Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas for New Moms

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As a new mom, I know people have a hard time shopping for me and with Christmas fast approaching, it isn’t getting any easier. So this Mrs. Claus is here to help! Whether you're the doting aunt, best friend or caring sister-in-law, here are some great gift ideas for a new mom:

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1) Tickets to the movies or a live show gives the busy mom an excuse for a night out without the kids.

2) Restaurant or spa gift card can give a new mom some sanity back. It's a chance to see her friends and family or even have some alone time with her someone special.

3) A cleaning service for a day can also be a very exciting gift for new moms. With kids running around, toys accumulating and the never ending pile of laundry, it’s a great way to take some stress off mom this holiday season.  
4) Offer to babysit, so mom can take some time to catch up on appointments she's been meaning to attend.

5) Clothing or jewelry Gift cards for stores that they like to shop at. I'm usually shopping for everyone else, it’s rare for mom to get herself something new and special. It's nice for her to look and feel great.

6) Cook something. Bringing mom some food can be extremely handy. Make something that takes that bit of extra effort because it might be something a busy mom won’t have time to make for herself. I know the saying goes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but the truth is that the way to anyone’s heart is though their stomach.

Gifts to stay away from are anything meant for the baby. Knick-nacks are also on the lower end of the gift scale because you don’t want your friend to have to worry about something getting broken or them having to find a place for it.

Any gift that would make things easier for a new mom is a good idea. At the end of the day, it really is the thought that counts. Happy holidays!

--- Lisa Wlodarski is a new Mom and runs Starrified Cards 

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