Gifts for Mothers with Postpartum Depression

Holidays can be difficult to celebrate for a woman suffering from postpartum depression.  What should be happy days spent making memories, instead reminds her of the pain and shortcomings she’s felt since becoming a mother.

When shopping for a gift for a mother with postpartum depression, look for something that is considerate of her condition.  Not all gifts are appropriate for a woman who feels guilty or unworthy of being a mother.

Here are some ideas for gifts for mothers with postpartum depression.

Gift Guide for the mother with Postpartum Depression

Gifts for Mothers with Postpartum Depression
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A Personalized Necklace

GracePersonalized 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.

A beautiful option is this fingerprint necklace from GracePersonalized on Etsy.  Having a necklace that contains her child’s fingerprint, hand or footprints will remind her that she created an entire unique person.

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

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


Something That Won’t Die

DIY Succulent Terrarium Kit from NimusSucculentShop on Etsy

Cut flowers wilt and die and there’s nothing she can do about it.  Get her something that she can watch grow and blossom.  Growing something will bring her a sense of pride.  So instead of flowers, get her a potted plant or a terrarium.

If she doesn’t have a green-thumb, get her a book about gardening instead.  There are also foolproof ready-made herb gardens available.


Matching Mommy & Me Outfits

ByMissSally on Etsy

Bonding with baby can be tough for a mother with postpartum depression.  Matching t-shirts, outfits or hats might seem cheesy, but it can make her feel more connected to baby and remind her of the special connection they share.


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Monthly Subscription Box

In the category of gifts for a mother with postpartum depression, monthly subscription boxes should be at the top the list!  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!

Ellebox a.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.

InstaCandy – who doesn’t love candy?  Getting a box of candy delivered to your door every month is sure to brighten up the darkest of days.

Like the idea of a delivered box full of goodies but not ready to commit to a monthly subscription?  Check out the Pampered Mommy Box! Their “Best of” Box is full of surprise goodies valued over $100! 


A Customized Photo Book

Mixbook.com

Photos can have a lot of meaning for a woman with postpartum depression.  Looking back at pictures of happier times can be an excellent way to relieve stress and help keep her connected to those memories.  Creating a photo book filled with pictures of baby can also help to connect her to her child and reduce some of the guilt that often comes along with missing out on those first few months.

A photo book is sure to be something she will cherish long after she has recovered from the darkness of postpartum depression.

You can create fully customized photo books and/or prints at Mixbook.com


Self-Care Products

Nekteck Shiatsu Deep Kneading Massage Pillow with Heat, Car/Office Chair Massager, Neck, Shoulder, Back, Waist Massager Pillow [Speed Control, Bi-Direction Control] ? Black
Walmart.com
It goes without saying that self-care is SO important for moms to keep up good mental health.  This category of gifts offers such a wide variety of choices, depending on what’s most important to the mother in your life.

A robe, bath bombs, spa sets, beauty products, or a neck massager are all great gifts for her to use on a daily basis to make sure that she’s getting in regular self-care.

The best self-care gifts for a mother with postpartum depression are things that she can use regularly, don’t consume too much of her precious time, and can help her relax and take care of herself.

For more information on self-care, check out the Love Your Life Self-Care e-course.

[Related Reading: Self Care Tips for Battling Postpartum Depression]


Aromatherapy

Essential Oil Starter Set with Aromafuse Diffuser
Plant Therapy

Essential oils and aromatherapy can have a big impact on a mother with postpartum depression.  This aromatherapy starter kit from Plant Therapy has everything a mother needs to incorporate essential oils into her life.  It includes a beautiful diffuser (also available in white), a variety of popular oils, personal inhalers, roll-on bottles and carrier oils!

Check out Plant Therapy’s line of aromatherapy jewelry as well!


A Personal Assistant

Amazon.com

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

The Amazon Echo smart speaker connects to “Alexa” a voice-based personal assistant.

The best part is that Alexa will respond to anyone’s voice, as long as they call her by name.  So older kids who ask a million questions a day or want to hear their favorite song over and over again – can now ask Alexa instead of Mom.

Alexa can also look things up online, tell jokes, keep notes, make lists and reminders, play music and make phone calls – all completely hands free!  It’s one of the best gifts for a mother with postpartum depression who is suffering from a severe case of foggy brain!


Journaling Equipment

Indigo.ca

Writing about postpartum depression is one of the best therapies available.  It’s a great way to get all those dark feelings out of the brain and onto paper.  A journal is a great gift option for a mother who needs to express her feelings.

Bullet journals are the latest trend right now, and this bullet journal bundle from Blitsy is also an extremely popular option.

[Related Reading: The Postpartum Depression Guest Post Series]

Submit a Postpartum Depression Story for publishing on Running in Triangles


Adult Coloring Books

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There’s a huge difference between coloring with the kids, and coloring by yourself.  I, myself, have recently jumped on the adult coloring book train, and it’s an incredible way to release stress and shut off the brain for a few moments.

There are adult coloring books everywhere these days so you’re sure to find one that suits the mom you’re shopping for.  My favorite ones are the patterns or the inspirational quotes, but there are also ones with swears for the moms who really need to let it all out.


Remember: One of the best gifts for mothers with postpartum depression is your love, support and understanding…

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

beau-coup.com

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

beau-coup.com

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

beau-coup.com

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
beau-coup.com

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

beau-coup.com

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

beau-coup.com

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

JandPWoodProducts on Etsy

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

QuinnandLane on Etsy

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

SimplySpecialBoutiq on Etsy

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

PreppyPinkPineapples on Etsy

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

ItsSewDanielle on Etsy

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

zoeysattic on Etsy

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

SewWhatFun on Etsy

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

RemarkableMarks on Etsy

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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