Gifts for All Celebrations & New Parents

Gifts for All Celebrations & New Parents - Family & Kids - Elise Bowerman Yoga - BirthdayGive a gift worth receiving... we often wait until the last minute to purchase gifts for parties or showers, then pick something ordinary. Stand out from the other gifters, and give a gift with thought and inspiration! 

When giving a gift for a new baby and the parents have other children, please give a small gift to the new big brother(s) and/or sister(s). This is a huge life-change for them, as well, and it shows they are (of course) still loved. Your generosity will go a long way.

Find Your Next Gift Here...

The Ultimate List of 100 Non-Toy Gift Ideas here

4 Things Children Don't Need (and a few they do) blog post

Boutiques and Stores

  • The Little Seedling, Ann Arbor
    • Cloth diapers, amber and teething necklaces, eco-friendly products/toys, wraps/slings, clothing for mom and baby-toddler... and anything else a natural momma would want!
  • Adventure In Toys, Birmingham
    • Huge variety of fun, educational and silly toys for kids of all ages.
  • Baby Bliss, Northville
    • Amber necklaces, baby/child toys/clothes.
  • Better Health, Whole Foods and Zerbo's
    • Homeopathic remedies for prenatal, postnatal, newborn-adult care; calendula; teas; nail polish; natural oils; etc.
  • Modern Baby, Ferndale
    • Cloth diapers, amber and teething necklaces, eco-friendly products/toys, wraps/slings, clothing for mom and baby-toddler... and anything else a natural momma would want!
  • Union General, Clarkston
    • Known for their cupcakes, they also carry gifts, toys, and baby items.


  • Catering / Food Prep
  • Salon or Spa Gift or Yoga Certificate (add in card that you'd be willing to babysit while mom/dad take advantage of your thoughtful gift)
  • House Cleaner

Gifts From Your Kids

Websites with Ideas

Check out Prenatal ResourcesParenting Resources Fantastic Beauty Companies & Products, and Furniture and Bedding articles for books and other fun options, too!

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10 Do's for Visiting New Parents

The smell of a new baby is unlike anything else in the world! It's addicting! So, of course we get anxious to visit as soon as we can, but - and it's a big BUT - us visitors must put our personal wants aside to be respectful of new baby, parents and siblings. After all, we'd like to be invited back.

20 Wholesome Gifts Under $20

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Avoid Artificial Food Dyes

Artificial food dyes are in just about everything - especially in children's foods. Artificial food dyes have been linked to multiple health problems...

Baby Formula (Homemade)

This stuff is amazing! It was easy to order all the ingredients. All the ingredients are whole-food (no synthetic anything, no chemicals, no artificial food dyes, no hormones - all wholesome, nutrient rich supplements to nourish a growing baby.) It only takes about 20 minutes to make 36 ounces. She LOVED it, and THRIVED on it!

Babysitters & Nannies

Why do you have a babysitter when you are a stay-at-home mom? Where do find your babysitters?...

How Lighting a Candle Can Help YOU

With a simple glance at the flame my mind traveled to that birthing woman. In less than a second I was sending her strength, compassion, resilience and healing for her, her baby and those supporting her.

How To Live Without a Microwave - Even With Kids!

Do you find it hard to imagine not warming up your cooled coffee, reheating a quick meal for the kids, or even making popcorn without the microwave?! You’re not alone. Our family was in that rut until...

Lunch Box Options for Kids

Ahhhhh! Getting ready for my little girl to go to Preschool, and I'm overwhelmed with figuring out what to pack!

Mom and Baby Yoga Benefits

Receive encouragement from a mom who's been there, plus other moms who are going through postpartum recovery with you! This practice encourages healthy post-baby weight-loss, along with releasing tension...

Obtaining an Immunization Waiver is Easier Than "They" Want You to Think

You have the freedom to make health care decisions for yourself and individually per child. Popular media, the government, and the CDC would like you to trust that this new rule in Michigan is a completely new process for parents who are inclined to opt-out or delay immunizations. It's really not all that new... they just threw in a couple more inconvenient steps for parents.

Tough Mudder or Tough Mother?

Seven million people are paying to experience extreme pain; yet over 60% of women are numbing themselves during the natural process of childbirth.
About Elise

I'm a RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) and RYT 500 (Registered Yoga Teacher) rooted in the Hatha tradition, and the Samkhya philosophy; however I attend a variety of classes, like Kundalini. I’m living my dharma (purpose) by creating a community to assist women during the rite of passage into motherhood through the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual qualities of the yoga practice.

In addition to yoga, I'm a mom of two beautiful children and have many interests including Feng Shui, Reiki, alternative healing methods, harnessing my intuition and whatever else inspires me along the way!

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