Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Best Gifts You Can Give a New Mommy

After I had my little bundle of joy in December, I was completely overwhelmed with the wonderful gifts I got from my family and friends. I was lucky enough to get some amazing presents, but I know how difficult some of my friends found it to pick out gifts for me.

So, I thought I would share my top tips for picking gifts for new mommies here:

Offer your help

Even if money is tight, there is no reason you can’t give the new mommy the gift of help. Many new moms are determined to do everything themselves, and so, may not accept your offer straight away. However, offer again a few weeks later, and I guarantee you, your friend will be incredibly grateful for a helping hand - I know I was, anyway.

Whether you offer to take an older child out for the day, do some washing for your friend or help out with the cleaning, your friend will really appreciate the gesture.

Pamper Products

When you are a new mom, you have very little time to pamper and take care of yourself. Even so, some bath or shower products or some luxury moisturisers is a wonderful gift. Especially, when it comes with an offer of watching the baby for an hour while the new mom takes a relaxing soak in the tub.

If you have a favorite product, perhaps you could get the new mom a jar of that to try out? A friend of mine mentioned that she had a cream that helped her to avoid pregnancy stretch marks scarring and got me a tube of it as a gift. And I must say, I absolutely love it.

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Luxury Dressing Gown

It might sound like an odd gift, but hear me out. As a new mom, I had two dressing gowns, and it still was not enough.

In the early days, I was always ending up with some kind of baby substance on my dressing gown, and with limited time getting them washed was always a struggle. An extra dressing gown, especially a gorgeous luxury one, would have been a godsend.

Netflix Subscription

Obviously, find out if the new mommy already has a Netflix or LoveFilm subscription, but if not, this is a fantastic gift.

When you have to get up in the early hours of the morning to breastfeed, having something to occupy your mind with, such as a fantastic television series, is ideal. For me, early morning breastfeeding and Netflix went hand in hand.

A Spa Day

If you think your friend deserves a real treat (FIY all new mommies do), then why not push the boat out with a luxury spa day treat? It’s probably best to book this for some time in the near future, as many new mommies don’t want to leave their little ones at first.

Booking a luxury spa day for you and your friend for when the baby is a couple of months old will give your friend something nice to look forward to.

There are so many great gifts you can give a new mommy, all you need to do is think about what your friend really needs.

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