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7 Christmas Gift Ideas for a New Mum

Know a new or expecting mum that could do with something special this holiday season? We’ve got everything you need to deck out your favourite new mum’s nursery because if anyone deserves to be treated super special this Christmas, it’s her!

You can count on mum loving her beautiful, functional Scandi-style mum to be gift from Nordlife. At Nordlife, all of our products align with Scandinavian and Nordic design principles:


By far, the biggest hallmark of Nordic design is simplicity and minimalism. Having a baby bedroom design and baby room decor that is uncluttered and minimalist can introduce a little peace, serenity and organisation into daily life for a new mum.The Nords and Scandis forgo the bells and whistles and simplify their products. And although Nordic and Scandinavian interior decor focuses on minimalism, this doesn’t mean the design has to be ‘cold’ – there is still plenty of room for warmth, cosiness and a bit of flare when it comes to minimalism.

Minimalist nursery decor kids bedroom doll bedImage via @christine_simplybloom

Clean lines

Along the lines of minimalist design are… lines! Clean ones at that. Both Scandinavian and Nordic design do not have a lot of frills and extensive details. Clean-lined, modern solid-coloured or lightly patterned pieces are a staple of Scandi style. Everything in our shop – from baby bedding patterns to our lovely fine art prints – has smooth, clean lines that look good in any home.



Another key aspect of Scandinavian and Nordic kids room decor is sustainability. An environmentally sustainable business model should extend from production and manufacturing practices to the materials used to produce the product. This includes things like recycled fabric, natural wood, GOTS-certified organic cotton, and naturally-sourced dyes and textiles. 

High quality, high function

All of the brands we stock here at Nordlife produce goods that are made with high quality materials. Not only does this add to the sustainability factor for these nursery decor items, it also makes them highly functional and able to last generations to come.

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This doesn’t mean every piece has to match perfectly. Having a coordinated nursery simply means that everything – from the bedding to the wallpaper, right down to your baby’s toys is complimentary and looks good together. Blue mist nursery design with blue cot canopy sustainable toys star cushion baby quilt and changing mat

In the Nordlife shop, we’ve curated a collection of kids and baby room decor that exemplifies all these core tenants of Scandi and Nordic design. We apply these Scandinavian design principles to every item in our store because they’re not only great for little ones, they also serve as beautiful, functional nursery decor – what mum doesn’t love that?! So without further ado, here’s our list of seven Christmas gift ideas for new mums:

1. Baby nest

Any new or expecting mum will be overjoyed to unwrap one of these bad boys on Christmas morning! These amazing baby pods have so many useful applications – from making feedings comfortable for mum and baby, to safely lounging in unfamiliar places and for supervised playtime. Not only are they super practical, Cam Cam baby nests are also high-quality and interior design-focused.

Baby nest – Click to view more

These baby nests feature a solid wooden base that offers stability beneath the layers of supportive foam padding. The soft foam border has a drawstring that can be tied into a dainty bow at the base of the baby nest. The firm yet cushiony edge on this baby nest helps keep baby nice and snug while relaxing. The adjustable drawstring also has the added bonus or allowing the baby nest to expand as your little one grows. This is a huge plus, as the baby nest won’t become obsolete as your baby grows (like so many nursery items). Simply tie the strings of the baby nest nice and snug when your little bubba is a newborn, then gradually tie the strings looser as your little one begins to grow.

We’re big fans of easy cleaning, so Cam Cam’s baby nest gets extra points for having a removable cover! Simply detach the cotton baby nest cover and machine wash for easy and quick cleaning. The printed cover on the baby nest is made from 100% organic and sustainably-sourced cotton.

2. Organic muslin cloths and swaddles

Ah, magical muslins – what would we do without them?! Soft, natural and versatile, muslins are an absolute go-to for just about everything when you have a little one. Trust us –expecting mums are going to want to stock up on these amazing muslin cloths.

We carry a range of these darling muslins in a variety of beautiful colours and prints. The first kind of muslin cloth you should stock your nursery with is our adorable and practical range of 100% organic cotton muslin cloths made by Cam Cam. These muslins are the most versatile nursery items – you can use them as burping cloths, throw a few in the nappy bag for on the go use, and even use them as all-purpose cleaning cloths around the house!

Stack of organic muslin wraps in prints and colours by Cam Cam

One thing we absolutely love about Cam Cam Copenhagen muslins is that they’re environmentally sustainable. Cam Cam uses socially and environmentally conscious production methods to make these super soft & breathable GOTS-certified organic cotton muslins. The natural and sustainable fibres are woven delicately and gives the fabric a lovely texture.

We also carry darling muslin swaddles and baby comforters! Our organic muslin swaddles and multipacks of muslin cloths come wrapped in a dainty bow, making them a perfect ready-to-go Christmas gift for new mums!

3. Natural teethers and baby toys

These adorable little natural teethers and baby chewing toys make the perfect stocking stuffers for a new mum! Not only are these soft toys non-toxic and sustainable, they also have a classic Scandinavian look to them that mum will love.

Cam Cam organic giraffe rattle toy for baby light greyGiraffe rattle – Click to view more

4. Nursery canopy

Can you say #nurserygoals? Any new or expecting mum will love this one… Dreamy and luxurious bed canopies are the perfect Christmas gift to turn any nursery into a whimsical wonderland. Our cot canopies are made of organic cotton and are a perfect addition for any nursery – they can be hung over the cot or in a corner for a cosy play or reading nook. Plus, they can be perfectly paired up with Cam Cam’s matching star cushions and organic cotton muslin cloths. The absolute perfect Christmas gift for a new mum!

Cam Cam nursery canopy dot blossom pink in nursery with cot and baby mobilesNursery canopy – click to view more

5. Wall prints

Another great Christmas gift idea for a new mum are these amazing fine art wall prints by Norwegian artist, Linn Wold. We stock a range of adult and kids wall art prints – grab one for the nursery and one for mum!

Boy and girl nursery wall prints

Kids wall art prints – Click to view more

Linn Wold botanical interior design art prints

Fine art wall prints for home decor – Click to view more

6. Baby swing

These Scandinavian-style baby swings are any new mum’s dream come true! Not only are they soothing and fun for little ones, they have a modern and elegant look aesthetic that compliments any interior design scheme.

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The fabric on these darling canvas baby swings is made up of an all-organic cotton and linen blend, which, combined with the natural wood and rope pieces, gives it a lovely earthy look. Both the hanging ropes and the canvas swing itself are made from sustainable, high-quality organic cotton. The toddler swing also comes with an additional back cushion for extra comfort and support. This adorable kids’ swing comes in an array of beautiful colours and fun options for decorative back cushions!

7. Changing table set

Newsflash: the changing table can be cute too! Show mum you love her by treating her to a perfectly coordinated changing table setup with matching everything!

Changing pad

Although your changing table might not be the most exciting part of your nursery design, our collection of changing mats adds to the Scandinavian theme. Not only are they highly practical and well made, our changing mats add to your baby bedroom decor, as they can be coordinated with our other nursery products – score!

Cam Cam baby changing mat for changing table fleur pink

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Wet wipe cover

Coordinate mum’s new stylish changing pad with one of these amazing little wet wipe covers! Stylish and practical wet wipe cover for the changing table. Made of 100% organic cotton, this cover can be used to fit most standard sizes wet wipe packs to cover up the usual unsightly plastic. The cover also has a practical carry strap in canvas on the side.

In addition to sprucing up the changing table, this adorable wet wipe cover can also be thrown in the diaper bag and used on the go.

Cam Cam baby wet wipe cover for changing table and nappy bag fleur pink

Wet wipe cover – Click to view more

Travel changing mat

Tie the whole changing table together with one of these portable change mats made by Cam Cam Copenhagen. Perfect to carry with you in your changing bag when you’re on the move, these darling nappy wallet change mats fold out into a full changing area for your little one. Not only are they useful anywhere you need a soft and clean place to change a nappy, they also have a convenient and practical pocket that is perfect for storing a diaper or even a cotton muslin. The changing mat is padded and quilted with a soft layer of baby corduroy on the inside. Plus, this whole travel diaper changing kit can be folded up into a convenient little package with dainty bows!

Cam Cam travel changing mat for baby fleur pink portable

Travel changing mat – Click to view more

We hope this gave you a bit of inspiration for your holiday shopping – Christmas will be here before you know it! To shop all nursery decor, baby products and gifts for mum, click the button below:

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