After having a baby, there are a lot of firsts: first stinky diaper, first gummy smile, first try at a word. And while there’s no question that these events are important, there are significant firsts for the new mothers too – like their first Mother’s Day. Finding a gift for such an occasion can certainly be a challenge, which is where this blog post comes in. Below is a helpful list of great gifts that will easily make her day memorable, even though it’s the first of many to come.
If you think insomniacs have it bad, imagine someone who is mentally able to sleep but keeps getting woken up throughout the night. Moms with a newborn baby generally have to get up hundreds of times during the course of a (much needed) 8 hour snooze. This makes her very, very tired. And in a state of crazy, unimaginable exhaustion, finding something to wear at 3AM is just too much to ask. What would make her life easier? A robe. It’s easy to put on, super warm, and – most importantly – comfortable. This one receives top marks because it’s cute, comfy, and reversible – so no matter how it goes on, it’s going to look just fine.
Babies don’t really hang on to the edge of their booster seats during the latest episode of Mad Men, nor do they drool (purposely) over the clothes on Project Runway. This often means that Mom’s favorite shows take a back seat – there is just no way she can stay awake up until 11 to find out what’s going on at Downton. But she doesn’t have to. She could spend precious nap times curled up on the couch with seasons of hit shows at her disposable compliments of Netflix subscriptions and the world’s greatest invention: a DVR.
A Different Kind of Pamper
Babies take a lot of time and a lot of energy. Moms don’t exactly have a whole lot of time to relax – which is often just what she needs. This is where you come in. Plenty of masseuses and manicurists are able to go to their clients, allowing Mom to still be in the comfort of her own home while receiving some TLC. Of course, hiring someone to do this can be a bit pricey but there’s a cheaper option too: pick up some nail essentials and do the job yourself.
All babies grow up, which is why we find ourselves cooing over them and preserving countless moments of cuteness with our cameras. And of the paparazzi ensemble, no one is a bigger stalker than mom. But who can blame her? No one. So you might as well feed into her obsession while it lasts. Since she’ll want to display these precious memories in frames and get a little artsy with scrapbooks, she’ll need the ability to print her pics with ease. In other words, she’ll need a photo printer and preferably one without too many wires. (Her life is already pretty complicated.)
The True Rescue Chef
Buon Appetite, Mama! Elaborate meals can be pretty hard to accomplish – especially with a newborn on your hip. Wouldn’t a new mother just love someone to help her with a few simple meals? Yes. Yes, she would. Sites like this one help you hunt down chef services in her area – and their fees aren’t as steep as you may think, especially when compared to the cost of eating out. However, if you have time to spare, it’s just as appreciated when a non-professional chef makes meals too.
About the Author:
"Katie Straw" is the Gourmet Scribe at GourmetGiftBaskets.com, one of the top suppliers of gift baskets in the nation, and currently resides in Manchester, New Hampshire.