1. A Home Cooked Meal
There is almost nothing that a new mom appreciates more than a home cooked meal. When you have a baby, sometimes it is a full day just doing baby care while recuperating. Trying to come up with a meal you can get on the table on top of that can be very difficult. Receiving a home cooked meal takes that concern off of a new mom's shoulders, at least for that day. That is why this is one of the best gift ideas for new moms.
2. Gift Cards for Restaurants
This is another nice idea for a gift for new moms. Gift cards for restaurants are always appreciated. They can be helpful in several ways. They can be used to get takeout or as an opportunity for the new mom to get out of the house. The couple can even choose to get a babysitter and use the gift card for a date.
3. Babysitting Coupons
Babysitting coupons are great to give along with a gift card or alone. It is just a way of letting the couple know that you would be happy to spend a few hours with the baby. There may be times that the new mom has an appointment or some errands to run. It could also be for a date night for mom and dad. This is also a gift that costs you nothing but is priceless to a new mom.
4. Bath and Body Products
Bath and body products are a great gift idea for a new mom. She may not have time to put on her makeup yet, but she can enjoy bath and body products. If you know her favorite scent, that is great. But if you don’t, you can just get small sizes of several different fragrances. You are more than likely going to get it right with a couple of them.
5. Cute Yoga Pants
Let’s face it. Very few new moms fit right back into their jeans after having a baby. I know that I didn’t. In the meantime, yoga pants become your best friend. A cute pair of yoga pants is always great to receive.
6. A Book about Parenting
A book about parenting can be a good choice. If you are unsure if you have made a good choice, you can always read reviews online. You might choose one that you loved reading with your own children. New moms are usually interested in learning about the parenting adventure that they have started on. This also gives them something to read while they are feeding or rocking their little one.
7. A Gift Card for a Mani/Pedi
This is a gift to make mom feel pampered. She may feel like she isn’t getting to put a lot of time or effort into herself with all of the time and attention a newborn takes. Going out for a mani/pedi can be just the ticket to cure that. It is a chance to just focus on herself for a little while. This is another gift that pairs beautifully with a coupon for free babysitting. I want to hear your thoughts. What do you usually give as a gift for new moms? I would love to read all of your ideas!