Get something nice for the mum, to remind her that she's a woman still, as well as a mother. Plenty of people will be getting baby grows, nappies and tiny, tiny shoes. The woman has just had the battle of a lifetime. Squeezing something that big out of a gap that small is not easy. If you think a baby is small, try getting a good look at what it came out of. Not so small now! And after that day and a bit long struggle to get the baby out of the womb and into the open, the new parents have months of sleepless nights to look forward to.
Of course everyone's in love with the baby. Reproduction is such a natural, normal thing. It's been repeated so many times over the years (I'd say, at least a hundred times..), but it's still amazing every time. It's still miraculous. It seems crazy that a passionate encounter can result in an entirely separate being being made from two partners. It doesn't seem possible, when you forget that it's something that happens all the time. Four babies born every second, apparently.
The infant will be the centre of attention. And rightly so. It's a recently appeared miracle. An incredible gift. But getting mum something for her won't detract from baby's glory.
Get her perfume or something pretty. Not too pretty, mind. My boyfriend got his friend's wife a bloody expensive bottle of perfume after she had her gorgeous daughter and the first time I met the tiny thing, I was so busy making sure she was ginger, like her mother's husband that I nearly forgot to coo.
Better yet, get her a nice bottle of wine. The woman has been sober for the best part of a year....