This Valentine’s Day, all we’re going to say is: treat yourself. Because a mama’s life is way too hectic to be waiting for a dozen red roses or even a cuppa in bed. That and you deserve it – trust us, we know! So here are our 10 top Valentine’s Day gifts to add to your basket now…
1. The stylish ‘mum bag’
On first inspection, you’d have no idea that this tote from Jem + Bea is a changing bag – and that’s exactly why we like it so much. The brand’s bestselling Beatrice bag has been reimagined as a clean and minimal tote that we wouldn’t mind carrying when the kids are not in tow. When it is clipped to your buggy though, it has plenty of space and handy compartments for all of your baby essentials. One for expecting mamas and frankly any mum who wants to treat themselves this Valentine’s Day.
2. The sexy (maternity) lingerie
Unfortunately bumps and babies tend to have a sneaky way of cooling any plans for Valentine’s romance. This doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to some nice underwear though! Pretty and most importantly comfortable, Six is our go-to for maternity and postpartum lingerie. The brand’s clean and minimal styles are made with soft Italian jerseys and the highest quality French leavers lace. Perfect for a night in (even if it is just on the sofa!).
3. The meaningful jewellery
This Mama necklace from Wolf & Badger will give you the warm and fuzzies every time you look in the mirror. It might not be encrusted with diamonds, but we’re pretty sure it will fast become one of the most special pieces in your jewellery box. If you don’t buy it for yourself, start dropping some (rather large) hints before Valentine’s Day now.
4. The luxe mama must-have
A gift that your mini will love just as much as you, Binibamba’s sheepskin pram liners will keep little ones cosy and give your stroller a luxe update. Super soft and snuggly, the 100% natural sheepskin keeps your baby at optimum temperature whatever the season. Fits any buggy, bouncer, bassinet or Moses basket from birth. It comes ‘gift-ready’ for Valentine’s Day in one of Binibamba’s cool cotton dust bags.
5. The sweet treat
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without chocolate – fact. Make ours this artisan bar from Bare Bones. Single origin Dominican Republic 68% dark chocolate with taste notes of salted caramel and roasted hazelnut, we challenge you not to wolf the whole lot in one single sitting.
6. The dream outfit (literally)
If you’re staying in-in this Valentine’s Day, what could be more perfect than luxurious pyjamas. We’ll be slipping between the sheets in this pretty pink pair from Honna… and then promptly falling asleep. Shame we can’t guarantee that the baby won’t wake us up shortly afterwards.
7. The pampering Valentine’s Day gifts
We love nothing more than a Valentine’s evening spent in our spa-throom soaking in the tub and switching off from a hard day of mumming. SoKind is one of our current favourites for mamas and mini skin. We love this pregnancy pampering kit, which is made using safe and natural ingredients. Just don’t forget to put a ‘do not disturb notice’ on your bathroom door.
8. The personalised present
Personalised gifts always make us feel special and Valentine’s Day has got to be the perfect occasion to treat yourself to something made just for you. We love these monogrammable eye masks from Not Another Bill. Made from luxurious silk, they are sure to soothe tired mama peepers.
9. The ‘I bought it myself’ bouquet
Who needs roses this Valentine’s Day when you can send yourself the perfect bouquet? For London-based mamas, A Flower Shop on the Chatsworth Road creates some of our favourite arrangements and this hand-tied bunch is a beautiful mix of seasonal stems. Write yourself a note – signed with a question mark of course.
A Flower Shop | Seasonal Bouquet In Hot Tones
10. The one to light your fire
And finally, if a fancy candle is the closest you’re likely to get to a spark this Valentine’s Day, better make it a good one. Hand poured in Amsterdam, we love the desert-inspired scents in this one from The Very Good Candle Co. Wrap it in a gift box to make yourself feel extra special.