videos on your iPhone. Buy here.

6. Moments of Life and Style notebook – £25

A notebook of the finest plain pages, traditionally hand bound, for mothers to draw or write their plans. 120 Zen pages, milled in the Lake District – remarkably matte and luxuriously smooth. The cover is hardback and covered in woven cloth, powder pink, inspired by the pastel tower blocks in Hong Kong. Designed in Lincolnshire. Hand bound in Lincolnshire. Proudly British. 13.7cm wide x 21.5cm high (approx A5). Buy here.

7. Good Ordering Classic Backpack – £60

This boxy and compact retro style backpack will fit in lots of items and keep them safe. It is made from quality water resistant nylon with durable PVC binding trim, pinstripe lining and leather branding tag. The bag has a separate padded laptop compartment at the back, gusseted wide opening access to the main section, including inside zip pocket, and practical Velcro flap pockets on the front. Two side slip pockets are perfect storage for a water bottle or umbrella. Dimensions: are 39cm x 28cm x 13cm. Weight: 700g / 1.6lbs. Capacity: 14.2L. Buy here.

8. Ten of Zen mindfulness subscription – £5 a month

THE ZEN SQUAD: For women who want to learn to meditate and stick with it. They receive super affordable, real-time online coaching from mindfulness coach (specifically for mums) Nikki Wilson – and become part of a community of calm-seeking mums. It costs £5 per month and takes 15-mins per week to learn and take part. Buy here.

9. Cult of Youth baby moon studs – £25

Gold-filled stud earrings, packaged up and sent by Cult of Youth Founder Kelly Seymour from her London studio. Though they don’t have ‘mother’ written on them (some of Kelly’s other designs do), these gold moon studs are baby/child-friendly as they don’t dangle down into grabby little hands. Buy here.

10.  The YESMUM affirmations cards – £12.75

Drawing on techniques from mindfulness, yesmum® affirmation cards are your daily pat on the back. A quick, straightforward way to access the power of positive programming and start each day with strength and self-assurance. Place the pack on your bedside table, your desk, near a chair you feed in or next to the kettle; anywhere you are likely to see them on a regular basis. Aim to turn a new card over each morning, read aloud the affirmation and embrace it for the rest of your day. Buy here.

Do you have any Christmas gift ideas for mums to add to this list?