A Baby Shower Gift Just for the New Mom

When you're buying gifts for a baby shower, don't forget the new mom. Giving the new mother a baby shower gift of her own is a great way to celebrate the exciting and emotional journey to motherhood. Here are some ideas:

Gifts that allow mom to show off the new baby when she is away are always good choices. Choose picture frames, photo albums, and lockets.

Jewelry for a new mom is a traditional and special gift. Besides a locket to hold the baby's photograph, consider a charm bracelet with baby charms on it, or a ring or necklace that includes the baby's birthstone.

Give a gift that allows mom to enjoy quiet time. Pampering items are a great choice, like fine soaps, bubble baths, and bath salts. An idea: purchase or make a gift basket that includes candles, bath items, teas, chocolates, and other posh items.

Find out what mom's hobbies and interests are, and get something that fits. For example, if she enjoys crafting, a scrap book kit to celebrate the new baby's first moments is a good choice. Moms who knit, sew, or embroider may enjoy yarn, thread, and patterns to make items for the new baby.

Light reading is something that can fill the time when the baby sleeps, so get some books or magazine subscriptions that she'd enjoy. Those that offer pregnancy or parenting advice may be especially welcome.

Give a gift that celebrates pregnancy or helps with labor. A belly casting kit and special maternity clothes are some ideas. Some things that she can use while in labor include a birthing ball, doula services, or a bag for the hospital. Pack it with items that sooth the senses like soft music CDs, lotion, and lip balm.

New mothers deserve a lot of attention and love, and giving a gift that's just for mom is a great way to show your well wishes.