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Create a useful and pretty new mommy survival kit filled with items to pamper Mom.

It has been 20 years since I was a new Mom, but I don’t think you ever forget the overwhelming love and joy you feel when you first hold your baby.

I also don’t think you ever forget how unbelievably tired you are the first couple of months (or 18 years) of the baby’s life.

I’m going to a baby shower for a family member and in addition to a gift for baby, I really wanted to put together a fun, useful gift for Mommy.

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New Mommy Survival Kit

Of course, I love to include handmade gifts so I have been busy this week putting together a New Mommy Survival Kit.  Here it is all packaged up and then I’ll include a list of what’s inside:

New mom gift basket


I would have loved to have received this at my Baby Shower-heck, I’d like to receive it now .  This would make a great Mother’s Day gift or even birthday present for your friend.  

It is so much more meaningful to receive a basket put together yourself rather than buying a pre-made basket. Now on to the fun stuff! Here is what’s in the New Mommy Survival Kit:

  1. Yankee Candle (I chose Soft Blanket)
  2. DIY Lavender Linen Spray
  3. DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub
  4. Bath & Body Lavender Lotion & Body Gel
  5. Bath & Body Mini Hand Sanitizers
  6. Journal/pen (perfect for middle of the night notes/reminders)
  7. Fuzzy Socks (they fix everything ?)
  8. Chocolate (her favorite Reese’s)
  9. Magazines
  10. Dunkin Donuts Gift Card (hello?-caffeine)
  11. Advil  (no explanation needed)

New mom survival kit


I went with a lavender theme as it is known for it’s soothing effect and it is perfect for a new Mom! This Baby Shower is for a little girl, so I went with a pink theme.

It really is all in the details and just going that extra step of putting the candy in a pretty jar and making handmade cards or gift tags, really makes a difference.

I also made two of my love you to the moon and back chalkboard signs-one for the new baby and one for the big brother.

It’s important to include a little something for the siblings so they don’t feel left out either!

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I will do a tutorial for the lavender linen spray and sugar scrub this week. It is so simple, but really just a lovely gift! Here is a link to a DIY Lavender Shower Melts which could also be included.

New Mommy Kit

I hope you enjoyed seeing this New Mommy Survival Kit. I had a lot of fun putting it together.  You may also want to check out this gift guide for her. Have a great day!

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Monday 15th of August 2016

Michelle, this would make a nice gift for any occasion! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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Sunday 14th of August 2016

What a great gift idea! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

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