5 Ways to Treat Mom this Valentine’s Day

If you have a mom in your life whether your wife, your daughter or your own mom, you are probably looking for a way to show her your love this Valentine’s Day. As moms, we would love any of these. There is definitely one for you.

 

 

A necklace with her kids’ names – I know this is kind of Mother’s Day-y, but if you’re buying for a new mom, her heart will melt over this thoughtful piece of jewelry by Layered and Long.

 

 

 

Flowers – I know roses are classic and they are beautiful, but let me recommend a bouquet of peonies. You don’t have to add any greenery or filler to them, so if you can’t splurge on this Neiman Marcus arrangement, just buy a short, square vase and scout out peonies at your local florist or grocery florist.

 

 

Chocolate – The good stuff. If you’re a novice chocolate buyer, just know the higher the percentage, the less sweet it is because there’s more pure cacao in it. SRSLY chocolate is one of our most favorite Austin companies because good chocolate is one of our most favorite things.

 

 

A pretty dress – My mother-in-law frequently gifts me clothes and I feel so special. Of course this one requires you to know the mom’s size and style, but gifting a dress makes her feel pretty and fresh and ready to receive compliments. (Everyone compliments a lovely dress.) If she’s expecting, this is an especially thoughtful gift because she might be less inclined to make many clothing purchases. Dresses featured can be found here, here, and here.

 

Of course we’re Mama Bird Box. Our favorite way to show a mom or mom-to-be how fabulous she is is to give her the pregnancy subscription box, Mama Bird Box. This month’s box has pampering items galore to help her feel all the love. It’s also a gift that can keep giving each month, so share the love again and again well beyond Valentine’s Day. Check out with the coupon code LOVE to get 15% off any order. Coupon expires at the end of the month.

December Box

We curated our most festive box yet. Take a look at our December Box and why we chose each product. There is so much to love!

Natural Calm Holiday Citrus Spice

This wasn’t the first time we included Natural Calm, but it was the first time their holiday flavor has been on the market. We love the citrus spice. Everything about it feels cozy, and that’s not even the best thing about it. Incorporating Natural Calm in to our nutritional routine has made such a difference for us. It’s marketed to help relieve stress, which it does. Probably because it helps you get a better night’s sleep. Magnesium deficiency can show up “as fatigue and low energy; inability to sleep; muscle tension, spasms and cramps; anxiousness and nervousness; headaches; constipation and abnormal heart rhythms.”

We first learned about Natural Calm from Becca’s midwife. When Becca was pregnant with her third baby, she experienced a lot of back pain early on in her pregnancy. Her midwife told her to start taking Natural Calm, and it worked. Now we all love it.

Freyda’s Pantry Snack Bar

Nutrition Bars that are made for new and pregnant moms are a gem to find. Especially when they’re delicious. From the first trimester on, it seems impossible to keep your energy up. Growing a baby and caring for a baby are hard work. I never believed people when they said they “forgot to eat lunch” until I became a mom. We want moms to remember to care for themselves well, and feeding the body is Self-Care 101.

Pualani Beauty Peppermint Scrub

This scrub has all the good stuff: the natural exfoliant – cane sugar,  moisturizing organic coconut oil, and anti-aging vitamin E oil. Top it off when a delicious peppermint scent, and this is holiday in a jar.

Miss Mouth’s Messy Eater Stain Treater

You can’t take anything during pregnancy too seriously. Like peeing on yourself…it’s probably going to happen and you just have to laugh. A much lesser incident is spilling food on your baby belly. Napkins never stay put, and food can’t get in your mouth fast enough. I ruined so many maternity shirts for this reason. I love it now for my kids messes, but I wished I had known about it from day one. It’s safe, peroxide free, chlorine free, phosphate free, 100% biodegradable and really effective.

Enjoy Mama Bird Box to make each day a better day!

 

 

Peek Inside the Box: August

Our August box was packed full of some phenomenal products for pregnant and new moms. We love these goodies so much, they’ve already made their way into our daily routines!

Goddess Garden Organic Facial Sunscreen

We all want to protect our faces from sun damage, but if you’re like us, sometimes the greasy feel of sunscreen just doesn’t work with your daily routine.

Goddess Garden understood that dilemma and created the perfect facial sunscreen.

It’s certified organic and packed with nourishing antioxidants (win!) and anti-aging ingredients (double win!) – including aloe vera, shea butter, and immortelle essential oils. It’s a sheer formula, so it’s non-greasy and pairs easily with makeup.

Goddess Garden uses natural minerals, rather than harsh chemicals, to reflect UV rays. Since minerals aren’t absorbed, they are safe and gentle for your skin. Not only is this great news for you, but if you’re expecting, you can feel great about protecting your baby from absorbing harsh chemicals as well.

We love Goddess Garden’s Organic Facial Sunscreen for all-day, everyday use – from a Saturday at the pool to an outdoor lunch with coworkers, we’ll definitely be adding this product to our morning routine.

Mavibandz Headbands

Raise your hand if you’ve yet to find a headband that stays in place and won’t give you a headache. Us too… until now!Mavibandz are handmade and feature a non-slip technology that guarantees that they’ll stay put. Plus, they are made with an adjustable elastic back, making them the perfect fit every time (which means they’re never too tight, so no headaches!).

Wear your Maviband to your prenatal yoga class, to brunch with friends, and when you’re washing your face before bed. Then on those tired new-baby mornings, pull your hair back and add a Maviband for a super cute, no-fuss look that’s fit for whatever your day might hold!

CreekBaby Coconut Body Creme

We all know coconut oil is a miracle product, and CreekBaby’s Coconut Body Creme might be our favorite yet. It is 100% pure, organic, unscented coconut oil – not only are there no fragrances added, there is truly no scent – which makes it perfect for mom, baby, and anyone in the family.

We love the Coconut Body Creme because it’s so incredibly versatile and useful. It’s the perfect belly balm for your growing tummy, nursing cream for dry and cracked skin, and diaper rash ointment for your sweet baby.

Some more of our favorite uses? Skin moisturizer, hair conditioner, lip balm, shaving cream, body wash… so many possibilities!

Each of these fantastic products for expectant and new moms have quickly become some of our very favorites, and we know you’ll love them too!