These five gift ideas can give you some inspiration if you’re shopping for gifts for a new mother.
Baby Gift Hamper
A new mother is going to need dozens of items for the baby, and will probably be too busy to shop for them all. A baby gift hamper solves that problem; it comes full of useful accessories, clothing, diapers, bath products and toys. Hampers for new born babies come in a range of sizes, and you can usually choose specific items, based on the mother’s needs or interests. A baby gift hamper is an affordable and practical way to make sure both the mother and baby have all those essentials in the days and weeks following delivery.
Bath and Body Set
The life of a new mother is stressful, and a bath and body set allows her the opportunity to relax, pamper herself and have some ‘me’ time. Sets range in size and price, and contain such relaxing items as soap, shampoo, scented candles, lotions and even sachets of flavoured tea. If you’re stuck for a gift idea, you can’t go wrong with something that’s designed to relax, rejuvenate and revitalise.
No new mother wants the job of washing diapers all the time. A nappy service can be pre-paid as a gift and allows the recipient to take a break from all that nappy washing. Although different companies operate differently, the basic concept is the same. Once you have accrued enough dirty nappy s, someone comes to your home, collects them, washes them and drops off a supply of new ones. It’s a simple yet much appreciated idea.
Gift certificates are available for just about anything these days, and should be seen as a thoughtful way for a new mother to get what she really wants. You can buy gift certificates in different amounts for her favourite restaurant or coffee bar, baby store or gourmet supermarket, wine subscription club or the local spa or fitness centre. And you can even buy a certificate that covers a predetermined amount of babysitting time, so she can actually go out.
Meal Delivery Service
Just like changing a nappy, cooking meals is something that most new mothers don’t have a lot of time for. There are various companies that offer some sort of meal delivery subscription service, and they can be useful for just about everyone who is typically too busy to cook, including new mothers. Again, the terms and conditions vary, as do the length of the subscription, but you can expect a range of ready to cook, nutritious and tasty meals to arrive at the recipient’s home several times a week. Most meal delivery services allow you to customise your order, for those who have dietary requirements or food allergies.