27 Thoughtful Gift Ideas For The New Mom In Your Life

As new moms know, the greatest gift is the precious bundle of joy that also keeps you from getting more than two hours of sleep at a time. The second best gift would be sleep (preferably more than two hours of it), but the third best gift is what we're here to help curate, and that's well, actual gifts!

If you or someone close to you is celebrating your first Mother's Day as a card-carrying member of the mama club, you're probably looking for something that might offer a moment of relaxing time amidst the hubbub of caring for an infant: Perhaps that's in the form of a silky robe, some luxe skin care, or some noise-canceling headphones, for that matter.

With many shipping times delayed due to stores being closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it doesn't hurt to get a start on Mother's Day shopping ahead of the May 10 holiday. Ahead, find out 27 unique and useful gifts for any first-time moms.

We’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. 

Youth To The People Activate Your Calm Kit


You might not be able to gift her an extra hour (or six) of sleep, but this luxe skin-care set will add a moment of calm to her round-the-clock schedule.


Youth To The People Activate Your Calm Kit, $, available at Sephora

Honest Beauty Cool Mama Cat Eye Set


Cool mamas everywhere will love this Jessica Alba-approved cat eye set, which includes Honest Beauty's liquid eyeliner and the 2-in-1 mascara and lash primer.

Honest Beauty Cool Mama Cat Eye Set, $, available at The Honest Company

Freshly


Free mama of kitchen duty for a week by sending her yummy, healthy, chef-created and prepared meals delivered straight to her doorstep. (For snacks, we also love Daily Harvest's ready-to-blend smoothies and bowls.)

Freshly 4 Meals Per Week, $, available at Freshly

Polaroid One Step 2 VF Camera


Sure, you're already dutifully documenting every moment, large and small, on your iPhone. However, nothing beats a real photograph — whether you want to start a monthly series to see your little one grow, or simply want to create a special keepsake to look back on, a film camera can help you cherish memories for years to come.

Polaroid One Step 2 VF Camera, $, available at Verishop

Tower 28 SOS Save.Our.Skin Daily Rescue Facial Spray


As a new mama, you may feel like you don't have a ton of extra time to pamper yourself. Luckily, a refreshing face mist can instantly perk up your mood (and skin!) in under three seconds.

Tower 28 Beauty SOS Save.Our.Skin Daily Rescue Facial Spray, $, available at Sephora

P.volve ultimate p.volve package


If you want to get moving from the comfort of your home (or you know, don't plan on blowing your infant's ears out with SoulCycle beats), investing in some basic at-home workout items (or an all-in-one starter pack like this P.volve one) can transform your living room into a fitness oasis.

P.volve ultimate p.volve package, $, available at P.volve

Nutribullet Baby Bullet Blender


It'll take extra time and effort than stocking up on tiny jars of Gerber, but if you want to meal prep for your tot, this sized-down version of the Nutribullet (complete with portioned containers) is hands-down, the easiest way to whip up your own baby food at home.

Nutribullet Baby Bullet Blender, $, available at Sur La Table

Dyson Corrale Straightener


Flexing plates and a cordless design make the new, very luxe Dyson straightener and easy (and fast!) way to create a sleek, smooth style.

Dyson Corrale Straightener, $, available at Nordstrom

Floral Press Candle


This $15 Anthro gem is a cheap, cheerful way to create a warm, calm atmosphere — just what any new mama needs.

Rosy Rings Floral Press Candle, $, available at Anthropologie

Highborn Moon Saber Neroli & Tansy Luxury CBD Body Oil


You may have successfully cut your shower time down to a lean eight minutes, but take a moment to apply a few pumps of this luxurious body oil on slightly damp skin to enjoy a moment of calm — not to mention, soft, radiant skin from the neck down.

Highborn Moon Saber Neroli & Tansy Luxury CBD Body Oil, $, available at Nordstrom

Madewell x Parachute Striped Oversized Pajama Shirt


Granted, you may not be getting a ton of sleep (one day, years from now, we promise that you'll look back on this time with joy), but upgrade the valuable shut-eye time you have with a comfy, classic pajama set.

Madewell x Parachute Striped Oversized Pajama Shirt, $, available at Parachute Home

Madewell x Parachute Striped Oversized Pajama Shorts, $, available at Parachute Home

Lively The Busty Maternity Bralette


Get the support you need without sacrificing style or comfort with this chic bralette featuring mesh trim and convertible cups for nursing.

Lively The Busty Maternity Bralette, $, available at Lively

Marshall Mid A.N.C. Bluetooth Headphones


Your love for your bambino is unconditional, but sometimes, you just need a moment of escape. Whether you're engaging in a ten-minute guided meditation or need to blast some Korn, noise-canceling headphones will help you tune out the world for a brief moment.

Marshall Mid A.N.C. Bluetooth Headphones, $, available at Verishop

Catbird Dollhouse Heart Locket


This dainty locket makes for a sweet, sentimental gift that any new mom will look forward to wearing every day. Engrave it with her child's initial, and use Catbird's handy template to crop the photo. Voilà, the perfect jewelry present.

Catbird Jewelry Dollhouse Heart Locket, Silver, $, available at Catbird

R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo


Stretch your wash day by just one more day with the help of dry shampoo, the MVP beauty product for time-crunched ladies everywhere.

R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo, $, available at DermStore

Alo Yoga High Waist Lounge Leggings


Keep things comfy yet polished with a pair of streamlined leggings that new mamas can truly live in.

Alo Yoga High Waist Lounge Leggings, $, available at Nordstrom

Glow from Within by Joanna Vargas


Get lost in the world of all things beauty, skin, and self-care with this lovely tome from celebrity aesthetician Joanna Vargas, which includes everything you need to know about topics ranging from vitamin C serums to how to effectively manage stress.

Joanna Vargas Glow from Within, $, available at Amazon

Refinery29 Connie Print Woven Robe


For many a first-time mom, #robelife is going to be a permanent state of being on the weekends. Might as well invest in a cute one, right?

Refinery29 Connie Eco-Vero Maxi Robe, $, available at Nordstrom

The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density


It's not uncommon for moms to experience changes in hair thickness or texture postpartum. Incorporating a treatment to stimulate the health of the scalp can help improve loss with continued use. (Just be sure to consult a derm before using, and to explore other options, too.)

The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density, $, available at Sephora

KKW Fragrance KKW x Kris


What else would we expect from the ultimate momager and one KKW? The result: A warm, woody white floral scent encased in a flacon inspired by marble portraiture. A note of advice: This gift is for new moms who are also KUWTK fans. If they're not a fan, they might not appreciate this nifty gifty.

KKW Fragrance KKW x Kris, $, available at KKW Fragrance

MUTHA Body Butter


As the name suggests, MUTHA was born when founder Hope Smith was looking for clean body care while pregnant with her first son. Not only is this ultra-luxe body butter a wonder for keeping skin in tip-top shape, a portion of sale profit benefit the International Medical Corps, a global humanitarian aid organization dedicated to saving lives and providing emergency medical services, including resources to help women safely deliver children in areas affected by disaster, disease or conflict.

MUTHA Body Butter, $, available at Violet Grey

Coterie 1 Month Supply of Diapers


It may not be the most exciting gift to receive, but new moms know that a plentiful stock of diapers are always good to have around. These hypoallergenic diapers are gentle on baby bums, and are made with sustainability in mind.

Coterie 1 Month Supply of Diapers, $, available at The Tot

Elvie Pump Double Electric Breast Pump


$500 is a lot of money, but know that it'll be put to very good use. This quiet, wireless pump can be paired to a Bluetooth app to monitor and track milk volume and pumping history, not to mention control the device's intensity and various modes.

Elvie Pump Double Electric Breast Pump, $, available at SkinStore

Erbaviva Mama Relax Oat Bath


As an extra-special treat, we love this soothing oat and lavender oil bath soak for a restorative, calming experience.

Erbaviva Mama Relax Oat Bath, $, available at The Tot

SNOO Smart Sleeper Bassinet By Happiest Baby


The rème de la crème of new mom gifts has to be the SNOO Sleeper for a whopping — yes, you read that correctly — $1295. Grab the whole fam, plus perhaps a few friends and go in together on this gold standard of smart sleepers (the mommy blogs all swear it puts the babes to sleep like a charm) or rent the SNOO as a gift for $118 a month via Happiest Baby.

Snoo Smart Sleeper Bassinet By Happiest Baby, $, available at Pottery Barn Kids

Esembly Try-It Kit


If the mom in your life has been looking for an easy way to make the switch to eco-friendly diapers, this is the gift for them. It comes with cloth "inners," waterproof "outers," washing powder, and a chic day bag.

Esembly Esembly Try It Kit, $, available at Esembly





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