Whether it's their birthday or the holidays, choosing a gift for the new mom in your life is a unique experience, because you have the opportunity to get them something they really need for themselves. Ideally, it's not necessarily something that's just for their baby but is catered towards their self-care.
Even if this isn't her first rodeo, the new mom in your life will appreciate a present that honors her *renewed* mom status. Some of the gifts below cater towards postpartum needs, while others are trendy, luxurious gifts that are purely there to be enjoyed.
If she hasn't already thrown around a few hints—like mentioning how much she wants a new mommy bag to throw diapers in—then know that every mom could use sometime to inspire a little self-care, like these fuzzy heated slippers or a cozy blanket.
And hey, I get it. You're busy, too! But, there's no need to browse for hours. See below for the 44 best unique gift ideas for new moms (and feel free to treat yourself, too).
If there's one thing new moms love doing, it's taking pictures of their newborn bundle of joy. With this gift, they can get all those adorable pictures on the fridge in no time—it'll instantly print photographs straight from their phone.
If they loved journaling throughout pregnancy, they won't be able to resist chronicling the first five years of their baby's life in this memory book. Best part? They only need to write one line a day—perfect for time-pressed moms (aka all moms).
Yes, this might be more than you typically spend on pajamas, but hear me out—I'm *obsessed* with these PJs. The buttery silky soft fabric is unlike anything I've ever put on my body, and since the new mom in your life is probably going to be spending lots of time in loungewear, she has earned herself some luxury!
Ideally, you'd be there to give them some support every second of the day if they're struggling. But, these affirmations are the next best thing. They'll love keeping them next to the bed for a quick moment of encouragement they deserve.
This one's going to have a spot reserved on the staircase hallway till after the new baby hits their teen years. A hand and footprint keepsake kit is the gift that'll just get cuter and cuter with time.
Lightweight and breathable enough to sleep in but also stylish enough to go to brunch in, this nursing hoodie is totally going to end up being one of their go-tos. It's available in 28 varying colors and patterns, too.
A trip to the spa simply might not be in the cards, but a luxurious bath (while you volunteer to babysit!) is the next best thing. A caddy tray to store the essentials—glass of vino, tablet/book, essential oils—will allow any new mom to relax after a hard day.
This one's a win for mom, their baby, and humanity. They'll have so much fun reading this to their little one(s) at bed time till the age at which their child can read it themself. I got this for my nephew a few years ago and I *know* this isn't exactly a gift for the new mom, but it's so darn cute that I had to feature it.
FabFitFun isn't just hype—I have tons of friends who love getting the affordable box that always basically pays for itself. Four times a year, they'll get beauty and fashion items that are either cult-favorite bestsellers or trendy new products.
So they probably don't have the time to dive in to a new novel right now, but this beautiful coffee table book features empowering portraits and powerfully raw images of new moms, from Ashley Graham and Eva Longoria to Rebecca Minkoff and several non-celebs, too.
No new mom needs to be spending a ton of time sorting through their diaper bag to find their wallet or cell phone. No need for them to carry a full second purse with this hands-free crossbody that'll hold their important cards and phone.
Know a new mom who used to rival Lorelai Gilmore in coffee consumption but has had to cut down since they started nursing? Help satisfy their cravings with quarter-caf, a low-acid brew. It's also organic and fair trade certified.
For those (likely sleepless) nights and tiring days when they need a little boost, these teas—and by extension, you—will be a legit lifesaver. These Chrissy Teigen-loved bagless "tea drops" are super easy—simply pour hot water over the packed loose-leaf tea, est voila!
Baby having a good night's sleep = everyone having a good night's sleep. The cult-favorite Hatch sound machine is specifically designed for babies, and parents can easily control it via an app on their phone.
Let's face it: During the first few months, new moms aren't prioritizing elaborate meals. So, they'll appreciate this super efficient air fryer—throw in some veggies or protein for a full no-brainer meal with the click of a button!
New moms who are always keeping an eye out for their weekly horoscope and telling people what their strengths are based upon their zodiac sign will seriously appreciate this candle. Get it in any of the 12 customized scents depending on their (or their new baby's!) sign.
If the mom in your life enjoys the therapeutic benefits of baking a loaf of banana bread or fresh chocolate chip cookies—and you enjoy helping her out as a taste-tester—this useful gift is perfect for both them and you.
Thanks to Jameson, coffee and whiskey lovers don't have to choose one or the other. Made with Arabica beans from Brazil and Colombia (and no added sugar!), you may just be introducing her to her new fave happy hour cocktail.
When their partner or parents are on night duty, these noise-canceling headphones by Beats will help the new mom in your life catch up on sleep. They have a super comfy fit, too—reviewers report they forget they're even wearing them.
There's nothing better than cozying up with a nice, warm blanket after a long day of nonstop parenting, and this one features faux fur that feels like cuddling up with a polar bear (sans the life-threatening danger, of course).
There are totes, and then there are Dagne Dover's uber sleek and chic editor-loved totes. Made with premium recycled fabric out of 20, it comes complete with tons of inner compartments to keep everything from keys to diapers, rash cream, wipes, and snacks organized in the most stylish way possible.
If all the time they have for self-care in a day is a quick spritz of perfume, let this be what they do that with. Tory Burch's luxe fragrance (at a totally affordable price!) is infused with rosewater and dreamwood—it's a great pick-me-up.
They might be stocked with all the best cookware and kitchen gadgets, but chances are that they're not buying themself this gift. How cute will they look in this apron with "Best Mom Ever" embroidered on it?
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