The Gifts New Parents Really Want

Posted on: December 8, 2017 | Haute Category, Postpartum

It’s that time of year again. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, or any of the other wonderful holidays that make up this season in our richly diverse city, exchanging gifts is likely part of your cultural or personal traditions. ‘Tis the season for giving, after all!

If you have new parents in your life, you may be looking through all sorts of baby gear and adorable onesies for your gift selections. . .but what about the parents?

At Boston Placenta, we know firsthand what many parents find the most thoughtful and helpful as they transition into life with a new baby. This year, we wanted to share some of our top picks sure to make you the star gift giver!

Cleaning Service

I mean, this gift would be wonderful for most people, but it is especially great for exhausted parents of a newborn. Imagine them coming home from the hospital with a house cleaner than they left it! Who wouldn’t love that? Or maybe you give them a gift card so that they can schedule the services exactly when it would best fit their lives. We are lucky to have plenty of wonderful cleaning service¬†options in the Boston and Greater Boston area to choose from!


One of the first things new parents will forget in the haze of caring for their newborn is to feed themselves. Meal trains are wonderful, but without someone to coordinate everything, families may be eating lasagna and casseroles every day of the week. Also, breakfast and lunch options are often neglected, with everyone focusing on dinner entrees. Other easy options to make sure the new parents in your life are eating can include gift cards to supermarkets, local restaurants, and services like GrubHub.


Need we say more? A wine club subscription box may be the most wonderful little pick me up for stressed out new parents. Let them know it’s okay to unwind and take a break to themselves every once in a while. Make it even better by offering a helping hand with the baby in order to make sure they get to sample their lovely selections.

Postpartum Doula

A postpartum doula not only helps new parents learn how to care for their little one, but also helps them create and implement systems to help them succeed and thrive as a family, on their terms. She can assist with infant care, day to day household tasks, meal prep, breastfeeding or bottle feeding guidance, and non-judgmental emotional support. Many postpartum doulas even provide overnight support so new parents can get some well-deserved rest while their baby is cared for throughout the night.

Placenta Encapsulation

Did you know Boston Placenta provides gift certificates for all of our services? Give new moms the gift of more balanced moods, energy boosts, breastfeeding help, faster recovery, and more! They will thank you and so will their partners.

What other gifts would have made your postpartum experience go more smoothly? Tell us in the comments!

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