Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Gift Ideas for a New Mom
Here are some of my favorite gift ideas to give to someone that's just had a baby:
*Cute and Comfy PJ's- I received new drawstring PJs after 3 of my births. It was really nice having something comfy and new to wear while recovering at the hospital and at home. It was defiantly one of my favorite gifts!
*Magazines- Whatever her interests are in, you can probably find a magazine to match.
*Fuzzi Socks- Bath and body works has some really neat fuzzy socks, but you can find them just about everywhere else too.
*Slippers- Something Cute and Comfy to keep toes warm while caring for baby.
*Journal- I used a journal I received at the hospital to start writing out my baby's birth story and first days of life. I wrote in it before we even went home, which was really nice as the details and emotions were fresh in my mind at the time.
*Peppermint Foot Scrub
*Snack Items- Snack items (especially the new parents' favorites) are always a hit. Hershey's Chocolate, Cookies, favorite drink, bottled water, ect.
*Gift Certificates- Wal-mart, Target, Bath & Body Works, a Restaurant, ect.
*Meals! Bringing a hot-cooked meal is a wonderful gift for a new mom. It means one less meal she or the new dad will have to worry about, which means more time to focus on their new baby! Frozen meals are also nice as the new parents can use the meal on whatever day is best for them.
*Offer to Help- Cleaning her house, or even just holding the baby while she is able to get a shower.
*Personalized Item- Anything with the baby's name, birthstone, or picture on it.
*Gift Baskets- Filled with helpful goodies for the new parents
Whatever the gift is, the kindness and love behind it matters most.
Related Articles on Adventures in Diapering:
*10 Tips for Visiting a New Mom
*Ideas for Keeping a Mother's Journal