While receiving gifts you wouldn’t ordinarily buy yourself, let’s face it: if you’re a new mom, chances are you would just prefer some help! But most of us would agree that asking for help is easier said than done. So, on this Mother’s Day, I’ve put together a list of gifts for new mothers who could use a helping hand.
Each of these gift ideas are intended to provide assistance without judgment. I encourage every friend, partner, neighbor, and everyone in between to consider ways to offer an outstretched hand or thoughtful gift to a new mom on this Mother’s Day.
It can be as simple as stopping by to pick up the mountain of laundry, drop off some groceries, deliver a home cooked meal, or offer an hour of your time for an unconstrained venting session.
Whatever gift you want this Mother’s Day, remember that it is always the simple things that go a long way! Read on to discover 10 gifts for new mothers to pamper and pamper them for.
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Give the new mom in your life the encouragement she needs with these thoughtful cards. Remind them to embrace motherhood openly and joyfully and to face positive, radiant energy every day.
My favorite set is from FourthTrimesterMama on Etsy. Her warm and lively card games of 20 confirmation cards (printed on front and back) contain 40 uplifting messages to validate new moms and remind them that they are rocking motherhood. In addition, these decks enable women to have a positive postpartum experience.
Instead of giving tips on how to get the baby to sleep through the night, they are reminded of the wonderful mother they are and who loves their baby. Instead of questioning their eating habits, they are reminded that motherhood is not a competition and that there is a bond with the baby every day. Instead of telling them how to lose baby weight, it reminds them of how amazing their bodies are for giving birth, nourishing, and protecting their baby. That is the positive attitude that every new mom needs.
I don’t like cooking on the best days and you’d better believe post-baby is no different. After I was born with Liam, a friend sent groceries for a month and it was amazing. Not only did I not have to think about what was for dinner; But I also had healthy foods and snacks on hand. One of my favorite gifts for new mothers is this “Treat Your Right Set” by Public Goods, which includes a skin-nourishing mini lip balm, durable and environmentally friendly bamboo straws, a lightly scented travel lotion, an aromatherapy lavender oil, a skin-exfoliating Ayate bath strip and deliciously crunchy candied pecans.
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If you’re a new mom’s girlfriend or partner, this is for you. Create a voucher book With tasks that you want to take on, mom can have a moment to rest. This could be anything from helping with meal prep to coming to collect your laundry and return it clean and folded. Get creative!
Staying hydrated as a new mom is very important, especially if you are breastfeeding. To maintain adequate coverage, your intake must match your performance. Make new mothers anywhere between 20 and 40 ounces of breast milk a day, Therefore, in addition to your daily intake without breastfeeding, your body needs more fluids, which is about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluid per day for women.
Gifting a new mom a water bottle is a reminder to stay hydrated. Make sure it’s dishwasher safe because mom has enough to wash. Glass water bottles offer a chic and eco-friendly option. Those porter water bottles This reusable water bottle is made of durable, lightweight glass and is wrapped in matte protective silicone. It is an environmentally conscious and stylish replacement for one-way, plastic or metal canteens. Dishwasher safe and BPA free!
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I am obsessed with that Soak hip bath. This well thought-out blend of natural ingredients is ideal for regeneration and was developed to alleviate immediate discomfort after giving birth. In all honesty, this relaxing bath is perfect for any new mum adjusting to their new life.
It’s safe to say that for at least the first 30 days after giving birth, you don’t leave home often and try to take naps whenever you can. Being in your PJ all day can get a little boring. So why not give your new mom higher loungewear as a gift? Right now I love that Lunya double V jumpsuit made of washable silk. This super-luxurious transition piece has a double V-silhouette that’s a party in the back and a party in the front, with a full body seam detail in the front that gives it a chic edge. Oh, and since it’s washable silk, you can toss it straight in the machine with everything else.
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I’m all so in love with my sweat set from FIT the label. MATE is a clean, must-have brand that is sustainably made in Los Angeles using non-toxic, natural and organic materials. There are so many chic colors to choose from, but I went with “Bone”. To use BRANDY20 for a 20% discount!
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A classic button up
As a former stylist, you can’t go wrong in my professional opinion a classic white button-down. They’re so easy to breastfeed and easily paired with your sweat for a quick zoom meeting.
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Let’s face it, for the first few weeks (and months) showering, let alone washing your hair, is hard enough. So take the salon home to your new mom. She can choose between a haircut, a blowout or make-up – whatever her pampering heart desires.
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Making the transition to motherhood is one of the biggest life changes you will ever make. Sometimes this transition can be unpredictable and you will need a little assistance to navigate through it. Why don’t you offer the new mother in your life the opportunity to receive this support? Sign them up for a free coaching consultation and give them the group coaching resources where they can share the journey with other new moms.