My top picks for natural and helpful mother’s day gifts
Finding mother’s day gifts beyond the usual flowers, chocolates and hand cream can be a challenge, particularly if you’re looking for something natural or health-inspiring, affordable and helpful!
I have compiled a list of some of my top picks for mamas-to-be, mamas with new arrivals, busy mamas and those who have an angel baby.
I felt that it was important to include something for mamas who had recently, or not so recently, lost a little one as mother’s day can be really tough for these mamas. Knowing that someone has thought of them can mean the world. For more ideas on how to support these mamas, you can read this article.
I hope you find an inspiring gift for your mum, yourself or a friend here, many are from local Perth businesses – just an extra bonus!
Natural and helpful mother’s day gifts
There is evidence that perineal massage for first time mamas-to-be can help stretch the tissues and reduce the risk of tearing.
The Weleda Perineum Massage Oil $25.95 is a nourishing oil containing gentle Almond Oil and Wheat Germ Oil, which is rich in Vitamin E.
It is recommended for use from week 34 of pregnancy to help increase the elasticity of and blood flow to, the perineum.
Made in Germany, NATRUE Certified Natural, GMO & Cruelty-Free, Certified Fair Trade.
Revolutionising the nursing pillow, the Feeding Friend Nursing Pillow $60 is a self-inflating pillow that lends itself to just pack and go!
It takes just 20 seconds to inflate when you’re feeding out and about.
Suitable for bottle and breastfeeding and for a variety of age groups due to its unique wedge-shaped design.
Just when you thought you couldn’t bear to hear another horror story along comes a new book that is the answer to your prayers.
Brimming with positivity, rated 5 stars and now in its 2nd print edition, A Modern Woman’s Guide to a Natural Empowering Birth $34.95 offers inspiring birth stories, expert tips, practical tools and insights to reclaim your birth power and overcome your fears. Afterword by Dr Sarah Buckley MD.
The mama with a new arrival
The Zoe Sage 5-in-1 Cover $64 is a mama hack for any mama with a little one.
It can be used as a breastfeeding cover, pram cover, high-chair or trolley cover and a scarf!
Available in a range of colours and patterns with organic fabric available.
The fabric is stretchy and will fit most car seats, shopping trolleys, high chairs and breastfeeding mamas. It drapes to make a great modern infinity scarf.
These Lactation Cookies $24.95 are made in a certified kitchen in Perth, with wholesome ingredients, and contain no preservatives.
These cookies incorporate galactagogues including brewer’s yeast, flaxseed and oats, thought to help boost milk supply.
The brewer’s yeast that Milk and Nourish use is a delicate form that doesn’t leave a bitter after-taste.
They come in 4 different flavours – dark choc chip, white choc chip and macadamia nut, apricot and almond and gluten and dairy free choc chip.
While new mamas are battling sleep deprivation living off coffee isn’t the healthiest option! A caffeine-free but energy-boosting alternative is brewed cocoa.
Containing theobromine which is a non-addictive, energy boosting alkaloid (read more here) Crio Bru is a tasty but healthy alternative to coffee.
The Travel Press with Cavalla gift pack $55 contains a stylish red Bodum stainless steel press (350mL capacity) and a 340g bag of Cavalla Crio Bru.
The busy mama
Stylish and sustainable, the Ever Eco Insulated Tumbler, $26.95 is your take-everywhere cup! Perfect for smoothies, iced tea, coffee, juice & water.
BYO tumbler to cafes and juice bars to refuse single-use plastic cups or make your smoothie/coffee at home and sip on the way to work.
The tumblers are 18/8 premium stainless steel, double walled, vacuum insulated and come in 5 gorgeous colours.
Ulla Smart Hydration Tracker $39.95 is an engaging and innovative wellness tool that supports your desire to achieve better hydration and hence feel, think and act clearer.
It’s a device that attaches to your glass or drinking bottle and will blink to remind you to hydrate every 40 minutes, but only if you have forgotten to drink.
It is designed to easily fit on any bottle or glass, regardless of size or material, with its silicone mounting band. It requires no charging and has no apps, is maintenance-free and fully automated.
I Quit Sugar: Fast Family Meals $24.95 by Sarah Wilson contains 66 sugar-free recipes that are quick, nutritious and convenient for those times when you have to feed the family in a hurry.
What’s more, these affordable recipes cost less than $5 per serve and are designed to keep even hard-to-please eaters happy.
Including 23 one-pot wonders, plus tips on portion sizes and storing food in the fridge and freezer, it incorporates Sarah’s mindful, sustainable and economical approach to dealing with food.
The mama with an angel baby
Mementos of a life lost are treasured forever. Depending on your relationship with the family, you may like to gift one of the following…
The Hooked in a Box Personalised Keepsake box $87
is handmade in Perth and is crafted using sustainable timber wood.
It features a sliding top lid and left natural without any added chemicals that might decay the wood. Made to last as a keepsake box, it will not rust, corrode, break or collect dust to be left in a corner somewhere.
There is the option to be personally hand-engraved, inscribed with any design of your choice or choose from the pre-made designs. The wood is permanently using a special pyrography tool.
This Butterfly Memorial Pendant $39 from Keepsake Jewellery is beautifully crafted and polished to a high gloss finish and an elegant piece of baby loss memorial jewellery.
It is able to hold cremation ashes, a lock of hair or burial soil. The Butterfly is a very symbolic piece for remembering a life lost too soon.
Impressionable Kids Sunrise range incorporates a photograph of the actual sunrise from the day a child was born. A framed Sunrise photo $170 serves as a lovely and unique memento.
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