Easy and Affordable DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Hello mums today as our guest blogger we have Jodanna from Five in the hive. I am very excited not only because she is sharing few hot tips for us so we can take a little bit of the Christmas gifting ideas from our back but because she will visit us in Sydney on the 26 November 2017 to teach us a little bit about clean living. Isn’t it great! If you are in Sydney Innerwest come and join us in this FREE workshop!

If you are a mum who is stuck with Christmas gift ideas and want something affordable and easy here we go:

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Merry Christmas Giveaway!

Merry Christmas Giveaway!!

5 to 12 November 2017

One more year is almost past. December brings so many great celebrations. I get very excited as it brings me so much joy, hope and love. It is time to gather with friends and family. To think about how our year has been and start planning for the next.

Embracing Christmas spirit Essentials for mums have partner up with 09 amazing businesses. We want to give a new mum the opportunity to have a memorable Christmas this year.

Meet our generous Santa’s:

How to enter:

  • Go to Our Instagram and find the official post.
  • Follow all this amazing shops:
@essentialsformums @izzynoe
@mammapillo @Mr.lid.oz @ajack_and_ella
@lifeloveandparenting @morganessie
  • Like the main post and comment what is the prize you like most and why.
  • Tag a friend or Repost for extra entry

About the giveaway:

The giveaway will run from 5th to 12th November. On the 12th we will select one winner and the lucky mums will be contacted via DM within 48hours. Santa Claus will then, deliver 11 presents divided by 2 lucky mums this Christmas.

FIRST WINNER will get the following 5 prizes!

  1. Mamma Pillo:  $30 store credit

Mamma-pillo wearable over-arm Support Pillows are the “Must have” Mum accessory. Perfect for Breastfeeding and bottle feeding our lightweight, plush and portable designs are perfect for nursing on the go. Highest quality design, 100% Australian owned and made, Available in wide range of cover designs. ECO friendly and Orgainc options available. See why Mum’s the world over are raving about Mamma-pillo!

2.       The mum life:  Custom made Christmas Reindeer Nappy Covers or Merry Grinchmas Nappy Covers – Size 0000 – 1


3.      Milk Mumma: Milk Mumma Coffee Body scrubs!

Organic and Natural breastmilk skin care range.

This organic and natural coffee body scrub is a coffee fix every Mumma needs. A beautiful blend of coconut and coffee make this scrub super indulgent and conditioning on the skin. Add your breastmilk and this is a match made in heaven!

Milk Mumma the company – A unique and authentic skin care range, taking full advantage of your very own liquid gold. Just add your own breastmilk at home to all of our products and you have a natural and organic indulgence for both you and your babe. Please note that this product doesn’t need to add breastmilk .


4.      Life,Love and Parenting:  A month of free empowerment coaching.

 Life, Love and Parenting is a coaching service for parents that empowers parents to become the best possible version of themselves so that they can become the best possible role model for their children.

Empower yourself to empower your kids with Life, Love and Parenting.

5. Morgan Essie: One pair of kneewalkers in a colour of the winner’s choice.

Morgan Essie Kneewalkers are specially designed padded knee pants for crawlers and kneewalkers. Made from 100% pure soft stretch cotton, they will help protect your child’s little knees and shins.

6. Jack & Ella: First middle size dolly – She has hot pink hair in a ponytail wearing a dress and hot pink shoes 

Hi! My name is sharvana, I am the owner /creator of Jack&Ella Handcrafted dolls and custom pieces, this is my ever growing business that I love to do each dolly is handmade and made to your order,  each one is made by myself.

A little about me I started making things for my son and then when we had our little girl she was born very sick and tiny we couldn’t buy anything in her size so we bought her home in doll clothes and we went from there, my kids jack and Ella are the reason why I love to sew they are my inspiration in many ways

I hope you enjoy our first middle size dolly – She has hot pink hair in a ponytail wearing a dress and hot pink shoes

Measurements 41cm long from her head down to her toes  Has button arms joints  Any little or big girl would fall in love with  Recommend for gentle play Handmade with love for love.

7.  Izzy Noe:  one Christmas release outfit – the winner will confirm the size and outfit once contacted.

At IzzyNoe I hand make beautiful pieces for little babes. Every item is made with love and care and of the highest quality, to last long after they outgrow it. I would love to offer one of our new release Christmas sets of their choice. Sure to make anyone’s Christmas.

8.  Five in the hive: doTERRA ‘Trio’Kit – 5ml Lemon, 5ml Lavender, 5ml Peppermint.

Five in the Hive have donated this wonderful trio kit of 3 of the most popular and versatile essential oils. Use individually or combine to create a powerful blend to assist with seasonal discomfort and tension.

9. Mr Lid Australia: 1/2 cup x 4 pack or 1 cup x 2 pack 

Premium food storage containers – Never lose your lid! Only premium container with a patented attached lid. Now available in Australia 🇦🇺Over 20 million sold globally.


How to redeem:

The giveaway will run from 5th to 12th November. Entries are valid until the 12th at 11:59pm AEST. We will contact the winner via DM within 48hours. Winner will have until 19st of November to claim the prize. Otherwise we will pass it for the next in line.

Please note that this giveaway is no way affiliated, endorsed, associated o sponsored by Instagram or any social media. By entering our giveaway, you are confirming that you are 18+ years of age and you release instagram of any and all responsibility and agree to the terms in use. Open for Australia residents only.

We wish you all good luck and a Merry Christmas!!

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Celebrating baby wearing international week with an ultimate GIVEAWAY!!

Celebrating baby wearing international week with an ultimate GIVEAWAY!!

Yes, that is right. Essentials for mums has joined with hug a bub to spread awareness of the benefits of baby wearing. To do this, we choose to give an opportunity for a new mum to try it. I personally used a baby carrier when my son was a newborn and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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Fussy Alfie Pants

Hi beautiful readers! Today I am very excited to present you our guest blogger! Caroline from Avidiva baby! She is a mum and owner of Avidiva baby in Perth – WA. At Avidiva, she focused on sourcing the best in natural and stylish products for your little ones. Today she is talking a little about fussy eater based on her own experience.

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Having a baby overseas without your support network

It’s always been one of my dreams to live in Australia and in 2016 I made it a reality! I’m originally from the UK. I have always had the travel bug since leaving school, and before living in Australia, I used to work in Doha, Qatar, for many years.

I have always wanted a child, but all through my 20’s, it was just never the right time. My career took priority so, as my thirties approached I knew it was time to start thinking more about it. I found out I was pregnant the first month after moving to Australia. It happened a lot quicker than I expected!

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Interview with Alice from The Milk Mumma


Interview with Alice from The Milk Mumma

Today our guest is Alice from The Milk Mumma. Her story is beautiful. She is a mumpreneur and new mum from Darwin and she has created a controversial range of products using breastmilk that celebrates women bodies and nature. All her products are custom made with love and care. It is a combination of breast milk natural healing and nourishing power and a selection of organic natural products. Perfect for mum and bub.Continue Reading →

DIY Home Detox for Busy Mums!!


I usually do an introduction to our guest blogger and at the end I say a big thank you. Today I thought it would be best if I do the opposite. I am already saying a big thank you to Jodanna from Five in the hive! You can jump straight in her amazing article that brings you many great tips to create an environment chemical free at home. At the end of this article, you will know a little bit about this amazing mum and what she does. Ah, I might say that you will find a surprise in there too. 😉   

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Joys of motherhood: expectations are not always what actually happens

Joys of motherhood: expectations are not always what actually happens.

Before having a baby I actually had everything planned. I still had the illusion that I could plan things and that it would run accordingly. I read books, asked people, downloaded apps and whatever else I others suggested that would help me to meet my expectations as a mum. Basically I covered it all. Everything was under control.

The funniest and saddest realities hit home at an early stage. It is amazing to see how our expectations can contrast so much with reality. To understand where I my thinking came from, I have put down some comparisons for you. Here I go:Continue Reading →

The Parent Trap: Older Mums At Risk of Postnatal Depression

By Ani Tuna on Saturday, 01 April 2017.

I would like to introduce our guest blogger: Ani from MumLife Australia. I got very excited when she accepted writing for us. Love her website as it is an incredible trusted online resource for mums.

MumLife Australia prides itself on helping new mums find the joy in motherhood. As Australia’s first and uniquely parent-led resource, MumLife Australia understands the importance of providing reliable and consistent expert information to help mums make informed parenting decisions.”- extracted from her website.

Her article today is about how first time mums at an older age can be susceptible to suffer PND and anxiety.

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