(Closed) Best gift for second-time mom?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

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brlabrat:  How about a gift certificate to a spa near her so she can get a massage or two? If that’s her thing..most moms-to-be and moms I know really appreciate that!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I’d suggest a spa gift certificate, gift certificate for a meal delivery service, or gift certificate to a cleaning service.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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brlabrat:  I think the robe is a lovely idea – it’s something that she can use and even take to the hospital with her, yet is also a bit of a luxury and a treat if it’s a special one that she probably wouldn’t otherwise splurge on for herself. I just got a good friend who’s about to pop with her second bubba a super soft and fluffy dressing gown to help her through winter here and she put it on as soon as she opened it!!

Gift certificates will always get put to good use and I’m sure are appreciated, but I get the impression you might want something a little more personalised for this particular occassion. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’d figure out how much freezer space she’s got. Make her dinners, freeze them and write the re-heating instructions on top. A spa is great, but when is she going to get the time to go? Most moms wouldn’t want to be away from their little ones within the first few months, and if she’s breastfeeding it might be tougher. Make her dinners, that way she can just toss ’em in the oven and bam, family is fed. They get good meals and she can spend more time with the runts.

ETA: A robe is a good idea too.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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brlabrat:  You could give her some restaurant gift cards to places she likes that also have carry-out. That way she has the option for date nights or tasty food for home!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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brlabrat:  I got my SIL a 6 mo supply of Honest Company diapers they delivered to the house every month for her 2nd baby…she loved it. You can do tons of other bundles too. I love Honest Company

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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brlabrat:  Yeah, I agree that the practicality of a spa certificate might not work in this situation. Not only is there the time/scheduling issue, she may also not be super comfortable with something like that right now. Stripping down, lying on milk-producing breasts, getting a treatment on hormonal skin, or not wanting to use new products/put chemicals on her body are all potential factors that could prevent her from enjoying a spa day. If you go the certificate route then I think something food related would be more practical – such as a gift certificate to a favourite restaurant that also does takeaways or delivery. 

Another alternative would be to maker her a little pamper pack yourself with some luxury products and other things to treat herself with on rough days. A special hair towel can be very useful (gets wet hair out of the way while you are tending to a screaming newborn without ruining the potential for styling later!), and a lavender scented heatpack for aches or pains and relaxing can be nice. I think something like that or the robe that will really make her feel a bit special on those difficult days would be the nicest gift to receive 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

A babysitter.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

When my friend had her second baby I got her a gift pack of some really useful stuff – diapers, baby wipes, baby powder, baby wash etc. I also got a kids DVD for her toddler (he loves the Wiggles), she loved the DVD the most because she could put it on when baby was being fussy and her toddler would just dance in front of the TV for 15 mins while she settled baby. She has since said that it really helped with the transition stage while her toddler got used to not being the only child. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Blue Apron or Plated gift certificate?

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