Good gift for a new mom?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery

Maybe food gift cards so she doesn’t feel the need to cook or arrange for someone to come in and clean since she doesn’t have help from her spouse. 

Post # 3
1861 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Gift cards to places that do takeout or delivery food.  Body products from somewhere nice like Lush.  I also liked getting jewelry with my baby’s birthstone on it.

Post # 4
6882 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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pussinboots07 :  Either someone to come clean the house (I wish I had that!) or some paid for nannying/babysitting from a reputable source.  Otherwise if it has to be a physical gift, it needs to be something dad won’t be able to take advantage of – a book she wants to read, bath bombs, etc.  I think the gift of some free time (ie cleaning/sitting) would better though!

Post # 5
85 posts
Worker bee

My fiance gives everyone a diaper genie lol… I would do tons of diapers and things that they will for sure use all the time. Dock a Tot is a popular new item that everyone seems to love too!

Post # 6
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

A weekly cleaner

Post # 7
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

My go-to shower gift is a cute piece of teething jewelry. Something Mom can wear to work or out running errands that she feels good about wearing, that keeps little fingers occupied too. 

For your friend specifically though, I’d probably get her a sitter and a spa package. I can’t imagine how stressed she must be, and it sounds like she might benefit from some relaxing time out of the house. 

Post # 8
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I agree with people above that a house cleaner and a baby sitter (if she is willing to be apart from baby, I wasn’t for a while) are the best material gifts.  And maybe some flowers. 

But really the best thing you can do for her is to be there for her.  This sounds like a really tough time for her, and I’m sure she will need a lot of moral support.

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