I was looking for an idea for a baby shower gift that focused on pampering the mom to be and loved the idea of gift card bouquet.
I thought about some of the things that became my reality when my babies were born. Aside from a Starbucks habit to combat my sleep deprivation, I spent time wondering how to make myself look presentable by way of beauty shortcuts and exercise. I decided to find some gift cards to meet those needs for her!
The Starbucks gift card is great for any mom but especially for the mom of a newborn. Because I know this mom is super fit and anxious to start getting back in shape, I included an Itunes gift card so she can download some new workout music for days that only new music will motivate a tired body off the couch.
I included a Sephora card because I remember searching the site myself when my littles were newborns for new makeup, concealer, and moisturizer to hide the new mom face that I'd find in the mirror after a long night of no sleep!
I also included a gift card for Buy Buy Baby so that she could grab something from her registry.
Instead of buying a gift card to a spa or for a massage, these cards could all be used from home. I know when I had a newborn, as nice as a massage sounded, I just didn't feel like I'd be able to enjoy myself going out and leaving him. I was always up for online shopping though!
To make the bouquet, I used a small yellow bucket and fit a yarn covered styrofoam ball inside. I cut flowers from scrapbook paper with my Silhouette Cameo and attached them to stick 'stems' pressed into the styrofoam ball to look like flowers.
I wrote this little ditty to go with the bouquet and explain why I chose the cards that I did:
Your new baby boy will be here in no time,
So I got you some cards and wrote you some rhymes
And as your nights run into your days,
I hope this bouquet helps in a number of ways:
When you’re tired, dragging, and been up all night,
These ‘bucks’ will revive you and make it alright
When your patience is dwindling and it’s all going wrong,
Just login to Itunes and buy some new songs
When it’s time for a shower but the baby won’t let you,
Use the Sephora card to buy dry shampoo
When all else has failed and the madness non-stopping,
Just go to BuyBuy Baby and have some fun shopping!
I love that the gift card bouquet was a way of treating the mom after the long months of pregnancy and to help her ease into the new schedule that is sure to be a challenge.
The poem I wrote might be a little on the silly side but what better way to welcome her new role than with a sense of humor?!