May 6, 2013

10 Great Gifts for New Moms

New moms deserve their own special category when it comes to Mother’s Day. I am not saying that since I am in the thick of it with our second baby. I am talking about the first time mothers celebrating their first Mother’s Day ever. That first year with the baby is so exhilarating and overwhelming and every woman going through it needs a little special something. Of course, if you can’t wait for Mother’s Day to come around, all the gifts below would be awesome for any new mother at any time of the year. Here are a few of my picks for new mom gifts this year:

Sleepy Jones

A cool pair of PJ’s…because a new mom immediately throws out all the icky pajamas she wore when she was pregnant. (Sleepy Jones)

Initial Necklace for Mom

This cute Sarahchloe initial necklace is a fun piece of everyday jewelry to celebrate baby. (Sarahchloe)

Gifts for a New Mom

When my daughter was 3 weeks old my wise Aunt Pam told me, “reading will keep you sane.” A bookstore gift certificate helps a new mom to stock up on 3am reading essentials like escape novels, new cookbooks, and inspiring volumes for the coffee table.

Rosa Artica

A jar of the best moisturizer ever (!!!) can do wonders for the mind and body. (Kiehl’s)

Pretty thank you cards from E. Frances Paper

Pretty notecards for all the baby gift thank you notes (include on the card that you don’t need a thank you note!) (E. Frances Paper)

Snacks for New Mom

A snack tote of yummy organic nibbles for midnight grazing. Dean & Deluca)

Lipgloss for New Mom

A cool new lipgloss to throw on will help mom feel like a million bucks when visitors stop by. (Nars)

Soap for New Mom

A gentle moisturizing soap to make those precious few moments alone in the shower as nourishing as possible. (L’Occitane)

JMcLaughlin Scart for a New Mom

A beautiful scarf to freshen up her postpartum wardrobe and help her feel normal again. (JMcLaughlin)

Flip Flops for a New Mom

A bag with some comfy flip flops and a massage gift certificate tucked in so she can treat herself when she is ready to venture out without baby. (J.Crew)