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It doesn't matter whether you're shopping for the holidays, looking for gifts for her first Mother's Day, or hoping to get a gift for a pregnant woman to celebrate the arrival of her new little bundle of joy: Shopping for the best gifts for new moms can be hard. In many cases, they've just received everything they could possibly want or need as far as baby gifts go at the baby shower, making it more difficult to come up with creative gift ideas for moms. Also, they may not know yet what else they could use, because they're so busy falling in love with the newest member of their family.
However, there are some tried-and-true gift ideas for new moms that are pretty much guaranteed to be winners. You can't go wrong with gifts that make a new mama's life easier, like a crockpot or food delivery gift card to make sure everyone is still getting fed amid the craziness. And who doesn't like being pampered? Even if she only gets a few minutes for self-care during the day, we're sure she'll love spending them doing something that makes her feel good, like using a shower bomb or giving herself an at-home manicure. Then there are the extra accessories she didn't even know she needed, like zipper pouch organizers and a compact drying rack for bottles and more.
In fact, we're confident that there's something for everyone on this list of the best gift ideas for the new mom in your life.
Velour Explore Baby Carrier
This velour baby carrier from Tula is "so soft and snuggly," according to our tester. She also loves how adjustable the carrier is, and notes the helpful side buttons for adjusting when the baby gets bigger as well. A great gift for the holiday season, the material is perfect for colder weather.
Amelia Pumping & Nursing Crop Cami 2.0
This best-selling pumping and nursing cami has more than 200 5-star reviews. "Super comfortable once you get it on. A little tough to get on because it is so snug (but this makes sure the flanges stay!) Overall I love it and it is super flattering and makes me feel great! I can definitely see myself wearing this even once my breastfeeding journey is over," says one reviewer.
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Nursing Dress, Robe & Baby Blanket Set
Gift her this set, which comes with a nursing dress, robe, and matching baby blanket, to keep her feeling comfy and cute — even when she doesn't want to put on real clothes.
Faux Leather Diaper Belt Bag
Most moms get gifted a new diaper bag during their baby shower, which they then use to carry around everything their little one could possibly need while running errands and visiting with friends and family. But for those shorter walks around the neighborhood or trips to the store when moms really only need something to hold the most essentials things — like their phone, keys, and some wipes for spit up — there's this compact diaper belt bag from Kibou.
We love the fashionable faux leather, which comes in blush pink (pictured), olive green, brown, and black. There's a waterproof pocket for wet wipes or soiled clothes, slots for cards and cash, and a key/pacifier hook. The best part, though, is the removable changing pad that folds out from the back flap for easy diaper changes anywhere.
Compakt Zippered Pouch Set
New moms can keep their purse or diaper bag more organized with this set of 3 zippered pouches from Calpak, which are made of durable and water-resistant ripstop fabric. Whether it's for extra pacifiers or diaper cream, she can say goodbye to digging through the diaper bag to find what she needs in a pinch.
Tot Space Saving Drying Rack
Whether she's bottle feeding, pumping, or just constantly washing pacifiers, new parents will quickly realize just how many small pieces there are that need to be hand-washed and dried. This drying rack will give her peace of mind by keeping everything in one place and helping to dry more quickly.
Bamboo Weighted Sleep Sack
A gift that's totally worth the price point, this weighted sleep sack from Dreamland Baby will help even the fussiest baby to drift off. "It's the best baby gift I didn't know I needed. We use it every night, so we wash it often, and it's super high quality. I love how it gently soothes her to sleep," new mom Adrienne tells Woman's Day.
She can slip these trendy cloud slippers on with ease when she needs to step outside or just for wearing around the house. Plus, they come in plenty of colors and are super affordable.
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Charlie Cotton Overalls
These cute cotton overalls from the Black-owned brand Ashmi & Co are gender-neutral, making them a great gift for baby boys or girls.
DoorDash eGift Card
Sure, she'll have frozen meals and food sent by friends, but when she just wants to choose what to order, a DoorDash gift card comes in clutch. These eGift cards can be delivered instantly via email or text message.
Zippered Romper in Cloud Poppies
Kyte Baby's zippered rompers make changing a squirming baby easy (no buttons or snaps!). Choose from dozens of solid and print design options, all made from silky bamboo rayon with stretch for a growing baby. The newborn and 0-3 sizes also feature fold-over cuffs to prevent scratching.
Charcuterie Board Gift Set
People love coming by to check in and meet the new baby, which is why having a charcuterie board set is a must for all new moms. This way you'll have an Instagram-ready platter to set out snacks for guests so that they feel welcomed.
Just don't expect mama to do the set-up. Prepping the board is a task best left for someone else while mom soaks in the love of her nearest and dearest during visits.
New mamas can rest easy knowing that their breastmilk will remain a safe temperature for 20+ hours with this thoughtful gift. The CERES CHILL reusable breastmilk chiller keeps 12-32 ounces of milk cold for 20+ hours. Choose from seven different colorways to find the perfect gift for the new mom in your life.
6 Quart Set & Forget Digital Programmable Slow Cooker
Help lighten mom's load with a new crock pot. This Hamilton Beach portable, programable slow cooker can make meal times easier by taking over in the kitchen.
All mom needs to do is combine ingredients, set the crock pot, and walk away. In a few short hours she'll have a meal that will taste like it took her hours in the kitchen when in reality it only took a few minutes to prepare, giving her more bonding time with her new bundle of joy.
Toddy 16oz Double Walled Coffee Cup
Ensure that mom has a warm cup of coffee (or tea) by her side as she gets used to those sleepless nights with her newborn with this insulated coffee mug from BrüMate.
The dishwasher safe mug not only keeps hot beverages from getting cold, but it's also great at keeping those iced drinks from becoming watered down. As an added bonus, the fully leakproof lid ensures mom will be able to take her beverage of choice on the go without having to worry about spills or condensation.
Do Not Touch Baby Signs
Many moms worry about how they'll stop their baby from getting unwanted attention when they make their first few forays out into the world, which is why these funny "please do not touch" tags make such great gifts.
They're cute enough that mom will love showing them off but they also send an important message to strangers: big germs are hard for little bodies to handle.
Sage Faux Shearling Scuff Slipper
Give the gift of comfort and coziness with this slipper set from TOMS. The shearling lined shoes offer a great way to keep mom's feet warm as she hangs out at home with her baby without forcing her to choose between comfort and fashion.
The no-slip grips will also keep her safe around the house, which is important because you know she's going to be carrying her little one around with her while she's wearing these!
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When a new baby comes home they spend most of their first few weeks eating and sleeping. That means that new moms spend a lot of those early days snuggled up on the couch with their new bundles of joy, trying to keep up with those insatiable appetites while soaking in all the extra cuddles they can get.
With this one-of-a-kind plush fleece pocketed blanket from PediPocket, mom can do that in comfort. The unique design comes with a special pocket for mom's feet so that her toes will never get cold while she's holding her baby. The machine washable blanket is 50" x 70" and boasts a 20" deep pocket for your feet. With 16 different colors to choose from, you'll have no problem finding the right one!
PureNails Luxe Rechargeable Manicure Set
It can be hard for a new mom to make time for herself in those early postpartum days. Between new responsibilities and and expenses, things like the bi-monthly trip to the nail salon are among the first to be cut. That's why we love this manicure set from Pure Enrichment. It gives mom a chance to take care of herself by offering her the salon experience right in her home.
The cordless drill has nine different filing attachments and an LED grooming light so even novice users can get an acrylic gel manicure that looks like it was done by the pros.
The Progress Over Perfection Undated Daily Planner
The fourth trimester can be a challenging time for many new parents, especially when it comes to everything there is to remember — How many wet diapers were there today? Did I remember to make that appointment for the well visit? OMG, the baby smiled for the first time! — which is why this undated planner from Honestly Jamie comes in so handy.
It includes dedicated areas for a to-do list, reminders, affirmations, and more. And because it's undated, the new mom in your life won't feel guilty if she forgets to log a few days because she can always pick right up where she left off, no wasted space!
My Tiny Prints Personalized Sterling Silver Name Necklace
Let the world know exactly who gave the proud mama her new title by gifting her a personalized necklace with her baby's name and birthstone on it. The unique gift comes in a variety of chain lengths to help you find the perfect fit.
This is sure to become a treasured keepsake that mom will love to wear, whether she's going out or just hanging around the house with her baby.
Whether it's water or coffee, mom is going to need something to hold her beverages. What a better way to do so than with this cup that shows off her brand new title to the rest of the world.
Made in the popular glass can style, this 16-ounce cup is sure to be the first thing mom reaches for in the morning when she fixes herself a drink.
Mama Bear Hat
Mom hair, don't care. Help mom keep the sun out of her eyes and her hair looking neat with this adjustable stretch baseball hat. The popular destressed design is available in 15 different colors, making it easier for mom to find something to go with any outfit.
The cute "mama bear" emblazoned across the front lets everyone know that this mom means business, whether she's doing the weekly grocery run or out for a walk, making it a fun gift to give and receive.
Mama's Boobery T Shirt
Know a breastfeeding mom who loves a good pun? This Mama's Boobery Brewing Company shirt is sure to get a few laughs. It's a great gift that will give a proud nursing mom a chance to brag on her accomplishments.
Available in two different colors and five different sizes.
Inner Strength Candles
There's something comforting about sitting down in a quiet room and lighting a candle. The visual and sensory effects can be calming, giving a new mom the perfect way to take a few moments to herself in the middle of an otherwise busy day.
Valerie Wray's collection of inspirational candles will also serve to give mom a little pep talk as she goes about the day thanks to the words of affirmation displayed on the outside of each one. There are three candles in the collection, each with a 70 hour burn time.
Take some of the worries off mom's shoulders while she's snuggling up with her new baby by getting her a HEPA filter air purifier. This model from Clorox removes 99.9 percent of mold, viruses, and allergens, allowing new mamas to breath a little bit easier during those first few weeks home with their new babies.
3-Pack Gift Collection
There are a lot of long nights and early mornings for new moms, which is why it's so important to have plenty of tasty coffee at your fingertips. This three pack of gourmet coffee beans from Red Bay Coffee will keep mom caffeinated and happy throughout the day.
The fresh, artisanal, and direct trade coffee company comes with an affordable price tag, so you won't break the bank with this thoughtful gift.
Fresh Flower Subscription
Give the gift that keeps on giving with a subscription to a flower service. All you have to do is sign the new mom up and she'll receive reminders each month to log in and pick the bouquet she wants to receive from a wide range of in-season styles (or, if she doesn't have time, she can opt to have her flowers selected for her).
There is nothing quite like having fresh flowers around the house, which why these stunning bouquets are a favorite gift choice of ours.
New Mama Care Essentials Gift Set
The Honest Company knows that moms need a little TLC too, which is why they created a travel size bag of all the things mamas could ever want in those early days. This kit includes Calm Your Nip Balm, Glow On Body Cream, Gotta Glow Face Wash, and a cute reusable pouch.
Perfect for tossing into the travel bag as she heads to the hospital or for keeping within arms reach as she recovers at home, this is a gift that says, "I care about you."
Celebrate mom's new title with this adorable one-size-fits-all bangle bracelet from Alex and Ani. The delicate wire frame won't poke or scratch the baby when she wears it and it comes in two different finishes so that you'll be able to gift one that compliments mom's unique style.
We've all heard the jokes about how hard it can be for a new mom to get even as few as five minutes to herself for a shower, which is why we love this pack of 21 shower steamers. These shower bombs are made using aromatherapy favorites like eucalyptus, rose, and lavender to help moms make the most of the time they do get to themselves.
Starbucks eGift Card
Have we mentioned how much moms love coffee? Give her a $25 gift card to Starbucks so that she can get herself a little treat the next time she makes a Target run... because let's face it, with a new baby at home there's always going to be a next time!
Personalized Wall Art for Mom
Home is where the heart is, and for moms that means their children. Help her show off her little loves with this personalized canvas. Whether she has just welcomed her first or her third, we're sure every mom would love an opportunity to give her kids a shoutout with this one-of-a-kind wall hanging.
Smart Coffee Warmer
It's no secret that moms love coffee, but often their busy schedules prevent them from sitting down and enjoying their morning (or afternoon) cup of joe while it's still warm. Enter: the smart coffee warmer. This heating pad will help keep hot beverages warm no matter how long it takes to finish them.
The best part about this warmer is that it's gravity activated, which means as soon as someone removes their mug it turns off, preventing it from running while nobody is around to supervise it.
Plant Terrarium With Wooden Stand
Know a new mama who is also a proud plant mom? They'll love this plant propagation station. With three vases and a cute wooden stand, this terrarium is the perfect place for them to put plant cuttings and watch them take root.
The sturdy wood frame and clear glass bulbs also make this a pretty piece of home decor, which will look good in the nursery or in the living room where mom can enjoy it every day.
Cell Phone Stand
There are a lot of late nights for new moms (maybe we've mentioned this before) which could go by a whole lot faster if mom had something to watch. This cell phone stand has a wireless Bluetooth speaker to make watching TV on the small screen that much easier. She can prop it up in the nursery or on her coffee table to enjoy her favorite shows while the rest of the house sleeps. It's iPhone, iPad, and Samsung Galaxy compatible.
Hamilton Beach Brita Hub Water Filter
Having access to clean, filtered water is an absolute must for new mamas, which is why this compact countertop water filter from Brita makes such a great gift. Not only can it ensure that mom is staying hydrated, but it offers a quick and easy way to make those late night bottles as well!
With a nine cup water reservoir and a six month carbon block filter, mom won't have to worry about running out of filtered water to mix her new baby's formula with!
Luxe Double Stroller Wagon
There are wagons, and then there are wagons. And this high end utility cart falls into the second category thanks to its versatility. It serves as a double stroller during those early years, accommodating children as young as 6-months-old. Once children outgrow the stroller function at approximately 45 pounds, the seats can be removed so that parents can easily transport all their kid's gear.
This wagon comes with a zipper door to make for easier loading and a removable canopy so babies and children can travel in comfort and style, making it a must on every new mom's wish list.
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