Gift Guide for New Mums and Babies

Neal's Yard Remedies

Neal's Yard Remedies

Writer and expert

Stuck on ideas for the best mummy-to-be gift? Want to buy something more nurturing than a baby grow for a new bundle of joy? Look no further, we’ve got the ultimate gifts for mothers and baby.


If anyone deserves to be spoiled, it’s a pregnant woman. And what better present than the gift of soft, supple skin with the peace of mind of the best quality natural and organic ingredients and gentle formulas? From bump to baby and powered by nature, we’ve always got mothers and babies in mind, with our edit of the best gift ideas for expecting mothers, post-natal and beyond. Once you’ve brought your baby into the world, we’ve got them covered too. Or should we say “cocooned”? Our nurturing mum to be toiletries and organic baby bath products are lovingly made with the simplest formulas and are enriched with the likes of borage, lavender, chamomile and shea butter. All fragrance-free with zero parabens, these formulas are worthy of precious little ones. So, whether you are buying for yourself, a loved one or simply want a little inspiration on what to buy when the time comes, read on for the best products made for mum and baby. And considering the influx of Instagram baby announcements and the lockdown baby boom, we hope this gift guide will come in really handy.

Made with mothers in mind

A growing body, an increase in blood flow and heightened sensitivity, yes, the pregnancy glow is a wonderous thing but sometimes it’s far from reality (thanks to those ever-changing hormones). Cue our beautiful range of balms, oils and essential oils for expectant mothers, which are powered with natural and organic ingredients and aromatic blends for supple skin and a calm mind during pregnancy and beyond. Read on for the best gifts for expecting mothers and new mums. 

Neals Yard Remedies products on a table with lavender behind them

Organic Mother Collection

This award-winning trio contains our elasticity-boosting Mother’s Balm clinically proven to increase the skin’s firmness, mood-lifting Mother’s Bath Oil with organic bergamot and ylang ylang essential oils and our gorgeous, skin-nourishing Mother’s Massage Oil with vitamin E-rich wheatgerm oil and a relaxing blend of neroli and mandarin – exactly what a mummy needs. Perfect for a spot of self-care, with a relaxing bath and at-home massage. If you’d prefer to create your own ritual, why not pick and mix these products individually with the addition of our Pregnancy Supplement

Nurturing Hand Cream Collection

Three 30ml Hand Creams, in a variety of fragrances from the uplifting orange-rich Bee Lovely to the antioxidant loaded Wild Rose and reviving Geranium and Orange, are perfect for your bedside table, hospital bag and nappy bag. All those nappy changes result in endless hand washing, so prevent dry, sore hands setting in with these hydrating heroes – sweet almond oil is a moisturising marvel. Don’t forget our entire range is pregnancy-friendly, from the Bee Lovely collection to our best-selling Wild Rose Collection.  

Organic Aromatherapy Candles and Room Sprays

Exhausted expecting or new mummies will just love transforming their home into a spa-like setting with soothing notes of rose and geranium courtesy of the Calming Candle and Room Spray. Then, after an all-nighter of no sleep and plenty of feeds, turn to the Uplifting Candle and Room Spray  and let the energising grapefruit fill your home and revitalise your mind, body and soul. 

The very best for new bundles of joy


Mother and Baby Collection

This Mother and Baby Collection combines nurturing products for expecting mothers during and after pregnancy as well as for newborn babies, all in one luxury gift box. A blend of skin-soothing ingredients for parched mothers and gentle nourishing blends for precious little one’s delicate skin. With the same offering as our Organic Mother Collection, this also includes Baby Balm, Pure Baby Oil, Baby Bath & Shampoo,  and an organic cotton flannel. 

Mother and Baby products from Neals Yard Remedies are arranged on a table

Baby Balm

This allergy-certified balm is fragrance-free and can be used anywhere that needs a little TLC, from top to toe. Nourishing shea butter has been combined with sunflower oil – which is rich in linoleic acid – to gently soften baby’s face, body and bottom. 

Pure Baby Oil

Our 100% organic massage oil gently softens skin and provides the perfect slip for a gentle, bonding massage. The soothing blend of chamomile, rose and lavender essential oils is perfect for a bedtime massage.

Baby Bath and Shampoo

A peaceful night’s sleep all starts with a bedtime routine, which begins with an evening bath for baby. Add a capful to running water or use as a mild shampoo and the organic lavender and chamomile oils will create a soothing bath time, while the vegetable-based cleanser gently cleans skin without stripping it. We’ve also swapped our signature glass packaging for a recycled plastic bottle for safe splash times.

Organic Cotton Flannel

Made from 100% organic, high quality cotton this flannel is unbleached and undyed for the gentlest cleaning experience for baby soft skin.

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Organic Baby Powder

This is one of those products that every nursery and changing station needs. Being talc and fragrance-free, it is just perfect for refreshing and softening the most delicate of skins. Ultra-gentle organic corn starch and calming chamomile come together in this baby powder, which is light and fine and will leave your baby as fresh as a daisy.

Baby Barrier Cream

Ask any mother, and they will agree this is an essential part of your baby arsenal. Organic beeswax and chamomile protect baby’s skin from the elements to keep it soft and comfortable. Use on bottoms and anywhere that needs a little safeguarding, while still allowing it to breathe. A great partner for the Baby Powder, this duo would make for a practical, pretty thoughtful pressie. 

That’s our round-up of the best natural and organic gifts for new mums and babies. Pop in-store for personalised expert help or browse online. Happy shopping!