If you’ve already checked out our awesomely extensive holiday gift guide this year, which of course we hope you have, you know we’ve handpicked the very best gifts for pretty much everyone on your nice list — from your hard to please mother-in-law to that coworker you want to impress without spending more than $15. And, of course, we couldn’t forget about gifts for new moms. So here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gifts for new moms that support amazing causes too. Because we all know new motherhood is one gigantic step toward remembering to put others before ourselves, am I right?
So take it from this here mom-to-be to the special one in your life, these are the gifts I’ll be adding to my Santa wish list right now.
One of the biggest post-pregnancy things I’m looking forward to (besides, er, not being pregnant anymore) is baby bath time. Adorable shampoo mohawks and the ensuing Instagrams? Yep, can’t wait. I’ve been trying to find the perfect baby bath products that won’t irritate my baby’s skin, or cause rashes or tears, even if I do get it in my baby’s eye (because hey, this is all new to me).
So I was happy to discover Noodle & Boo, an all-natural baby bath product that nourishes even the most sensitive skin — and lathers into some pretty excellent bubbles, so I’m told. And I’m coveting their Family Fun Set for Christmas, especially because from now through the end of the year, 100% of the profits will go toward the Alliance of Moms, a non-profit organization that empowers foster care teen parents to learn how to provide for their babies. Amazing.
I’m having the hardest time deciding just which Cuddle & Kind hand-knitted doll (also shown at top) is going on my list. From Benedict the Bunny‘s very professorial sweater vest and spectacles to Pearl the Mermaid‘s yellow polka dotted tail, they’ve really nailed it with each and every creature. I’m especially fond of Scout the Deer (above) who, if you ask me, could totally pass for a reindeer this holiday season.
Order one, and you’ll be providing 10 meals to a a child in need, in North America or around the world. Plus, Cuddle & Kind employs artisans in Peru to handcraft their dolls, so you can feel great that your purchase is providing employment and a living wage to some very special artists too.
Here at CMP we’re big fans of the swaddles at Buttermilk Babies because they’re super soft and have the coolest designs — like this boombox print from contemporary artist Ryan Humphrey. But what we love most about Buttermilk Babies is that they’re always finding new ways to give back. This holiday season, they’re donating $5 to after-school arts programs around the country for each Ryan Humphrey swaddle set you buy. And right now, these swaddles sets are half off — so you can feel really good about buying more than one! Here’s to investing in the future of cool swaddle designs, and, you know, other important artworks of today’s youth.
This adorable Monkey Madness Gift Set at Baby Hero is the perfect holiday splurge gift for any baby born this year, the year of the Monkey. But what’s really special about this gift set (and any of Baby Hero’s products) is that it helps to fund life-saving medical supplies for mothers and babies in Pakistan and Kenya. And that lovable little knit monkey? He’s providing training and fair wages to impoverished women in need. I like your style, Bundaroo.