Mum’s Back is an indulgent food-and-drink gift hamper for new mums. There’s a social enterprise twist, too: £1 from every hamper sold goes to PANDAS Foundation, who support women with perinatal mental health conditions.
The hampers contain a range of delicious treats including Rioja, Prosecco, Two Birds Gin, Lincolnshire Poacher cheese, Duck & Armagnac Paté, Oval Albert Biscuits, Deerview Fig Chutney, organic chocolate, Boostballs and special additional extras (plus a gift card – blank or hand-written as per the buyer’s instructions).
Mum-of-two Sally Bunkham (pictured above), based in Brighton, came up with the concept for mumsback.com when she realised there was a lack of gifts on the market for new mums. She launched her business in 2017.
She said: “There are so many gifts centred around the new baby, which is lovely, but I wanted something purely to indulge mum. For me and many of my friends, one of the first things we wanted to do after having the baby (aside from looking after it!) was get our hands on the stuff we’d not been allowed for nine months! Our packages include all the illicit goodies and more, for mum to have a well-deserved treat.”
About the link with PANDAS Foundation, Sally said: “There is still a big taboo around post-natal depression. Society puts so much pressure on women to feel a certain way as new mums, and that expectation alone can cause anxiety and stress at an emotional and exhausting time. I wanted to raise awareness of the condition and try to support other women.”
Although the hampers are mainly aimed at new mums, they also makes a lovely Mothers’ Day, birthday or Christmas gift.
Great Food Club members can buy the hampers at 10% off, which includes free delivery in the UK. To take advantage of this, use the voucher code GFC at the checkout.
You can also purchase a hamper to be delivered later if there is someone special in your life expecting a baby. Simply email email@example.com with a rough idea of the baby’s due date.
10% off a Mum’s Back hamper, including free delivery in the UK. Use the voucher code GFC at the checkout