Christmas Gift Ideas for Mum
It’s that time of year again – Christmas is just around the corner and we’re all trying to find something perfect to give our loved ones. It can be a stressful time, but we’re here to help you with a series of gift guides – for mums, dads, and kids – all from other New Zealand business that we love. The truth is New Zealand is full of super creative, hardworking, talented people and we love to shop small and support local!
We’re going to start with mums – we often think about ourselves last, on top of being the ones tasked with present buying for everybody else!
Bee Green Food Wraps
These are super cute, beeswax food wrap alternatives, handmade in the beautiful Waikato. They come in a variety of sizes and patterns, and can be purchased individually or as part of a pack. What makes Bee Green Food Wraps even cooler is that it is a woman owned and operated business, so you know you are supporting a local boss babe here. These are a super affordable option, starting at just $12 for a sandwich wrap – a perfect little stocking stuffer for any mama out there.
Carry All Purse
Bebe and I
The Carry All Purse holds everything you need while you’re out and about without the need to carry a bulky nappy bag. You can carry nappies, wipes, and a spare change of clothes, or if you’re past the baby stage, they are perfect as a makeup bag, or even large pencil case. Choose from a wide range of colourful designs, and with each one uniquely handmade, they stand out as one of a kind pieces.
Addison Clothing is beautiful and practical, perfect for expecting and breastfeeding mamas, designed by a New Zealand mama herself. We know how hard it is to find stylish and functional clothing to fit in with the busy mum lifestyle, and Addison have so many options with wide size ranges - and they offer gift cards if you're unsure about size!
The Wellspring Co.
The perfect gift for the busy but ever organised mother. If you know a mum who loves stationery then this weekly planner is the gift for her! With spots for meal planning, "to do's", and inspirational words in a neat monochrome tear off pad, The Wellspring Co. have thought of everything here.
Coffee Body Scrub
The Little Olive Tree
Yes, you read that right. Body scrub made from coffee! This coffee body scrub is 100% natural and made in New Zealand, and is available in three different sizes, and three different scents! A perfect little gift.
Peg Family Print
These original Family Peg Prints are adorable, and a perfect personalised, hand drawn piece of art any mum would love! All prints are custom designed by a New Zealand mama and printed locally. A perfect little memento to hang proudly in the family home.
For any mama who loves natural, waste free skin care, look no further than Frankie Apothecary. There are plenty of options on offer, specifically designed for sensitive skin and proudly made from natural New Zealand ingredients. From Kawakawa Balm to waste free hair care to lip balm, there is something for everyone here.
The Foil Smith
Everyone loves cheese, right? Then how does a customised engraved cheeseboard sound? Each board is completely unique and hand cut, and the wood used is completely sustainably sourced!
The Paper Gazelle
I love a wee positive boost, and what better way that to have this print hanging proudly on the wall! Available in three different sizes, these hand lettered illustrations are bound to put anyone in a good mood! Personalise it further by adding your own frame to suit your taste and décor!
Global Baby have a great range of nappy bags but this backpack is my absolute favourite. The idea of having both hands free while wrangling kids sounds sublime to me! This backpack ticks all the boxes with adjustable straps, a number of internal and external pockets, and the fact that it's machine washable. If you know a new mum, or a soon-to-be-mum, this could be a winner!
Stainless Steel Water Bottle
These double wall insulated stainless steel bottles are a timeless gift which is bound to be well used and loved by anyone. They come in five colour options, a leak proof lid, and a spout that you can open with ONE HAND (breastfeeding mums – can I get a hallelujah!) The double wall insulation will keep liquids cold for 24 hours, and hot for 12 hours without causing a sweat on the outer layer.
So there you have it! A great start to your Christmas shopping, all while shopping small and supporting local creative businesses. We hope you’ve found some inspiration here!