new mom basket

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If you haven’t had the chance to check out my list of 12 Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas on the So Fawned Lifestyle blog – do it now! It has some serious goodies; all of them that I either want to make or want to buy for myself!

In light of Mother’s Day, and because I have a New Mama in my life, I made my own version of the Mommy Survival Kit (via Classy Clutter) which was featured in the Top 12 post.

Sure, New Moms get loads of presents to open, but how often do they contain things especially for her? She’ll get adorable onsies, at least two copes of Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, and a stockpile of necessities for the Little One. But this is a gift that is all for her! Fill it with things you think she’ll love. This is a stressful time, and it will mean the world to show her that you’re thinking of her.


It’s simple:

Choose a vessel – I picked a small green basket, because I knew it would match the nursery. You can opt for whatever you like: a basket with a lid, a gift bag, a large mason jar.

Choose the goods – I went for things that I knew she’d love and a few things I thought might come in handy.

Here’s the list:

  • Flowers
  • A wine glass (that’s what I used for the vase)
  • A bottle of red wine sangria, made by yours truly and her Mister at The Wine Shoppe on Park
  • Nescafe Ice Java syrup – now that summer is here and frequent Timmies visits might not be possible with the little guy
  • Reese’s peanut butter cups
  • Larabars
  • Tic Tacs
  • A scented candle
  • Hand santizer

I also would suggest getting her a Congrats Rafiki Friend Chain from Chapters Indigo. Not only does it say “Congratulations,” the purchase also provides milk for one child from Me to We. The only reason I don’t have it pictured here with my basket is because it was the first gift I brought to my New Mama when her son was born.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the women of the world: mothers, grandmothers, aunts, mothers at heart. You’re all beautiful souls.

““Supermom wasn’t a bad job description. The pay was lousy if you were talking about real money. But the payoff was priceless in so many other ways.” – Roxanne Henke




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