When it comes to momentous life changes, becoming a new mother tops the list. Most new parents focus on taking care of their newborn, which is both thrilling and exhausting, and moms’ needs often come second. Taking care of mom is just as important as taking care of baby, whether that means helping new moms eat, sleep or even just relax for five minutes. To celebrate her new baby — and make life a little easier — gift the new mom in your life with an item that will help decrease their stress and increase their snoozing.
There are plenty of presents that qualify as great gifts for new moms, from options for the baby to gifts that will save her time and money to 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 the new mom in your life. Feel free to drop off food as well; just make sure to text first.
Help the new mom in your life know she’s doing a great job with a gift that will make her newborn phase easier for everyone.
1. Talli Baby
FOR TRACKING LITERALLY EVERYTHING
New moms will quickly learn that the approximately 1,289 doctor’s appointments their little one has within the first year of their birth will include a complete rundown of their newborn’s pooping, peeing, eating, and sleeping cycles. A notepad works for about one day, which is why we love the Talli Baby complete 360 system. Spy received a sample of the ingenious small unit, which has a clearly labeled button for anything new parents need to record, including the length of a feeding time (there’s even voice control for a hands-free option). All data is sent directly to an app, making it easy for partners and caregivers to record necessary info without accessing mom’s phone because mom is sleeping. Let mom sleep.
2. Lansinoh SignaturePro Double Electric Breast Pump
FOR MOM’S WHO PUMP
Many insurance companies offer breast pumps for free, but not all, which is why new moms may need to invest in a quality pump. Gift the mom in your life a pump from Lansinoh, who is a leader in breastfeeding products. We like that the pump has an AC adapter, can be used with batteries, or powered by a car adapter (sold separately). The brand’s SignaturePro pump has hospital strength suction, eight suction levels, an easy-to-read LCD display and can be used with flanges of different sizes. This last part is especially important. If you know, then you know.
3. Lansinoh Nursie Nursing Pillows for Breastfeeding
FOR MOM’S FIRST TRIP OUT
Leaving the house can feel overwhelming for new moms (there’s so much stuff), but a travel-sized nursing pillow can help create a comfortable feeding space on the go. SPY received a sample of the Lansinoh Nursie Nursing Pillows for Breastfeeding, and we liked how soft and compact the design was while still providing ample support for mom and baby.
Lansinoh Nursie Nursing Pillows for Breastfeeding
4. Crane & Canopy Pajama Sleep Set
FOR MOMS WHO SWEAT
Here’s another fun fact that new moms often aren’t warned about — night sweats. They’re real, and they can come on with a vengeance. Whether you want to gift a new mom a pair of lightweight PJs that will help keep her cool or a set that she’ll feel comfortable wearing all night (plus all day, plus if visitors show up unannounced — don’t do that, people), Crane & Canopy’s Layla Short and Pajama Sleep set are the ultimate in comfort. This set looks especially chic, thanks to the contrast piping. SPY received a sample and loved the soft fabric and stretchy waistband, which is especially important for moms recovering from C-sections.
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Pajama Sleep Set From Crane & Canopy
5. Munchkin Bluetooth Enabled Lightweight Baby Swing
FOR THE HANDS-FREE MOM
New moms often have this weird habit of wanting to shower every few days and eat food with both hands. We know, we know, so selfish! Give mom a break with a safe place to put baby using the Munchkin Bluetooth Enabled Lightweight Baby Swing. Weighing less than 9 pounds and featuring a space-saving foldable design, the swing is easy to move from room to room and provides a safe and comfortable space for babies weighing between 5 and 20 pounds to relax. SPY received a sample of the chair and loved the easy assembly, the remote control for moving through the five swing speeds, the touch display, and the Bluetooth-enabled capabilities for streaming music. Did we mention the seat pad and headrest can be removed and machine washed? Game changer.
Munchkin Bluetooth Enabled Lightweight Baby Swing
6. Venture Pal Motivational Fitness Water Bottle with Time Marker
FOR THIRSTY MOMS
New moms need to drink. Interpret that how you will, but from sleep deprivation to body trauma to high-stress levels and everything else she gets thrown at here on any given day, keeping mom hydrated is key to keep mom moving. Proper hydration is essential for breastfeeding moms, and no one is thirstier than a new mom who has just sat down and finally achieved a solid latch. This bottle keeps any mom, new or not, on track to get the daily recommended dose of 64 ounces and features a removable straw and strap, helping to up the convenience factor.
Venture Pal Motivational Fitness Water Bottle with Time Marker
7. Hello Bello Break in Case of Baby Gift Set
FOR THE MOM WHO FORGOT THE LOTION
A standard gift for new moms is bath and lotion sets for the baby. So yeah, we’re not reinventing the wheel here, but this type of gift set like the one from Hello Bello is great because moms will actually use all the products and won’t have to run to the drug store at 3 a.m. for diaper cream. SPY has tested Hello Bello’s bath products, and like that the plant-based lotions are gentle on a baby’s skin … and on mom’s skin. Moms get dry, too!
Hello Bello Break in Case of Baby Gift Set
8. Apple AirPods Pro
FOR MOMS WHO WANT A SOUNDTRACK
AirPods offer new moms a way to relax, catch up on their favorite show or podcast, take calls and listen to music without disturbing their little one. There are no wires that can get wrapped about little hands, which means even if mom gets trapped under a sleeping or eating baby, they can still enjoy some entertainment, which also helps them stay awake.
Apple AirPods Pro
9. Papalook BM1 FHD 1080P Video Baby Monitor with Camera and Audio
FOR THE MOM WHO WANTS TO KEEP AN EYE ON BABY
Help moms keep an eye on their little ones with the new Papalook BM1 FHD 1080P Video Baby Monitor with Camera and Audio. SPY got a sample of the upgraded monitor, and we were impressed with its large 5-inch display, clear two-way audio, night vision, and large viewing area, including the two-time zoom, 160-degree tilt, and 355-degree pan. We also like that it comes programmed with eight lullabies and can be synced with up to four cameras, making it ideal for multiple rooms or kids.
Papalook BM1 FHD 1080P Video Baby Monitor with Camera and Audio
10. Future You Gift Box
FOR THE MOM WHO NEEDS SOME PAMPERING
Many practical gifts are great for new moms, but sometimes they need some pampering and to be reminded they’re doing a great job. The Future You Project has a gift box for just about every occasion, including motherhood. The gift comes with a personalized letter written by the gift giver or printed from the gift recipient to her future self. SPY received one of the boxes and loved the personal touches and high-end treats, including a Hot Mama mug, a chic lip balm tote and more fun goodies.
Future You Gift Box
11. 88 Acres Bars
FOR HUNGRY MOMS
It’s totally a scientific fact (maybe) that new moms are hungry. Like, all the time. Having the energy to cook is laughable and while dropping off food and sending a gift card to restaurants are great gifts, so is providing snacks that moms can eat in a hurry. You know, before they pass out from hunger. SPY was lucky enough to receive a sample box of the 88 Acres Bars and loved that they were delicious, nutritious, filling, and nut-free, which means they can go in older kid’s lunch boxes. New moms also don’t have the energy to grocery shop.
88 Acres Bars
12. Frida Mom Hospital Packing Kit for Labor and Delivery + Postpartum
FOR THE MOM WAS IN THE HOSPITAL
For those whose journey to motherhood included a hospital stay, their body has been through a trauma. Yep, we said it. Frida has a vast lineup of helpful products for babies and moms, including their Hospital Packing Kit for labor, delivery and postpartum. The kit includes several items that moms will receive during their hospital stay but are difficult to find once home (we can’t legally say this, but new moms – take as much as you can from the hospital). Instead of a new mom scouring the internet for Perineal foam while she should be resting, gift your mama with a kit that includes gentle essentials to take care of her essentials gently.
Frida Mom Hospital Packing Kit for Labor, Delivery, & Postpartum
13. Force of Nature Multi-Purpose Cleaner
FOR THE MOM WHO FIGHTS GERMS
Keeping moms and newborns healthy is imperative, and that means keeping your home free from germs without using a cleaner that could be toxic to little ones. SPY tried the Force of Nature Multi-Purpose Cleaner and we were impressed with the compact design of the system. The innovative design uses electricity to convert tap water, along with a small cleaner tube, into a multi-purpose, multi-room cleaner that is an EPA registered disinfectant and sanitizer. The non-toxic cleaner, which is similar in power to bleach but doesn’t contain any added fragrances, dyes, or irritants, can be used in just about any room, including the kitchen and bathrooms, and is even safe on baby items.
Force of Nature Multi-Purpose Cleaner
14. Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting
FOR THE MOM WITH QUESTIONS
Here’s one of the scary truths about parenting — there’s no right answer. Here’s one of the freeing truths about parenting — there’s no right answer. Parenting books can cause much guilt and shame because of their hard stance on everyday topics, but Brown economics professor Emily Oster has written a book series that helps parents make informed decisions and weigh their options with facts and data. The second book in her series, Cribsheets, deals with the birth to preschool phase, i.e., a time that comes with so many questions and so much judgment. Oster helps parents, including new moms, frame their decisions in the way that works best for their family, which allows them to find viable solutions to everyday issues, like when and if to nurse, when and how to potty train and more.
Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting
15. Personalized Necklace
FOR THE MOM WHO LIKES A LITTLE BLING
Picking out a name for another human is a big deal, and the new mom in your life is probably very excited to tell people about her little person and their official title. Gift a personalized necklace that mom can customize to include the baby (or babies) name, birth date, and other short messages for a keepsake mom and their little one will treasure. Even a t-shirt with spit-up on it looks okay if you pair it with a cute necklace.
16. Lucy Darling Little Animal Lover Memory Book
FOR THE MOM WHO LOVES MEMORIES
Moms will want to remember every moment of their baby’s first year, which is why a baby journal is an excellent gift for new mothers. This adorable book is the perfect record for all of the baby’s firsts, from ultrasound photos to pregnancy announcements to monthly anniversaries to all their favorite things. Mom can jot down when baby first starts to crawl, sit up, talk and so much more. This adorable book will ensure all keepsakes are safeguarded for the future.
Lucy Darling Little Animal Lover Memory Book
17. Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
FOR THE MOM WHO LOOKS TIRED
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.
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
18. Motherhood Maternity Women’s Wrap Front Nursing Sleep Bra
FOR THE LEAKING MOM
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.
Motherhood Maternity Women's Wrap Front Nursing Sleep Bra
19. Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine
FOR THE MOM WHO NEEDS SOME NOISE
When the 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 mimics the sunrise as it brightens. The sound machine can all be controlled via smartphone to make life easier for parents, allowing them to control the color, brightness, sound and volume. Mom can also program it based on the baby’s sleep schedule.
Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine
20. Pure Daily Care Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set
FOR THE MOM WHO NEEDS TO RELAX
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.
Pure Daily Care Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set
21. Ruvalino Diaper Bag Backpack
FOR THE MOM ON THE GO
A diaper bag is indeed a necessity, making it an excellent gift for new mothers, so get her one that’s fun and functional. A seemingly regular backpack, no one will know the Ruvalino is, in fact, 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 keep all the necessities close by and organized. There are even insulated bottle pockets for bottles. Designed to be incredibly convenient to use, it has a wide opening to find anything you need, dual zippers, and ergonomic construction for comfort. Since it’s gender-neutral, it’s great for dads to carry as well.
Ruvalino Diaper Bag Backpack
22. Alexander Del Rossa Women’s Plush Fleece Robe with Hood
FOR THE COZY MOM
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 because clearly, she (or anyone else for that matter) doesn’t have time for dry cleaning.
Alexander Del Rossa Women's Plush Fleece Robe with Hood
23. Lulu Candles Wild Lemongrass Luxury Scented Soy Jar Candle
FOR THE ZEN MOM
Lighting a candle is one of the easiest ways to practice self-care, and that’s exactly what makes it such an excellent 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 — precisely what a new mom needs! This candle is soy wax, so it’s vegan and eco-friendly; plus, it’s handmade in the US and delivers a slow, long-lasting burn.