In my early days of new motherhood, I was caught in a whirlwind of euphoric love, feedings, doctor’s visits, family visits, and keeping our 450-square-foot apartment — which had turned into “baby central” — from falling into an abyss of clutter.
“Me” time? It wasn’t happening. Sure, I had managed a date night here and there with my husband (thanks to my mom) and a quiet walk or two (thanks to my husband), but it wasn’t until my first Mother’s Day rolled around that I was ready to pause and celebrate all that I had accomplished growing this little one. And, now, making a new life with him.
This lineup of gifts for new moms this Mother’s Day has celebratory self-care and the little pleasures in “life before baby” in mind.
Coffee-loving new moms love it for the energy boost, but the ritual of enjoying a great cup of coffee from start to finish is a rare occurrence. This gift basket, replete with a beautiful new mug, the deep flavors and aromas of two types of coffee, including two dozen cookies and other treats, puts the joy back into her java.
After nine months of being unable to enjoy blue and soft-ripened cheeses, every cheese-loving new mom will yelp with joy after unwrapping this gourmet cheese and fruit topper box. This duo of artisan cheeses covers a wide-ranging palate: sharp white cheddar and a salty, yet creamy Gouda.
Sushi is another food pregnant women have to forego during pregnancy. Hence, a gift of these delectable, line-caught, sushi-grade yellowfin tuna steaks brings one of her favorite foods to her doorstep to enjoy any time she likes, and in recipe-ready portions. We recommend searing them.
Downtime for a new mom feels that much better when she’s wrapped in the cozy comfort and relaxation of this luxurious fleece bathrobe — and monogramming it gives it a special touch. Surprise her by embroidering it with an inspirational moniker, such as a favorite nickname or “Awesome Lady,” and this robe is now a power garment!
This gift epitomizes “Me Time.” Take the baby for a walk so mom can take herself to the land of bliss. Mineral bath salts, hand cream, an eye mask, and a scented candle will help her imagine being in a fortress of solitude.
Set the scene for celebration with this fun Mom-osa bar, which includes two sparkling wines along with an assortment of candy, galettes, and other cookies. Invite her friends over and offer it as part of a brunch spread. Or, save it and wake her up to something other than the baby that, too, is sweet and bubbly!
Research shows that adding a weighted blanket to our sleep routine reduces stress and imparts a calming effect. Besides aiding in a new mom’s much-needed sleep, this soft, cozy blanket takes “mom naps” to a level that she hasn’t experienced since afternoons in college.
Creating a one-of-a-kind flower bouquet is a great way to celebrate a new mom’s beauty, grace, and unique personality. A stunning custom arrangement can include a unique flower from her wedding bouquet or ones she treasured growing up. It’s a gift that reminds her that even though she might be exhausted, she is still a queen.