Maternity Leave Gift Ideas

Have you done a collection at work for a colleague going on maternity leave and don’t know what to buy her?

Below are our top 3 tips for choosing the perfect maternity leave gift which will show your colleague how much you and your team appreciate her:

  • Choose luxury items
    By the time maternity leave comes around, most mothers to be will have already stocked up on baby essentials such as nappies, vests etc. Out of all the gifts I received when my children were born, my favourite baby gifts were luxurious items that I would not have bought myself but that I loved using!  So why not treat your colleague to one or more luxury items that she will remember for years to come?

  • Give practical gifts
    Practical gifts don’t have to mean boring gifts! There’s nothing worse than receiving gifts that you never use so try to choose something practical. For example, a must-have accessory for every new parent is a changing bag. A new mother carries a changing bag (rather than a handbag) for the first two years of her baby’s life. So, she will appreciate a stylish one and, ideally have more than one changing bag to choose from. Changing bags have improved a lot over the last decade and, in most cases, you would hardly know that they are changing bags they look more like handbags.

  • And finally, don’t forget a treat for the mother…
    As a way of saying well done for getting through the pregnancy (and not to mention what lies ahead), it is a nice touch to include a small gift for the mother, for example, hand cream or chocolates.


The Essential Bag Company’s maternity leave gift range includes stylish changing bags from Babymel and Pacapod filled with luxury gifts to spoil the mother to be and new baby. Choose from one of our ready made bags or create your own bag.


Below you will find some of our pre packed gift ideas (click on each image to see whats included)