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10 Non-Baby Gift Ideas New Moms Will Actually Love This Holiday Season

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Babies are usually treated like royalty way before they make their entrances into the world. From the many gifts mom receives at her baby shower for her baby-to-be, to the gifts visitors bring once the child is born, babies are always well taken care of.

But what about mom?

With the birth of a baby, comes the birth of a mom. Whether it’s her 1st baby or her 9th, each pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is a unique experience, and just as babies need extra special catering to, so do moms.

Instead of purchasing flowers—although very sweet, but pretty useless once they wilt, and CONGRATULATIONS! cards that will very soon begin racking up dust, how about gifting the new mama in your life something to make those often challenging early postpartum days, a little easier and more enjoyable?

If you’re in need of some inspiration check out these 10 non-baby related gift ideas new moms will absolutely love!

A manicure and pedicure

How about offering to watch the baby while mom goes and treats herself to a nice mani and pedi? Chances are, she’s probably spending most of her days at home, but surely she’ll appreciate spending some time alone getting her hands and feet massaged, and nails trimmed and styled to perfection.

A postpartum recovery box

Imagine getting mom a box full of amazing postpartum products that are designed to help her have a smoother and more enjoyably postpartum recovery! You can purchase your own products and start your own DIY postpartum recovery box project or you can purchase one ready made like this beautiful one from MomBox.

A postpartum corset

Postpartum girdles are great for new mamas. Whether mama had a c-section birth or a natural birth, wearing a postpartum corset or girdle will help her get back to her pre-pregnancy shape, while providing her with the support her body needs while it heals.

Bellefit® Postpartum Girdles and Corsets are medical-grade abdominal compression binders. They help with diastasis recti, help drain excess fluids, and provide lower back pain relief. They’re breathable and comfortable, allowing for a safer and quicker postpartum recovery. The Bellefit® Postpartum Girdles and Corsets are safe and actually well-loved by new moms!

Check out these amazing results from 2 real moms who wore their Bellefit postpartum corsets after giving birth! 

Leisure Wear

Doing something as simple as changing from a sour-milk smelling robe to a cute, comfortable outfit can do many things to a new moms confidence! Those first couple of weeks postpartum can be quite challenging. Between adjusting to her postpartum body, to running on little sleep, it’s not a surprise that many new moms lose themselves.

I remember feeling like I was losing myself when I had my first baby because my entire day was consumed with caring for her. I went from being super active and always dressed up, to feeling exhausted and never wearing anything other than maternity tanks and leggings. Of course, they were comfy and convenient seeing I was breastfeeding round the clock, but I’ll never forget how I amazing and alive I felt when I put on a PINK jogger set my husband gifted me after I gave birth.

A prenatal and postnatal massage

Pregnancy can leave mom’s body feeling tired and maybe even a little worn out, especially in the 3rd trimester. Hook her up with a prenatal massage (from a qualified RMT) to help get her body relaxed and ready for childbirth. After the birth, mom may also want to enjoy some extra TLC, and a postnatal massage can definitely make her postpartum recovery a lot more enjoyable by ridding her body of any kinks following the birth of baby. After-all, childbirth is hard work!

Cleaning service

What new mama wouldn’t appreciate coming back to a home that has been cleaned from top to bottom? Gifting a cleaning service is especially helpful in the days leading up to when baby is due when mom will probably appreciate getting some much needed rest before baby arrives. 

A prepared meal delivery service

If there’s one new thing most new moms have in common, it’s the feeling of exhaustion that hits them a couple of days after the birth. Those first couple of weeks postpartum after I gave birth to my daughter are just a blur. I was beyond exhausted and cooking was the last thing on my mind! 

Sure, you can get the new mama a meal-kit subscription. But why not go the extra mile and get her a prepared meal delivery subscription so she can enjoy healthy and wholesome meals without having to cook! A food delivery subscription would make for a perfect gift for a new mama. That way she can put all of her energy towards her postpartum recovery and the new baby. 

A postpartum doula

Gifting a postpartum doula may come at a heftier price than some of these other gift ideas, however the support they provide is truly priceless. A postpartum doula offers both mom and baby with evidence-based resources and support with commonly challenging activities such as infant feeding and sleep support. A doula will also provide companionship which is very useful during those early days when mom is learning to adjust her role as a new mama to a brand new baby. Some postpartum doulas even offer light cooking and cleaning services. The type of support doulas provide is invaluable and can really help uplift mom and give her a postpartum recovery that she will remember forever.

The postpartum cure

Like many new moms, the new mama in your life may be looking to start working on healing and losing the baby weight she gained during pregnancy. The Postpartum Cure is a fantastic online program for new moms (which many moms love) which was created by a mom who also happens to be a pregnancy and postnatal exercise specialist, and a Pilates instructor. Her course is designed to help new moms heal, nourish their bodies, and lose baby weight. 

A streaming service subscription

The new mom will probably spend most of her time nursing baby both late and night and early in the morning. Help keep her entertained so she doesn’t doze off, with a streaming service subscription, which will enable her to watch all of her favorite shows at anytime of the day!

I hope you enjoyed these non-baby gift ideas!

Until next time,

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Which one of these will you get for the new mama in your life?
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  • Samantha
    February 22, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    I definitely love the cleaning service idea. I would want to get that for everyone from now on. I’d just have to double check they’re okay with it. I usually end up making freezer meals for them as of now.

  • Jessica Lieb (@bkeepsushonest)
    February 19, 2019 at 9:38 am

    This is such a great list. I’m particularly fond of the cleaning services. I would have loved for someone to come clean my bathrooms after I had a baby.

  • Jennifer McLean
    February 18, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    THe postpartum recovery box is what I could have done with! Such a great idea x

  • Bibi on Board
    February 18, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Finally someone has written this! We talk much about how to take care of baby properly… But what about moms? They need actually as much care as baby. However, in most of cultures, the needs of mom are often ignored and it’s a straight way to postpartum depression. But only happy mom can fully concern on motherhood and raise a happy child 🙂

    Thank you for this article and for the tips! They all surely will be useful and appreciated by a fresh mommy – although corset looks a bit creepy at the first sight 😉

  • Ya
    February 18, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Omg, these are GREAT gifts! I was just thinking about how a cleaning service would be great for some moms, ESPECIALLY those who have partners that don’t clean. I should have purchased a corset for BOTH pregnancies.

    • Bibi on Board
      February 18, 2019 at 3:18 pm

      In this case, partners must learn to clean. We are working together for our home and family, we both live there and we both must share responsibilities. In the first months the moms are fully working 24 hours for baby, they’re mostly sleepless and it’s obvious, the partner should do all his best to make her life easier. If he’s adult, he’ll understand it – otherwise he’s not ready to make a family.

      P.S.: I’m not talking about men who have jobs on delegations or cruises, etc. I’m talking about those who have regural jobs 8 hours per day, 5 days per week. Who after job have nothing else to do than being coach potato.

  • Noemi
    February 18, 2019 at 11:53 am

    These are such thoughtful ideas! I only wish someone had gotten me a gift like this when I had my two. Great ideas, thanks 🙌


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