We asked moms to list the top 15 gifts they received (or wish they had!) after becoming a mother.
It was a mix of pampering services, products and experiences. Read on to find out how to make the new mom in your life happy this holiday season:
1) FACIAL. Most of the moms we asked told us they would have loved a facial after becoming a new mom. Send your loved one a gift certificate to a spa near her.
2) MASSAGE. Every single mama we asked said she would have loved more massages during pregnancy and after becoming a mother.
3) HAIRCUT/BLOW OUT
. There's a theme developing here - New moms want to be pampered. We love Drybar
because they specialize in blowouts and have locations all over the US. Glamsquad
is also great because they'll come do your blowout at home.
4) MOMMY & ME CLASSES.
These classes are wonderful because it's an opportunity for new moms to get out of the house with baby and to meet other mothers. There are all types of mommy & me classes
including music, yoga, play, swimming, etc. Find local classes where your loved one lives by doing a Google search and send them a gift certificate.
5) STYLING SESSION
. Getting dressed can get pretty difficult during pregnancy, but it's especially challenging afterwards when you still have a bump and want to hide it. Finding nursing friendly clothes
is also a challenge, which is why investing in a stylist will make a new mom's life SO much easier. For NYC based moms, we love stylist Jenny of Yoursoulstyle
, otherwise email us
and let us know where the pregnant mama you love lives and we'll find a stylist near her!
6) A NIGHT OUT. This was also popular among the mothers we surveyed so find the couples' favorite local restaurant and send them out for a romantic evening. For the perfect night out include #12 below - a babysitter!
7) CASHMERE PONCHO
. A luxurious cashmere poncho is the perfect gift this winter. Our best selling Rachele poncho
is a favorite among pregnant and nursing mothers. And no guessing on size because one size fits all. There's a hidden latch on the inside that holds the sweater up while breastfeeding.
8) GIFT CARD.
Giving clothing as a gift can be difficult, which is why we think a Gift Card
is the ideal gift for a breastfeeding mom. Let her choose.
9) PHOTO SESSION
. Every mother wants photos of their precious little one. We recommend Classic Kids
photography and they have studios all over the U.S.
10) FOOD DELIVERY. Grocery shopping can feel daunting after having a baby which is why we love Blue Apron. Mom chooses her weekly menu and they deliver the freshest ingredients plus easy to follow recipes to your door.
Anything to help a mom sleep better at night will be much appreciated. Our 100% cotton Italian made Mila pajamas
are the ideal gift for a nursing mom - the easy to open snaps make night nursing SO much easier.
Many moms told us they would have LOVED a babysitter as a gift. We found these great websites SitterCity
that offer babysitters around the country. Or if you live near the mother offer to babysit yourself!
13) "DIAPER" BAG. Fem
is a new brand we discovered that makes gorgeous bags that have all the space and pockets a new mom could ever need! This bag
is a forever piece that mom can use well past the diaper stage. They also have a gorgeous changing pad
that doubles as a clutch.
14) SLEEP BOOKS.
Sleep is a HUGE issue for new mothers and we found these books
extremely helpful. A new mom would definitely appreciate a set of sleep books to help her get through baby's first year.
And last but not least...
15) PINK CHAMPAGNE
. If it's a girl, send a bottle of Rose Champagne
so mom can celebrate! If it's a boy, a regular bottle of champagne will be much appreciated as well :)