What Gift to Give to a New Mom
New baby and Mom are now home and you’ve been itching to visit. You’ve picked up the most adorable pair of little booties and a sweet soft toy for baby but what do you buy Mom? She has done all the hard work after all; with a lot more to come, and so definitely deserves a treat.
After all that time spent in the hospital Mom might be feeling like she needs a trip to the spa, but of course she now has a little one to look after. Why not bring the spa to her, with a pretty basket filled with yummy smelling and skin loving body lotions and scrubs? Gift Baskets offer a wide variety of beautiful gift baskets online and there is a design for every occasion and every person thinkable.
Something personalised will put a smile on Mom’s face, a silver necklace with the name of the new baby engraved on it will be treasured forever. For the nursery a large frame, featuring cut out letters spelling out the baby’s name, will look great on the wall and as they grow up Mom can add a new photo to each letter, to create a personalised timeline of their little one’s progression.
A personalised photo album would also be a beautiful gift as Mom plans to save every precious memory she and her partner share with the new arrival. You can find a huge range of photo albums online, some even include a section for a baby’s first lock of hair, first tooth and even their pacifier to save and share with them when they are a little older.
You could go for an edible treat with a big batch of cupcakes, personalised with the names of each person in the new little family (you could even include the dog!) Make them at home for that special touch or have them created at a reputable bakery, so you know they are fresh and, most of all, delicious.
Moms can be a little self conscious after having a baby, as they carry some extra weight on their tummy, so a nice idea for a small gift would be a pretty floaty top for her to wear, she will feel stylish but confident when out and about.
A big bunch of brightly coloured flowers or a pretty house plant is a simple gift but a lovely one for Mom to place either in the new nursery or main living space, to enjoy whilst nursing and caring for her newborn.
Money can be a little tight in the first few months of having a baby, Mom and Dad have had to pay out for cribs and toys and bottles and prams and they themselves have missed out on spending quality time together and enjoying a little treat.
Most restaurants allow you to buy gift vouchers to use at a later date, so head to the new parents’ favourite place to eat and pick up a voucher for a meal out, when they have a spare evening and someone can look after the new baby. Tell them it’s important that they still take some time for themselves, to keep their relationship going strong, and that baby has time with grandparents and other relatives, to form a bond there.
Most of all, keep it small and sweet, new Moms and babies will be showered with gifts in the first few weeks so it can all be a little overwhelming. Make sure yours is memorable by giving something personalised, which can be cherished forever and a reflection of your relationship with the new Mom.