Congratulations! The birth of a baby brings such a happy and celebratory time. Whether you’re doting on yourself, welcoming a new family member, or celebrating a shower for a co-worker, here are some thoughtful, useful, and adorable gift ideas for new mothers.
New Mommy Mug
After giving giving birth, new moms can enjoy their favorite coffees and teas again! For moms who miss caffeine, this is huge. Buy a new mom this cute “Mommy since 2017” mug to give her an “aww” factor every morning she makes a cup of something hot. With a new baby in the house, she’s going to need a lot of pick-me-ups, so it’ll get great use.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
There comes a time when you just have to let a baby cry it out—whether that’s when they’re teething or getting used to sleeping in a crib by themselves. In those moments when mom and dad’s’ nerves are on edge from listening to a screaming baby all day, help them shut out the world with these noise-cancelling headphones. They won’t silence surroundings completely (or put their baby in danger), but these headphones will mute the shrill and unpleasant sounds new parents so desperately need a break from.
New moms need rest and relaxation whenever they can get it! Let her curl up with baby while breastfeeding, resting, and napping by purchasing her this super soft throw blanket. We particularly love this blanket because it can go in the wash, so if the baby spits up, spills, or makes a mess it won’t be a huge deal. It’s also a lovely dove gray that matches most styles, so you won’t have to worry about clashing.
Massage Gift Card
New moms are tired and worn out—their whole body just created a human for Pete’s sake! This spa gift card makes an ideal present for new mothers because it’s valid at over 20,000 locations. If you’re buying a present for a new mom you’re close to at heart but not geographically, you can help her enjoy spa services she needs at a favorite place near her.
We’ve seen best friend necklaces where each person wears half of a heart, but not these charming matching outfits for mom and baby! This cute t-shirt and onesie set not only provides moms with another change of clothes for themselves and baby, but something adorable to parade around town, wear to a first photoshoot, and lounge in. It’s also gender neutral, so you can buy this before you know the sex of the baby and tuck it away until he or she is born.
Baby Care and Feeding Tracker
Every parenting style is different, and a lot of new moms and dads like to keep their babies on a regimented schedule. This feeding tracker will help with that and also give parents a record of how much their little one is eating, what time they like to feed, and so forth—so it’ll be easier to find schedules that work for them while keeping the baby happiest.
Personalized Mom and Baby Necklaces
These dainty bar necklaces are custom made-to-order and engraved with names, nicknames, or sentiments. We’ve seen women layer these necklaces to don all the names of her children and we love it. As a new mother’s baby grows and goes off to school and out into the world, she can keep this present close to her heart forever.
Organic Nipple Balm
You might not be aware, but breastfeeding hurts! Help new moms out with a care package of organic products like this Honest Company nipple balm. All Honest Co. products are natural, free of harsh chemicals, and 100 percent cruelty-free, so it’s a product she can feel good about using on herself and around her infant.
New parents have hectic schedules, fewer hours of sleep, and even less time to run errands for household essentials. Give a new mom you know a large supply of newborn diapers, so she’ll have a backup supply when things get crazy at home. If a gift of diapers seems too boring to you, then change up how you give the gift. We’ve seen people make diapers into a triple tiered cake and a tricycle. Get crafty to make this utilitarian gift something every new mom will love.
One-Line-a-Day Memory Book
Motherhood comes with a full schedule, sleepless nights, laughter, joy, and everything in between. Help a new mom remember every moment with this thoughtful and sentimental Mom’s One Line a Day journal. It allows you to log a fun memory every day of the year for five years. So when you’re looking at June 24, 2017, you’ll be able to see exactly what you were doing and going through on that day across the span of five years. It’s a really neat idea and a beautiful keepsake moms can share with their kids once they’re older.
When shopping for new moms, there are so many fantastic gift ideas. From useful presents like diapers, baby wash, and toys to personal care gifts like massages, comfy blankets, and nostalgic keepsakes, choose what the new mom in your life will love most. Trust us, if you go with something on this list, she’s sure to be thrilled when she opens your gift.