DIY Gift Ideas for New Moms!


This is a guest post by Michael Peggs. I only share with my readers information that I find fun, informative, or helpful! Enjoy!

Anybody can just buy a new mom a nice gift, but it takes a special friend to actually make one. Even if it’s something as simple as editing family images in Photoshop and displaying them in decorative frames, the fact that you spent a bit of time working on it means that your gift comes from the heart.

Many new moms are not prepared to deal with all of the stress of caring for a newborn, so receiving special DIY gifts from loved ones gives them encouragement.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Homemade potpourri - All you need for this gift are some dried flowers, essential oils, and any spices or herbs you want to include. Lavender oil and cloves are commonly found in homemade potpourri recipes. You can dry the flowers out by gathering a bouquet and tying the stems together with twine. Hang the bouquet upside down and wait a couple of weeks for them to dry out. Place it all inside of a pretty container.

Felted stuffed animals - These make great baby shower gifts. The toys can range from five to eight inches, depending on what kind of animal you want to make. All you need are a few basic pieces of felt plumped up with batting. Add the appendages, such as tails, floppy ears or wings while sewing. MarthaStewart.com gives a great tutorial on how to felt wool.

Lemon body scrub - Make this simple DIY scrub with ¼ cups of melted coconut oil, approximately 15 drops of lemon juice or essential oil, and 1 cup white sugar. First, combine the coconut oil and sugar, and then add the lemon juice or essential oil. Mix the ingredients until they are blended completely. Store the scrub in mason jars and decorate them! Learn how to paint and decorate mason jars at ItAllStartedWithPaint.com.

Gift basket - A gift basket is still considered “DIY” as long as you pick out the items to put in yourself. If you don’t have enough time to actually create, sew or paint anything, just grab an empty gift basket and place several, nice little gifts inside of it. Add items that mommy and baby will both be able to use: rattles, baby cloths, baby wipes, restaurant coupons, spa gift card, diapers, hand lotion, baby nail clippers, and so forth. Just head to your nearest arts and crafts store to grab an empty basket and materials to decorate it with (ribbons, bows, organza, etc).

Handmade diaper bag - You can find many customizable diaper bag patterns online, just check out AllFreeSewing.com. Be sure to add plenty of interior pockets. You’ll need to add at least one exterior pocket for keys and cell phone. Add velcro tabs to the pockets to keep things in place. You can make a bag out of any type of material. Suggested fabrics include denim, corduroy, cotton, or twill.

Baby subway art - It’s possible to create very pretty pieces of art with this simple project. Just look at many examples of baby subway art on Pinterest. Go to your nearest arts and crafts store and get all of the materials you need: craft paper, cardboard, alphabet stickers, etc. You’re limited only by your imagination. Display the final art pieces in gold frames.
These are just a few of the useful, pretty things you can create for new moms. It’s time to get creative!
Michael Peggs is the founder of Marccx Media, a digital marketing agency specializing in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM). Before Marcxx, Peggs worked at Google in business development, forming digital media and advertising partnerships in the United States and Asia. He is also a contributor to The Huffington Post, FastCompany and Business Insider as well as and podcaster, hosting the iTunes Top 10 New & Noteworthy Podcast You University.
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Brentwood Home Kids Space Bundle Prize Pack Giveaway! $190 RV!


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Levoit Hand Carved Natural Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp Giveaway! $120 RV!

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The Cubbie Lee Toy Company Has Quality and Educational Toys at Wallet-Friendly Prices!


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My daughter is quite the toy-lover and I bet it’s safe to say, all the little ones you know and love are the same! However, all toys are not made to last and many break or wear down after just a little bit of use. If you’re like me and tired of spending money on toys that only last for a hot minute, you are going to be as excited as I was to find out about the Cubbie Lee Toy Company!

The Cubbie Lee Toy Company was founded by parents, Zach and Sarah. After having their first child, they wanted toys that were built to last, as well as educational, affordable, and of course… fun! With this in mind, they developed their company and lovingly named it after their family dog. (How cute!) Now, all across the US, kids are able to play with their quality, wooden toys that are backed with a 5 year warranty! Plus, they are tested to the very highest of safety testing standards! Love it!

With all the amazing toys they have to offer for ages 6 months to 5 years, I had a hard time deciding on which items to review. After much debate, I decided on the Fruit Chopping Set, 50 Piece Block Set, and the Pound Bench. I couldn’t wait to see what my little sweetheart thought of her new toys!



The Fruit Chopping Set is beyond adorable! This was the first item I picked out for my daughter, as I knew she was going to love cutting the fruit, and I couldn’t have been more right! Score for mommy! She immediately knew what to do when I opened it up for her and she had a blast cutting the fruit in half. This set comes with a cutting board, knife as well the following fruit; kiwi, banana, apple, orange, strawberry, and lemon.



A really cute feature of this set is the inside design of each fruit. They made it really look like you have cut through the fruit, showing off the orange slices, apple core, etc., which is just adorable! The halves are held together with a Velcro center, making for easy attachment and detachment, allowing your child to play without assistance. My daughter adores this set and has such a great time playing with it! Great for hand-eye coordination and imaginative play for those aged 3+. Available for only 15.99!


The 50 Piece Block Set is a classically fun wooden toy that will span generations. Great for motor skills, hand-eye coordination, as well as being a great tool to teach shapes and colors. With all the different combinations your little one can make with this set, they will have hours of fun. My daughter is particularly interested in making houses for her dolls and a castle for her princesses! Of course, what’s just as much fun is knocking everything over to start work on your next masterpiece! Great for 12 m+ and once they master the 50 piece set… you can graduate to Cubbie Lee’s 100 piece set for double the building fun!! 50 piece fun for only $20.99!


The Pound Bench is such a cute and entertaining toy for little ones. I gotta say… I wasn’t sure when I picked this out, if the pounding was going to bother me, but it absolutely doesn’t! It’s not an obnoxious noise or even really loud. It’s more of a tap sound than a loud bang, if you will. Wondering if even this toy is covered by their 5 year warranty? Why, yes it is!

My daughter has a great time pounding away on this toy and enjoys flipping it over to start the fun all over again. She even found out that you can pull the pieces out and re-arrange the colors. She has been re-ordering and pounding them in their newly arranged positions till her hearts’ content. Also, she even found it fun to push them down with her hand. Perfect toy for hand-eye coordination and for helping to expend some energy. If only I could bottle some of that up and use it when I needed it, haha. This toy is also wonderful for ages 12 m+ and is available for only $15.99!



My daughter loves her new Cubbie Lee toys and has been playing with them non-stop! With their wonderful standard of quality, while offering reasonable prices, you don’t have to break the bank for your child(ren) to have fun and learn. Plus, these aren’t toys that are going to break after playing with them for one day, even with the toughest of toddler play! They could definitely stand up to getting passed down to another child, who is eager to have some fun. With Cubbie Lee, get ready to save some green and have a whole lotta fun!

Connect: Find out more about the Cubbie Lee Toy Company by visiting their website. Then make sure you “like” them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram.

Buy It: You can purchase any of the toys found in this review and so much more on their website or on Amazon!

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A Better Night's Sleep - For You and Baby Giveaway! (2 Winners!) $160 TRV

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Blogger Opp: Levoit Hand Carved Natural Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp Giveaway! $120 RV!

Love, Mrs. Mommy is thrilled to be hosting this health-inspired giveaway by Levoit! One lucky winner will receive a beautiful, hand carved, natural Himalayan crystal salt lamp! A $120 RV!

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