31 Best Gifts for New Moms That She'll Actually Use
Between middle-of-the-night feedings, the seemingly never-ending dirty diapers, and taking care of her own well-being, few people have more on their plate than a new mom after birth. So it only makes sense that the best gifts for new moms would help make the transition to motherhood more manageable, as well as promote rest, relaxation, and self-care—which, let's face it, she needs.
But here's the thing: Her world orbits around that precious newborn baby, and as generous as a spa gift card may be, chances are she's not quite ready to leave her child in the hands of someone else for the day. Not to mention that while baby-focused presents might seem like the easiest (and perhaps most obvious) route, she's probably received enough onesies, burp cloths, and bottles to last well past the toddler years. Instead, when shopping for a first-time mom or a new mom-to-be—whether for Mother's Day, her birthday, or just because—we recommend looking for something that'll help make her new job title easier. Think pampering gifts (like a comforting weighted blanket or trendy bath salts), life-simplifying gadgets (hello, Instant Pot!), and incredibly useful gear (do not miss: the temperature-controlled coffee cup). And, of course, you can't go wrong with a personalized piece of jewelry that'll keep her little one close—even when she goes back to work.
Ahead, we've gathered the best gift ideas for a new mom—including a highly-rated stroller organizer on Amazon, a statement-making desk accessory on Etsy, and a delicate necklace that's the perfect gift from new dads—all of which will make her first Mother's Day even more memorable. (Oh, and don't forget a thoughtful card!)
Because life with a baby ain't easy.