Parents recommend the best gifts for new moms on our list of ideas to help her feel pampered, relaxed and supported.
It's tempting to shower her with gifts for the new baby, but don't forget about mom herself! These thoughtful gift ideas for mom go a long way toward helping out as she adjusts to life with her new addition. Because everybody wins when mom is happy.
Read on for the best gifts for new moms for Christmas, Mother's Day, holidays, or just those first new days of motherhood.
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Kelly R.: Home cooked meals are the best gifts for new moms! Take it to the next level and set up a Meal Train. It's free, and allows you to coordinate with the new mom's friends and family so you can all sign up for a certain day to deliver a meal. You can even set it up to indicate the new mom's food preferences and allergies.
Amazon Gift Cards
Shila: Send Amazon.com gift cards by email, print-at-home, or mail with free shipping. This would be perfect for any brand new mom who is learning as she goes! Give her an Amazon gift card and allow her the carefree opportunity to try new baby products and postpartum essentials until she finds what's working best for her and her unique baby!
Tieks Ballet Flats
Yoli B: While you may think it is a bit unconventional to buy shoes for a new mom...hear me out for a moment. Tieks are the perfect shoe for postpartum swelling! They are light and comfortable enough to push the new baby around the block and versatile enough to be worn with practically anything. Tieks allows you to e-gift a pair, and the new mom can confirm her size and color choice before shipping!
Instacart Gift Card
Kristy Pepping: One of the best gifts I received after my first child was a grocery delivery gift card. The last thing I wanted to do was to have to run out to the grocery store with my newborn. A new mother can shop online for the groceries they need and then the food is delivered to their doorstep.
Molly Maid Cleaning Gift Card
Yoli B: Let's face it...scheduling a cleaning service for a new mom would be priceless. Just let the new parents know in advance or simply just buy a gift card. It will likely be the one gift that they appreciate the most!
Starbucks Gift Card
Kelly R.: The next best thing to a few uninterrupted hours of sleep - almost every new mom will appreciate a coffee fix.
Netflix Gift Card
Brittany Kozielski: If we are honest with ourselves, we all know that the first couple months it is pretty difficult for a new mom to get out. So why not introduce the new mommy to the joys of binge watching on Netflix while she is busy feeding her new bundle of joy!?! It also makes for an easy and low-key Netflix family movie night if she has other kids.
Spafinder Gift Card
Kelly R.: Give the gift of a relaxing massage or manicure, so she can recharge her batteries for a bit. Even better, offer to watch the new baby for a few hours while she gets pampered. Spafinder gift cards can be redeemed for a wide variety of services at thousands of locations.
How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids
Yoli B: Let's face it, we would love everything to be sunshine and roses after having a new baby but often times it is a difficult adjustment for everyone. Jancee Dunn wrote this fun spin on a parenting book with input from parenting gurus, couples therapists, and time management experts. The tips and tricks are priceless for new moms (and dads). The book is relatable and will help you understand that you are not the only one going through this.
Kristy Pepping: Honest Diapers are gentle and safe baby diapers that are super absorbent, disposable and come in cute prints for girls and boys. Buying diapers is a great time and money saver for a new mom, and Honest diapers are a nice choice for moms who are interested in natural baby products.
Kelly R.: Subscription boxes for kids are fun gifts for new moms with other kids at home who need to be entertained! KiwiCo will send a box containing everything needed to create a STEAM-inspired project. There are different offerings depending on age, and you can sign her up for one or more months.
NuRoo Nursing Scarf
Yoli B: The NuRoo Nursing Scarf is great for the new mom on the go. The scarf comes in different prints for the fashion-forward mom, while also serving its purpose as a breastfeeding accessory to keep nursing time discreet. The scarf can also be worn in a multitude of ways and the handy snaps keep it secured. Of course, it is machine washable because who has time for the dry cleaner!
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YETI Rambler Mug
Kelly R.: No need to reheat that forgotten cup of coffee over and over again! These YETI mugs make the best gifts for new moms, and they include a lid for spill-proof sipping.
Omaha Steaks Meals
christadiserio: After having my first baby, my sister-in-law and family sent us Omaha Steaks meals. This is such a thoughtful idea for a family with a newborn baby. With all of the chaos that comes in the first few weeks after having a baby, coupled with little sleep, the fact is that there's very little time or energy left to cook.
Omaha Steaks is popular for steaks & seafood, but also great for oven-ready or skillet meals. Most of the meals require little to no work at all. I even saved a few meals for when I returned to work and they were lifesavers.
Kelly R.: We all know how good the gentle hug of a swaddle can be for new babies, but what about new moms? Give her a weighted blanket to promote relaxation and restful sleep. This one has a machine washable cover, which is a must for homes with kids.
The Wellness Mama Cookbook
As a new mom, a lot of times it's hard to jump in and make complex recipes or dishes that take a long time. That's why a simple family cookbook is super helpful! The Wellness Mama Cookbook was written by Katie Wells, a mom of six kids with no free time. She became determined to find a way to create and serve easy family meals that were wholesome, budget-friendly and kid approved.
Yoli B: Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice to play music, news, sports, and entertainment. The speaker is also connected to your Amazon account, so if you are running low on your favorite diapers just tell Alexa! The system connects to your calendar to remind you of future appointments and timers will remind you when to pick up kids from school! The Echo is part assistant/part speaker and a fun tool to have in your home!
Sarah Calamita: A wrap is a great gift that any mom would love! The solly wrap is lightweight, buttery soft and breathable. Newborns will love being snuggled against their mom (or dad!) in this wrap. Wraps reduce infant crying and gas. Bonus - the colors are just too cute!
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