Merry Mom Gifts
Great ideas for gifts for Mom!
-Got a mom on your holiday gift list? Whether you're buying for her or looking for yourself, we got some great gifts to make moms merry this holiday season. -Parents.com Lifestyle editor Sasha Emmons says when it comes to new moms put yourselves in their shoes. -Keep in mind what they are going through in those first few weeks and first few months of having a baby. Anything that you can choose that will make their life easier or give them a laugh or help them really enjoy their baby, then that's gonna be a killer gift. -Like this simple but fun To-Do Tattoo. -In those first few months after you have a baby you're gonna be feeling pretty sleep deprived, and getting out of the house could require really herculean effort. So, that's why we think that this is a hilarious gift for a new parent. It's called the To-Do Tattoo, and you just put it on your hand and write your to do list or your go-through list or whatever you have to remember, right on it. There's no way you can forget it when you're leaving the house, it's right on your hand. -Or help you keep track of all those memories with a little humor. -Another great gift for new parents is a baby book, but not every couple is the classic baby book type. And so, that's why this New Parent's Fun Book for My Baby is a great selection. It just has all sorts of irreverent takes on classic baby book pages, like a curse word crossword puzzle and nickname maker-upper, and all sorts of funny things that will just make you laugh during those first few months which-- sometimes you need laughter in those first few months. -For moms whose little ones are growing bigger everyday, a growth chart like this one from Rag and Bone will make sure mom doesn't miss an inch. -You tape it up to your wall and it already has the interstep for you already so no more putting the mark on the door, and this comes in this peach color, as well as a green and a blue. -For posh moms, Storksak diaper bags are the hot accessory this season. -Storksak is a real favorite among celebrities. Angelina Jolie has been seen toting her Storksak diaper bag around. And this one really looks like a high-end bag, maybe that you scoured at Coach or someplace, and it just makes you feel chic when you're schlepping diapers around. -Turn her kids into a work of art at Canvas on Demand - a site that makes custom canvasses from any photo, or preserve her little one's profile on something pretty. -We love this silhouette necklace from Craftsbury Kids. And basically, what you do is you take a profile picture of your kid or kids - they can do 'em up-close silhouettes - and you send it in to them, and they make this custom silhouette pendant necklace for you. It's framed by a vintage drapery ring and it's on kind of an antiquey looking chain, so even though it's brand new it really kind of seems heirloomy. -Make family game night personal. Available at photojojo.com, Photo-Opoly allows you to create an individualized game board with whatever photos and phrases you choose. Sure she's a mom, but you don't have to give her something related to her children. -There's nothing wrong with giving a parent a fun gift in those first few months of becoming a parent, especially for moms. They can feel so immersed in being a mom that they almost forget that they're a person too - a person who is complete before they had their baby. -Something like movies on DVD or seasons of a TV show she's just been dying to watch. -Once you have kids you may notice that your Friday and Saturday nights out are kind of few and far between. But rather than just - after the kids go to bed - slacking out on the couch and watching whatever's on TV, this is a great opportunity to finally get to those series that you always wished that you'd watch but just never had time to. -In the end, it's the thought that counts. So keep moms in mind this holiday season.