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New Moms Need More Than Baby Gear

Most gifts that new moms receive cater to the new baby’s needs. New moms love and appreciate these gifts. However, if you want to really please a new mom, give her a personal gift. This will show her that you are thinking about her needs and comfort, as well.

Each new mom is individual. With a little forethought you can come up with a gift that will take her breath away, as well as pamper her. The key to giving a new mom a gift is to bring some form of pleasure to her life, as well as catering to her individuality.

Many new moms can feel as if they lose their identities when a new baby comes. Show her that you know who she is and that you appreciate her. You do not even have to purchase a gift. Simple things such as offering your time to come and watch the baby while she naps or shops will be appreciated. An offer of cooking a meal for her and her family once a week for a month will also become something that a new mom would appreciate.

Gift Ideas for the New Mom

  • Soft gowns, housecoats, and house shoes.
  • Casual clothes such as lounging pants and oversized shirts.
  • Books on her favorite subjects.
  • CDs of her favorite artists and bands.
  • Gift baskets of hair products, bath products, powders and perfume samples.
  • Box of chocolate, or other favorite candy.
  • Gift cards to her favorite restaurant.
  • Gift card to her favorite spa or hair salon.
  • Plants, trees or flowers for the new mom who has a green thumb.
  • Subscriptions in a “Cake of the Month” or “Fruit of the Month” club.
  • One of a kind gifts made from recycled material
  • Subscriptions to her favorite magazines.
  • Movie passes.
  • Card for her to cash in for you to babysit.
  • Hire a cleaning service to come into her home.
  • Hire someone to steam clean her carpets.
  • Personalized stationary.
  • Camera and film.
  • Scrapbook supplies for the mom who likes scrapbooking.
  • Paints, brushes and supplies for a painting mom.
  • Pay to have her car cleaned and detailed.
  • Volunteer to clean out her garage or attic.
  • Pay someone to organize her closets.

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