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Great Gift Ideas for New Moms

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Time to indulge that new mom in your life. We’ve searched for great gift ideas that will help celebrate motherhood and the arrival of a baby.

Vacation getaway:

What better way to treat yourself than with a put-your-feet-up vacation? Your baby is surprisingly easy to travel with (newborns do love to sleep). Find a destination where you can spend lots of time lounging and enjoy downtime with your spouse and new baby.

Mom jewelry:

Many jewelers offer beautiful name bracelets, specialized necklaces and more that capture you, your spouse and your baby in one beautiful piece of art.

Mobile device:

Don’t miss a single moment of baby’s growth and development. A smart phone or mobile device with picture-taking abilities can be a great gift for any new parent.

Spa certificate:

Give mom the gift of peace and quiet time alone. Book a massage and mani-pedi at a local spa and help mom sneak away for an afternoon of luxury.

Date night:

Leave your little one with a trusted babysitter, friend or family member, and take mom out for a night on the town. Make reservations at a favorite restaurant, get tickets to a movie or play, or simply grab a snack and take a romantic walk or plan a picnic together.

Meal train:

A meal train is an organized meal giving around a significant life event; usually one meal is supplied by one person per day for an extended period of time. This simple gift can be a blessing for any new mom. Not having to cook food while caring for a newborn offers mom and dad a chance to just relax and enjoy a meal together without all the fuss.

Gym membership:

Gifting mom a membership to a gym, a collection of yoga sessions or a set of visits with a personal trainer is a great way to offer her a chance to enjoy some time away from baby — and spend quality time getting her sweat on. Fitness is key for new mom’s happiness and well-being.

Housecleaning service:

Whether it’s a group of friends arriving with mop and broom in hand, or a visit from a maid service, mom will love the help getting her home back in shape after the arrival of a newborn.

Professional photo session:

Find a local photographer who can shoot beautiful photos of your new baby and family. Book a session for the whole family — and be sure the photographer gets photos of just mom, too.

Subscription boxes:

From high-end makeup and toiletries, to clothes, to baby supplies, and more — there are tons of fun subscription boxes that mom is sure to love. The other great thing about this gift idea: It isn’t just a one-time delivery! Many subscriptions offer recurring deliveries for from three months to one year.

Streaming video services:

Movie and TV subscription and streaming services let mom watch her favorite shows and movies — on her own schedule (an important option when baby’s having troubles falling asleep and mom’s favorite show is just starting on TV).

Personalized art:

There are many local and national artists who can create customized works for new moms. From beautiful jewelry to custom-created paintings to monogramed leather diaper bags, there’s much to choose from.

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