Holiday season is around the corner, and it is a perfect time to pamper an expecting or new mother with something a little special. Moms-to-be and new moms are often showered with gifts for the soon-to-be-born or the newborn. While those gifts are adorably cute, we also want to show the mom how fabulous she is with one of these thoughtful gifts.
1. Freshly Moms Gift Box
If you are looking to pamper a new mom with some delectable snacks and meal-kits, look no further than this postpartum gift box from Freshly Moms.
The nourishing selection of organic products in this box are crafted for new moms, whether she is breastfeeding or not. The box contains 5 meal-kits (hot cereal), 2 snacks, and a jar of adaptogenic golden milk. Designed by a professional chef and a certified nutritionist, these goodies will provide the essential nutrition to the mom while being exceptionally delicious.
To buy: $79.99 freshlymoms.com
2. Aura Digital Frames
Aura makes gorgeous, living room-worthy frames that are the ultimate gift for a mom bringing a new member into her family. Not only is the frame super easy to set up and use, it also comes in a gift-worthy box that is so beautifully packaged you don’t even need to wrap it. Add photos ahead of time using the Aura app, and surprise someone special with personalized memories on their frame as soon as they set it up. Not to mention the super high-res, auto-brightness adjusting display means your photos always look their best.
Named as Oprah's Favorite Thing two years in a row, Aura's just-launched Mason collection features an interactive touch bar, voice assistance, and unlimited storage.
To buy: $199.00 auraframes.com
3. Mother Mother Aromatherapy Inhaler
Mother Mother refillable aluminum aromatherapy inhaler provides a much needed support to a new mom from the first trimester all the way to motherhood.
You can choose from 3 blends - nausea support blend for morning sickness relief, labor support blend for reducing anxiety and encouraging contractions, and calm energy blend for stressful moments and to encourage relaxation, or you may get an unscented one to add your own essential oil!
To buy: $23.00 mothermothershop.com
4. Matrescence Brightening Essence
The Rose Glow Brightening Essence is a nourishing and refreshing concentrate that instantly reveals a brighter, more vibrant glow by effortlessly dissolving impurities and dead skin while soothing redness and blotchiness.
It’s safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding and free of any harmful chemicals or hormone disrupters. The gift receiver will thank you for an instant "wake up and glow”.
To buy: $68.00 matrescenceskin.com
5. Tote Savvy Deluxe
Give the gift of organization this holiday season! Moms have an ever increasing number of items in their handbags, especially when they just return to work. ToteSavvy seamlessly slips into totes, handbags and backpacks for optimal organization, bringing a bit more order, and a lot more calm to her day. Expertly designed pockets fit the everyday essentials she grabs for most.
To buy: $95.00 totesavvy.com
6. Online Prenatal Yoga Classes
Looking to gift something 'active' to a pregnant friend? Check out these 4 one hour online prenatal yoga classes offering the perfect balance of an invigorating vinyasa, juicy seated poses & quiet meditation to connect to baby.
Receiver will get access to 4 videos for two months of streaming.
To buy: $30.00 Prenatal Yoga Center
7. Olivia + Ocean Swimwear for Moms
Olivia + Ocean's mission is to empower and support every Mom who has struggled getting in a swimsuit post-baby. Their luxury compression fabric and thoughtful design provides the support moms want, in all the right places. Olive + Ocean swimwear is printed, manufactured, and hand finished in Los Angeles, supporting local economy.
With an Olivia + Ocean e-gift card, the lucky mom can choose her favorite swimwear and also get one for her mini too!
To buy: $25-$200 oliviaandocean.com
8. The Birth Journal
Birth stories are powerful, magical, and simply incredible and The Birth Journal gives mamas a space to connect to all that beauty in the nostalgic magic of their handwriting. A guided keepsake journal for mamas to write their birth story, The Birth Journal is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give. Give the gift of writing her birth story and legacy... one she can pass on to her baby.
To buy: $40.00 thebirthjournal.com
9. The Dairy Fairy - Intimates for Mama's Milk
While it’s known that breastmilk is the best source of essential nutrients, sometimes the process of breastfeeding can be tricky, especially for a mama that has to go back to work, or has latch difficulties. Enter The Dairy Fairy.
The Dairy Fairy all-in-one bras offer moms a feminine, comfortable and efficient tool for nursing and pumping that elevates their style game and helps them pump, store and feed that liquid gold. Get a gift certificate for the special mama in your life!
To buy: $1.00 - $500 thedairyfairy.com
10. MiliMili Mama Mini Set
One thing that every new mom needs? Sleep. And one hairstyle that ever mom wears? The top bun. Gift your new mama some style and zzzs this holiday season with the Mama Mini set from MiliMili. This set features their silky soft power nap eye mask and scrunchie, both handmade by local Los Angeles moms from the extra fabric left over from the company's sleep sack production. And for the holidays MiliMili will be throwing in some matching washable breastpads with every Mama Mini purchase!
To buy: $28.00 shopmilimili.com
11. Tiny Tags personalized necklace
Tiny tags makes personalized jewelry, which are great for mamas who wants to wear jewelry that tells the world about special blessings or the people and dates they never want to forget. New moms love necklaces engraved with the names of their newborn, and it can make a really special gift for the mama. All Tiny Tags pieces are made in the USA and come with a lifetime guarantee.
To buy: $80.00+ tinytags.com
12. bumpin' - The Modern Guide to Pregnancy
Looking for the perfect gift for the expectant mom in your life? Written in real time, with the humor, warmth, and wisdom of your best friend, first-time mom and entrepreneur, Leslie Schrock shares the realities of fertility issues, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum in BUMPIN’: The Modern Guide to Pregnancy. Infused with compassion and humor throughout, Schrock includes the most recent scientific research, the nitty-gritty details of pregnancy, and the challenges she experienced along the way to give parents everything they need to know to make the best decisions for themselves and their baby, from the preparations of “trimester zero” to the challenging newborn months!
To buy: $16.99 amazon.com
Bonus - Gift Card from Little Spoon
Although this is not directly meant to pamper the mama, it does let her get some extra zzzs and free moments away from worrying about what to feed the little ones.
Little Spoon is dedicated to making it easier for parents to keep their kiddos healthy. Get high quality, nutrition-focused products to help keep the little ones healthy and happy, starting with their first bites. The lucky mama who gets this will will surely thank you after trying it. Get a gift card, or send a box of babyblends delivered straight to her door!
To buy: $2.79/meal littlespoon.com
Posted by Shruti Mishra
Shruti is the founder of Freshly Moms. She is a professional chef and a certified nutritionist, and has been working with food & nutrition since almost a decade. She is a fresh mom herself to two little munchkins.