Mother's Day Gifts for New Moms

11 Great Gifts for New Moms

April 26, 2019

11 Great Gifts for New Moms

11 Great Gifts for New Moms
11 Great Gifts for New Moms

New mom life—there’s nothing quite like it. From tiny toes and baby snuggles to that unforgettable newborn smell, it can be a time filled with so many incredible things. But we’d be lying if we said it was easy. As soon as baby arrives home, a new mom can use all the help she can get.

In addition to some tried-and-true favorites, like a home-cooked meal or an offer to hold the baby while mama showers or naps, we’ve rounded up a helpful selection of gift ideas that can make new mom life just a little bit easier. Here are some gifts that will brighten up a new mom’s day, help with postpartum recovery, and, of course, give them a chance to treat themselves.

Mom Bling

Help mom show off her new job description in style with this simple, elegant cuff bracelet available in three different finishes. We also love the inspiring mama affirmations of the “You Got This” and “You Are Enough” styles—a gentle, beautiful reminder that’s especially powerful during those tough early months of motherhood.

Morning, Sunshine

New mom life + coffee go together like bread and butter. Send the new mom in your life a caffeinated treat from this California-based coffee brand so she can enjoy her daily cup of joe. (Hopefully before it gets cold.) Shop whoe bean or already ground options, or go all-in for a monthly subscription.

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

Since we already have coffee on the mind, help mom battle the dreaded cold coffee problem that’s all too common when there’s a tiny new, needy person in the mix. Ember Mug is the world’s first temperature-controlled cup, so that fresh pour will stay warm for as long as it takes mom to drink it.

Soak It Up

There are few things a wonderful bath can’t fix. Treat a new mom to a luxurious one with this soothing soak made with salts, botanicals and essential oils, including sandalwood and lavender, so they can rest their weary bones (and their eyes) for a moment or two. Don’t forget to volunteer to hold the baby while she soaks.

Spoons Ready

Most new moms (and, come to think of it, mostly anyone) will tell you that the arrival of creamy, delicious, homemade ice cream on their doorstep will change their day. Choose from Jeni’s amazing custom flavors like Frosé Sorbet, Salty Caramel or Churro and order up a few pints to send right to their freezer.

The Write Stuff

Baby scrapbooks are amazing, but time doesn’t always allow for it, especially for new moms. Instead, take the pressure off and give them this one-line memory journal so they can quickly jot down their favorite moment of the day, every day.

For Postpartum Care

MomBox’s mission is to take better care of new moms—and that’s something we can all get behind. Loaded with full-sized items like Afterbirth Ease Tea, the Fridababy Fridet MomWasher, Earth Mama Organics Bottom Spray, Brief Transitions post-pregnancy panties, and so much more, this is one gift new moms may not know they need but will love having during their postpartum healing. And with two box options, one geared toward vaginal birth and this one for c-section moms, there’s truly something for everyone.

For (Effortless) Good Hair Days

Showers can be hard to come by in those early days of motherhood. Treat her to every mama’s secret weapon: a super-absorbent dry shampoo that eliminates oils and leaves hair looking like your last blowout wasn’t a distant memory. (Bonus: it smells amazing!)

Book Lover

Featuring an adjustable front light perfect for all those middle-of-the-night feedings, the Kindle holds thousands of books and is thin and lightweight. Reading with one hand has never been easier!

A Softer Staple

Comfort needs to come at a premium when sleep is in short supply. This extra-plush robe crafted from soft organic cotton is perfect to toss on whenever mom needs to get comfy and cozy, and the unisex style would make a great gift for new dads too.

Healthy Indulgence

Finding the time to grocery shop and prepare healthy meals and snacks isn’t high on the to-do list for most new moms. Enter Daily Harvest: a subscription service that delivers nutrient-packed, easy-to-prepare smoothies and so much more (think bowls, soups, and even cookies!) right to your door. They’re just right for any new mom who’s trying to eat well with minimal effort.

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