Someone in your life has just become a mom. Maybe you’re her good friend, a spouse, or just a mom yourself, but since you know how special the journey she is about to embark on is, you want to get her something equally incredible.
The thing is, finding memorable AND useful gifts for new moms can be somewhat of a challenge.
Let me help you out! As a toddler mom with a bun in the oven, I can vividly remember some of the best gifts I’ve received and some that I wish I would’ve had at the time. This list of best gifts for new moms that will absolutely rock any woman’s world!
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Oak and Luna Personalized Pillar Bar Necklace
Women love momentos to their children. That’s what makes personalized necklaces one of the go-to sentimental gifts for new moms and experienced moms alike. If you can find a stylish piece of fine jewelry, even better.
Bar necklaces are a hot new trend that aren’t going away any time soon. This pillar bar necklace from Oak and Luna is actually plated with 18k gold (or rose gold or silver, depending on her preferences).
Favorite Untouchable Food
Look, this might seem like an extremely short-term, but I promise your mom-friend is going to love this gift for ever and ever.
Chances are, this woman has abstained from something she truly enjoys to munch on for 9 LONG months. Maybe she gave up her beloved 36oz cup of extra bold coffee, or she stopped going to the sushi bar she used to frequent. Now that this baby has arrived, I guarantee she is fixing for whatever that food is.
Be her hero. Find out what she’s craving and get it to her ASAP.
Mommy Skin Care Kit
This is one of those useful gifts for new moms that doesn’t make the list many times, simply because ladies don’t know to ask for it.
Stretch marks are just the beginning of the skin ailments women put up with after birth. Which is exactly why I love this Stretch Mark Skin Recovery Kit from Palmers. Not only does it help reduce the appearance of stretch marks, but it hydrates a new moms skin, helps with regeneration, and feeds it essential nutrients.
I used their stretch mark cream for my second pregnancy and absolutely loved it. This gift set includes stretch mark massaging cream for a mom’s belly and breasts, skin therapy oil (which is great for hydration and healing), and belly butter (for that deep hydration and stretch mark healing), and stretch mark massage lotion.
It’s a rite of motherhood. Gone are the days of tiny, cute purses. You could get her a bulky diaper bag…. OR you could get her the bag she really wants, like this Coach tote. This bag is so stylish and just about everything.
Essential Oils Recipe Box
With a good combination of essential oils and common pantry ingredients, a woman can create toxin-free cleaning supplies, cold remedies, general scent recipes, postpartum aids, and luxurious bath salts. In short, essential oils is one of the most well-rounded useful gifts for new moms on this list.
The ONLY essential oils brand I use is Simply Earth. Their oils are 100% pure, sourced from trustworthy farmers, and dirt-cheap.
If you’d like to gift your new mom with a monthly recipe box subscription, you can use my code BABYLANDFREE to get her a free bonus box and $40 e-giftcard as well. Or, if you’d rather buy your oils ala carte, you can just visit their website here.
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New Mom Mug
If your budget doesn’t include designer totes or fine jewelry, you can still get her something that she’ll use frequently and love for years to come: a coffee mug. I like this particular coffee mug set because it includes the coaster/lid (a women’s coffee is almost never warm by the time she drinks it) and a posh stirring spoon.
I don’t think I can make a list of useful gifts for new moms without at least mention the baby book that saved my life.
Throughout a baby’s lifetime, they are going to go through developmental leaps. During these phases, they might act a little cranky/naughty/upset/inconsolable. These behavior changes are completely normal but can be overwhelming for a new mom who has no idea what’s going on.
The Wonder Weeks explains it all! It lists out ever common developmental leap a baby goes through (complete with a calendar to help your new mom-friend keep track), and how she can cope with these phases and actively help baby develop these new skills.
From one mom to another, this is a great book!
Hands down, this is the best gift I have ever given. I asked my husband for an Instapot for Christmas kind of on a whim (since all of the moms around me were raving) and now I don’t think I could survive without it.
Just in case you don’t know, an Instapot is a crockpot, a pressure cooker, a saute-er, roaster, rice maker, and so much more. Just imagine, making a savory cheesy rice and chicken dinner in 10 minutes flat. Pure heaven for moms. The actual Instapot (not the off-brand) has over 99,000 reviews on Amazon and a 4.5 star rating. NINETY-NINE THOUSAND reviews.
I feel fairly confident saying that most new moms will absolutely love this gift (even if they don’t know it yet!)
I don’t think you can truly appreciate a comfortable robe until you become a mom. If you can find one that is sexy and luxurious, even better. This exact robe is on my Christmas list right now. With 4.5 star rating and over 3,500 reviews, it’s definitely worth checking out.
New Mom Gift Basket
If you’re a bit of a DIY-er, you can create a gift basket for new moms. Breastfeeding and postpartum gift baskets are definitely trending right now. However, if you’re looking for a more luxurious gift basket, check this one out. It includes some of the items already on this list (like body butter and a new mom mug) plus some extra spa goodies.
She’s Going to Love Your Gift…Especially if it’s You!
By taking the time to acknowledge her unique needs as a first time mom, you’re sending the message that you’re here for her (and that’s the best gift that you could ever give her). Most women want to know that their loved ones are thinking about them and love the emotional support that comes attached to a great gift. If you’re truly stumped by what to BUY her, focus on what you can do for her. Chances are, she’s craving sleep and a nice, long shower.
Taking over some of her chores, gifting her with a cleaning service, or offering to watch baby for a little while is a huge help!
Any suggestions for sentimental, memorable, or useful gifts for new moms? Let me know below!
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