Picking out a Mother's Day gift should always involve care and thoughtfulness, but choosing a Mother's Day gift for your wife who's a first-time mom is a chance for you to really show how much you care. With this being her first ever Mother's Day to celebrate, you want to make sure she feels honored and at least a little bit pampered. This type of first time holiday is the perfect opportunity to splurge a little more than you may normally do to make your wife feel extra special.
Now that there's a child in your life, the focus tends to shift to the baby's needs, meaning grown-up's desires take the backseat. Going out of your way to make her first Mother's Day special will remind your wife how important she is to you and how pumped you are that she is the mom to your little bundle of joy. And keep in mind that gifts don't always come in pretty bags with ribbons. Experiences and alone time make wonderful presents that give new moms the opportunity to refresh and nourish their mental well-being.
To take the pressure off finding the just right item for your wife this year, use this guide for first-time mom gifts as inspiration.
1Birth Month Flower Necklace
This unique piece of jewelry is a fun twist on the birthstone. Choose the birth month flower necklace ($48) that aligns with the month your baby was born to give your wife a special accessory she'll always adore.
Experiencing anything for the first time can be daunting, but being a first-time mom can really rock a woman's world. Late night feedings, figuring out the difference in the baby's cry, and trying to safely install the carseat are more than enough to make muscles tense. Send your wife off to the spa around Mother's Day to pamper her with some well deserved relaxation and self-care.
3A Stylish Diaper Bag
Every first-time mom needs a bag big enough to hold all the baby necessities as well as her wallet, phone, and lipgloss. And having a stylish bag makes lugging all these gear more fun. The Be Classy diaper bag ($165) is both fashionable and practical. Aside from the plethora of pockets, it's machine washable too.
4Mama Bear Shirt
The instinct to protect comes on strong after becoming a mother — and why shouldn't you tell the world about with your outfit? Your wife will be comfy and stylish in this mama bear shirt ($19) that goes perfect with rotation of yoga pants and comfy jeans.
Perfect for late night feedings or diving into a good story while the baby naps, an e-reader like the Kindle (starting at $80) is light enough to hold in one hand (while using the other one to balance baby) and doesn't require turning on an additional light which could wake the baby.
Nothing beats being able to go hands-free while also comforting the little one. Baby carriers, such as the Tula baby carrier ($149), makes everything from shopping to making a sandwich easier for your wife.
7Custom Photo Book
Document the birth and days of your baby's life with a personalized custom photo book (starting at $10). Creating a book staring your new baby will be a wonderful Mother's Day surprise for you wife.
8Personalized Home Decor
Display snaps of the fam with these family tree wooden photo blacks ($17). Create a meaningful arrangement of photos featuring you, your wife, and your new baby together to make any shelf feel special.
9A Free Day
Sometimes nothing is more gracious than the gift of time. Give your wife some time to herself this Mother's Day, allowing her to do as she pleases for a few hours. Having a break from the baby will be nice and give her the rejuvenation she needs to jump back into mommy duties the next day.
10Custom Phone Case
Use a photo of your little one to create custom photo phone case ($35) for the first-time mom in your life. Your wife will love the personalized touch on her phone and be reminded of her baby no matter where she goes.
Being a new mom means less time to browse stores and discover new products (at least for a while). So hook your wife up with the latest and greatest in health and beauty products with a Birchbox subscription ($10/month) that brings samples of the best stuff to her doorstep.
It may not be traditional, but a date night for Mother's Day can be a delicious treat. Secure a sitter and take your wife out for an evening of together time doing whatever it is the two of you love best. Whether is dinner or a movie, the time you two steal — sans baby — will be good for your relationship.