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Becoming a mother is a life-changing experience, and with it, comes a new set of responsibilities and items needed to make life easier. In a very uncertain time, new moms will appreciate gifts that are both practical and luxurious — things that can save them money, time, and provide extra snuggles with their newborn or bestow a few precious moments for self-care.
These gifts will provide an opportunity to help them relax, indulge, and make their job a little easier. Some of these gifts are specifically related to the baby, while others are simply geared toward a mother who has earned some “me time.” New moms are among the busiest people in our lives, and they undoubtedly deserve these meaningful gifts.
Here are 46 of the best gifts for new moms:
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A pick-me-up for her eyes
With one swipe of this stick, mom’s eyes will feel more awake and less puffy. They probably won’t have time to put on a full face of makeup, but this will help them feel a little more put together after a night of broken sleep.
Basic birth recovery supplies
Giving birth to a baby is really hard. Help mom recover with this kit that includes mesh underwear that is more stylish than the hospital-provided pairs, a peri wash bottle, postpartum recovery guidebooks, and postpartum maxi pads.
The best socks they’ve never tried
You might be thinking: Really, socks? But having a nice pair can make a world of difference. Bombas spent two years perfecting its gym socks. With thoughtful innovations, like a blister tab and performance cushioned footbeds, their feet will notice the difference. Bombas also donates a pair to a homeless shelter for every pair purchased.
A minimalistic diaper bag
Moms need their hands free to do all the ho lding, rocking, wiping, and feeding that comes along with new babies. This small diaper fanny pack is made of high-quality vegan leather and has room for wipes, diapers, credit cards, keys, mom’s phone, and more. It even comes with a built-in changing pad.
A T-shirt that makes a statement
It goes without saying that moms are essential. Remind them just how essential and important they are with this comfy tee. Each purchase also supports Alliance of Moms, a community that supports pregnant and parenting teens in LA’s foster care system.
A floral arrangement to brighten their day
These fresh flower arrangements come from farms that minimize waste and recycle water. Choose from classic bouquets like roses or sunflowers or opt for a more unique option that she can plant. The floral arrangement will be a bright spot in her day.
Something to help them sleep
I know what you’re thinking: Is it really worth $60 for a pillow? The answer is yes. This memory foam pillow is adjustable so it’s comfortable for every type of sleeper. New moms need all the help they can get when it comes to sleeping.
A virtual baby book
Qeepsake texts parents or caregivers questions to answer about their child. Parents simply text their answer back with accompanying photos if they desire and Qeepsake saves the responses. Then, users can order a book that displays all the questions, answers, and memories.
Their favorite quote, framed
Maybe a new mom has a favorite quote that reminds them of their baby or they’re just a lover of words. This gift will be a beautiful keepsake for them to always remember the newborn phase.
A sentimental gift for a lasting memory
This gift freezes the littleness of their new baby in time. Nothing shows how fast a baby grows quite like comparing their growing hands and feet to how small they once were. This kit allows new moms to do the prints at home and add two pictures.
A treat to satisfy their sweet tooth while supporting milk production
These delicious cookies come in prepackaged bags so they can easily grab a snack while nursing. Although more studies examining the benefits of lactation cookies need to be conducted, this convenient treat certainly won’t hurt.
A nightlight that will help their baby — and in turn, them — sleep well
Rest is a nightlight, sound machine, and wake-up alert that grows with children — from soft light and white noise for midnight newborn feeding sessions to a preschooler’s nightlight. Parents can customize everything — color, brightness, sound, and volume level — or they can choose from presets recommended by sleep experts.
A neck and back massager they can use any time
New moms spend a lot of time hunched over: picking up baby, putting down baby, carrying baby, and feeding baby. This massager has heated nodes that rotate, and moms can move it around to any spot they’re feeling tension.
A personalized beauty subscription
New moms will inevitably be dealing with spilled milk, spit-up, and lots of dirty diapers. Make them feel pampered with a personalized beauty subscription. They’ll be able to create her own Beauty Profile, making each box just right for them.
When you’re on your feet all day, a pair of good shoes makes all the difference. Allbirds wool runners won’t fail them — they’re soft, comfortable, and machine washable. You can’t go wrong with the originals, but the new Tree line is similarly light and comfortable.
An Audible gift subscription
Do you know what’s really hard to do when you’re holding a baby, a bottle, and trying to cook all at once? Read a book. What’s easier? Listening to one on Audible. They can listen to audiobooks, podcasts, and more while multitasking at home or strolling through the neighborhood.
A necklace that symbolizes unbreakable bond between mother and child
This beautiful necklace, available in yellow, white, or rose gold, manages to be simultaneously elegant and bold. The company has ideals they’ll support, too: Its ethical solid gold is sourced from conflict-free suppliers and it donates a book to a child in need with each purchase.
A 5-year journal
This linen-bound guided journal prompts parents to record milestones and memories to cherish for a lifetime. They’ll be able to look back at all the firsts — first birthday, first haircut, first steps — and beam with pride.
A versatile diaper bag
Gift the Skip Hop Forma Backpack Diaper Bag, available at Buy Buy Baby, Target, and Amazon, from $66.99
The lightweight, minimalist design of this diaper bag makes it a versatile option for new moms. The included cubes make it easy to organize diapers, wipes, bottles, and snacks. There’s also a convenient changing pad within one of its pockets.
Dinner on the table in under an hour
Meal kits take the guesswork out of cooking. Food is delivered weekly, meaning fewer trips to the grocery store, and the kit includes easy step-by-step recipes to prepare dinner — a snap when they’re basically too tired to function.
A moment of zen
This brand’s motto is “illuminate positivity” and when baby has been crying for hours, a positive vibe is desperately needed. These candles are infused with crystals like amethyst and rose quartz to bring some calm to a chaotic house.
A soothing under eye treatment
These gold foil eye masks provide a soothing treatment for tired eyes. They help with puffiness and dark circles. Best of all, they won’t fall off like some sheet masks, so they can hold baby upright while pampering themselves.
Bubble bath made from plant-based ingredients
Hello Bello, the baby line from Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, prides itself on making premium, plant-based products like body wash, baby lotion, wipes, and this bubble bath. The gentle, hypoallergenic formula is dermatologist-tested and safe on sensitive skin, so both mom and baby can enjoy a nourishing playful bath.
A soothie to keep pacifier off the floor
Gift the Philips Avent Soothie Snuggle Pacifier Holder with Detachable Pacifier, available Buy Buy Baby and Amazon, $14.99
This adorable pacifier and holder be used beginning at birth. The pacifier and animal detach from each other, so it’s easy and fast to clean both pieces. It comes in a variety of cute critters like an elephant, giraffe, monkey, and seal.
A women’s multivitamin subscription
New moms have a lot to juggle, and eating healthy, balanced meals may fall by the wayside some days. Help them get the nutrients to keep their energy up with these vegan multivitamins, which contain folate, vitamin D3, B12, iron, and magnesium , and are free of artificial colorants, synthetic fillers, and gluten.
A reusable smart notebook
New parents live and die by a schedule. This notebook is surprisingly handy — it will send their handwritten notes to the cloud and wipes clean with a damp cloth. It makes sharing with the entire family a breeze, and no more wasting paper.
The gift of hydration
Staying hydrated is key, especially for nursing moms. Indulge their sparkling water obsession with this sleek gadget that turns regular water into bubbly bliss in seconds. You’ll also be helping to save the planet by eliminating hundreds of single-use plastic bottles.
Stress relief in portable balm form
Scentered’s balm sticks come in five functions — Focus, Sleep Well, Love, Escape, and De-Stress — and help them relax wherever they are. Each non-greasy balm contains up to 25 essential oils and is formulated with a blend of moringa and moisturizing shea butter.