For the mum-to-be
The Tummy Rub Butter Fragrance Free, Mama Mio
Some women experience a heightened sense of smell during pregnancy. If this happens, it’s often worth going fragrance-free with beauty and skincare products. The Tummy Rub Butter reduces the appearance of stretch marks and relieves itchiness.
Mothers Balm, Neal’s Yard
Another fragrance-free pick for mums-to-be, we love this nourishing balm. Made up of a blend of beeswax and oils, it’s proven to boost elasticity and firmness.
Mum-to-be Massage, St Pancras Spa, Buyagift
Book her in for a full day of relaxation at the luxury St Pancras Spa. With a 60-minute aromatherapy pressure point massage and full-access to the relaxation rooms, this is the perfect way to relieve any aches and tension.
Believe it or not, expectant mums don’t just need things related to babies and pregnancy. Any women would love a subscription to Glossybox, am I right?
Deep Sleep Bath Soak, This Works
This relaxing bath soak is perfect for relieving aches and pains, and putting you in better stead for a good night’s rest. With lavender, camomile and vetivert, this soothing soak is easy on skin, leaving you feeling fresh and clean.
Neutral products are always really simple and straight to the point. With no perfumes, colorants or parabens, there doesn’t seem to be anything in them that will send you down the path to irritation, itchiness or redness. Definitely a safe bet for a mum-to-be.
Bath and Shower Gel, Bloom and Blossom, Bath & Unwind
Another natural paraben and colorant-free choice, this Bloom & Blossom shower gel is great for all skin types and leaves skin feeling soft and refreshed. It’s infused with vitamin E and cucumber extract too.
For the new mum
Body Butter, Kit & Kin
Fantastic for sensitive skin, this newly launched Kit & Kin body butter is fast becoming a My Baba favourite. Made from butters and oils, the soothing butter is vegan and cruelty-free too!
Nutrition Infusion Sheet Mask, Elemental Herbology
Great for reenergising tired skin, these masks are super hydrating and rich in vitamins. Perfect for if you have fifteen minutes downtime from looking after your little one.
New Mummy Gift Set, Aurelia Skincare
We were delighted to receive this gift set a few months ago. It’s such a pretty-looking gift set, filled with goodies to soothe and nourish post natal skin.
Delilah Pure Light Aura Illuminating Powder, Fortnum & Mason
The sort of luxe powder to brush on when you’re in need of a boost. It brightens skin within seconds, and can be worn by itself or with foundation.
Perfect Canvas – Skin Enhancing Priming Serum, REN Skincare
For giving your skin a boost of probiotics, this priming serum is great to smooth onto skin after you’ve moisturised. It gives you a lovely matte surface for applying foundation on top.
Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil, Clarins, AllBeauty
An overnight oil that works well for all skin types, this Clarins hero product – fantastic for dehydrated skin. It also protects against pollution, great if you’re regularly on the London commute.
Guerlain Eau de Beauté Micellar Lotion, Guerlain, Fragrance Direct
The magic of micellar water always gets me: it’s such a simple skincare product that makes so much difference. This “beauty water” from Guerlain is definitely a luxe version of micellar lotion, but when it’s such a vital part of your regime, why not splash out?
For your mum
Luna 2, Foreo
We’ve been lusting after Foreo’s brushes since they burst onto the scene a few years ago. The Luna facial cleansing brush promotes firmer, smoother skin and promises to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Seychelles Mini Hand & Body Cream, The White Company
This is a fabulously luxurious hand and body cream that reminds us of the White Company’s delicious candle scents. Love it.
BAO will put together three or more of their beautiful skincare products to make up a gorgeous gift set. Choose from bath salts, face wash, nourishing moisturisers and more. We literally want to buy everything they make.
At-Home Facial Mask Experience, The Body Shop
If you haven’t noticed by now, we love face masks. Is there anything that makes skin feel more nourished and healthy? The Body Shop are bringing expert-style facials into the home to give you a proper pamper.
Fortnum’s Pomegranate Rose Body Souffle, Fortnum & Mason
Anything Fortnum & Mason feels great for gifting. This Lyn Harris body souffle has been whipped up with some grapefruit, orange and honeydew flavours. Sounds good enough to eat. (Please don’t eat.)
Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream, Elemis, Fragrance Direct
Everyone should make a luxurious night cream part of their evening skincare regime. It’s the last thing you’ll put on your skin before sleep and will have you waking up feeling revitalised.
Anything oil and all-over is good. Save time and money and get in with an oil that works for hair, face and body. This Liz Arden oil is hydrating, reduces redness and promotes healthy-looking skin. If you’re going to get one skincare treat, get this.