I’m often asked to recommend gifts for baby showers and new mothers. I’m inclined to say ‘loads of concealer’, but it doesn’t look as pretty wrapped in tissue paper, does it? Now I’ve just discovered a real treat. Maternity wear e-tailer, Babes with Babies have created their own range of natural, organic pampering products for both mother and baby, based around a selection of relaxing essential oils. The gift sets are exquisite – chic cream boxes filled with dried roses and little silver pots, all of which smell beautiful. From little rose bath melts shaped like cupcakes to the multi-tasking Mini Miracle Balm – a great addition to the smallest of clutch bags – there’s everything you’d appreciate as a new mother short on me-time. While I don’t put too much store by eye creams in general as anything other than a sensory pleasure, theirs is a perfectly nice soother for sleepy eyes, but the real gem is the hand cleansing set – A Mother’s Touch. Knowing one of the only guaranteed washes a mother will get on a regular basis is of her hands, these two products make the most of that snatched moment alone – grapefruit, lemongrass and geranium scented handwash and lotion will ensure it’s total pleasure every time.