Have any new mamas in your life? Need to get them a present for the holidays? Well, as a new mama myself, I thought I'd share a few of my current favorite things that I wouldn't mind finding under our Chrismukkah tree! Some are practical, some are not, all are just lovely!
A forgiving and stylish sweater. This pretty sweater from Hush would be great for staying cozy and hiding a little "fourth trimester" extra around the middle, as well as being easy access for nursing mamas. Since I've been living in leggings and forgiving tops for the last nine weeks, I'd love to add this beautiful piece to my postpartum wardrobe...
Instant coffee and a pretty new mug to drink it in. Ugh, I kind of hate myself for this one, but yes, instant coffee has been my savior the last few weeks. If Oswin is actually down for a nap, I don't want to risk waking her up by grinding coffee, and if she is awake she wants to be held, so I'm making coffee one handed. Instant it is then. I'll get back to being a coffee snob who grinds her own coffee every morning soon enough, but for now I'll take the ease of the Starbucks Via Instant coffees as long as I have them. (Thanks Mom...) I imagine I'm not the only new mama with this problem, so picking an assortment of Via coffees to put in a pretty mug like this one from Anthropologie could help to make her morning all the more easily caffeinated, which I imagine she'd be pretty happy about.
Pic via here.
I've learned that with a new baby, you sometimes do a lot of sitting. Like, a lot. I'd love to have this pillow from PencilMeInStationery to make me smile when I'm in hour three of sitting around with our little miss only-will-nap-on-your-chest.
A subscription to Netflix. And since she may be doing a lot of sitting around with the babe, especially now that the temperatures have dropped, how about a subscription to Netflix for that new mama? If there's one thing I've learned in my first 9 weeks of parenthood, it's that an hour long nursing marathon goes really well with the start of a Netflix marathon. Just sayin...
Cute lounging threads. Sometimes, with a new baby you have difficult decisions to make: like having to choose between using the bathroom or getting dressed. It also means sometimes not remembering when the last time you brushed your hair was. Enter this adorbs little sweatshirt from greythread! Wouldn't this look cute with leggings and boots? Boom! Looking cute while still being comfy! What new mama wouldn't want that?
A Sakura bloom sling. If you read my post from yesterday, you know that I'm I love with our single layer Sakura Bloom sling in maple. I wouldn't mind one in silk, or another linen one like the plum color above. Being hands free while still getting to keep your little one close to you? Perfection.
Some new boots for pram pushing. Because when nothing else fits...boots.
Fancy new sheets. She may not go to bed feeling luxurious (or, at all), but why not at least help her try? We recently purchased this sheet set from Nine Space and love them. Nothing says luxurious to me like new fancy sheets and...
...a fancy robe! I'm in love with this robe from Emerson Fry. Navy, satin, and monogrammed? Yes please. I've been amazed at how much my current robe has come in handy since Oswin was born, but adding this chic and timeless robe to the repetoire wouldn't be so bad either. I bet the new mama in your life would agree too.
A pretty serving tray. Because it's nice to pretend you're being luxurious and drinking coffee and breakfast in bed, when really your baby has been nursing for an hour and you're only just eating breakfast at 2 PM. A beautiful tray like this means you can hopefully avoid any nasty accidents, other than, ya know, those of the diaper changing variety. This one from Jonathan Adler would do nicely.
A pretty smelling candle. There's something very alluring about Diptyque candles, isn't there? Maybe it's because they're French, maybe it's because they're so coveted, or maybe it's because they smell so good, but either way, a Diptyque candle would help that new mama to feel a wee bit fancy when she has the 37 seconds of relaxation time to light it.
Speaking of embracing messy hair, how about a new cute hat? LoveandKnit has some great stuff in their etsy shop, and so much of it would be perfect for a new mama looking to cover up some messy hair in a stylin' way. I'm also digging this one from their shop as well.
Or how about one of the gorgeous turbans from Robin Hoods? (Because you can still embrace messy hair while covering it up...)
A live Christmas tree the size of her babe. How about a little live Christmas tree to celebrate the babe's first Christmas? The tree could be put in a pretty pot or planted outside, depending on the climate. How fun would it be to see the babe grow alongside the tree each year? This one is a dwarf picea glauca conica, and is a slow grower, so the mama wouldn't have to worry about having a full grown evergreen in her house. Hint to keeping it small: re-pot it in a small pot. These little trees can be found anywhere from garden centers to IKEA, and cost about $10.
Macarons. (Duh.) I'll take mine from Laduree. Don't forget the gift box SVP. And maybe a glass of champagne. Because what the hell, it's Christmas.
A la prochaine friends...
P.S. This is a non-sponsored post. All of the above are things I'm really digging right now, and think other new mamas may as well.