7 Perfect Gifts for a New Mom
Being a new mom is an exciting and beautiful period of life, welcoming a little miracle into the world. It's also a time when a woman’s body is changing, the challenges of learning how to care for a newborn can be difficult, and exhaustion levels are at an all time high.
For the new mom in your life--whether it be your wife, sister, friend, or partner, try to focus on new mom gift ideas that are for them and can encourage self-care, ease the daily routine, and have beautiful sentiments. Also, when deciding what to buy a new mom for herself, consider her personality and lifestyle--Is she a beauty enthusiast? An active go-getter? Or a thoughtful homebody?
With that in mind and Mother’s Day coming up, Bygge Bo has compiled a list of the top gifts for a new mom that are both functional and thoughtful. From relaxing pamper gifts for an at-home spa experience, to more practical items that can help keep new moms sane, get inspiration to help you choose the perfect gift for a new mom.
1. Nursing Pillows & Breast Feeding Support
For new moms that choose to breastfeed, it can take time and practice to get the hang of it. And without the right physical support, breastfeeding multiple times a day and night can lead to shoulder and back pain as well as wrist injuries. Nursing pillows can be great practical gifts for a new mom to create a supportive, comfortable, and easier breastfeeding setup.
The bbhugme nursing pillow is a great nursing pillow option as it provides adjustable firmness to provide optimum comfort and support as the baby grows. It's lightweight and comes with a handy travel bag to easily travel with on the go.
The Myrtle & Maude Breastfeeding Gift Kit, is not only beautifully packaged in a pretty floral gift box, but also super useful for Breastfeeding mums. The kit includes herbal 'Milk Flow' support tea, reusable bamboo breast pads, soft cotton muslin cloths. Full Myrtle & Maude range available here.
2. A Floral Arrangement
For a new mom’s first Mother’s Day, a gorgeous bouquet of flowers is sure to make her day! With lots of online options available or even better support your local florists this Mothers Day.
3. A Cute Graphic Bodysuit for Baby
This Finn & Emma I Love Mom Bodysuit is a cute way to make a new mom feel special and loved by her new bundle of joy as a first Mother’s Day present from baby. Simple and comfortable made of buttery-soft organic cotton, this adorable bodysuit is perfect for all sizes and activity levels.
4. Luxurious Skincare & Beauty
Spa gift cards are generous gifts, but new moms may not yet be ready to leave a precious newborn baby at home. A luxurious gift set from the Dublin Herbalists can help create that spa-like experience at home. Indulgent hand creams, body scrubs, bath bombs, and body butter are sure to encourage an over-tired new mom to pamper herself with a bubble bath and self-care. New moms deserve moments of relaxation and rejuvenation to regain a little bit of their pre-mammy selves.
5. A Piece of Sentimental Jewellery
A gorgeous gift idea for a new mom is a sentimental piece of jewellery such as ‘Mama’ necklaces or personalised bracelets engraved with the baby’s name or initials. These jewellery pieces are so special and make great first time mom gifts from husbands or partners--hint hint! We love our fellow Irish brands including Chupi and Lulu+Belle.
6. Versatile Changing Bag
Every new mom needs a stylish and functional changing bag to carry all the baby essential items for on-the-go activities, but also one that has the versatility to convert into a gym bag or handbag. Zip compartments, pockets and sleeves are critical to keeping a changing bag organised with all the diapers, wipes, bottles, snacks, changing mats, etc. in tow.
Bygge Bo offers a range of versatile changing bags including the minimalistic quilted Cam Cam Copenhagen Diaper Bag designed for the everyday, and the sporty yet feminine Tiba & Marl Raf Holdall Floral Duffle Changing Bag or for a gender neutral bag Tiba & Marl have you covered.
7. A Home-Cooked Meal
With so much of her time being consumed with caring for the baby, a new mom may forget to properly look after herself with regular healthy meals. Treat the new mom in your life with a delicious home-cooked dinner to really make her feel special.
If you need any personalised assistance with choosing new mom gifts for a spouse, sister, friend, niece, or other lovely woman in your life, please reach out to us here at Bygge Bo. We’d be delighted to help you discover gifts for a new mom!