The holidays came early for your favorite couple: They brought home a new baby. (Mazel!) But while their lives may have been upended by nursing pillows, spit-up and dirty diapers, that doesn’t mean they don’t want a little something for themselves this year. We tapped eight new moms for the gifts they’re really hoping Santa will bring (aside from uninterrupted sleep, of course).
8 Gifts for New Parents That Will Make Their Lives Easier (According to Real Women Who Have Just Created Humans)
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1. A Deep Clean
“My baby is happy, my heart is full and my house is…a mess! Please, please, please book a cleaning service on my behalf and I will love you forever—and maybe even invite you over.” —Amanda B.
2. Nuuly Clothing Subscription
“None of my clothes fit anymore and I know I need a new look, but with a 3-month-old baby, I have ZERO time or desire to go shopping. Nuuly feels low commitment while I try to figure out what size jeans I fit into these days. And since it’s delivered to my door, I won't have to worry about going out to shop for New Year’s Eve dresses.” —Lindsay C.
3. Sorel Women’s Nakiska Slipper
“I’m honestly so grateful to have given birth just before winter, because now I have even more of an excuse to stay inside and ride out the cold weather. As you can tell, I love hibernation season, and a cozy pair of slippers will be my main form of footwear.” —Ali W.
4. Breville Bambino Espresso Machine
“Back in my baby-free days, I used to casually stroll to the coffee shop to get a latte every morning. Now, I’m lucky if I can go four blocks before my little angel starts screaming. On those harder days, it would be a huge win to be able to make a latte at home—and if Santa would throw some Devoción espresso beans from my favorite Williamsburg shop in there, even better.” —Kelly H.
5. Calphalon Premier 10-pc. Space-saving Stainless Steel Cookware Set
“Baby stuff takes up a lot of space! This set would save us tons of room in the kitchen. Plus, I love the idea of stainless steel vs. non-stick, because it’s healthier for all of us.” —Vanessa V.
6. 3 Month Amazon Prime Subscription
“Diapers on demand are nice, but this subscription is more for the TV shows. Neither my husband nor myself has the time or energy to sit through an entire movie. The last time we watched a full-length feature film it took us three nights. Gift me a TV show (preferably one that's 30 minutes or less episodes) so I can be entertained but still be in bed by 10p.m.” —Alexia D.
7. Uber Eats Gift Card
“We’ve definitely been relying more on Uber Eats these days than usual, and while I know it’s not great for our budget, if it means I can come home and spend more time with my baby before bedtime (instead of chopping up vegetables or loading the dishwasher), then it's worth it. Someone gift me a food delivery gift card, please and thank you!” —Karen J.
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“This parenting thing is hard! Wine helps.” –Bella S.