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The world has been buzzing for months about the Royal Baby and I’m no exception! Finally a little prince was born on July 22, 2013 at 4:24 pm London time. He weighed in at 8 lbs. 6 oz. (where did Kate Middleton hide him?) and he and his mum (!) are said to be doing well. New dad Prince William said, “We couldn’t be happier.” It’s been said he bought a little teddy bear for the next in line to the crown.
A Gift Fit for a Princess
This Royal birth got me thinking — in lists, of course. What do you get a new mom? Especially a woman who has everything? You want to get something that she’ll really appreciate and value. It’s a big time in her life and you want your gift to be memorable.
There are always the old standbys of a day at the spa or gift certificates to local take-out restaurants. Sure, what new mom wouldn’t love a day to relax and get a mani/pedi. But who wants to give an ordinary gift? You want your gift to be one she’ll really love and remember.
It’s always a good policy to give something that can come from only you, but if you’re stumped, here’s my list of great gifts for new moms:
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A Day of House Cleaning
Every new mom is busy enough taking care of her newborn, let alone the house. Spring for a cleaning service to pop by and clean up the place. It’ll lighten the mother’s load and check an item off her to-do list.
You want your new mom friend to be fashionable right? Well a pair of Tieks is just what she’ll want. These fabulous and comfortable flats will help her get through those long days and nights. And the best part — they are foldable so she can take them on the go.
With over a 1,000 audiobooks for children 4 and under, Audible will keep new moms and their kids entertained, even when mom’s too tired to read out loud.
The actual birthday box is full of a lot of big moments for new parents, and it can be easy to lose track of things that are unrelated to the newborn. Collect some newspaper clippings, photos, notes, and any other mementos from that day. Years from now, parents will love to be able to look back and remember the day that it all began.
A gift certificate will help with the little things, like scheduling appointments or doing a little research. I swear by the service but remember it’s meant for tasks that take about 15 minutes…like finding a pediatrician!
Paula Rizzo is an Emmy award winning television producer and founder of the productivity site ListProducer.com. She's excited about her upcoming book - "Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed."