Post # 1
Hi new moms! I’m currently plotting a gift for my sister in law who is due in the beginning of March. They’re a little superstitious, so there’s no registry, and they won’t really talk about what they need/want. I’d really like to get something that mom can enjoy, because I’m sure they’ll receive plenty of gifts for baby! As a new mom, what did you get that was awesome, or what didnt’ you get that you would have just loved??
Post # 3
Things I would’ve LOVED are:
- A pedicure or even gift certificate for a hair cut – b/c those few weeks of new mommy hood are killer on feeling beautiful
- A maid!.. or someone to just help me out 1 afternoon
- Meals I didn’t have to cook – b/c I don’t have time for even a shower much less to prepare food.
- A baby sitter for a few hours at maybe 1mth old. Long enough for me to REALLY need some time off & I was more willing to leave baby at that time than the first couple of weeks.
That was just me thought… I’m sure some of the other bees have some better gifts you could give =)
Post # 4
I agree with a gift certificate to a spa. Another gift I really loved was this nice nightgown that just made me feel “pretty” on nights when I was feeling worn down and gross.
A nice dinner out for her & her husband plus the offer of babysitting would be a nice treat, too.
Post # 5
I loved visitors during the day when most people were at work. Just having company to enjoy was fabulous. And if that company brought something yummy to eat, even better:)
I do also like the idea of a really nice set of pajamas that are good for nursing – but honestly, only if you feel like you really have a good grasp on her style and preferences. Or a super awesp,e pair of slippers, I lived in my Ugg slippers 🙂
Post # 6
OMG I have to say I LOVE the idea of a maid or a cleaner!!! Like someone to do all the washing/ Hoovering-(Physically difficult things after a long labour)
Even if its just once or twice, what a BRILLIANT IDEA!!
Post # 7
The maid would be amazing. Even if it was just a week or 2 after the baby was born. That sounds like it would be an amazing help.
A friend gave me a gift card for a prenatal massage. That was awesome.
Post # 8
Whenever my friends have babies I make them food. One of my best friends is due with #2 in April and she told me that the meals that Darling Husband and I brought them after #1 was born was the best gift she could have asked for. Not having to worry about cooking or spending extra money on take out was a huge relief for them. I made 3 different meals and they stretched them for more than a week. My friend is STILL raving about how awesome having those meals were. This time around they’ll be getting them again since I know how much it meant to her and her husband.
When my Brother-In-Law & SIL had their baby we looked into the one time maid service. It ended up being over $200 to clean their pretty average sized house. I probably could have found it cheaper if I went with someone independant but I figured going with a well known service (like The Maids) when it’s a gift was the way to go. We didn’t end up doing the maid service since we didn’t want to spend that much. Instead we (I say we, but I really mean “I”) made them food as well. Again, they loved it!
Post # 9
I really want a Baby Brezza baby food maker – not sure if SIL is interested in making her own baby food though . . .
If they aren’t registering, and you’re planning to give them the gift after the baby is born (and avoiding any superstitious reactions) a baby swing would probably be a lifesaver. I’m also really looking forward to getting that!
Post # 10
These are great ladies… keep ’em coming!
Post # 11
In would of loved a housekeeper for a few months:)
Post # 12
Someone sent me a weeks worth of food from a gourmet food store. The package included but was not limited to stuffed salmon, baked potato soup, different cheeses, garlic mashed potatos, 2 mini filets-it was the greatest gift I recieved…besides the baby. haha.
Post # 13
definitely a gift certificate to a spa for a massage, facial, or mani/pedi! she might not use it right away, but there will come a time in the first 6 months where sleep deprivation, recovering from labor, carrying around her little bundle, and generally looking/feeling like a hot mess 90% of the time will catch up with her and she will want some pampering.
i just had my first massage since LO was born (he’s 7 months) and the masseuse actually gasped at how tight my back and neck were from hunching over while nursing/carrying around the baby/etc. that massage was heaven!