Are you struggling to find your bestie, sister or colleague the perfect baby shower pressie? Here we track down the best pregnancy and postpartum gift boxes for modern mamas.
SISTERS & THE SEA
Filled with naturopathically curated products, the beautiful care boxes from S&TS are mindfully constructed to honour the sacred traditions of womanhood and sisterhood. Ritual and self-love lie at the core of the brand’s values, and boxes include sacred mantra cards, quartz crystals, organic herbs, essential oil aromas, bushflower essences, herbal teas and replenishing nutrient-dense tonics. Catering to pregnancy, postpartum, motherhood and womanhood, there are 12 categories to choose from including ‘New Mum’, ‘Breastfeeding Support’ and ‘Replenish’ kits, along with trimester boxes, ‘Blessingway’, ‘Sister Circle' and ‘Moon Circle’ ritual sets. Along with the boxes, S&ST also hosts sacred events including blessingways, bride-to-be and sisterhood gatherings.
MAMA CARE KIT
Created by a mum of 3, Mama Care Kit has been designed to cater to the needs of mama’s needing to re-boot their batteries. With 6 indulgent gift boxes to choose from, they cover all new mama and self-care bases. Encompassing ‘Calm’, ‘Pamper’, ‘Nourish’, ‘Luxe’ and ‘Mama-to-Be’ and ‘New Mama’ themes, boxes are jam-packed with thoughtful goodies including a reusable coffee cup, essential oils rollers, magnesium crystal salts, botanical stretch-mark cream, affirmation cards, some yummy organic chocolate and a beautiful book about postpartum mum life called ‘Afterwards’. Mama Care shares their profits with Cope – a postnatal anxiety and depression charity that supports mums in need.
THE MATERNITY MARKET
Designed to support mama’s pre and postnatally, the boxed sets by The Maternity Market are brimming with all things nourishing. Categorised under cute names such as ‘Bun in the Oven’ (first trimester), ‘The Glowmester’ (second trimester) and ‘The Home Stretch’ (third trimester), items inside include a journal, morning sickness tea, essential oil rollers, belly bump cream, and affirmation cards. They also have a hospital bag collection, postpartum healing box (including a perineal ‘Fanny Flusher’!), breastfeeding support set, and self-care edition. Perfect as a baby shower pressie or congratulatory gift, you can guarantee that all the gorgeous goodies inside will be appreciated.
GREAT MOTHER CO
The Great Mother Co provides new mamas with replenishing goodness in the form of nourishing herbal teas, homeopathic tinctures, flower essence blends, nipple balm, herbals bath salts, exfoliating body scrubs and a crystal face roller for tired skin. All products have been carefully chosen to ensure they contain organic, natural and eco-conscious ingredients. The kit also comes with a ‘Mother Love’ booklet, written by mama and acupuncturist, Dr Belle Taylor (who is the brand’s founder), based on Chinese medicine principles of nurturing the mother.
HELLO LITTLE BEAR
Created with love, Hello Little Bear curates beautiful mum & bub gift boxes packed with unique products to support new mama’s during the transition from maiden to mother. Each box is custom-made (no two boxes are the same) and includes herbal teas, body balms, bamboo nursing pads, essential oil rollers, body scrubs, bath soaks, handcrafted chocolate and scented candles. You can tailor-make a care kit of your choosing, so can add additional specialty items if you please. Sourced from small Australian businesses and artisans, all products are high-quality, eco-friendly, ethically-made, certified organic and handmade. A percentage of profits also goes to Precious Wings, a charity that supports bereaved families who have lost a child.