Welcoming the baby is always a thrilling occasion. It’s the time to celebrate life and marvel at all glorious new days that await you with your little bundle of joy. But, it’s also time to celebrate moms and revel at all the hard days and mishaps that carrying and delivering a child brings. All new moms should be celebrated and pampered as they are on the most challenging and beautiful mission of their life. Carrying and bringing a child to life is the best part of life, and everybody around should make sure that new moms have everything they need to enjoy their new job and feel serene and joyous throughout the “process”. Hence, here are some fantastic gifts you should definitely give a new mom to pamper her even more and make her feel loved.
A lush flower arrangement
The smell of fresh flowers will undoubtedly uplift her mood and brighten her day. Luscious flowers always put a smile on a person’s face, so you should choose colourful and lush ones. Aim to get a bouquet that is freshly plucked from farms that minimize waste and recycle water. As the sense of smell is not as enhanced as it was during the pregnancy, you don’t need to worry about which flower arrangement to buy. You can go for roses, sunflowers, orchids, the list is endless.
A special basket of delights
Whether you want to bring fruit or food, sweets or drink, putting everything into a specially designed box. If you were to get beautiful gift hampers where you could place all the things the new mom likes and needs such as a box of her favourite chocolate, delicious jelly beans, or a few granola bars, whatever would satisfy her needs and fill up her hungry tummy. To pamper her even more you could maybe insert an exquisite perfume as well.
Every mom needs to feel her best during this daunting and marvellous period. No matter whether she has already bought herself comfy pyjamas, every mom needs an additional pair of cozy loungewear. Looking after the new tiny human in her life could be rather stressful, so a gift of nice and comfortable loungewear will make her feel and look gorgeous. This versatile casual wearing is perfect when the mom is resting and doing chores.
Professional photo shooting
A new mom will certainly be snapping loads of photos of her new creature, but a professional photographer sees things from a whole other perspective. Professional newborn photography is a whole other dimension of cuteness, as the photographer sets the baby in different positions, dresses her up in dazzling outfits, and changes the backlash. Only make sure that you give this gift early, preferably within the first two weeks of the newborn’s life, and consult the mom on schedule. If it seems to you that the photo session will not be very convenient or cause stress to the new mom, try gifting the classic baby footprint or handprint. These can be inserted into a frame, just like a photo.
A trip to the hairdresser
Postpartum hair loss is a common factor most new moms are not aware of. The tedious postpartum hair struggles can easily succumb if you give the new mom a special voucher or gift card for the professional hair treatment. Every mom deserves to be treated like a queen, and once the hair is fully pampered, it will return its stunning glow and strength.
Baby and mommy yoga class
Every new mom strives to get back into shape asap, and there’s no faster way to get back into those skinny jeans than doing mindful exercise. As moms need to start slow, yoga is the perfect workout. Nowadays there are special yoga classes both for mom and babies which let you infuse special yoga sessions with baby massage. Not only does this let mom and baby bond even more, but mom gets the necessary workout, and the baby gets enough stretching to help it grow.
A gorgeous symbolic necklace
Let the mom be delighted by always wearing a symbolic ornament around her neck that characterizes her love for her new little human. Jewellery is always a smart pampering gift, and no mom would say no to gorgeous gold, rose gold, or silver embellished necklace. Add a symbolic pendant like a heart with engraved first name letter of her baby, and you will leave her speechless.
A fantastic spa gift certificate
Another quite nifty pampering present for a tiring mom. After she has gone through an exciting and challenging nine months, finally she can indulge her body in full-service body pampering. Give her an amazing spa certificate where she could go alone and get a well-deserved pampering session. Let her enjoy glorious massages, majestic steam baths, and saunas, so she could return to her baby fully energized and relaxed.
A foot massager
Something that every mom needs are a piece of mind. And there’s nothing better way to pamper a new mom than by giving her something that will make her ease her mind, unwind, enliven all her senses and make her feet feel better. If she cannot spare some time to go to the spa centre, then getting her a gift as fantastic as a foot massager is the best thing ever. She could use it when she is nursing or relaxing in front of the tv watching her favourite series.
The gift of “time”
For a new mom, time is of the essence. This is probably the most beneficial pampering gift you could ever think of. If you are very good friends or close relatives, whenever you are available to go to her and offer her your “services” so she could have some free time solely for herself – do it! All you need to do is take care of her newborn – take her for a stroll, give her a bottle (this is only possible if the baby is on formula, if not, then the mom should firstly breastfeed), change the diapers, and just be there. The mom could take this time to her and take a long bath, read a book, go to the cinema, etc.
The postpartum period is a beautiful time when the whole focus falls on the baby, rather than on the mother. Giving the new mom some fabulous pampering gift would let her know that she is appreciated and cherished.
About the Author
Jasmine Anderson is a Sydney-based lifestyle blogger and a toddler mom. She loves to spend quality time with her family, go thrifting, and spend just a little bit too much time on the internet. Find her here on Twitter.