Best things for mums to treat themselves to (or presents for mum that will make them feel loved)

Being a mum is a full time job. You’re on call 24/7. And when most of your time is spent taking care of someone else it can be easy to forget about yourself. Here are some “presents for mum”.

woman and a baby sitting on the ground

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Having a new baby can be a very confusing time – you’re so happy and thrilled when you see your baby smile or hold them in your arms, but you also feel very drained – physically and emotionally. Being up all hours of the day and having another tiny human rely on you for everything can be very overwhelming. It’s okay to feel a bit weepy and wish you had a minute to yourself.

There’s no right or wrong answer to when you can start to leave a baby with a baby sitter, so when your baby is settled and can drink from a bottle and you feel comfortable it’s fine to get out for a few hours of relaxation and leave them with a trusted adult. And for some of these you don’t even need to leave the house!

 

Here are the top things we suggest mums treat themselves to:

 

A spa day or massage

 

We’re starting with the big one. The ultimate relaxation. So if you’re ready to venture out book yourself in for a few spa treatments, plenty of spas offer packages that let you try multiple different treatments for shorter times. Take some girlfriends if you want to spend some time catching up, or book a couple’s massage and spend some well earned alone time with your partner, or if you just want the day on your own (and no one will blame you for that!) go solo and enjoy some peace and quiet. Nothing says I love you than this “present for mum”.

 

Buy something for yourself (no baby toys allowed!)

Maybe you’re not ready for a full day trying on new outfits, that’s fine. But treat yourself to something nice. The only rule? It can’t be something baby related! Focus on yourself. What do you want? If clothes aren’t your current fancy, why not some jewellery? The best part is, you don’t have to haul yourself around the high street if you don’t want to. You can browse online from the comfort of your own home. Jewellery is a great way to make yourself look and feel more put together and at Glamarazzi we have plenty of jewellery to add a bit of glamour back into your life. If you are looking for a present for your mum, give us a shout and let us find something that says I love you!

 

30 minutes alone

This sounds very basic, we know. But time alone doing the washing or the cooking is different to time alone relaxing. Hand over your baby to your partner for half an hour. And voila! Do whatever you want. A hot bath with music and candles? Do it. Have you been dying to get out and go for a jog? Go for it. Is what you really want half an hour free to do your hair in something other than a messy bun? Get your curlers out. Just spend half an hour focusing on yourself and making yourself feel good.

 

Get in some yoga or exercise

I know, I know. With your list of 50 things you have to get done, this is probably right at the bottom if it’s even made it on there at all. However, yoga is a great stress reliever and exercise is proven to release endorphins. You don’t actually have to leave your baby to do either of these! You can do yoga in your living room and you don’t have to be lifting 40kg in the gym for it to count as exercise – A walk around the park with your pushchair counts towards your steps and is a great way to get out!

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These things may seem overwhelming at first, but once you’ve got the hang of mum life please remember to take care of yourself too and not to feel guilty while doing it!

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