Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Gift Ideas for New Mamas and Babes.

Today I found out that my bestie K is going to give birth to her sweet little boy next week and my heart leaped with excitement! Being pregnant at the same time has been such a wonderful experience. We met 13 years ago, during our freshman year at Longwood, and have seen each other through boyfriends, breakups, moves, weddings, and now babies. We even go to the same ob. I never in a million years thought she and I would be sitting in labs waiting on blood work together....

All this excitement got me thinking about gift ideas for new mamas and babes. I can imagine that most new mamas are genuinely thankful for all the sweet gestures that loved ones make when a new baby arrives. But I can also see how they could be a bit overwhelmed too.

So, I have a few guidelines when selecting gifts for new mamas and babes:

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Keep it simple and small.
Chances are that a new family already has a million things laying around their house that don't have a home so don't add to the mess! You also don't have to spend a fortune, it's the thought that counts after all.

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Make it personal.
Buy something they want or that has special meaning. It doesn't even have to be baby specific - make it mama specific!

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Snail mail is always in style.
Who doesn't love a good package delivered to your front door? That UPS man won't judge you if you answer the door sans a bra....but your mom's friend might.

So without further adieu, here are the sweet little gifts I came up with.

Sweet Gifts for New mamas and babes!

a sweet treat.
Macarons are the perfect little treat for any mama! And you'll get double brownie points for  having them delivered right to her front door. This would also make an excellent welcome home gift and perfect to have on hand for un-expected visitors (or late night feeds for both baby and mama).

signed with love. 
Personalized stationary is honestly my favorite gift to give and May Designs is always my go to vender. So usable. So sweet. And so personal. I highly recommend either the two sided stationary or baby diary notebook. Love love love them! 

 just for mama.
Think about getting something special just for mom. This scarf would be much appreciated and would help cover up any spit up stains that her tired eyes might have missed. Speaking of tired eyes, this bath fizzy would give her an excuse to spend a few quite moments alone. Now, that would be the best gift of all. 

baby love. 
If you want to bring the little one something sweet, I would suggest something small and purposeful. This teething buddy from Nuby is a no brainer and I've heard that the crinkle noise is like crack to babies. I'm also loving this teething bead necklace and bandana drool bib! Both are just way too cute for words. And if you're like me and just really can't help yourself,  just go to Willow Crowns and pick out your fave bow or bowtie - both baby and mama will love you for it!

Well there you have it! I hope you found some great ideas and tips for the new mamas in your life!

I'm linking up with the gorgeous Annie and Natalie for Thoughts for Thursday.


a special thanks to Nuby for sending the Teethin Buddie to our blogger brunch! I know baby Lucie will love it! 


  1. I love this - I have so many friends expecting and I like to get them something that's more special and meaningful! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I love this post! I have a baby shower for a friend coming up and I might use your ideas :)

  3. aw love this! one of my best friends from high school was pregnant at the same time as me, and my cousin, and a friend in charleston :) it was fun to talk baby stuff with them. AND now violet has a bunch of instant baby friends ;) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. I can't wait to start showering my bestie with baby gifts! These are all such good ideas!

  5. love, love, love. small & simple is SUCH great advice, and I like your part about making it personal and about mama, too. baby stuff is so much fun, but mama needs some love, right? :)

  6. great tips!! it can be hard to buy a gift when you've not been pregnant or don't know the person very well, so i'm always looking for ideas!

  7. These are such great ideas! I will have to remember these for gifts for the future! xoxo

  8. This is a great list! Everyone around me is popping babies our left and right so this is super useful. I never know what to get aside from cute baby clothes!


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