Updated: Aug 18, 2022
"What do you think was the first sound to become a word, a meaning?...I imagined two people without words, unable to speak to each other. I imagined the need: The color of the sky that meant 'storm.' The smell of fire that meant 'Flee.' The sound of a tiger about to pounce. Who would worry about these things?
And then I realized what the first word must have been: ‘ma,’ the sound of a baby smacking its lips in search of her mother's breast. For a long time, that was the only word the baby needed. Ma, ma, ma. Then the mother decided that was her name and she began to speak, too. She taught the baby to be careful: sky, fire, tiger. A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.” —Amy Tan, The Bonesetter’s Daughter
Isn’t this beautiful? “A mother is always the beginning.” This Mother’s Day, Bonsie would like to help you celebrate the special woman in your life who is at the beginning of her motherhood journey.
We collaborated with our team of moms to share our favorite motherhood gifts with you.
For the Breastfeeding Mama
If mom is or will be breastfeeding, here are a couple must haves to bring her style and comfort.
This massager brings so much relief to breastfeeding moms. The warmth and vibration helps prevent mastitis, relieves clogged ducts, empties breasts more effectively, and improves milk flow and letdown. Mom will love her breastfeeding journey!
After mom has tried the Amelia Cami, she won’t want to wear anything else. It’s a nursing and pumping cami that can be worn all day under her outfit like a crop top. It’s insanely comfortable and modern looking for new moms! Amanda, the owner and a breastfeeding mama, designed the entire collection while using the products herself. Her company inspires moms to reach their nursing and pumping goals while feeling beautiful!
For the Adventurous Mama
Does mom love to travel, hike, camp, or explore? Give her a backpack that will stand up to the elements. Humble Bee’s Free Spirit Diaper Bag is great for moms who love to be outdoors. It's water repellent, reflective, machine washable, and has enough storage space for a day of adventure with the whole family.
For the Babywearing Mama
The benefits of babywearing are as extensive as the benefits of skin-to-skin contact. Not only does the baby benefit developmentally, mom also benefits by having an extra hand to sip her coffee, help other children, work on her computer, or otherwise conquer the world. (Who runs the world??) Lalabu makes two of the best carriers we’ve used. (And we’ve used a lot of carriers!)
The Soothe Shirt allows mom to transition into babywearing with ease. No complicated wrapping or buckling here, just tuck that sweet baby into the front pouch and give mom incredible, hands-free support. She’ll never want to take it off! (Trust us!) Our favorite feature? Mom can practice skin-to-skin contact while her baby is nestled close to her in the Soothe Shirt.
The Lalabu Kerier is beautiful, comfortable, and provides easy-to-use babywearing. It will keep mom’s little one close and connected at home or on the go. It’s the perfect carrier following the Soothe Shirt. Get the beauty and softness of a wrap without the complexity. Forget the rigid bulkiness of a structured carrier, yet keep the stability and form.
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For Every Mama (and Baby!)
All new moms need a Bonsie Babywear Bundle. This is the gift that keeps giving! Bonsie is the first and only babywear created for the ease of skin-to-skin contact between mom and baby. Skin-to-skin contact promotes relaxation and bonding, as well as SO MANY other benefits for mom and baby.
Bonsie Babywear also makes changing diapers simple: no buttons, no zippers, and the material is buttery soft. Skin-to-skin time is the first step in developing a loving, empathetic and lifelong bond. Bonsie is designed by a mom and a therapist to help make this important first step a little easier!
For the Tea Drinking Mama
Earth Mama Organics has a delicious selection of organic teas. Their Peaceful Tea is our favorite to drink and unwind at the end of the day. It’s made for pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. We love to drink this citrusy tea with a squeeze of lemon and a spoonful of honey. Encourage mom to slow down with a cup of tea formulated with chamomile and herbs to ease tension and promote sleep.
Custom Gifting with ValleyBrink Road
Valleybrink Road is a luxury gifting and floral design studio founded by lifestyle curator, Barrett Prendergast. Valleybrink Road is passionate about the art of gift giving. From sourcing the highest quality artisanal products to designing exquisitely detailed custom packaging, they offer unique and inspired gifts that mom will surely remember!
Happy almost Mother’s Day!