Whether you’re going to a baby shower or just want to give a new mom some presents to help her on her journey, you might be wondering what some of the best gift basket ideas are to new moms.
Choosing gifts can be difficult, a good gift basket should include some practical gifts for the baby but also something for the mom to treat herself and help her relax in what can be a very overwhelming time.
Well we’ve listed some of the best gift ideas including practical, fun and relaxing gifts that the mom and baby are sure to love.
The first months of being a parent are filled with a lot of bad smells, and unfortunately, there’s no getting away from this! You might be surprised at how nice it can be to have a nice smelling candle in the house to bring in some nice scents as gift basket ideas meant for Mom. A candle can do more than this as well, it can really help mom to relax, ease anxiety, and get a well deserved good night’s sleep. Lavender, Rose and Camomile are some lovely scents to help you rediscover a sense of calm.
Stretch Mark Oil
Carrying a baby for 9 months is a real achievement and one that can take its toll on the skin. A woman’s belly will vastly change shape over the course of a pregnancy as it grows and then then shrinks again.
Stretch mark oil can help offer a little encouragement to help the mom’s skin to remain soft, smooth and elastic. As circulation increases during pregnancy this can also cause skin to feel drier. Look out for special stretch mark oil which can be massaged into the skin to fill it with vitamins and minerals to help nourish it again.
Regular breastfeeding can be a real pain if the mom doesn’t have clothing that is easy to undo or take off. Also as a woman’s breasts grow after childbirth, they will most likely need some new clothes to fit into anyway. Giving birth can be quite stressful and most mums would prefer just to wear something comfortable in the weeks after giving birth. Look out for special maternity bras that don’t have any wires or fastenings which are hard to undo. Anyone that easily slides on and off the shoulders and is soft on the skin will be perfect gift basket ideas for any new moms.
All kids need toys to play with to help their physical and cognitive development and to have fun. Babies might not be able to play with them straight away but it’s good to have toys around them that can stimulate their senses. Soft toys are very popular with babies and they can become very attached to them. Any other toys that are easy to grab onto with bright colors can also fascinate kids, even a simple baby rattle. Good Old Gifts have a really cool selection of top rated baby toys to give you some more ideas of what to add to the basket such as a teether or a play gym.
These are one of the more practical gift basket ideas you can buy a new mom. Babies will go through hundreds of diapers and wet wipes during the first 18 months of their lives, so a few more in a gift basket will certainly be appreciated. Disposable diapers are very common but many environmentally conscious parents are moving towards reusable cloth diapers. Wet bags are also a very handy gift as it gives the mom somewhere to store the dirty diaper if necessary.