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Holiday Gifts for the New Mom in your Life

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 9.46.18 AMThere is nothing quite the experience of being pregnant with your first baby. It’s exhilarating, exciting, exhausting and frightening all at once! Take advantage of the holiday season to pamper the first-time mom in your life with some of these fantastic holiday gifts.

Photo session. Too many moms end up looking back and regretting that they didn’t have this time documented in pictures–I know I did! Help the new mom in your life by finding an amazing maternity or birth photographer to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Spa gift certificate. Once the baby comes it will be a long time before the new mommy gets some me time to do nothing but relax. Take advantage of the days before the complications of coordinating childcare begins and book a full day of pampering or a specialize prenatal massage.

Restaurant gift certificate. With smell and taste aversions during pregnancy sometimes it’s just easier to just go out for a nice meal instead of cooking at home– especially during the first trimester and the final stretch of pregnancy! Make sure you do some research to find some favorite restaurants so the gift cards don’t go unused.

Food delivery service. Probably my favorite gift for after the baby arrives! Navigating a newborn baby for the first time can be stressful and having a great, healthy, fresh meal can be a lifesaver. Search out local meal delivery services that can either deliver daily or a few days of meals at a time. If the due date is still a few months away you can still set this up and present mom with a gift card to cash in when the time comes.

Monthly goody boxes. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Focus instantly shifts to the new baby and it can be so nice for a new mom to have a little something just for her to look forward to each month. Birchbox and Julep are great choice for fun, high-end beauty and makeup products. Taste Trunk is great for the foodie in your life and Escape Monthly is fabulous for the travel lover. No matter what the new mom in your life loves you’re sure to find a subscription box that she will love!

Magazine subscriptions. Another fun little gift that mom can look forward to every month. I would skip the baby magazine subscriptions and stick with a subject that interests her whether it is fashion, culture, literature, travel or science. Having a new magazine to flip through every month can be such a simple, unexpected treat.

Jacqueline Banks is a certified Holistic Health Counselor focused on nutrition and green living strategies. She works with women in all stages of motherhood, from mothers struggling with conception, through pregnancy, lactation and beyond to ensure the best health and nutrition for both mother and baby.