Gifts for new moms and moms-to-be
"The perfect gift for a new mom or a mom-to-be is always something that is fashionable, functional and makes her life a little easier," says the Big City Moms, a social group that connects moms, moms-to-be and families through events. Here, a round-up of products ranging from skin care to clothing, gift cards and more, for baby and mom.
Baby Bump Bundle(Credit: Baby Bump Bundle)
The Baby Bump Bundle is great for moms-to-be and newborns. The moms-to-be subscription box is available for each trimester and contain coupons, lotions, health items and fashion keepsakes; prices start at $30 at babybumpbundle.com.
Bump to Birthday, Pregnancy & First Year Journal(Credit: Amazon.com)
The Bump to Birthday, Pregnancy & First Year Journal from You to Me Ltd. allows you to capture the story of your pregnancy and your child's first year. There's a week-by-week section for during pregnancy as well as sections for all the firsts during the first year as well as space for photos and sonogram images; $29.95 at amazon.com.
So Loved Bracelet(Credit: Beth Quinn Designs)
The So Loved Bracelet from Beth Quinn Designs is a leather and beaded bracelet with bits of freshwater pearls, aquamarine faceted beads, rhinestones and more; $45 at bethquinndesigns.com.
TWELVElittle Allure Convertible Satchel(Credit: Giggle.com)
The TWELVElittle Allure Convertible Satchel is a chic diaper bag that can be worn in three ways: using the top handle as a satchel, the long strap to wear it as a cross-body bag or by folding the long strap and turning it into a hobo bag. There's plenty of pocket space inside, is water-resistant and features many zippered pockets; $230 at giggle.com.
"Mom's Very Best Recipes" Cookbook(Credit: Kohl's)
The Gooseberry Patch "Mom's Very Best Recipes" cookbook features 250 classic recipes that every family is sure to love. From savory entrees to sweet desserts, this cookbook has every meal covered as well as easy kitchen tips, shopping and menu-planning pointers; $17.99 at kohls.com.
"I Love You to the Moon & Back" Sterling Charm Bangle(Credit: QVC)
The sterling silver charm bangle "I Love You to the Moon & Back features interlaying charms in a crescent and full moon shape with words in an antique finish; $43.50 at qvc.com.
Measuring Spoon Set(Credit: UncommonGoods)
The Mother's Love is Beyond Measure Spoon Set from Tin Woodsman is a set of four pewter measuring spoons, complete with hanging rack, etched with the phrase "A Mother's Love Is Beyond Measure." The back of the spoons is also embellished with word for "mother" in different cultures; $75 at uncommongoods.com.
Origami Owl Living Lockets(Credit: Origami Owl)
Create a custom necklace for the new mom in your life with Origami Owl's Living Lockets. Simply choose the chain, the type of locket and charms to design your own; prices start at $37 at origamiowl.com.
"Mom, Tell Me Your Story. Please" Keepsake Journal(Credit: Kohl's)
With the "Mom, Tell Me Your Story. Please" Keepsake Journal, mom can keep her stories alive for years to come with this keepsake journal, featuring guided journal pages and photo spaces that help mom preserve her special stories and memories; $11 at barnesandnoble.com.
Vera Bradley Mom Bracelet(Credit: Vera Bradley)
The Mom Bracelet from Vera Bradley features a pretty cursive script that spells out the word “mom," which turns this stretchy enamel bangle into a keepsake. Available in four colors; $38 at verabradley.com.
Personalized Mom's Recipe Wall Art(Credit: Red Envelope)
With the Personalized Mom's Recipe Wall Art from Red Envelope, you can choose from more than 100 graphics and personalization options. Each print lists all the wonderful features about mothers (love, strength, friendship, laughter, etc.). Choose from three different sizes, a variety of colors and more; prices start at 80 at redenvelope.com.
Birthstone Pearl Necklace(Credit: Personal Creations)
The Birthstone Pearl Necklace from Personal Creations is a sterling silver bracelet featuring your choice of nine Swarovski pearls in birthstone colors to represent your little ones and special people in your life. The pearls are accented with silver-plated rondelles with Swarovski crystals; prices start at $49.99 at personalcreations.com.
Customly Yours Frames(Credit: Hallmark)
You can create your own personal story about mom in your own words, displayed in a preferred size and style with the Customly Yours Frames from Hallmark. Available displays include a lighted block, wall frame and more; prices start at $24.95 at hallmark.com.
Sophia & Chloe Initial Necklace(Credit: Red Envelope)
Inspired by Byzantine and Moroccan culture, the Sophia & Chloe Initial Necklace from Red Envelope, is a 14K gold-plated or sterling silver initial pendant that means "kiss" in Moroccan culture; $100 at redenvelope.com.
Family Soapstone Sculptures(Credit: UncommonGoods.com)
Hand-carved from a single piece of soapstone, the Family Soapstone Sculptures from Shona Artisans feature the outstretched arms of parents and children embracing in one symbolic structure of love and connectivity. Available in families of three to six; prices start at $70 at uncommongoods.com.
Lollia Wish Spa Gift Set(Credit: Red Envelope)
The Lollia Wish Spa Gift Set features travel soap, shower gel and hand cream in a vanilla bean scent mixed with rice flower; $40 at redenvelope.com.
A Year of Gratitude(Credit: UncommonGoods.com)
Each kit in A Year of Gratitude contains 52 thank you notes to send one each week, plus tips on writing a meaningful letter and a journal to keep track of your thoughts; $30 at uncommongoods.com.
A Little Something for Mama-to-Be(Credit: Sprout San Francisco)
The A Little Something for Mama-to-Be pampering gift set includes natural stretch oil, mint herbal lip balm and foot cream; $25 at sproutsanfrancisco.com.
Beatrice Necklace(Credit: With You)
The Beatrice Necklace from With You is a modern vintage locket that allows you to carry your most cherished relationships and memories with you. Each piece has a place to insert a special photo, quote or note that is pre-printed and placed inside the locket. With You recently partnered with Every Mother Counts, where 5 percent of proceeds from the Beatrice? locket will support maternal health around the world. Prices start at $299 at withyoulockets.com.
Baby Alphabet Quilt(Credit: Personal Creations)
The Baby Alphabet Quilt features animals and colorful ABCs, something all babies love. The quilt has embellishments such as yarn tails, yarn patchwork and varying soft textures and is made of 100 percent cotton. Plus, you can embroider any message on one line, up to 18 characters; $79.99 at personalcreations.com.
Personalized Premium Ornaments(Credit: Tiny Prints)
The Personalized Premium Ornaments from Tiny Prints are customized, festive and comes with a year charm and a ribbon for easy hanging. Square and circle shapes are available; $34.99 at tinyprints.com.
Birth Announcement Pillows(Credit: Sprout San Francisco)
With the Personalized Birth Announcement Pillows you can choose the color and specify the custom text -- you can include name of the child, date and time of birth, birth weight, length, place of birth, proud parents, grandparents, big sister, etc.; $120 at sproutsanfrancisco.com.
Custom Canvas Wall Art(Credit: Frecklebox)
The Custom Canvas Wall Art is coated with environmentally friendly, water-based protective coating and comes in a variety of designs for girls and boys rooms. Most can be personalized with the child's name; prices start at $59.95 at frecklebox.com.
Pearhead Collage Frame(Credit: Pearhead)
The Collage Frame from Pearhead displays pictures of your little one during his/her first year. It's made of hand-finished wood with an acid-free beveled mat with 12 photo openings; $29.95 at pearhead.com.
Expecting in Style Flip Flops(Credit: Bonnie Marcus)
Moms-to-be will love the stylish Expecting in Style Flip Flops from Bonnie Marcus, which are designed to provide maximum style and comfort with a sculpted arch for added support. Available in blue or pink; $24.99 at bedbathandbeyond.com.