Essentially a "How-To" guide, a baby book or two is a great way to start. Which new mom or dad wouldn’t want to know everything about their newborns – especially when they're crying at 3am and you don't know why?
Back-up Baby Bag
An emergency nappy is absolutely critical. To prevent the new (and sleep-deprived) mommy from forgetting hers, get a back-up baby bag for those busy days to come. She'll thank you later.
Nappies and Wipes
A mom-to-be can never have too many nappies and baby wipes lying around. Plus, we all know that there are all those extra expenses when a baby is born. Why not lighten the load on mommy’s pocket with a whole stash of extra nappies? This is the perfect way to ease the stress, and it’s also a gift that's guaranteed to be used.
You cannot go wrong with the classic baby carrier — every new mom’s dream. Why not club together with a friend or two and get a fantastic carrier? It’s light, easy, convenient and comfortable for babies, moms and dads too.
While mom is running around trying to ensure that everything is in order (in-between finding the perfect nursery decorations and still trying to take things easy), surprise her with some cute nursery storage, which will come in handy for all the new baby paraphernalia.
Professional Baby Photography Session
This has to be one of the best gifts ever. Let the new mom and dad capture one of the most special moments in their lives with a photography session that allows them to dress up and have some fun!
Now that she’s a mommy, she spends most of her time looking after her newborn and not much time looking after herself, so force her to take a time out. Surprise your mom friend with a spa treatment for that one afternoon that she manages to get off. A bottle of wine or a box of tea and some fancy chocolates are a nice accompaniment, or perhaps something pretty for her hair or skin that reminds her that she's more than a nappy-changing machine.