Becoming a mother is a selfless, exhausting and extremely rewarding moment in a woman’s life—so we’re of the belief that new moms (and moms-to-be) deserve something sweet to help them start their journey. Sure, you can give that first-time mama a regular ol’ onesie or bib, but the best gifts for new moms are carefully crafted, beautifully packaged and equally practical for helping her navigate this new chapter in life. Not sure where to look? We’ve done the legwork for you and rounded up our favorite gift ideas for new moms.
New Mom Gifts for Mama and Baby
Once baby arrives on the scene, he quickly becomes the most important thing in Mom’s world. New mom gifts for her and her precious little one is sure to make her smile—and quickly put her new goodies to use.
Bestowe Gift Box
Congratulate Mom on baby’s arrival with this adorable box of gifts for first-time moms. The set comes with an uber-trendy onesie, baby balm, eco pacifier, organic teether and journal. Every Bestowe box is curated with artisan products, each with a story about the artist to add a personal touch to every gift.
Buy it: Welcome Baby Luxe box, $120, Bestowe
Memo Box Gift Set
This set is chock-full of new mom gifts perfect for the eco-minded mama. The newest member of her family can enjoy a wood rattle and teether, botanical baby bottom butter and a sweet swaddle blanket and bandana bib.
Buy it: Baby Love box, $95, Memo Box
Marigold & Grey Gift Box
Help the mom-to-be in your life find her zen by spoiling her with soothing new mom gifts in soft colors. She’ll cherish the handmade moccasins and cloud-print bib, and the belly butter and baby soap will be put to good use in no time.
Buy it: Mom-to-Be (Gender Neutral) box, $109, Marigold & Grey
OneHope Gift Box Set
Gifts for new moms that incorporate coffee—practically every new parent’s life blood—definitely get our vote. Throw in a bit of bubbly and you’ve got a sure-fire winner. Even baby gets a few treats with this gift box, with a stuffed bunny, book and swaddle tucked inside. Plus, a portion of the proceeds goes to end childhood hunger, so when you gift to mom, you’ll be giving back too.
Buy it: Aww Baby Gift Box Set, starting at $90, OneHope
Box + Bow Gift Box
Show the new mom and her little one some love with a box filled with all the essential new mom gifts: booties, a bib, bath bombs and (most importantly) chocolate. The set even comes with a plant for mom and baby to nurture together.
Buy it: Gender Neutral Littles Gift Box, $68, Box + Bow Gifting Studio
Lily and Grey Gift Box
This set adds a personalized touch to each included item. Gift the new mom in your life your choice of stuffed animal, onesie and sock set, nursery decor and a sweet stationery note. A percentage of the profits will be donated to Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network.
Buy it: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star box, $130, Lily and Grey
Luxe Cuddle Blanket
New mom gifts that are impossibly soft are always winners. You can’t go wrong, then, with this fluffy, super-soft faux fur blanket, perfect for cuddling up with baby. The velvety material will be the comfort mom needs as she transitions into her new lifestyle.
Buy it: Luxe Cuddle Blanket, $134, Olive & Cocoa
New Mom Gifts for Rest and Relaxation
The best gifts for new moms help her relax. “Rest” may be an elusive luxury for first-time mamas (or for that matter, even veteran parents), but that doesn’t mean you can’t help her treat herself to a few moments of peace and quiet.
BoxFox Gift Box
Tip: If you’re in need of gift ideas for new moms, pick out presents that encourage self-care. This set, ideal for expectant mamas, comes with a medley of calming remedies, including a candle, belly butter and lavender hand wipes. We’re especially loving the Fortune-Telling Book for Moms-to-Be, which will help her divine the secrets of her baby-to-be.
Buy it: New Mom gift box, $58, BoxFox
If You Like Pina Coladas Set
Any new mama is bound to go coco-nuts when she opens this box of fun. The coconut-inspired box features delicious scents, snacks and beauty essentials.
Buy it: If You Like Pina Coladas, $108, Ari & Elle
Mama Bird Box
Whether you gift a Mama Bird Box for one month or a running subscription, she’ll love when these new mom gifts arrive at her doorstep. The monthly subscription service is designed for pregnant women and new moms, and come with four to six pampering products for her health, positivity and well-being.
Buy it: Mama Bird Box, starting at $35, Mama Bird Box
Bon Vivant Gift Box
This bright box of gifts for new moms after birth will help nurse mom back to normalcy, with products designed to refresh and restore. And if you live close enough to the company’s headquarters in Austin, you can add a beautiful floral arrangement to boot.
Buy it: New Mom, starting at $52, Bon Vivant
Foxblossom Gift Box
Gifts for new moms that help her find calm in the chaos of motherhood? Yes, please! Filled with spa essentials, this gift set will inspire Mom to set aside some much-needed ‘me time.’
Buy it: Relax & Restore Gift Box, $110, Foxblossom Co.
New Mothers Postpartum Nutrition Kit
A common stress for breastfeeding moms: milk supply. Set her mind at ease with this set of spices, honeys and butters, each boasting health benefits to get Mom’s mind and body on the fast track to recovery and boost her milk supply.
Buy it: The Golden Gift: New Mothers Postpartum Nutrition Kit, $150, Countertop
Pretty in Province Set
This six-piece skincare and bodycare collection from Sephora will help moms nourish, soothe and protect their postpartum skin. Plus, the included pouch will help her keep all the essentials from getting lost when “baby brain” kicks into high gear.
Buy it: Beautifying Favorites—Pretty in Province Set , $38, Sephora
Basic Baby Co. Gift Bundle
When a new baby comes, it’s easy for mama to get swept up in all of his wants and needs and forget about herself—which is where practical postpartum gifts for new moms come in handy. This birth bundle includes Earth Mama perineum balm and bottom spray and other recovery essentials. With all the changes she’s going through, this box will prove a valuable present.
Buy it: Birth Baby, $95, Basic Baby Co.
New Mom Gifts for Sweet Tooths
A newborn baby means lots of late nights. Send over a stash of sweet new mom gifts she can turn to when she needs a late-night pick-me-up.
“Congrats” Candy Bento Box
A bento box with hand-picked candies should be on any list of gift ideas for new moms. From champagne gummy bears to chocolate bacon toffee, mint chip milkshake bites and more, mama will love her bundle of Sugarfina sweets.
Buy it: Design Your Own “Congrats” 3 Pc Candy Bento Box, $95, Sugarfina
Mother Snacker Dessert Discovery Box
This savory subscription box is filled with delicious artisan treats designed with foodie moms in mind. Each monthly box comes with mouth-watering treats like brownies, chocolates, cookies and caramels. They make the perfect gifts for new parents—partners included! Plus, the company even throws in inspiring home decor, accessories and beauty products.
Buy it: Mother Snacker Dessert Discovery Box, $49/month, Cratejoy
Sugarwish Gift Box
Searching for unique gifts for new moms? Sugarwish boxes should be on your radar. They solve the dilemma we all face when we send a basket of sweets: Without fail, there’s always one item your friend isn’t a fan of and ultimately goes untouched. With Sugarwish, once you select the box to send, you can fill out an e-card and email the soon-to-be-mom so she can pick out the candy she craves the most.
Buy it: Oh Baby! (Let the Sweet Life Gegin), $48, Sugarwish
Baby Feet Candy Gift Box
Commemorate your friends entree to motherhood with these classic go-to candies. Personalize the M&M’s you want to send to your favorite new mom, right down to the colors and baby’s name, weight, date of birth and photo you want to appear on the candies. That’s right—you can actually print photos on the tiny chocolate treats!
Buy it: Baby Feet Candy Gift Box, starting at $30, M&M’s
Published September 2018
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