Mother’s Day is always a special day of the year to celebrate mom, but for new mothers, the day can be extra meaningful to spend with her family, especially her new little one. If a family member or close friend has become a new mom since last May, here are some gift ideas she’ll love.
DIY foot-printed heart, framed
Purchase hand paint in the color of your choice–it may be fun to pick a complementing color depending on if the newborn is a boy or girl. Buy a nice black or grey frame and sheets of fitted, good quality cardstock. (You can also cut cardstock to fit the frame.) It may take a few tries with a newborn, so make sure you have some practice sheets. Carefully dip the newborn’s right foot in the paint and press onto the cardstock at a 45 degree angle. Then, take their left foot and repeat the step with the toes pointing the opposite direction. Try overlapping the heels to create the bottom of the heart shape. Once completely dried, place in the frame. You could also stencil in “Our First Mother’s Day” below the heart-shaped footprints.
Personalized jewelry or charm
This is a popular gift to give new moms. There are plenty of stores online and even local jewelers that will personalize a pendent or sell letter charms. Consider purchasing the initial of the baby’s first and middle name or having a pendant engraved with the baby’s name.
Dinner delivery for a month
New parents, especially new moms, can sometimes feel like they’re back in college when it comes to dinners after the baby is born. Anything convenient, fast or instant becomes the dinner menu norm. Try finding a local meal delivery service to have meals delivered during the week to the new family. This gift won’t disappoint!
First-year digital photo frame
Pick a nice digital photo frame and have it engraved or personalize it yourself with “_____’s First Year.” The frame can be reserved for photos of the baby from his or her first year with mom and dad. It will be a gift that will be loved for years to come.
Finally, you can’t go wrong by gifting a new mother a spa day or getaway day with girlfriends. Offer to babysit her little one on a day of her choice so she can head to the salon, spa or nail boutique for a little primping. Add a gift card to her favorite spot for lunch or an early happy hour. She will love this!