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21 Thoughtful Gifts for New Moms

When celebrating a new baby, don't forget about mom! These self-care essentials, practical presents and other gifts for new moms will lift her up.

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New Mom Gift Box

If you’re sending love from a distance, you can’t beat this new mom gift basket. Available on Etsy, this thoughtful present includes a wide array of self-care products—including a candle, bath bomb and fuzzy socks—so mom can make the most of her limited “me” time.

For more gifts for new moms that ship directly to her door, check out these thoughtful care package ideas.

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Pre-Made Meals

There’s a reason ready-to-eat meals are at the top of any “gifts for new moms” list. When caring for a new baby, cooking (and cleanup!) take a backseat. While homemade make-and-take meals are a great option, gourmet delivery services can help fill in any gaps. Freshly sends all-natural, chef-prepared meals directly to her door. And with plenty of tummy-filling options on the menu—think homestyle chicken or sausage baked penne—new parents are sure to find a favorite.

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Nursing Pajamas

Kindred Bravely thought of everything when it came to their nursing pajamas. Smart details—like a pull-down, double-layered top; super-soft fabric; and pant pockets—make this set a must-have for new moms. Three practical colors and five sizes will help you find the perfect fit.

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Mother’s Love Mug

Mom’s essential morning coffee just got even cuter! She’ll love these symbolic animal mugs from Uncommon Goods, available in elephant, deer, bear and duck designs. Plus, each mug is microwave- and dishwasher-safe for easy reheating and cleaning.

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Relaxing Candle

Give a new mom the gift of relaxation. Homesick’s evening unwind candle is perfect for lighting during late-night feeding sessions. Green tea and lavender scents promote feelings of calm and peace, even after a hectic day.

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Baby Memory Book

Parents will want to savor every moment with the newest member of the family, and this Etsy baby book is the perfect spot for capturing memories. We love the darling themes, keepsake pocket and ample prompts. Plus, there’s room to include all of the important details—all the way up to age five! This is a great baby shower gift, too.

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Snack Box

Mom needs fuel! And on a busy day, this Nature Box snack package will be her saving grace. It includes seven full-sized noshes, including honey dijon pretzels, mini chocolate chip cookies, kettle corn and pepper jack cheese bites.

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Water Bottle

New mamas need to stay hydrated, and this Rifle Paper Co. canteen is a pretty yet practical gift. Thanks to this bottle’s triple-insulated design, water stays cold for up to 25 hours for easy sipping.

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Bath Robe

Every new mom appreciates a good bath robe. And this Boll & Branch waffled beauty is at the top of its class. Made of 100% organic cotton, she’ll wear this robe after showers, during middle-of-the-night feedings and any other time clothes feel like too much hassle.

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Shower Steamers

Shower time = me time. And these Uncommon Goods’ shower steamers turn even a quick routine into a spa-like experience. Scents of lavender, eucalyptus, mint or lemongrass will help her unwind and relax.

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A Cute and Comfy Dress

Mom deserves to look (and feel!) her best, and the Ellie Nap Dress from Hill House gets the job done. Not only does it come in a variety of pretty patterns, but a smocked bodice, flowy skirt and super-soft fabric is perfect for her changing body. Bonus: It’s machine-washable, too.

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Initial Necklace

Honor her growing family with a darling and delicate initial necklace. This sweet gift makes it easy to keep tokens of her loved ones close to her heart. Pick it up on Etsy in a variety of materials and with up to six initial discs.

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Amazon Prime Membership

One of the most practical gifts for new moms you can give? An Amazon Prime Membership. She’ll use it to order groceries, diapers and other baby must-haves. Plus, new parents will love access to Prime’s video and music content when it’s time for a break.

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Baby Carrier

For the new mom who wants to try babywearing, this Solly wrap makes a great gift. We love its light, breathable fabric and easy-to-wrap design. Plus, Solly’s universal fit means dad can get in on the action, too.

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Baby-Safe Skincare

With baby-safe, non-toxic ingredients and a formula designed just for postpartum moms, this Pipette skincare set is an ideal gift for new moms. She’ll love lathering on body lotion, body wash and belly butter, plus exfoliating with the included dry brush. Plus, it’s pediatrician-approved!

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Voice Assistant

“Alexa, turn on my lullabies playlist.” An Amazon Echo is the ideal gift for moms who could use an extra set of hands. This smart gadget can control the thermostat, dim lights, call family members and do so much more. Plus, it’s a great resource for asking all those baby-related questions as they come to mind.

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Flower Arrangement

Flowers are one of the most classic gifts for new moms. Just make sure you pick a pre-arranged bouquet, like this beauty from Urban Stems. Once it arrives, all she has to do is trim the stems and pop it in her favorite vase.

Editor’s Tip: We don’t recommend gifting plants for this occasion. New parents have enough to take care of!

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Lavender Heat Pillow

Give a little relief to mom’s aches and pains with this lavender pillow from Uncommon Goods. It can be both heated and cooled for soothing, weighted relief anywhere on her body.

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Postpartum Grace Guide

Whether this is her first baby or her fifth, mom should have a safe space to navigate her feelings on motherhood. This postpartum grace guide from Etsy is filled with prompts and information regarding body changes, mental health, communication and other important topics.

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Personalized Frame

Mom has thousands of photos of her little one on her phone. But an analog frame is still a sweet option for displaying her favorites. We love this personalized Peter Rabbit frame from Pottery Barn in a timeless nickel finish.

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Cozy Slippers

Soften all of the time new moms spend on their feet with these cozy UGG slippers. The slip-on design is perfect for when she has her hands full, and the sheep fur lining is warm yet breathable.

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Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.