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.
1. Birth Month Flower Necklace
2. Spa Day
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.
3. A 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.
4. Mama Bear Shirt
5. An E-Reader
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.
6. Baby Carrier
7. Custom 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.
8. Personalized Home Decor
9. A 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.
10. Custom Phone Case
11. Birchbox Subscription
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.
12. Date Night
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.