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How to Give a New Mom Exactly What She Wants

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Happy Cards®.

Is there a mama in your life whom you need to buy a gift for? Read on to see how to give a new mom exactly what she wants!

My sister is currently expecting her second child. It’s been a long time coming, so the whole family is beyond thrilled to celebrate his or her impending arrival. That’s right. My lil’ sis and her husband are team green and going the surprise route. That makes shopping for my soon to be niece or nephew a bit more of a challenge, but I’m up for it! Very soon I will be an Auntie for the second time and I really don’t care if a girl or boy is joining the family. I’m just ready for baby snuggles. I hope my hubs is prepared for the baby fever that is headed his way! Bwah!

woman holding new mom gift with baby onesie, gift card, board book and plush squirrel toy

baby gift basket filled with gray baby onesie, baby board book and squirrel toy

New Mom Gift Ideas

And since we’re all so pumped about the new arrival coming this fall, I thought it would be fun to share some gift ideas for new moms with you. They aren’t just any old gift ideas. Let’s talk about how to give a mom exactly what she wants. There’s a really simple answer for that. Give her a Happy Cards® gift card! Everybody loves a gift card! The recipient can get just what she wants. Don’t all new moms deserve that? While getting new goodies for baby is always fun, Mom should be celebrated too! Enter my thoughts on how to give a new mom exactly what she wants…

That’s why I love to pair gift cards like Happy Cards with some personal details. In this case, I put together a little package to go with the baby gear my Mom and I are giving my sister at her baby shower. It’s a rather large piece of gear, but I didn’t just want to slap a bow on that box. Haha! I wanted to give her a gift that’s a little more customized to go along with it. And that’s where Happy Cards saved the day. She can get something for herself whenever she wants. Someday my favorite new mom may be in need of a pick me up and her Happy Cards gift card will give her just that.

She will have plenty of options to choose from since these gift cards can be used at restaurants, retailers AND entertainment venues! Yep, she’ll have the top gifting categories all on one brand NEW type of gift card. It’s the perfect gift of choice! And the giver, otherwise known as me, doesn’t have to worry about restrictions like activation fees to purchase or use Happy Cards. Plus, the giftee will have the freedom to eat, shop and play at any of the brands featured on their card. Who wouldn’t love that?

wooden crate filled with squirrel toy, gray onesie, board book and happy gift card

board book, baby onesie, squirrel plush and gift card on teal and white striped fabric

women holding happy gift card over baby gift with onesie and brown squirrel toy

How to Personalize a Baby Gift

Now when I give a gift card as a gift, one of the ways I like to personalize it is to get creative with the packaging. Instead of just slipping the gift card in a greeting card, I dress things up a bit. For my sister, for instance, I picked up a wooden crate and a fun printed runner that she can use later. Because that’s so much more interesting than a bag and tissue paper that ends up in the trash! Plus, my Happy Cards gift card, onesie and toy look super special all wrapped up in an unexpected container like a crate. Am I right?!

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  1. Sharon Rooney says

    I would give a Happy Gift card to my daughter. It would be great for her and one card can be used at different places .

  2. Tina says

    I would give a Happy Gift card to my daughter because she lives far away and I miss her. This would cheer her up and know that I am missing her.

  3. Christina Sparks says

    I would give it to my daughter and son in law. They have a little one and funds are tight, Anything I can do to help them out is great.

  4. Laura Kornak says

    I’d love to give a card to my nephew and his wife who had a baby this year and could definitely use some extra things!

  5. Pauline Milner says

    I would love to give a Happy card to our daughter, Cheryl. She is a wife and mother in addition to being a teacher and working with various local sports team as a volunteer. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity.

  6. Tim says

    With the variety of cards they offer, I could give one to everyone on my list. I have a general idea of which card each of them would prefer.

  7. Annmarie Weeks says

    I’d give a Happy gift card to my college-aged daughter to let her know we’re thinking of her while she’s away at school!

  8. Elena V says

    One of my closest friends is moving from another state to my town for a job, and I am just so excited for her! I would give this card to her with the hopes of giving her a reason to go get something for her new house or for herself.

  9. Jeanna says

    I’d give it to my husband! He’s so hard to buy for and with a Happy Card there are plenty of options for him to choose!

  10. deanna says

    I would give one to my niece. She just got married. She was really stressed about the wedding because her brother recently passed away and couldn’t attend.

  11. jeanette h sheets says

    there are several i wished i could gift with a happy gift card,but 1 stands out above all othes and its a lady i do treatments with ,she had 6 small children and in a battle for her life and yet she always smiles and tries help others.i woul dlove to bring some happiness to her day!!

  12. kesha says

    I would give it to my daughter. She could use it. She has a new baby and a 2 year old. I sure do love those sweet babies!

  13. Elizabeth Miller says

    I would give this to my daughter in law. She just had a new baby boy and this would come in really useful for her to pick up things she still needs.

  14. Gabrielle says

    I would give a Happy Card to my best friend because she’s been there for me through some incredibly tough times and she deserves a treat.

  15. ellen beck says

    I would gift a Happy Card to my niece. She just started college and funds are tight. This would make her very happy.

  16. stacey mccrary says

    I would give it to my niece, She had to have back surgery and has two small kids t home. She’ll be down for several months.

  17. Rosie says

    I’d give the Happy Gift Card to my sister!! She would love it, as she doesn’t have a budget that she can buy much of anything ever for herself!

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