Two of my friends had baby showers recently. For their third babies. No, this post is not about my opinion on having a baby shower after your first baby. To each mama their own!
What I’m about to share with you is my idea of a unique, thoughtful, affordable, fully customizable baby shower gift, made especially for moms who just don’t need the normal registry stuff. Although, brand spankin’ new moms may appreciate it as a gag gift, so long as it has nothing to do with morning sickness.
I call it a Mom’s Survival Kit. Original, I know.
Here’s the one I made last weekend:
Mints because you don’t have time to brush your teeth!
Facial Wipes because you’ll be too tired at night (keep in your nightstand…trust me.)
Dry Shampoo because showers are a thing of the past.
Snacks because you don’t have time to eat a real meal!
Ready-To-Bake Brownie Mix because…because…does this really need an explanation?
Burt’s Bees Baby Oil because new baby smell doesn’t last forever!
Dark Chocolate because you need your mommy vitamins.
Now, in order to raise this kit to hit-of-the-party status, it’s very important what you list as the last item. I usually include a box of relaxing tea, or if I know the mom will breastfeed I’ll choose one that supports lactation. Why? Because I promise to come over, brew you a cup, and let you relax while I clean something.
Aw, that last one is enough to make any mama smile.
Like I said, it’s fully customizable and should be related to your knowledge and experience as a seasoned mom.