9 Best Gifts for First Time Moms
Looking for the perfect gift for a new mom? You might not know her tastes as well as you did before she had a baby, and fear buying something that she won’t use or appreciate. Fortunately, you have lots of options. Here are some gifts any new mom should appreciate.
A diary is a timeless gift for new moms. In it, she can write down the most precious moments that take place with her new family member. Writing in a diary can help a new mom express feelings, concerns, and fears about motherhood, and share them with loved ones when ready.
A journal can also remind new moms to focus on the positive moments of motherhood. You can even get a journal that helps track baby milestones like when they rolled over or said “mama” for the first time.
A scented candle is a fragrant option for first-time moms who need some pampering. With a calming aroma in the air, the new mom can use her candle to kick back and relax and take some time from her busy schedule. She will love this gift if she uses the candle in the nursery because it will keep the room smelling fresh and clean. Just be sure to get a scent that is safe for a baby. Choose soy-based candles that contain plant-based all-natural essential oils.
Gift the new mom in your life a priceless gift: time. A membership to Amazon Prime will save her money, plus give her access to a bunch of cool perks. She’ll get free two-day shipping on all orders and can watch streaming movies and TV shows and listen to music.
If she stores her baby registry on Amazon, she’ll be able to use the free “Subscribe and Save” program for diapers or wipes. That means every month, she’ll get her order sent straight to her door without having to remember when she needs more of what. It also saves you from having to pick out those products yourself. Oh, and last but not least: She can add up to four household members for only $40 annually, so you can share accounts (and shipping benefits).
A Gift Card to Grab a Coffee
Caffeine probably isn’t on the top of your list when you have a newborn in the house. A coffee gift card will at least help out with a much-needed pick-me-up. The best part about this option is that you can make it even more special. Buy a gift card for a local place and put it in a cute card with an hour timer. Let her know you are available to watch her little one for an hour, so she can get out of the house and enjoy that coffee.
If you don’t have time to find something like that, at least include a note with your gift letting her know you will watch the baby while she grabs herself some caffeine if she ever needs it!
A Personalized Phone Case
Phone cases are a great way to show mom that you care. There are many different phone cases in different colors and designs. Many can be customized with pictures of the new baby, so she can have something special to remember. Phone cases come in all styles, including waterproof options, which will protect her phone if she drops It in water or the sink. This is especially important for people who love taking pictures of their children swimming or playing at the park.
A Back Massager
A back massager is a great gift for new moms, especially if they have had a C-section. The mom will appreciate your thoughtfulness in gifting her a back massager, as it can reduce the pain she feels from all the activities she does every day. The massage gun is an excellent choice, as it has different settings and speeds that can be used to target specific areas of the body. It also comes with a carrying case.
Car Seat Cover for Cold Weather
A car seat cover is a great gift for a new mom because it keeps the baby warm and safe from the elements. Choose one with fleece lining, a soft exterior, and an adjustable side panel. High-quality varieties are easy to install and remove, fit most infant car seats, and can withstand machine washing.
The cover can also be used as a stroller blanket and may make it easier for a new mom to get out of the house with her newborn — something that most new moms struggle with, especially if they live in colder climates.
The first time a woman has a baby is an exciting and nerve-wracking time for both mom and the rest of the family. This can make finding gifts for new moms challenging, because she’s likely to already have everything, from a crib to diapers. However, one thing that might not be on her radar yet is relaxation, something every new mom needs in abundant supply. Knowing this, here are some ideas for relaxing baby shower gifts that any new mom will love:
Aromatherapy oils can help with tiredness and stress. They’re also a great way to give your home or office a little personality.
Herbal lotion: Some herbs have the power to ease anxiety. Plus, it smells amazing. Most moms will enjoy the delightful aroma and how it relaxes.
Bath salts/bubble bath/bath bombs made from organic ingredients (these may contain essential oils)
Skincare products like facial masks or body scrubs made from natural ingredients (avoid anything with parabens). As long as you’re thoughtful about what makes sense for your recipient’s lifestyle and preferences, there’s no wrong way to gift relaxation items.
A Meal Delivery Kit
A meal delivery kit is a perfect gift for the new mom who is short on time and needs to feed herself and her family. With the increasing popularity of food subscription boxes, there are all sorts of options.
Check out Green Chef and Plated, which offer organic ingredients for health-conscious meals, or HelloFresh and Blue Apron, which emphasize traditional home cooking. Most services allow you to choose the number of meals you want per week, how many people you want to feed, and what types of food you prefer (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.).
The Bottom Line
After reading this article, you hopefully will get a better idea of how to choose the right gift for a new mother. Think about the things mentioned above and use that as a guide to help you make the best choice.