Fun Gifts for New Moms

Fun Gifts for New MomsSo you have a friend who just had a baby. What do you get her? If you’re like me, this is a decision you analyze. You want to get the perfect gift that will make her feel special but also make the baby feel loved. Here are some fun gifts for new moms.

Let’s start with the obvious. Gift certificates are always an amazing gift. Consider buying a gift certificate for a massage or spa service and offer to babysit so mom can go enjoy herself. A gift certificate for pizza, take out, or her favorite restaurant is also a good choice. When I had my daughter, I would have loved a free meal I didn’t have to cook. If you are a part of a mom’s group, try using the site TakeThemaMeal.com. This site can help you coordinate blessing a mom with a warm, home-cooked meal. You can always do a gift card to Babies R Us or Target, but just remember the new mom may have all she needs from baby showers and family. Be creative and give it a personal touch.

Another fun option for a new mom is giving her some pampering products. Earth Mama Angel Baby makes a great set for the new baby. I received this as a gift after my son was born and I loved being able to pamper him. Consider some Anna Naturals New Mama tea or some Bequet caramels as a sweet gift. Every mom loves being able to indulge in something sweet and also take care of her body after baby.

If the gift is for a mom who you are close with, use your own history or personal touches. For example, you could make a coupon book for a good friend with coupons to save her as a mom. Maybe include 1 free babysitting night or 1 baby-free trip to Target for her. Get creative. Making a personal gift basket is a way to show you care. If mom is nursing, consider getting some nursing supplies, simple items for a nursing station, or even a few burp cloths to go with it. If the new mom has older children around, consider a busy basket for the children. Always include chocolate. It just makes us moms happy.

You can always get your new mom friend something she loves. For example, I am a purse girl, so if a friend bought me a new diaper bag or accessory for my stroller, I would love it. If the new mom loves to read, consider a new parenting book. I loved “What to Expect the First Year.” It was a guide for me with my daughter. Practical gifts always work, too. Diapers, lotions, extra onesies can be added to a gift anytime.

Make the best choice for the new mom in your life and she will for sure feel loved. I can’t wait to have my 3rd baby, and I look forward to getting loved-on!

Karyn Meyerhoff is a mom of two in Northeast Indiana where she lives, writes, and loves getting little surprises from her loved ones.

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