Having your first baby is a life-changing experience, to say the least. So, you may be wondering: “what would be practical gifts for first time moms who life is about to completely change?”
This may be especially difficult for those who have never had children or haven’t been a new parent for a long time—as if gift-giving wasn’t already difficult enough.
The good news for you: there are plenty of awesome gifts for first time moms. Who needs a gift more than someone who’s entire world has just been tipped upside down?
Here’s a short list of gift ideas that will rock any mom’s world.
1. Bump Box
Bump Boxes is a company that specializes in creating boxes for women in all stages of their pregnancy, including what they call the “fourth trimester”. The fourth trimester bump box was designed specifically for moms to enjoy once they are out of the hospital after delivering baby.
It is meant to be a fun and cute little way for moms to indulge themselves right after the laborious task of delivering their little bundle of joy because moms need to remember to take time for themselves too!
The fourth trimester bump box includes: Acure dry shampoo, a Glow 9 Organics Energize bath bomb, Acure cleansing towlettes, Bella B post pregnancy recovery cream, and a Mommin’ Ain’t Easy travel mug. This box retails for $49.99 USD and is available online at bumpboxes.com.
She’s officially hit mommy status and she’s more than likely ready to flaunt it. One of the proudest moments of a woman’s life is often when she becomes a mom for the very first time. It is a monumental moment in her personal history and more than likely she is crazy about being a mommy.
So, why not get a statement piece that says exactly that? The favorite jewelry piece for moms right now seems to be the necklace. It’s an easy simple piece that she will be able to rock with almost any outfit. It also holds sentimental value, displaying something so close to the heart.
So, what necklace should you get? There are many different options. A popular choice; however, is the Mom Heart Tag Duo Pendant from Tiffany & Co.’s Heart Tag Collection. This simple necklace features a small sterling silver heart pendant engraved with the word Mom on an 18 in. chain. This stunning little number retails for $175 USD and is available at tiffany.com.
If you are interested in getting her something a little more personalized, you may want to try browsing around on etsy.com. There are many Etsy shops online that offer a wide variety of different styles and personalization options for mom necklaces. The personalized gems range anywhere from around $20-$80 USD.
Different styles of personalized jewelry would be great gifts for first time moms.
As a first-time mom, she is more than likely eager to record any new memories that she makes with baby. This makes keepsake books the perfect gifts for first time moms. They are journals designed to be personal to each and every mom that purchases one.
They provide a safe keeping place for all those endearing little moments that she is going to want to look back on five, ten, fifteen years from now. Children are only little for a limited amount of time, so it is important to cherish it while you can.
There are many keepsake books available on the web. One cute little journal that really stands out is the Mommy’s Memorable Moments: A Daily Journal. This cute little book features spots to record moms first memories with baby. It also includes spots to record funny little moments that she has shared with her young child.
This nifty little book runs for $4.99 USD and is available through multiple online retailers such as Burlington.
If your mommy-to-be is planning on breastfeeding, then you can’t go wrong gifting nursing clothes.
Not only is it pricey to try and stock up on nursing clothes by yourself, but it is also something that can easily be overlooked.
New moms often times concern themselves primarily with what baby will need after he or she arrives and then inevitably forget about what they will need.
Now, you may not want to go out and buy a bra (It just depends on how close you are to this new mom). There are multiple other items that would definitely do the trick. For instance, you can never go wrong with just plain old nursing camisoles or tanks.
They are perfect for the summer time and can be easily layered with a cardigan in the winter time.
Retailers such as Target offer great clothing for nursing mothers, but you may also be interested in looking at consignment stores.
There are many consignment stores out there that only sell clothing for babies, kids, and moms. They offer a good variety of very lightly used nursing wear.
A variety of nursing clothing (tanks, Cardigan, etc.) would make great gifts for first time moms.
Although to some it may seem lame to go the gift card route, you really can’t go wrong here.
Not only are you giving momma the opportunity to buy exactly what she wants, you are also giving her a shopping experience.
New moms need to be able to get out of the house and going shopping is the perfect excuse to get out and about.
If you are looking to make your gift card a little more personalized, try picking a gift card for a store that you know she frequently shops at or enjoys.
Trying to pick out the perfect gift for someone can be a stressful and daunting task, but with these great ideas it is hard to go wrong.
In the end, what she is really going to appreciate is that you took time out of your day to get her a little something. showing that you care will mean the world to her. Have fun shopping for momma and celebrating this wonderful moment in her life!