Sometimes you just have to tell people what you want for Mother’s Day. If not, you might end up with a “mom” coffee mug for the 3rd year in a row (I mean they’re great…but I’m running out of cabinet space). Especially if you’re expecting or just had a baby, there’s things YOU actually need. And things you’d rather pick out for yourself. So, we made this easy. Send this list over to your partner, sister, mom, – whoever – and get something for you.
The 1st – 2nd Trimester Mama: It’s Tee-Shirt Time
For that just-pregnant, glowing mama-to-be, we love a gift that keeps the celebration of this exciting time in her life going. A message tee is practical – her bump is growing, but her clothes aren’t – and it’s just fun! Everyone loves a pregnant lady, especially when the bump is noticeable enough to ask, “when are you due?” And a tee-shirt announcing the good news makes asking this question an even safer bet. Plus, they’re great for announcements, Instagram photo shoots and gender reveals.
The 2nd – 3rd Trimester Mama: Let’s Pack that Hospital Bag
If she’s getting close to “go time,” helping her pack her hospital bag with a thoughtful and practical gift is the way to go. The whole thing about having a baby is – we kind of forget about the mom! We’re so focused on the thousands of things the baby is going to need, that we forget that mom needs some stuff too. So, get her something cozy to wear at the hospital (it’s cold in there!), or get her something to help with recovery. Trust us, she’s gonna need it.
The Brand-New Mama: Give Her What She Really, Really Wants
If I’m being honest, what she really wants is a nap. So, any and all gifts should be accompanied by some “I’ll hold your baby while you go lay down” time. She’s got a lot going on – so a gift that adds some function to her life is going to go a long way. Sometimes just getting dressed for guests is a whole thing, so give her the gift of clothes that are actually comfortable, functional, and made for her recovering body.
BONUS: The Gift for Any Mom
The simplest of gifts is sometimes the best gift. And there’s really nothing better – or easier – than an e-gift card. No need to guess her size or style, she’s free to pick out whatever she wants. So, whether it’s an add on to another gift, or the main event, she’ll appreciate the chance to “add to cart” completely guilt free.