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Best Gifts for New Moms: 29 Thoughtful Options

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Updated May 22, 2024

From the hopeful, wide-eyed anticipation of a first heartbeat to watching your baby grow month-after-month, early motherhood is a life-alternating transformation—and it deserves to be celebrated. Yet, during these early years, mothers are often overlooked during gift-giving occasions, at a time when they could use a little TLC.

Whether you're shopping for your bestie who's expecting or your sister who just welcomed their tiny human, I've curated a selection of gifts that are sure to bring smiles and make life a little easier for these incredible women.

Best gifts for moms-to-be

Ettitude's Vegan Cashmere Women Throw Blanket

Give this mom-to-be the gift of luxurious comfort via this vegan cashmere throw blanket from Ettitude. Crafted from sustainable CleanBamboo® fibers, it’s even softer than traditional cashmere, perfect for cozying up for a much-needed afternoon power nap. As a bonus, this blanket can be multi-purpose when she cuddles up with her newborn in a few short months.

Ettitude's Vegan Cashmere Women Throw Blanket

Ettitude's Vegan Cashmere Women Throw Blanket

Price on publish: $169


Belly Bandit’s S.O.S. Side Sleeper Pregnancy Wedge Pillow

There are plenty of annoyances of pregnancy, and one of the biggest complaints from expecting women is finding a comfortable sleeping position with a big belly. It’s not safe to lay on your back, and your stomach is impossible, so the side it is! To help give support, consider a pregnancy pillow. Belly Bandit’s “S.O.S.” pillow is designed to be easy to use, offering compactness and adaptability as her pregnancy progresses. It can grow alongside her bump, so maybe she can collect some Zzzs before the baby’s arrival.

Belly Bandit’s S.O.S. Side Sleeper Pregnancy Wedge Pillow

Belly Bandit’s S.O.S. Side Sleeper Pregnancy Wedge Pillow

Price on publish: $89.95


OLUKAI Kilea Women's Everyday Sneaker

OLUKAI Kilea Women's Everyday Sneaker

OLUKAI Kilea Women's Everyday Sneaker

Those last few weeks of pregnancy are uncomfortable: nothing fits, it’s hard to do basic tasks, and your feet? Where are they? It may seem pretty practical but trust us, she’ll appreciate OluKai's Kīlea Sneakers! These sneakers are perfect for moms-to-be, as they're easy to slip into without bending down. Crafted with signature anatomically contoured footbeds, they offer instant comfort and lasting support.

Price on publish: $120


Addison Bay Panama Maternity Dress

Addison Bay Panama Maternity Dress

Addison Bay Panama Maternity Dress

Born from the vision that activewear should seamlessly transition beyond the gym, this dress offers the fashion-forward mom-to-be style without compromising functionality. Designed by Marghi, a mom of four who understands the modern woman's need for a no-fuss wardrobe (especially when pregnant), it's tailored for the girl on the go. Launched in the recent winter collection, it received rave reviews for its comfort and practicality, it’s a must-have for those sweltering summer months as she approaches her due date.

Price on publish: $158


Mingle Mocktails Mocktail Gift Set

Mingle Mocktails Mocktail Gift Set

Mingle Mocktails Mocktail Gift Set

A cocktail may be off-limits during pregnancy, but you can help mom feel part of the fun with this thoughtful gift from Mingle Mocktails, proudly founded by women. This curated set of sparkling craft mocktails offers a fizzy, fruity flavor perfect for pouring into her favorite glass, adding a playful garnish, or sipping on at Mother's Day brunch and beyond.

Price on publish: $64.95


Mint & Lily Pressed Birth Flower Necklace

Mint & Lily Pressed Birth Flower Necklace

Mint & Lily Pressed Birth Flower Necklace

Months take on a new meaning when you’re pregnant. You really count them down, and one holds your precious due date. Now, you can honor that special time by treating the expecting mom to more than flower delivery when you’re shopping for Valentine gifts for her, gifts for your wife, and gifts for the women in your life expecting. This unique necklace features a resin pendant containing real dried flowers customizable to your month of choice and elegantly plated with thick gold or sterling silver. Crafted with 18k gold plating or 925 sterling silver, it's resistant to rust, fading, and tarnishing.

Price on publish: $39


Touchland Build Your Own Bundle Set

Touchland Build Your Own Bundle Set

Touchland Build Your Own Bundle Set

One of the most important gifts you can give an expecting mom is keeping her and her soon-to-be newborn safe. This elevated hand sanitizer brand has a cult following for its luxury ingredients and brand design. You can build a disinfecting bundle for your pregnant friend. She can keep these on hand to shoo away germs in the last weeks of her pregnancy and toss one in the diaper bag for the baby’s arrival.

Price on publish: $47.50+


Spoonful of Comfort Ultimate New Parent Package

Spoonful of Comfort Ultimate New Parent Package

Spoonful of Comfort Ultimate New Parent Package

Show the mom-to-be that you’re ready and willing to support her however she needs with this super-thoughtful gift from Spoonful of Comfort. The Ultimate New Parent Package is filled with surprises for mom and the baby, including two 32-ounce containers of ready-to-heat-and-eat soup, dessert rolls, and cookies. For the little one, there's a collection of designer bibs, blankets, baubles, pacifiers, swaddles and more.

Price on publish: $269.99+


Branwyn Essential Busty Bra

Branwyn Essential Busty Bra

Branwyn Essential Busty Bra

At a certain point in pregnancy—nothing fits. Including undergarments. While a bra might not seem like a Mother’s Day gift, for the woman who can’t find anything comfortable to keep her oversized breasts supported, it’ll be more appreciated than you know. This underwire-free best-seller is crafted from Merino fabric, complete with customizable straps, for C-cup and above. After a day of wear, it’ll remind her of the joy of feeling comfortable in her own skin.

Price on publish: $58


Bodily Care For Birth Box

Bodily Care For Birth Box

Bodily Care For Birth Box

There’s no way around it: birth can be scary. And for first-time moms, it is difficult to know what you’ll need during your recovery period. For a gift that’s as thoughtful as helpful, consider giving the ultimate hospital bag checklist with this comprehensive birth recovery and postpartum kit. With 11 research-backed products and two guidebooks—one for her and one for her birth partner—she'll feel fully prepared for the journey ahead. Packed with organic and all-natural solutions, including additional items for recovery at home, this award-winning kit is a thoughtful gesture for her comfort and well-being. Named Best Gift Box for Pregnant Women by Oprah and Overall Best Postpartum Kit by The Bump, it's a gift she'll truly appreciate.

Price on publish: $89


Hello Postpartum Mega New Mom Gift Box

Hello Postpartum Mega New Mom Gift Box

Hello Postpartum Mega New Mom Gift Box

Don’t give the mom-to-be a cute onesie—that’s not a gift for her. Instead, give her this amazingly curated postpartum care box full of necessities and sweet, thoughtful tokens to help and inspire her. From recovery must-haves to indulgent self-care treats, this box is a comprehensive gesture of love that can be tailored for C-section and vaginal birth recoveries.

Price on publish: $249


Elvie Stride

Elvie Stride

If the mom-to-be in your life intends to breastfeed her baby, she may need to pump to build her stash before returning to work. This hands-free, cordless breast pump can free her from being tied down by cords or outlets. Elvie Stride gives her the power of a hospital-grade pump in a portable package, all controlled from your phone with the Pump with Elvie app.

Price on publish: $269.99


Best gifts for the brand new mom

Brilliant Earth Mama Pendant

Brilliant Earth Mama Pendant

Brilliant Earth Mama Pendant

Celebrate her new title with this necklace adorned with the word 'mama' elegantly scripted. It's a perfect gift to honor this new stage of life and love she's about to embrace. This necklace serves as a timeless reminder of the beauty and strength of pregnancy, labor, postpartum and motherhood.

Price on publish: $95


Duffield Lane The Laurel Dress in Royal Navy

Duffield Lane The Laurel Dress in Royal Navy

Duffield Lane The Laurel Dress in Royal Navy

Introducing the double-duty dress that will make her feel pretty and comfortable in the postpartum period. She’s getting to know her new body and her new baby—and she doesn’t have the energy to worry about fashion. It’s crafted from high-grade cotton, making it as soft as her favorite pajamas, but it looks effortlessly chic for those first outings with her little one. This dress is all about flattering and forgiving silhouettes, ensuring she feels amazing as she steps out of the house.

Price on publish: $159


Jillian Dempsey’s Eye Mask & Mixturizer Bundle

Jillian Dempsey Eye Mask & Mixturizer Bundle

Jillian Dempsey Eye Mask & Mixturizer Bundle

With a newborn to care for and nurture, the brand new mom is in the thick of it, and probably feeling pretty tired and run down. This duo includes two top picks from celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey, designed to help her eyes feel brighter. The eye masks are soaked in a soothing serum to nourish and rejuvenate the delicate under-eye area, while the Mixturizer is a versatile cream that evens out skin tone and texture for a personalized finish. It's a thoughtful gift to help her feel refreshed and glowing, even on the busiest days.

Price on publish: $98


Badesofa Back Bath Pillow

Badesofa Back Bath Pillow

Badesofa Back Bath Pillow

For women who love to take scalding hot baths, pregnancy can be a big downer. You can’t soak in too-hot water while carrying a baby—but you can the moment they are out. That’s why a brand-new-mom will become obsessed with this luxury gift. Many bath pillows are meant to support your head, but end up leaving you with a sore neck. This luxurious bath pillow from Badesofa is oversized and designed like a couch cushion, but for water, making it extra cozy. It's a simple way to show her that you understand self-care's importance and appreciate everything she does.

Price on publish: starting at $199 but on sale for Mother's Day at $169.15


Hello Adorn’s Cece Initial Necklace

Hello Adorn’s Cece Initial Necklace

Hello Adorn’s Cece Initial Necklace

PSA: you’re still a ‘brand new’ mom even if you’re having a second baby. Just like each pregnancy is unique, so are each of her children. Now, with this necklace from affordable jewelry brand Hello Adorn, you can help her honor each of her kiddos initials. These diamond-shaped charms shimmer in the light and stir the heartstrings. The best part: Hello Adorn's latest Mama + Me Collection lets mom and her mini-me match in style with their jewelry, so get the matching set for her toddlers, too!

Price on publish: $40+


Lila Maternity Selina Dress

Lila Maternity Selina Dress

Lila Maternity Selina Dress

If the new mom decided to breastfeed, she’s probably doing it, well, around the clock. To maintain supply and the demands of a growing newborn, she needs clothes that allow her to access her breasts at a moment’s notice. But hey, she may still want to look cute, too! This linen dress with a short puff sleeve and a reversible design is the perfect gift. With a square neckline on one side and an easy-to-open bust on the other, it's ideal for nursing her little one. Plus, its stretchy fabric ensures it’ll be comfortable and flattering postpartum—and its timeless style means she can wear it for months or even years after. (For more options, check out our list of the best places to buy maternity clothes.)

Price on publish: $59.99


Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced Formula Dispenser Machine

Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced Formula Dispenser Machine

Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced Formula Dispenser Machine

Not every mother can and wants to breastfeed—and that’s okay! For the formula-feeding new mom, this Baby Brezza machine will be a gamechanger. This innovative system offers more accurate, consistent, and hygienic mixing than hand scooping, thanks to its patented technology. Compatible with virtually all formula and bottle brands, it allows fully customizable settings for bottle size, temperature, and dispensing preferences. Plus, its airtight formula storage ensures freshness with every use.

Price on publish: $199


Best gift ideas for the mom of toddlers

ekuBOX Relax and Unwind - Large Spa Box

ekuBOX Relax and Unwind - Large Spa Box

ekuBOX Relax and Unwind - Large Spa Box

How about giving that supermom in your life a little (much-needed) me-time with this gorgeous spa box? It's like a mini getaway; no passport needed. She can soak in a luxurious bath, sip her favorite drink, and chill with some soothing tunes. With carefully chosen beauty treats, it's the perfect way to show her some love and help her recharge those batteries.

Price on publish: $325


Medicube Age-R Booster Pro 6-in-1 Total Care LED Therapy Device

Medicube Age-R Booster Pro - 6-in-1 Total Care LED Indication Device for Enhanced Absorption, Radiance,Elasticity,Facial Contouring,and Pore Care with 4 Modes - Korean Skin Care

Medicube Age-R Booster Pro - 6-in-1 Total Care LED Indication Device for Enhanced Absorption, Radiance,Elasticity,Facial Contouring,and Pore Care with 4 Modes - Korean Skin Care

For the mom deep in the trenches of the Terrible Twos (or Threenage Threes), a skincare routine probably isn’t at the top of her to-do list. Luckily, this LED therapy device doesn’t require much time or upkeep, allowing her to get a skin refresh during naptime. It’s a 6-in-1 device that combines advanced skincare technologies like electroporation, microcurrents, EMS, electric needles, LED, and sonic vibration for customizable results. With five LED colors representing different modes targeting specific skin concerns—from pore care to brightening and elasticity—it's a tailored skincare experience amidst the chaos of toddlerhood.

Price on publish: $399


Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2, 14 Oz, App-Controlled Heated Coffee Mug with 80 Min Battery Life and Improved Design, Black

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2, 14 Oz, App-Controlled Heated Coffee Mug with 80 Min Battery Life and Improved Design, Black

For moms of toddlers who never seem to get a warm sip of their coffee, Ember is the ultimate game-changer. How does it work? Brilliantly, you can customize and maintain your drink at the perfect temperature, ensuring it never gets too hot or cold. Available in a range of colors to match mom’s style, this fan-favorite mug keeps beverages warm for up to 80 minutes, even during those hectic mornings with the little ones. Buh-bye cold coffee.

Price on publish: $144.95+


Peloton Mama Sweatshirt

To maintain her sanity, the mom of littles turns to her daily Peloton workout for strength, endorphins and some non-negotiable ‘me time.’ Now you can honor her dedication to her health (physical and mental!) with this amazing sweatshirt from the Ford & Wyatt x Peloton collaboration. It boasts a relaxed, slightly oversized fit with dropped sleeves for ultimate comfort. Crafted from cotton French terry fleece, it's brushed to achieve a soft, worn-in feel, ideal for those post-workout cozy moments.

Price on publish: $68


Oakcha Signature Collection Bundle

Oakcha Signature Collection Bundle

Oakcha Signature Collection Bundle

Every woman goes on a journey of discovering herself again after becoming a mom. So much has changed; perhaps, she’s still figuring out her new style—and the best perfume for her. Oakcha's Signature Collection Bundle gives her the opportunity to explore the newness and test out scents like Cosmic Fusion, Sorcery, and Dream Fuel. Thanks to their concentrated formulas, these perfumes linger longer, all made with clean, sustainably sourced ingredients. It's a little treat to remind her of the fabulous woman she is.

Price on publish: $220 (on sale for $165)


Mobvoi Home Walking Treadmill

Mobvoi Home Walking Treadmill

Mobvoi Home Walking Treadmill

When time (and let’s be honest: energy) is limited for moms of young children, giving the gift of accessible mobility is huge—and this is one of the best treadmills for fitting in an easy workout. The Mobvoi Home Walking Treadmill gives mom the option for quick workouts when she has a minute to spare (or even while she’s working from home during the day). With a compact design, it seamlessly fits into any space.

Price on publish: $239.99


The Beachwaver Co. Blow Brush

The Beachwaver Co. Blow Brush

The Beachwaver Co. Blow Brush

Once toddlers grow into Kindergarten age, parents start to get some of their time back. If mom is starting to get some groove with her new look, this cult-followed Beachwaver Blow Brush may, well, blow her mind. More than a hair dryer, it’s one tool with endless looks, featuring ionic technology to reduce frizz and static, leaving hair shiny and smooth. Featuring four adjustable heads: the Oval Nozzle for gentle pre-styling, Diffuser for defining curls, Round Brush for a blowout finish, and Smoothing Brush for straightening and taming flyaways.

Price on publish: $189


The Poppy Crossbody Diaper Bag

The Poppy Crossbody Diaper Bag

The Poppy Crossbody Diaper Bag

When she first became a mom, her diaper bag was packed to the brim. Now, as a mom to toddlers, she doesn’t need quite as much, and she can use Poppy, a stylish purse that replaces her bulky diaper bag. Its clever compartments, durable design, and eco-conscious materials make it perfect for on-the-go moms with little ones, ensuring she's prepared for anything from diapers to snacks.

Price on publish: $160


Florasis Blooming Rouge Love Lock Lipstick

Florasis Blooming Rouge Love Lock Lipstick

Florasis Blooming Rouge Love Lock Lipstick

This Mother's Day, surprise the mom of littles with a vibrant red lipstick to add a pop of confidence to her look. Red lipstick has the power to elevate any outfit—something she needs as she builds her confidence in her new mom role. Its soft matte finish makes it comfortable to wear and lasts throughout the day, since we know she doesn’t have time to reapply Gift her this little touch of glamor to remind her how beautiful she is, inside and out.

Price on publish: $49


Harry & David Waffle Brunch with Tray

The best gift to give to a new mom is well, sleep. After taking over caring for the baby and toddler in the morning, treat her to this gourmet assortment features buttery Belgian waffles, premium toppings, and bakery treats, all packaged on a charming pink serving tray adorned with the sweet sentiment ‘Brunch Is Always a Good Idea.’ It’s a thoughtful way to give her some shut-eye and some delicious treats, too.

Price on publish: $99.99


What to consider when choosing the best gifts for new moms

Recipient

Remember, you’re shopping for the mom—not the baby. While women may appreciate a cute onesie or something useful for the baby, on Mother’s Day, they want something they can enjoy for themselves. Moms give everything to their babies—make sure she’s the true recipient of this gift.

Budget

While moms don’t want to be forgotten on Mother’s Day, they also don’t want their children (or husbands and friends) to go into debt spoiling them. When you’re shopping for a Mother’s Day gift, be conscious of how much you can spend without going overboard. Everyone’s budget is different—and that’s okay.

Shipping/Location

If you don’t live under the same roof or next door to your mom anymore, you will need to be mindful of when your gift will need to be shipped to arrive on time. This also should be a consideration of your overall budget, since shipping fees often apply to most online gifts.

How I selected the best gifts for new moms

Research

To deliver a standout guide that covers all types of mothers and relationships, I conducted a comprehensive online search. I then identified best-selling products, with those boasting exceptional user reviews, prioritizing verified feedback and ratings.

Personal preference

I also personally evaluated a vast selection of these gifts. This hands-on approach ensures we present gifts that prioritize comfort, functionality, and design, ultimately empowering you to find the perfect token of appreciation for the moms in your life.

Budget

I wanted to include a wide range of gifts, and this includes price. Regardless of how big or small your budget is, this list should have you covered.

Top tips for shopping for the best gifts for new moms

Comfort is key

Look for gifts that prioritize comfort and relaxation. Pregnancy and early motherhood can be physically demanding, so items like soft robes, cozy slippers, or comfortable loungewear can be greatly appreciated. Consider items made from breathable fabrics that accommodate changing body shapes during pregnancy or postpartum recovery.

Balance practicality with luxury

Think about gifts that combine practicality with a touch of luxury. For example, a diaper bag that's not only stylish but also functional with plenty of compartments for organizing baby essentials. Alternatively, consider a high-quality nursing pillow or dress that provides support during breastfeeding sessions while also being comfortable and easy to clean.

Personalized and thoughtful gifts

Consider personalized gifts that show thoughtfulness and consideration for the mother-to-be or new mom. This could be anything from a customized piece of jewelry with the baby's birthstone or initials to a photo album or scrapbook where she can capture precious memories of her pregnancy and early days with the baby.

Self-care and pampering

Pregnancy and new motherhood can be overwhelming, so gifts that promote self-care and pampering are always appreciated. This could include a gift certificate for a prenatal massage or spa treatment, a subscription to a meal delivery service to make mealtimes easier, or a basket filled with luxurious bath products for some well-deserved relaxation time.

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