10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for New Moms!
Looking for gift ideas for a new mom for Valentine’s Day? Chocolate and flowers are nice, but they are not always the way to a woman’s heart. Turn Valentine’s Day into something more meaningful this year with our top 10 thoughtful gifts for new moms.
1.) Bring Over a Home Cooked Meal or Two
It could be a relief for her, even for one night, that she doesn’t have to cook dinner. Instead, she could save that time for self-care by reading for a bit, taking a hot bath while the baby is napping, or sitting and journaling by a candle.
2.) Let Her Sleep
If there is one thing many new moms want…it is sleep and more of it. Offer to watch the baby overnight or come over in the morning and let her sleep in while you care for the baby. This is something so simple yet so needed for exhausted moms.
3.) Offer to Watch Her Baby for a Date Night
Sometimes the best gifts can’t be bought. Many new moms are hesitant to let anyone watch their newborn—and rightfully so. If you are a close trusted friend, use it as a gift! Let her enjoy her time with her husband/wife/partner without worrying about the baby. Even if it’s just for a few hours, she will be so thankful.
4.) Relaxation in a Box
Now, this is a real treat. It is a pillow that goes into the microwave and can be used on the neck, back, or really anywhere. The heat and aromatherapy promote relaxation and can be used when breastfeeding, bottle feeding, or after the baby is in bed. If there is anything a new mom may want, it’s a few minutes to relax and this will help with just that. These pillows come in various shapes, sizes, and scents. Check it out here.
5.) Pamper Her a Bit
Spas can be a bit pricey, but most moms would love to have a massage, manicure, or pedicure. Pick whichever one is within your budget, and she will love it. Of course, the baby cannot go along, so couple this gift with a few hours of watching the baby.
6.) A Sparkle She Will Hold Dear
If she is one who loves jewelry, you could order a custom necklace or bracelet with the baby’s name and birthstone. As a customized piece, plan appropriately so it arrives in time! This customized jewelry can be found here.
7.) Personal Reminders
This is seriously one of the sweetest things we have seen. You buy the journal and fill it out with the things you love about her! Being a mom is hard, and this could be a great thing for her to read when she is having a hard day. This can be found on here.
8.) Laughter in a Box
Parenting can be hard and there are a lot of firsts as a new mom. Sharing these new experiences with other moms is a great way to identify with others and find comfort in this new journey. Not only will this game inspire fun, laughter, and good discussion, but it is small enough to fit in a diaper bag or in the car for spontaneous gatherings. You can find it here.
Like Apples to Apples? This is a mom version, check it out here.
Mom Truths Game has great reviews and was created by moms for moms! Check it out here.
9.) Moments to Record and Remember
It is no secret that moms are busy. In fact, some moms look back at the newborn stage and it is all a blur. A journal is a great reminder to encourage her to record meaningful moments. Although it isn’t practical to journal every day, this five-year journal is concise and well organized for her to reference and read those precious memories for years to come. This journal is set up to write down just a few sentences per day, it can be found here.
10.) Cut from the Same Piece of Cloth
Isn’t it the cutest thing for a mom and baby to have matching shirts? We think so too. There are a lot of fun matching shirts out there. This one is our favorite. Find it here.
Or if you want to include Dad too, there is a shirt for all three here.
We hope this list has sparked some ideas for you! If you have received a favorite gift before and don’t see it on the list, what was it? Leave a comment below and let us know. We would love to hear from you.
Kayla Loschky, RN, BSN