Our 10 favourite gift ideas for a Mother’s Blessing or baby shower (we are just more about the mama!). We’ve put together a list catering to all price ranges, of perfect gifts for a new mamas.
1. Village for mama book
Well this one goes without saying, our beautiful book is our number one go to gift for new mamas. As cliche as it sounds, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Not only does a new mama get a beautiful postpartum recipe book, she also gets nourishing food delivered to her during her fourth trimester at the hands of her village. It is also a wonderful activity for the day, an opportunity to gather her village whilst all her loved ones are all together.
2. Mumma Etc Sling
We are huge fans of baby wearing. Amazing for mama and for baby. The gift of 2 hands from time to time is everything and more for a new mama. Keeping baby close enough to kiss, breastfeeding friendly and made from beautiful, soft, handwoven linen in a range of gorgeous colours. You can’t go wrong with the Mumma Etc sling. Made in a village in the eastern region of India. The village works together on all aspects of our production process – from hand dying the yarn, to hand weaving the fabric, to sewing the slings.
3. Your Village Care Package
Curated with love by two mamas and naturopaths in the beautiful Northern Rivers, Your village offers care packages filled with the necessities for postpartum recovery. From maternity pads to nursing tea, they’ve thought of it all, bundled into the perfect, beautifully packaged gift. They aren’t just a pretty box. They are the warm hug that says “I’m here for you” when you need it most.
4. Bon Bola Necklace
Bon bola was designed as a contemporary, sustainable, heirloom necklace to be embraced by the modern mama-to-be to nurture her buba. Pregnant women wore a long necklace with a hanging pendant ‘bola’ resting on their bump, that emits a delicate, jingling sound. It is believed the chime can be heard inside the womb from about 18 weeks, when the buba develops a sense of hearing. The presence of the familiar chime is believed to comfort & sooth the buba as it grows. After birth, the soothing, jingling, sound of the mama’s ‘bola’ necklace continues to help the buba & mama feel calm and content; nurturing the maternal bond that began from the time in the womb.
5. Being Skincare Boobie Balm
A soothing, all-purpose natural nipple balm for breastfeeding and dry skin. Boobie Balm provides much needed relief for sore, overworked boobies. It contains the healing and anti-inflammatory properties of calendula, along with the protective and nourishing care of beeswax.
6. Seasons of mama mantra cards
Give the gift of a little pocket Doula with the seasons of mama mantra cards. These positive pregnancy, labour & birth affirmation cards have been lovingly created by a Midwife, Calmbirth Educator and Mum of two. The set includes 29 cards, each with their own hand drawn illustrations, packaged in a hand stamped calico bag & comes with hand made wooden stand. Women are incredible and sometimes they just need a little reminding exactly how so.
7. The Cle Collective mama range
The Cle collective have a wonderful range of essential oil blends and soaks. Created for new mamas in a time often filled with sleepless nights and chaotic hormones their oils have been designed to relieve anxiety and provide new mamas with support during the postpartum period. You’ve got this mama.
8. A postpartum massage
Treating a new mama to a postpartum massage either with a practitioner who will allow her baby to be with her. Or with a practitioner who will do home visits is an incredible gift. Birth is a marathon of an event for a woman’s body. Some loving massage is magical experience during those early weeks. A way to support recovery, encourage relaxation and for the new mama to feel held.
Sending a pregnant mama to get her toes done at a beautiful non-toxic beauty salon or nail spa is the perfect special treat she will greatly appreciate. Well, when she can see her toes again!. Those early weeks of motherhood are usually a bit of a blur. Opportunities for self care and showers, few and far between. Freshly painted toes are a nice little ‘you’ve still got it’ reminder! No pregnant mama will pass up the opportunity for a foot rub towards the end of her pregnancy!
10. Holistic postpartum nutrition & support consultation
From the moment a woman falls pregnant, her body selflessly priorities the needs of her growing baby. As a result, most new mothers are left depleted and exhausted. Just as they enter this new phase of their life. It is estimated that new parents lose an average of 1500 hours of sleep in their first year as parents. And a breastfeeding mother spends approximately 1800 hours feeding in the first year. If a mother is not meeting her daily nutrient requirements, her body will continue to prioritise her baby. It will will mobilise her own stores to make sure her breastmilk is nutritionally complete. This is nearly two years of a woman’s life where her body is no longer her own, and prioritises the needs of another first and foremost.
Treating a new mama to some holistic personalised support for her postpartum period can make the world of difference to her transition into motherhood. Village for mama offers one on one consultations face to face or via zoom. To help new mamas address any postpartum conditions and concerns through nutrition, personalised meal plans and other holistic remedies. A wonderful gift for an expecting mama. Email us to organise a consultation for a mama friend.