New mothers are often tired due to the energy required to care for a baby. As a result, the new mother in your life will likely appreciate the gift of pampering. Whether it's a physical present or just the salvation of an afternoon off, there are many options to make your stressed loved one's life a bit easier.
Give the new mother a break with a luxurious spa gift basket. Include such items as scented candles, bath beads, CDs with soothing music or nature sounds, body wash and a comfortable robe such as RedEnvelope's Five Star Terry Robe. Include a pass to a day at a spa. Offer babysitting services while she enjoys her special day.
New moms often don't have the time or energy to create memory or scrapbooks of their little one's first days, weeks and months. They may wish to capture every important moment, but their attention is pulled every which way. Do this for her so she won't have to do it herself. Take photographs and gather important memorabilia and put it all together in a book that will be cherished for years to come. RedEnvelope sells the Baby Story of a Lifetime book, which chronicles important moments and information about an individual, and this can supplement a scrapbook. The child can someday read it and find out all about what was going on during her first years of life. A Brag Book is another item that new mothers love. It is a digital photo album that holds up to 2,000 photos.
Food and Wine
New moms are often so busy worrying about feeding their little one that they forget to take care of themselves. A food and wine gift basket for Mom with fruits, cheeses and a bottle or two of a favorite wine should be appreciated by those who enjoy those items. Also consider giving her a gift certificate for a night out at a fancy restaurant for two. Or you can cook dinner for the new mother and her family so that she can take a night off and for once be the one being waited on hand and foot.