Gifts For New Mommies (That Aren’t For The Baby!)

It’s easy to get caught up in baby-centric gifts when brainstorming presents for new moms, but here’s the thing: parents have enough onesies, burp cloths and binkies to last them loooong after the baby shower is through.

Instead of getting a new mom a gift that’s really for her baby, consider giving your BFF, coworker, sister-in-law or neighbor a thoughtful gift for her. Pamper, spoil and inspire the new moms in your life with Bless Box’s gift guide for new mommies!

Something Delish

One thing new parents don’t have time for is cooking. If you don’t have time to deliver a homemade casserole, surprise your foodie friend with a gift card for a meal prep service like Blue Apron, that delivers prepped, pre-portioned ingredients right to her doorstep. The streamlined, unfussy recipes and delish natural ingredients beat another night of takeout any day. Another great option? Pick up the tab on date night with an Open Table gift card.

Something Cozy

Comfortable and cozy doesn’t have to mean frumpy! Get your friend’s cozy-chic game on point with a coordinated jogger and sweatshirt set like this cute camo print set from Alternative Apparel. Top it off with a pair of ultrasoft genuine shearling slippers and she’s ready for the next 4 am feeding in style.

Something To Look Forward To

With a new baby in tow, new mamas don’t always have time to run to the mall to pick up new hair product or sift through the latest cosmetics. Why not bring the best of beauty, skincare, and lifestyle to her? Give your friend the gift of Bless Box, delivered right to her doorstep! Inspire a little self-care and TLC by delivering everything she needs for an at-home spa day every month.

Something To Celebrate

A new mom’s life is full of firsts – both sweet and exhausting. Celebrate all her milestones with these cheeky custom wine labels! Customize with her name, the year she became a mom, and her fave color combination (blush pink and rosé?) and slap these labels on her favorite wines. Pick from events such as “Goodbye Baby Weight,” “Baby Slept Through The Night” and “First Mommy Meltdown.”

Something To Pamper

New mamas deserve some truly healing body care with a luxurious twist! Sure, a tub of plain ol’ cocoa butter does wonders for those belly stretch marks (take it from me!) but sometimes you just gotta spoil yourself with a little aromatherapy. The Crystal Hills Organics Crystal Love Body Serum (featured in our Summer Bonus Box) is a truly gorgeous rose-scented potion to soften the skin and captivate the senses. Did you know that it takes sixty thousand rose petals to create just one ounce of rose absolute? That’s a whole lotta roses! Plus, this unique body serum is infused with real rose quartz crystal to bring in those lovely #goodvibes. Trust me, you might wanna pick up a bottle for yourself, too!

Something Sweet

After a long day of feedings and changing diapers, lighting a comforting candle and kicking up your feet for a second offer some much-needed me time. Help your friend re-center and spruce up the nursery with a gorgeously scented candle. We like the Vanilla Bean candle by DW Home (featured in our very first Bless Box!) for a sweet, aromatic, familiar scent that’ll lull both baby and mama to sleep.

Something Good To Go

Forget the pastel print oversized diaper bag, and get your friend a roomy yet chic Diaper Backpack from Skip Hop. Organize all your little one’s essentials (with room for mom’s wallet and makeup bag!) in this streamline, city-ready backpack that’s as fashionable as it is practical.

Something For Baby Too

Okay, this one’s a gift for both mama and baby. This chic, minimalist necklace will pull together any outfit and it doubles as a teething toy. BPA-free and made from food-grade silicone that’s safe for babies to chew on, this necklace also features a specially reinforced clam so it can withstand lots of pulls and tugs.

What was your favorite new mommy gift? Let us know in the comments below!

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