While many people have no problem choosing a baby gift, they have a much harder time trying to figure out the best gift to give a new mom. What do new moms need? It’s actually much more straightforward than one could possibly imagine … fun, relaxation, time to rest and time away from the baby.
New Moms Need Pampering
New moms are exhausted, and their bodies are sore. What better way to relax and heal than with a professional massage? A trip to a day spa, without the baby, is an excellent gift for a new mom. And for a little later, when she’s ready to be away from the baby overnight, buy her a luxurious night at a hotel in town. If you can’t afford a hotel room, offer her your guest room, and make her meals, bring her breakfast in bed. Spoil her a little – she deserves it.
The Gift of a Magazine Subscription for Mom
Having a baby represents a significant change in lifestyle. If a woman has chosen to stay at home with her baby, she may have given up an exciting job and intellectual pursuits. So why not send some thought-provoking reading material her way? Buy her a subscription to her favorite magazine, and she’ll have something to look forward to in the mail. Skip the parenting mags – she’s already immersed in being a parent. Choose something that’s just for her and that reflects her pre-baby self.
An Anthology of Motherhood Stories
Every mother struggles with her new role. Here are some great books of personal stories about the joys and complexities of motherhood. They will offer the new mom some company and support when she feels like she’s alone.
- * Mothers who Think, an anthology of articles from Salon’s on-line magazine archives, edited by Camille Peri and Kate Moses
- * Between Interruptions: Thirty Women Tell the Truth about Motherhood, a Canadian anthology edited by Cori Howard
- * Breeder: Real-Life Stories from the New Generation of Mothers, a collection written by Hip Mama creator Ariel Gore and Bee Lavender.
The Gift of An Outing With the Baby
Taking the baby out can be expensive. It can also be hard to think of baby-friendly places to go. The gift of an annual membership to local activity, such as an aquarium, community center, or zoo is priceless in terms of the incentive to get out and about with baby. She might also appreciate classes like mom and baby yoga, fit for two, or swimming lessons. Ever heard of Gymboree classes? You can thank me later!
The Gift of Time Off for Mom
Being a new mom is exhausting. Offer to babysit for an afternoon or even an evening and give the mom a chance to do whatever she likes – sleep, go for a walk, have coffee with a friend. When you show up, bring her a home-cooked meal so she won’t have to worry about dinner.
Another great idea is to reach out to family, friends, as well as co-workers to chip-in for a surprise appliance gift. Let’s be honest, being a new mom means having lots of baby-related chores to keep up with WHILE still managing the rest of the household task. Dishes, cookware, and even baby bottles and equipment can quickly pile up. This is where a new dishwasher can help tremendously … just like the Bosch 500 Series Dishwasher!
What’s so phenomenal when it comes to the Bosch 500 Series Dishwasher? A lot, and I am glad you asked! Here are my top specification features that I can’t get enough of …
- It is designed with a large interior, which tremendously helps with the loading to comfortably accommodate all types of kitchenware. It is also equipped with a flexible 3rd rack, which is great for cooking utensils and ramekins.
- Every mom (and parents) wants to save in every possible way … and that’s what’s great with every Bosch dishwasher – it is ENERGY STAR qualified and even meets OR exceeds federal guidelines for year-round of energy savings.
- When the little one is sound asleep, no one wants to disturb that peaceful rest. After all, every minute and every second is precious. The quiet operation of the Bosch 500 Series Dishwasher incorporates 18 unique sound-reducing technologies that make a world of difference.
There are a lot more features to highlight, but ONE THING that stood out the most for me is its “Sanitize Option” which reduces 99.9% of bacteria with a hot-wash rinse. You get clean AND also sanitize? SOLD!!!
Want to know more about the Bosch 500 Series Dishwasher? Read all about it here “10 Important Things You Need to Know About Your Dishwasher and The Bosch Home AutoAir™ Bosch 500 Series”.
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As a fellow mom (and soon to be a NEW mom once again), I can attest to this statement “ANY mom would absolutely appreciate the extra time she will gain by not having to do ANY dishes”. I know if I were in this position I would use that time to doze off and get a little shut-eye here and there.
Any of these gifts will be much appreciated by a new mom. Also, don’t forget to tell her you love her and that she’s doing a great job.
Lisa Joy ThompsonNovember 19, 2019
These are such great gift ideas! And a good dishwasher is a total game-changer! Never underestimate the importance of everyday appliances!!!
NicoleNovember 19, 2019
These are such perfect gifts! I have a few new moms on my gift list that these items would be perfect for!
Tara PittmanNovember 19, 2019
A new dishwasher would be an awesome gift. I would have to have many rich friends for this gift
Shannon GrahamNovember 19, 2019
A gift of time of is a HUGE one! Helping with cleaning and basics goes a long way when it comes to being a new mother.
KathyNovember 19, 2019
Those are some really good gift ideas. I would really love to have the dishwasher too. Looks like an amazing one. Great brand too.
SeaRcyNovember 19, 2019
These are great gifts for a new mom! When I was a new mom I loved when anyone would bring dinner over (especially one that required minimal clean up).
ErinNovember 19, 2019
So many of my friends are having babies this year, this roundup of ideas was exactly what I needed for present inspo. Thanks for sharing
Ntensibe Edgar MichaelNovember 20, 2019
Nnniiicceeeeee….I think a dish-washer can do wonders, in my opinion! If that fails, then I would take the Gymboree classes.
Katrina DownieNovember 20, 2019
This is perfect for new mums to be I am currently expecting baby number 2 and hubby has just bought me a dish washer and its a god send
ToniNovember 20, 2019
I really love these! Amazing gift ideas!!
ColleenNovember 20, 2019
All of these are great ideas. The dishwasher is the best gift of all, though. It’s a huge help for moms and dads. Both are so busy, it’s nice to just be able to throw the dishes in the washer and forget them.
Myrah DuqueNovember 20, 2019
There are great gift ideas! The Bosch dishwasher is a favorite. Less doing dishes, especially with a new baby, is a huge help. I’m loving the “Sanitize Option” as well! How cool is that??
Carrie | Clean Eating KitchenNovember 20, 2019
Some really great ideas here for new moms! A good dishwasher is a must for sure!
WrenNovember 20, 2019
I think every new mom needs a new dishwasher! Anything to cut downtime to dedicate to hopefully a quick nap! lol
Matt TaylorNovember 20, 2019
Nice idea for sure for a gift!! A trusted brand, if I am ever in the market for a dishwasher, definitely going to take a look at this one.
AdrianaNovember 20, 2019
Sounds like a neat home appliance. Ive been wanting to swap out my dishwasher, and may look into this one.
Mayuri PatelNovember 20, 2019
Great suggestions what to give new moms. Sometimes time out for herself or with the baby, her favorite magazine all may turn out to be valuable than an expensive gift.
Annemarie LeBlancNovember 20, 2019
Awesome gift ideas. If I were a new mom, I think I would like the gift of pampering and the gift of time off. Oh, and a new Bosch dishwasher would be great too. 🙂
Emman DamianNovember 20, 2019
A subscription box or magazine will be a fun gift for new moms. It will help them for sure!
Sonya VajifdarNovember 20, 2019
Going to send all these tips to my friend who has just become a mom ! Cant wait for her to read these
DESIREENovember 20, 2019
great list, as always, Angela! The sanitizing dishwasher is definitely a dream gift!
MELANIE EDJOURIANNovember 20, 2019
My brother’s partner recently had a baby so these gift ideas are really handy. I love te gift of an outting idea. Great to get mum and baby out and about.
Sarah BaileyNovember 20, 2019
These sound like some great gift ideas for new Mums, I can imagine getting some “me” time for them is a big thing and dishwashers make a huge difference when it comes to cleaning!
joyNovember 20, 2019
can you imagine there wasn’t too long ago a time when moms had to do the dishes by hand, laundry by hand and feed babies and get dinner on table.
Joy at The Joyous Living
Kara GuppyNovember 20, 2019
My daughter is due to have her first baby next month so this is very helpful
tweenselmomNovember 20, 2019
I’ve never had a dishwashing machine but I’m curious about how this wonder works.
EmilyNovember 20, 2019
Thanks for the recommendation, my dishwasher has just packed up so i need to look at getting a new one.
Julie SylNovember 20, 2019
That was such a great feature..! Having my dishes washed so clean and now even sanitized..?! I’m so really into this new Bosch 500 series.
JanelNovember 20, 2019
I would lo e a massage! Or even just an hour to myself, lol!
BrandyNovember 20, 2019
These are some great gift ideas for new moms. I love the list and would have totally adored these gifts that first time I was a Mama.
KiwiNovember 21, 2019
Great tips for gifting new moms. I think any way where the mom can be pampered would make an awesome gift.
CharliNovember 21, 2019
I’m about to come a new mum and would love bit of pampering and time off once the baby comes!
SundeepNovember 21, 2019
I am looking for dishwasher for my mother. Thanks for sharing such cool gifting ideas.
Rhian WestburyNovember 21, 2019
I do think the idea of some pampering or time off would be great for new mums as they don’t get a lot of time to themselves x
CHRISTELNovember 21, 2019
These are some good must-haves and that dish washer looks like serious business!
joannaNovember 21, 2019
I think that the gift of some time off would be the most appreciate one by new moms. It must be pretty exhausting for a new mom to adapt to her new life, welcoming her baby. Some time off is always appreciated.
Rebecca SmithNovember 21, 2019
These are some great ideas. I would have loved a magazine subscription when I was a new mum!
Mellissa WilliamsNovember 21, 2019
That dishwasher sounds great! Friends helping out with the chores would have been so great when I had a newborn!
AnnaNovember 21, 2019
I have an earlier Bosh model! But wow – Sanitize Option looks stunning!
Sarah MNovember 21, 2019
These are some really nice gift ideas for lovely mums. I liked the way you have given ideas for mums doing different roles.
clare minallNovember 21, 2019
These are beautiful suggestion. I so love it when people share gift ideas because we always get nice suggestions.
elizabeth oNovember 21, 2019
I am actually looking for new gift ideas for Holidays. Thank you for sharing your awesome picks. There were all great,
karinNovember 21, 2019
These are awesome ideas for gifts. I think my sister would love the magazine subscription! I just checked a gift off of my list! WOOT!
amyNovember 21, 2019
Those were a great gift ideas! Thank you for sharing, Christmas is almost there and I have done nothing. This could help me so much.
AlexisNovember 21, 2019
The gift of time off is so important! Moms need a break!
Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy BlogNovember 21, 2019
These are some great ideas! My mummy would love a magazine subscription to read, especially when she’s have a cuppa
Erik the Hungry TravellerNovember 21, 2019
Moms deserve the best! These are great suggestions for mommas! Most especially the pampering stuff.
Jess HowlistonNovember 22, 2019
Great suggestions! A few of my friends are either pregnant or just had babies at the moment and I know they would really love and appreciate any of these gift ideas!
Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger TooNovember 23, 2019
A magazine subscription sounds wonderful, especially for those hours spent nursing a little baby
Krystel | Frugal LivingNovember 24, 2019
New moms need all the gifts. I barely use my dishwasher but this one looks great
RebyDecember 1, 2019
Wow! I just stumbled on this blog as I am trying to buy the most practical and useful gift for my newborn niece on her upcoming dedication in a few days. Thank you for these ideas!