10 Cheap Gift Ideas for New Moms

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My best friend’s daughter just had her first baby.  While everyone else has been kindly giving her baby gifts, I thought it would be nice to give Mom a gift as well.  Here are 10 cheap gift ideas for new moms.

Baby Gift in a Jar

I don’t always trust products to be safe for my family.  I’ve found that Burt’s Bees products are a better option than most though and they make for some really cute gifts.  Check out how to make this great gift for new moms from Hello Splendid.

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Date Night Basket

When I had my babies there was no way I was going to leave any one of them with a sitter.  But my husband and I still wanted to spend time together.  One of the best gifts I received was a little kit of items to use for an at-home date night.  It was the perfect way to spend time with my husband without leaving our new baby.  Get some ideas for how to make a date night basket from The Dating Divas.

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Booby Bites

How can you be offered a booby bite and not want one?  New moms especially will appreciate these little punches of energy to get them through the early days of nursing and caring for a new baby.  And if nothing else, new moms will just appreciate having a good laugh from being given some booby bites.  Find the recipe and directions here.

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Meals

Who has time to make dinner when you’re giving your everything to caring for your new little Miracle?  Sure a new mom can go with microwave dinners, but help her out by providing her family with a healthier homemade meal.  Try to make enough that will last the family for at least a few days.  Get some meal ideas here.

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Hospital Gift

Having a baby for the first time is such a whirlwind of emotions, feelings, and new information.  Moms are so focused on getting Baby into the world that they often don’t think about the tiny details of caring for themselves in the hospital.  Have mom’s back by giving her a new mom hospital pack that will help her take care of all her needs after giving birth.  Stay Fit Mom shares some great suggestions of what to include in the gift.

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Nursing Blanket

Whether at home or in public, new moms will appreciate having a nursing blanket to maintain some privacy when Baby’s needs must be met.  Click here to find an easy DIY nursing cover to give new moms.

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DIY Moby Wrap

Swaddling baby provides much needed warmth and security. New moms will love having a swaddling sling to keep Baby happy in their early months of life.  Make the new mom in your life her very own baby sling with this super easy tutorial.

Boobie Balm

Nursing a new child is such a miraculous connection between mom and Baby, but man can it be painful!  Any mom will love having this boobie balm to keep their girls happy despite all that work.  My Little Me shows how to make this very handy ointment.

Manual Pump

Any mom can tell you that there are just times when you can’t nurse in ideal circumstances.  Having a manual pump will sure help new moms out in emergency situations.  Source.

Cardigan

I love wearing cardigans when the weather gets cold! And not only will they keep new moms warm, but they’re also perfect for nursing in emergency situations! Plus, you can always use the cardigan as a blanket or drape for Baby.  Find this cardigan here.

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