Diy Mommy Care Package She’ll Never Forget!
My sister and I live in different areas, and I was disappointed when I couldn’t see her right before or after having her last baby.
So, inspired by the 12 days of Christmas gift, and how outrageously fun that is to do, I incorporated the same idea for a unique new mom care package.
12 Days of loving on a new mom!
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How the New Mommy Care Package Works
For this gift idea, you give mama 12 small gifts in one box or a new mom gift basket.
Then, she opens one gift per day after she gives birth. It’s a simple, uplifting treat for twelve days straight.
How to Make the Mama Gift Basket
1. Buy what you want (ideas below!)
Now, I bought most of my gifts at Target or Amazon, and I’ll include as many easy links as I can. But items can also be picked up at Walmart, the Dollar Store, or just about anywhere.
2. Write a small description or uplifting statement on a card/notecard to go with each one (I wrote on the back of each card, and my examples are below).
3. Number each card (that is the day she will open the gift).
4. Wrap the gifts and attach the cards to the correct gifts.
Best Self Care Package for a New Mom (12 Days of Gifts)
Next, here’s exactly what I bought and wrote on my cards. Then, read on for other fun ideas.
2. Bracelet with motivational inscription (She believed she could, so she did.)
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(*I knew that my sister was breastfeeding. If your recipient may not breastfeed, write something else!)
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7. New Razor
10. Dry shampoo
11. Gift Card for Coffee (Starbucks)
As you can see, I didn’t write anything fancy! I didn’t even work to make anything rhyme. And you don’t have to do exactly what I did.
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Below are other excellent suggestions for your care package for a new mom.
Additional New Mom Care Package Ideas
A Nice Water Bottle
It’s not easy to stay hydrated when nursing. A nice water bottle will help keep the water flowing!
A Healthy Meal
Make mom a good hearty meal.
*To include this in the new mom care package, you’ll need to be close enough to drop off the gift on the correct day.
Don’t have enough time? Buy a meal, give a restaurant gift card, gift a delivery service, or make a homemade snack or dessert instead.
Easy to put in earbuds can be a blessing when you’re up and moving around all day with baby.
An Oversized Cardigan
Help mom stay warm, comfy, and be able to put LOTS of things in her pockets.
A Sleep Mask
Mom’s sleep is going to take a major hit. So, help her relieve her eyes, plus get a few more moments of shut-eye with a sleep mask.
A Useful Gift Card
Give mom the gift of a service that makes her life better. Pay for a one-time house cleaning, a babysitter (or add a coupon to babysit yourself), or throw in a massage gift card.
A Nursing Top
Nursing in public can be a pain. Especially if you’re a new mom and have to nurse often. So, give this easy t-shirt to make mom’s job easier.
Gift Card to Instacart
Mom and dad are going to have a hard time getting out of the house for a while.
So, look into their local grocery delivery options and pay for a gift card or whatever they have available for delivery.
Name Necklace of Baby’s Name
If you know the baby’s name beforehand, add a necklace (or another item) with his or her name on it. All moms love reminders of their new little miracle.
An Adult Beverage
Next, if mom enjoys a drink now and then, she’ll love a bottle of wine or beer now that she can partake again.
An Audible Subscription
Give mama the gift of listening to her favorite books. The best part is that it’s all hands-free and can be done while nursing, cuddling with baby, or cleaning up.
Postpartum New Mom Gift Basket Ideas
These items help mom’s body recover after birth. If adding them to the new mom care package, I would give them before baby comes or early after.
The FridaBaby Mom Postpartum Recovery Essentials Kit
If you’re looking for an all-in-one recovery kit, this one has you covered. You’ll find disposable underwear, ice maxi absorbency pads, cooling witch hazel pad liners, and perineal medicated healing foam. It’s an 11 piece set.
High Waisted Panties
*Must-have for new mama care package after birth!
Mama’s tummy needs SUPPORT after having a baby. I was really grateful for these high-waisted undies after having my babies!
Lansinoh Hot Cold Therapy Pads
These packs are something I wish I’d had with my first baby! I love that you can choose hot or cold depending on what you need at the time.
More Individual Recovery Items for Postpartum Care:
*Use together to make a diy postpartum gift basket!
To Consider With the New Mommy Care Package
Finally, I added a card to the top of everything to explain to mama how to open the gifts.
After, my sister told me that opening each gift was an exciting part of her day, and something she and her toddler looked forward to enormously.
What will you put in your new mom care package? I’d love to know!
*Still not sure what to get your mama? Leave a comment below, and I’ll try to help brainstorm!
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