Welcoming a new life into the world is a hard job, and new mothers definitely deserve a wonderful gift (or more than one gift!) to celebrate their achievements and to make them feel good. But what can you give a new mother that they’re sure to love and make the most of? It can often be a hard decision, which is why people tend to fall back on things like flowers and chocolates. These gifts are absolutely fine, and no one is going to be sad to receive them, but what if there was something better? The good news is, there are plenty of other ideas you can consider if you want to. Read on for some tips to help you get started when you want to choose the best gift to give to any new mother.
Becoming a mother is a life-changing (in a positive way) experience, and although it might feel as though the days go very slowly, when you look back at everything in a few years, you’ll realise that actually, time went very quickly indeed, and you’ll wonder where all the years went.
This is why it can be a great idea to give any new mother some ways to keep hold of their sentimental keepsakes as the years go by. You can give them a photograph album, a baby book that they need to fill in with various milestones recorded in it, a framed baby footprint or handprint, custom made jewellery with the baby’s birthstone in it, and so much more. If the gift you decide to give the new mother is something personal that they can keep or that allows them to keep their own memories safe, it’s something that will be cherished forever.
After going through the hard physical work of giving birth and then having to deal with sleepless nights and learning how to take care of a baby from scratch, many new mums are going to be happy to receive self-care treatments as a wonderful gift. You can treat the mother to a pamper session at a spa where she can spend the whole day only thinking about herself, for example – a rejuvenating massage will help her relax and recharge, and a manicure and pedicure will give her a wonderful feeling of being taken care of. How about a facial to help her feel less tired?
Even better is the fact that Dr. Vitenas offers a special ‘mommy makeover’, helping the mother in question get back to feeling and even looking how she did before she was pregnant. This can help boost her self-esteem and make her feel a lot more positive, ensuring she can enjoy motherhood much more and be more present for her baby once she gets home after receiving this lovely gift.
Subscription boxes are a delightful gift that keeps on giving! You can surprise the new mum by arranging for a box of lovely treats to be sent to her door once she’s home from hospital; these treats don’t have to be food (although there are some amazing food-based subscription boxes to pick if that would work for the mother you’re giving this to), and can be almost anything, from books to fragrances to clothes to knitting patterns and so much more. You could even choose a subscription box that delivers baby clothes or toys on a regular basis. Think about what it is that your friend or loved one is into, and ensure that the box you pick will help them do more of that when they need some downtime.
These carefully curated boxes not only provide a bit of excitement when they arrive, but the things inside them will be loved as well. And the fact that they’re not a one off gift and the mother will receive a new exciting package every month or so is even better – there’s be some anticipation to enjoy when all the days feel very similar as they will at the start of being a mother.
Meal Delivery Service
In a similar vein to the idea above, having a meal delivery service organised for a new mother is fantastic. If there is one thing that new mums often neglect, it’s their own diet – they’re so busy taking care of their baby and they’re so tired that cooking healthy food just doesn’t seem appealing, even if it’s definitely the right thing to do.
If you have some food deliveries organised as a gift, this won’t be an issue anymore, and you can be sure you’re helping in a truly practical way that will boost the new mum’s health. In turn, this means her baby will be happier and potentially healthier too; that’s definitely the case if the mother is breastfeeding, for example.
If you don’t want to organise something through a third party, why not cook food and take it round to the new mother yourself? You can just make extra when you’re cooking your own dinner, for example, which wouldn’t take any more time but would be hugely appreciated.
One of the most valuable gifts you can give a new mother is the gift of time, so you can offer your help when it comes to babysitting. This means she can go out to enjoy herself (perhaps on the spa day we mentioned above), go to the shops, do her hobby, or just have a rest. Caring for a new baby is physically and mentally demanding, and taking a break every now and then is important; if you can babysit, this will suddenly become possible, and it can make a big difference.
Whether you offer a few hours of help during the day or a full evening of childcare, your support will be greatly received. The new mother will be able to recharge her batteries and improve her wellbeing, which is exactly what’s needed to be a great mother in the first place.
Remember, it might be hard for a new mother to leave her child with someone else, even if she knows you well, so don’t force the idea if she’s not happy with it – over time, she might change her mind, so just make sure she knows you’re there when she needs you.