Life as a new mom can be a bit chaotic, to say the least. As a new mom adjusts to a different schedule, changing priorities, and how to best care for her new baby, it’s easy to forget to take some time to care for herself. A thoughtful, helpful gift can make a mom’s job easier, give her a valuable opportunity for self-care, and leave her feeling pampered, too. During this exciting and stressful time, a great gift can be a meaningful gesture to show a new mom that you’re thinking of her, too.
But coming up with gifts for new moms isn’t easy, and that’s why we’ve found 25 great gift ideas to help you get started. The gifts in this guide are practical and often versatile. While every mom is different, chances are you can find the perfect gift for a new mom in the suggestions below.
Top Gift Ideas for New Moms
New moms will definitely be busy, but they’ll also have time to read. Since you can hold a Kindle with one hand, a new mom can read her favorite books while nursing or bottle feeding. Mom can also easily toss a Kindle into her bag when heading off to a doctor appointment, making it an ideal gift for busy parents.
When running on little sleep and trying to take care of a new baby, housework can get pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. House cleaning services make a great gift for new parents, since these services take care of a time-consuming chore. Parents will have one less thing to worry about and can enjoy a clean home, too.
Since the amount of time that new moms get to sleep is limited, it’s important that they get quality sleep whenever possible. This weighted blanket creates a relaxing, soothing feel to help Mom fall asleep quickly and easily, whether catching a quick nap while the baby sleeps or turning in for the night.
With the YETI tumbler, new moms can enjoy their favorite hot and cold drinks without worrying about spills or leaks. These tumblers are handy not only for taking drinks on the go, but also for around the home when juggling baby and trying to finish a mug of tea or coffee.
Finding time for a shower, complete with washing and styling your hair, can be a challenge for new moms. Dry shampoo offers a practical solution, allowing Mom to refresh and keep her hair looking clean even when she’s not able to take a shower and fully wash her hair.
With the Instant Pot, meal prep is fast and hands-off. The Instant Pot prepares foods 70 percent faster than traditional cooking methods, saving parents time on meal prep. It can function as a rice maker, yogurt maker, slow cooker, and more, and is ideal for a busy parent’s lifestyle.
A cozy, soft pair of pajamas can help to keep new moms comfortable. These maternity and nursing pajamas feature an elastic waistband to help with the transition from pregnancy to motherhood, and the two-layer top allows for easy breastfeeding. They make a great gift to welcome new moms home with.
Pregnancy and welcoming a baby can create many emotions, including anxiety in new moms. This workbook can help moms-to-be and new moms to navigate their changing lives and emotions. Written by mental health experts, the workbook can help moms to feel heard, understood, and not so alone.
Functionality and fashion combine in this teething necklace designed for nursing moms. Seven handcrafted beads can help to relieve teething pain, and the necklace’s style allows it to pair well with nearly any outfit.
Supportive, comfortable, and offering generous above-the-waist coverage, these leggings offer new moms many benefits. Nursing moms can enjoy full stomach coverage when nursing, and the supportive design of the leggings is ideal for C-section recovery.
Let Mom buy something extra-special for herself or baby with an eGift card. With so many last-minute needs for a new baby, new moms are sure to find plenty of ways to put an Amazon gift card to use.
The first years of a baby’s life are busy ones for parents, but this book gives moms a chance to think about and document some of the most important elements of their baby’s early years. It’s a great gift not only for a mom, but also for the child who will receive the gift of the letters his or her mom wrote with the book’s help.
Parenthood is full of surprises and plenty of questions. This book can help new moms navigate their first year with a new baby, and it can build their confidence at the same time. This is a must-have book for any expecting parent or new mom.
Ecologically friendly and washable, these nursing pads make a great gift for eco-conscious moms. The set includes pads for daytime and nighttime use, and a laundry bag makes for easy washing. The pads are made from organic bamboo, so they’re both soft and high-quality.
15. Mzoo Sleep Mask
Moms need to be able to take advantage of any chance to sleep they get, and this sleep mask. Its 3D design means it doesn’t create pressure on Mom’s eyes, but instead effectively blocks out light and lets her fall asleep even when she’s trying to nap in the middle of a sunny day.
New parenthood means increased stress and fatigue, but this massager can relieve sore muscles and help a new mom feel like herself again. Combining heat with deep kneading massage, this massager can relieve sore neck muscles from holding a baby or can help a mom relax in preparation to get some much-needed rest.
New moms often receive plenty of gifts for their babies, but this gift is designed with Mom in mind. An all purpose salve, healing body butter, newborn salve, and lip balms give Mom plenty of ways to pamper herself, and a Postpartum Balancer organic tea features herbs that help new moms with their postpartum recovery.
No matter where a new mom may be sitting, this lumbar support pillow can help to relieve back pain. Mom can take it with her and use it in the car, in a rocking chair, on the couch, and anywhere else to help relieve muscle tension and pain. It’s ideal for use while nursing or rocking a baby.
For nursing mothers, this caffeine-free organic tea supports breast milk production and promotes lactation. Moms can enjoy between three and five cups of this tea a day, making for a relaxing self-care routine that encourages moms to slow down and give their bodies what they need to care for their babies.
Treat a new mom to a soothing massage with a Spafinder Wellness gift card. A new mom can use this card at a time when it’s convenient for her, and can enjoy a variety of pampering services, including massage, facials, and more. This thoughtful gift gives a new mom the perfect reason to take a little much-deserved time for herself.
Motherhood is a complex experience, and this memoir provides poignant and meaningful reading for new moms. Whether reading while she rocks her baby to sleep or enjoying some quiet time to herself with a good book, a new mom can enjoy the insights and observations on the emotional side of mothering from an award-winning author.
Versatile and sure to be put to good use, this nursing cover and scarf can double as a poncho, shawl, car seat canopy and wrap. No matter how moms decide to use it, it’s stylish and distinctive. The cover offers privacy when nursing in public places, helps to shade a baby from the sun, and makes for a cozy nap space, too.
This quality pair of slippers will keep a new mom comfortable around the house, whether checking on the baby in the night or making breakfast in the morning. Memory foam offers comfort and shock absorption, while a wool-like plush is soft and cozy. These slippers have a rubber sole, so they can double for outdoor use, too, such as getting the paper or making a quick trip out to the car.
Lists become a busy mom’s best friend, and this reusable notebook offers an efficient and eco-friendly way for moms to keep all of their important notes in one place. There’s no wasting paper with this wipe-clean notebook, and moms can track everything they need to keep their families organized. The Rocketbook app sends notes to the cloud for easy access and storage, perfect for the mom on the go.
25. Amazon Echo Dot
With a new baby, it can be difficult for Mom to get up and change the thermostat temperature, turn down the music, or check the weather. The Amazon Echo Dot can do all of those things for her – and more. This compact device offers voice controls of home functions like lights and thermostats, so Mom can turn down the lights and warm up the room as she’s rocking her baby to sleep. This gift is sure to see plenty of use while the family has a new baby in the home, but it’s also a gift that families will continue to use for years to come.
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