A new mom needs a gift that's practical, will let her save time and effort, and will make it easy for her to care for herself. With that in mind, here’s a list of great gifts she’ll appreciate and love:
P500 and below
1. Quick and easy pampering products A new mom’s life is very quickly taken over by her new bundle of joy, but that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t have time to care for herself! The trick is to give her (or you) pampering and beauty products that take little to no effort, but it still feels like a proper treat.
This holiday gift set from BeautyMNL is just the thing for K-beauty lovers. It comes with seven face masks from Baroness and wrapped in a bright and pretty box with a bow. Perfect!
Made by David Organics Orange and Vanilla Dry Shampoo (P250); Beautymnl.com
Dry shampoo is the answer to those days a new mom doesn't even have time to shower. Aside from absorbing excess oil, this Orange and Vanilla Dry Shampoo from Made by David Organics (which gets loads of raving reviews!) also increases volume, adds shine and leaves locks smelling fresh.
Mama Empanada, Box of 8 (P280) and Box of 12 (P420); pick up and delivery orders via 0915-863-3156
Caring for a baby takes stamina and endurance. Provide your new mom the energy she needs to power through her day with a box of Mama empanadas. They’re easy to grab and munch on (they're really good) through those midnight baby feedings. Bonus: the box it comes in is definitely gift-worthy, too. 3. Easy home hacks
Banish that lingering dirty diaper and spoiled milk smell with heavenly scented candles from Happy Island. Their bestsellers include Cucumber Melon, Lavender, and Pineapple Mango. The full-sized candles starts at P350 and the smaller tin cans are at P200 (so you can buy two different scents at a P500 budget!).
Uniqlo Women Ultra Stretch Lounge Set (P590 sale price); List of Uniqlo branches here
Here's a fact: your new mom friend is sleep-deprived. She probably just spends most of her days in her pajamas when she's at home. To keep her comfy (and stylish) during the day and when she does get some shut eye, gift her this lounge set from Uniqlo. They might even be passable to wear for a quick trip to the mini-mart. (Kuripot tip: they’re on sale!)
5. A chic errand bag
Domesticity Ophelia Market Bag (P895); Mydomesticity.com
Sometimes, the only time a new mom gets a break is when she goes out for errands. Make her the most stylish mom at the palengke with Domesticity's Ophelia Market Bag. Hand-woven by Gawad Kalinga artisans, the bag is crafted from pandan material and has a jut sack lining and faux leather borders. So chic!
6. Vouchers for a facial or day at the spa Remind your new mom that she needs and deserves time for herself. Gift her a voucher that will get her out of the house to a relaxing spa or derma center. It will lessen mommy guilt since she doesn't need to spend!
I'M Onsen Spa's packages start at P1,800 and already includes a one-hour massage or therapy, a buffect lunch or dinner and access to its onsen, steam, sauna and relaxation lounge. Perfect for a lazy weekend!
Your new mom friend is in good hands at Derma 360, a professional dermatological center. They offer vouchers at its clinic, and their Basic Facial with Diamond Peel is priced at P2,000. Find them at Joya Lofts and Towers, Rockwell Center, Makati City. 7. An instant camera
Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S + 30 sheets of film (P2,999); Find Instax products at these stores
The new chapter of your new mom's life is filled with precious memories. Make her photos of her little one extra special by gifting her an instant camera. Fujifilm Instax is having a promo this holiday season where you can get their Mini 7S plus 30 sheets of film for only P2,999. Your best friend will love you for it.