Becoming a new mom is a journey like no other. I was a super easy person to shop for before having kids. I loved clothes, shoes, accessories, and anything stylish to add to my wardrobe. Once I became a new mom, my gift wish list changed in a way I would never have imagined. In this post, I talk about different ideas for Christmas gifts for new moms that they will love and appreciate. The ideas come from many mothers I spoke with, as well as my own experience.
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Christmas Gifts For New Moms That They Will Love
DIY Gift Certificate Book
My significant other gave me this idea before I became pregnant. Once, he gave me a homemade gift certificate book for one of my Christmas presents. The cover said, “Gift Certificates For Joyce Only.” When I flipped through it, he created one gift certificate that said, “1-hour massage from yours truly.” After I finished reading through the book, I loved it! It was the perfect gift for me. When a new mom raises her infant in the first year, she will need a lot of support to get through her everyday routine. Here are some gift certificate ideas you can create for a new mom:
- Pick up and deliver groceries
- Get the car washed
- Babysit for one afternoon
- Wash dishes
Meal Kit Deliveries
Christmas gifts for new moms are not always found on the shelf at a store or mall. I wish I used meal kit delivery services when I was a new mom. Meal kit delivery services cut out a lot of the work you usually do, such as grocery shopping and measuring the ingredients. They deliver the pre-measured ingredients and recipe cards to your doorstep. New moms have very little time, so having a service like this would help her a lot. Consider signing up a new mom for meal kit delivery services, such as Hello Fresh, for a month. I would have loved this as a Christmas gift as a new mom.
Massage Gift Cards
It’s not uncommon for new moms to have aches and pains after they give birth. I had lower back pain after I gave birth. In general, massage gift cards are great Christmas gifts for many people. However, new moms can especially benefit with a massage gift card so she can relax and/or have some of her body pain managed.
For new moms, they will be lucky if they can shower or sleep 5 hours in a row in one day. Since cleaning the house is a consistent chore that never ends, getting a new mom housekeeping services for a day or several days would be an excellent Christmas gift.
Household Store Gift Cards
Gift cards to stores that provide household items are one of my favorite gifts. When you become a new mom, re-stocking household items in your home is never-ending. Baby wipes, toilet paper, household cleaners and toiletries are endless supplies that need constant re-stocking. The best gift cards include stores such as Target, Walmart, Amazon, and local household stores. Getting a gift card to your local warehouse club is also a good option, because you can get items in bulk.
I’ve never gotten this as a gift, but I would have appreciated this gift as a new mom. Once you have a new baby, cars can get dirty a lot faster. New moms have the challenge of trying to keep the car clean on a regular basis, since most of their time will already go towards caring for the new baby. Getting her a gift card or paying for a professional car wash or detail will be a very practical Christmas gift for her that she will appreciate.
Electric Breast Pump
Electric breast pumps are a great way for new moms to pump milk for storage. Manual pumps are cheaper, but can be very inconvenient. If a new mom goes back to work or needs to take a little time off from caring for the new baby, having an electric breast pump would be a great option for a Christmas gift.
When I first heard about nursing pillows, I didn’t think they were necessities for new moms. How hard can it be to nurse without a pillow? However, once I started breastfeeding, I quickly realized how important a nursing pillow would be for me. When you exclusively breastfeed, you’re feeding the baby every few hours on a daily basis. A new mom will want to be comfortable and also have the proper ergonomic support. A nursing pillow will help keep her comfortable and supported during feedings. If the new mom you know does not have a nursing pillow, getting her one for a Christmas gift would be perfect.
A nursing bra was one of those other items that I didn’t think were essential for new moms. However, once I started nursing, I realized I needed a new bra that would provide support for my “new breasts.” Also, the milk will soak through your regular bra and clothes, so having a proper nursing bra with pads is essential. If you decide to get the new mom a nursing bra, she will thank you for it!
Finding the right Christmas gifts for new moms is not that hard, once you have an idea that most new moms lack time and energy. Their time and energy end up going towards caring for the baby non-stop. Many people think of going to the mall to shop for presents. The best Christmas gifts for new moms are not likely found in a mall. The best gifts are usually useful and help her get through her hectic schedule.
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