Do you know someone expecting a little bundle of joy soon? We have put together 5 of the best gifts that we know any mother would love to receive. we aren't talking about cute onesies and teddy bears these are gifts that will really make a new mum feel special.
The gift of cleaning who wouldn't love this? I would almost pop out another baby just to have a
cleaner come to the home <jokes.
Let's face it those first few weeks/ months can be a blur and the cleaning often gets put on the back burner, especially with mums with more than one little one at home.
You can get a cleaner for as little as $50 for 2 hours and it makes a perfect gift. Clean floors and bathrooms are bliss for a new mum. It is also great for a mum who has had a caesarean as they are less likely to be able to clean in those first few weeks. You can find plenty of good cleaners on gum tree, ask for references and negotiate rates, a lot work for cash and are happy to accommodate. You can make your own gift voucher and staple the cleaners business card to it and pop in a card
Hair & Beauty
I don't know about you but during pregnancy my hair is amazing,beautiful, shiny and healthy and then as soon as the little one pops out it's like I am Alaskan dog shedding hair everywhere. There is nothing better than getting a hair treatment, trim and blow dry. Youcan pick up salon package deals from as little as $30 and any mum will love it, better still offer to watch the little one while she goes and has it done. You could do a massage or a facial as other options as well depending on your budget. Keep and eye out on Cudos and Groupon who have great hair deals too.
A shower you say huh? I am sure any mum can relate that once you have kids a shower is sacred it's like the time out you need to recharge, but the thing is they aren't always easy to have especially with a new born, and toddlers, trying to shower between feeds and keeping little ones entertained. This is a great gift especially if you are a close friend and don't have much cash, write in a card that you are available for babysitting duty when the mum feels like she needs time out a good shower or a long bath, this seems so simple but to a mum it is bliss!
Everyone loves a home cooked meal especially when someone else makes it. Why not make some meals that can easily be frozen and drop them off as a gift. Any mum would love this after all who doesn't want a night off cooking. Also mums tend to forget about themselves and not eat as much as they should when first home, partly from exhaustion.
The Gift of Savings
We all know how expensive a baby can be with everything from nappies, clothes and equipment the list goes on. Why not give the gift of savings? Did you know that Australian Baby card saves an average of $1000 for Australian parents a year?
The Australian Baby Card is a discount card for parents to be or parents of young children. To assist, they have listed discounts and offers for many products and services specifically for parents of children from birth through to 10 years of age.
ABC Card have teamed with many fantastic companies in Australia to give you great discounts and special offers. This list is continually growing and companies will be added frequently - so keep checking this website.
Why not see what sort of discounts you can get - you will see that membership to the Australian Baby Card will pay itself off with one or 2 purchases! You may purchase a card for $30.
With the Australian Baby Card you can:
Get great kids discounts on products and services
Discover where to shop online - giving you more time!
Get great ideas on bringing up your baby, or how to run a successful party, or prepare for motherhood.
Plan your weekly family, playgroup or Mother's group outings. ....the list is endless.
Families could save around $1000 per year, purchase one for a new mum? Give the gift of savings, something useful and unique.
And there you have it is five awesome gifts any mum would love. Do you have any other ideas we could add?