Have a new baby in the family? Did your friend become a mama recently? Looking for baby shower gift ideas but have no idea where to start? Want to get something amazing for a new mom, but also want to support local? Well, then you’ve stumbled across the perfect article. We carefully curated the best of the best local goods that new moms will love!
Everything on this list can be found at Shop Locorum. Shop Locorum is an awesome virtual marketplace that is exclusive to small, local businesses. It’s the place where locals support local. All of your favourite local vendors in one stop. Plus, no matter how many different brands you buy from, you’ll only ever pay one flat-rate shipping fee. Once your order is fulfilled, we’ll have it delivered to your door within 24 hours.
Not only did we want to make supporting local super easy and convenient for you, but we also want to reward you for it. Shop Locorum has London’s only local rewards program! Every time you buy something on Shop Locorum we give you credit that you can use like cash towards your next local purchase. It’s like getting paid to shop!
From things for baby and things for the nursery to things for the home and things for mom, here are local products that new moms will adore.
Things For Playtime
Beautiful Hand-made Rainbow Stackers
This beautiful toy is made out of lime wood and is handpainted with non-toxic paints. It’s great for playtime, and the best part is that it’ll look quite beautiful in your home. They also have it in other colours and styles, like this one.
Natural Homemade Eco-Playdough
This dough is fun for little ones and encourages fine motor skills and creativity! It’s made with non-GMO flour, salt, cream of tartar, soy oil, organic rosemary oil, vitamin e oil, water, citric acid, potassium sorbate, and FDA-approved soy-based organic colouring. You won’t have to worry about this getting into little ones’ mouths!
Natural Wooden Toy Cooking Set
The perfect addition to your play kitchen, these pots and pans are perfect for inspiring your kid’s imagination. Plus, it’ll look beautiful in your home as well. Get away from plastics and fill your home with natural toys! This set comes with a large pot and lid, a small pot and lid, a frying pan, a large bowl and a small bowl!
Complete The Set With Wooden Toy Serving Set
Let those little culinary creators keep the imagination going to dinner time! These plates, cutlery, and tea set are all beautifully made from beech wood and are a great addition to the above cooking set.
Wooden Animal Set
Forget all of those plastic animals, these wooden animals are beautiful and unique. They’re in an abstract-style but are still completely recognizable. They’ll look so beautiful in your playroom. You can get it in both a natural finish or colour.
Handmade Wooden Stacking Tower
This beautiful toy is the kind of thing that you pass down. It’s handcrafted by third-generation carpenters with sustainably sourced wood and natural, water-based paints. These stacking towers are great for developing hand-eye coordination and problem-solving. It’s also a great tool for teaching numbers, colours, and vocabulary!
All-Natural Beeswax Crayons That Don’t Roll Away
These crayons are made from beeswax, soy wax, and stearic acid. They give bright, bold colours on the page and since they’re three-sided, they won’t roll away while kids are busy colouring the next Picasso.
Handmade Rattan Rattle Shaped Like A Pear
This is the kind of gift that gets a crescendo of “ooooos” and “aaaaahs” at baby showers. It’s beautiful and handmade and is just as much for decor as it is for playing with little ones. The small ball inside makes a gentle noise for babies and is great for babies to explore different textures.
Things For The Nursery or Home
The OVer Cover is a must-have for all new mamas. It works as an infant car seat cover, a nursing cover, and a shopping cart cover. It protects little ones from sunlight, cold wind, light rain, cold temperatures, and prying eyes. Because it’s made from breathable material your baby will still have proper airflow. It’s super stretchy, giving it plenty of uses!
Minimalist Moon Wall Decor
This wicker rattan moon is elegant in its simplicity. It’s neutral enough to fit into any nursery theme. Read Good Night, Moon under this beautiful crescent. Try adding fairy lights around it to make it extra magical.
The Softest Blanket Ever
This swaddle blanket is made from the softest and stretchiest fabric. It’s luxurious to the touch and is made for snuggles. It’s even called a butter blanket because it’s soft as butter. New mamas will find that you can never have too many soft blankets, but they’ll find that Butter Blankets will quickly become their favourite go-to.
Natural Bamboo Panda Bandages
When accidents happen and it’s time to grab a bandage, go for these, which are good for sensitive skin. These hypoallergenic bandages are made from 100% organic bamboo fibre and have coconut oil-enriched gauze, which is soothing for cuts and scrapes. The strips and packaging are all eco-friendly, making this a great purchase for parents, kids, AND the planet. You won’t find any latex, silicone, parabens, or plastic here! Plus, those panda bear prints on it are super cute.
All-Natural Tummy Roller
Upset tummies are not fun. Whether it’s nausea, cramps, bloating, colic, or an upset stomach, this blend of ginger and fennel essential oils can help to provide digestive relief without chemicals.
Convenient Snack Containers
These little tubes are perfect for packing snacks to throw into the diaper bag and have on the go. As the kiddos get older, these snack tubes become a godsend. They offer a touch-free way of snacking for kids. They can keep germy hands away from their food and their mouths with these tubes.
Super Soft And Practical Nodo Gown
Like everything at the OVer Company, this is buttery soft to the touch, super stretchy and breathable, and made from high-quality materials. The Nodo Gown is easier and more convenient than many other baby outfits out there as the quick tie bottom makes diaper changes in the middle of the night a breeze. They have fold-over cuffs to keep babies from scratching their faces or to keep tiny fingers warm.
Complete The Outfit With The Softest Hat
If you’re getting the gown we mentioned above, how can you NOT get the matching hat with it? It’s made from the same breathable, buttery soft material and looks so darn adorable on tiny heads.
Things For Mama
A Coffee Subscription
After 9 months without (or with very little) caffeine and the sleepless first few months of having a baby and nightly feedings, a coffee subscription might just be a godsend for a new mother. This subscription can be for 3 months, 6 months, or even a year! You can choose either 2, 3 or 4 bags of coffee a month, depending on how many cups you think this new mama will get through!
Nutritious and Delicious Energy On The Go
Babies are a lot of work. That’s an understatement. Many new moms find themselves so exhausted, sleep-deprived, and busy that finding time to eat properly seems more like wishful thinking than a possible reality. These locally made energy bars are packed with protein, fibre, and iron. They’re filled with natural, whole foods and sweetened naturally. They’re a quick and easy way for new moms to get a boost of energy!
A Treat-Yo-Self Meal For When She Just Can’t Possibly Cook
Sometimes the thought of cooking is just too much. Add a baby to that mix and even heating up frozen meals feels like too much work. Give a new mom the gift of delicious, crave-worthy Zen ‘Za pizza when that day hits hard. She’ll praise your name with every yummy bite.
A Stylish And Convenient Tote
Whether used as a diaper bag or adventure bag, moms will love just how practical this tote is. It’s large enough to hold all the essentials, plus some! The zippered pockets are perfect for organizing. It’s sleek and minimalist to go with any outfit.
A Comfortable Dress That Is Perfect For Lounging Or Going Out
New mamas deserve comfort and luxury. This dress is made with buttery soft bamboo fabric. The neckline and buttons make breastfeeding a breeze. The stretchy fabric and fit make this perfect both during and after pregnancy. It comes in five cute colours/patterns and the temperature regulating fabric means that mama won’t be overheated throughout the day.
Who wouldn’t enjoy getting something pretty? Sure, a new bracelet has nothing to with being a new mom, but wouldn’t a new mom feel super SEEN to get a gift this stunning? Like, how thoughtful. Plus, this bracelet is stretchy, making it super quick to take off and put on, because exhausted moms shouldn’t have to worry about things like clasps. Seriously. Plus, for those who believe, the Onyx in this bracelet is supposed to be calming, the Opalite helps to overcome fatigue and stabilize moods, and the Amazonite has been tied to protection.