Mother’s Day is next weekend so it’s time to prepare your gifts in advance! Rope in her husband, family and friends to make it all happen for her.
If you’re out of ideas, here are a few things new mums may enjoy getting:
1. Good phone case
When there’s a baby around, mums will have their hands full so expect the phone to fall at some point during the day. To help protect their phones, invest in a good phone case that will absorb shock when it falls and make sure it covers the sides of the phone well.
2. How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn
After having her first child, reporter Jancee Dunn faced a common problem – her husband wasn’t helping with the baby as much as she has hoped. She sought advice from parenting gurus like Dr. Laura Mackham, couple therapists such as John Gottman and Gary Chapman and time management experts like Julie Morganstern. New mums will like her light-hearted and honest account of the joys and terrors of how relationships can change after kids.
3. Comfy pyjamas
Mums will like to dress up a bit too so get her some pretty and stylish pyjamas to lounge in with the baby. At least, when there are house guests, she will still look presentable!
4. Body oil
Not gonna lie, hormones messing up the skin and the stretch marks after birth put some mum’s down. With a good body oil, she gets to moisturize parched skin, firm up the skin and fade away the marks.
5. Customized wine labels
Mums will appreciate some of the humour. Get her a few bottles of her favourite wines (or drinks that she likes) and start pasting the quirky bottle labels such as Mummy Juice, For Mummy Meltdowns, Mum Losing Her Temper and Baby Threw Car Keys Away.
6. A Mother Is A Story: A Celebration of Motherhood by Samantha Hahn
Samantha Hahn is an illustrator who filled the book with advice, reflection and humour from notable women who are also mothers such as actress Amy Poehler. The illustrations are colourful and mesmerizing, something younger kids will enjoy looking at as well.
7. Hair salon treatment
Another great gift for new mums is to treat her to a hair salon treatment while you take over baby care. It’s a few hours of ‘Me’ time for new mums and you can even extend it to a mani and pedi session!
8. Silicone teething necklace
What new mums want is everything to be multitasking! Luckily for you and mums worldwide, there is this pretty silicone teething necklace. It looks like an ordinary stylish necklace but because it’s made from BPA-free and food grade silicone, babies can chew on it while cuddling mummy. Now mums can look good and also occupy the baby!
9. Home cook food
The best pampering session is still to make home cooked food for her and the family. Nothing beats warm home-cooked meals. It’ll also be nice if someone takes over baby feeding so new mums can enjoy a proper full meal.
10. A photoshoot
New mums may feel shy about their looks and body at this time. Depending on their preferences, maybe a professional photo shoot of the family will help her regain some confidence. It’ll be nice to look back at the pictures when the kids have grown up.