gifts for new moms

I’m a new mom again, and as a third time mom, I think I have a pretty good idea of what moms actually want. I’ve seen some of these lists out there and half the gifts aren’t for mom at all. No one would buy a new dad a baby seat, so while gifts for baby are always appreciated, it’s time to focus entirely on mom for a moment. If I’ve learned anything, it’s that the perfect gift is one that makes us feel like a person again. New parents are tired, and any thoughtful gift is appreciated, but something luxurious and cozy that mom can use when she’s caring for a new baby is always a great gift. 


The Best Gifts for New Moms – What to Gift Mom in 2023


Having a baby is a life-changing experience, and the postpartum period is difficult and beautiful. There are few things better than snuggling a newborn, but at the same time, you’re sore, nothing fits, and you don’t feel quite like yourself. The fourth trimester can feel like a rollercoaster. So I wanted to share some great ideas and favorite gifts for new moms. These are the best gifts that any new mama would love during those early days and throughout the first year.

I want to include a few other mentions for the new mother.

A gift card to a spa is always so, so nice. You might not think a gift certificate sounds like a special gift but trust me – it is. And if you really want to go all out, offer to help with the baby while she’s getting her massage. 

More than anything, if you want to show up for a new mom, show up. Gifts are great, but when close friends call or stop by, or offer to help, that always felt so good for me. 

One of my best friends went to the grocery store, picked up some essentials (snacks, easy meals etc) and came over, made chili, and we talked while she cooked. She filled my Yeti with water and did not let me move. It felt so good to have that time with her, and to feel cared for. 

Gifts for In-Laws and Grandparents

They're some of the hardest people to shop for. Here are the best gifts for in-laws and grandparents.
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Herbivore Botanicals

Jasmine Body Oil

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Baby Carrier

This was one of those products I did not understand, so I bought one to test out, fully expecting to return it. But it is worth the hype, and there is no better way to carry your bundle of joy on your body. It's beautiful, comfortable, and easy to put on and take off by yourself.
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Zoe Lev

Letter Necklace

Such a beautiful way to honor a new role as mother, this personalized gift has a minimalist design and is so simple and chic.
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Align Pants

I don't understand how my align pants fit so well postpartum when nothing else did, but they were my favorite way to feel a little more like me.
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Beaded Photo Frame

I love the thought of a frame or photo book for a new mom.
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Hair Serum

Postpartum hair loss can be brutal, so this is one of those new mom gifts you might not think to give, but it's sort of an essential.
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This would be a wonderful gift for the fourth trimester. It's cute, cozy, and easy to wear.
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These are the coziest slippers and would make a wonderful gift for any first time mom.
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Baby Bag / Tote

I am not a diaper bag person and just used a tote, but this is the most beautiful and stylish diaper bag I've ever seen. It really looks more like a tote or purse, but functions like a baby bag.
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Barefoot Dreams

Cozychic Robe

This has been a go-to gift for me for a while now. It's super cozy and soft, and feels like a fuzzy blanket, which is so nice when you're snugglingw ith baby.
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Nap Dress

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Straightening & Curling Iron

The most helpful gadget for mom to use when she's short on time but wants to feel put together.
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50 Gifts Under $50

My holiday gift guide - 50 gifts for everyone on your list, and they're all under $50
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