Best Gift to Give New Moms

Last week I asked you What is the Best Gift to Give a New Mom? And I had about 40 people respond with a huge variety of answers but hands down the number one answer was….

Cook a Meal – 26 votes!

I have to agree. After Jude was born I loved having about a month’s worth of meals brought to us by our loving family and friends. It was just awesome.

Here are the runners up for best gifts for new moms:
Gift Certificate for Housework – 14 Votes
Gift Certificate for Pampering – 9 Votes
Entertainment – 4 Votes
Gift Basket – 4 Votes
Jewelry/Keepsake – 2 Votes

Remember you could vote for as many or few from the list as you wanted and even add ideas.

Here are the added ideas:
  • Nipple Cream
  • Diapers/Wipes
  • A Nanny
  • A gift pack with infant tylenol, motrin, a few different types of pacifiers, infant Gas X, swaddling blankets, onesies, babylegs leg warmers, refillable water mugs/containers, so she can drink a lot of water if she is nursing
  • Offer to babysit so she can get some rest
  • Chocolate
Overall, I think there is a theme here: mom wants a break and a little relaxation. She did a lot of hard work birthing that baby and the next… 18 years or so she’ll be devoting her life to taking care and raising that child. (If that doesn’t deserve an awesome gift I don’t know what does?)

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