Finding a gift for a brand-new mom can be challenging. Practical picks like baby blankets or parenting books are nice, but they’re not exactly unexpected.
If you really want to get creative with a present, pick out something that represents the new baby mama’s lifestyle, heritage or personality. You know, do something to celebrate what makes her a unique and totally fabulous mommy.
And if you’re a new mom who’s looking to get some thoughtful stuff sent your way, there’s nothing wrong with asking your hubs or best friend to share the finds below!
To find a really thoughtful gift that captures the beauty of both motherhood and heritage, browse the Mother & Child Sculpture gallery at the fair trade artisan website NOVICA. Their inspiring collection features gorgeous handmade works by artists from Mexico, West Africa, Peru and other countries. Bonus: Most sculptures are under $100.
Yep, first-time mothers tend to be kind of nervous. And who can blame them? Here’s a gift that can help give her peace of mind: SkyBell. This smart video doorbell lets you answer your home’s front door from anywhere in the world, just by using your smartphone. Mommy can see, hear and speak with anyone who shows up at her doorstep, whether she’s inside the house, at work, traveling or out with baby.
Mom of multiples
Twins? Triplets? Quadruplets? A perfect gift for that new mom with multiples, or a second-time mom, is the Mom Equation Necklace at UncommonGoods. This handcrafted, sterling silver necklace features a plaque that’s customized with a unique mathematical formula for motherly love that includes the number of children in the family (up to 4) plus the initials of every child. And just what does the sum of this equation symbolizing mom’s love equal? Infinity, of course!
Is the newbie mom in your life always shooting selfies and posing for pics? If so, then tap into one (or several) of those great digital images to create a truly personalized gift. At CanvasPop, you can submit pics from social networks and mobile devices and have them transformed into artsy-looking canvas prints. Can’t decide which pic to use? Create a mosaic or photo collage of mom’s life before, during and after baby.
Checking out the local restaurant scene may not be as easy as it used to be, but that doesn’t mean this mom should give up her passion. Treat her to a fun food box subscription and make it easy for her to continue her foodie pursuits. There are all kinds of options available for every taste and lifestyle. Is she a globetrotter? Try a food box subscription that’s curated by international celebrity chefs to deliver delicacies from a different country to her doorstep. For a home chef, look for a service that will provide her with recipes and all the ingredients needed to create them too—no stressful shopping with baby required!
Surprise the creative new mommy in your life with the gift of an untraditional family portrait. The mylittlebuffalo Etsy shop offers custom illustrated family portraits that are done in a contemporary and whimsical style. Just send in a family picture (or individual pics of family members) and artist Lisa Nelson will create a fun custom portrait that’s delivered as a digital file for unlimited usage. Don’t have the pics you need? No worries, gift certificates are available too.