Between feedings, changing diapers, and getting used to their happy but sleepless life, new moms need extra special attention when it comes to gift-giving this time of year. The new moms in your life have enough onesies and wipes. Whether you’re popping in for a visit or sending love across the country, treat her to a gift that’s just for her – from cosy sweats to luxe skincare – to help her feel amazing while she’s embarking on this next adventure. Read on for 5 no-fail gifts for new moms that are guaranteed to please. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start mulling over the perfect present. To make the process a cinch, we did the legwork for you with these 5 great new-mom picks.
New moms don’t have much time to think about personal style. But throwing on this modern lariat will make her feel instantly put together. The best part? This graphic necklace is made from BPA-free, food-grade silicone that is safe for babies to chew on—and the special clasp release means it can withstand lots of tugs.
How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids, by Jancee Dunn $14 BUY NOW
After having her first child, Jancee Dunn, a reporter, found herself with a common problem—her husband wasn’t helping with the baby as much as she'd hoped. Instead of just yelling at him, she went to parenting gurus like Dr. Laura Markham, couples therapists like John Gottman and Gary Chapman, and even time management experts like Julie Morganstern for advice. Thankfully, she also found time to put all the tips and tricks she found in a part memoir, part new parent bible: How Not To Your Husband After Kids. New moms will love Dunn’s lighthearted, honest, and all-too-relatable account of the joys and terrors of how even the strongest relationships change after kids.
Let’s face it: cleaning the house is probably the absolute last thing a new mom wants to do in her downtime. With that in mind, help her offload some of those duties by paying for housekeeping -- a gift that may be especially useful around (and after) the busy holiday season. If you don’t know where to start, Care.com and AngiesList.com can help you find a well-reviewed housekeeper in your area.
Books will never go out of style, and usually tug at the heartstrings -- especially when it’s one mom can write herself. Help get her started with an awesome hand-me-down memory book for a new baby ($10, amazon.com), or pick one up that’s dedicated to those precious parental life lessons ($13.20, amazon.com). Basically, you’re helping her nail a special regift down the road.
Digital picture frame
A nice picture frame is always a gifting standard, but a digital picture frame is infinitely cooler. Like a frame and a photo album rolled into one and packaged up for the 21st-century customer, mom can re-watch all those scrolling memories while she’s catering to her new little one. Aww. ($99.99; amazon.com)
Hatch x Simone LeBlanc 'Good to Glow' Box $168 BUY NOW
Celeb mamas including Natalie Portmanlove Hatch's cooler-than-your-average-maternity-clothes, and celeb tastemakers including Kim Kardashian love to get Simone LeBlanc's thoughtfully curated gift boxes. So any trendy new mom would love this Mother's Day set with cozy cashmere socks, a comfy robe, gorgeous candle and more.
Family Pearl Pendant Necklace starting at$69.00 BUY NOW
Known as the "Queen of Gems," pearls were once exclusively the property of royalty and the very wealthy. Your leading lady's wealth may be of the more lasting kind – the love of her friends and family. Nonetheless she's still the queen in your kingdom. Celebrate her love by customising this necklace with a pearl to represent each special family member.
Ultimate Golden Godiva Tower $74.99 BUY NOW
Velvety chocolate abounds in this tower of Godiva riches. This gift is overflowing with sumptuous chocolates for a truly spectacular treat. Satisfy that chocolate craving with an assortment of Godiva that includes chocolate truffles, chocolate-covered pretzels, dark chocolate almonds and a 2-pc Godiva Gold Signature Box. It’s the height of indulgence
Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter $10 BUY NOW
Let mom pamper herself with this extra rich belly butter specially blended to nourish and moisturise skin during her nine month stretch. This natural fragrance-free formula contains a combination of Cocoa, Shea and Jojoba Butters that will keep her belly feeling soft and smooth before and after her new arrival. No phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, or SLS.
Restful Sleep Gummies, $13.99 BUY NOW
An awesome trick for actually getting eight hours — okay, maybe six. (This is best for formula-feeding mommas; the breast-feeders should check with their docs before taking any new supplements.)