Being a first-time mother was not what Denielle Elliston expected. After a tough delivery and recovery, she found herself missing a piece of her womanhood. And she needed help rediscovering it.
“I had just been through so much physically and emotionally, and I was craving something different,” she said. “I was showered with flowers and gift baskets of food, which were thoughtful. I just knew there had to be something more meaningful to give to new mamas. From that day on I started thinking about what mamas are really looking for in those first few moments, days, weeks and months.”
Enter Love For Mama, a Southampton-based company Elliston founded for mothers of all kinds, and some just like her — from new moms and seasoned moms to expecting mothers and even dog moms — curating gifts for all occasions and creating an experience.
Partnering with local vendors, such as Hamptons Handpoured and Hamptons Coffee Company, Love For Moma creates its own labels, scents and blends, all centric to mothers, and donates a portion of the proceeds to Resolve, a charity helping those battling infertility.
“The goal is to make mamas all over the world feel so special after just delivering their beautiful babies. It is such an emotional time of highs and lows and taking care of mama is so important,” she said. “Love for Mama designs curated boxes of love to touch on all of mama’s senses as she enters her first moments of mamahood, or for that seasoned mama who is going through some challenges being a mama.”
This Mother’s Day, Elliston recommends the “Pretty Flowers Everywhere You Look” box, which includes a wildflower-and-birch-scented Paddywax candle, a Fringle floral cosmetic bag, the “Supreme Nurturer” white fossil jasper necklace or bracelet by Scout, and a Lady Jayne Love Planter, all for $78.
For $62, the “Best Mom Ever” collection features a “Best Mom Ever” porcelain mug, Lollia Relax Perfume, and a purple and white striped scarf with pompom trim. The “She Moves Mountains” box includes La Chatalein creams, a “She Moves Mountains” notebook and “Best Mom Ever” pens by Lady Jayne. Or, give mom the ultimate compliment with the “Well Hello Gorgeous” box for $56.
“It may also be a box you design to remind your mama friends that they are doing a great job,” Elliston said. “In my opinion, mamas all over the world are just truly incredible and I wanted to create a way to celebrate all of those unstoppable mamas.”
For more information, visit shoploveformama.com.