Mother's Day is almost here! This day means such a lot to all the women who dedicate their lives to bringing up their little ones.
For first time moms, or those who've had a new addition to the family since last year, Mother’s Day definitely has an extra significance. It's an important opportunity for moms to feel appreciated for all the work they do behind the scenes to care for their children.
But how do you find the perfect gift for this special occasion? After all, what do new moms really want for Mother’s Day?
This year we decided to ask our DockATot community on Instagram what it was they really wanted for Mother’s Day, and over 50 new moms responded to tell us what would truly make their day.
So if you're wondering what to get for a new mom to celebrate the occasion, here are some gifts that are sure to be well received.
A lazy Sunday morning
It’s no surprise that the most sought after Mother’s day gift for our new moms is more sleep!
Well, you may not be able to convince your under-one to sleep through the night simply because it's a special occasion. But what many of the new moms would love is a weekend lie-in (or even an afternoon nap) and this is far easier to provide.
As a dad, taking the baby downstairs for an hour or so after the early morning feed means your partner can enjoy a well-deserved lazy morning under the covers. You could even bring her breakfast in bed to seal the deal.
A place to create memories
It can be sweet to buy a present that will be enjoyed by both mother and baby together. One of our new moms said a play tent would be her ideal mother’s day gift. A cosy haven to snuggle up in.
We collaborated with Morris & Co to create our new range of play tents in exquisite prints. From the delicate floral patterns of Theodosia to the lavish Strawberry Thief print, these statement pieces add a sense of luxury to your baby decor. Besides the play tents the Morris & Co collection includes cushions and throws in sumptuous designs, all ideal for creating a space where mom and baby can relax together and create dreamy memories. Not to mention the perfect photo opportunity.
A sentimental touch
For many new moms, what means most to them is to feel appreciated. A thoughtful card with a heartfelt message can go a long way in lifting the spirits of a tired new mom.
The first year of a baby’s life can go past as a bit of a blur. Why not create something sentimental that can be looked back on in years to come? Perhaps you could mark your baby’s footprints in a clay ornament, or print some of your favourite new family photos. Even a handmade card with the baby’s handprint can become a keepsake that will be treasured forever.
Time to herself
Caring for a little one is an all-consuming task – especially in those first few months. It can be challenging to find time for oneself, as mothers prioritise the infant’s needs day after day. There was a clear trend among our responses that what many moms long for is a little 'me' time; time to enjoy a coffee, eat a whole slice of cake, relax in the bath or read a book.
Spoil her with a spa treat
Another popular request from our new moms: some pampering. Whether it’s vouchers for a spa treatment once restrictions are lifted, or home spa products like a face mask and massager, go for something that will remind her how beautiful she is.
Many of our moms longed for a hot bubbly bath to relax in, so if baths are her thing you can make her day by buying her some bath treats, pouring her a drink and taking charge of parenting duties for the next hour to give her an undisturbed soak.
For moms that prefer practical gifts, there's nothing better than a gift that makes their life easier. Ideas from our new moms' responses included comfy pyjamas, new clothes and a DockATot dock to be able to put their baby down in.
But of course, at DockATot, we believe products should never be merely practical without also being beautiful. Our products blend fashion with function - the dream combination.Our clutch changer is the perfect gift for a lady who likes to combine motherhood with a high fashion lifestyle. These sleek new clutches provide the solution to baby changing needs without the bulk of a large bag. You can choose between the Signature bronzed cheetah print or the Luxe camouflage design.
If you're not sure of her preferred style, a gift card gives her a chance to treat herself to something from our range that she may not have had a chance to splash-out on before.
The secret to what new moms really want for Mother’s Day
As one of our new moms phrased it, what most new moms really want for Mother’s Day is a “thank you”. Whether that takes the form of tried and tested flowers, an addition to her nursery décor or simply some time to relax, the most important message of all is simple. Thank you. Thank you for all the love, care and attention you dedicate to your little one. Thank you for being such a great mom.
That’s what Mother’s Day is really about.