For new moms, it can be hard to remember to take care of herself in addition to a newborn. To make it easier for the new mom in your life to care for herself and her baby, you want to make a gift basket just for her! But what does she need in those first few weeks to ease into motherhood? We’ve put together a list of the best things to put in gift baskets for new moms!
The physical recovery after having a baby is just as important as taking care of the baby! Here are a few items almost every new mother could use for recovery after birth.
1. Peri Bottle
A peri bottle is an essential part of postpartum recovery, especially when you gotta go! Instead of wiping with paper, new moms should use a peri bottle for cleaning after using the bathroom to prevent infection and speed up healing.
2. Witch Hazel Pads
Witch hazel pads are great for healing wounds and soothing sore areas after giving birth!
3. Perineal Spray
Right after giving birth, a new mom will probably be sore. To relieve pain and soreness, perineal spray is a great option! While the hospital typically gives new moms to take home, they may want some more if they run out!
If the new mom in your life is choosing to breastfeed, there may be a few items you could give her!
4. Nipple Cream
Breastfeeding is a new skill mom and baby are having to learn together, and it can be painful. Help relieve mom’s pain with a tub or tube of nipple cream!
5. Nursing Pads
Leaks happen, especially when milk supply is trying to regulate. Nursing pads, disposable and reusable ones, are a fantastic gift for new moms!
6. Milk Storage Bags
One item people don’t typically think of when putting together gift baskets for new moms that are breastfeeding are milk storage bags! Plastic baggies just won’t cut it, so these specially designed bags are a must!
Every new mom should take a few moments to focus on herself so she can be at her best for baby. That’s why you should include a few self-care items in your gift basket!
7. Bath Bombs/Shower Melts
Depending on if the new mom loves baths or showers, you should include a few bath bombs or shower melts! The scent is relaxing, and who doesn’t love a warm bath or shower?
8. Body Lotion
After rinsing off, mom will be ready to moisturize. Grab a tube of her favorite body lotion for a small act of self care!
9. Scented Candles
If you know that the woman who just gave birth in your life loves candles, then her favorite scent should go in your basket!
Her Favorite Treats
Everyone has a few snacks and treats they love to munch on. And new moms definitely could use the energy and a pick me up!
10. Candy or Chocolate
A staple gift that should be in every gift basket for new moms is her favorite candy or chocolate. It’s a small treat that will make her day!
11. Cozy Socks
Who doesn’t love a pair of cozy socks? This accessory will keep mom warm while at the hospital or at home!
12. Salty Snacks
So you grabbed something sweet, and now you need something salty! Get a bag of chips, trail mix, or popcorn to put in your gift basket for a new mom!
We know it’s hard to resist the adorable baby goodies you’ll find in every store. Since we know you’re going to include a gift for the baby as well as mom, why not make it personal?
13. Personalized Swaddle
There’s no better way to celebrate mom’s new bundle of joy than with a personalized swaddle blanket! Pick out the perfect color and font, and watch mom’s eyes light up when she opens your gift!
14. Matching Hat or Bow
15. Custom Name Gown
And if the swaddle, hat, and headband aren’t enough, take it all the way home with the cutest personalized baby gown! The new parents will love how thoughtful and personal these gifts are!
You could go so many different ways when making your own gift baskets for new moms. We can guarantee that a custom baby name gift will stand out and make the new parents thrilled! Want even more ideas? Check out our other personalized baby gifts!