New Mom Gifts, Gift Baskets, Gift Ideas and
Presents for Moms and Expectant Mothers

new-mom-gifts-new-mother-gift-basketsNew mom gift ideas for new mothers experiencing the most wonderful event of their lives. Giving birth to her tender new baby can be beautified even more by your thoughtful New Mother Gifts.

Sentimental, loving memories, associated with her newborn baby, are ever remembered in the life of the new mother. Remind her that you share her joy by showering her with pleasant, unique new mother gifts such as pamper bath, candles, flowers and relaxing gifts. |Teddy Bear Bouquet|

Pampering gifts make wonderful presents for new moms who have so little time to themselves. Select from a large array of unique gifts designed for the new mom and expectant mothers.

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  • Baby Bath Time
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  • Gifts, How To Give That Special Someone The Gift Of A Lifetime.

    How to Give the "Gift of a Lifetime" Giving that special someone a special gift can be very difficult. Depending on the situation and occasion, it can be a very tricky thing. You want to do the right thing, but if you’re not careful, it can backfire. As many have found out, you need to give this some considerable thought.

    But everyone wants to give the "right" gift. What makes up a great gift? In my experience, a great gift:

  • Is truly unique, personal and creative;
  • Demonstrates to the recipient the thoughtfulness and caring that went into securing the gift;
  • Evokes emotions from the recipient whenever it is used, seen or thought about; and
  • Makes the recipient truly feel special.

    A great gift doesn't necessarily have to cost hundreds or thousands of dollars to be great. But also understand that getting a gift that is cheap can show how much "you don't care." Before you start to shop and buy, also consider the following:

    1. Who is the recipient? Is it your spouse, significant other, sibling, parents, relative, close friends, neighbor or business associate?

    2. Next, what is the occasion? Holiday, birthday, anniversary, graduation, wedding, engagement, promotion, a "just because" occasion, or "I-need-to-get-out-of- the-doghouse-occasion?"

    3. Be yourself. The gift is from you, so make sure it shows it. But be appropriate, and be sure the gift is something that the recipient will relate to and enjoy.

    4. Try to avoid excessiveness. Simple gifts tend to also be very well received.

    5. Don't wait until the last minute. It only gives you too little time to get a great gift, and also shows how much you don't care.

    Being creative is a fantastic way to ensure getting the right gift. People love it when it's obvious their gift required some imagination and creativity. So as you’re going through the “what do I get them” process, remember that a little bit of creativity, uniqueness and personalization will go a long, long way!

    The true measure of a great gift will be seen in the eyes of the recipient when they get it. You’ll know it, you’ll feel it, and you’ll feel great yourself when you’ve given the “Great Gift”! by: Van Day, a renowned pianist and musician, and creator of “Piano Music 4 You.com".

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  • Saying Thank You Is More Than Good Manners

    It's never not too late to say thanks so go ahead and select from a big variety of unique thank you gift ideas including our Thanks A Million Snack Baskets, Gourmet Food Baskets, Chocolate Gift Baskets, Fresh Fruit, Coffee Baskets, Pamper Bath Baskets or fresh baked Cookies!

    It’s important to let your employees, friends and family members know that you appreciate them and all of their effort. And what better way to express those feelings than with a thank you gift basket.
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    Gift Baskets With International Appeal, Great Fun To Put Together

    Whether you need a gift for a special traveler, a friend interested in various cultures or someone of a particular ethnicity, you can tailor a gift basket to represent a particular country or world region.  It allows the giver to be both creative and thoughtful—such baskets are also great fun to put together as you may want to hunt for particular items to suit your needs.  The following article suggests some wonderful ways to create gift baskets with international sensibilities and charm.

    Russia offers a wide array of items that represent its wonderfully colorful history and various cultures.  When designing a gift basket for a friend with Russian heritage or interests consider a large peasant-style basket beset with a layer of Russian embroidery or a large piece of canvas on which you trace a map of Russia denoting various cities and landmarks.  Then, fill your basket with items like freshly baked brown bread, a small decorative lacquered box, a set of Martryoshka dolls, a small bottle of good vodka and you have a memorable gift with Russian appeal. 

    Know someone who loves Chinese food?  Consider a starting with a bamboo or large reed-woven basket and fill with a small wok, wok oil, chopsticks, a Chinese cookbook, various bottles of Oriental sauces and a gift certificate to a local or online Chinese cooking specialty store.  Top off with a bag of fortune cookies and a copy of Pearl S. Buck’s Nobel Prize winning book The Good Earth.

    Many women would adore a touch of France with their gift.  A romantic French gift basket could employ a vintage suitcase marked with French luggage labels to replace the traditional basket.  Then, pack up a new nightgown with a French tag, an exquisite bottle of French perfume such as Balle a Versailles or the classic Chanel Number Five.  You may want to include a book about French Fashion and if it’s a special anniversary gift, slip a pair of round-trip tickets to Paris into a new Pierre Cardin evening bag.

    An Italian gift basket will have little trouble filling itself with items like pizza stones, Murano glass candy, a Venetian filigree vase, a Tuscan-inspired cookbook, a book about ancient Rome, various bottles of spices imported from Italy, a set of note cards depicting various Florentine artists, and so forth.  Italy is a culturally rich nation famous for so many things.  Your basket may represent Italy’s art, cuisine, history, etc…

    How about a basket with Egyptian appeal?  Fill a large basket with decorative Egyptian papyrus, a jackal-headed pen-knife, a book about Egyptian archaeology or hieroglyphics, a carved scarab made from lapis lazuli, glass crocodile paperweight, a tin of figs or dates, small statue of Cleopatra, sphinx bookends and so forth.  Alternative books might cover topics like the pyramids, pharaohs, the famous lighthouse or library or Alexandra, Egyptian flora or ancient Egyptian society.

    Or, your gift basket may exhibit southwestern gift basket Native American appeal.  Line a basket with a small woven blanket in the Pueblo or Navaho style.  Then, fill with a Kachina doll, prickly pear tea, decorative stones denoting various animals, beaded necklace, a turquoise-studded belt or bracelet, a book about Anasazi culture, a teepee-shaped candle holder, etc…

    An English basket will provide considerable charm.  Fill with a small big-Ben replicated desk clock, English toffee, Earl Gray tea, a Victorian stationary set, a biography of Shakespeare or the Bronte sisters, a set of postcards of English landmarks, and possibly some examples of decorative fine English bone china. 

    Alternatively, your gift basket may be continental in nature.  Fill with various famous offerings from states like Texas chili mix, Louisiana hot sauce, and Virginia ham.  Or, go with an Africa-inspired basket—a book about the Maori, a Moroccan tapestry, a video about the breaching Great Whites of South Africa, etc…

    An alternative to focusing on one country could be to focus on a particular item like chocolate or tea and fill your baskets with examples from various countries.  For chocolate, fill your basket with Mexican cocoa, dark chocolate candy bars from Switzerland and German chocolate cake on a platter decorated with vintage chocolate adds.  Other items available with international stamps include candy, costume jewelry, music, films, books, dolls and so forth.

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    The Selfish Act Of Giving

    Traditional knowledge tells us the business of gift giving and receiving is built around the old adage, "It's better to give than to receive." As a society of giving people we want to make an acknowledgment to the people in our life of what the relationship means to us, but the act isn't nearly as selfless as it seems.

    At first thought giving a gift seems like a selfless act, but once you follow all the thoughts involved, it isn't really selfless after all. There is something you are hoping to gain from it, so it can't be completely selfless. You're doing it so that you will feel good about yourself. Seeing that look on the recipient's face, the immediate knowledge that they've been waiting for this gift or are truly surprised by it, is what we're waiting for. This becomes a gift to ourselves.

    When I shop for a gift for someone I try to to find something that let's them know how I connect to them, a symbol of our relationship. This is something they can look back on and say, "Laura really knows me and appreciates the fact that we have this in common." Conversely, it's great to be on the other end and realize your friend or family member cares about you so much that they took the time to find this unique item that you both enjoy. It's a personalized gift that you know was bought just for you.

    Often it doesn't even have to be a material gift; an act can mean all the same things. A friend recently had told me no one understood what she wanted on her birthday. She was always cooking dinner for everyone else on their birthday and was hoping someone would finally do it for her. She told her family that's what she wanted most. Yet everyone totally misread what she was looking for and took her out to dinner. While she had a nice dinner and enjoyed their company, it wasn't what she was looking for.

    My friend was looking for someone to say I'm listening to what you want. She was looking for someone to put as much into a gift for her as she does for them. I wanted her to know that I was listening and that there was someone out there that truly understood her. I showed up on her doorstep the day of her birthday with a pan of mostaccioli, garlic bread, salad, salad dressing and a bottle of wine. She had told me eating my mostaccioli one time earlier that I could make it for her any time.

    The joy on my friend's face was what I was looking and hoping for. She was excited, not that she didn't have to cook dinner for herself, but that someone was willing to make that effort for her. She was also now secure with the knowledge that there was someone out there that understood what she wanted and that truly listened. She told me later that she had told everyone she knew that I had done that for her. She wanted others to know that we were able to connect in that way.

    I try to do this for all the gifts I give on Christmas, but the process can sometimes be daunting. We get so busy at that time of the year, and depending on how many people are on a gift list, finding a personalized gift for each person can be time-consuming. Usually some end up being very personalized, some just something I hope the person will enjoy.

    But there's always that one gift. There's always that one gift every year I just can't wait until it is opened. This is the one gift I have found that I know will show that I understand and listen. Seeing the look from the recipient of acknowledgment of our relationship and of what I put into finding that particular item is all I need to make the gift worth every penny and every moment that was put into it.

    Sure, I enjoy when the same is done for me. I enjoy knowing that someone understands and listens to me as well, but I don't get the same sense of accomplishment when the situation is in reverse. I don't get to pat myself on the back for a job well done. I don't get the validation.

    What it comes down to is I'm looking to please myself when I give a great gift. I'm looking to say I set out to do this and accomplished it. I set out to find the perfect gift to show someone I understand and care. It is not at all selfless. I did it for myself in the end run. It is better to give than to receive, and that is because when giving, we're still receiving.

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    Popular Get Well Gifts Treasured Forever In The Recipient’s Heart

    relax-and-pamper-giftsPerfect get well gifts are thoughtful gift baskets that are remembered forever in the recipient’s heart. Your get well gift should have meaning and reflect your message of well wishes, care and concern.

    Popular get well gifts include a flower bouquets with your warm message, get well gift baskets containing doctor theme gift items, breakfast in bed gift trays filled with coffee, pancakes and breakfast food, get well cookies, fresh fruit baskets and gifts of tasty gourmet food, pampering bath and body gifts, spa baskets, scented candles and cuddly get well teddy bears. Teddy Bear Bouquet

    Whatever get well gift you choose, your greatest gift will always be your comfort, encouragement, thoughtfulness and sincere wishes for their speedy recovery.

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