The birth of a baby usually brings joy, laughter and plenty of presents… for the baby. However, the new mother is just as deserving of a special gift to help her cope with the sleepless nights, tiring days and general fatigue that comes with looking after a little bundle of joy. Most new moms spend the early days of motherhood bonding with baby and recovering from their delivery. Thoughtful presents and gifts for new mothers, such as the ones given below, will not only help boost their mood but also cheer them up during a bout of “baby blues.”
A Simple Spa Gift Basket is a Great New Mom Gift
New mothers hardly ever get the time to go for a spa session or a massage. However, friends and family members can bring the spa home by putting together a simple gift basket for the new mom. Fill the gift basket with sweet-smelling bath salts, bath and massage oils, face packs, hand and foot cream and a plush bathrobe. A new mother will truly appreciate having a bottle of refreshing bath salts to pep her up after a tired day or a jar of rich hand cream to soothe and massage tired hands.
Music, Books and Videos are Entertaining Gifts for New Moms
While new mothers love spending time with their little bundles of joy, they do enjoy indulging in other forms of entertainment and relaxation. So, put together a collection of books, music or videos that will entertain a new mom and give her something to laugh about or unwind with.
A collection of soothing, relaxing music is perfect for unwinding while a good book or two is a great gift for a mom who loves to read. Funny and romantic movies are great for cheering up a new mother who may be feeling a little low.
Better still, put one or two of everything into a basket and make it a complete entertainment package for the new mother. Check out Amazon for some great deals on books, music and videos for new moms.
Perfect Presents for New Mothers – Gift Vouchers
Gift vouchers for shopping or a day at the salon are another great gift idea for a new mom. These vouchers can be easily used at the new mother’s convenience and for something that she would truly enjoy. Alternatively, you can take the new mother out for an hour of shopping or pampering at the salon. She’ll get some time out and will feel recharged and refreshed as well.
Food Gift Ideas for New Moms
New mothers need to keep their energy up to cope with the night feeds, lack of sleep and general tiredness. Homemade baked goodies or hearty casseroles that can be frozen and used later are all great gifts for new moms. They’ll be appreciated and welcomed since they’ll give the new mother a break from cooking and allow her to spend more time with baby and relax, as well.
The Gift of Time is the Best New Mom Gift
One of the best mom gifts is the gift of time. Offer to babysit for a new mother while she goes to the spa or for a walk. Or, simply spend time with her at home helping with baby, having a cup of coffee and chatting. Just having another adult around other than the baby’s father will be a good gift for a new mother.
You don’t need to wait till Mother’s Day to give a new mom a gift. If a friend or relative of yours has just had a baby, any time will be a good time for a thoughtful present. Spending a little time with a new mother or indulging her with a basket filled with homemade cakes and cookies will hardly cost anything but will mean a lot. Moms deserve the very best, and this article on gifts for moms will give you some more ideas.
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