Here are 15 unique gifts for new mothers that they will love and actually use.
Coming up with a gift idea for a new mama is not easy.
Do you get something for her? Do you get something for the baby?
It can be a real challenge to find the perfect gift.
Whenever I am gifting a new mom, I think about 3 possible gift categories:
1.) Gifts that will make their life easier.
Mom-life is stressful and busy. If there is any gadget in the world that makes life easier, get it! They are now busy taking care of another human being, so everything else needs to be taken care of efficiently. Gifts that are time-savers and take over work for you are always a hit.
2.) Gifts that mark baby milestones or are personalized
Diaper bag, baby body, or toy. These are pretty convenient presents for new moms or, better, the newest addition to their family. But they are not really unique, and chances are she already checked them off from the baby registry. So I like to go for a personalized gift or items that mark baby's new milestones.
3.) Gifts for self-care
Self-care is a big deal once you become a new mom. Taking care of yourself not only becomes the least priority but there is also very little time. But then again, self-care is so important for them because they need to recharge on as much energy as possible.
So here is a list of my ideas, recommendations, and stuff I wish I had gotten. These are great baby shower gifts or gift ideas for mother's day and valentines day. Or any other day, really (don't mothers just deserve that?).
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What to gift a new mother
1. Professional Family Photo Shooting
I didn't take professional photos with my firstborn, and to this day, I wish I had. So the first thing I did when I knew I was pregnant with my second I looked for family photographers. I love love love our family photos.
Photographs are a great memory treasure and a wonderful gift for families. A gift card for a professional family photoshoot is probably the most personalized and memorable gift to give. If you want to gift a newborn shoot, make sure to give it very early because newborn shoots are usually done within the first three weeks.
2. Instant Pot
Cooking can be really time consuming. Time mothers don't have, especially during the first few months when all you try to do is figureing out this mothering-thing. So this is where this handy tool enters. An instant pot can help you create delicious meals, doug, rice, anything a hungry tummy desired.
3. Acupressure Mat
I absolutely love my acupressure mat. I was suffering from quite painful back pain. I stumbled upon the acupressure by accident and thought I would give it a go, and now I don't want to give it up. Even my husband loves it.
The mat not only relieves back pain but also helps with headaches, chronic pain, anxiety, sleep problems — one of my favorite gifts for a new parent.
4. An inspirational mom book
Being a mom is not an easy job to take on. Many things come naturally, like the immense love for your child. But in this completely new situation, many new mothers find themselves in a turmoil of emotions. Some days will be easy, and some days will be hard, and there is definitely a lot to discover during motherhood. So this is a very thoughtful gift to a new mama to tackle postpartum.
This book contains beautiful illustrations and massages for new mamas to uplift their spirits.
5. Baby Milestone Blanket
Moms love taking pictures. Their phones is full of baby pictures (so are their profile pictures on instagram, whatsapp and facebook). Capturing all achievements is a real thing. With cute milestone blankets moms can easily take lovely photos of their little one at every age.
6. Mug That Keeps your Coffee Hot
Maybe you have heard that all mothers drink their coffee cold? With this mug she can have her coffee stay hot for a little longer. There are plenty of beautiful designs to choose from. A great gift for new moms - because you can never have too much coffee as a mother.
7. Subscription to a Streaming Services
When you have a new baby at home, you will sometimes be home-bound (sometimes voluntarily, sometimes involuntarily). The baby only wants to nap in your arms or your pumping milk late. Or you just want to relax with that cutie pie next to you in bed while enjoying a movie or series. A subscription to a streaming service like Netflix, Hulu, or apple tv will surely be appreciated by every mom.
8. Amazon Prime Subscription
I cannot tell you how often I ordered something in the middle of the night for my baby. And I needed it ASAP. Amazon Prime, you can enjoy free returns, same-day deliveries, and have exclusive access to movies and series through amazon prime video.
9. Wireless Earbuds
Earbuds are an essential with babies. Whether you are watching tv, listening to music or a podcat, or talking to a friend, earbuds are super handy. You don't disrupt your baby's important nap with any noise and you have yor hands free when on the phone.
10. Personalized Baby Keepsake Box
Keepsake Boxes are a unique and beautiful gift new parents will love. They can store all their precious memory items of their little on in one place. On Etsy, you will find a bunch of sellers who will also personalize the box with baby names and birth.
11. A Robe
I am not lying when I say that I probably spend more time in my pajamas now than ever. Especially during those newborn days, I would not even think about changing into anything else. And even on lazy Saturdays or Sundays, or even when I just know that I won't leave the house anymore, I immediately change into my comfy yoga pants. So a robe is not incredibly comfortable. It is also great to put over your pajamas in case someone comes by or rings the door. Just looking ready to go to the spa.
12. Robot Vacuum Cleaner
With kids, a home will probably never be really clean, especially once they start to eat. Even worse when they start to eat AND walk. That is when a robot vacuum cleaner comes to the rescue. While it might be a more expensive gift, several people can chip in to gift this wonderful household helper. I guarantee you, every mother will love this, and it is probably the best gift you can give.
13. Waterbottles for the New Parents
We all know that water boosts our energy. Inbetween a diaper change and trying to get that baby to sleep, it can be difficult to get a glass of water. But with all the energy you are giving to a baby, staying hydrated is so important. Even more so if you are breastfeeding. A water bottle will help you keep track of the amount of water you need to drink. Get a matching one for the father or even the baby (they can use it in the future). You can find a large variety of stylish and handy water bottles out there.
14. Wearable Breast Pump
Pumping breast milk can be really time consuming. But with a wearable breast pump it is a much easier job. They easily fit under a top or nursing bra and you have your hands free. You can pump while doing other things. Nursing moms will love this. There are quite a few on the market starting from about 60$ to up to 500$.
15. Fjallraven, Kanken Mini Classic Backpack
I love this backpack. I don't want to advertise a diaper bag and every mom probably already got one before the baby was born. But this cute little bag is not only stylish, it is perfect for quick outings and everything the baby needs like diapers and wipes will fit in.
Choosing a new mom gift is obviously a personal thing. But I hope that with my little list, I could give you some inspiration and ideas or great new mom gifts.