Gift Ideas for a New Mom
We have been there right. Standing in the aisle of the store, trying to find the perfect gift to give a new mom. We know the things she needs for baby, and all the gifts she receives will be focused on the new tiny human entering the world. Right from the start, we set her up with the thought that she will lose herself in motherhood. There are things you can give a new mom that will set her up to focus on herself, even during those hard first weeks.
To help a new mom out, set her up with some things that help her remember to take care of herself while being a mom. Below are the things I recently chose to give a new mom.
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A plush, fluffy robe
This robe is so cute! For the picture, I went with the one covered in coffee cups, as it just seemed perfectly fitting for a new mom.
A comfortable bathrobe is so nice those first few weeks. It’s easy to wear for nursing and pumping. It can be used in the hospital as well as when you get home. It’s just so versatile for any new mom. You want something comfortable that you can lounge in. I especially enjoy that this one has a hood because sometimes it’s cold enough to need it.
If you haven’t felt these socks from World Softest, you’re missing out! The name does not lie, these socks are so soft. They carry many different styles, so they’re perfect for anyone. They even have some that look more like a traditional crew sock that you could wear outdoors on the cold days.
As a new mom, some cozy, soft socks would be the perfect addition to a new mommy gift.
Sweater knit slippers
Maybe because I’m cold, and it’s Michigan, but I need my feet warm. Between the softest socks on earth and a really cozy pair of slippers, a new mom will be set to walk anywhere. The slippers would be great in the hospital, or to wear at home. I’m in love with these sweater knit slippers.
It’s no secret that I’m a lover of all things bath related, but as a new mom, there’s not much time for a long relaxing bath. Being able to use a great sugar scrub just makes the skin feel renewed. These scrubs from Tree Hut are some of my favorites from the store. The Hawaiian kukui Shea scrub is probably my absolute favorite one they make, with the Mango being a close second. If you’re not familiar you definitely need to pop into Ulta and check these out.
This is one of my all-time favorite hand creams. It’s a goats milk lotion from Dionis, and it is so nourishing. I keep the small one in my bag for when I’m out and about, and I keep a pump container of it in my bathroom. The Love scent is so good, lightly floral and reminiscent of a plumeria perfume I had in my teenage years that I was in love with. They have many scents available and even have unscented if mom is staying away from fragrances.
Tired as a Mother Coffee Mug
Some things are just perfectly fitting. If the new mom was a coffee drinker before, she will definitely appreciate this Tired as a Mother mug. It’s one of those sayings that is just perfectly fitting, and what mommy wouldn’t love to drink their favorite hot beverage out of a fun motherhood mug?
Coffee, Tea or Cocoa
Get her a specialty coffee, tea or cocoa she loves, but maybe won’t splurge on. I am a cocoa lover, so for me, getting Godiva or Ghirardelli hot cocoa is a treat and a splurge. Depending on her favorites you can choose something she will love. You could also drop by with her favorite Starbucks drink to treat her with.
A Good Book to Read
Being a new mom is overwhelming, and in the beginning, it is so easy to get lost in the day to day struggle to make it through that there isn’t a lot of time for self care, but that doesn’t make it any less important. Getting the new mom a book, any book will do, but I recommend The Self Care Journey, will help her walk through this new realm. Before becoming a mom self care is easy and done without thought, after becoming a mom it takes deliberate action. This book will walk her through these daily struggles to find the balance. There are thousands of inspirational books for moms and any of them would be great.
Some Delicious Chocolates
New moms deserve a special treat, so a nice assortment of good chocolates is perfect for a new mom as she spends hours sitting & nursing her new baby. You could also get her favorite treat to enjoy if chocolate isn’t her thing. I hear there are people out there that aren’t chocolate fiends?! Whatever her favorite treat, she would love having something special to have for herself.
These Ghirardelli chocolates are some of my favorites.
What are some of your favorite new mom gifts?
I know this list is nowhere near exhaustive, so what would you add to the list?