New mothers and moms-to-be have a lot on their hands. Although new motherhood is a beautiful period in life, it is also undeniably overwhelming - and often isolating for new mothers. To recognize this, we have compiled some tips for celebrating a loved one's first Mother's Day - to make their day one to remember. Let the new mother in your life sit back, and enjoy a well-deserved break while she is pampered with some thoughtful first Mother’s day gifts. We’ve got you covered with these tips!
First Mother's Day Gift Ideas for New MomsVisit any shopping mall in the lead up to May 8th and you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts. From cards, to candles, to flowers - the selection is endless. Although these can work as great options, why not make your loved one’s first Mother’s Day that extra bit special by choosing a gift that’s not your everyday, run-of-the-mill choice? We have compiled a list of gifts below that add that extra special oomph factor:
1. Memoir jewelry
The first Mother’s Day is a special occasion that will become a cherished memory. A stunning piece of jewelry such as a bracelet or pendant engraved with the date is a fantastic way to commemorate the day.
2. Personalized photo album
Nowadays, the beauty of a physical photo album is often overlooked. A photo album is an item that will be cherished and passed down through generations - so what better way to mark the occasion than with an album full of memories. If you don’t have enough photos, make some space for her to add additional photos throughout the journey of motherhood.
3. Flower bouquet
Never underestimate the ability of flowers to brighten up a loved one’s day. Instead of grabbing the first bouquet you see at your local convenience store, really put some thought into the flowers and the type of message that they convey. A beautifully wrapped bouquet with a personalized note can make all the difference in making your loved one’s first Mother’s Day more special. If you want to make the gift more unique, try our Lovepop Flowers, that will never wilt! Browse some flower options here:
4. Gift basket
Get creative by buying a wicker basket and filling it up with your loved one’s favorite treats and products. She’ll feel extra spoilt at the efforts you have gone to to put it together!
5. Special card
The feeling of receiving a thoughtful card from your loved one is hard to beat. Instead of opting for a convenience store card, go the extra mile to commemorate your loved one’s first Mother’s Day with a unique and striking card. Pop-up cards are a fantastic option for this. Browse our Mother’s Day Collection for inspiration - you can choose from cards inspired by sentiment or her favorite flowers.
The art of handwriting is timeless, and journaling provides the perfect outlet for this. A journal is also a beautiful way for a new mother to reflect on her journey on motherhood. To make it extra special, purchase a Mother’s Journal with prompts that she can write about.
7. A Zen present
The stresses of motherhood are undeniable, so purchasing a gift that will allow your loved one to unwind and get her zen on is a thoughtful idea. Go a step beyond candles, and invest in a diffuser with essential oils - which will create a (much needed) atmosphere of calmness and tranquility in the new mother’s home.
8. Skincare products
Postpartum breakouts are a reality of motherhood for many. Even if this isn’t the case with the new mom in your life, she is more than likely experiencing some kind of skin problem due to the busyness of her life. Treat her to her favorite skincare products, or make the gift extra fun by providing some pampering face masks that will provide that spa experience at home.
How to Make the First Mother's Day SpecialCelebrating your loved one’s first mother’s day goes beyond physical gifts. There are also a number of ways in which you can show your love and appreciation, such as the following ideas:
1. An act of service
Gifts don’t necessarily have to be physical objects. They can manifest in many ways: such as through acts of service. Show love for the new mother in your life by offering her your help: this could be through babysitting, helping her shop for baby supplies, or simply being a shoulder to lean on.
2. A day of pampering
Caring for a baby often means that self-care has to take a back seat. A gift card for a massage, a mani/pedi, or a haircut/blowout can allow the new mom in your life to spend some much needed time getting pampered.
3. A session with a postpartum doula
Sometimes, new mothers need more support than from friends and family alone. A postpartum doula can act as a fantastic resource - giving mothers physical and emotional support after the birth of their baby. Schedule your loved one for an appointment to help her receive an additional layer of support and advice.
4. Make sure all major tasks are taken care of
Put the new mother at ease by ensuring that chores and tasks are taken care of on Mother's Day, giving her the time and energy to enjoy the occasion, worry-free.
5. A home cooked meal
Let the new mom enjoy her day while you cook her a meal she will love. It’s the little things like this that will make her feel cared for and appreciated.
First Mother's Day Messages: What To Write in a Card for New Moms
Writing a card to a loved one can be difficult: although you have so much you want to say, summarizing it all in one card can be challenging. Follow our tips below to ensure that your card messaging for a first-time mother goes smoothly:
- Cherish your day with your beautiful baby boy/girl. I hope your first Mother’s Day is as special and wonderful as you are!
- Wishing you a day that's full of relaxation, love, and all of your favorite things.
- You are such a special person and an incredible mother - wishing you all the love and happiness in the world on this special day.
- I’m in awe of how amazingly you are doing at motherhood. You’re the best! Enjoy and cherish this special day.
- Happy First Mother’s Day to an incredible mom. I hope you enjoy your much needed spoiling on this day!
If you need more inspiration, make sure to check all our Mother's Day message ideas for all moms in your life.
We hope you have enjoyed reading our tips on how to best celebrate your loved one’s first Mother’s Day. Remember, new moms need all the support and encouragement they can get - and making them feel fully loved and appreciated on Mother’s Day will leave a lasting impression. For more inspiration, check out our Mom-to-Be Mother's Day cards or our full Mother’s Day card collection where you can browse all of our products. Happy shopping, and enjoy this special day!