Give an expectant or new mom a gift that is for her alone, instead of the typical gifts for the new baby. Show some love and treat her right with six gifts that are special, sort of indulgent, and perfect for any mother.
1. Personalized Embroidered Satin Robes
Let the new mom wrap herself up in luxury with a beautiful embroidered satin robe, which is the perfect garment for her to recuperate and relax after childbirth. Consider making it extra-special with her name, monogram, or the baby's birthdate embroidered on the lapel. Choose something that will pay homage to her new bundle of joy!
2. Sterling Silver Photo Frames
A new mom will love a beautiful and high-end frame for the very first picture of the new baby. Choose sterling or a silver-plated frame and frame your shower invitation, baby announcement, or another sentimental item in the frame for gifting; the new mom will enjoy adding her own photos later.
3. A Designer Diaper Bag
There is nothing particularly exciting about a diaper bag — unless it is a high-end, designer brand diaper bag. Choose a familiar brand tote or carry-all that can be converted to a multi-function, yet in style, diaper bag. Choose bags with lots of compartments and pockets for the most convenience and utility.
4. Handcrafted Wool or Cashmere Shawl
If you knit or crochet, consider whipping up a beautiful shawl for the new mom to wrap around her shoulders as she recovers in the hospital or to lounge in when she comes home. If you are not crafty, look online for lovely handcrafted varieties that are available to be shipped.
5. A Beautiful Bound Journal or Scrapbook
Treat your special mom to something she might not buy for herself, like a gorgeous bound journal or scrapbook. These become priceless keepsakes and give the mom a chance to jot down her thoughts, experiences, and photos in one special place. Have her name etched on the cover to make it even more cherished.
6. Luxurious Candles or Bath Items
Give gifts that evoke comfort and relaxation; spa-related items are true luxuries that any new mother will enjoy and appreciate. Choose high-quality candles, soaps, bath salts, and cosmetics, and tuck them in a spa-themed tote or fill a clear water pitcher with these goodies that can be used later for a batch of spa water.
Why should babies get all the gifts? Treat the new mom right with one of these six gift ideas that commemorate motherhood in a distinctive way.