Are you attending a baby shower soon? Are you having difficulty finding the perfect gift for the expectant mom? We all usually remember getting gifts for the little bundle of joy but tend to forget about mom, AND moms need TLC too (especially after being preggo for so long)! So here are five secrets to finding the PERFECT baby shower gifts for expecting moms. With these tips, you will surely impress the mom-to-be with a gift she will treasure forever.
1. Don’t Forget Mama-To-Be!
This happens to be one of the most forgotten baby shower gifts. Most people tend to focus on the baby when picking a gift for a baby shower, BUT it’s essential not to forget about the mom.
Think “mom gifts AFTER baby arrives,” that will make her life EASIER during those first few months of motherhood, like a:
- Postpartum care kit
- Cozy robe
- Gift card for a manicure or pedicure
- Spa Voucher
- Nursing pillow
Gifts like these not only show that you care, but they are also helpful and practical. Plus, the mom will appreciate these gifts as they make her feel appreciated and cared for!
Right before our twins arrived, I had some people get me cozy slippers, a silk pillowcase, a pampering gift basket from Spoonful of Comfort, AND a self-care kit! I felt like the most special mom-to-be and was beyond grateful. 🙂
2. Gift Certificates.
When in doubt, gift certificates always win. You can give the mom-to-be the gift of choice with a gift card or certificate. They can choose anything from baby clothes to feeding essentials, or even something for themselves.
I know some think gift certificates aren’t “personal” enough, but as a mom of three and from my other mama friends, gift cards are AMAZING because you can get what you need when you need it!
3. Personalized Gifts.
Personalized gifts are thoughtful gestures showing you took the time to put some effort into the gift. You can opt for a personalized baby blanket, diaper bag, onside, or a custom baby book.
Customizing a gift not only makes it unique but also adds sentimental value. You are not just giving a gift, but you are giving a memory!
4. Picture Perfect.
Photographs are essential to EVERY baby’s life, so why not help new moms capture their baby’s first memories? Gifting a camera, photo album, or even a photo session with a local baby photographer is an incredibly thoughtful gift.
5. Practicality is KEY.
When in doubt, choose something practical.
New moms can never have enough of these items:
- Baby bottles
- Burp cloths
These everyday essentials may not seem glamorous, but they are life savers for new parents AND helps them save money in the long run. So consider creating a gift basket filled with practical items and top it off with a beautiful ribbon.
6. Quality OVER Quantity.
It’s easy to get carried away when shopping for baby shower gifts and buying many cheap items. However, it’s important to remember that quality is much more important than quantity.
Look for high-quality items such as organic baby clothes or natural baby products.
These are popular items among mamas-to-be that usually last longer and will be safer for the baby.
7. Think Long Term
Newborns grow QUICKLY, so consider giving gifts that will last beyond the first few months. A convertible car seat or a high-quality stroller may be more expensive, but they will be helpful for years. Another fun idea is to give a growth chart for the new family to track the baby’s milestones.
8. Think Outside The Box.
If you want to give a gift that will stand out, think outside the box. Go for a themed gift basket such as a baby bath time kit, a baby feeding kit, a baby sleeping kit, OR even a baby reading kit.
You can also consider gifting a baby bathtub or a baby bassinet, which can be pricier, to use as your “basket” to fill it with other themed gifts. This is an excellent option if you’re splitting the cost among others!
STILL Stuck On What To Get Mom?
Don’t worry! If you are still unsure of what to give, do some research.
Ask the new mom what she needs, or browse online for gift ideas. Read reviews and ask for recommendations from other parents. Remember, it is not about spending lots of money but giving a gift that will make a difference.
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To Wrap It Up
Finding the perfect baby shower gift for mom-to-be is not rocket science. With a little bit of creativity and thoughtfulness, ANY gift can be perfect. Keep in mind that it’s not just about the gift itself, but the message of love and support it carries.
So, whether it’s a practical item or something sentimental, you can never go wrong with thoughtfully chosen gifts! I hope these five secrets help you find the best baby shower gift for the next mom-to-be in your life. You surely will make her day!
Until the next post, I hope these five secrets help you find the BEST baby shower gift for your mama-to-be!
What other baby shower gifts for mom do you recommend? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Let me know in the comments below.
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About The Author
Linds is the proud mom of two little miracles, Mono Mono twin girls, and one AMAZING older brother! She is the founder and content creator of Mono Mono Twins, Intensive Therapy for Kids, and Co-Founder of The LENN Foundation, a 510c3 that helps children with cerebral palsy receive grants for intensive therapies to thrive. ♥
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