Being a new mom can be the most exciting time of one’s life, but it can also be overwhelming and a tad chaotic.
With a proper gift for a new mom, you can help her cope with these everyday challenges, relax and enjoy more precious time being happy with her bundle of joy.
This list contains some more traditional and some not-so-traditional ideas for gifts for new moms that will surely be appreciated.
Gifts for New Moms
Being a new mom is definitely not an easy feat. This superbly compiled gift box for new moms is something every new mother wants but won’t ask for.
The set contains some self-care pampering products that will help her relax a little amongst the around-the-clock feeding.
The gift box contains a pretty Milky Chic nursing poncho in a carry pouch, two matching pairs of hilarious baby and mommy socks, a silk sleep mask saying “I woke like this,” a Mama Bear necklace, a candle with a special message, Lavender bath salt, a handmade sugar scrub, a special OAT MAMA healing, and lactation tea, and a book of nourishing recipes for nursing moms.
Because it will probably be some time until she can go out and get a proper Shiatsu neck and back massage, why not give her this massager so that she can get it in the comfort of her home.
The new mom will love you even more for this thoughtful gift.
She can even use it while she is breastfeeding the baby and can adjust the strength level, as well as whether she wants to use the heat massage feature.
This multifunctional massager can be used for nearly all body parts, including the feet, calves, thighs, arms, upper back, waist, lower back, neck, and shoulders.
Surprise the new mom with this custom-made star chart and constellation map. It will display the position of the stars at the exact moment and place where her little one was born.
The beautiful poster also comes with the names of the mother and child, the date, the place of birth, and any other detail you would want to add.
You can choose the color of the background, the frame, and the size of this unique gift for new moms.
Because probably the new mother will not have the time to sit down and write a complete journal of her experience and with all the milestones of her baby as it grows up, this wonderful gift idea will help her create an amazing keepsake that she can cherish for the rest of her life.
The Q&A, a Day for Moms Journal, includes a single question she will need to answer per day. The journal is designed for 5 years, so when the child grows up, she and it together will be able to look back at all those special moments, challenges, and joys they went through together in the first years of their life.
The new mom will simply love how sweet and comfy this Blessed Mama T-shirt is.
It is handmade and can be ordered in all sizes and with either a V-neck or a crew neck.
Because it is considered a unisex shirt, it will be loose, and she can wear it comfortably without worrying about any leftover baby weight.
An Instant Pot may not be the first thing you think about when you hear “mommy gift,” but this appliance is actually a very useful present to give to new parents.
It is a small-sized yet multifunctional cooking tool that they can use to prepare food about 70% faster. It can function as a pressure cooker, a rice cooker, a slow cooker, a steamer, sauté, egg cooker, warmer, yogurt maker, and sterilizer.
The parents can also use it to sterilize baby bottles and utensils.
The pot is easy to program for unattended cooking and is even easier to clean after the meal is ready.
She may not have the time to read novels now that she is caring for a newborn, but this book is something that she can turn to when she feels terrified, anxious, worried, or powerless while coping with a new baby.
It is not a parenting book but rather a collection of motherhood stories that will let the new mother know that she is not alone in this ordeal and that everything will be OK.
This gift is a perfect combination of fashion and functionality. With the original Bebe by Me teething necklace, the new mom can look great while her baby soothes its pain from teething with the special silicone beads.
The beads are made of pediatrician-approved Japanese standard silicone of different hardness and textures – soft, cushy, and hard.
They are perfectly safe for the little one and are proven to help pain relief, improve sensory development and reduce drooling.
The ingenious necklace is freezer and dishwasher safe as well, and you can choose from different color options, including Cosmopolitan, Long Island, and Appletini.
This is an original and delicious present to give an expectant or new mom that will make her feel even more loved and special.
The custom-made wine Mommy Milestones labels include important milestones when the mom can open and enjoy a bottle of wine.
You can choose from 4 to 12 labels with milestones like “Goodbye, Baby Weight,” “Mommy and Daddy Date Night,” and others.
All labels have the mom’s name, the year of the baby’s birth, and can have different colored backgrounds and borders.
Letters to My Baby is an affordable gift to get for a new mom, and yet it can turn out to be one of the most treasured ones she has ever received.
The booklet includes 12 envelopes that the new mother can fill with her feelings, hopes, and special moments with her bundle of joy. She can seal them and leave them like a time capsule for the child to read later on in life.
All of the letters begin with a prompt that will help the new parents get started and write the rest without overthinking and spending hours wondering about the possible topics and questions they would like to share with their kids later on.
A soft, cozy, and comfortable pajama set that is specially designed for pregnant women and nursing moms, this is a wonderful gift you can give to an expecting or new mom.
It is designed to fit her body as she transitions from pregnancy to motherhood.
Also, the top is designed to allow for comfortable breastfeeding even when there is a company at home.
The set is available in various colors and sizes and is made of 94% viscose and 6% spandex.
It is so convenient and cozy that she will not want to take it off.
Eco-friendly, soft, breathable, and washable, these organic bamboo breastfeeding pads are a great present idea for a new nursing mom.
The set includes 10 pads for nighttime and daily use, and also a pouch, a laundry bag, and a useful e-book.
The pouches are soft and absorbent and will prevent any leaks, and at the same time, soothe the nipples.
They can be washed and reused, so apart from keeping the environment cleaner, the new mom will save money for disposable ones too.
Because she is probably too busy breastfeeding, changing diapers, sterilizing bottles, and spending endless sleepless nights trying to calm down the newborn, the new mom may often forego mundane chores like laundry for the adults and making sure she is all dressed up.
This funny mustard-colored T-shirt says it all – “Motherhood. Probably wore this shirt yesterday.”
It will make the new mom smile and feel like she is not alone in the quest to take care of a new baby and make sure she is all clean and neat too.
Since parenthood is full of questions and surprises, any new mom will appreciate this useful book by Heidi Murkoff, the author of the pregnancy and motherhood bible of America – What to Expect When You are Expecting.
What to Expect the First Year is a comprehensive parenting guide written month by month, so the new parents will know exactly what to expect, what to do, and what is going on.
It also has useful sections such as care for the older sibling, traveling with the baby, seasonal concerns, managing illnesses, and caring for babies that are preemies, adopted, or with special needs.
You never know whether the new mom will be one of the unlucky ones with postpartum anxiety and other postpartum disorders.
This useful self-help book will help any new mom who is worrying that she is not coping well with her new role as a mother to understand what the underlying cause for such thoughts is and ways to overcome such anxiety, panic attacks, worrying, compulsions and obsessions.
The book includes a series of worksheets and exercises, as well as strategies that will help the new mother cope with such worrying thoughts during pregnancy or after giving birth.
More importantly, it will let her know that she is not alone with these emotions and feelings.
This is an affordable and yet very useful gift for a new mom. No matter how comfortable her chair or bed is, any new mom can feel soreness and tension in the back while she is nursing, rocking, or holding her newborn.
With this comfortable and ergonomic memory foam lumbar cushion, she can get relief from muscle tension and soreness almost immediately.
The pillow is designed to correct the posture and spine alignment and thus reduce the discomfort in the back.
It can be used on any chair and even in the car or office.
OK, the name of this product may sound a bit cynical, but the fact is, this handmade milk bath soak can do wonders for reducing and eliminating stretch marks, wrinkles, and cellulite from the buttocks, thighs, abdomen, and everywhere.
The milk bath is made of all-natural products, including oatmeal, milk powder, cornstarch, lavender essential oil, green tea, chamomile, carrot seed, and lemongrass oils.
It is a gift that will allow the new mom to feel all pretty and rejuvenated after the nine months of pregnancy and after giving birth.
This personalized mommy bracelet is a wonderful keepsake and a piece of jewelry she will love to wear.
It is handmade from brushed or hammered silver, brass, or copper, depending on your choice.
The bracelet has the name of the new baby on the outer side and its birth stats, including the time of birth, birth weight, and height.
Every single letter and number is hand-hammered, so each of these bracelets is absolutely unique.
This is another gift that any new mom is dying to receive. The Amazon deep or spring cleaning service is the perfect way to help the mom concentrate on her job of being a mother, and at the same time, get her home professionally cleaned.
You can order different cleaning services and ask for the use of eco-friendly cleaning products that are safe for the baby and the mom too.
It is a thoughtful gift that will give the new parents one less chore to worry about during these exciting times.
Any new mom will appreciate this versatile gift. It can be used as a soft and breathable nursing cover so she can breastfeed the baby comfortably wherever she wants. The stretchy nursing cover can also double as a car seat cover and a stroller canopy as well.
The useful cover is made of safe, breathable, and yet non-see-through fabric and has a 360-degree design that will ensure the safety of the baby and comfort for the new mother.
It is available in gender-neutral chic color options – black and white stripes or gray and white stripes.
Even when the baby is all grown, the mother can enjoy wearing it as an infinity scarf!
It comes with a storage pouch made of the same textile and is gift-wrapped.
Overall, this is a wonderful, useful, and affordable new baby gift idea.