Mother’s Day is always a celebration, but perhaps even more so for a first-time mom. Whether her baby is a newborn or several months old, she’s probably still trying to get the hang of this thing called motherhood. Although it’s a wonderful experience, being a new mom comes with its challenges — and very little downtime. So, needless to say, she deserves some showering from those who love her most. Skip the baby clothes and necessities, and take this opportunity to buy her something that’s, well, just for her. Here are some of our favorite Mother’s Day gifts for new moms.
The next-best thing to a foot massage at the end of a long day? Comfy slippers. These aren’t just your average pair, though — they’re made with exclusive orthotic footbeds, contain an adjustable hook-and-loop closure for a customized fit, and flexible EVA midsoles that absorb shock and reduce stress on feet, ankles, and knees. What’s more, the open-toe style and faux-fur fabric make them cozy yet cool enough for the warm weather months ahead.
If you’re looking for something a little more sentimental, consider this necklace that captures the tiny footprints of her new bundle of joy. All you need is a photo of the stampings made from baby’s feet at birth to create this unique pendant. The footprints are then impressed into the pure, recycled silver, creating a lasting piece of jewelry that she can wear daily and cherish for years to come. For an added touch, you can also have baby’s name and birth date inscribed on the back of the pendant.
One thing a new mom has little time to do: shop for and cook grown-up meals. Enter Green Chef, a healthy meal kit subscription service. All meals are loaded with nutrients and can be made in as little as 20 minutes. They also offer different plans for specific dietary restrictions. Each delivery contains everything she will need to create three nourishing, flavorful dinners for two or four.
If there was ever a time to spoil her with an expensive beauty product, it’s now — especially if it’s one that saves her precious minutes. This blow-dryer works impressively fast without damaging hair. And, conveniently, Dyson is offering a limited edition gift set for Mother’s Day! It includes the blow-dryer, plus a Dyson Detangling Comb and a Dyson Paddle Brush for quick and easy styling.
This bathing ritual set is designed so that new moms can indulge in a spa-like experience at home. It offers all the luxurious pampering the postpartum period calls for with help from the Rescue & Renew Detox Bath Soak, Detox Face Mask, an exclusive Detox Candle, as well as a washing headband. Plus, all products are formulated without harmful chemicals.
Smartphones are great at capturing photos of the new baby, sure, but there’s nothing quite like the real deal. If you’re looking for a big-ticket item to buy a new mom, the Rebel SL3 is a great pick. It is Canon’s smallest and lightest DSLR camera to date (weighing less than a pound!) and will allow her to capture amazing photos and even 4K videos of all of her baby’s firsts. It also boasts built-in Eye Detection Autofocus to automatically determine where to focus the frame.
This 16×20 custom print tells the story of a child’s birth in the most unique way, combining photo and graphic design. Creating it is easy and can be done in just a few click. All you have to do is insert a few bits of information: name, birth date, due date, birth weight/height, location of birth, one sentence dedication, as well as a photo.
While, at first glance, this seems like a gift for baby, it most certainly comes in handy for any new mom who is in recovery mode. Unlike most playards, which are hard to use, not to mention near-impossible to set up, this one is conveniently put together with one hand — with a one-push open and one-pull close. On one side is a bassinet for daytime naps, and on the other, is a changer for quick and convenient diaper changes.
This meal delivery kit is ideal for a sleep-deprived mom who isn’t in the mood to cook. Freshly-prepared (never frozen!) and culinary medicine-inspired meals will appear at her doorstep, ready to eat. Her hardest decision will be choosing between fish, chicken, meat or veggies!
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