Every year someone will be celebrating for the first time that they are a mother. It is indeed a matter for celebration because I think there is nothing in this world as rewarding and special like being a Mom to a little bundle of joy! I still remember the first time I got to hold my baby in my arms. A feeling so powerful, that even after so many years I still can’t describe the emotions that swept over me. Looking at his beautiful face made me choke up and it was incredible to know it was ME who gave birth to this beautiful little human. As rewarding as it is, it sure does come with a fair share of hardship. Being a Mom is not easy, right? Motherhood doesn’t come with a training manual. I didn’t know the first thing about what to do with the little guy I brought to earth! I was surprised how tiny he was and how demanding he could be at times. We didn’t seem to communicate well, at least initially and I felt as if I was walking on eggshells around him. His crying drove me up the wall at night and I used to function like a Zombie during the day due to lack of sleep.
But then, all of that was just a phase as you Moms would agree. We are ready to do it all over again if it comes to that. As Mothers day comes closer, I want to take a moment to put together a list of gifts that she would sure appreciate, especially as a first time Mom.
Below are some great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For A First Time Mom that are sure to make that new mom feel loved, celebrated and appreciated.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For A First Time Mom
A Day off to be Pampered
Every woman needs a day off to be pampered. Breakfast in bed, all of the chores handled and the time and money to go out of the house for coffee, lunch with friends, a day of window shopping or getting a pedicure are all great ways to show her she needs time to herself as well. Just because she needs a break, doesn’t mean she doesn’t love or care about her family. In fact, having time off from daily duties can energize and renew a new mom. Pampering helps her reset and get back at it with renewed vigour and mojo!. Being appreciated for all she does starts with realizing
Memorial Jewelry Piece
Jewelry isn’t a cliché. It is a great way to memorialize many parts of motherhood. A mother’s ring, a special necklace or a locket with her child’s image in or on it are great gifts. I love this !
There are also many types of lockets like Origami Owl that give you multiple ways to personalize for the individual mom and her child.
Whether the new mom is a struggle with baby weight, or simply being covered in baby spit up or dirty diapers she can always use a makeover. That can be a haircut and style, some special makeup or a whole new wardrobe. Let her choose, or surprise her with a day that her friends can take her for some special treatment. A new mom often struggles with self-esteem. With her body changing during pregnancy, it can be tough to feel good when you are exhausted during the first year after your baby is born. I am all too familiar with this feeling and I know a make over can do wonders. Feeling pretty is the best thing ever and as Moms, please let us not forget to appreciate our beauty-both external and internal. We would definitely value a wonderful salon appointment as her first Mothers day gift. Or a girls night out or an all-out shopping spree! Just saying 😉
A Photo Shoot
Family pictures or just pictures of her child will be a great way to show appreciation and love for the new mom. A surprise photo shoot of her child that you can have framed and share with her is a perfect way to show her what she is working so hard for, as well as how much she means to you.
Surprise Romantic Weekend Away
It is hard for a new mom to connect with her spouse when they are busy taking care of bills and their kids all the time. Arranging for a romantic night or weekend away will help her to feel appreciated, loved and special. Make the weekend one full of pampering, romantic meals and look into something special that she would enjoy like a play, a night out dancing or even simply a hot tub and flowers. Ahhh…Heaven!
New mothers everywhere will be thrilled with any of these great Mother’s Day gift ideas for a first-time mom. As you can tell, most of these gifts centers around what you can do to give that new mom a break from her daily struggles. One of the most important things to remember about that first year after giving birth is how tired and run down a first-time mom will feel. Giving them options to get away from it all will help them to feel understood, appreciated and loved.
I know I would love to get any of these gifts from my family and friends- new mom or not. I hope that all you dear Moms get a gift that your heart truly desires and deserves this Mothers day!