Kami Wells, Wholesale Director, Milk Snob
All new mamas deserve a heaping pile of gifts when they arrive home from the hospital. After all, they are superheros! If you’re like me, you are full of excitement to give the brand new mama something she’ll love. At the same time, though, you’re stumped on what that perfect gift would be. I always catch myself thinking, “What if she already has this?” or “I don’t want to overwhelm her!” or “What if this doesn’t match the nursery?” There are so many unknowns that can make this joyous gifting occasion a little intimidating. Let me give you some tips in finding the greatest gifts that all the brand new moms in your life will love!
Practical Is Best!
Only new parents know the struggle of forgetting to take care of themselves when they bring home their newborn. Simple tasks like cooking and cleaning become almost impossible when their world is flipped upside-down with the arrival of the new babe. This is why simple and practical gifts are perfect. You could hire a cleaning service to do the family’s laundry and dishes for a week. You could organize weekly dinners using a Meal Train website. These are both thoughtful and helpful gifts that any new mom would greatly appreciate!
Gifts That Grow With The Babe!
As tempting as it is to buy the smallest, cutest outfit at the store, a great tip is to buy items that can be useful as the baby grows. The Milk Snob Calm 'n Cuddle Pacifier makes an incredible gift because they are designed for babies 0-6 months. The soft, 100% medical grade silicone material is peace of mind for the mom and soothing comfort for the baby. I would also recommend gifting The Original Milk Snob Cover to any new mom. Not only is the Cover great for breastfeeding moms, but it is also a stylish car seat cover, high chair cover, swing cover and shopping cart cover as the baby grows. My favorite part about gifting a Milk Snob Cover is picking out the perfect print to match the mom’s style or the baby’s nursery. Whether you choose a simple neutral or a colorful character print, she will love it! Don’t forget to throw in a Milk Snob Cubby for the diaper bag, as well!
Pamper Time! (And I Don’t Mean Diapers)
In the process of becoming a mom, it’s easy to forget what it feels like to be pampered. It’s a great idea to spoil that new mom with a gift just for her. As much as she loves her new baby, a few moments away are always deeply refreshing! Here are a few self-care items that make great postpartum gifts:
- A giftcard to her favorite nail salon, boutique, or ice cream shop. This will get her out of the house and give her some alone time to enjoy herself.
- An electric back massage pillow. Stress and sleep deprivation are REAL! A relaxing massage is never a bad idea, even if it’s just for 5 minutes.
- A basket with all sorts of goodies like bath bombs, face masks, and candles. My favorite brand is Sunflower Motherhood. They have a whole collection of postpartum boxes curated specifically for new moms.
The icing on the cake for any gift is a card! Be sure to find a card that will make her smile, laugh, or even cry (she’ll blame the hormones!). Your words will mean more to her than any gift, I promise. She deserves to know just how incredible she is!