Becoming a mother is one of the most transformative and beautiful experiences a woman can go through. It’s a time of love and joy as they welcome their baby into the world and grow into their role. However, it can also be a time when women start to feel under-appreciated or alone, as everyone’s attention tends to shift to their bundle of joy. It is so important for the friends and family of new mothers to show them that they are appreciated and loved, and with Mother’s Day fast approaching, there’s no better time than now!
What do Moms really want for Mother’s Day? First on their list would probably be the ability to sleep in on Sunday morning. And rather than the kids running in with breakfast in bed, perhaps a family brunch after Dad has worn the kids out all morning. Here are a few great gift ideas to spoil the new mother in your life this Mother’s Day to make her feel appreciated, loved, and pampered:
A Spa Day
Is there anything that says pampering more than a relaxing day at the spa? New mothers are often exhausted, so give her the gift of rest and relaxation – treat her to a day of massages, facials, and more so she can unwind, destress, and indulge. A spa day is also a great way to remind her of the importance of taking care of herself, while still showing her just how much you care!
Kids of course always want to make a homemade gift for Mom, but let’s make it something she will use and adore. Pick out a book and have the kids make a bookmark for her.
Work with your child to make marbled paper using these instructions. Once the paper is dry, trace a bookmark and have your child cut it out. While you are waiting for the marbled paper to dry, have a fun little photo session. Your child can dress in her favorite outfit and stand against a plain background. Take a picture of her holding her hands together, above her head (see image to the right). Print on cardstock, cutout, and glue the child’s image on the bookmark. Make a hole punch by her hands at the top so it looks like she is swinging from the bookmark’s ribbon. Tie some ribbon through the hole and place it in a book for Mom.
Your child can add a few coupons such as, “Vacuuming the living-room and dining-room free of charge.” Or “A back massage from me!” Check out more coupon ideas here. Based on your child’s age, write their coupons or help them spell as they practice their writing skills.
A necklace or bracelet that has the name or initials of her new arrival is a gift that any new mother will cherish and wear daily! This is a thoughtful way to gift her something beautiful to commemorate such a special time and let her bask in that new title of “mom”.
A Photography Session
Newborn and new family photos can often be overlooked in the hustle and bustle of a little one’s arrival – leaving many new moms wistful later that they never captured that sweet time on film! This mother’s day, gift her a photography session with a local photographer so she has beautiful memories for years to come. It will be so special for her to have images of her bonding with her newborn to look back on once they’re grown.
A Coffee Machine
It’s no surprise that coffee is a new mom’s best friend, so this Mother’s Day, upgrade her current set up so she can enjoy a delicious cup the next time she wakes up way too early! Make sure to choose a machine that’s not only great quality but also easy-to-use – remember that she might be using it only half-awake! She’ll love having a reminder of your love every morning she drinks her daily java.
No matter how you choose to pamper the new mother in your life this Mother’s Day, make sure she knows you’re thinking of her and appreciate her for the woman she is, not just the new mom she’s become! Motherhood can often overshadow her individual needs and wants, so remind her that you support and love her through every chapter in life. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, both new and experienced – your sacrifices and love do not go unnoticed. Check out more ideas to make a homemade gift for Mom, here.
About The Author
Kelsey Dickson has over 15 years of experience working with children as a nanny, preschool teacher, and now a mother. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education and is a Certified Potty Training Expert. At Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny she is the eLearning and Social Media Manager. Check out our online childcare classes, such as Baby Sign Language and Sleep Coaching 101! In her free time she enjoys gardening with her children, going for walks with her family, and discovering local wineries in New England.