Finding the perfect gifts for new moms is a fun, but often complicated process. Do you focus on the new baby, pamper the new mother, or both? You might feel overwhelmed by the vast amount of new mom gifts out there.
You can give the new mom in your life all the attention she deserves with the help of our fun, jam-packed guide to gift ideas for new moms. She’ll feel celebrated, loved, and cared for at the same time. Check out these entertaining, thoughtful gifts for first-time moms here.
55 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for New Moms
Make a new mom smile for two with these creative gifts for new moms below.
Postpartum Care Package
The new mom in your life will enjoy this postpartum care package that is all about pampering her right. The unique set has so much to make her days easier and more comforting. The package includes a pair of soft socks and soothing herbal tea for mom, along with adorable moccasins, a bunny rattle, and a cotton swaddle for the baby.
New Mom Affirmations
Your favorite new mom will start playing cards right away with this fun, creative set of cards filled with affirmations for new moms. The 40 cards provide a meaningful backdrop to inspire her during her first days as a mom and keep her grounded and going strong for the many days to come. Gift ideas for new moms like these cards turn typical postpartum presents into something really special.
Baby Carrier Wrap
New parents and especially new moms tend to need a way to keep baby close while remaining hands-free. This baby carrier wrap does just that with its all-cotton softness and versatile style. Even if she claims she is someone who has everything, this baby wrap will make each day easier and provide a way to stay close to her little one.
Baby Keepsake Kit
This thoughtful baby keepsake kit works wonders for a mom-to-be or a new mom when she wants to start making and preserving memories of her newborn right away. The kit includes a wooden frame with space for photos, a clay area made for hand and footprints, and a stencil kit for personalizing the prints even more with the baby’s name and birthdate.
New Mom Gift Basket
Treat your favorite new mom with this cute, useful gift basket filled with goodies for her and the little one to enjoy after birth. The set includes a “One line a day” new mom journal, bath bombs for relaxing, and soft socks for herself. Baby gifts include a luxurious swaddle blanket and pacifier clip, making this awesome gift a marvelous addition to her already special day.
New Mom Wine Glass
The best gifts for new moms will make them smile and this new mom wine glass should definitely accomplish that. The stemless wine glass is made for mom and displays the message “I’ve waited 9 months for this,” which doesn’t overstate how long she’s been waiting to enjoy some wine again.
Mama Bear Mug
This fun “Mama Bear” beverage tumbler is the perfect practical gift for the new mom you know. The stainless steel tumbler closes securely with a sliding lid, includes a silicone straw, and will keep her favorite drink warm or cold as needed no matter how busy the new baby keeps her throughout the day.
New Mom Spa Gift Basket
Any new mom can use some self-care in the first days after her baby is born, which she can find in this new mom gift basket. The set has everything from bath bombs and lotion to scented soap and a fun mom tumbler to keep her healthy inside and out. The relaxing set makes a thoughtful Christmas or birthday gift for the newest mom you know.
First Mother’s Day Outfits
This cool clothing set for a new mommy and her baby daughter will touch her heart and become her favorite thing to wear. The matching pink cotton t-shirts are a fun way to get sentimental for a new mom. The shirts read “Our First Mother’s Day” and will help both ladies celebrate the holiday in mommy-daughter style.
Five-Year Memory Book
When you want to give a new mom gifts that aren’t for the baby, you’ll find this trendy five-year memory book a great way to help her start her own baby keepsake. The journal makes it easy for new moms to write one line a day about their experience for five years. She’ll be able to tackle it no matter how busy she is and end up with one beautiful baby keepsake.
Mom Survival Pack
This kit is an all-natural way for moms to enjoy luxury and self-care without artificial ingredients. Unique items like a lavender sugar exfoliant, mineral bath salt, belly butter, sleep salve, lavender mist, and lip balm will keep her body soft and supple, and her soul soothed to the core.
Baby Rest Sound Machine
Your favorite new mom (and baby) will love this sound machine that allows mom to control the light, sound, and rising time settings all from her smartphone. Gifts for first-time moms like this sound machine serve them well and help with the toughest parts of being a new mom, i.e. having a newborn that won’t go to sleep.
Aromatherapy Shower Steamer Set
When a new mom only has me time while in the shower, you can make her shower a full spa-day experience with these soothing shower steamers. She won’t waste a minute popping one of these eight steamers into the shower, only to enjoy relaxing steam and invigorating scents like lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, and citrus. She’ll thank you for the break!
Breastfeeding Starter Set
Give the new mom in your life some real help when it comes to breastfeeding with this amazing starter set. The kit has everything she needs to form a successful breastfeeding habit and make her baby happy in the process. The set has nursing pads, moisturizing creams, and tools necessary for the most fulfilling breastfeeding experience possible.
New Mom Skin Recovery Set
You can give a small, but effective gift to a new mom that can help her skin feel healthier than ever with this Palmers’ Cocoa Butter skincare set. The variety of skin-loving items are some of the best out there to protect and preserve postpartum skin. The items include tightening lotion, bust cream, nursing butter, and therapy oil to keep her feeling great.
This cute nursing hoodie is both fashionable and functional for the new mom you know. The attractive fit is only made better by the double-layer material which will allow her to comfortably nurse her new baby with security and privacy. She may end up wearing this versatile top all over town, while it quickly becomes a staple in her new mommy closet.
New Mom Handmade Gift Basket
New moms will value the high-quality items appearing in this stylish handmade gift basket. The Magnolia Box features spa products to help her make the most of time to herself, from body lotion and body scrub to a foot butter for her tired feet. She can enjoy the floral notes of a jasmine candle and use the beautiful floral-designed steel bottle when hydrating on the go.
Mother Nestling Birds Necklace
When looking for the best gifts for young moms, you’ll stop short when you see this silver necklace featuring a mother and baby bird(s). The handmade necklace can be personalized to include anywhere from one to four baby birds to nest next to the mother bird. The elegant, intricate design will likely become a mainstay that she keeps close for a long time.
New Mom Candle
The new mom you know may think you’re just giving her a nice lavender candle, but will laugh out loud when she reads the candle’s funny inscription. The candle’s label reads “Congrats on your new baby! Light the next time you get a moment to yourself.” The postscript is the kicker, which reads in fine print “Good til 2030.” Hopefully, she’ll get to it before then.
Personalized Name Necklace
New moms will be sure to love this personalized baby name necklace that highlights their new bundle of joy. The silver baby foot pendant can be customized with the baby’s name, along with their birthstone. The distinctive look of the pendant may keep her wearing it proudly for a long time to come.
Baby Keepsake Library
You can ensure your new mom’s baby memories are safe, secure, and well organized with this awesome baby keepsake library. The well-crafted organization system has different spaces made for different items, from envelopes for baby teeth to files for hospital records and drawers for baby clothes. She can look back with ease at her baby’s firsts with this durable home for memories.
The new mom you know will cherish this adorable bracelet for new moms. The bracelet mimics the style of a baby bracelet using letter beads to spell out a name. In this case, the black and white beads spell out the most important name around: “mom.” She can wear this simple, classic bracelet continually as her newborn grows into a little girl or boy.
Dr. Scholl’s Spa Socks
Sometimes gifts for new moms can be something as simple as this super-toasty pair of Dr. Scholl’s spa socks. The yarn built into the socks and the unique toe design will keep her feet as light as a cloud when she’s on them all day and night while taking care of her newborn. The two-pack also offers a quick back up when she finally gets around to doing laundry.
Postpartum Skin Care Set
The new mom in your life will appreciate the herbal remedies found in this postpartum skincare set. The set has items for both mom and baby, from diaper salve to body oil, lip balm, and body butter. The natural ingredients will soothe both parties and keep them coming back for more.
New Mom Gift Box Set
New moms will dig into this gift box set and find the good times they need when getting used to being a new mom. She will be able to take a few moments to herself with the soothing selection of bath bombs and calming lavender soap. She can also use the included tumbler reading “Mom Fuel” to hydrate or enjoy whatever beverage she surely deserves at the end of a long day.
Breast Self Care Kit
You can show the new mom you know how much you’re thinking of her wellbeing with this breast self-care kit. In between breastfeeding, she can find comfort with a lactation massager, breast warmers, and breast masks for lactation. The often challenging process of feeding her new baby can again focus on the joy of motherhood with your help.
Mother’s Love Mug
This adorable ceramic mug is an ode to a mother’s love the new mom in your life will appreciate and use. The handcrafted stoneware mug features a mamma animal and her babies, and offers a choice of elephants, bears, geese, or deer. The endearing display of motherly love will touch her heart and let her fill her cup.
Postpartum Recovery Essentials Kit
From labor and delivery to long after the birth, this postpartum recovery kit is the ultimate care package. The 33-piece kit includes everything from specialized underwear and ice maxi pads to healing foam and a toilet top caddy. She will feel like a million bucks right after giving birth and in the days and weeks that follow.
Mommy & Me Keepsake Picture Frame
You can get sentimental with your favorite new mom and give her this sweet memento after she gives birth. The distressed-style picture frame reads “Mommy and Me” and fits a 4 x 6 photo that she can put in or you can provide, like one of her and her baby after birth or when bringing the little one home.
Diaper Bag / Changing Station
You can make sure the new mom in your life isn’t afraid to leave the house with the new baby when she’ll have this amazing diaper bag and changing station combination. The backpack will neatly hold everything she needs for the baby and then opens up into a full changing station. The baby will be shielded from the world while she can easily make life better for them both.
You can bring some peace and calm into the likely hectic world of the new mom you know with this helpful anti-anxiety bracelet. The attractive lava rock bracelet also houses an essential oil diffuser (Lavender included) that can keep the anxiety at bay. She’ll enjoy having this thoughtful aromatherapy nearby at all times.
Mom Canvas Tote Bag
Your favorite new mom will likely get a lot of use out of this canvas tote bag after giving birth. The roomy bag is durable and entertaining, in that it features the words “Nothing in this bag belongs to me / Mom Life.” She can have fun with the sentiment and still love the bag all the way to the store.
Warming Baby Wipe Dispenser
New moms need caring gifts, but their babies do too…this warming baby wipe dispenser will make baby changing easy for mom while giving her new baby a mini-spa day. The easy-to-use dispenser produces the softest warmth for each wipe, while the LED night light will keep things visible no matter how late it is.
New Baby Essentials Kit
This specialized baby essentials kit will help new moms deal with the often disrupted functions of a newborn’s nose and tummy. The kit includes saline spray/drops, gas relief, pain reliever, gripe water, and more. She’ll feel very secure having these remedies nearby in the few weeks of her child’s life.
New Mom Gift Box
Pamper the new mom in your life with this fully-loaded new mom gift set. She can work on having her own private spa day (or hour if need be) with the relaxing lavender candle, soaps, and bath bombs. She can follow up with her favorite beverage in the included stainless steel tumbler and enjoy feeling super special for a moment or two.
Sit-Up Activity Baby Chair
This sturdy sit-up activity chair will make downtime for babies safer, while the new mom you know can have a downtime of her own. The chair is a great way for a baby to multitask using the tray and the toys, while your favorite mama takes a moment to herself.
Baby Socks Gift Set
Any new mom will thank you for getting her and her little one this set of cute baby socks. Each pair of combed cotton socks features a different lovable baby animal, along with a funny phrase on the soles. She will love having seven pairs of socks at her disposal when there’s no time to do laundry.
Mom’s Little Vase
The new mom you know will melt when you give her this little vase handcrafted with moms in mind. The miniature vase features watercolor-style designs of wildflowers and dandelions where she can keep her favorite flowers. You can also place some florals in this vase to get her started.
Baby Memory Book
This thoughtful baby memory book will be a wonderful way for a new mom to start keeping track of all the memories she’s creating with her newborn. The book covers the time from birth to five years old and provides prompts for her to easily start recording memories as soon as she gets her hands on it.
Baby Healthcare Grooming Kit
This baby healthcare and grooming kit will prepare the mom you know for any unexpected health issues that come up in the first days, weeks, and months of her new baby’s life. The 25-piece set has grooming tools for trimming nails and health tools such as a thermometer and nasal aspirator, along with other accessories.
Labor Delivery & Postpartum Kit
The mom you know will find so much value in this labor, delivery, and postpartum kit. When it’s time to give birth, she will dig into this packed kit to find items like a delivery/nursing gown, pads, foam, and more to deal with postpartum discomfort, and socks all packed into a travel bag she can bring to the hospital and have after the baby comes.
Nursing Nightgown and Robe Set
Your favorite new mom will love the way she feels in this nursing nightgown and robe set. She’ll be impressed with both the comfortable fit and the quick access for breastfeeding, which turn this beautiful piece into a practical tool for new moms to appreciate.
Baby Blanket Gift Set
This cute baby blanket gift set might be one of the softest gifts for new babies and moms around. The set comes with a fleece comforter, a bunny security blanket, and baby booties all together in a quirky baby-size suitcase. The gift set is a lovely way to welcome a new baby into a good friend’s life.
Dearfoams Mama Bear Slipper
These Dearfoam slippers are a fun way to add some comfort into life and onto the feet of the new mom you know. The non-slip soles will keep her steady no matter how much she’s multitasking, while the memory foam and adorable “Mama Bear” design will offer support, comfort, and entertainment for the best new mom around.
The new mom in your life will cherish this necklace keepsake and wear it through all the fun, unexpected, anxious, and insanely memorable times she shares with her newborn. The 14-karat gold necklace is simple and classic. The only design includes the four letters to form the word “M-A-M-A.”
Self Care Gift Basket
This luxurious spa gift basket is a nice way to let a new mom know she should make time for herself, even in the midst of having a newborn. The citrus and lavender-scented gift box has body oil, bath bombs, bath salts, and body butter, all perfectly crafted enough to make her take a spa break whenever she can.
Bath Bombs Gift Set
This colorful bath bombs gift set may bring a smile to a new mom’s face before she even gets in the tub. The 12 handmade bath bombs look super festive in a bathroom, while their powerful fizz can make all her new mom stresses fade away, at least while she’s taking her bath.
Mom Glow Gift Box
Help your favorite new mom get her old glow back with this mom gift box for her self-care moments. She can refresh and recharge with the calming sleep mist, Vitamin C serum, hand cream, sleep blend aromatherapy roll-on, and calming candle. The kit is ready-made to get her to those precious winks she needs every night.
Tea Drop Sampler
This unique tea drop sampler makes a quiet tea time even easier for the new mom in your life. The ingenious tea drops replace the time-consuming, often messy traditional ways of making tea, like bags, strainers, and loose leaves. She only has to drop each one into hot water to have instant goodness, with flavors like Citrus Ginger and Rose Earl Grey.
Ugg Blanket Gift Set
This Ugg blanket gift set will wrap its softness around a new mom’s baby and warm her heart in the process. The faux fur is super-comfortable to the touch and the little plush companion can also step in for baby time cuddliness.
Massaging Foot Spa
New moms anywhere will jump up and down on their tired feet when you give them this awesome massaging foot spa. After running around for their new baby, they’ll rush to sit down and plant their feet into this high-quality foot bath. The spa features adjustable massage, a pedicure stone, heat control, and foot rollers. In no time, they’ll be back to their old selves, at least on their feet.
New Mom Wall Plaque
Make the new mom you know laugh with this cool, but ultimately practical wall plaque for her home. The novelty plaque has two sets of hooks—one for mugs, reading “AM” and one for wine glasses, reading “PM.” The wood piece of decor includes the message “How Moms Tell Time” and “A good day starts with coffee and ends with wine.”
Preserved Flowers Angel
Wish your favorite new mom a Happy Mother’s Day even if her baby comes home long before the holiday with these beautiful flowers in an angel keepsake. The flowers are perfectly preserved in the elegant glass angel figurine. They will serve to delight her when she needs something pretty and a reminder of how wonderful a mom she is.
Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker
Whether you include this Keurig K-Mini coffee maker in a new mom care package or hand it to her all on its own, it will keep her fueled and going strong. The 1-cup coffee maker won’t take up much space, but will brew the best-tasting solo cup of coffee she’s ever had. She’ll thank you when it’s 2 am and this Keurig coffee maker is saving her soul, caffeine-wise.
This super-strong postpartum shapewear will take on all the tasks a new mom needs after coming home with her newborn. The comfortable and supportive piece includes both a waist cincher belt and a belly belt to keep her mommy parts under control while offering lumbar support. It can help her in the healing process from new mom to just mom.
Gifts for New Moms FAQs
What Do New Moms Need the Most?
New moms can use a variety of gifts, from baby accessories to items that put mom first. New moms can always use gifts that focus on their new baby, like a sleep machine, portable diaper bags, or onesies.
They will also appreciate a daily organizer, guides to being a new mom, or even items like a one-cup coffee maker for late nights or a sleep mask so she can finally get a nap. As long as the gifts for the new mom make life easier, they will be welcomed by her.
How Do You Pamper a New Mom?
You can pamper a new mom with a bevy of treats that will make her day go smoothly. From spa sets to gift baskets full of tasty treats, there are loads of gifts to make her feel extra-special. You can also give her accessories like a smart sleep mask or meditative journal to offer her time for self-care.
Do You Bring a Gift When Visiting a New Baby?
It is considered good manners if you are taking the time to visit a family with a new baby to bring a gift with you. It doesn’t need to be super expensive or even baby-focused. Bringing some sweets, a gift basket, or some flowers will be equally appreciated by the new parents.
What Is a Traditional Push Present?
Push presents are gifts given to an expecting mom or both parents when she reveals her pregnancy. They can often be jewelry or a thoughtful keepsake, but there are no absolutes when it comes to push presents. You can get creative with them as long as they celebrate the woman or couple you care about.
How Much Should You Spend on a Push Present?
Push presents can vary greatly in price. Depending on your relationship with the expecting mom/parents and your financial situation, push presents can typically cost anywhere from $10 -$1000.
Often, husbands invest more in a nice piece of jewelry for their pregnant wife or partner, but loved ones and friends who get her a push present can spend much less and still give her a gift worth having.
Do You Buy Flowers for a New Mom?
New moms will usually appreciate a bright bouquet of flowers after giving birth. Keep in mind that a new mom is in the hospital for one – four days, so you can either wait and send her a bouquet when you know she and her new baby are home or send a bouquet of flowers directly to her hospital room.
What Do You Put in a Postpartum Basket?
The first six weeks after birth are considered postpartum for a new mom. You can create or buy a postpartum gift basket that will bring her comfort, help, and kindness during this special time.
Including practical items like nursing pads, pain relievers, and extra underwear will be sure to be used. Adding in something thoughtful like a new baby keepsake will make the basket even more lovely for a new mom to enjoy.
What Are Some Good Birthday Gift Ideas for a New Mom?
Birthday gift ideas for a new mom should focus on her and not necessarily the new baby since she’s likely to receive tons of new baby gifts between the baby shower and birth. Gifts that make her feel special and attend to her self-care are great, from a luxurious bathrobe to a spa gift basket she can enjoy using. A quality keepsake or piece of jewelry will also highlight her and bring value to her life.
What Is the Best Mother’s Day Gift for a New Mom?
Comfort is key for new mom gifts on her first Mother’s Day. Toasty blankets and throws, fuzzy sweaters, or bathtime supplies are all good ideas that will give her much-needed time to herself. Whether a new mom or an experienced mom, she will always appreciate jewelry, flowers, meaningful keepsakes, and even gift baskets that highlight her new role.
What Are Some Good Christmas Gifts Ideas for New Moms?
Christmas time is a wonderful season to get new moms cool gifts that will make life easier with her new baby. Gadgets like a baby food maker or meal delivery kit will find favor with new moms across the board. Gifts like a nursing wrap or a digital baby book will help her out and allow her to appreciate every day as a new mom. Utility bags, diaper subscription services, and even an insulated coffee mug will each serve her in the best way in her new mom world.