The 49 Best Gifts for New Moms of 2023

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Best Gifts for New Moms

Real Simple / Sabrina Jiang

Shopping for presents is always a challenge, but it's even trickier when you're looking for gifts for new moms. On one hand, you want to get her something practical and functional to help her with the adjustment to parenthood. On the other hand, you want to encourage an overtired new mom to kick back, relax, and take time to rejuvenate.

To come up with these recommendations, we thoroughly researched gift ideas for new moms and rounded up the best options. We also spoke to Karen Reardanz of Babylist for expert tips on how to shop for new moms. 

“It’s always nice to get something for a new mom that is for them, not the baby, no matter the season,” says Reardanz. And it makes sense, because new parents probably have enough onesies, burp cloths, and bottles from their baby shower to last them a long time. But something like a monthly subscription for audiobooks will help her maintain her pre-parenthood interests, even if she doesn’t have time to sit down with a physical book for a few hours.

Consider giving new moms presents that promote rest, relaxation, and self-care, like a cozy robe, face mask, or eye gels. “You can’t go wrong with more elevated items that will keep her comfortable or have her feeling pampered while caring for her young baby,” Reardanz says. Another foolproof idea is a personalized gift—like a framed print or photo book—so she can cherish those first memories of motherhood for years to come. 

Get inspired and shop some of our favorite gift ideas for new moms below.

Kibou Vegan Leather Diaper Belt Bag

Kibou Faux Leather Diaper Belt Bag


The new mom in your life will love this mini diaper bag that’s disguised as a chic vegan leather fanny pack. It has a waterproof pocket that holds 20 wet wipes, a detachable changing pad that unfolds from the back, a key/pacifier hook, and even more room for her and baby’s essentials. 

Price at time of publish: $98

Patchology Happy Place Under Eye Patches

Patchology Happy Place Under Eye Patches


Even if she can't spare a few moments alone, she can pamper herself with these soothing eye gels while she's taking care of her baby. All she needs to do is leave them on for five to 10 minutes, and her under-eye area will be smooth and moisturized.

Price at time of publish: $15

Letters to My Baby: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.

Letters To My Baby: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.

This book gives the new mom a personalized keepsake that she can fill out and give to her baby later on in life. There are 12 letters that fold into an envelope, each with a prompt to encourage the new parents to share important details and memories about the baby's early life.

Price at time of publish: $15

Dearfoams Women's Fireside Sydney Shearling Scuff Slipper


Cozy slippers are a no-brainer, but this pair from Dearfoams is especially great because of its versatile design and reasonable price. The moisture-wicking shearling will keep her feet warm and dry, and the thick soles make them feel more like sturdy house shoes.

Price at time of publish: $89

Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee & Espresso Machine with Milk Frother

Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Machine


New moms need all the extra energy they can get, but brewing a pot of coffee and running to Starbucks might be out of the question. This bundle with the Nespresso Vertuo Next and milk frother can give her the ability to make fancy lattes, cappuccinos, and iced coffee from home in just a couple of minutes.

Price at time of publish: $229

Hill House Home The Ellie Nap Dress

Hill House Home The Ellie Nap Dress

Hill House Home

This Instagram-famous dress is about to be the most versatile piece in mom's closet. The comfy dress can be worn day or night and dressed up or down. We love that it's super stretchy and that it has pockets—and an elastic neckline that's easy to pull down if mom is breastfeeding.

Price at time of publish: $150

Comfier Neck and Back Massager

Comfier Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager


Let's face it, sometimes new motherhood can be a pain in the neck (like when you're holding your little one for your third hour of cluster feeding). Treat them to this neck and back massager, which has heat and compression settings, so they can relieve some of the tension.

Price at time of publish: $240

Herbivore Botanical Bath Ritual Soak and Soften Kit

Herbivore Botanicals Bath Ritual Soak + Soften Set


If she already loves relaxing in the bathtub, give her a nudge to pamper herself even more with this gift set from Herbivore Botanicals. It comes with three items that will give her softer, smoother skin while soaking in the bath: a coconut oil body polish, Himalayan pink bath salts, and a coconut milk bath soak.

Price at time of publish: $42

Artifact Uprising Baby Book The Story of You

Artifact Uprising Baby Book The Story of You

Artifact Uprising

Artifact Uprising’s Baby Book can help new parents remember (and cherish) every moment of their child’s first year. The foil-stamped linen cover has a high-end look, and the thick scrapbook pages come with inclusive prompts to answer. It even comes with a pen, photo adhesive, and a code for a free set of prints.

Price at time of publish: From $99

Trade Coffee Gift Subscription

Gift Coffee Subscription

Courtesy by Trade

New motherhood often requires an extra cup of coffee (or three). Send her a coffee subscription from Trade, which sends her personalized roasts based on her preferences. And with more than 450 varieties of fresh-roasted coffee to choose from, there's something for everyone's tastes.

Price at time of publish: $108 for 6 bags

Merry and Graceful Multi-Initial Bracelet

Etsy MerryandGraceful Multi-Initial Bracelet

Etsy / MerryandGraceful

This custom bracelet is a thoughtful gift for mom that can be engraved with the baby's full initials or the whole family's first initials. There are multiple lengths, fonts, and colors to choose from (gold, rose gold, and silver), and you can get anywhere from one to six discs on it for a growing family.

Price at time of publish: From $38

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer


This all-in-one styling tool is a great pick for moms who love styling their hair, but might need to cut down on the time they spend getting ready every morning. It dries and styles at the same time, so she can give herself a voluminous blowout in a fraction of the time it'd take to use a traditional hair dryer.

Price at time of publish: $40

Omigo Element+ Bidet Attachment

Omigo Element+ Bidet Attachment


A bidet can help new moms with postpartum recovery, as it’s much gentler and more effective than wiping with toilet paper. The Omigo Element+ is our top pick based on our testing—we love that it’s easy to install and has an adjustable water flow with both front and rear nozzles.

Price at time of publish: $59

Intelligent Change Inc. The Five Minute Journal

Intelligent Change The Five Minute Journal


Motherhood is bound to bring up a lot of feelings, and she can reflect on her postpartum journey with this gratitude journal that only requires five minutes per day. The pages have writing prompts so she doesn’t have to think too hard about what to say, and they’re undated so it’s no big deal if she misses a day (or two). 

Price at time of publish: $30

Blue Apron Gift Card

Blue Apron Gift Card

Blue Apron

New moms might not take time to focus on hobbies they used to love, so make it easy for her to set aside time to cook with a gift card to Blue Apron. Pre-portioned ingredient boxes and easy to follow instructions will let new moms brush off their cooking skills without having to come up with a recipe list and grocery shop.

Price at time of publish: From $70

Bose 700 Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700


When she's able to take a break, let your favorite new mom get some well-deserved rest with these noise-canceling headphones. She'll be able to rest her eyes (or catch up on work) without being interrupted by what's going on around her. Or, she can activate the transparency mode when she wants to listen to music or a TV show in the background but still needs to be able to hear if her little one wakes up from a nap.

Price at time of publish: $379

Blissy Silk Pillowcase Dream Set

Blissy Dream Set

Courtesy by Blissy

New moms are always trying to catch a few minutes of sleep whenever they can. This silk gift set comes with a sleep mask to help her shut her eyes while the baby is napping, a pillowcase that feels luxurious, and two scrunchies so she can keep her hair out of her face.

Price at time of publish: From $120 for standard

Fridababy 3-in-1 Humidifier With Diffuser and Nightlight

Frida Baby Fridababy 3-in-1 Humidifier with Diffuser and Nightlight

The Spruce / Theresa Holland

Dry air can be super irritating for the new mom and her baby, so a humidifier is essential. She'll love this one from Fridababy—it runs for up to 12 hours and doubles as an essential oil diffuser and a color-changing nightlight.

Price at time of publish: $50

Instacart Gift Card

Instacart Gift Card


With a newborn in tow, it can be hard to leave the house to run errands. An Instacart gift card helps take the stress out of grocery shopping with a baby. She can place an order for same-day delivery from various local supermarkets, and her groceries for the week will be at her doorstep in no time.

Price at time of publish: From $25

Lizush Calming Shower Steamers Gift Set

Lizush Calming Shower Steamers Gift Set

Uncommon Goods

New moms may not be able to take long showers often, but when they can, help them turn it into a spa-like experience. These aromatherapy shower steamers use essential oils to help them relax. Each box comes with five or 12 steamers in an assortment of scents, such as eucalyptus, lemongrass, lavender, and mint. Plus, they can also be used as a body scrub if her skin needs some exfoliation.

Price at time of publish: $40

Baloo Weighted Blanket

Baloo Living Weighted Blanket


Whether she's napping on the couch or in the nursery next to her little one, she can cuddle up with a weighted blanket that's instantly soothing. It's made of breathable cotton, so she can comfortably use it all year long. Plus, it's machine-washable, so she can easily toss it in the washer in the case of any spills or stains (or baby spit-up).

Price at time of publish: $199 for full/queen

Honest Beauty Beyond the Bump Kit

Honest Beauty Beyond the Bump Kit

Honest Beauty

This 4-piece kit has everything she needs to nourish her postpartum skin. It comes with an organic body oil, bath salts, a shea butter and avocado oil body lotion, and a nourishing nipple cream that can even be used to soften chapped lips and rough elbows, too.

Price at time of publish: $56

Diptyque Baies/Berries Candle

Diptyque Baies/Berries Candle


You can never go wrong with a high-end scented candle, like this popular option from French brand Diptyque with notes of roses and berries. Plus, the iconic vessel can be reused as a mini planter or makeup brush holder when the candle is done.

Price at time of publish: From $42

Hatch The Everyday Nursing Bra

Hatch The Everyday Nursing Bra


She's never going to want to take off this comfy nursing bra from Hatch. The wireless bra has a clasp that can be unhooked with one hand, and it even converts to a racerback style. We also love that it has adjustable straps and four hooks on the back to accommodate fluctuating sizes. 

Price at time of publish: $68

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2


With all the distractions of a new baby, mom probably can't finish her cup of coffee before it starts getting cold. This app-controlled smart mug will keep the drink at her preferred temperature for 1.5 hours (or longer when left on the coaster), so she can keep enjoying it when she gets a minute to sit down.

Price at time of publish: $125

Minted Baby's First Year Custom Art

Minted Baby's First Year Custom Art


Once it's been a year, you can send the new parents a beautiful framed collage with 12 photos—one from each month of their baby's life so far. You can easily upload the photos online, but a Minted designer will send over proofs before the artwork goes to print. It'll be a piece of art that they'll hold onto forever.

Price at time of publish: From $50

Glamoristic Baguette-Cut Gemstone Ring

Glamoristic Baguette-Cut Gemstone Ring


Sometimes the smallest gifts are the most meaningful. This dainty ring has a small baguette-cut gemstone that can be personalized to her baby’s birth month. It’s a wonderful way to keep her baby with her wherever she goes. Choose the sterling silver finish for a more affordable option, or opt for the 14-karat solid gold for something more luxe. 

Price at time of publish: From $38

These comfy Ugg boots will be her new go-to shoes whenever she leaves the house. They have a shearling lining that will keep her feet cozy and warm, and they come in over a dozen colors. 

Price at time of publish: $150

Bearaby Hugget Knot Pillow


Courtesy by Bearby

The Bearaby Hugget is so much more than just a decorative knot pillow. It’s available in three different sizes, ranging from a small one that works like a stress ball to a large 3-pound one that she can cuddle with on the couch or use as a weighted lap pad. The velvet colors are especially nice for the holidays, but the Hugget also comes in plenty of cotton options.

Price at time of publish: From $29

Outdoor Voices Women's CloudKnit Sweatpant

Outdoor Voices CloudKnit Sweatpant

Outdoor Voices

She’ll never want to take off these Outdoor Voices CloudKnit Sweatpants, which are just as soft and lightweight as you’d expect based on the name. One Real Simple writer gave these comfy sweatpants to her mom, who called them the “best gift ever.”

Price at time of publish: $88

Lake Pajamas DreamKnit Kimono Pajama Set

LAKE Pajamas DreamKnit Kimono Pajama Set

LAKE Pajamas

She can spend all day in this matching pajama set and still feel put together. The sumptuous DreamKnit fabric is made of ridiculously soft modal and spandex, and the wrap-style top is breastfeeding-friendly.

Price at time of publish: $138

Up2OurNecksInFabric Mommy and Me Shirt and Onesie

Etsy Up2OurNecksInFabric Mommy and Me Shirts and Onesies

Etsy / Up2OurNecksInFabric

Instead of being too cheesy, these matching mommy and me outfits have an adorable design that’s a minimalist’s dream. Mom’s pick is a long-sleeve green T-shirt that reads “mama,” while the baby will get a white onesie that reads “mini”—but just keep in mind that they’re sold separately.

Price at time of publish: From $29

January Moon Moonlight Signature Teething Necklace

January Moon Moonlight Signature Teething Necklace


Babies love to play with jewelry, and this pretty necklace is designed with her little one in mind—without looking like it was made just for baby. The silicone beads are perfect for teething babies, and the heavy-duty rope chain can stand up to tugs.

Price at time of publish: $54

Lunya Washable Silk Tee Pant Set

Lunya Washable Silk Tee Pant Set


It’s definitely a splurge, but this machine-washable silk pajama set from Lunya will make mom feel like a queen. The oversized T-shirt allows her to bask in the luxe fabric, while the wide-leg pants have breezy slits on the side. 

Price at time of publish: $278

Hatch Rest+ Baby Smart Sleep Machine

Hatch Rest+ 1st Gen Baby Sound Machine

Courtesy by Amazon

This innovative device is a sound machine, nightlight, and audio-only baby monitor all in one. Parents can control it with Amazon Alexa or the smartphone app, and they'll appreciate that it remains useful even as baby gets older: The Hatch Rest+ can also be used as a kid's alarm clock.

Price at time of publish: $90

L.L.Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe

L.L.Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe


A cozy robe will make late nights and early mornings with the baby much more comfortable. This one from L.L. Bean is made with Portuguese cotton flannel, and it has a relaxed fit and front pockets. You can even get it personalized with her initials for a small fee.

Price at time of publish: $89

Framebridge The #1 Gift: 10x12 Frame

Framebridge #1 Gift Frame


Send her this custom framed photo from Framebridge (the brand's most popular offering) so she can really cherish one of her favorite memories as a new mother. No professional photographer required—iPhone images and Instagram posts work just fine. It even gets delivered in a gift box with a bow.

Price at time of publish: $75

Allbirds Women's Wool Loungers

Allbirds Women's Wool Loungers


Pregnant moms and postpartum moms will tell you that shoe sizes can fluctuate quite a bit during pregnancy and after delivery. These slip-on wool shoes are stylish but just as comfy as slippers, and they have a little give for when her shoe size inevitably changes. Bonus: They can be thrown in the washing machine if they get dirty.

Price at time of publish: $105

If her idea of a relaxing evening is enjoying a glass of wine with friends or family, give her a gift card to Winc, a subscription service that delivers bottles of wine specially selected for her tastes straight to her door. A $100 gift card supplies two months' worth of wine, but you can also choose other amounts.

Price at time of publish: From $60

Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack

Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack

Dagne Dover

If she's always on the go, she'll love this cute backpack that's actually a super functional diaper bag in disguise. Complete with a mini changing mat, stroller clips, and extra pouches, Dagne Dover's diaper backpack has enough room for all of baby's essentials. Pro tip: The larger size is best suited for moms with newborns who might need to carry around more gear.

Price at time of publish: $195

Audible Gift Card

Audible Logo


She may not have time to curl up with a good book, but she can still keep up with her book club reads (while she's tending to her little one) by listening to audiobooks. Audible's gift memberships are available for periods ranging from one to 12 months, and they get her access to thousands of audiobooks and the ability to pick her favorite title from the premium section each month.

Price at time of publish: $15/month

David's Tea Feel Good Sachet Tea Wheel

feel good sachet tea wheel

Courtesy by David's Tea

If she's not a coffee person, then she might appreciate this thoughtful assortment of tea sachets from David's Tea. There are 12 different blends in each box (36 sachets total), each designed with natural ingredients to help her feel better—like Calming Chamomile, Headache Halo, and Throat Rescue.

Price at time of publish: $39

Goldbelly Gift Card


Gold belly

Send new parents a Goldbelly gift card so they can indulge in delicious food from around the country without leaving the house. Whether they get comfort food from their hometown or meal kits from Michelin-starred restaurants, they'll love being able to choose exactly what they're craving.

Price at time of publish: From $25

Cozy Earth Long Sleeve Bamboo Pajamas in Stretch Knit

Cozy Earth Long Sleeve Bamboo Pajamas in Stretch Knit

Cozy Earth

Once she tries on these luxurious pajamas from Cozy Earth, she'll never want to take them off. They're stretchy, roomy, and made of moisture-wicking bamboo viscose that will keep her feeling cool.

Price at time of publish: $185

Glamour Jewelry House Sideways Initial Name Necklace

Sideways Initial Necklace

Courtesy by Esty

If the new mom has a more minimalist style, then she'll love this dainty necklace with baby's name or initials. Pick the color, font, and length that best suit her style, and choose anywhere from one initial to eight letters that hang sideways.

Price at time of publish: From $27

BloomsyBox Flower Subscription

BloomsyBox Flower Subscription


She probably doesn't have time to run to the floral shop and pick out flowers, but there's no doubt that fresh blooms will instantly boost her mood. Sign her up for BloomsyBox's flower delivery service, and she'll receive a gorgeous pre-assembled bouquet each month.

Price at time of publish: From $50

Spafinder Gift Card

Spafinder Wellness 365 Gift Card

Courtesy by Amazon

Treat the new mom to a little "me time" by giving her a refreshing day at the spa. She can use it for wellness services like massages, facials, mani/pedis, as well as activities like yoga and spin classes. More than 25,000 locations worldwide accept the gift card, so there's a good chance she'll be able to use it at her favorite local spot.

Price at time of publish: From $50

Jeni's Ice Cream Top Sellers Collection


Courtesy by Jeni's

Stock up her freezer with the ultimate care package: five pints of Jeni's best-selling ice cream flavors. Each flavor is totally unique, so she'll get to try an assortment of sweet, salty, and crunchy options (think: Brambleberry Crisp and Brown Butter Almond Brittle).

Price at time of publish: $58

Qeepsake Membership

Qeepsake Membership


That first year of motherhood goes by in a blur—but this membership will help her remember the moments. Qeepsake will regularly text her questions (she chooses how often) that prompt her to submit memories and moments, and she can quickly share photos and milestones via the app, too. Once the year-long membership is up, she'll get a beautiful printed book with all of those precious memories captured inside.

Price at time of publish: From $48

Questions You Might Ask

How do you pamper a new mother?

According to Reardanz, it’s important to keep in mind that a new mom doesn’t always want the same things as before she was a parent. “There are a lot of logistics involved with leaving the house these days,” she says. But you can use your knowledge of her interests to inspire gifts that are more accessible for her. 

“If she loved the spa, are there sheet face masks or a cooling face roller you could get her that’s easy to use while feeding?” says Reardanz. “Is she a soft cheese aficionado but gave them up during pregnancy? How about a special assortment with some crackers and fruit? Celebrate who she is during this new time of her life.”

What can you give a new mom for herself? 

Elevated loungewear and cozy throw blankets are just two ideas of things you can give to a new mom for herself. “A support pillow or silk pillowcase can be nice during late-night feeding sessions,” says Reardanz. “Food deliveries, like Jeni’s ice cream for a sweet tooth or a hometown favorite from Goldbelly, can be a fun treat.” She also suggests getting her an assortment of teas or a mug that keeps her drinks hot (like the Ember Mug 2). 

We also love the idea of getting new mothers personalized gifts. “If they’re a jewelry person, a special piece that commemorates their new baby (like a mom bracelet or necklace with baby’s name or initials) is thoughtful,” Reardanz adds. 

Should you get a new mom gifts for the baby?

Reardanz emphasizes that you should only give new moms gifts for the baby if you know they really want or need something. “Like if they’ve said how much they wish they would have gotten a baby carrier to keep their hands free, or their baby doesn’t like the bouncer they got and they wish they could go back and register for a swing so they could have a few moments to themselves,” she says.

Take Our Word for It

This article was written by Amina Lake Abdelrahman, a commerce editor for Real Simple with five years of experience writing product reviews and lifestyle content. To compile this list of the best gifts for new moms, she used her knowledge of the best products across various categories. For expert tips on how to choose the best gifts for new moms, Amina spoke with Karen Reardanz of Babylist

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