The hospital bag may already be packed but I’m sure the new mom-to-be in your life won’t mind making room for these small indulgences. So show her some love. She deserves it.
Manicures and pedicures are quick and easy ways to feel pretty and pulled together. Which is exactly how most women want to feel all of the time, but especially before and after they give birth. The newest OPI line features a fun collab with Japan’s favorite feline sweetheart: Hello Kitty! The colors in the collection are a fun mix of funky and traditional. I also love how quickly the lacquer dries, making it perfect for moms looking to pass some time during labor.
Hello Kitty by OPI nail lacquer retails for $9.50.
Valentine’s Day recommendation: Spoken from the Heart (A bright coral), 5 Apples Tall (Rosy apple red) and Look at My Bow! (Bubblegum pink)
As a person whose feet are always cold, these cozy EMU slippers are a lifesaver. The plush authentic sheepskin gives the feeling of walking on clouds; making those pre-delivery laps around the hospital a little more tolerable. And whether mom can’t wait to get moving again after birth or prefers to kick her feet up and snuggle in close, this small touch of comfort will go a long way in making her feel loved. Although, it will be a shame to cover up that fresh pedi.
EMU Jolie slippers retail for $69.95.
Valentine’s Day recommendation: The pink pair, of course!
The postpartum recovery period is rough. Between healing, round-the-clock feedings and sleep deprivation, few things are going to feel more luxurious to a new mom than a hot shower. And while she’ll undoubtedly be grateful for the refreshing quick escape, why not up the ante? This Kassatex lightweight bathrobe, made of sumptuous Egyptian cotton and rayon sourced from bamboo, is perfect for her to wrap up in afterward. So get used to seeing her in it; she won’t be taking it off anytime soon.
Kassatex bamboo robes retail for $89.99.
Valentine’s Day recommendation: Go the extra mile and get a personalized monogram. It’s free!
And while they won’t fit into the hospital bag, these gift ideas will still have her feeling the love.
She easily took 100 photos in the days after baby was born. Download the Recently app and turn those precious memories into a magazine with just the tap of a button. The best part? (Other than the beautiful 7×10 high-end magazine, that is.) For the cost of the subscription, you can print a new magazine each month. How awesome would it be to have a collection of candid memories for every month of baby’s first year?
The Recently subscription retails for $8.99/month.
If you thought she cried a lot when baby was born, just wait until she sees her AwesomeBox. Together with family and friends, design a custom box of printed photo cards to share moments from her pregnancy, memories from the day baby was born or the highlights from her first few weeks as a mom. Creating it is easy: simply choose a photo, write a sweet note, choose a delivery date and you’re done!
AwesomeBox retails for $49 for a 25-card box. Use code LOVE for $10 off plus free USPS shipping through March 1, 2016.