20 Gifts for New Moms That Will Make Her First Mother’s Day Perfect
These thoughtful Mother's Day gifts for new moms are guaranteed to make her first one special. We have the best picks from a real life new mom!
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The best Mother’s Day gifts for new moms
Whether it’s her very first Mother’s Day or first with her latest bundle of joy, celebrate with the best Mother’s Day gifts for new moms. Those early days with a new baby are wonderful, but can become exhausting (especially if she has more than one child). Spoil every mom with a special Mother’s Day celebration complete with gifts for her that make her feel cherished and beautiful.
So, when is Mother’s Day? This year, it falls on May 14, which is right around the corner! But don’t worry—there’s still plenty of time to pick up some last-minute Mother’s Day gifts. Amazon Mother’s Day gifts ship within a few days, and it’s always a safe bet to go with gorgeous Mother’s Day flowers. Here are a few first Mother’s Day ideas for every type of mom at every price point, including picks from our Executive Shopping Editor, Megan Wood, who became a new mom last year. You’re guaranteed to find just the right thing.
For the proudest new mom: Personalized Family Charm Bracelet
This personalized charm bracelet gives a whole new meaning to wearing her heart on her sleeve. The adjustable bangle features a stainless steel heart charm, a pewter disc hand stamped with the baby’s name and a Swarovski crystal birthstone charm. If you really want to impress a new mom, pair it with this Kate Middleton-approved necklace.
For the bottle-feeding mom: Baby Brezza Formula Maker
“This year, I learned firsthand that time + sleep = the greatest gift a new mom could ever receive. The Baby Brezza formula maker has saved me countless hours of measuring, mixing and warming bottles all day, every day—and night. With the formula maker, I get a perfectly-mixed, warm bottle of formula in seconds with the touch of a button. No more clumps, no more temperature concerns and no more stumbling around in the dark trying to read measurement lines on baby bottles. My boyfriend and I are taking our baby on our first family vacation next month and we’re packing the formula maker. It’s a serious new mom life upgrade.”—Megan Wood, Executive Shopping Editor
For the photo-opp lover: Our First Mother’s Day Matching Shirts
Get your camera ready, because there’s arguably nothing more adorable than your two little lovebugs wearing this set of matching Our First Mother’s Day shirts. Choose from adult XS through 4XL sizes in more than a dozen trendy colors, then pick the coordinating baby onesie of your choice. (They even come in styles and sizes that make fun gifts for toddlers.) The design features a fun wine glass and bottle graphic—she’ll love showing off this first Mother’s Day gift on social media.
For the comfort connoisseur: Cozy Earth Bamboo Pajamas
All new moms are pretty sleep deprived. Whether she’s just recovering from birth or finally sleeping in a bit, she’ll appreciate a pair of the best pajamas more than you realize. These nursing-friendly Cozy Earth long-sleeve bamboo pajamas are made of the softest sustainable fibers that machine wash with ease (hey, spit happens). They come in seven neutral colors and sizes XS through XXXL, as well as a long option for taller women. And if she runs hot, opt for the short-sleeve set instead. (Psst! Our editors love Cozy Earth pajamas. Find out why.)
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For the romantic: Urban Stems The Juliet Bouquet
Women who love romance will adore The Juliet bouquet from Urban Stems, one of our favorite online flower delivery services. The bouquet is aptly-named for the timeless love story that has captivated hearts and minds for hundreds of years. This arrangement of lush delphinium, roses, starry asters and more will remind her how gorgeous she is, inside and out.
For the coffee drinker: Zend Coffee Subscription
There’s not a new mom on the planet who couldn’t use some caffeine, but coffee lovers will really appreciate a Zend Coffee subscription. Zend sources the highest-quality coffee beans from around the world and delivers them to your door every two, four, six or eight weeks. If she wants a little something extra, opt to add one of three functional blends to the subscription.
The beauty blend contains hyaluronic acid, biotin and Vitamin C to support hair, skin, and nails. The recovery blend contains turmeric, cinnamon, ginger root and black pepper extracts to support mobility, heart health and reduced inflammation. L-theanine and Rhodiola Rosea are added to the serenity blend for stress relief and relaxation. Delicious coffee, functional blends and beautiful packaging make this one of our favorite coffee subscription boxes.
For the loungewear lover: Cozy Earth Modern Modal Jogger
Comfort is key in those early days, but it’s also stylish with these lightweight Cozy Earth Modal joggers and matching t-shirt. She’ll wear them all summer long, whether she’s hanging out with the new baby at home or pushing the stroller through the park. These pants are hands down one of the best-rated joggers for women and will help her feel stylish and put together in spite of all those sleepless nights.
For the detail-oriented mom: MomAgenda Weekly Family Planner Pad
Life just got a whole lot busier! She’ll have plenty of pre- and postnatal appointments to keep up with, plus all of baby’s doctor visits. That’s not to mention all of the visitors, meals and other errands she may need to focus on throughout the week. The MomAgenda family planner pad will help her keep track of it all. Pair it with a gratitude journal to document all of the precious moments of her baby’s infancy.
For the hostess: Gingham Check Linen Table Runner
She’s always opening her home and kitchen to everyone she loves, so treat her to this sweet and brightly-hued Solino Home gingham check table runner. There are several pink and blue (and yellow and green) options to choose from if you’d like to set the table for sip-and-see get-togethers after the baby is born. Add a set of matching napkins, a sweet mom-themed mug, some flowers, her favorite snacks and voila! You’ve got yourself the perfect Mother’s Day gift basket.
For moms on the go: Luli Bebe Monaco Travel Bag
If there’s one thing every mom needs, it’s a good piece of luggage. Whether she’s a mom-to-be packing her hospital bag, a mom who travels for work or a mom planning a much-needed weekend getaway, Luli Bebe’s Monaco Travel Bag is the perfect solution. This vegan leather bag has 11 storage compartments and pockets to hold everything she’ll need no matter where she’s headed. And with all of those trips she’ll be making to snuggle her new grandbaby, this bag is also a great gift for grandma.
For the adventurer: Wonderfold W4 Original Quad Stroller Wagon
Life just got a whole lot easier for the mom who’s always planning her next adventure, especially if she has older children at home. This Wonderfold W4 stroller wagon is perfect for taking little ones on an all day venture. It seats up to four children, has all-terrain wheels and plenty of pockets and underseat storage for small coolers, diaper bags and other necessities.
This wagon is a life-saver for walks around the neighborhood, the beach or baby’s first Disney vacation. But most importantly, it makes it so much easier for mom to go out with all the kids in tow. And when the kids outgrow it, simply remove the canopy and seats and you’ve got the perfect cart for hauling everyone’s beach bag and beach chairs on your next family vacation.
For the minimalist: Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag
She doesn’t need to be beholden to a diaper bag every time she leaves the house. This lightweight Lululemon Everywhere belt bag is the hands-free storage essential that lets her stroll with ease. A belt bag makes one of the best Mother’s Day gifts for new moms for that reason. Plus, the fact that it comes in 13 colors, is affordable and easy to clean is a welcome bonus.
For busy moms: Pop ‘N Go Indoor and Outdoor Playpen
Soaking in that heavenly baby smell or eliciting belly laughs from your newest addition is blissful, but moms have many things they want to get done. Whether she wants to spend some time in her vegetable garden or dive into her RD book club pick, she needs a safe place to put the baby down. This Pop ‘N Go playpen offers busy moms convenience and peace of mind. Mesh sides allow visibility of the baby at all times, and a UV cover provides SPF 50 protection. It’s lightweight and sets up in minutes, so mom can spend less time worrying and more time doing the things she enjoys.
For the mom who does it all: Soaring Super Mom Enamel Keychain
Not all heroes wear capes, though we think that being a mom is pretty heroic. This Rifle Paper Co. Super Mom enamel keychain will remind her just how amazing she is every time she leaves the house. We love that it weighs next to nothing and clips to car keys or a work bag. Between diaper changes, midnight feedings and toting a stroller everywhere, new moms have super powers indeed.
For the mom who needs a break: Light Up Shower Speaker
Sometimes the best Mother’s Day gifts for new moms are those that give her time for self care. By offering to watch the baby, for example, she can take a long, hot shower. This light up shower speaker will drown out any phantom crying, so she can listen to her favorite podcast or tunes in peace. (Did we mention it requires no batteries?) Add a box of shower steamers to help her truly relax and recharge.
For the nostalgic mom: Otherland Carefree 90s Candle Set
Remember what it was like growing up in the 90s? When all you had to worry about was being home in time for dinner, building up your collection of pogs and making sure you didn’t get caught passing intricately folded notes in class? Send her back to a simpler time with this Carefree 90s candle set.
For the bookish mom: Unplugged Adult Fiction Monthly Box
They say to nap when the baby naps, but if you’re shopping for a bookworm, you’re more likely to find her reading instead of snoozing. A subscription to the Unplugged Adult Fiction Monthly Box is the ultimate self care for bookish moms. Each box comes with a newly released book (often signed or with signed bookplates and exclusive author letters), three to five self care products and one or two usable novelty products to help keep her unplugged.
Each month is different, which is what makes subscription boxes such a great gift idea. She’ll have something to look forward to if she’s finding those early days of motherhood to be a bit monotonous.
For the up-all-night mom: Outdoor Voices CloudKnit Robe
Frequent feedings, a colicky baby or plain discomfort can have a mom up at all hours of the night. Made of super soft material, this Outdoor Voices lightweight robe will make sure she’s comfortable all night long. It has practical long sleeves, a belt and side pockets she’ll use for stashing late night essentials like tissues, lip balm and pacifiers. The oversized fit makes it ideal for packing in her hospital bag—or practically living in for the whole first year. Pair it with the new Quince bedding collection and she’ll have the coziest home setup of all time.
For the astrologer: Cosmic Gemstone Apothecary Gift Set
Giving birth can make anyone feel off balance at first. Help her get back into cosmic alignment with tea that has been blended specifically for her astrological sign. Each cosmic gemstone apothecary gift set is specific to each birth month. Stunning violet-glass apothecary jars of wellness tea are also included, as well as an emerald star tea strainer. Talk about the perfect gift for the astrology lover in your life.
For the stylish mom: Tiare Hawaii Bellini Maxi Dress
If she doesn’t love loungewear but isn’t quite ready to get back into her favorite jeans, she’ll love this flattering Tiare Hawaii Bellini maxi dress. Handmade in Bali, the dress gives mom a chance to dress up for the day or evening. Its smocked bodice, adjustable caged back and floor length flowing skirt will make her feel comfortable, stylish and beautiful.
What gifts do new mothers like?
The best Mother’s Day gifts for new moms and even moms-to-be are those that come from the heart and remind her how loved she is. Between the late-night feedings and constant needs of a newborn (which these baby gifts can help out with), it’s easy for new moms to feel overwhelmed. That’s where you come in. When shopping the best Mother’s Day deals, choose Mother’s Day gifts that make her feel pampered, confident, warm and fuzzy.
What do I get for my wife’s first Mother’s Day?
If your significant other is the new mom in question, you’ll really want to get this right! Opt for first Mother’s Day gifts that simplify her life, or that make her feel like she’s the world’s best mother. Choose from personalized Etsy gifts, truly unique gifts, sentimental baubles and ultra-cozy loungewear sets for comfort when she’s running low on sleep. And don’t forget to top off the present with a Mother’s Day card that tells her exactly how much you adore and appreciate her.
With additional reporting by Bryce Gruber and Megan Wood.
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