Is anyone more deserving of a gift than a new mom? We think not. The goal when choosing a present: Look for items that are both practical and functional, yet still special. Think self-care items to help her prioritize herself, cozy loungewear that’s comfortable and stylish, or tech-savvy devices that help make things like pumping and feeding that much easier. Any new mom will appreciate something that’s expertly curated and top-rated. We’ve found personal care items that work—for the postpartum period and beyond.
A couple of dabs of this ultra-popular, best-selling eye cream replete with rice peptides and hyaluronic acid can help soothe tired eyes, and the pearly illuminator of this formula also camouflages dark circles.
Price at time of publish: $90
“I’m only a few days in … but if things keep going how they are, I’ll be obeying MUTHA for a long, long time.” —Amanda Ross
Gentle postpartum pelvic floor exercises can be super effective for new moms when they feel ready. That’s where this very “personal trainer” comes in, a whole new way to do Kegels. It’s easy to insert and syncs up to the Elvie app to lead you through a five-minute series of pelvic floor exercises that can be done discreetly anytime, anywhere.
Price at time of publish: $200
“If you just had a baby and are having a hard time finding time or energy for kegel exercises, the Elvie Trainer is very worth it. This device is easy to use and you can walk around with it inserted while doing your exercises, babbling with your baby, and more.” Leigh Weingus
There was once a 2,000-person waitlist for this Turkish cotton robe that’s plush and cozy, yet lightweight enough to wear year-round. Design-wise, it boasts two front pockets for holding your lounging essentials, a waist tie for keeping it nicely wrapped, and a shawl collar.
Price at time of publish: $109
“One thing that really stuck out to me about this one was the pockets. I was able to slip my phone into them without worrying about it weighing down the robe and causing unevenness or even causing the robe to fall open, a surprisingly common problem.” —Leigh Weingus
You know that mom who is dead set on not letting tons of unnecessary stuff clutter up her house, just because she had a baby? This is the ideal gift for her. Created by two Brooklyn moms, it may look like a simple fanny pack on the outside—but offers so much more. There’s a detachable changing pad that pops out from the back flap, a built-in waterproof pocket to hold wipes, a pacifier hook, and credit card and cash slots. It’s also big enough to stash a bottle, sunglasses, your phone… you get the picture. Made of vegan leather, it both looks stylish and is easy to wipe clean, and comes in an array of eight colors.
Price at time of publish: $98
“Fanny packs are my vibe—the fact that this one doubles as a diaper bag, mind blown. The card slots are really handy and I can fit snacks, wipes, and sanitizer with room for my own stuff as well.” —Jill Di Donato, Senior Commerce Editor
There’s something amazing about giving a blanket to a new mom that’s intended just for her. We love this one, because it’s made with organic cotton for the softest feel, and comes in three different weights—10, 15, and 25 pounds for you to customize. The quality of this blanket makes it oh-so-special, and totally giftable.
Price at time of publish: $249 to $279
Postpartum hair loss is a very real thing. Most of the time it’s temporary; this serum is the perfect thing to use until things resolve. Effective for all hair types and textures, it reduces the appearance of thinning and leaves strands looking thicker and fuller thanks to ingredients such as turmeric and red clover, and mung bean extracts. This product legit works and new moms will appreciate that efficiency.
Price at time of publish: $58
“After a few weeks of applying the serum two to three times a week, focusing on my hairline, I was shocked (shocked!) to see fuller hair around my temples.” —Erika Harwood
An antioxidant-packed body oil that blends papaya enzymes with shea butter for a decadent skin-feel, is a perf treatment for postpartum bodies. Use it on its own to give skin a gorgeous sheen, or mix a few drops in with or under your moisturizer. New moms will also appreciate the easy-to-use, pump-top applicator.
Price at time of publish: $58
Caffeinated beverages are a must for new moms, but being able to drink those bevies while they’re still hot? That’s a true luxury. It seems like Murphy’s Law that the second you pour a cup of coffee or tea, the baby needs something. Enter this smart mug, which can keep drinks hot for up to 1.5 hours, or even all day if you leave it on its coaster base. You can also control it from your smartphone, and it automatically shuts off once it’s empty.
Price at time of publish: $130
Insert obligatory Mean Girls reference here. This handmade candle is sure to make any mama smile and comes in 13 different scents, think options such as fresh linen, birthday cake, and cedar tobacco. We also appreciate that it’s made of clean-burning soy wax and phthalate-free.
Price at time of publish: $25
When you’re juggling a baby and all of their assorted gear, being able to have your hands-free is invaluable. That means even something as simple as swapping lace-up shoes for slip-ons can be a game-changer. Enter these shearling-lined Birks that couldn’t be easier to take on and off. The fur lining means they’re cozy and warm when worn barefoot, and are even great for colder weather when paired with a sock.
Price at time of publish: $160
New mommas often feel like they need another set of hands. Though we cannot add any limbs to the gift guide, we can add the next best thing: a convenient duffle bag. You may have spotted a Dagne Dover duffle on the arm of one of your favorite influencers and noted its Instagram friendly design, but beyond its sophisticated style, this tote has multiple inner compartments to keep items organized. Plus the material is machine washable, so you can toss in the laundry when you spot a stain.
Price at time of publish: $185
This may seem more like a gift for baby than mom, but trust us, she’s sure to appreciate these special swaddles. Made of 100% organic cotton, they’re next level soft and breathable and come in sophisticated solid colors as well as cute patterns, without ever veering into cheesy territory. Not to mention besides using them as a swaddle, they can also pull double-duty as nursing shawls, stroller covers, and more.
Price at time of publish: $60
This is a luxe gift for the stylish mom looking for instant chic. The leather uppers of the clogs are lined with shearling, all grounded on a natural wood platform with a rubber outsole.
Price at time of publish: $495
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“One of my favorite styles comes from RE/DONE, a nod to clogs of the ‘70s with a retro vibe.” —Tomasi Hill, Designer
No matter whether she’s wearing these PJs to bed or just around the house (the latter of which is probably more likely), she won’t want to take them off. Made from a sustainably sourced micro modal fabric, these are silky soft and naturally cooling—and can also be machine washed and dried, a must. The button-down top is great for nursing or pumping accessibility, and the waistband on the pants is nice and stretchy to accommodate post-baby body changes.
Price at time of publish: $98
There are admittedly plenty of options when it comes to mom-centric subscription boxes, but we think Mombox tops that list for several reasons. Their one-off boxes make amazing gifts; there is an impressive line-up of 17 to choose from, all with varying themes ranging from a C-section recovery kit to a dedicated beauty box. And if none of those strike your fancy you can build your own, choosing from a wide array of specially curated items across all categories. You can also opt for a three-, six-, or 12-month subscription option if you want to go big.
Price at time of publish: $99
Joggers are a go-to for a postpartum wardrobe. This pair earned a spot on our list for its comfy fit and sophisticated shades. Not to mention, the stretchy elastic waist lays comfortably across your middle, and the ultra soft material feels like PJs. Plus, the roomy pockets are the perfect size for stashing snacks.
Price at time of publish: $108
Granted, naps may be hard to come by, but when she does have a few precious hours of shut-eye, this weighted blanket will help her feel all the more relaxed. Made from natural eucalyptus fibers, it’s naturally cooling and super soft and comes in two different weights and five sophisticated colors. And even if she can’t use it during a full-on snooze, it’s still perfect to cuddle up with on the couch.
Price at time of publish: from $249 for 15 lb.
Making a bottle has never been easier. This newbie has the same mixing and warming technology as the original Baby Brezza (which new mamas rave about on Amazon), but in a scaled-down size that’s perfect for small spaces, travel, or to keep on the nightstand for middle-of-the-night feedings. It works with all formulas and bottle types; all you have to do is add the powder and push a button. We affectionately refer to it as a baby Keurig.
Price at time of publish: $180
Believe the hype, this dress is as good as everyone says it is. It’s an especially good fashion find for a new mom; the stretchy material and flowy fit make it comfortable for lounging around the house, while still being stylish enough to wear out. The smocked top is easy to pull down for feeding or pumping, and it comes in an array of colors and patterns, with a little something to fit everyone’s preference. There are even baby versions available for a photo-worthy mommy and me moment.
Price at time of publish: $125
Everyone talks about prenatal supplements, but postnatal ones are equally important. This OB/GYN-founded brand offers unique supplement packs that target the differing needs for every stage of pregnancy and after. Best of all, they can be ordered via a subscription model so you’ll never run out, and come in convenient daily pill packs. The postnatal option features four essential supplements for new moms: a multi-vitamin, omega DHA and EPA, a beauty blend, and a stress support blend.
Price at time of publish: $48
Few things can be as distressing as a sleep-deprived mom going to make a cup of coffee…and realizing there’s none left. After all, a trip to Starbucks isn’t quite as easy as it used to be. That’s why we think a coffee subscription is such a smart gift idea. This BIPOC-owned brand is one of our favorites, offering a variety of yummy roasts in options ranging from whole beans to K-cups.
Price at time of publish: from $14
A professional facial may not be in the cards for a while, but this is the next best thing. Combining the benefits of both cryotherapy and acupressure, pop this reusable mask in the freezer for 30 minutes then slip it on. It works in just 10 minutes to leave skin looking firmer, smoother, de-puffed, and just generally more refreshed—what tired mom wouldn’t want that? And, since it’s secured with Velcro straps, she can wear it even while taking care of the baby.
Price at time of publish: $55
This innovative breast pump truly changes the pumping game. (So much so that Time named it one of the best inventions of 2021.) The hospital-grade pump is hands-free and legitimately portable; the lightweight motor can be hooked onto a waistband or slipped into a pocket. That means it can be worn while she goes for a walk, doing the dishes, changing diapers, you name it. It’s also extremely quiet, making pumping more discreet than ever.
Price at time of publish: $217
We love the idea of personalized jewelry as a new mom gift, and this is a choice, wallet-friendly pick. The gold-plated charm bracelet looks much more expensive than it is, and is also perfect for the mom who is nervous about fine jewelry getting damaged during frequent diaper changes, hand washes, and bathtimes. It’s also nice and stretchy, ensuring a custom fit.
Price at time of publish: $38
This brand—created by Kristen Bell—has all kinds of essential products for mom and baby alike, but this mega multi-tasker is a must-have. (Say that three times fast.) So much so that we even named it one of our all-time favorite moisturizers for dry skin. Made with natural oils—coconut, sunflower, olive—and shea butter, and without any petrolatum or synthetic fragrance, it’s safe for even the most sensitive of skin, perfect for any issues that may pop up for mama or babe.
Price at time of publish: $9
A good robe is a new mom staple—easy to throw on and off, great for slipping over PJs when guests pop by unannounced, not to mention something she’s sure to continue to get good use out of even once she’s no longer a “new” mom. This buttery soft, luxe pick earns our vote, not only because of how stylish it is (which it is) but also because of its practical features. Magnetic closure at the neckline and waist belt tie help keep it in place, sleek, close-cut sleeves won’t get in the way during diaper changes or bottle prep, and the pockets are perfect for stashing pacis, your phone, and anything else you need to have on-hand.
Price at time of publish: $198
Just a few drops of this (natural, organic, clean) facial oil help to hydrate skin and boost its natural elasticity. Credit ingredients such as wheat dream and vegan squalane, all in a fast-absorbing formula that feels so much more special and luxurious than a basic moisturizer.
Price at time of publish: $115
There are smart cribs, and then there are really smart cribs — and this one by Cradlewise is surely the latter. It’s a crib, bassinet, and baby monitor all in one with some nifty features that are sure to give new moms some peace of mind while their little one rests. In fact, it’s the only crib on the market that can help soothe babies back to sleep before they start crying. As for what else it can do, the list is expansive: track sleep patterns, provide white, pink, and brown noise (yes, it’s a thing!), send app notifications when baby needs attention, and—most recently—monitor room temperature to make sure it doesn’t dip too low or rise too high for both safety and sleep comfort concerns. How cool is that?
Price at time of publish: from $1,399
At first glance, this just may appear like a snack box, but all of the items inside are curated to help address the needs of women in the fourth trimester. It comes with two kinds of cookies, a seasoning blend, and tea, all of which support things such as breast milk supply, hormonal balance, digestion, restful sleep, and more. Everything is dairy-, gluten-, refined sugar-free, and, as a nice added touch, all of the packaging is compostable or recyclable.
Price at time of publish: $65
We love these simple earrings (from a female and BIPOC designer) as an option for the mom who wants a more subtle way to rock personalized jewelry. They can be purchased singularly, and are also the perfect size to be worn in second or third holes.
Price at time of publish: $190
As any new mom will tell you, onesies are a baby wardrobe staple, especially for the first few months. Founder Melissa Jaggernauth created this unique onesie when she realized the basic needed a major upgrade; this one has three adjustable sizing options built-in on the inside to always ensure the perfect fit, is handmade and comes in neutral colors that aren’t cheesy or cutesy.
Price at time of publish: $25
Help her make the most of any precious hours—or even minutes, as it may be—of shut-eye with this sleep mask. Not only does it completely block out any sleep-disrupting ambient light, but it will also feel delightful on her skin. It’s made of argan- and aloe-infused 100% mulberry silk, and best of all, can be machine washed. (Because what new mom has time to hand wash anything?)
Price at time of publish: $29
Motherhood can bring up a whole lot of emotions and feelings, and journaling is the perfect place to help channel all of that energy. This hardcover journal is the perfect place for her to document how she’s feeling, capture baby milestones, or even just make to-do lists.
Price at time of publish: $20
Unlike any personalized jewelry piece we’ve ever seen, this handmade necklace can house either her baby’s birthstone or a mix of mom and baby’s for a truly special piece. Available in sterling silver or gold vermeil, it also comes at a very wallet-friendly price point.
Price at time of publish: from $145
Hot tip: Give this to the mom-to-be before she has the baby. It comes with everything she needs for the first few days in the hospital at home, so she doesn’t have to round out searching for last-minute peri bottles (Google it). There’s even a convenient caddy included to keep everything nicely organized and in one spot.
Price at time of publish: $100
Lugging around breast milk in bulky coolers can be a real pain in the butt, not to mention it only offers a limited amount of time during which you can keep that liquid gold cold. This brilliant device keeps breast milk cold for up to 20 hours, can hold up to 24 ounces, is extremely streamlined and compact (it basically just looks like a thermos), and even turns into a bottle, further eliminating the need for extra stuff. It can be hooked up directly to a breast up and is TSA-compliant too, a must for moms on the go.
Price at time of publish: $69
Nothing like new motherhood to throw your sleep cycle completely out of whack. When it is finally time to chill out, this makes the perfect bedtime beverage. The oat milk latte mix (all you have to do is add water) relies on calming and sleep-supporting botanicals that make it easier for you to wind down so that you can fall asleep faster. Fun fact: Meghan Markle is an investor in the brand, and Oprah and Kim Kardashian are reported fans.
Price at time of publish: from $28
Who says that a nursing bra can’t be stylish and sexy, while still being totally functional? This brand, created by Elle Wang an intimate apparel designer and mom of three, is set to change that mentality. Case in point: This bra features sophisticated black lace paneling and gold hardware detailing. Still, the magnetic nursing clasps are easy to release, it can be worn with all types of pumps, and is extremely comfortable and wire-free.
Price at time of publish: from $69
The original Hatch has over 26,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, many of them from new moms. The latest iteration features the same sound machine and night light functions as the original, along with a sleep library with bedtime songs and stories. This can also be controlled remotely via an app, so you never have to worry about going into the baby’s room and waking them up if you need to change the settings. Also nice: It has a time-to-rise feature that parents rave about for the toddler phase.
Price at time of publish: from $70
Once newborns come along, a full night’s sleep is hard to come by. Yes, this is a splurge, but if you have the funds, this is worth it. This high tech bassinet helps train your little one. It can sense when your baby cries, and in response, it mimics the motions they felt in the womb. This helps lull them back to sleep. Bonus: it comes with a built in white noise machine for added slumber insurance.
Price at time of publish: $1,695
It is hard enough to squeeze in moments of self-care pre-babies, and after, it is even harder. Gift the momma in your life a moment of rest and relaxation with a gift card to this skin and body pampering destination, so they can partake when they are ready. SkinSpirit offers everything from microdermabrasion to laser and has locations across the country.
Price at time of publish: from $50
If the spa is inaccessible, delve into this skin loving kit. Founded by Jessica Alba, the Honest Company aims to create safe and effective products. This collection, complete with bath salts, nipple balm, calming lotion, and body oil, is designed to pamper and prep any new mom’s post baby bod.
Price at time of publish: $56
A favorite among celebrities (Justin Timberlake, Michael B. Jordan, and Ashley Graham just to name a few), the Theragun is the next best thing to living with an in-home massage therapist. The full-size gun made headlines years ago for its loyal celebrity and professional athlete following, but in our humble opinion, the mini is even better. Not only does it target hard to reach achy mom muscles, but it also fits easily in your suitcase or travel bag. Plus, it is significantly cheaper.
Price at time of publish: $180
Cleaning products do not have to be tacky. Homecourt founder Courteney Cox actually loves to clean, and before starting her own line, she could not find cleaning products that were both effective and enjoyable to use. Her line uses high-quality ingredients and sophisticated fragrances, so your home can be your happy place.
Price at time of publish: $160
Monogrammed jewelry can get cheesy quick, but these custom bracelets from Roxanne Assoulin. Think of them like elevated friendship bracelets. Add the initials of the new momma in your life or for an extra special touch, add the initials of her kiddos.
Price at time of publish: $85
Another addition to the postpartum wardrobe, these uber chic jammies not only feel buttery soft, but the kimono style top also makes them nursing friendly. Score! Yes, technically they are meant to be worn to bed, but this style is so chic, we won’t tell if you lounge all day.
Price at time of publish: $138
Some baby carriers out there are overloaded with buttons and buckles. Instead of spending time fussing with complicated fasteners, try the simple yet stylish WildBird sling. Handsewn by moms in Salt Lake City, each one is made with ultra soft linen for comfortable wear. Each sling holds up to 36 pounds, so you can use it in your little ones toddler years.
Price at time of publish: $70
Give the gift of energy this season…or at least the next best thing. This coffee and espresso machine brews everything from lattes to frappuccinos – no chaotic family trip to Starbucks necessary. It even comes with eight coffee and four espresso pods, so you can brew from the beginning.
Price at time of publish: $250
Dedicated time spent picking out an outfit for the day is a luxury that most new mommas can no longer afford, at least in the early days. Make her mornings a little easier with these leggings for an elevated neutral look. She can pair with an oversized hoodie for the ultimate comfort without sacrificing style.
Price at time of publish: $72
A nursing bra may not be the most exciting gift, but it is definitely one of the most practical. This wireless bralette features a convenient crossover design that both supports and makes impromptu feeds a little easier. Each one is made with organic cotton so light and breathable you’ll forget it is even there.
Price at time of publish: $35
Many new mom products are littered with baby pink polka dots or sky blue stripes. This aesthetic may work for some, but it can receive an eye roll from others. Both comfy and cute, this oversized, multitasking cardigan functions as both a lovely layer and a chic breastfeeding cover – no literal storks in sight. The minimalist mom in your life will appreciate it.
Price at time of publish: $218
This set may be marketed as a pre-birth gift, but its contents are just as good after the hospital visit. The organic cotton nightgown and robe are easy to throw on and off, but the material is so soft we don’t think you’ll want to, and the all natural nipple balm passes the kiss test, so you can feel safe about your little one tasting. For moments when the new mom glow isn’t cutting it, the rebalancing mist refreshes skin in one spritz.
Price at time of publish: $398
New mom skincare and pregnancy safe formulas have exponentially increased over the past few years. Though we celebrate innovation, sometimes you have to stick with a classic. The Bio-Oil skincare oil is a cult-classic for relieving stretch marks and scarring. Vitamin a, e, and sunflower oil blend together to promote collagen production and boosting radiance. Plus, it adds a glow without the grease. Gift on its own or with a few other goodies.
Price at time of publish: $13
Say it with me: comfort is king. Whether she is running after toddlers or pushing a newborn in a stroller, these fur lined boots promise to pamper her feet. Wear them around the house this winter for added warmth or on early morning grocery runs for added support. These boots are so cozy you won’t retire them after your kiddos reach elementary school.
Price at time of publish: From $140
Sleep is one of the most underrated forms of skincare, but when a full night’s rest is not an option, try the next best thing: retinol infused under eye patches. The shooting star design makes popping them on feel more like a treat than a chore, and the hero ingredients hyaluronic acid and retinol help hydrate and smooth the area. Bye bye, bags.
Price at time of publish: $40 for 10 Pack
Postpartum, hormones are trying to find equilibrium. During this time, it is common to notice more shedding. It is usually temporary, but the process can be jarring. One way to stimulate growth is regular massage around the follicle. This increases blood flow to the area and helps ignite hair follicles. This set includes a massager and a stimulating serum to use in tandem. The massager also functions as an applicator and dispenses a little serum while making it simple to get the product exactly where you want it to be.
Price at time of publish: $65
Hydration is always important, but for new moms, it is paramount. Carrying around an emotional support water bottle is a good reminder to get enough H2O, and this one keeps drinks cool all day long. Though we cannot guarantee your little one won’t try to steal a sip, we can guarantee the lid is spill-proof.
Price at time of publish: $30
Give the gift of a good hair day. New moms are often stressed about the changes to their hair post baby. Even though these changes are usually nothing to worry about and tend to correct themselves, noticing clumps of hair on the floor of your shower is unsettling. Show her strands some love with this Olaplex set. Known as the gold standard for damaged hair, Olaplex products seek to repair the damaged bonds without washing out color or weighing hair down.
Price at time of publish: $50
At HoneyBug, you can build your own gift boxes of expertly-curated baby and toddler items, or you can shop their essential kits, which are packed with choice products for you. This feeding kit features a Scandinavian designed silicone baby bib, handmade pacifier clips, organic muslin swaddles, children’s dinnerware, and toys.
Price at time of publish: $99
New moms are in need of rest and relaxation more than anything, and there’s no better self-care gift than a relaxing skin treatment. This Skin Laundry gift card gives them up to $150 to spend on in-person facials, enhancements, or any of the skin care products sold on their website. Whether it be a pH balancing toner or a skin-smoothing laser facial, this’ll give a mom in your life the opportunity to take some time for herself.
Makeup is probably the last thing on your mind postpartum, but when the opportunity eventually comes to get all dolled up—this plumping gloss-balm hybrid is a necessity. Coming in eight vibrant colors, it’s the only product you’ll need to look like you’re put together (even if you don’t have foundation on). It’s made with a conditioning complex, so it feels comfortable and keeps the lips hydrated.
Being on your feet all day is guaranteed with a baby, so a pair of comfy house slippers will always be appreciated. This stylish option from UGG has been popular lately for its supportive insoles and super cute fur trim. We can love that they can be worn around the house and outside—so no need to change your shoes while going out and about.
Not only does this adaptogenic drink mix taste like a yummy (and much healthier) version of hot chocolate, but it includes mushrooms for immunity and stress management. One cup of this drink, which is made with reishi and turkey tail, will elevate your mood, support gut health, and relieve stress. It makes a great gift for moms who need a relaxing moment to themselves.
After giving birth, everything within your immediate grasp should be comforting. Whether it be a plush robe or super-soft pair of slippers, having products that soothe your body and mind can help you destress and unwind. When it comes to skincare, this plush moisturizer will do that exactly. Formulated with three plant ceramides, peptides, and niacinamide, this cloud-like cream is able to calm dry and irritated skin.