Whenever a new baby is born to one of our family friends, my mom always calls me two seconds later asking for creative gift ideas for new mamas. After having Naiya, we were showered with the sweetest, most creative gifts from friends and family. I guess my mom assumes we’ve learned what new parents really need and she’s probably right! But at the end of the day, every new mom is different and coming up with the perfect gift is never easy. I do think I’ve found a pretty universal gift that new moms might not expect that they’ll end up cherishing for years to come. Sharing what this gift is with you today and where you can snag one at an affordable price too.
New Parenting = SO. MUCH. STUFF!
When it comes to new mom-ing, if you’re anything like me, you probably tell people you truly only want the necessities when it comes to gifts. I didn’t know this right away but I definitely learned it as I went because #bigcityliving!
Phil and I live in a spacious-enough townhouse in LA but the minute we had Naiya, the walls felt like they started caving in. Our place truly felt like it shrunk because babies come with so much stuff! Bassinets, cribs, high chairs, SO MANY BOTTLES, rock ‘n plays, swings–it’s pure madness. We were so grateful for all of the gifts we received but now that we’ve been through new parenthood once, we now know what we really needed and what we didn’t need as much.
The Gift New Mamas Don’t Know They Need
One thing I didn’t realize I needed was a name plate necklace. Okay–so I use the word “need” loosely but humor me for a minute! After opening the sweetest gifts for Naiya, one of my friends sent me a necklace with Naiya’s name on it. It was the first thing I opened that was for me since becoming a mama (other than my nursing pump!) and I was so excited! This gift didn’t take up too much space and it was just so special.
I put the necklace on right away and I didn’t take it off for months. I wore it on my first day back to work from maternity leave while I had tears streaming down my face and I still wear it to this day.
All of this said, if you’re looking to buy the perfect gift for a new mama, all of the baby things are always a good idea but there’s something also so special about a personalized necklace with her child’s name on it because it’s the gift that keeps on giving. I love that a new mama can wear it for years to come.
Tiny Tags Jewelry
The “Naiya” necklace I’m wearing today is from Tiny Tags, the cutest online boutique. I currently have my eye on this bracelet and this necklace too which you can add a few different names to as well!
And Tiny Tags jewelry isn’t only great for new mamas! It’s perfect for all the ladies in your life–even dog mamas! It’s a really fun company to purchase from because the possibilities are endless when it comes to personalizing your jewelry.
Each piece is also made beautifully, it comes at all different price-points and it’s uber-chic.
Gifting For New Mamas
What are your favorite gifts for new moms or for new parents in general? I’d love to hear because I’m always on the hunt! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you’re having a great start to your week! Carpe diem.
Photography: Forrest Leo