If you've got a child under five then they probably haven't got a present or card (after age five they might have made them at school, but check!) so that falls on you dads! You might also be planning to get a gift or card for your friend or relative who has a new baby but be stuck for ideas. Every mum is different and the best gift is always the most thoughtful, not necessarily the most expensive.
Some ideas are a new or rare book by her favourite author, a print by an artist she likes, a cd by her favourite band, something you've made her or a framed photo of you and her/her and her baby. She might even love a Playboy duvet set or a ride on a Harley Davidson, everyone's different and unique! I would steer away from things like an apron or recipe books, unless she's a really avid cook, as this is a gift that is going to require her to slave away in the kitchen so she will see it and feel like a stressed skivvy!
Here is a list of ideas that I think my mum would like and that I would love as a new mummy, in case you need inspiration.
Dark Engraved Chocolate Heart, £6.50, Hotel Chocolat. I'm sure every mummy loves chocolate but probably doesn't treat herself to posh chocs very often!
A photo gift, from £7.99, Snapfish. This is one of the things I'm going to get my mum (she doesn't read my blog, so I can tell you!) Find a lovely old, special photo of you and her and scan in a high resolution image, then order it on canvas or maybe make a little book of photos with special memories.
and the best present of all.....
A lie in!