9 Gifts for Mothers with Postpartum Depression

Having kids at Christmas allows parents to re-live their youth and experience the magic all over again.  The Christmas parties and family gatherings and food all bring happy memories and warm hearts.

But for mothers who are battling postpartum depression it can be a very different experience…

Here are 9 gifts that you can give to a mother with postpartum depression, in the hopes of making her holiday season extra special despite the darkness happening inside of her.


*This post contains affiliate links which means that if you click on one of these links and buy a product, I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Rest assured that I only recommend products that I love from companies that I trust.


1. Personalized Necklace

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There are so many different options for personalized jewelry on Etsy.  A necklace with her children’s names engraved on it will remind her of who she’s doing all of this for in the first place.

But the kids aren’t the only things keeping her going.  I especially like this lovebirds necklace from MenuetDesigns on Etsy because it speaks volumes of how important a strong support system is.

Remind her that she’s not raising those kids alone.

[For more ways to offer support, read: 14 Ways to Help a Mother with Postpartum Depression]


2. Cozy Blanket

Chapters Indigo Faux Fur Throw
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When you have postpartum depression -all you want to do is curl up in a warm blanket and nothing else.

You can find a cozy blanket or throw anywhere during the winter months but at Chapters Indigo until December 24th, this faux fur blanket is only $25 when you spend $50 or more (regular $80!) so it’s the best deal available for this kind of luxury.  (It also comes in a bunch of different styles)


3. Coffee Mug & Wine Glass Set

Chapters Indigo Mug and Wine Glass Set
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What gets her through the day? If it’s a cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening, then this gorgeous set from Chapters Indigo will make sure that she gets her daily dose of “motherhood juice” to fuel and finish her day.

Bonus points for getting her favorite wine and/or coffee to go with it!


4. Oh She Glows Cookbook

Chapters Indigo Oh She Glows Boxed Set
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You don’t have to be a vegan to love Angela Liddon’s plant based recipes.  Many women suffering from postpartum depression will often experiment with their diet and nutrition habits in order to find a balance that works best for them.  Some cut out gluten or sugar, others switch to organic or vegetarian based diets.

No matter what you add or subtract from your diet, vegetables will always be front and center and SO important for maintaining the health a mother needs to battle postpartum depression.

Check out Angela’s blog – www.ohsheglows.com for more inspiration!


5. Subscription Box


For a mother with postpartum depression, monthly subscription boxes can be a godsend.  Chances are, she doesn’t want to go out and shop for herself.  Even some of the basic necessities she needs become less of a priority for her.  Having something delivered to her door is a wonderful surprise that she can look forward to each month.

Here are a few that I would recommend for a mother with postpartum depression:

The Mommy Mailbox – a box full of things designed specifically to brighten up a mom’s day!

Elleboxa.k.a. the period box.  (This one might be a little personal, depending on your relationship.)  Mothers with postpartum depression can dread “that time of the month” especially because they haven’t had to deal with it during their pregnancy (and possibly longer if they were breastfeeding) so it becomes just one more thing they need to handle.  The addition of the mood swings and cramping can become overbearing for someone who’s already suffering so much.  Take the stress out of it with this monthly subscription box. [Get Your First Ellebox for 50% off! Code: HALFOFF]

Stitch Fix – There are a lot of fashion subscription boxes available for women but what I love about Stitch Fix is that you’re not charged for anything unless you actually want it.  You’re sent a box of items each month to try, you buy what you like and then send the rest back.  It is the perfect solution for a mother with postpartum depression who would rather sample clothes in the comfort of her own home than head to the crowded mall.

Hello Fresh – My favorite subscription box for a mother with postpartum depression.  A FOOD box!  Fresh, healthy, ready to make meals that take all the work out of preparing a family meal.  [Get three free plates just to give it a try, I promise you’ll be hooked!]


6. Aromatherapy Spa Set

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Here’s another gift idea that comes in so many different options of scents, and combinations.  For a mother with postpartum depression, self care is so important for her recovery and soaking in a hot bath can be a great way to relieve some of the tension.

This set from ALifeofOil on Etsy comes in a variety of different scents – so you can choose her favorite.  I would recommend this peppermint and eucalyptus one if she’s prone to head or body aches, the lavender scented one to help her relax or the lemon scented gift set to help boost her energy levels.

No matter which one you choose, look for something that contains Epsom salts, whether in a bath bomb or salt scrub.  The magnesium can greatly help reduce the symptoms of postpartum depression.

[For more information, read: Self Care Tips for Battling Postpartum Depression]


7. Essential Oil Diffuser

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Essential oils and aromatherapy can have a big impact on a mother with postpartum depression.  One of the best ways to purify her entire environment is buy using oils in a diffuser like this one from Viva Naturals.  It also offers mood lighting to turn an ordinary room into a tranquil space.

Another option would be some diffuser jewelry – check out this line from GaiaGypsyStrands.com 


8. Alexa

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You know what mothers with postpartum depression REALLY want for Christmas?  A personal assistant…

The Amazon Echo 2nd Generation is about to be released and with it you can connect to “Alexa” a voice-based, in-home personal assistant.

Alexa can look things up online, keep notes and reminders, play music and make phone calls or send texts – all completely hands free.  It’s the perfect gift for that mother who’s suffering from a severe case of foggy brain.

To read more about all the features the Echo has to offer and take advantage of a special introductory price – click here!


9. Bullet Journal Bundle

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Bullet journaling is the latest trend in keeping organized and putting thoughts on paper, and this bundle from Blitsy.com has everything a person needs to start their own epic bullet journal.

Writing things down can help mothers with postpartum depression get their thoughts out in the open so they can deal with them.  Whether they just need a place to jot down important things they don’t want to forget, or they want to document their journey with this debilitating condition – a bullet journal is the perfect outlet.

Include this free printable workbook to help a mother with postpartum depression tell her story.
Click to download

 


Remember: The best gift you can give to a mother with postpartum depression is your love, support and understanding…
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7 Holiday Gifts to Buy in Bulk

This is the perfect time of the year for giving and being thankful.  We focus on the most important people in our lives – our families and friends, and as parents, try our best to make the holiday season as magical as possible for our kids.

But what about all the extra people in our lives who do so much for us and our children throughout the year?  I’m talking about the teachers, neighbors, child care workers, soccer coaches, co-workers, and all the other people who make a difference in our daily lives…

Having to buy an individual gift for each of these people (and those ones we’ve forgotten about until the last minute) would just add to the Christmas shopping stress.

Instead, here are 7 gifts you can buy in bulk from www.beau-coup.com that would make the perfect holiday thank you to all the extra people in our lives who make a difference.

7 Holiday Gifts to Buy in Bulk

7 Holiday Gifts to Buy in Bulk

*This post contains affiliate links which means that if you click on one of these links and buy a product, I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Rest assured that I only recommend products that I love from companies that I trust.


1. Card and Ornament

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Up your Christmas card game this year with these snowflake ornaments and personalized cards.  They come in a minimum order of 24 and you can add two lines of text to the card so you can personalize your greeting.  These would be perfect to mail out to long distance friends or family, drop in your neighbor’s mailbox, or send to school in your kid’s backpack.


2. Apple Cider

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These little personalized bags of apple cider and caramels are the cutest holiday treat!  How adorable would it be to have the customizable bags printed with a greeting from your child to give out to all of their teachers or friends?


3. Salt & Pepper Shakers

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I love the modern minimal look of these pine tree shaped salt & pepper shakers.  They would look perfect on anyone’s holiday table and would be appropriate to use all winter long!


4. Monogrammed Shawl

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While not exactly an item that comes with a bulk price tag, it’s an affordable gift nonetheless.  The monogram option makes it perfect to give to female co-workers, teachers or child care workers.


5. Mini Mason Jars

Personalized Holiday Metallic Foil Mason Jars
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Fill them with candies, cookies, pretzels or peppermints – or choose non-food options like little collectible toys, nail polish or bath bombs.  The possibilities are endless!  They come with a personalized label so they will still coordinate no matter what you fill them with!  (I recommend baking up a batch of my tried and tested chocolate chip cookies to fill them with!)


6. Snowflake Bookmark

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If you’re planning on giving someone a book for Christmas, this would make a great add-on.  But even by itself, it would make a great gift for your kids’ teachers, librarian, book club members or any other reading fans on your list.  The affordable price tag means you can even give one to everyone in your kid’s class or sports team.


7. Hot Cocoa Mix

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Everyone loves a cup of hot cocoa during the holidays – go the extra mile and hand out these personalized bags of hot chocolate mix so they know who to thank for the delicious hot drink.  There are SO many different customization options, that it’s sure to stand out!  Give one out to everyone at your holiday party, stuff stockings with them or leave them on your co-workers desks. Or you can pair it with one of these festive holiday mugs or this mason jar mug and add on a hot chocolate stick to make the complete package!


Check out more holiday ideas from www.Beau-Coup.com

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10 Personalized Gifts for Kids with Unique Names

Do you know any kids with unique names?  I gave my three kids unique names, and I absolutely love them.  It means, however, that they don’t often find ready-made things with their names printed on them or hear their names in books or movies.

This makes giving them personalized gifts so much more special.  Since they rarely see their names printed anywhere – they get extremely excited when they do!

Christmas is one of the best times to give personalized gifts, not just to kids with unique names, but to all kids.  At a time of the year when everyone is exchanging gifts, getting something personalized means someone put a little extra thought and effort into that gift to make sure it was right for you.

Etsy.com has some of the best options for personalized gifts.  Here’s my top ten!

10 Personalized Gifts for Kids with Unique Names

*This post contains affiliate links which means that if you click on one of these links and buy a product, I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Rest assured that I only recommend products that I love from companies that I trust.


1. Name Puzzle

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This name puzzle from JandPWoodProducts on Etsy would make a great gift for a toddler or preschooler!  It’s not only a great find for kids with unique names, but for anyone, as it helps kids identify the letters in their own name.  As they get older, this would be a beautiful bedroom decoration and keepsake.


2. Fidget Necklace

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I LOVE these personalized fidget necklaces from QuinnandLane on Etsy!  Kids have a nasty habit of putting things in their mouths and these silicone necklaces are designed for just that.  My daughter loves to chew on her hair, and my son, his nails, but with one of these they’ll be able to fidget safely and not develop any bad habits.


3. Light Up Name

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How much would your kids love to see their name in lights?!  These adorable light up letters from SimplySpecialBoutiq on Etsy would make the cutest night light that kids could cherish forever!  It could double as a decoration feature for their birthday parties and with so many sophisticated color options, it would still look great enough to take to college!  A great gift for kids of any age!


4. Monogrammed Winter Hat & Gloves

BrunchMom on Etsy

With winter comes hoards of gear that often gets lost in the shuffle.  My kids are currently wearing generic hats and gloves with a sticker label on the inside in the hopes that I can find them again in the lost and found box.  This set from BrunchMom on Etsy is a much nicer option.  The delicate embroidery is so classy and luxurious, any kid would be happy to sport these all winter long…


5. Personalized Tumbler

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With three kids in my house, everyone is always fighting over their favorite color cup.  Personalized cups might be the solution!  These tumblers are so modern and classy that they make the perfect little gift for kids with unique names.  PreppyPinkPineapples on Etsy offers so many different color and font options that each child will be able to get exactly what they want while still coordinating.  They would make a great gift for the entire family, or an entire set of grandkids or cousins!


6. Embroidered Towel

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Another item my kids often fight over is which color towel they get after bath time.  Imagine how much more special bath time becomes when they have a towel with their name on it!  They’ll use them at swimming lessons, on beach days or pool parties and always know which towel is theirs!  I love these ones from ItsSewDanielle on Etsy because there are so many different options for customization (it’s even offered as a towel and washcloth set).


7. Library Bag

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This book bag is adorable for little readers!  Our kids recently got their first library cards and my son loads up on his maximum limit of chapter books (because he can blow through one in just a few nights).  He definitely needs one of these bags to carry his stash in!  If your kid isn’t particularly into books, then ZoeysAttic on Etsy offers all kinds of personalized tote bags for just about everyone, no matter what you’re into.  There’s one for dance class, football practice, or the beach!


8. Santa Sack

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We invested in personalized Santa sacks for the kids several Christmases ago and it’s been such an awesome addition to our Christmas tradition!  The kids LOVE seeing their special sacks under the tree on Christmas morning and it makes the magic so real.  When they’re older and have outgrown the Santa tradition, it will be a wonderful keepsake for them!


9. Story Book

MyMagicNameBook on Etsy

I bet a book that has your kid’s unique name in it will easily become one of their favorites!  I remember my sister and cousins and I getting personalized books from our favorite aunt when we were kids and I still remember every word of the story because of how often we read it!  There are so many options out there but these ones from MyMagicNameBook on Etsy come with a unique story for each child, so no two will ever be alike!


10. Rubber Name Stamp

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And lastly, why not just get their name on an awesome rubber stamp set!?!?  Now they can put their name on anything and everything they choose!


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