Whether choosing a gift for an expectant mother or adding gift ideas to a mom-to-be’s registry, finding something that’s unique, creative and useful can be challenging. Those up for the challenge may enjoy reading about these unexpected gifts. Some are a twist on old standards. Others are new ideas that are quickly rising in popularity. Each is sure to make motherhood a bit easier.
Food for Thoughtful Gifts
The first few days and weeks after the baby arrives, a mother may be too tired and focused on caring for the baby to worry much about what she is eating. There are food delivery services that will deliver meals right to the home so cooking will not have to cross her mind for the first week or so. There are even some companies, like Mother Bees that serves the Los Angeles area, that are food delivery services that are designed specifically for pregnant women and new mothers. You can get together with a couple other family members and friends to arrange for this service to help a new mother for a week or longer.
DIY Baby Clothing Bouquets
Those who prefer to express personal creativity when it comes to gift giving may enjoy arranging baby clothing into a charming bouquet. Crafters can use a baby blanket to form a vase for the bouquet or can arrange the items in a cheerfully decorated flowerpot. Items like bibs, caps and booties are simply rolled up into floral shapes and decorated with a bit of ribbon or lace. The bouquet is then planted in the flowerpot or wrapped up with the blanket.
The Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep
Sleep is a precious luxury that is not too important to a baby that is hungry every few hours. To help make the time that she does rest more useful, give the gift of a sound maker that provides sound therapy to soothe both mother and baby to sleep. You can give other sleep aids like lavender scented lotions for mother and baby as well as new pajamas and a soft fleece blanket for baby. These comforts will all help make sure that the sleep they do get will be as restful as possible.
Not an Ordinary Photo Album
With today’s technological advances, digital photo albums are the new standard. A digital photo frame adds a twist to photos by allowing them to be changed frequently. Some brands come with a free photo-sharing website with registration; here family can log in and share photos as well as order photo-products themselves. From making calendars and photo collages to ordering gifts with personalized graphics and photographs on them, everything is accessed and managed at a single website.
While moms-to-be appreciate every gift, the gifts that make life a bit simpler and easier to manage are sure to be cherished. When it’s evident that thought and caring has gone into the gift, the gift is even more welcomed and appreciated.
Katie Moore has written and submitted this article. Katie is an active blogger who discusses the topics of, motherhood, children, fitness, health and all other things Mommy. She enjoys writing, blogging, and meeting new people! To connect with Katie contact her via her blog, Moore From Katie or her twitter, @moorekm26.