Five Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas For A New Mom

April 19, 2021

Typically, baby showers are a special celebration where an expecting mom is gifted with a number of practical baby products such as knit blankets, adorable clothing, plastic bottles, bamboo weaning bowls, colorful pacifiers, etc., so she is completely ready for the arrival of her newborn and then some.

However, if you are looking for a baby shower gift idea that is a little more unique, then why not consider something for mom instead?

We have no doubt that navigating the wonderful world of baby products such as personalized baby gifts can be a little overwhelming given how much choice there is available to you.

Typically, the rule of thumb for choosing something for a new mom is to think of what she values — is she sentimental? Does she love good design and colors? Is sustainability a factor? Is she a practical person?

By taking these questions, and many more, into account, you will be able to purchase a gift full of meaning that she will no doubt use and love.

With this in mind, we thought it would be a good opportunity to create a list of five gifts you should consider for a new mom:

Beauty Basket

Often when women become moms they can forget to make that all-important time for self-care which is why we reckon a wonderful idea is to curate a basket filled with products that are going to give her that “me-time”.

It is important to choose products that she will actually use and do not require too much time or mess. Convenience is certainly king here!

Even better, be sure to include products that she can use while multi-tasking such as:

  • Body scrubs
  • Silk eye masks
  • Calming roller oils
  • Facial mask
  • Body lotions and body wash

Home Cooked Meals

Every mum is typically time poor when a new baby arrives, so having nourishing meals delivered to their home would be an absolute godsend. 

There will no doubt be a number of fantastic nearby local meal delivery services to choose from that have packages specifically for new moms.

Alternatively you could offer up your own cooking services by cooking her meals for the first few weeks.

A really creative way of doing this would be to ask her to fill in a menu card of her preferred meals, which might include any one of the following healthy and nutritious meals such as:

  • Casserole
  • Hearty Soups
  • Rice Dishes
  • Lasagne
  • Apple Pie
  • Spaghetti Bolognaise

Luxury Maternity Hospital Robe For Delivery

When it finally comes time for your friend to give birth, she will be given a standard-issue hospital gown. 

However, many hospitals afford you the option to bring your own robe to wear during labor. 

A luxurious robe as a baby shower gift for your friend is something they will no doubt love and appreciate it. Especially if they want to be as comfortable as possible.

The best part is that these robes can be used both in pre and post-delivery too! They come with ties that are perfect for your friend’s ever-growing belly that will not cause any unexpected belly “peek-a-boos”.

Designer Nappy Bags

Nappy bags are almost essential for all new mums as they carry around all of the supplies they need when out and about with their baby. Make sure that you purchase nappy bags from waladi, they offer lightweight, waterproof nappy bags that can be used to store soiled diapers and inserts laundry.

A well-designed nappy bag will always come with multiple pockets, as well as clips so you can hang it on a stroller.

Typically they are made of lightweight and durable materials, which ensures it is not only easy to carry around but it will last for quite some time yet. 

Try and find a bag that embodies your friend’s personal style as it will almost certainly empower her to still feel like herself as navigates this new world of being a mom. 

Maternity Photoshoot

Growing a tiny human is such an incredible and amazing experience, and so it is always worth celebrating the magic of pregnancy with a maternity photoshoot.

We have no doubt there will be a number of nearby maternity photographers and this could be an ideal way to capture this special time in an expecting mom’s life.

And there you have it — five gifts for you to choose from for someone who is an expecting mom or a new mom, and a present that is for her rather than the baby.

Personalized baby gifts as a baby shower gift are a wonderful idea, but when it comes to baby shower gifts the mom-to-be often gets forgotten. She is very much in need of pampering, as she enters this new phase of her life.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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