A new mom needs as much attention as a new baby. While planning gifts for new moms keep in mind the utility of the gift. Here are 10 Best gift ideas for new moms.

Between diaper changes, feeding, burping and sleepless nights the life of a new mom goes from a waiting-to-embrace motherhood to being a walking talking zombie! Yes, motherhood especially the first month is tough for a new mom – to get accustomed to the new routine, to repeated sleepless nights – a new mom needs attention as much as the new baby. A new baby in family warrants multiple visits from relatives and friends and along with them comes endless gifts. While planning to buy gifts for new moms or new babies look for the utility and practicality of the gift. Don’t just pick up a gift for the sake of gifting.

Here are 10 Best Gifts for New Moms that will help you in deciding better

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Towel Set

With a new baby in home there’s an urgent need for baby towels, these towels are a savior when a baby is throwing up, splitting milk, during bath time, during nappy change – practically at any given time. There can never be a situation when you have adequate towels. Baby towel sets are one of the best gifts for new moms that she can use even as the baby grows.

Stylish Diaper Bag

Once you become a mom you don’t have a choice but to trade your totes and sling bags with these giant diaper bags to pack the entire baby paraphernalia even if you were to visit the grocery store! Most of the diaper bags are boring. But things are changing now. Gift a new mom a stylish diaper bag, big enough to carry diapers, bottles, baby’s change of clothes but stylish enough to pair up with her outfit. You can also gift a diaper backpack which is extremely convenient. A cross body multifunctional tote is way more practical and stylish than a regular colossal diaper bag.

stylish diaper bag

Baby Milestone Book

The first few months of a new mom is all about checking (and worrying) if her baby is achieving the milestones on time. Gift a baby milestone book which she can update with dates, notes and photos – when the baby first smiled, or first turned or simply slept through the night.

Online shopping Gift Card

It is natural you want to get cute little infant dresses for the new baby, but gifting clothes for newborns can be little difficult. However, for a new mom it is equally daunting to go shopping for the baby. Gift an online shopping gift card or gift voucher and help her shop for her baby. Get an Amazon or First Cry or Hopscotch gift card that she can use to get clothes and other baby related stuff.

Nursing Pillow

Breastfeeding a baby is a mammoth task, it is tiresome for a new mom to sit for hours and feed the infant and then put the baby on shoulder to make him burp. This worsens if the baby decides not to co-operate. The nursing pillows or U shaped pillows helps to support the baby’s weight properly and makes nursing easier.

Nursing Clothes

Comfortable nursing clothes are great gifts for new moms. Breathable nursing clothes with front zippers or covers are very helpful for the mom.

Baby Feeding Bottle Set

If you are aware that the mom is formula friendly or is mix feeding the baby i.e. breastfeeding and topping up with formula then you can gift a feeding bottle set. For maintaining good hygiene one needs to change bottles and teats quite frequently, every month precisely. If you are getting a feeding bottle set look for BPA free bottles with anti-colic silicone teats. You could also look for glass bottles with silicone teats.

Newborn Baby Toys

Toys help newborn kids in developing their motor skills. Babies love watching the ceiling fan rotating. Gifting musical hanging toys that can be fixed on the crib or on the pram is a good idea. Baby gym with a mattress and hanging toys are ideal gifts for new moms and new babies.

baby gym

A Spa Day

New moms are stressed out – post-delivery healing, new baby’s routine, no rest and sleepless nights reduce new moms to nothing less than a zombie. Going out to a spa or having a me-time is like a farfetched dream. Book a home spa day for the new mom where a masseuse or salon professional can come to her home and pamper her with a back massage or a pedicure.

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Toiletry hamper for new mom

People tend to pick up the biggest toiletry hamper for babies once a baby is born but gifting toiletries to babies without reading the label carefully can be harmful. Newborn babies are allergic to scented lotions or soaps, and many brands have parabens in their products so its best you let the mom make the choice of the brand and products she wants to use for her baby. Instead, things like stretch mark lotions and body massage oils for the mom are great gifts for the new mom.

While everyone is celebrating the new baby, spare some time for the new mom as well. Motherhood is cherishing but it is a colossal task too. While the gifts for new moms will make them happy they’ll perhaps be happiest if you don’t judge them for their choices and help a new mom by spending some time with her and sharing some of her load.

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25 Comments on 10 Best Gifts for New Moms

  1. Sophia
    May 23, 2017 at 2:20 am (2 years ago)

    Great post! Love the recommendations!

  2. Mackenzie Glanville
    May 23, 2017 at 3:21 pm (2 years ago)

    Nursing pillows were such huge help for me. I’d love the day spa voucher, as a new mum I was so overwhelmed, it would have been nice to have a little pampering, although with Aspen I found it so hard to leave her with anyone in order to do something for myself. Grace tips and ideas. #mg

  3. carol
    May 24, 2017 at 4:10 am (2 years ago)

    These are such great suggestions – especially the spa day! I don’t have children but my sister-in-law was so grateful for any time for herself.

  4. jhilmil
    May 24, 2017 at 7:45 am (2 years ago)

    Perfect recommendations for a mom! I too enjoyed all of this & really vouch on them!

  5. Mel
    May 24, 2017 at 7:58 am (2 years ago)

    Helpful post! We generally go the toy route.

  6. robbie doyle
    May 24, 2017 at 6:33 pm (2 years ago)

    Love the gift ideas! Everyone loves to purchase gifts for the new baby but, forgets about the mothers, every new mom would love these gifts!

  7. Marisa
    May 24, 2017 at 11:52 pm (2 years ago)

    These are such great ideas, I know a few new moms that I can get these for!

  8. Obsessivemom
    May 25, 2017 at 8:59 am (2 years ago)

    Loved the list. I wish I’d known half of this stuff when the twins were babies. I could still do with a day at the spa, though.
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  9. Dr.Amrita Basu (Misra)
    May 26, 2017 at 5:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Totally adored the list .I am a fanew of gift cards too .Plus the spa is a must give gift for new moms .They really need it.Thank you for writing with us for #MondayMommyMoments

  10. Dr.Amrita Basu (Misra)
    May 26, 2017 at 5:35 pm (2 years ago)

    Totally adored the list .I am a fanew of gift cards too .Plus the spa is a must give gift for new moms .They really need it.Thank you for writing with us for #MondayMommyMoments .New moms would adore these gifts

  11. dipika singh
    May 28, 2017 at 3:20 pm (2 years ago)

    In love with your list, my fav is nursing pillow… it’s quite easy and stress free to sit for long hours while nursing baby. Spa date & Toiletry hamper too is love.
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  12. Aya
    September 18, 2017 at 3:51 pm (2 years ago)

    I love everything on your list! Especially the stylish baby bag and the newborn baby toys!! ♥♥♥ I would really love that baby bag hihi. I have two here and they’re really very big (and heavy) and it’s a hassle to bring, to be honest.
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  13. Preetjyot Kaur
    September 18, 2017 at 6:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Boppy and Baby Carrier is on my favourite list. I really like the options you have listed here.

  14. Ophira
    September 18, 2017 at 7:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Nursing pillows are the best gift! Loved your compilation truely helpful

  15. Haajra Fareen
    September 18, 2017 at 8:15 pm (2 years ago)

    This is a wonderful list. Great work.

  16. Khushboo
    September 18, 2017 at 8:44 pm (2 years ago)

    I wish someone gave me such meaningful gifts 😛 I would love a spa day 🙂 great options here .. thanks

  17. Aesha Shah
    September 18, 2017 at 10:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Nursing pillow and a spa treat are excellent gifting ideas for new moms. also nursing clothes, sometimes mom restrains themselves from buying new clothes while nursing and immedietelhy after delivering, so this could be an ideal gift too.

  18. manveen
    September 18, 2017 at 11:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Super list! I know I received a diaper bag and I used it more than I used anything else!!

  19. Rashmi
    September 18, 2017 at 11:22 pm (2 years ago)

    Loved the recommendations. I have always made it a point to get gifts for a new mom along with the new born.

  20. Neha @growingwithnemit
    September 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm (2 years ago)

    That’s a superb list of well thought gifts for a new mom. Spa day is something I would have loved to be gifted 😁 maternity clothes is also a great option and something out of the general. Thanks for sharing this.

  21. Shubhreet Kaur
    September 19, 2017 at 9:24 pm (2 years ago)

    I started reading your post and saw stylish diaper bag and giggled! That’s because a stylish diaper bag is what I made Karan buy me when Karma was born (along with few other things). But it was on the top of my list! Totally brought back memoriesIts or everyday bag after that… 😉 Love the other ideas too… Will be sending this to some of my fathers-to-be friends… 🙂


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