Ah, motherhood. Isn’t it just glamorous? OK, maybe not so much between the spit-up and leaky diapers, but that’s not why we do it. The daily heroism of rocking a screaming babe while running on 20 minutes of sleep is even more reason to make the moms in our life feel special. From indulgent body butter to a homemade breakfast, here are 29 of the best Mother’s Day gifts for new moms (psst pregnant moms are new moms too!) that will remind them to take some time for themselves—even if it means doing so with a snoozing tiny human on her chest.
The 29 Best Mother’s Day Gifts for New Moms (That Have Nothing to Do with the Baby)
1. Charter Club Oversized Cashmere Scarf
By kid number two, we’re willing to whip open our nursing bra and get that baby fed whenever and wherever it needs to happen. But if she’s on her first, this giant, shawl-like cashmere scarf is a chic way to cover up while an on-the-go feeding is under way.
2. A Sit-down Breakfast
She can expect her normal routine to go out the window once baby arrives. And that includes a proper breakfast. Treat her to a relaxing sit-down meal, like a delicious make-your-own pancake spread. Here’s everything you need to put it together: 1) Fresh fruits, nuts and her other favorite toppings, 2) Little jars of syrup, honey, jelly and whipped cream and 3) Purely Elizabeth Grain-Free + Collagen Pancake Mix to give her an extra boost of fiber and protein. Made with a blend of grass-fed collagen (hello, gorgeous skin), nutrient-rich flours and superfood seeds, she’ll be ready for whatever the day throws at her.
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3. Home Cleaning Service
Scrubbing the floors is always annoying. But while she’s expecting? Yeah, not happening. Amazon sells literally everything, so it comes as no surprise that you can also book a cleaning service through the website. Gift it again next year when the baby is flinging food onto the walls.
4. Larq Self-cleaning Water Bottle
With a kid on the way, spending $95 on a water bottle is probably not at the top of her priority list. But there are no rules against buying her one. And this self-cleaning bottle omits the tedious task of hand-washing a bottle every day (she’ll do enough of that when the baby arrives).
5. Hotel Collection 100% Turkish Cotton Waffle Weave Robe
Give her an excuse to put her feet up and watch Real Housewives—with or without committing to pants.
6. Maya Brenner 14-karat-gold Asymmetrical Monogram Necklace
She might not know the baby’s name yet, but she’ll appreciate a gift solely for her (with her own initial). She can even layer it with another monogram necklace after the baby is born.
7. Jook And Nona Tiny Print Necklace
Or for something a bit more discrete, opt for a minimalistic necklace that’s imprinted with baby’s tiny (and adorable) fingerprint. It’s a keepsake she’ll cherish forever.
8. Lingua Franca Embellished Embroidered Cashmere Sweater
She’s been talking about her first postpartum girls’ night since she got pregnant. But the idea of throwing on a going-out top seems eons away. This ultra cozy, supercute cashmere sweater has a fun phrase embroidered with metallic thread and a few beads for good measure. It’s exactly what she’ll throw on for that inaugural spicy margarita.
9. Corkcicle Lunch Box
It’s a purse. It’s a cooler. It totes breast milk. This lunch box is insulated to keep perishables cold, which is exactly what she needs once heading back to the office after maternity leave.
10. Bodha Cashmere Aromatherapy Eye Pillow
The only thing more indulgent than a supersoft Mongolian cashmere eye pillow? One that’s filled with a blend of lavender, chamomile and organic buckwheat. When she places it over her eyes, its aromatherapeutic scent helps ease stress and tension. (Tip: Pop it in the fridge for a cooling headache remedy.)
11. Hatch Down Girl Soothing Leg And Foot Relief
She was warned about the foot swelling, but she never expected it to be like this. Gift her this gel-based cooling cream that helps bring down the puffiness with a naturally derived ginger and mint blend. Bonus points for offering up a foot massage to go along with it.
Buy It ($42)
12. People Magazine Subscription
Remember the joy of sitting down with a trashy weekly magazine and reading it cover to cover in under an hour? She’ll look forward to getting it in the mail every week and flipping through it during naptime. It’s the little things.
13. Purely Elizabeth Lemon Lavender Coconut Sugar Body Scrub
Whether she’s still pregnant or just delivered, a quality body scrub can help rejuvenate her precious shower time. We’re partial to this one by Purely Elizabeth because it exfoliates, hydrates and balances the skin, thanks to ingredients like unrefined coconut sugar, hempseed oil, lavender, lemon and rosehip. Plus, with each purchase of this body scrub, five percent of the proceeds are donated to a sustainably sourced female-owned coconut sugar facility in Indonesia to help their community support women’s health, empowerment and safety.
14. Zella Mamasana Live In Maternity Ankle Leggings
Just as beloved as the original Zella Live In Leggings, but made with a stretchy, supportive panel that expands with a growing bump. You might want to get two pairs, because she’ll be living in them for the foreseeable future.
15. Artifact Uprising Gift Card
From photo books to calendars to print sets, she’s going to want it all when the baby arrives. Since the only picture she has so far is the sonogram, a gift card will get her excited for all the memories to come.
16. Rose Quartz Roller And Gua Sha Set
A little self-care goes a long way. One PureWow mom put it best: “Does it drain your lymphatic system, make your skin glow like J.Lo’s or do any of the 1,251 things people claim it does? Who knows? All I know is that after having a kid, I was so exhausted my face muscles literally ached. Keeping this in the fridge and rolling it over my tired skull made me feel a little more refreshed and ready to tackle whatever adventure the day had in store.”
17. Spafinder Gift Card
Let’s be real: A blissful hour-long prenatal massage beats out a material gift any day.
18. La Colombe Coffee Beans
Now that she can officially drink more than one cup of coffee per day, get her some quality blends so she can she truly enjoy it. Heck, you might as well order double because she’s definitely going to need an extra energy boost.
Buy It ($40)
19. Eberjey Slouchy Pajamas
Chances are she might not be changing out of her pajamas until the afternoon (or at all) so gift her a set that’s stylish and comfortable. We suggest a dark color to hide spit-up stains.
20. Hatch The Skin To Skin Bra
Whether she’s breastfeeding or not, a comfortable post-baby bra is key. The hardware-free design and ultra soft fabric will make her forget she’s even wearing it. And, if she is nursing, the neckline is elastic so it can easily be pulled down as needed.
21. Ugg Dakota Slippers
These classic slippers are made for indoor or outdoor use and will keep her feet toasty warm. No more mismatched socks.
22. Saje Aroma Om Diffuser
If she loves candles, gift her the safer option of an oil diffuser so she doesn’t have to worry about an open flame. She’ll be able to fill the house with the invigorating (hello, wake-up call) smell of lemongrass or the calming scents of lavender.
23. Amazon Fire Stick Tv
When the little one is napping, it’s time for a TV and movie binge. This nifty little stick is an absolute must-have. She can move it to any TV she wants, plus, it’s something the entire household can enjoy.
24. Ynm Weight Blanket
For the nights when she needs a little extra help falling asleep, a weight blanket comes in handy. The gentle heaviness provides a a nurturing sensation (similar to being held) to encourage a deep and restful sleep.
25. Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Cream
Touching a new baby means she’ll be washing her hands a lot, which could take a toll on her skin. This hand cream is made with natural ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter and sesame oil so she can nurse her hands back to ultimate softness.
26. Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban
Taking a peaceful shower is challenging enough with a baby, so the thought of picking up a hair dryer feels impossible. Thankfully, this popular hair turban cuts drying time in half and helps manage frizz and breakage. Suddenly, un-styled hair isn’t such a big deal.
27. Stitch Fix Gift Card
It’s challenging for most moms to fit into their pre-baby clothing. Treat her to some new closet staples from an online personal styling service that delivers everything straight to her doorstep.
28. Hotels.com Gift Card
Let her enjoy a night away from the house (that she’s probably been stuck in) while you stay home on baby duty. She deserves a night completely to herself where she can order room service, binge Netflix and not have to worry about waking up for midnight feedings.
29. Vinebox Subscription
Every three months, nine different wines are delivered in sleek tubes that are equal to one glass. Because mama needs to get her groove back.