Cool Gifts for Moms That Deserve a Treat
Let’s be real: Raising a tiny human—not to mention growing one—is tough work. So it’s safe to say that the mom in your life deserves a treat every now and then. And we’re not talking baby gear or sentimental gifts (although those are lovely too!). Instead, treat her to the insta-worthy product she’s been drooling over for months now. Not sure what that particular item is? We’re here to help with a list of trendy non-baby gifts for new parents.
Whether you’re shopping for your partner, a pregnant friend or a family member with multiple kids, we’ve got cool gifts for moms that’ll earn you serious brownie points. Because she’s not a regular Mom, she’s a cool Mom!
Below find twelve gifts for the cool parent that seemingly has everything. From insta-worthy cookware to cozy loungewear, these options will not disappoint.
Browse any gift guide and you’ll probably come across a sleep mask—but this pick stands out from the crowd. Why? It’s actually a mini weighted blanket. Described as “a hug for your head,” it has four weighted pods that rest on key pressure points. The gentle pressure helps soothe headaches and increases feelings of relaxation so you can drift off into a restful night's sleep. And, unlike a traditional eye mask that's held in place by an elasticated band, the Nodpod can be draped across your face or secured with a pull-through slit. Trust us, this is a cool gift sleep deprived moms will thank you for.
Caraway is making waves in the cookware space, with good reason. The pots and pans are truly insta-worthy—you’ve probably already seen them splashed across social media—thanks to the clean lines and colorful aesthetic. Plus, the ceramic coating is non-stick and chemical free. Yes, this collection is pricey but it’s a cool gift for moms that she’ll get plenty of use out of. This curated set includes a frying pan, dutch oven, saute pan and a sauce pot. But our favorite part has got to be the included pan and lid storage solution, which makes it easy to display your homewares in an organized fashion. We love the silt green color, but if that shade doesn’t tickle your fancy there’s 11 other colorways to choose from.
Everyone and their mother (literally) seems to be rocking the COS quilted crossbody bag right now—and we’re here for it. This oversized carryall has tons of space, meaning many style-savvy parents have been using it in favor of a regular diaper bag. It’s made from 100 percent recycled polyester and is machine-washable, so it’s a practical pick to boot.
Another cool gift for moms is the Hatch Restore. This ingenious device is a reading light, sound machine and sunrise alarm all in one. It’ll help new parents relax, unwind and get a better night of rest. In fact, research by Hatch revealed that 59 percent of users said they felt less stressed after using the Restore for just two weeks.
The Y2K fashion revival isn’t for everyone, but one trend we can get on board with? UGG boots and slippers. And this cozy suede pair is a cool gift for Mom. The slippers have moisture-wicking lining made from a wool-rich material and grippy soles, making them suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Shopping for a pregnant or breastfeeding mom who’s trying to limit her caffeine intake? Treat her to a matcha latte set. Deliciously creamy and antioxidant-rich, matcha is the super food of the moment. Unlike coffee, matcha offers a slow release of caffeine for a zen yet energized feeling. While traditional matcha takes a while to prep, this powdered blend is quick and easy to prepare, making it perfect for busy parents. Simply add a spoonful to a little hot water and top it off with milk.
Houseproud parents love to keep their home smelling sweet. But with a baby or tot on the loose, candles, incense and oil-burners are a major no-no. That’s why this smart diffuser is among the best products for new parents. The Pura diffuser holds two scents at once—so parents can toggle between fragrances—and is controlled remotely via a smartphone. The user is in total control of when the device runs and can even customize the intensity level of the scent. Smells like a winner to us!
You heard it here first: Red is the color of the season. And this sweater, in a beautiful shade of crimson, is perfect for new moms that want to get in on the look. Crafted from A-grade Mongolian cashmere, it's incredibly soft, lightweight and stylish. And at $50 it costs a fraction of the price of other high-end knitwear brands.
Anthropologie is home to a plethora of non-baby gifts for new parents. Our current favorite? These stunning juice glasses that feature artwork by Nathalie Lete. The handblown glasses come in three pretty autumnal patterns and we’re obsessed with each of them. Impractical? Maybe. Beautiful? Heck, yes!
For new parents comfort is key. But wearing the same comfy sweats everyday can get boring. Enter the AirEssentials Jumpsuit by Spanx. It’s incredibly soft and snuggly thanks to the four-way stretch fabric. While a zipper that runs from chin to chest makes for easy nursing access. But the cool wide-leg design will leave new moms feeling put-together and confident. Elevated loungewear? Yes, please.
We get it—gifting isn’t always easy. To help you choose the best gifts for the cool Mom in your life, we spent time scrolling through online retailers, so you don’t have to. When sourcing presents, we considered several factors, including quality, style and value.
We leveraged our familiarity with leading brands and new trends to ensure your loved one is only receiving the best of the best. What’s more, we read user reviews to get the lowdown on how these products work for expectant moms, and didn’t consider anything with less than an average four-star rating.
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