Choosing a gift for a new mother can be complicated. It's not always easy to know what will really please her, or simply what she needs during the delicate post-partum period. Are you looking for the perfect present for a young mother in your life? To help you find it, we invite you to discover our best gift ideas!
Buying a gift is all about giving pleasure
Above all, the aim of a gift is to please the recipient. So before making your choice from our selection, we advise you to think about the personality and tastes of the young mother you wish to spoil.
SIf it's a member of your family or a close friend, the task will be easy. On the other hand, if you don't know her very well, you'll have to do a bit of investigating, or opt for a gift she's sure to love!
Idea #1: A wellness gift
After 9 months of pregnancy and childbirth, a young mother needs to take care of herself and her body. That's why giving her a wellness gift is a must! You can put together a beautiful box of beauty products yourself, or opt for a ready-made box.
Face creams, body moisturizers, scented bath products... you'll be spoilt for choice! Of course, choose natural, organic and breastfeeding-compatible products if necessary.
Idea #2: A super massage to pamper yourself
There's nothing like a super massage at home or in an institute to give a young mother a wellness break. Between sleepless nights, post-partum fatigue andbreastfeeding, a young mother doesn't necessarily think about taking time out to unwind.
By buying her a gift voucher for a massage, you'll give her the opportunity to be pampered for a few hours. You can also opt for a special session for new mothers, such as the rebozo massage, a genuine skincare ritual that also gently closes the pelvis.
Tip #3: A relaxing exercise class: yoga or Pilates
From 6 to 8 weeks after the birth of their baby, young mothers most often undergo perineal re-education sessions. If the mother you'd like to give a gift to is quite sporty, book her in for a yoga or Pilates class.
These two sports are particularly recommended after pregnancy. They enable the new mother to relax while strengthening her perineum and all the muscles in her body.
Idea #4: A nursing bra
Is the person you want to please breastfeeding their baby? Think about buying her a pretty nursing bra to make breast-feeding easier! This accessory will be useful on a daily basis, even if she already has one. In fact, as milk leakage remains frequent in the first few months, the young mother will be delighted to be able to change her bra more often.
Idea #5: An appointment at an institute or hairdresser's
Are you more tempted by a beauty gift? Opt for an appointment at an institute or hairdresser. After lgiving birth, young mothers sometimes suffer from skin problems and very often lose their hair. These inconveniences result from the sudden drop in hormone levels in the body. Their skin can become very dry, while their hair is dull and thinning.
A moisturizing and invigorating facial at an institute or a hairdressing appointment will therefore be much appreciated by a young mother. There's nothing like beautiful skin and a nice haircut to boost your self-confidence!
Idea #6: A post-partum period pants
You may not have thought about it, but a period pants post-partum can be a great gift idea for a young mother. This original gift is ideal for lochia (bleeding after lgiving birth) and retour de couches (first periods after baby's birth).
A mother who has just given birth cannot immediately resort to menstrual cups or tampons. What's more, prolonged use of thick sanitary towels can end up causing her irritation. To make her feel good about her body, you can offer her our Louison cyclist ultra-absorbent cyclist or our Armande shorty specially designed for heavy flows!
Idea #7: A baby sling
If the young mother doesn't already own one, a babysling is a must-have gift. This accessory allows you to create a special bond with your child while keeping your hands free. Baby can sleep peacefully, while mom can go about her business.
A sling is also very useful for nursing mothers. It will help cradle the baby during feeding. It will also help stimulate the mother's lactation by enabling her to carry her little one for long periods against her chest.
Idea #8: A photo session for mom and baby
A professional photo shoot can be a lovely gift to offer after the birth of a child. A mother-baby photo shoot at home or in a studio will enable the young mother to preserve precious memories of the first moments spent with her little one.
Make sure, however, that the young parents haven't already booked a session with a photographer. If that's the case, you can always save this gift idea for mom's birthday, when baby's grown up.
Idea #9: A birth diary
You can also opt for a birth journal, perfect for young moms who love scrapbooking. They'll be able to write down their baby's story from birth, and decorate it with pretty photos and other mementos (maternity bracelet, lock of hair, etc.). Later on, this notebook will provide an opportunity to reminisce about wonderful moments, and can be given to the child as a gift when he or she grows up.
Idea #10: A personalized gift with photos of the new family
If you have a little time, a personalized gift with photos of the new family is a special touch for the young mother.
You have two options s:
- Make it yourself by buying a notebook to decorate with the most beautiful photographs, for example;
- Create it online on a dedicated site offering a variety of media(photo book, personalized mug, wall calendar, photo canvas, etc.).
Idea #11: A humorous book on motherhood or parenthood
To put a smile back on the face of a young mother who's just given birth, consider a humorous book on motherhood or parenthood! Forget long books with endless chapters. A young mother has very little time for herself. So give her a book that she can flip through quickly, and that will make her laugh!
We recommend 100 tips and tricks for surviving the arrival of your first child. Conseils de parents récidivistes (K. Colburn, R. Sorensen) and the excellent comic strip Ma vie de maman (N. Cranemou, Tartuff, St. Lapuss').
Tip #12: Give a little of your time to a young mother
Finally, offering a little of your time to a young mother is a gift that's sure to please. Offer to look after her baby for a few hours, so she can rest or go for a walk. Cook her tasty dishes using fresh (and organic, if possible!) produce, so she can enjoy healthy, balanced meals. To ease her mind, you can also clean and tidy her house.
Gift FAQ for new mothers
How can you please a young mother on a tight budget?
To please a young mother on a budget, you can give her a personalized gift with photos of the new family, a birth diary or a post-partum period pants .
What gift to give young parents?
Young parents are often exhausted by the long nights and the new pace of life. To relieve them, offer them a babysitting session so that they can decompress together. To take their mind off things, you can also offer them a humorous book on parenthood, which will help them to play down their daily routine.
Which birthday gift to buy for a mother-to-be?
A baby sling, nursing bra or period pants are perfect birthday gifts for a mother-to-be.