Cherishing Every Moment: What to Buy and DIY for a New Mom

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When Clare, Quinn, and Gordon were born it was top priority for me that they felt immediately nurtured and loved through hugs, kisses, and being wrapped in the softest baby essentials. I can still remember spending a good few hours in the newborn section at Target picking out the coziest baby blankets and outfits to bring them home in. Now when my friends have their babies, I try to focus my gifts to have that same element of love to them whether I buy or make them.

This gemstone memory box is a great way to add a handmade touch to any gift basket for a new mom.  My mother had made one for me, and filled it with memories she wanted to cherish as I grew up. She gave it to me when I went away to college and told me that each day (or whenever I was feeling homesick) I should pull out a memory to make me feel better.

Having a new baby is one of the most important moments to cherish for a new mom, so it’s important she has the support and comfort from those around her. Consider surprising her with a thoughtful gift basket filled with the most nurturing gifts to help her along the way…

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Find out how to make your own DIY Gemstone Memory Box, and see more of my favorite gift ideas after the jump…

Nurturing Baby Right from the Start:

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These gifts are not only great for gifting, but make the perfect additions to any new mama’s baby registry.

Keep Baby cozy right from the start with this organic cotton, Burts Bees newborn baby bundle.

Surprise the new mom with Baby’s first pair of Denim on Denim Suede Moccasins.

The Zen Ergobaby carrier ensures that Mama and Baby can still snuggle, even on outings.

The cutest Polka dot bib!

Cuddles out of the bath are even better in a Ducky Towel.

On a chilly day, keep Baby warm in the snuggly Teddy Bear Set.

These adorable swaddles can give them the extra comfort they need at night.

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Wrap up your new baby in the softest In Bloom Baby Bedding and Blanket Collection. Don’t forget to add in their new stuffed elephant lovey to the mix.

With winter right around the corner, give baby a little extra warmth with these adorable leg warmers.

The Honest Company Baby Arrival set includes all the natural essentials – Shampoo and body wash, face and body lotion, organic healing balm, hand sanitizer spray, wipes, diapers, and a silicone baby teether.

Of course I couldn’t forget a copy of Jaime’s book, Prudent Advice for Every Woman.

Building Your Memory Box:

You will need:

-Paper Mache Hexagon Box (or any box your prefer)
-Paper
Watercolors
Hot Glue, epoxy, or any other strong adhesive
-White Acrylic Paint
Twine
-Gem or crystal. I used Rose Quartz.

DIY Gemstone Memory Box (1 of 2)

Start out by painting your box white.

When it is completely dry you can adhere the gem to the top of the box with hot glue or epoxy. I chose Rose Quartz because it is considered to be the love stone and is believed to open a person’s heart so that she/he can receive and give love easily to others.

DIY Gemstone Memory Box (6 of 8)

I chose to make the paper for the notes extra special by painting it first. You can do this by simply painting the paper with watercolor. Once it’s dry, cut it up into rectangles or strips, whichever you prefer. If you’d rather not paint you can always buy decorative paper or even just use white paper.

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Each time you write down a new memory, fold it up and secure with twine.
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Place them in the box and watch it quickly fill up.
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What are some of your favorite memories you want to cherish?
DIY Gemstone Memory Box (7 of 8)

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Maggie

I love all of the newborn essentials, I live by target for my 3 kids! The memory box is what got me. I’m all teary just looking at it and want to make one for each of my kids. So special!!!

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