15 Food Companies That’ll Ship Snacks, Sweets, and Meals to New Parents
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I’m not a parent yet, but I’ve gotten a peek behind the curtain as an auntie to see what it’s like during the first few months after welcoming a new human into the world. Some babies don’t sleep and refuse to accept any form of milk from the bottle, and others cluster feed, making life very interesting for everyone in the home. I’ve even heard of some moms not showering for days at a time because it can just be downright hard!
And while this is not my life, I can understand how the simple task of eating can evade one’s mind for hours on end. For me, this looks like one morning meeting leading to another, and suddenly it’s four o’clock and I’m wondering why I have a piercing headache.
Trust me, if I need help, I’m certain that new parents need it more.
With the help of makers and mail carriers across the country, cooking can almost become nonexistent for new parents. Imagine the joy of getting decadent doughnuts, chef-prepared frozen meals, and coffee subscriptions delivered right to your doorstep. It’s all possible, and we’ve rounded up a list of companies to consider adding to your registry or gifting the new parents in your world.
Company: Jack and Friends Jerky
Product: Jerky Variety Pack
Price: $26.50+ shipping
Why we love it: Send this jerky package to the snacker parents in your world. Each packet is packed with protein and free of the top eight allergens, such as soy, dairy, egg, and gluten.
Product: Variety 12-Pack Protein Bars
Price: $39.99+ shipping
Why we love it: I’m a firm believer that tacos should not only be consumed on Tuesdays. With KEHO, new parents can eat them all day! The innovative food brand turns meals into mini bars like its Tex-Mex Moment, which features pepitas, red bell peppers, mushrooms, chili, and more. It’s literally a taco in bar form, minus the shell. Parents can enjoy a range of protein-packed vegan bars to enjoy at home or on the go.
Company: Milky Mama
Product: Lactation Brownies
Price: $20+ shipping
Why we love it: Sometimes new mamas need a little help producing milk and these chocolatey brownies created by a registered nurse, lactation consultant, and breastfeeding mama could help. With more than 700 five-star reviews on its website, these brownies just might do the trick to help keep new moms flowing!
Company: Legendairy Milk
Price: $19.99+ shipping
Why we love it: Remember when I mentioned cluster feeding earlier? Well, teas like this one can supposedly help mamas produce more milk. For the best results, it’s recommended that mothers drink three cups a day. The tea includes ingredients like anise and fennel, and it’s vegan, GMO-free, and gluten-free!
Product: Five Days of Entrees
Price: $204.95+ shipping
Why we love it: Entreés are covered for five days with this hearty meal gift set. Parents simply need to cook their favorite sides to have complete meals ready within an hour. All entreés feed two to four people and arrive frozen. Parents can expect beef lasagna, beef stroganoff, meatloaf, polenta dolcetta, and Zuni stew!
Product: Meal Plans
Price: Starting at $36
Why we love it: The meal-prep company sells lean and clean meals and premium dinners with meat, pescatarian, and vegetarian options. All recipes are prepared by sous chefs, and designed to be cooked and served in 15 minutes! This is just enough time for someone to cook while someone else gives the baby a bath.
Company: Territory Foods
Product: Chef-Made Meals
Price: Starting at $9.95 per meal
Why we love it: New parents can get their nutrients in 90 seconds! Territory offers chef-prepared, nutritionist-designed meals that are prepared by local chefs within their network, which spans the United States. Each meal comes with easy-to-follow macronutrient ratios, portion sizing, and exact ingredients. Parents can customize the meals to meet their wellness preferences.
Product: Ess-a-Bagel Baker’s Dozen (Kosher)
Price: Starting at $59 (Free shipping)
Why we love it: Breakfast in bed is possible thanks to Ess-a-Bagel. The legendary bakers cook up giant kosher bagels that are cut and rolled by hand in New York City. The pack includes 13 bagels of your choice and you can add on cream cheese if you’re feeling extra giving!
Company: Southern Roots Vegan Bakery
Product: Baker’s Choice Monthly Donuts
Price: $55+ shipping
Why we love it: Coffee and sweet doughnuts are sometimes just what most of us need to get going in the morning. Southern Roots Vegan Bakery, run by a husband-and-wife duo, makes some of the moistest doughnuts in the country that are loved by celebs like Tabitha Brown. The monthly subscription ensures that parents always have something sweet on hand to enjoy.
Company: Over The Rainbow Cakes
Product: Golden Butter 4-Layer Rainbow Cake
Price: $69 (Free shipping)
Why we love it: There are few things quite more special than welcoming a rainbow baby into the world. Send this sky-high, whole cake to the parents to enjoy with their favorite friends and family. The cake arrives frozen in a gift-ready box and can serve eight to 10 people.
Company: Hot Coffee
Product: 3-Pack Coffee
Price Range $44.95+ shipping
Why we love it: There’s likely never enough coffee on hand for new parents to enjoy. Thankfully, this three-pack set gives them 32 oz. of beans in light, medium, and dark roasts. One perk about Hot Coffee is that it’s the first minority-owned coffee retailer to accept cryptocurrency as a method of payment!
Company: Just Enough Wines
Product: Springtime Sampler
Price: $82+ shipping
Why we love it: Call the sitter because the new parents are ready to have a good time. The sampler includes 12 cans of wine to enjoy straight from the can. That’s right, no glassware means no dishes for the parents to clean.
Company: Māla Girl Broths
Product: Savory Superfood Broths
Price: Starting at $3
Why we love it: Founded by a chef and mom, Māla Girl produces a nutrient-dense plant powder that parents can enjoy like a broth or add to season a hearty soup. Parents can simply heat up their liquid of choice, add in the broth mix, and steep for one minute before enjoying!
Company: Harry & David
Product: Flowers and Fruit Gift Basket
Price: $124.99+ shipping
Why we love it: Shower the new parents with something fresh to eat and something to keep with this bountiful basket of seasonal fruits like pears, apples, and even a whole pineapple! The flowers add the perfect touch.
Company: Knack Shops
Product: Welcome Baby
Price: $75+ shipping
Why we love it: This gift will bring a smile to the new parents and the baby! The box includes a stuffed animal, two boxes of Sugarfina gummies, and 52 helpful tips for new parents! And it gets better… the new parents can toast to their bundle of joy with a bottle of non-alcoholic sparkling beverage.