Good gift to take a new mama??

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Can you take her a food care-package? Her favorite easy, no-prep, can-eat-with-one-hand snacks? 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Jess1483:  +1 to the care package idea!

My sister brought me a whole heap of treats from Trader Joes — hummus and crackers, fancy dips, dried fruits, nuts, you name it, and it was so welcome. The problem with something like a mani-pedi is that the #1 thing you can’t imagine ever having again after baby is born is FREE TIME. And free time is what you need to enjoy a massage or a pedicure or something. Food is always very much appreciated!!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I say since she’s now 3 months in, that a care package/food isn’t really as necessary as it would have been initially esp since you said she still lives with her mom and has ton’s of help in that area. If you think her mom would watch the baby long enough to get a pedi I’d do that. OR better yet take her and treat her to one while you are there so you can enjoy i5t together and visit.

Or maybe a gift card to a store to get herself some new clothes? I’ve heard that while you expect your PP body to go back to your pre partum size, for a lot of people that doesn’t happen for a good while, if ever. So you get to buy new maternity clothes AND post maternity clothes. Gak.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

A food care package.  As the mama of 2 kids, there is nothing I wanted more than frozen meals so I didn’t  have to cook!If she lives with her mom, she might not need that, but her mom sure might appreciate a break from cooking!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

TwoStatesBride:  What a little shit…. 

Well… idk then… I’m back to a pedi, or maybe a facial, some sort of treat. 

You COULD do clothes, just do them maybe in 6,9 etc month sizes. I’ve been told you get a lot of tiny stuff and not a lot of larger sizes from people, then have to buy a lot of larger sizes yourself.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

TwoStatesBride:  Perfect timing to buy her some 6-9 month adorable summer things and bathing suits! So much cute summer stuff out right now

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Books!  I know she is very young so other things such as a food basket or that mani/pedi might be good too, but if you are looking for something that mom and baby can both enjoy, books!  No, the baby won’t know what is happening or understand, but it is never to young to start reading to a child.  Especially if you get board books that have tactile elements to them like different textures.  

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

TwoStatesBride:  ah, I missed that she lived with her mom … that definitely makes it easier, with built in babysitting and whatnot! In that case, mani/pedi would be a good choice!

As far as baby stuff goes, one thing to consider is buying a selection of cute bibs. My kid has cute clothes coming out her ears, but she is a total spitter-upper so she has to wear a bib all the time. So her cute clothes are always covered up by some big fugly bib that came in a 12-pack at Babies R Us. This past week I bought a bunch of super duper cute bibs (which were more expensive of course) and I am so happy now! Cute bibs to wear over the cute clothes!! Bibs are also great because they’re useful for YEARS, unlike clothes that are grown out of so quickly. So there’s just another idea if you wanted to get something for the baby 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

TwoStatesBride: Like a pp I was going to suggest a food package or how about a gift card for somewhere. 

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