Finding the perfect gift for your friends or family can be a stressful endeavor at the best of times, but we pride ourselves in being quite the experts at gift-giving (we've curated countless guides here on the site from birthday gifts ideas to budget-friendly finds, not to mention our major holiday gift guides.)
Today, we're focusing our attention on the best gifts for new moms. As you can guess, anything that encourages comfort and relaxation is a great option, (as a mom of a 20-month-old toddler, I can safely say sleep is not something new parents are going to be getting a lot of throughout the first year.) A few other key things new moms will love? A cool skin-to-skin top that's a game-changer, a multifunctional diaper bag, and the softest nursing night dresses.
Ahead, enjoy our roundup of the 26 best gifts for new moms, from the quirky to the relaxation-centric.
Barefoot Dreams have the coziest and most luxurious feeling robes—perfect for new moms to cozy up in with their baby.
This bath soak is a game-changer for new moms.
Help a new mom create a sense of calm at home with a beautifully scented candle.
I basically lived in stretchy slip night dresses 24/7 after giving birth. Cosabella has some of the best to facilitate nursing.
Give the gift of a good night's sleep (well, at least a helping hand).
She'll really appreciate a (super cute) baby carrier, and this one gets rave reviews.
The Poosh diffuser blend is a euphoric mix of rose, lavender, and grapefruit (yes, it's dreamy).
Moms (including me) rave about this practical and multifunctional quilted diaper bag.
When in doubt, go for a monogrammed necklace.
A clever top for easy and comfortable skin to skin time with baby (also perfect for nursing).
You can never have enough multipurpose cloths as a new mom. Perfect for swaddling, burping, and everything in-between.
An amazing book to help new moms focus on healing and bonding during the important postpartum period.
Moms will love a super-soft and comfortable PJ set—especially one that looks chic enough to wear when visitors arrive. (We never met an Eberjey set we didn't like.)
Cozy and cushy stylish slippers. Perfect for indoors (and outdoors).
Meet the perfect gift: the new-mama care kit. These will help heal and provide relief from postpartum discomforts.
Perfect for journaling every stage of a baby's life—from their milestones to footprints to precious first moments.
A soothing and relaxing oil to relax tired minds and sore muscles.
A swaddle is a new mom must-have. This one is super cute.
Spritz in the air to create a calming environment for sleep.
Breastfeeding new moms will really appreciate this manual breast pump as a convenient alternative to their electric one which passively collects milk hands-free.
A pretty and fun mug for all that mom fuel.
A relaxing lavender bath soak to help you achieve a good night's sleep.
A brightening facial oil and roller is the perfect beauty treat to encourage a little self-care.
For that postpartum frizzy hair.
How cute are these?
Coloring is a great stress-relieving activity.
This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated by Judith Jones.
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