Baby shower gifts for the Mumma.
For the eye bags. No, this isn't like buying someone anti wrinkle cream, although both with the inevitability of happening. A friend of mine actually messaged me the other week to ask if this was a great present...and WE THINK YES! This under bag concealer & highlighter will be this new mums BEST FRIEND, a present she may not value until labour day.
Not only will you helping the environment, but this will be used by a new mama every day. We know of so many non coffee drinking women who have turned to the black crack post baby! Apparently glass tastes better than plastic.. and these are raved about (Thanks @assetmaye got the tip)
HAIR WASH & BLOWDRY
Find her local hairdressers and pre pay for mama to have a wash and blow dry a week or so post birth. No, not to go out with. To pop out for half an hours alone time whilst dad or nan or a friend has baby and they get to have their hair washed without worrying about anything.. to then come home and put on a fresh pair of pjs. Trust us, she will LOVE you for this one.
Our greatest love is candles. There is nothing that says luxury more than here is a candle, burn whilst you're having a bath alone. Its obviously not for baby, which in these beginning months is great to have something that is just for you. Also it pains us a little to spend this much on a candle so when someone does it for us, WIN!!! Also a tip, wash them out when they are done and use the jars for all sorts! Stylish Tooth brush holder anyone?
After birth you really don't want to be moving much for a good two weeks, granted if you have other kids you may not be able to do this. But when you are home you need to be your most comfortable, and as MASSIVE FANS of lounge wear ourselves we couldn't think of a nicer present then a beautiful set of pjs for a new mummy.
They haven't drunk it for 9 months, give the women a subscription. I have to say, and this may sound boarding on alcoholism but a glass of wine each night was my way of saying I had made it through another day...GO ME. I invested in some good stuff, since I was Breastfeeding and couldn't have a bottle, I made sure what I could have was GREAT!!!! Why not treat mum ...and dad to a 3 month subscription. They'll LOVE YOU.
The last thing mama is going to feel like doing post birth is cooking. So if you don't fancy yourself as a cook either send her some cook vouchers. They deliver and she can rest knowing that her and hubs will be fed too. Never under estimate the power of food when you're exhausted, it can make any day feel so much better and if she's breast feeding she'll be hungry ALL THE TIME.
AT HOME MANICURE & PEDICURE.
Sure, its vain, but WHO doesn't feel so much better after having the dead skin of the balls of their feet scrubbed off!!! Find a local beautician that can come to their house and give them to full treatment, hands and feet. So whilst they are home all day they'll feel good and that will lift any dark night of 0 sleep. Because when we feel good everyone else is allowed to feel good...ha! ;)