Finally, a gift box new moms will actually use!

By Katie Holdefehr
Updated May 11, 2018
Best new mom gift, mombox care kit
Credit: MOMBOX

Figuring out what to give a new mom can be challenging. When all she really want is a few more hours of sleep (please!) and a moment to herself, the gift boxes full of sugary chocolates and cookies just don't cut it. Fortunately, Real Simple editors recently discovered the best gift idea for new moms: MOMBOX ($95;, a kit full of goodies new moms will actually use.

Instead of the gift baskets of sweets that don't help healing, MOMBOX focuses on practical gifts that aid recovery and offer some relief. Packaged inside a blush pink box, the traditional kit features everything a mom who just gave birth will appreciate, including a set of organic cotton overnight pads, a Fridet the Momwasher that makes washing up easier, an herbal soak, and more. Each item is carefully chosen to fit the needs of a new mom, so she or a family member won't have to run out to the store.

If you're selecting a gift for a new mother who had a C-section, there's a box for that, too. In it, she'll find everything she needs for recovery, such as a bottle of Zoe Organics Belly Oil, Euphoric Herbals Afterbirth Ease Tea, a hot and cold therapeutic pack, and more. And if you're not sure in advance which pack will be more appropriate for the mom-to-be, there's also a gift card option so she can choose her own care kit later.

The company also has plans to expand their offerings to include a nursing box, which will certainly be appreciated by any mom who plans to breastfeed after giving birth. The search for the perfect (actually helpful!) postpartum care kit is finally over.