Christmas Gifts for New Moms
'Tis the season for gift giving! This holiday season will be looking a lot different this year. In my family, we are focused on appreciating everything we have and being grateful for the little things we used to take for granted. Holiday gatherings maybe smaller, but we have our families and that's what counts. Ok ok...let's talk gifts because it's always good to brighten someone's Christmas a bit ESPECIALLY the hard working mamas out there! Since stores aren't the safest for Christmas shopping and those last minute mall trips on Christmas Eve may not happen this year, we wanted to give you a go to list of gift ideas for the new or expecting moms in your family (or for yourself!) that you can easily purchase online.
Skin Care Box
Since the spa may not be an option, you can bring the spa to your home! This amazing skin care gift box by The Sweet Chef comes with a ginger, kale, and beet serum, oat milk cleanser, 3 amazing sheet masks to rejuvenate that tired mama's skin, face oil, moisturizer, eye cream and the list goes on! They are cruelty-free & vegan, free of synthetic dyes & fragrances and paraben-free.
Cozy blankets aren't just for babies. When the day is done there is nothing better than cozying up underneath a blanket with a cup of tea (or glass of wine) and letting your body relax. Weighted blankets work in a way that's similar to an occupational therapy technique called deep touch pressure therapy. Pressure on the body can increase the release of serotonin in the brain (which new mom's really need during the fourth trimester). This neurotransmitter is sometimes called the “happy” chemical because it creates a sense of calm and well-being. CLICK HERE to check it out!
Give mama the gift of having her hands back!! Babywearing has endless benefits, but the one that's my favorite is the ability to be more mobile and do the things I love (and not love so much like dishes and laundry haha). She can wear her baby on walks, to her friend's for a coffee and she doesn't have to cancel that lunch date because the baby is sleeping. Nalakai Ring Slings are made with eco-friendly bamboo and linen ring slings and come in beautiful colors. We have special holiday colors too! Be sure to check out Flor Red and Selva Green.
Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
Whether you're a morning person or not, we don't really get a choice do we? If you got a full nights sleep we applaud you and if you didn't we are sending you some uplifting aromatherapy shower steamers to help you wake up in a more holistic way then 10 cups of coffee! These Shower Steamers made by Praniva Wellness are 95% organic and natural, and the perfect combination for complete invigoration. The Rise and Grind and The Get Fresh shower steamers are a great combo pack to start the day off inhaling orange peel, lemongrass, eucalyptus and mint plants or tea tree essential oils. All you do is place them in the shower and let the steam do the rest. You can also drop them in the bath as a bath bomb for the ultimate self care escape!
Blue Apron Meal Delivery
The worst part about cooking for me is having to get all of the ingredients and then making it all the way home and forgetting something (mom brain fog). New mom's who are nursing are not only sleep deprived, but also SO hungry because their body is working over time. What's better than HEALTHY meals being delivered to your doorstep with the recipes and ingredients all in a perfect little box?! There are so many different plans you can choose from that cater to different diet restrictions/choices and how many people you're cooking for. This will give mama one less thing to stress about and still provide healthy meals for the family! You can even add wine...SOLD! Check it out here.
Wishing you all a beautiful holiday season filled with love and snuggles from your family!