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44 Amazing Gifts for New Moms (That Are for Her, Not the Baby)

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Onesies, swaddles, board books and NoseFridas: New moms get tons of thoughtful gifts when their baby arrives. But it’s rare that the mother of a newborn receives something special that’s just for her, even though she’s currently going through countless physical, mental and hormonal challenges…while somehow still getting up to feed a tiny screaming human every two hours. Let’s change that with considerate gifting with an eye toward pampering and creative problem-solving.

Maybe she wants to feel pretty when she looks down at her manicured nails? Let's help her. Or she needs both the world's easiest-to-make-great-coffee, as well as a way to keep it ever-hot. We got that for her, too. Or, heck, maybe she just needs an excellent foot massage—check.

Giving a new mom something that's just for her enjoyment is the best way we can think of to really say, we see you and we're proud of you, woman. (Well, a great gift and also coming over for a few hours every week to watch the baby while she naps.) Babysitting aside, here are 44 amazing postpartum gifts that every new mom will appreciate.

I Carried the Nuna Triv Stroller Up & Down My 4-Story Walkup and Lived to Tell About It


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Nordstrom

1. Lele Sadoughi Imitation Pearl Headband

For the Mom Dealing with Baby Bangs

She's going to have days when there's just no time to wash her hair, let alone figure out what exactly to do with her postpartum hair situation, but she'll be able to pop on this headband and still appear the style kween that you love her for being.

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2. Altec Lansing True Evo Air Wireless Bluetooth® Earbuds

For the Podcast Lover

She'll appreciate having some earbuds that don't have noise-cancelling function that will blot out baby murmurs, but will let her listen to her fave true crime stories without exposing a newborn to all that mature content.

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Madewell

3. Madewell Ruffle-sleeve Tiered Midi Dress In Daisy Stitch

For the Mom Figuring Out Her Postpartum Body

She's been through a lot, what with pushing a new human out of her body and all. And for those days when she wants to remember what it felt like to be a woman as well as a milk truck, gift her this cute tent dress that falls straight from the shoulder. So there's no annoying tightness anywhere to harsh the dress's billowing mellow vibe.

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Verishop

4. Home Basics Dual Shower Massager With Rainfall Head Set

For the Bathtub Lover

The long tub soak may not be in the cards as much while her little one needs so much attention, so turn your giftee on to how good even a quick shower can feel with this combination handheld and rain shower unit.

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Amazon

5. Modelones Gel Nail Polish Kit With U V Light

Best for the Nail Art Lover

Is she crafty? Does she like fly nails? Using this home kit, she can whip up some cute nail looks that won't chip or peel for a week to 10 days...and she won't have to worry about scheduling a salon visit.

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Madewell

6. Madewell Leather Carabiner Mini Crossbody Bag

For the One Who Forgets Stuff

She's going to be checking her baby bag supplies over and over, but it's easy to walk out of the house with no wallet or ID. A small crossbody in a distinctive color is easy to remember to throw on and know the essentials are covered.

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Kate Spade

7. Kate Spade Aflutter Espadrilles

Best for the Park Stroller

Now that she can see her feet again, give her something cute to look at (besdies her little one) on all those afternoon walks.

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Tous

8. Tous Silver Vermeil Sweet Dolls Bear Earrings

Best for the Sentimental One

A little teddy bear stud earring is pretty, and when you're gifting it, you're acknowledging her child will never be far from her mind. In sterling silver plated with 18K gold, these are durable enough to wear every day.

9. Skims Velour Women's Long Robe

Best for the Hostess

One of the toughest parts about being a new mom? She’ll have a million visitors during the first three months, which is also when she’ll want to wear pajamas exclusively. Give her a robe that she’ll feel just as comfortable sleeping and breastfeeding in as she will hanging out in the kitchen with Uncle Bob.

Available in XXS to 4X

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Amazon

10. Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine, Night Light And Time-to-rise

Best for Modern Decor Enthusiasts

New moms do a lot of stumbling around in the dark while trying not to wake up the rest of the house. This genius night light invention emits a calming glow for midnight feedings. And when those sleepless nights are over, it doubles as an alarm clock that uses soft light to gently wake up your kids in the morning and lull them to sleep at bedtime.

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Mouth

11. Sunshine In A Box Snacks By Mouth

Best for Snack Lovers

Did you know that nursing moms should be consuming at least 500 extra calories a day? That can feel like a tall order when you’re also changing approximately 7,382 diapers a day. If she’s breastfeeding, she’ll be endlessly thankful for a box full of good-for-you (and OK, some not-so-good-for-you) snacks she can munch on at all hours of the day and night.

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Rae's Roots

12. Rae's Roots Essentials Blend Tea

Best for Tea Drinkers

A new mom has exactly zero extra minutes of free time, but luckily, sipping a cup of warm (not hot) tea can easily be accomplished while holding a sleeping baby. This blend created specifically for mothers contains ginger to aid digestion, lemon balm to soothe her nerves and energy-boosting rhodiola.

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SpaRitual

13. Sparitual Entre Nous Bundle

Best for Manicure Lovers

You can’t go wrong with any gift from the clean beauty brand SpaRitual. But there’s something so delightful about this simple four-pack of clean, cruelty-free and vegan nail polishes. Chances are, the new mom in your life isn’t pampering herself nearly enough, and this set of cute lacquers will get her started on the right foot. Pro tip: Pair these polishes with a gift card for a Glamsquad mani or pedi (so she doesn’t have to leave the house) and she’ll be forever grateful.

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Hello Fresh

14. A Hellofresh Gift Card

Best for Home Cooks

Things that become a lot harder when taking care of a newborn: Going to the grocery store, making complicated recipes and deciding what’s for dinner. Take the guesswork out of cooking with this delicious meal kit that will deliver food weekly with easy step-by-step recipes.

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Amazon

15. Nol Cooler Bag

Best for On-the-Go Pumpers

Whether she’s heading back to work or going out for an afternoon with the girls, this insulated purse/cooler will keep her breastmilk cold. Pumping never looked so chic.

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Winc/Facebook

16. Winc Wine Subscription

Best for Rosé All Day T-Shirt Wearers

She can’t wait to enjoy her first sip of wine in nine months but...she also doesn’t want to leave the house. The fix? This subscription that will deliver four vinos (based on her taste preferences) straight to her door each month. Gift her a one-, two- or three-month subscription and offer to help her finish that first bottle (since chances are she’ll pass out after one glass).

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Amazon

17. Amazon Home Services

Best for the Aspiring Contractor

If she recently moved into a new (read: bigger) space, she probably has a few home projects on her to-do list. And trying to build a new bed/TV center/dresser is never fun. But trying to do so while bouncing a newborn and functioning on two hours of sleep? Yeah, not happening. Amazon to the rescue. The retail giant lets you book furniture assembly through its website, whether you’re mounting a home theater or a storage cabinet. Genius.

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Best Buy

18. Nanit Plus Smart Baby Monitor & Wall Mount

Best for the Nervous First-Timer

You can’t put a price on peace of mind but if you could, this WiFi-enabled baby monitor comes pretty damn close. It scored top marks in our PureWow100 review of the best baby monitors on the market thanks to the easy installation, clear picture and extra features like the option to get remote alerts about how baby is napping with her sitter or two-way audio that makes it possible to sing a lullaby from anywhere. There’s also an optional breathing band that monitors your baby’s breaths per minute and integrates seamlessly with the app. Plus the brand just launched Smart Sheets—a crib sheet that gives parents the ability to measure their baby’s height and track their growth in real-time from home. So long, guesstimates!

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Artifact Uprising

19. Artifact Uprising Gift Card

Best for Lovers of Personalized Everything

“I don’t want any more photos of my baby,” said no new mom ever. From photo books to calendars to print sets, she’s going to want it all when the baby arrives.

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Bed, Bath and Beyond

20. Neato Botvac D7 Connected Robot Vacuum

Best for Pet Owners

Yes, it’s expensive but trust us—this powerful vacuum will get a lot of use: dirt, crumbs, dust bunnies and pet hair won’t stand a chance.

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Amazon

21. Mzoo Sleep Eye Mask

Best for Cat Nappers

This memory foam sleep mask blocks out light without putting pressure on eyes, helping her catch some precious shut-eye during the day while the baby is napping. But don’t take our word for it—trust the more than 19,000 five-star reviews.

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Amazon

22. Amazon Echo Dot

Best for Tech Lovers

The ability to set alarms, check the weather, control the room’s temperature and make calls all hands-free is everything.

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Anthropologie

23. Silke London Silk Hair Wrap

Best for Glamour Pusses

After day four without a shower, she’ll be grateful for this chic turban that will keep her looking fresh and her hair out of her face.

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Amazon

24. East Mount Temperature Control Travel Mug

Best for Hot Beverage Lovers

She needs the energy boost but just as soon as she’s brewed a fresh cup of joe, the baby needs changing (or burping or rocking or feeding). This handy travel mug will keep her drink at a consistent temperature. Bonus: The lid helps protect against spills.

foot massager best gifts for new moms
Amazon

25. Renpho Foot Massager

Best for Massage Junkies

She would never think to splurge on one for herself which is exactly why you should get one for her. This massager offers a deep kneading Shiatsu foot massage with three kneading intensities, three air pressure levels and a soothing heat function.

26. Hellobello Bubble Bath

Best for Bath Takers

We’re big fans of HelloBello, the family brand from Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard and this plant-based bubble bath. Its gentle, hypoallergenic formula means that it’s safe for sensitive skin so both mom and baby can enjoy a relaxing bubble bath together.

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Anthropologie

27. Block Letter Monogram Necklace

Best for Jewelry Lovers

Having her tot’s initial around her neck will keep her babe close to her heart.

28. Lululemon Align Pant

Best for Fitness Devotees

These fan favorites work double-duty to provide comfort and support both during pregnancy and after, say users. Available in six colors and 11 sizes.

Available in sizes 0 to 14

29. Q&a A Day For Moms: A 5-year Journal

Best for Journalers

This pretty book spans five years and features writing prompts to help her capture all those precious parenting moments, both big (first steps!) and small (tried green beans!).

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Amazon

30. Instant Pot

Best for Big Families

Aka the best kitchen invention since, well, ever? She can dump in a few ingredients, set the machine, go tend to the baby and have a delicious dinner waiting for her when she’s done.

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Amazon

31. Nuun Hydration Drink Tablets

Best for Water Drinkers

New moms sometimes can't believe how dehydrating breastfeeding can be, not to mention how constantly holding a new baby can make guzzling down their usual gallons more difficult. She can just pop one of these dissolving tablet into her water bottle to keep her energy levels high and her skin dewy.

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Anthropologie

32. My Roller Massage Stick

Best for the Achy

Hips ache, backs throb, necks experience tension knots—even through the new mom's oxytocin high, there is some getting used to the physical rigors of the maternal marathon. A quick once-over with this massage wand will really help everything adjust.

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Amazon

33. "go The F**k To Sleep" Picture Book

Best for the Potty Mouth

An instant classic of parental humor upon its publication in 2011, this is going to tell the new mom in your life: I see you. I feel you. And, Truth, I'm glad I'm not you at 3 a.m. these days.

34. Audible Credits

Best for Readers

There’s a new Elena Ferrante novel that you know she would just love. But she barely has time to take a shower, let alone delve into a 300-page novel. An audiobook, on the other hand, is the ideal gift. She can listen to it while taking the baby for a walk or play it in the background while washing bottle parts.

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Verishop

35. Kora Organics Noni Glow Sleeping Mask

Best for Lovely Complexions

Supermodel and mom Miranda Kerr developed this line! She had amazing skin. Or, put it this way: Even if your giftee forgets to put on her moisturizer every night, remembering to apply this super-emollient night mask a couple times a week and she's good.

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Nordstrom

36. Erbaviva Organic Stretch Mark Trilogy

Best for Sensitive Skins

Hydration to the third power: An oil, cream and belly butter (mmm, lightly scented with lavender, mandarin, sandalwood and rose) to use during pregnancy and after to really help skin bounce back.

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Verishop

37. Minibloom Hallelujah Nipple Balm

Best for the Girls

Containing USDA-certified organic ingredients and lanolin-free, this nipple cream feels like the nicest lip balm ever. Except, it's for your aureoles.

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Amazon

38. Keurig K-supreme Coffee Maker

Best for the Caffeine Dependent

Hooray—she can finally drink more than one cup of coffee a day. Gift her this clever coffee machine that will do all the hard work for her: Just insert a pod, select the desired cup size and a steaming cup of Joe will be ready for her in under a minute. Extra bonus? The 66-ounce water reservoir means she can brew more than six cups before having to refill, thereby simplifying her morning routine.

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Vessel

39. Vessel Wellness Tracker

Best for the Sleep Deprived

Get ahead of feeling "draggy" by making sure you're getting all the right nutrients. This innovative instant diagnosis kit lets users pee on a wellness card, then snap a picture of the card, and read the app's analysis of how they are doing in health aspects including Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin B9 (Folate), hydration, Vitamin C, Cortisol, Magnesium, pH, Creatinine, Calcium, Ketone A (AcAc) and Ketone B (BHB).

40. Serene House Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aromatherapy Diffuser

Best for Aromatherapy Enthusiasts

Fill the house with an invigorating scent for the morning (like citrus) and then a relaxing fragrance (like lavender) at bedtime. Best of all, it's designed with a built-in timer and automatic shutoff so she can operate it worry-free. (Psst: Skip the candle gift—babies + open flame is never a good idea.)

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Nordstrom

41. Ugg Gable Brushed Drawstring Pullover & Joggers Lounge Set

Best for Exhausted-but-Stylish Moms

Because it’s all she’s going to feel like wearing for the next couple of weeks. Tip: Go for a lighter color to hide spit-up stains.

Available n sizes X-Small to X-Large

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The Laundress

42. The Laundress New Parent Kit

Best for the Chemically Sensitive

Speaking of spit-ups stains...This handy kit includes baby detergent, fabric conditioner, fabric freshener, stain remover and bleach alternative—all safe for both mom and baby.

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Amazon

43. Pure Enrichment® Mistaire™ Cloud Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

Best for Dry Climate Dwellers

The number one thing a new mom craves? Sleep, precious sleep. And while you can’t gift her that, you can make sure that the conditions are ripe for getting that baby to snooze peacefully (at least for a couple of hours). This cool-mist humidifier lasts up to 24 hours with a variable mist control knob to incrementally adjust moisture output to meet mom and baby’s comfort level. It also functions as a nightlight so she can see what the heck she’s doing when the baby cries at 3 a.m.

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Anthropologie

44. Birkenstock Zermatt Suede Clogs

Best for Always Chilly Types

Newsflash: Walking around barefoot all day is bad for your feet. These suede clogs are as soft and cozy as slippers, but you can wear them outside thanks to the rubber sole.