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).
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.
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.
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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.
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.”
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.