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8 New Mom Gifts That Aren’t All About Baby

A container of bath a bath soak, an affirmation card, and a necklace
Thena Natural Wellness/Fourth Trimester Mama/Benevolence LA

When purchasing a gift for a soon-to-be or new mom, it’s natural to gravitate towards gifts for the baby. After all, who can resist all the adorable onesies, hats, and toys in the baby aisle at the store?

While these items will always be appreciated, moms are often forgotten about when baby gifts are involved. But as the person often contributing to most or all of the baby’s care, mom shouldn’t be left out when it comes to presents. Whether it’s for a baby shower or just because you care, here are some gifts that aren’t all about the baby.

New Mama Affirmations

Affirmation cards for new mothers
Fourth Trimester Mama

Many new moms experience fear, doubt, and frustration during the first few years of parenting (and let’s face it, long after that). A dose of encouragement is always appreciated, which is why these new mom affirmation cards make the perfect gift.

Filled with lovely sayings like “I am free to be the kind of mother I want to be” and “I trust my intuition,” these cards can offer every new mom some support when no one else is around to give it. The kit contains 40 cards that will help her start every day with positive energy.

New Mama Affirmations

The perfect companion for a new mom's first weeks home.

A Nursing Dress

Two women wear nursing dresses

Nursing can be difficult enough without the right clothing. Wherever she is, make it easier for the new mom in your life with this nursing dress.

Cute enough to wear out but comfy enough to relax in at home, this dress is the perfect closet staple for any nursing mother. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns and features a discrete layer of fabric that lifts up for easy feeding. This item also works as a maternity dress if you want to give it as a gift early.

Bearsland Women's Short Sleeve Maternity Dress

She'll stay cute and cozy in this useful dress.

A Fluffy Robe

A woman wears a fluffy gray robe

One universal truth of being a new mom is that she is going to be tired all the time. When she does get a few moments to herself, let her relax in a plush, comfortable robe.

Made with high-quality fleece, this robe is soft on the skin, lightweight, and super cozy. It’s ideal for relaxing evenings and makes taking care of the baby at midnight a little more enjoyable. It’s also washing machine friendly and easy to take care of.

PAVILIA Premium Women's Plush Soft Robe

This new mom can stay relaxed all day long.

A Unique Necklace

A woman wears a necklace that spells "Mama"
Benevolence LA

It can be hard to find a sweet and meaningful gift, but this necklace fits the bill. Help your friend celebrate being a new mom in style with this elegant gold-plated statement piece that will tie any outfit together.

This lightweight necklace sits comfortably on the neck but is built to last. It is also hypoallergenic and nickel-free, so it will work for moms who have sensitive skin. She’ll cherish this piece for years to come.

Mama Necklace Dainty Necklace

Let a new mother show off how proud she is to be a mom.

A Gift Basket

A gift basket for new mothers

If you want to give a new mom an assortment of items but aren’t sure what to pick out, this gift basket is the ideal present. Each box contains a variety of items perfectly curated for a new mom’s needs.

Some of the items you’ll find in this box include an engraved tumbler, premium soap, a bath bomb, lotion, and a card. It will be the perfect excuse for any mom to relax and unwind as soon as she gets the chance.

New Mom Gift Basket

Packed with gifts she'll love.

A Postpartum Bath Soak

A container of a bath soak
THENA Natural Wellness

To say giving birth takes a toll on the body is a massive understatement. While some moms have it harder than others, everyone will need to be gentle with their bodies after the baby comes. A postpartum bath soak is a gift that does double duty by encouraging a new mom to relax while offering soothing benefits.

This soak is made with nutrient-rich plant-based oils including organic coconut oil, organic sweet almond oil, therapeutic lavender, and grapefruit essential oils. It also contains calendula, comfrey, and yarrow, which are herbal botanicals that can promote healing and recovery for new moms.

Organic Sitz Bath Soak

Help her relax and soothe her body after giving birth.

A Stroller Organizer

A black stroller organizer

New moms spend a lot of time with their strollers. While some come with a couple of pockets to carry items like diapers and wipes, not all do, and it can be frustrating to deal with keys, phones, water bottles, and other smaller items while on a walk.

This stroller organizer is a simple product that will make life much easier for a new mom. It contains several pockets for items like pacifiers, tissues, and toys, as well as two insulated cup holders for a baby bottle and a cup of coffee. The entire organizer can also be removed and worn as a shoulder bag when you need to be on the go.

Momcozy Universal Baby Stroller Organizer

Mom can keep all of her things organized and accessible.

A Mug Warmer

An electric mug warmer

New moms struggle to find time for anything, including finishing their cup of coffee. A mug warmer can be used to keep any beverage warm all day, so it will still be piping hot when she finally gets a chance to enjoy it.

This device has three temperature options and an automatic shutoff after four hours. It works on all heat-safe drinkware materials, including ceramic and glass. New moms (and veteran moms) are sure to love this thoughtful, useful gift.

VOBAGA Coffee Mug Warmer

This safe, effective, and easy-to-use warmer is one you can rely on.

A new mom’s focus is on the new baby, so why don’t you put some of the focus on her? These gifts will help her feel appreciated and loved after having a baby.

Anne Taylor Anne Taylor
Anne Taylor is a writer with a BA in Journalism and a passion for storytelling. Her work has been published on a variety of websites including Mental Floss and Well + Good, and she recently published her first novel, What it Takes to Lose. When she's not writing, Anne loves to travel (19 countries and counting), spend time outside, and play with her dog, Pepper. Read Full Bio »
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