The Best Beauty Gifts for New and Expecting Mums

Choosing a gift for new and expecting mums can be overwhelming in a sea of plush toys, adorable baby clothes and gadgets that you’re not quite sure what they do. While a new arrival is something to celebrate, mums deserve some love too and a treat to help her revive her self-care routine and take a moment to relax never goes astray.

From practical picks to pampering must-haves, we’ve rounded up our favourite gift ideas that will come in handy when you get your next baby shower or sip and see invite.

BODY OILS

If you’ve just found out your friend or family member is pregnant, a luxurious body oil is a great way to give a little congratulations. Your skin changes a lot during pregnancy and a growing belly can always use a little extra comfort and hydration to help prevent stretch marks and also soothe irritation.

Bio-Oil

A cult-classic, Bio-Oil is formulated to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks and will help an expecting or new mum take care of her skin. It contains a host of nourishing vitamins and antioxidants with a unique delivery system that ensures the good stuff is actually getting deep into the skin.

Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil

Rich in vitamin E and almond oil, this luxurious massage oil helps to hydrate and smooth stressed out skin and promotes elasticity to help reduce the impact of stretch marks. It’s a nice and thick oil best applied to damp skin after a shower or bath.

BAKUCHIOL

Expecting mums who are dedicated to their skincare routines will likely have had to give up their beloved retinol as it’s not proven safe to use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Bakuchiol is the answer as it’s shown to have many of the same properties as retinol while being safe to use while pregnant.

Medik8 Bakuchiol Peptides

This latest innovation from Medki8 harnesses the power of 1.25% pure bakuchiol and has been clinically proven to brighten, even and soothe your complexion. It’s a lightweight serum that’s free from parabens, artificial fragrance, synthetic colours and it’s even vegan.

BYBI Beauty Bakuchiol Booster

With more of an oil-like texture, this bakuchiol booster is great for dehydrated skin that wants to maintain and healthy glow. It’s made from naturally-derived ingredients and is paired with olive squalane to provide a hydrating and soothing effect alongside the bakuchiol extract.

DRY SHAMPOO

Having a great dry shampoo on hand can be a life-changer for a tired mum-to-be or new mum who is run off her feet. It’s the perfect way to refresh your locks between washes and gives some time back to busy mums, something we know she’ll appreciate!

KLORANE Detox Dry Shampoo with Aquatic Mint

This deeply clarifying dry shampoo can extend the life of your wash by multiple days. It’s lightweight, won’t leave any uncomfortable residue and works to actually refresh your scalp while absorbing excess oils from your roots. It has a really refreshing mint scent and gives you soft volume that’s perfect for replicating day one hair when you’re in a rush.

Batiste Dry Shampoo Brunette

The ultra-fine powder of this dry shampoo is tinted brown making it perfect for darked haired mums to banish greasiness and add volume between washes without worrying about any white marks. It’s great at creating body, even in fine hair, and brushes out to leave a soft, oil-free finish.

GIFT SETS

With so much to buy in preparation for a new bub, luxurious skin and body care may not be high on the priority list. So, these bundles make for great gifts that not only treat mum and care for baby, they also help to check another must-have off her to-do list.

Gro-To Skincare Brand New Mum BB

With a treat for mum and bub, this set will make you a hit at any baby shower. It contains Go-To’s well-loved Face Hero oil alongside a sheet mask and two skin-loving body products for babies and young kids. Everything is super soothing, nourishing and easy-to-use so new mum’s can care for their babies’ skin without any fuss.

KLORANE Baby Essentials Kit

This essentials kit contains three baby care products formulated with the level of care and attention to clean and botanically driven formulations KLORANE is known for. With a cleansing gel, moisturising cream and a lotion, it’s a nice little treat for bubs that mums can feel good about using.

Endota Spa Mother and Baby Care Collection

The ultimate gift-set, this collection of six products has been created to care for mums and bubs during and after pregnancy. These organic products are formulated for sensitive skin and provide all of the nourishing and soothing properties an expectant mum needs. The kit contains a gentle bath and body wash, gentle baby lotion, a barrier balm, sleeping mist, a rich belly butter and even a nipple balm.

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