Adjusting to life with a newborn is incredibly challenging, and as most seasoned moms know, it’s easy to put yourself last when caring for a new baby. Plus, in addition to having a new human to care for around the clock, most new moms are also recovering from childbirth. Show the new mama just how fabulous she is by bringing something to spoil her when you go visit her and the new baby.
Not sure what she might like? Here are some gift ideas for new moms that are sure to impress.
OAT MAMA LACTATION BARS ($39)
New mamas are hungry, we can guarantee that! Breastfeeding or not, Oat Mama makes delicious and healthy snack bars that are soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and egg-free. They are also crated with galactagogues – foods and herbs traditionally used to support healthy lactation. They are the perfect size for keeping on the nightstand or toting around in the diaper bag.
SITZ BATH SOAK ($23.95)
Childbirth is no easy task! In addition to caring for a new baby, new moms will also be recovering from childbirth, which would be an overwhelming process even when not sleeping in two-hour blocks and caring for another human. This Sitz Bath Soak will provide relief and speed up the postpartum healing process, and as an added bonus she’ll get a few minutes to herself!
YETI RAMBLER MUG ($24.99)
Microwaving your coffee multiple times a morning isn’t a way to live. This stainless steel mug has a double-wall vacuum that’ll keep mom’s morning beverage hot even when she’s getting distracted with a baby. Bonus: it’s dishwasher safe because the last thing a new mom needs is one more thing to wash by hand.
MOM’S ONE LINE A DAY ($16.96)
It’s hard to keep the days straight when you’re living in a hazy newborn baby fog. The Mom’s One Line a Day gives mom enough space to quickly document a memorable milestone, event, or thought every day so one day she’ll be able to look back and remember this time in her life.
DAILY HARVEST GIFT BOX ($75)
Sometimes it’s hard enough just keeping the baby fed that it’s easy for a new mom to have no energy left to make herself something to eat, let alone something healthy. That’s where Daily Harvest comes in. They make nutrition-packed ready-to-blend smoothies delivered straight to your door! Send her a nine-cup gift box for $75 (she picks the flavors) or simply send a gift card.
If mama doesn’t have an espresso machine, there is no better time to spoil her than now. This machine will give her the ability to create single serve coffee or espresso cups with just the touch of a button! What more could a sleep-deprived mama want? This one also comes with a milk frother for cappuccinos and lattes, if she wants to step up her coffee game.
Everything made by Barefoot Dreams is luxurious and a sure way to make a new mom feel loved. My friend sent me one of their cardigans when I was recovering from mastitis and I still remember it as one of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve ever received. Their cardigans are lightweight but you feel like you’re wearing your favorite cozy blanket. (If you love the idea of a Barefoot Dreams cardigan but they’re out of your budget, they make cozy socks that she’s sure to love too!)
YOUR FAVORITE SELF-CARE PRODUCT ($10+)
Finding time for basic self-care can be a challenge for a new mama. Help her out by bringing over your favorite dry shampoo, face mask, or moisturizer. A few favorites include Living Proof Dry Shampoo, Philosophy Face Mask, Microfiber Hair Towels, and Spiral Hair Ties.
This is the perfect gift for any new mom who loves reading. It may be a challenge for her to find the time to sit down and read (and she may find herself falling asleep if she does!), but she’ll likely have plenty of time to listen to books while caring for the baby and doing other household tasks.
These leggings will be a new mom’s best friend. They provide the perfect amount of support and hold everything in during the postpartum months. They are also great for nursing moms because they can nurse their babies without feeling like they’re exposing their bellies to the world. They can be worn with anything from tees to sweaters and will make her feel put together.
FRIDABABY FRIDET THE MOMWASHER ($15.99)
If you’ll be visiting within a few days of birth, bring the new mom your favorite post-partum care products, especially if this is her first baby! I highly recommend the MomWasher, which is way better than the squirt bottle they provide in the hospital. It’s specifically designed to be held upside down and it has a narrow neck for easy maneuvering.
The Dwell+Slumber Caftan is a modern house dress with a loose silhouette, making it perfect for any new mom. And since it’s nursing-friendly and bump-friendly, it’ll quickly become one of her favorite pieces!
iROBOT ROOMBA 675 ROBOT VACUUM ($269.99)
This is the ultimate gift for the new mom. Well, maybe other than a night nurse! 😉 Cleaning the house is extra-challenging when there is a newborn to be cared for, but a robotic vacuum can help with that. Plus this one connects to phones, so she’ll be feeling productive by starting it up from the comfort of her couch.