Gifts for New Moms

Selecting a gift for a first-time mother can be overwhelming; there are too many things to choose from and the options are abundant. If you are shopping for a first-time mother with a large family or group of friends, finding something original and acceptably sentimental can be tricky. The gift of time is the biggest and most meaningful gift you can offer to the mother of a newborn child, but sparing that, read ahead, we can help.

There are a few avenues you might go down with gift-giving to first-time parents. A few considerations: are you shopping for Mom, Dad, or Mom, and Dad? Are you looking to gift them together or something separate altogether? Are you looking for something practical or sentimental? What is your budget? What does the family already own, and what have they been gifted already?

Gifts for New Moms

Let’s start with some real practical stuff. Gifts for new moms that she can actually use throughout her day that will help her take care of their special new little person.

Some Honest Advice

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Sh!t No One Tells You (Sh!t No One Tells You, 1)
  • A good read
  • Dais, Dawn (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Nursing Hoodie

Diaper Gianni Can

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Munchkin® Step Diaper Pail Powered by Arm & Hammer, #1 in Odor Control, Award-Winning, Includes 1 Refill Ring and 1 Snap, Seal &...
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Munchkin® Step Diaper Pail Powered by Arm & Hammer, #1 in Odor Control, Award-Winning, Includes 1 Refill Ring and 1 Snap, Seal &...
  • Patented self-sealing system keeps odors contained whether lid is open or closed
  • Selected as the Best Diaper Pail of 2024 by Wirecutter and awarded 2020 Best Overall Diaper Pail by the Good Housekeeping Institute
  • The only diaper pail compatible with both Refill Rings and Snap, Seal & Toss Bags

Honestly, this thing is awesome. It traps the smell so your house doesn’t smell like a toilet. It’s a very practical new mom gift.

Baby Shusher The Sleep Miracle

Baby Shusher - The Original | Portable Sound Machine for Babies | Sleep Soother | Used by Pediatricians | Human Shhhh Sound |...
  • Baby Shusher is the original sleep sound machine miracle for newborns! Baby Shusher emits a gentle and rhythmic shhhh sound. Safe, simple, and highly...
  • This is a portable sleep soother! The light-weight Baby Shusher is powered by two AA Duracell batteries and comes with an attachable strap.
  • Customize the experience for your baby. Easily set the sound machine to shush for 15 or 30 minutes. To turn Shusher on or adjust the volume, simply twist...

Bedside Cribs with Toys & Music Box

kidsclub Baby Bedside Sleeper with 2 Replaceable Sheets, Bedside Cribs with Toys & Music Box for New Born, Standalone Side-Sleeper...
  • SECURE & CONVENIENT USE - Kidsclub Bedside Sleepers crib Meets or exceeds all US safety regulations, constructed from high-strength aluminum frame and...
  • DETACHABLE SIDE BED - 2 in 1 using mode, the zipper opens for breastfeeding mode, make it easier for new mom to take care of baby boy or baby girl,...
  • TOOL - FREE FAST INSTALL - Quick and convenient installation. No additional tools and No wrench screwdriver are required. It can be easily installed in...

Baby Brezza Formula Dispenser Machine

Baby Brezza New and Improved Formula Pro Advanced Formula Dispenser Machine - Automatically Mix a Warm Formula Bottle Instantly -...
  • Most advanced way to automatically make a warm, formula bottle instantly. More accurate, consistent, hygienic & faster than hand scooping.
  • Patented mixing technology automatically mixes formula & water to the perfect consistency. Works with virtually all formula brands & all bottle...
  • Fully customizable – choose 1 ounce increments between 2-10 ounces, 3 temperature settings and formula/water or water only dispensing

This is a gift most Moms would be too proud to buy for themselves. She’ll say, “oh I don’t need that,” but then it’s 3 am and she can barely keep her eyes open, and the baby is hungry. It’s a nice gift, especially for a mom with twins.

Sound Machine for Baby Sleeping

Nursing Shawl

Baby Brezza New and Improved Formula Pro Advanced Formula Dispenser Machine - Automatically Mix a Warm Formula Bottle Instantly -...
  • Most advanced way to automatically make a warm, formula bottle instantly. More accurate, consistent, hygienic & faster than hand scooping.
  • Patented mixing technology automatically mixes formula & water to the perfect consistency. Works with virtually all formula brands & all bottle...
  • Fully customizable – choose 1 ounce increments between 2-10 ounces, 3 temperature settings and formula/water or water only dispensing

Baby NutriBullet

Coffee Maker For Mom

Let’s not lose focus on who we’re buying here for. There will be a ton of gifts for the baby, we’re targeting gifts for mom. What better gift than a kickass coffee maker so she can easily get her morning cup of coffee

Gliding Chair

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Storkcraft Premium Hoop Glider and Ottoman (Espresso Base, Gray Swirl Cushion) – Padded Cushions with Storage Pocket, Smooth...
  • PREMIUM COMFORT: The Storkcraft Hoop Glider and Ottoman offers you generous seating room, comfortable padded arm cushions with convenient storage pockets,...
  • CONVENIENT STORAGE: Each padded arm cushion includes a convenient storage pocket to hold any reading materials or essentials you need to keep within...
  • MULTIPLE COLORS: Designed to match any nursery, this glider is available in multiple cushion and base colors so it will match your style and blend...

Baby Carrier

Baby Tula Free-to-Grow Coast Mesh Baby Carrier 7-45 lb, Adjustable Newborn to Toddler Carrier, Ergonomic Inward Front and Back...
  • INNOVATIVE MESH BODY PANEL: adjusts in three width settings and two height settings to allow for an ergonomic snug position from newborn, infant and early...
  • MULTIPLE ERGONOMIC POSITIONS: front and back carry options to provide a natural, ergonomic position best for long term, comfortable carrying that promotes...
  • EASY-TO-ADJUST DESIGN: allows for long-time carrier use from infancy to toddlerhood,can be used from 7 - 45 pounds and does not need an infant insert

 

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More Gift Buying Tips for New Moms

If you are: A FRIEND/ FAMILY MEMBER

If you know the new momma or father personally and well, you have plenty of gift options available to you. It might feel like a newborn’s parent has everything they need and more, but you can focus your gift on the parents rather than on supplying the family with things just for their baby.

Self Care: Look for items such as shower seats or large shower caddies (and lux shower products), or send parents out of the house and offer your babysitting services. Make that offer worthwhile and treat your new parent to a massage, a facial, or perhaps a manicure and pedicure. This does not have to be specific to moms; my brother thoroughly enjoyed post-birth massages with his wife)!

Other self-care items that might not immediately come to mind for the first time mom: makeup eraser, hand creams, facials kits, and candles – anything related to relaxing or self-care is going to be welcomed. Have you seen the latest bathtub caddies? They can easily hold a bottle of wine and manage a wine glass, book and candle for mom on those ‘quiet’ evenings (with a sitter)! Foot massage spas are inexpensive, and super plush towels and a robe are such a treat after a long day and night.

Practical: Anything to help the new mother or father save time is going to be highly valuable. Hair straightening brushes or other heated hair tools, air fryer or digital ‘Instant Pot’ pressure cooker, or a tablet for late-night feeds. Late-night feeds are a great occasion to buy gifts for new moms. How do you like the sound of wandering around late, cold at night? Slippers, socks, a warm wrap to keep momma warm and cozy is a good start. Can you ever have enough cozy winter wear? What kind of chair does mom nurse or rock in? Buy a new chair! A heated blanket (or weighted blanket perhaps) is also a treat for moms and dads in cool climates who are up late at night! If you are considering items for the bedroom, a beautiful set of expensive bedsheets is always a mood to fall into. The last gift that is totally impersonal but completely practical is a smart home device such as an Echo or a Google Home. Setting up one of these devices can automate a home to ensure getting up and down through the night is comfortable for both parents.

Personal: Indeed a ‘personal’ gift! A bidet is not a luxury any longer, however. You can purchase clip-on bidets everywhere, from Walmart to Amazon. They range in price from inexpensive through to premium, but finding something in your price range is not going to be difficult. Mom and dad will thank you for thinking of them so intimately!

If you would like to think about a few less ‘personal’ personal gifts for a new mom, think about a gift for the new family unit. Matching outfits or pajama sets are not just for Christmas photos. Plaster casts for baby’s hands and feet are a great keepsake. Memory books, journals and other sentimental keepsake items are always helpful to have on hand and provide such beautiful memories. Maybe you’re creative; think about scrapbooking for the new parent or parents.

A special idea for gifting a new mom or dad is finding a piece of jewelry to represent the newest addition to their life. The most important change in their life! Be sure you know the person you are buying for – jewelry is not an easy gift, but it is always appreciated and recognized.

If you want to babysit and send the new parents out of the house, why not check out local wine tasting tours or plan a staycation somewhere close by for a night away? My last suggestion is a big one: your gift could be a cleaning service! Who doesn’t want someone to come by and clean up their mess? If you can’t afford that, consider a cordless stick vacuum or a robot.

If, after all this, you are still stuck for ideas… I am not sure that I can help you any further!