Last updated on December 1st, 2019 at 10:02 pm
Celebrate a new mom by making her a thoughtful gift basket full of goodies just for her! You can put together your own gift basket for a new mom with these simple tips and supplies!
We had plenty of people love on us when we became new parents. So many of our friends stopped by with hot meals, baby outfits, Starbucks gift cards, and other gifts to celebrate us.
There were a few friends who brought me some things that were just for me. It was especially nice to get something for myself during a time when I was only thinking about my babies.
Now, whenever a friend of mine has a baby, I put together a simple new mom gift basket filled with goodies that are just for her. I remember how difficult that postpartum time was. Bringing a new mom a thoughtful gift basket is my small way of making her feel loved, and a little like herself again.
How to Make A New Mom Gift Basket
This past weekend, I made a new mom gift basket for a friend who recently had a baby. Here are the goodies I included:
Supplies Included in My New Mom Gift Basket:
- New Mom Coupon book
- Book to make the new mom laugh
- Lip balm and lotion
- Snacks to feed a new mom
- Nursing pads
- Notes of encouragement
- Cute basket or bin to package it all up
New Mom Coupon Book
You know what new moms want the most? More than anything? A hot shower or a tiny nap. Also, if someone vacuumed their house, they would probably hear angels singing.
Cleaning, meals, and babysitting are going to be at the top of every new mom’s list! So I created a printable coupon book that a new mom can use to redeem my services whenever she needs a little extra help.
The coupon book has two pages of coupons including:
- Two coupons for baby-holding so mom can take a nap/shower/etc.
- One coupon for babysitting during a date night for mom and dad (whenever they’re ready!)
- Two coupons for a healthy meal
- Two coupons for two hours of house cleaning
Click here to download the coupon PDF. Cut down each PDF page into the four coupons and tie with a pretty ribbon!
Then I attached it to the side of my new mom gift basket. It really is the cherry on top of this gift!
Here are the other items I included in my gift basket for my new mom friend.
An “Escape” Book
A new mom can only browse Instagram for so long before she needs a break from social media. And there are only so many pages of parenting books on sleeping and breastfeeding that a new mom can take.
I included one of my favorite books that doesn’t take a lot of brain power to read in my basket. Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? is seriously full of light-hearted laughs and is the perfect break from reality that a new mom needs.
Lip Gloss & Lotion
Post-pregnancy isn’t a time where women feel their best (though they should — a new mom is so beautiful!). I love the little eos sphere lip balms. It’s easy to toss in a diaper bag and makes lips feel soft and pretty. Plus it adds a pretty pop of color to the gift basket.
I also included a little bottle of lotion to help soothe dry hands. Postpartum comes with many hand-washings. Plus this lotion smells amazing.
It’s hard enough for a new mom to feed her baby, much less feed herself! Meal trains are a godsend, but sometimes a new mom needs a quick bite in between all the nursing sessions.
I included some healthier snack options like granola bars and an apple so she can fuel her body while fueling her baby. If you like baking, you could even make a batch of lactation cookies and add them to your new mom gift basket. She’ll love the extra thought (and the cookies!)
And, of course, chocolate. A new mom can always use some good chocolate.
I included a set of Soothies Gel Pads for mom, who might be sore from constantly feeding baby. These are perfect for soothing cracked or chapped nipples.
Notes of Encouragement
I also included a personal, handwritten note that was tailored to the new mom. Being a new mom can be very isolating, so I wanted to remind her that I’m here for her.
I packaged everything up in a basket and brought it over with a large Starbucks. The basket can double as a toy or diaper bin in the nursery later if the new mom wants.
Additional Items to Add to A New Mom Gift Basket
Here are additional items you can throw in your gift basket for a new mom:
- Subscription to Netflix or Hulu Plus for those late-night feedings
- All the “goodies” that go along with being a new mom (pads, medicated wipes, etc.)
- Treats like Starbucks gift cards or a bottle of wine (and more chocolate)
- Simple beauty products to make mom feel like herself again (nail polish, mascara, hand sanitizer)
- Easy reads like magazines and fun books
- Apparel for mom like nursing tanks and bras and maybe even a handmade baby onesie if you’re crafty.
Other Gift Basket Ideas for New Moms
Here are other great ideas for themed gift baskets you can give to a new mom!
Root and Revel included a ton of essentials for a new mom in her generous gift basket! She has items that are both pampering and practical for a new mom.
Gift the new mom everything she needs to have dinner and a movie night in. Somewhat Simple has her own cute free printable as well.
The Mom Friend fills a basket full of goodies so a new mom can treat herself. This one is packed with skincare, snacks, and wine. Hey, after birthing a baby, she deserves a little treat!
Treat the new parents to a date night in. They might not be ready to venture out yet, but you can bring them everything they need to have a quiet and romantic movie at home with this basket idea from Spoonful of Comfort.
And of course, we can’t forget about new dads! Put together an awesome gift basket for new dads full of coffee, treats, and emergency whiskey. This is such a cute idea from Life Unexpected!
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