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‘A mother is like a flower, each one is beautiful and unique’ - Notes By Hand
We’re sure every Mother can agree - the first year of Motherhood is one of the most beautiful and rewarding times full of special moments and memorable milestones. From watching them learn to crawl to hearing their sweet laugh and feeling the warmth of their cuddles, being a mother for the first time is one of life’s greatest treasures. But as with all good things, it doesn’t come without its fair share of hard work and challenges.
Being a new mum means round the clock care, all the while adjusting to a new sleep structure, changing endless nappies and making sure the baby is well nourished. That’s why it’s important to show your partner how much you appreciate, value and admire them as a parent, and to make their first Mother’s Day a memorable one.
Sometimes it can be difficult finding the right gift to express your heartfelt sentiments, and you may be tempted to simply ask her what she would like. While there’s no doubt she’ll appreciate whatever you decide, putting some additional thought into your gift can make her day feel as special as the day you found out you were parents!
A significant occasion like Mother’s Day deserves a heartwarming celebration. We understand finding the right gift is important, so we’ve put together this beautiful Mother’s Day Gift Guide to help you get started.
A unique, meaningful and timeless keepsake - a customised baby fingerprint necklace is a wonderful gift for a first time mum. Not only will she get to enjoy a new piece of jewellery, but she can also have her baby close to her, always. Depending on which design you choose, you can also add an extra special touch with your child’s name and birthday engraved on the back.
Similar to a custom fingerprint necklace, a photo locket is a beautiful gift for Mum to keep her little one close to her heart - literally! Again for an extra special touch, have the necklace pendant engraved with a special date and initials. Choose a photo you know she’ll love - like the first picture of your baby, or a picture of the two of them smiling.
No doubt as new parents you already have hundreds and thousands of pictures of your baby, whether it be for those special milestones or all the little life moments in between like sleeping, eating, laughing or crying. Nowadays, with most of our cameras being on our phones, it’s rare we get to hold a physical picture.
Creating a scrapbook with a collection of the most special pictures printed and pasted alongside meaningful memories and notes is a surefire way to make Mum smile. So if ever she is feeling sentimental and wants to relive all the memories, she can simply open the book and immerse herself in the pictures.
Imagine her face as you gift her a box with all the precious trinkets you’ve accumulated over the last months as parents, from the first pair of shoes to their favourite toy and baby footprint.
A baby time capsule is an incredibly thoughtful and sentimental way to take a trip down memory lane. Be sure to include funny stories and pictures of the two of you before you became responsible parents!
Perhaps Mum would prefer a relaxing day at home, surrounded by those she loves. There are many ways you can spoil your partner at home on Mother’s Day, like with a surprise delivery of her favourite flowers, chocolate and champagne delivered straight to your front door. Then finish the day off by cooking a beautiful home-cooked meal and giving Mum some much needed R&R time.
Sending gorgeous flowers has long been a traditional way to celebrate this special occasion. If you’re unsure what blooms she likes, the most popular Mother’s Day flowers are chrysanthemums, carnations, roses and lilies.
For a more luxurious gift for first-time mums, consider spoiling her with a pamper voucher. Whether it be a haircut, manicure, massage or facial, you really can’t go wrong when it comes to pampering gifts.
Not only will this give her time to relax and unwind, but it’s also a wonderful opportunity for her to have some well-deserved alone time after becoming a new mum.
Even though our phones do an excellent job of capturing those special memories, there’s nothing quite like a photoshoot with a professional photographer. Consider gifting mum with a voucher for a family portrait. As a new family, it will be a wonderful experience posing altogether in front of the camera and creating treasured memories that can be displayed throughout the home.
Alternatively, if you’re handy with a camera, host your own mother/baby photography session. Regardless of whether you choose to do it yourself or have it done professionally, a family photoshoot is a delightful gift for all first-time mums.
If the weather permits, a picnic is a wonderful way to celebrate this special occasion outdoors as a family. Grab a selection of her favourite nibbles and a bottle of bubbles, then head to her favourite spot. This could be the beach, the local park or a headland overlooking the ocean.
Whether it be something lavish and luxe or something more heartfelt and sentimental, making your partner feel special on their first Mother’s Day needn’t cost the earth. Instead, it can be the small, simple gifts that speak volumes about how much you care.
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