Holiday season is fast approaching, and you know just what that means: time to start shopping for presents! Now is the ideal time to start thinking about what to buy for your friends and family members – it can be hard to think of creative gifts, especially for new or expecting mothers. However, since there is still over a month until Christmas rolls around, you have plenty of time to brainstorm for potential present ideas. If there’s a new mom in your life, don’t start your search for the perfect holiday present without preparing first – read our guide to holiday shopping for new moms for some inspiration.
1. Cotton Cable Hat & Bootie Set
Nothing is worse than a chilly baby, and winter is the coldest season of the year. Help a new mom out by giving them a warm and cozy cotton cable hat and bootie set this holiday season! They’ll be grateful to receive such a thoughtful and unique present.
2. Personalized Baby Blanket
This is another great wintertime gift, since a cuddly baby blanket is a necessity in the cold winter months. Having a cotton or cashmere baby blanket personalized adds a wonderful touch to this already practical gift, and turns it into a momentum that the family will keep for years to come.
3. Offer to Babysit
For some parents, this will be the best gift you could possibly be them. Being a new mom or dad is an exhausting endeavor, and there is no break from it! Give them a night off, and offer to baby sit for a few hours as your holiday gift this year. They can use this to either catch up on some much-needed sleep, relax and unwind, or to go out on a date night. Either way, they’ll be excited to receive this gift!
4. Two-in-One Baby Blankets
The less toys and items Mom has to keep track of and worrying about tripping over, the better. Thus, make her life a little less hectic by getting the new baby a blanket that doubles as a snuggly sleep accessory and a fun, plush toy. These Picnic Pal blankies from Apple Park are an excellent gift idea – babies can alternate between cuddling and playing with their new lamb, ducky, rabbit, monkey, or bear! In addition, these blankets can be embroidered for a personal touch.
5. Spa Day
This idea may seem cliche, but it’s for a reason! If there’s anyone who deserves a spa day, it’s a new mother. Odds are that she hasn’t taken much time to care for herself since the baby came along, so treat the new mom in your life to a massage or a facial at the local spa. Perhaps she can go during the time you offer to baby sit in – see tip #3!