If you’ve got a new mom in your life, whether a sister, cousin, friend, or wife, congrats! This is a wonderful time for them, and an even better time for you to show her your support. After all, being a new parent is an exciting time.
With that said, a new bundle of joy means a lot of changes. Your friend or sister might be experiencing a lot of life transitions like trading in her crazy nights out for midnight feedings and fancy dinners for a tv dinner while she adjusts.
If you’re looking for ways to help ease her into her new role as a parent, here are some thoughtful gifts to support her transition into motherhood.
1. Weighted Blanket
A weighted blanket is a great gift to give to a stressed-out mom who needs a tactile reminder that everything will be okay. It can help with calming anxious fears and may help a new mom sleep more soundly. It also may help with fibromyalgia pain and reducing stress.
You’re not just gifting her any blanket, you gifting her a sense of peace and calm. It’s recommended you buy a weighted blanket that’s 10% of her body weight plus one or two pounds for maximum effectiveness.
2. Instant Pot
As a new mom, planning meals can be stressful when you’re trying to work around the schedule of a baby. So, help her out with an Instant Pot. An Instant Pot is a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, saute/browning pan, and warming pot all in one.
It combines the functionality of several different appliances into a convenient device so not only will she save time, but she’ll also save precious counter space.
3. CBD Oil
CBD oil has been all the rage lately — and for good reason. It’s been showing promise for improving symptoms of certain diseases and disorders. One major health concern CBD does wonders for is anxiety. Anxiety disorders affect close to 20% of Americans but for some people, relief can be found in the form of CBD oils, tinctures, and patches.
Currently, CBD is being used and researched for the issues below:
- May help reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression
- May help reduce feelings of nausea
4. A Self-Care Kit
Instead of just giving a new mother one gift, put together a cute gift basket filled with delicious snacks and beauty products for her very own self-care kit. Sure, she might not be able to go to a spa for a day as a busy mom but she can sneak away to put on a skincare mask or paint her toenails!
Here are some ideas for a self-care kit:
- Facial masks: Include a variety pack so she can have a few to choose from.
- Her favorite bottle of wine: is she a Malbec or Merlot type of girl? Whatever she likes, tuck a bottle of it into the basket!
- Movie tickets: Don’t forget to add a note offering to babysit!
- Snacks: Dark chocolate, dried fruit, nuts, etc. are all great choices sure to make her smile.
- Essential oils with a mini diffuser.
- Not sure what oils to include? Think relaxing scents like lavender, chamomile, bergamot, vanilla.
- A journal: Add some cute, colorful pens to pair with it as well.
- Yoga mat: Encourage her to take some quiet time for herself and stretch.
- Tea: Pick an interesting blend or a unique twist on an old favorite
- Adult coloring book
5. A Meal Subscription
There’s a good chance that the new mom in your life doesn’t want to spend an excessive amount of her time cooking meals. So, gift her with the best gift ever: fully cooked meals delivered straight to her door.
Below are some amazing meal delivery options you can choose from:
Just because she’s a mom doesn’t mean she can’t be an athlete, too! Gift her with some beautiful athleisure so she can be stylish and active. Who said being comfortable has to mean baggy sweatpants?
Matching leggings and a zip-up jacket can take you from errands to lunch with stylish panache. A pair of slide-on sneakers will keep her feet happy whether she’s running to the grocery store or meeting friends for brunch.
Babies are exciting but the birth of a bundle of joy also means one very important thing: mama can drink again. If she’s a fan of wine, ease her back into the sophisticated vino life with a VineBox subscription which offers a range of wines each month.
A gift for the new mom in your life doesn’t have to be too simple or overly complicated. Just take some time to think about what she really loves and pick out a thoughtful gift. If you’ve got no clue, simply use this article as a guide! Happy gifting.