Mother’s Day is next Sunday and there’s so much buzz around this day. I’m blessed to be surrounded by a lot of amazing mothers. They lead wonderful examples of how to handle the various challenges that motherhood throws. So I wanted to get a head start on Mother’s Day shopping and I figured you would want to as well. This year I thought it would be great to put together a gift basket or “survival kit” for new moms. Although the newest mom in my life is the mother to a 1 year old so she’s past the newborn phase, a lot of the gifts on my list are great for young mothers.
When you’re shopping for your New Mom Survival Kit, there’s no reason to spend an arm and a leg or head to a million boutiques around town. You can find everything you need for this gift basket on your weekly Target, Walmart or TJ Maxx run! And for those of us in The Bahamas who don’t have those stores, Amazon is a great option! Before you head out, be sure to create a list of a few of her favourite items, so you can create a shopping game plan (no need to get distracted by things you didn’t come for)!
Hallmark Signature has Mother’s Day cards perfect for all your mom-friends. Inside, list all the reasons you adore them. Hearing that you’re doing a good job at one of the toughest—albeit amazing and incredibly rewarding—jobs out there is always appreciated. New moms and expecting moms need encouragement and support more than anything else. Let your sister know she’s doing an awesome job raising her baby. Tell your friend that she’s going to be the world’s greatest mom. We don’t always take the time to share these thoughts with our friends and family, and I promise you it will mean the world to them to hear a few kind words from someone they love and respect. I’m also available to make unique Mother’s Day cards for anyone in your life. Cards are only $5 each. You can place a order for one below. Deadline for the last order is May 10, 2019.
We all know that new moms get little to no sleep, so it’s important to make the few hours of sleep they do get count. Nursing pyjamas are the perfect gift! I had a client once who said after giving birth to her first child, that she preferred having him close by at night, so she could just slip the nipple in his mouth and go back to sleep. Amazon has great options as little as $29.99.
TARGET BEAUTY BOXES
Can you believe these gift boxes are only $7. Sure these are trial size products but that’s the best part. It’s a great way to give a person a great variety of items without too much commitment if they don’t like it. Each box features 6 natural beauty items and they’re a great way to sample new items, or stock up on travel sizes.
WHAT'S INCLUDED - NATURAL BOX
African Black Soap Clarifying Facial Wash & Scrub
African black soap absorbs impurities, controls excess oil and detoxifies skin, while tamarind extract and tea tree oil brighten and clarify.
The Good Stuff Repair Balm
Plant-based detanglers leave locks soft and smooth, while lightweight micro-silicones shield hair from daily damage, repairing strands with every use.
Schmidt’s Cedarwood+Juniper Bar Soap
Natural plant and mineral-derived ingredients help neutralize odour, while woodsy cedarwood and juniper keep you smelling fresh all day long.
Love Beauty & Planet Muru Muru Butter Mask Sachet
Brazilian murumuru and ethically-sourced rose deliver a deep treatment that helps visibly recharge colour-treated hair with a boost of vibrancy and shine.
Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Hand Cream
Fast-absorbing, moisturizing lotion formulated with natural coconut water leaves skin feeling nourished and smelling delicately fresh.
Burt’s Bees Enamel Care Mountain Mint Toothpaste
Specially formulated to leave your breath smelling fresh, your mouth feeling clean and your enamel strong—say hello to a sparkly smile!
WHAT'S INCLUDED APRIL BOX
TIGI Bed Head After Party Smoothing Cream
Castor seed oil smooths hair and imparts shine, while anti-frizz properties help block out humidity, keeping your ‘do silky and full of life.
Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Under-Eye Brightening Hydrogel Patches
Moisture-rich under-eye patches are the perfect perk-me-up for your peepers, working while you rest to reduce the appearance of dark circles and under-eye puffiness.
Dove Dry Shampoo Volume & Fullness
Weightless formula instantly absorbs oil, reviving and volumizing day-old hair so tresses look fab and feel fresh.
Crest 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste Vibrant Peppermint
Illuminating complex leaves teeth dazzlingly white and brilliantly clean by removing up to 95% of surface stains in just three days.
Degree For Women Black+White Dry Spray Antiperspirant
Goes on instantly dry for a cleaner feel and provides 48-hour protection against sweat and body odour while keeping clothes stain-free.
Bliss That’s Incredi-peel
Gradually releases glycolic acid overnight to target fine lines, discoloration and imperfections so you can wake up to smoother, brighter-looking skin.
Another gift box that is perfect for new moms is this amazing selection of postpartum tea, newborn baby salve and all purpose salve, a body butter for stretch marks and and two lip balms. Then there’s a helpful yet hilariously titled book called The Sh!t No One Tells You - A Guide to Surviving Your Baby’s First Year.
While most of the items in this Mother’s Day gift idea for new mamas are practical, there’s no reason why they can’t be luxurious and fun as well. It’s easy for a new mom to dedicate nearly all of her energy to taking care of her baby, so treat her to a little something special that’s all for her! Some of my favourite beauty indulgences are lip gloss, lipstick, and perfume in fancy packaging. Look for wearable everyday shades and scents in ultra-fancy packaging. She’ll feel extra-special and spoiled!
Cheers to moms and mom friends! We seriously have NO idea what we’d do without them.