Make Mother’s Day special for new moms with these handy tips for dads and meaningful Mother’s Day gifts for first-time moms.

A new mom’s very first Mother’s Day is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion that should be celebrated in an exceptional and memorable way. It’s a day like no other for the first-time mom, marking an important milestone in a woman’s life.

Listen up, dads: It’s up to you to make the first Mother’s Day for your wife extra special!

Tips to make a first Mother’s Day a success

Start by making sure her day is relaxing and enjoyable, free of household chores, errands, or responsibilities. Mom shouldn’t have to cook dinner or clean the house on her special day. Let her sleep in by getting up in the morning with the baby. Treat her to breakfast in bed or order food from her favorite restaurant for lunch.

Being a new mom can take a physical and emotional toll, so create ways for her to unwind and de-stress throughout the day. You can treat her to a warm bubble bath, complete with calming music and scented candles, followed by a relaxing massage. Or spoil her with a day of much-needed pampering by sending her off to the spa, where she can rejuvenate and refresh.

Our best advice: Go with your gut and plan something you know she will like. If she enjoys the outdoors, visit a local park or forest preserve. If she loves cultural outings, surprise her with a trip to a museum, the opera, or the symphony. If shopping is her thing, send her on a shopping spree to her favorite store.

Think of how you can honor her in a meaningful and memorable way. A first Mother’s Day gift doesn’t have to be lavish or costly, but it does have to be special.

Here are five unique Mother’s Day gifts for first-time moms.

1. Custom Mother’s Day jewelry

Give her a way to hold on to her sweet baby even when she’s away with a custom necklace or bracelet. One popular option is an engraved heart necklace, which features any title on the front (like Mom, Mama, Mommy, etc.) and the child’s name and middle name (optional) on the back.

Another lovely custom jewelry piece is an engraved photo necklace. One side features a round opening for a photo of her and baby, and the other side can be customized with any special message just for Mom.

2. Photo art for mom

One great way to honor a new mom is with a beautiful canvas print that includes all her favorite photos of baby and her family. Customize the All We Need Is Love canvas print with your family photos or choose a Mother’s Day canvas print, plaque, piece of wall art, and other unique kind of mother-inspired art.

You can also opt for something totally unique, such as personalized photo shelf blocks that have the letters “M-O-M” printed in semi-transparent ink in front of your own photos. Simply choose three of her favorite photos and personalize a one-of-a-kind photo art piece just for her.

3. Mother’s Day photo blanket

Another unique way to incorporate her favorite baby and family photos into a Mother’s Day gift is to customize a photo blanket. Simply choose a design you think she’ll enjoy, such as the Photo Collage Monogram blanket, and upload your own photos to create her very first mom blanket.

Choose from dozens of designs and creative templates made specifically for moms, such as this So Glad You’re My Mom photo blanket that is sure to melt her heart.

4. Mommy coffee mug

If you’re looking for something simple and sweet, consider a personalized coffee mug. Choose from designs and styles that feature photo collages, personalized messages, Mom’s initials, and more.

Whether it’s a photo travel mug she can take with her when she’s on the go or a classic ceramic mug she can use every morning, you can make it extra special by adding a personal touch you know she’ll love.

5. First Mother’s Day picture frame

Here’s one gift that you know she’ll treasure forever. The First Mother’s Day personalized picture frame is a meaningful and special gift that any new mom is sure to cherish. Featuring a delicate floral design, you can customize the picture frame with up to four lines of text to include names, a date, or a heartfelt message.


Kasia Lorenc is a writer and editor at Personalization Mall, covering gifting, home decorating and more.

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