The Perfect Holiday Gift Guide for New Moms

New moms face challenges like nobody else, and it can get incredibly stressful, approaching the point of becoming completely overwhelmed. Even for moms and babies in the absolute best of health, there are physical, emotional, and psychological challenges that make the entire experience unlike anything else.

New moms often get very little sleep, between feeding and changing the baby, and this along with one of the most drastic lifestyle changes that mom has ever experienced can produce a very stressful situation. Additionally, many moms are still recovering from the rigors of birth for the first several weeks postpartum, so that compounds every issue they face. 

The holidays are right around the corner, and every year it seems like time speeds up as soon as the clock strikes midnight the night of Thanksgiving. For those close to new moms, the upcoming holidays can be a perfect time to not only give thoughtful gifts but support the needs of the new mom and baby at the same time. With this holiday gift guide for new moms, you’ll be able to find the perfect gift for the new mom in your life.

Sleep Aids

Sleep aids can be an absolute lifesaver for new moms, but not in the way you might think. Newborns can often have some adjustment period needed to establish a semi-normal sleep schedule, but once that happens mom can start to catch up on some sleep as well. 

To help smooth out the process of getting that initial sleep rhythm established, an all-natural lavender pillow spray can be a perfect gift. It will help the baby fall asleep more easily and quickly, as well as get more restful sleep overall. It’s also small enough that mom can throw it in the diaper bag if needed, so the baby can get better sleep even when away from home.

Pamper The New Mom

New moms are often so tired and frazzled from adjusting to life with a baby, that when it comes to taking time for themselves they often simply forget. Sometimes it’s not possible, however, when it is possible to take a little while away, some of the greatest gifts can be those that help mom pamper herself a bit.

If you know that their birthing process was particularly arduous, you may want to consider making a small home spa day basket for the new mom. One of the perfect gifts for this situation would be an all-natural hemp cream for pain. This can even be a great idea for those who had a relatively placid birthing because we all get aches and pains now and then, and why not use an all-natural and effective compound like hemp.

Some moms wear their baby’s sleeping habits on their face, literally. Their eye areas are puffy, swollen, or even baggy, so if you were putting together a little home spa day kit for a new mom, make sure you toss in a nice eye serum. A medicated eye serum will perform intensive restoration to the upper eye and under-eye areas, helping to reduce swelling and increase skin elasticity.

A great follow-up or companion gift to these is a professional massage. The new mom’s muscles, joints, and pretty much everything is going to be in a very tender state following the big day, so once she’s ready, getting a massage can help those aches and pains melt away.

One final component to a pampering kit or spa day basket is a revitalizing IV treatment. By purchasing one of the many potential detox IV therapy drips, she can enjoy not only rehydration, but also vitamins, minerals, and more. Helping her body to recover much more effectively, and helping her mind to bounce back from that “baby brain”.

Get Ready For Aunt Flo Again

One of the nice things about pregnancy is that you don’t have to worry much about your normal monthly hygiene regimen. Once you give birth, however, it won’t be long before your period starts up again. If you know the new mom follows a more holistic lifestyle, getting her the gift of Rael may be the perfect way to help welcome her back into her cycle in a gentler, more natural way.

Relaxing Music

While the baby is listening to their white noise machine, or the little lullaby mobile hung above the crib, mom is often hoping for silence so they can maximize their sleep but also looking for some distraction. He’s not for everyone, but if you know a new mom who’s a fan of Mr. Sinatra, getting her some classic Frank Sinatra vinyl records and CDs can show her you know what she likes. She’ll thank you every time she puts them on.

Increase Mom’s Comfort

One of the major complaints from most women about pregnancy is the seemingly unending swelling. There is often significant swelling in the legs, ankles, and feet during pregnancy, which can be both uncomfortable and emotionally taxing. 

Even if she is a new mom, the gift of compression socks for pregnancy can help reduce swelling, lower the risk of clots, and take some of the pressure off. Compression socks are the most effective, doctor-recommended way to reduce edema due to pregnancy.

Haircare Gear

New moms generally don’t spend much money on themselves, often out of preoccupation with the baby, but sometimes because it just isn’t there to spend. By giving the gift of Drybar hair care products, you can not only give her the gift of the perfect blowout, but it’s the gift that keeps on giving. She’ll be able to use her Drybar blow-dryer and roller accessories for hairstyle after hairstyle, thanking you the whole time.

Diaper Bag

One of the best ways to help a new mom is to make sure she’s properly equipped to do the best she can, as easily as possible. One of the things new moms absolutely need is a large, but not overly-large, diaper bag. It needs to be big enough to be functional and usable, but it shouldn’t require its own Uber reservation.

Be sure there is room for all of the necessities like diapers & wipes, creams, powder, spare onesies, and more. There should also be at least one pouch or section able to be designated “wet” for wet and soiled clothes. Make sure it also has multiple options for carrying, like a handle and a shoulder strap, because you never know how mom is going to need to use it.

Streaming Subscriptions

This one may seem relatively low effort, and it certainly is, but it’s also something that a new mom can actively use for both her and the baby. Subscriptions to streamers like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime can let mom watch whatever she wants, while also providing a huge content library for small children as well. 

Finding The Perfect Holiday Gift For A New Mom

It can be challenging to find the perfect gift for a new mom, since it may seem like they got everything they needed at their baby shower, but this is rarely the case. Take the time to check in with the new mom, and keep our holiday gift guide close by for ideas, and you’ll be sure to find a gift that will make her feel unbelievably good.

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