Make Mother’s Day special and memorable for first time moms with these handy tips for dads and meaningful gift ideas for new 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 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 send her off to the spa for a day of much needed pampering where she can rejuvenate and refresh.

Just go with your gut and plan on something you know she will like. If she enjoys the outdoors, plan a trip to the local park or forest preserve. If she loves cultural outings, surprise her with a trip to the museum, opera or symphony. If she loves shopping, send her on a shopping spree to her favorite store.

Make The Most of Mother’s Day At Home

2020 Update: Since many of us might be stuck indoors this Mother’s Day, consider recreating her favorite place or activity in your own home.

If you were planning on treating her to a cultural outing, consider recreating it at home with a virtual trip to the Musee d’Orsay and the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Art Institute in Chicago – all for free. Search for other famous museums around the world to see if they offer a free virtual tour. Grab a glass of wine and indulge in the online experience.

If you wanted to take her out shopping, let her try a service like Stich Fix, Amazon Prime Wardrobe or Nordstrom’s Trunk Club to try on some new outfits. or if she’s into makeup, consider a beauty subscription like Birchbox, Ipsy or Target Beauty Box.

Check out: More Ideas To Make The Most of Mother’s Day 2020 At Home

Once you ensure that her first Mother’s Day will be pleasant and worry-free, 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 5 unique Mother’s Day gift ideas 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 options is this engraved heart necklace, which features any title on the front (like Mom, Mama, Mommy, etc.) and the child’s name and optional middle name on the back.

Another lovely custom jewelry piece is this 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 of 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, wall art and other unique mother inspired art from the Mother’s Day collection.

You can also opt for something totally unique, like the 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 take a minute to 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, like this 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, like this So Glad You’re My Mom photo blanket that is sure to melt her heart! Find more ideas for Mother’s Day blankets and pillows that can be customized with photos, names, special dates, messages and other custom details.

4. Mommy Coffee Mug

If you’re looking for something simple and sweet, consider a personalized coffee mug from our wide collection of custom Mother’s Day mugs.

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, date or a heartfelt message.

Check out more unique Mother’s Day gift ideas for first time moms to find more great gifts and inspiration on making this Mother’s Day extra special.


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

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