When it comes to momentous life changes, becoming a new mother certainly tops the list. Now it’s all about taking care of her newborn, which is both thrilling and exhausting. To celebrate her new baby — and make life a little easier — give her one of the best gifts for new mothers.
There are plenty of presents that qualify, from options for the baby to gifts that will save her time and money, and even presents that will just plain pamper her and let her relax. If there’s anyone who could use some self-care these days, it’s definitely the new mom in your life.
Put a smile on her face with these carefully curated gifts for new mothers.
1. Lucy Darling Little Animal Lover Memory Book
Moms will want to remember every moment of their baby’s first year, which is why a baby journal is the perfect gift for new mothers. This adorable book is the perfect record for all of baby’s firsts, from ultrasound photos to pregnancy announcements to monthly anniversaries to all their favorite things. Mom can jot down when baby first started to crawl, sit up, talk and so much more. All the keepsakes will be safeguarded for the future.
2. Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
It’s a well-known fact that new moms are not getting a lot of sleep — and she might have the tired, puffy eyes to prove it. That’s where these firming, soothing eye gel masks come in. In just 10 minutes, the cooling and soothing eye masks de-puff and tone delicate under-eye skin, and even work over time to minimize the appearance of fine lines. The concentrated formula is chock full of antioxidants, ginkgo biloba to boost blood flow and reduce puffiness, and extensin to firm and tone.
3. Motherhood Maternity Women’s Wrap Front Nursing Sleep Bra
When she has to wake up in the middle of the night to feed the baby, the last thing she needs is to deal with is fumbling with her bra. Comfy and convenient, this bra is designed for overnight wear. The pull-on style is soft and wireless, making it ideal for sleeping, yet giving just enough support. The wrap front allows for easy nursing access.
4. Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine
When baby gets a good night’s rest, so does mom. That’s what makes the Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine a great gift for new mothers. The multitasker works as a sound machine, night light and alarm clock, with a soft light that brightens like the sun. To make life easier for parents, the sound machine can all be controlled via smartphone, allowing mom and dad to control the color, brightness, sound and volume. Mom can also program it based on baby’s sleep schedule.
5. Pure Daily Care Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set
Becoming a new parent can be an emotional roller coaster. For example, you’ve just put the baby down for the night but can’t fall asleep yourself, and then when you need an energy boost you just want to take a nap. Luckily, aromatherapy can help. This set includes everything a new mom could need, with a diffuser that has seven ambient light modes and two intensity settings, as well as four timer settings and auto-shutoff when water gets too low. There are also 10 essential oils to fit her moods and needs, including lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree, orange, peppermint, lemongrass, jasmine, nutmeg, clove and spearmint oils.
6. Ruvalino Diaper Bag Backpack
A diaper bag is a true necessity, making it a great gift for new mothers, so get her one that’s fun and functional. A seemingly regular backpack, no one will know it’s actually a diaper bag. Though it’s a standard size backpack, it’s roomy enough to hold a changing pad and has two large zipper closure compartments and 16 pockets to hold all the necessities. There are even insulated bottle pockets, too. Designed to be incredibly convenient to use, it has a wide opening to find anything you need, dual zippers and an ergonomic construction for comfort. Since it’s gender-neutral, it’s great for dads to carry as well.
7. Alexander Del Rossa Women’s Plush Fleece Robe with Hood
Putting on real clothes often isn’t an option for super busy new moms. When they have to get up in the middle of the night or rush first thing in the morning to soothe a crying baby, they can throw on this delightfully plush robe for some warmth and comfort. Made from soft fleece, it’s ankle-length for maximum coziness and has a tie closure for ease of use. Bonus: It’s machine washable, since she clearly doesn’t have time for dry cleaning.
8. Simple Joys by Carter’s Baby 5-Pack Side Snap Bodysuit
New moms can’t have enough onesies, making them a great gift for new mothers. Between spitting up and little accidents, babies are experts at making messes, so they can easily go through several clean onesies in a single day. This set of five cute bodysuits is adorable and a fun step up from a basic white onesie. Made from 100% cotton, they have convenient snap closures and are machine washable. Built to last, they’ll stand up wash after wash.
9. Lulu Candles Wild Lemongrass Luxury Scented Soy Jar Candle
Lighting a candle is one of the easiest ways to practice self-care, and that’s exactly what makes it a great gift for new moms. Opt for this lovely lemongrass candle, since lemongrass is known for relieving stress, regulating blood pressure and giving a mental refresh — exactly what a new mom needs! This one is made with soy wax, so it’s vegan and eco-friendly, plus it’s handmade in the US and delivers a slow, long-lasting burn.
10. UGG Women’s Fluff Yeah Slide Slipper
Following fashion trends isn’t always feasible for new moms, but these super popular — and super comfy — Ugg slide slippers are one look she can get behind! Cute and cozy, they’re ideal for wearing around the house, so they’re the perfect gift for new mothers. Made from sheepskin, they have a rubber sole so she can wear them outside for quick errands and such. They come in every color and pattern imaginable, so get just the right pair to match her personality.