The Best ‘Shop Local’ Gifts to Give a New or Expectant Māmā This Christmas, According to Us

At Christmas, there is a gift for every wish!

Whether you know someone who’s expecting or they’ve recently welcomed their pēpi, we’ve compiled a list of the ultimate gift ideas to spoil māmā with this Christmas.

From the dream pram to nourishing skincare, there’s something to suit everyone and every budget. Even better, everything listed is from a Kiwi brand so you can proudly shop local for the festive season.

Pure Mama All-In-One
Pure Mama All-In-One Luxury Mama Care Kit, $135.

Harnessing the power of nature, Pure Mama brings expectant and new mums deep nourishment for their skin. Focusing on high quality, bespoke blends that only use the finest ingredients, their plant-based formulations are expertly developed to support the body’s natural growth throughout pregnancy. The Pure Mama All-In-One Luxury Mama Care Kit include a nourishing belly oil, exfoliating bump scrub, and a soothing nipple butter. Perfect for any new māmā or māmā-to-be.

Lamington Christmas socks
Lamington Merino Wool Crew Socks, from $17.95.

Lamington’s Christmas Collection has the cutest festive inspired merino socks. Grab some matching NZ-made socks for the whole family!

Edwards & Co Oscar Mx
Edwards & Co Oscar Mx Bundle, $1931.

This award-winning pram is often at the top of an expectant mum’s wish list as its all-terrain, ultra-adaptable three-wheel design ensures it is easy to use and super durable… plus it looks the part. Perfect from newborn all the way to toddlerhood, this bundle comes with all the must-have extras, including the Carry Cot Mx, Avery Capsule and Base, sleeping bag, luxe liner, rain cover, sun cover, and cup holder.

Hotmilk Nursing Bra
Hotmilk Warrior Soft Cup Black Nursing Bra, $69.95.

Proof that nursing bras don’t have to be drab, this sexy lace style from Hotmilk feels as beautiful as it looks. As this wire-free non-padded nursing bra has dual cup sizing, it will stretch with one’s cup size through pregnancy and postpartum.

Essano Skin Pack for Christmas
Essano Hydrating Rosehip Treat Your Skin Pack, $24.99.

A complete skincare routine in one beautiful gift, this travel-friendly pack from Essano is ideal for trips away or to trial some deeply nourishing new products. The pack contains the Gel Foaming Cleanser, Mist Toner, Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, Regenerating Moisturiser, and Moisture Restorative Night Crème – all of which offer a hydration boost to the skin to promote suppleness.

Move It Mama membership
Move It Mama Three-Month Membership, $30.

Loved for their variety and the fact that each workout is around 20 minutes in length (ideal for a busy māmā), the Move It Mama programme is perfect for both pre and postnatal people who want to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of exercise in a safe and supportive environment. With over 5000 active members, the numbers speak for themselves!

Linden Leaves night cream
Linden Leaves Regenerating Night Cream, $59.99.

Amongst the sleep deprivation and hormonal changes, pregnancy and postpartum skin can often take a hit, so it’s essential to soothe it at night. Combining the anti-ageing properties of organic white tea with nourishing marshmallow to regenerate and firm the skin overnight, this one is perfect for those with dry or sensitive skin. With Linden Leaves Skincare you know you are getting only quality natural ingredients you can trust.

Two Islands Milk Maker and Collagen Bundle
Two Islands Milk Maker + Marine Collagen Starter Kit, $119.95.

The ultimate kit to nurture both māmā and pēpi, brought to you by Two Islands. Milk Maker can be taken in the morning to help with lactation, while the the shaker and a marine collagen sachet can be thrown into the nappy bag for healthy skin, hair and nail support throughout the day.

Karen Walker initial necklace
Karen Walker Single Initial Silver Necklace, $229.

Gifting a necklace with the initial of their baby is one of the most treasured gifts a māmā can receive. It’s fine and dainty enough to be worn everyday and also looks beautiful layered with other jewellery.

Saben Frilly Tilly Crossbody Bag
Saben Frilly Tilly Crossbody, $349.

Move over nappy bag, māmā needs a new number for her wardrobe. Ultra wearable and sophisticated, we love the frill detail on this summery crossbody bag from Saben.

Ecoya Christmas Candle: Red Berries & Peony at Dusk
Ecoya Red Berries & Peony at Dusk Madison Candle, $54.95.

A firm favourite for the festive season each year, Ecoya’s Christmas collection is finally here! This limited edition scent of pear nectar and red berries with notes of waterlily, freesia and peony, trailed by elements of creamy vanilla and sandalwood is our pick. It’s guaranteed to spark joy each time it’s lit.