Forget the Diapers! Cool Gift Ideas for New Moms

Having a new baby in the house and be exciting and can also be very tiring as well. A new infant often brings many sleepless nights leaving the new parents feeling very exhausted. It's always nice to buy gifts for the newborn baby but people often forget to buy gifts for new moms. The new mother needs attention as well. These gift ideas for a new mom can help her beat any "baby blues" she might be experiencing.
Parenting and baby magazines. If you are looking for a cheap gift idea a parenting magazine is a great idea. A magazine can answer all the new questions she may have about taking care of a new baby. You can get her a one year subscription for $20 or less at This is also a perfect gift for a first time parent.
A gift card to her favorite spa or salon. With all the feeding and changing diapers, new moms need a break. Mothers focus a lot on the baby and need to do something for themselves every once in a while! Give her the gift of relaxation by treating her to a day of pampering. A full body massage, manicure, or a rejuvenating facial can be great treat for the busy mom. You can find spa gift certificates at
Restaurant certificates. The new parent might find it challenging to find time to cook. Help her out by giving her a gift card or certificate to one of her favorite restaurants. Having food delivered one night can help to reduce some of the stress off the new parents. You can find many discounted gift cards at If the food can't be delivered, offer to watch the baby while the parents go out to eat. If you don't want to buy a gift card you can also offer to make dinner for the family.
Certificate to a home cleaning service. When a new baby comes it is easy to get behind on the cleaning and chores of the house. You can prevent the new mom from feeling overwhelmed by getting her a gift certificate to a cleaning service.
Gift certificate for a family portrait. When a new baby is here people always want to see pictures. Usually the new parents will take their own pictures but some people prefer to have baby pictures professionally done. Give them a gift certificate to have their family portrait done by a professional.