Gift Edit: New Mamas
OK. So I love shopping for new babies…
Which partly, is why I started this little business. (Thought process at a simplistic level was – I’m really very good at shopping – husband might disagree – therefore buying on a larger scale could be fun?) And it’s always so easy to find the super cute clothes, practical helpful bits, and gorgeous toys which make completely brilliant gifts for babes. But I also firmly believe that new mamas REALLY need treats too. A couple of friends, when my little boy arrived last year, bought me vouchers for manicures or massages, some gave me sweets, and lots bought me cakes and pastries – and these were just so gratefully received. Because they reminded me in those early foggy days that i’m still me, not just a slightly weepy milk generator. No matter how you give birth or become a parent, it’s an incredible feat – but a knackering one, so, amongst all the wonderful baby bits, popping in a little treat for Mama too is always a good plan. And that’s why over time, I’ve tried to include some lovely treats for mums in our online store alongside our For Baby collection.
Another thing I have definitely learnt about all this mum-ming, is the importance of encouragement, support and wisdom – frankly, not only having just given birth – this is welcome anytime. And I am definitely not going to pretend that i’m brilliant at sending cards – I’m not. But I wish I were. And lots of you are, so that’s why you’ll find a little (and growing) selection of greetings cards (and Parenting Cards) in our shop, to give any new mamas you know a friendly boost.
So our Gift Edit this week features a couple of ideas, focusing especially on accessories – because as a new mum, it’s still nice to wear accessories, even if from the neck down, you are wearing pyjamas…
for the monochrome loving mama:
This gorgeous chunky Mama Knot necklace made for us by the wonderful Fickle Craftroom is perfectly baby safe whilst being super stylish, made with jersey cotton and featuring two silicone beads (for teething babes), with no sharp bits or fastenings to worry about. The monochrome contrast is also fab for new borns as a sensory stimulation, and the chunky design, fab for little hands as they learn to grab and hold. Easy to clean by popping in the washing machine – so stylish and practical.
And our exclusive ‘Hey! Mama’ card designed by lovely Maeve at TooWordy is perfect for all – from baby showers & brand new mamas, to established, experienced not-so-new-mamas. Its striking design also looks fab in a frame too. Add to this our Monochrome Mama Knot necklace, and you have a gorgeous little gift bundle. Make this a bigger gift, by adding in our ‘Hey! Mama’ tote bag, a super roomy stylish grey tote for all those baby bits.
For straight talking, colourful loving Mama’s
Silicone teething necklaces are a great option for mamas to easily accessorise – whilst also being completely perfect to occupy grabby, dribbly, teething babies. Also they are super washable, so easy to keep clean to protect those little ones. And you know when you go out and completely forget to pack entertainment or toys? Well these necklaces come in handy for that too. We stock the lovely Little Magpies and her brilliant ‘Jesse’ necklaces Choose from three colour-ways; Ice-cream / Pastels or Candy.
Then get straight to the point with this ace This Mama Does and her ‘Shit Just Got Real’ card (nothing like a straight talking greetings card) Check out our This Mama Does Parenting Cards too, which are also brilliant for recording those parenting highs and lows.
Those newborn baby bubble days go so fast, but these gorgeous necklaces will last so much longer, and be super useful during those early years, making them a really thoughtful gift. And although it’s lovely to send cards to the Baby, it’s always nice to pop a note to tell that lovely Mama that she is amazing… She is enough… She is doing great. And of course, a gorgeous bunch of blooms / cake / wine / gin is generally also always a great gifting option too. That goes without saying.
Or take a peek at more treats in our For Mama collection – you can shop it here