Gifts for a new mom
If you have a new mom to shop for, you may want to buy her something for the little one. Don’t do it! She probably already has everything she needs, and she’ll likely be opening lots of baby-related gifts from other people. Instead, opt to get something just for her. • Restaurant gift card: moms can become so busy tending to the needs of their kids, they neglect to put together healthy meals for themselves. This Christmas, help the new mom in your life get a good meal or two from a restaurant she enjoys. Bonus points if the restaurant delivers!
• Spa day: new moms don’t get much time to themselves, so encourage her to carve out a moment for herself with a gift certificate to a local spa for a massage, facial or manicure and pedicure.
• E-reader: if she’s a bookworm, she probably misses the days of curling up with a good book. This type of device is light enough that she can read through marathon feeding sessions with baby and has enough storage to hold a whole library of books.
• Babysitting: you don’t need to spend a lot of money to treat the new mom in your life. Offer to babysit the baby for a few hours so she can go on a date with her partner or even just take a nap.
While gifts for baby are great, gifts for mom are even better. She’ll appreciate it more than you know.