The 21 Best Gifts to Bring a New Mom - Baby Chick

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Best Gifts for New Moms

gift guidesUpdated June 11, 2021

by Nina Spears

The Baby Chick®: Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Expert


As soon as a woman welcomes a baby into the world, oftentimes, her family and others around her become focused on the baby. As a result, the mother can sometimes somewhat be forgotten. If you want to congratulate her and show her that she is not forgotten, here are the best gifts for a new mom. Any of these gifts will show her that you thought of her and that she is cared for. And we promise you, all of these items will be used and loved.

Cozy Slippers

Women love a good pair of cozy slippers to wear around the house. When you are a new mother, you won’t be leaving the house very often. And when you do get off the couch, it’s nice to have some comfortable slippers to wear. I love these two options. The first is open-toe, so it’s great for the winter or summer seasons. And the other option is microwavable heated slippers. You read that right! I love that they are filled with dried French lavender and all-natural grain. They are so great that they were even featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things List for 2019!

HALLUCI Women's Cross Band Soft Plush Fleece House Indoor or Outdoor Slippers

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Intelex Warmies Slippers

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Soft Pajamas

A new mother will be living in her pajamas, day and night. Eberjey pajamas are so incredibly soft and comfortable that they will quickly become her favorite set. They have a long sleeve and pant set as well as a short sleeve and shorts set. I particularly like that their PJs are button-ups so mom can easily breastfeed her baby comfortably.

Eberjey Women's Gisele Short Pj Set

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Eberjey Women's Gisele Two-Piece Long Sleeve & Pant Pj Set

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Quality Water Bottle

A new mommy needs to stay hydrated! Having a good water bottle that will remind her to sip throughout the day will help her body, help her milk supply, and overall help her feel better.

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 2.0 Water Bottle, Straw Lid
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Coffee Mug

There’s very little sleep going on when you have a newborn. This is why moms are usually making or warming up a cup of coffee. With this coffee cup, she will never have to reheat her coffee again.

NEW Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
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Coffee Maker

And if she needs another convenient place to make a cup of coffee, this mini Keurig is perfect.

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer
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It’s a life-saving machine for any new mom who doesn’t have time to brew coffee (read: every new mom).

New Mom Gift Basket

If a gift basket is more your style, here are two great options. One is filled with cute things for mom and baby, and the other is filled with useful items perfect for her postpartum recovery.

New Mom Gift Basket from Joy and Chaos on Etsy

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Postpartum Care Package from the Labor of Love Co on Etsy

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Leggings are essential for any mom. Moms live in them because they cover us at all times, no matter what awkward position we get into when wrangling the kids, and they are perfect for the changing postpartum body. No matter what, they move and mold to our body’s shape, which is exactly what a woman needs when recovering from birth. This is where functionality meets comfort, and these postpartum leggings are a mom favorite.

Everyday High Waist Postpartum/Nursing Leggings
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Essential Oil Diffuser

Smelling certain scents can give someone energy, help them sleep, help with nausea, and so much more. A diffuser is a wonderful gift because it can set the tone in a room and give that person comfort and a feeling of peace.

Ultrasonic Cool Mist Diamond 90 Aromatherapy Diffuser SERENE HOUSE
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Bath Salts

Give the gift of relaxation. Whenever the new mom can hand off the baby to her partner and get some much-deserved R&R, she can add these bath salts to her bath and soak in luxury.

Herbivore - Natural Soaking Bath Salts (CALM)
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Weighted Sleep Mask

New moms need to get sleep whenever they can. Sometimes that requires napping through the day. If the light from the windows is not allowing her to sleep well, this weighted sleep mask will do the trick. It’s basically like a hug for your head. It even has one side for cooling and the other side for warmth. So cool!

Nodpod Bead Filled Sleep Mask & Eye Pillow
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Baby Carrier

I love a good baby carrier. Babies always want to be kept close, and the best way to do that and still get things done around the house is babywearing. One of my favorite baby carriers is the ring sling from Wildbird. It can be used with your infant and can grow with them into toddlerhood. This is an amazing gift to give.

Mother wearing her baby in a Wildbird ring sling.
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Silicone Breast Pump

Every drop counts! The new mom will be thanking you repeatedly when she realizes that she no longer has to use an electric breast pump because she is catching so much milk with this silicone breast pump. This is the gift that every breastfeeding mom will love.

Haakaa Manual Breast Pump with Base
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Postpartum Feminine Care Products

A lot happens to a woman’s body after childbirth. This may not be the sexiest gift, but it is something that she will need, and she might not even know it. These feminine care products are super gentle and are the perfect thing to help her stay clean and fresh, especially if she isn’t finding time to hop in the shower.

Cora Essential Oil Bamboo Feminine Wipes with Plant-Based pH Balanced Moisturizers

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The Honey Pot Sensitive Intimate Wipes

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The moments of newborn snuggles, baby smiles, and chubby thighs won’t last forever. So help her savor these memories by giving her a keepsake baby book journal. It will be a gift she will treasure forever.

Promptly Journals - Childhood History Journal
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What mother doesn’t love a nice piece of jewelry? And this dainty 14K solid gold chain with customization options is a beautiful gift to give a new mom. Select up to three initials or characters to truly make this layering piece her own.

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Neck Massager

You would never know how much strain and pain holding a newborn baby all day long could put on your upper back and shoulders. But, more than likely, a new mom’s partner is not going to have the energy to give her a good daily shoulder rub, so this neck massager is the next best thing!

Naipo Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager with Heat Deep Kneading Massage for Neck, Back, Shoulder, Foot and Legs
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If she wants to listen to a podcast or some relaxing music and not wake up the baby, these AirPods are the best. Who wants to get tangled up in cords when you have to tend to a baby?

Apple AirPods Pro
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Need I say more? . . . A new mom can seriously not get enough of under-eye concealer. This is the magical stick that will make her look like she’s back from the dead!

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
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Comfy Cardigan

Whether she is cozying up on the couch or leaving the house with the newborn, a comfy cardigan is always a great gift. I particularly love it because not only will it keep the new mom warm, comfortable, and covered, but it can also be used as a nursing cover!

State Cashmere Mid-Length 100% Pure Cashmere Open Cardigan Long Sleeve Sweater for Women
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Mom’s One Line a Day

If a journal is too daunting, this one line a day memory book is a great alternative. Each day has a few lines for the new mom to jot down a few thoughts, memories, or milestones baby achieved that day. This gift makes journaling easy. It’s a special gift to give a new mom.

Mom's One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book
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Instant Pot Duo & Cookbook

Cooking is the last thing a new mom wants to do. So an awesome gift to give a new mom is an Instant Pot because it lets her drop in a frozen chicken breast and a jar of salsa, press a few buttons, and walk away. In no time, a delicious meal will be ready! This really takes the pressure off when it comes to dinner time. I also recommend pairing her new Instant Pot with this cookbook full of 75 easy recipes.

Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker, and Warmer

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Party in an Instant Pot: 75+ Insanely Easy Instant Pot Recipes from the Editors of Delish

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If you want to show your love to a new mom and let her know that you are thinking about her, these gifts are sure to make her feel loved.

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