Hi there... I think a half day at a spa is a wonderful gift for a new mom, it gives her some much needed time to herself and to relax and be pampered, which she needs and deserves. Also she can usually choose the service or treatments she wishes to receive
Another wonderful gift for a new mom is the Binth Baby Book,it's hand crafted has beautiful illustrations and has a cloth bound cover.its really special. it's available here http://www.littletwigs.com/mama/books/binth-baby-book
Anything personalized with the baby's name is always a good gift (blankets, towels, stuffed toys, picture frames, books). No one ever throws away personalized item - these are something you keep forever! In addition to a personalized item, I also like to give the Bumbo, http://supermommy.livejournal.com/10109.html or the Hippychick Hipseat, http://supermommy.livejournal.com/2059.html , those are both items that most new moms don't know about, but end up loving! Note: I have two young boys (14 months, 3 1/2 years old). Happy Shopping. :-)
Did you already buy the baby a gift? Honestly speaking when you have a newborn all you can think about is them. I actually have a ton of spa vouchers, but don't have the time to go. If you get her a spa voucher make sure the spa is near to her house and has a long or no expiration date. :-)
Hey there Sarah. A gift that I like to give to new moms is a kit to make the baby's footprints/handprints in 3d. It comes with a frame and you can choose the frame color, either having it white, black or natural. If you want I'll look up the name and give you a link to it.
My suggestion would be a beautiful, chiffon and silk nursery hanging lamp. They are big (18 inches wide) perfect for nightime mom & son time. We just received them, they are not online yet.
Price is $ 125.00
I can send you more pictures, if you provide an email. Below are some links to pictures
Let me know if I can help you further,
get her a gift certificate to a spa or some other femaley-pampery tipe of place (not official term don't quote me on THAT) women ... are impressed by the jesture and consideration I've noticed, more than tangible value... (exceptions not witholding)
You have a very healthy budget to work with. Does the Mother have every she wants for the baby ? If she does, I am going to make some reccomendations:
1. Reward the mother for the job she has done bringing that little miracle into the world.
2. Gift Certificates are very appropiate.
a. Portrait Studio
b. Mini Vacation
c. Something new she would like for the home.
3. The possibilities go on and on.
4. A cash gift: get all $50 bills and find somebody that can them into "Bow Ties" for you.
5. And of course there is always a College Fund Bank Account ! ! !