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10 Unique and Useful Gifts for New Moms

A mom kissing her baby on the forehead.

Searching for the perfect gift for a new mom in your life? Something she can enjoy that’s also practical would be ideal, but that can sometimes be difficult to find. These 10 items tick both of those boxes, so you’re sure to find something she needs but will also love.

Baby showers are fantastic for getting everything that a newborn will need, but what about the mama? New moms are almost always quickly overwhelmed and exhausted from trying to care for themselves and their new baby.

That’s why it’s nice to give her a little something to show that you’re thinking of her. Something that’s fun, relaxing, or interesting, and practical makes the best gift. If you’re having trouble finding something that fits the bill, just peruse this helpful list!

Q&A a Day for Moms Journal

The Q&A a Day for Moms Journal.
Potter Gift

This memory journal is the perfect small gift. New moms (or just moms in general) are often so busy doing a million things a day that they forget to pause, take a minute for themselves, and maybe record some of the precious memories that are flying by.

This Q&A a Day for Moms journal encourages moms to answer a prompt every single day, which is not only good for reflecting on the day and her feelings, but is also a good way to preserve memories.

It’s full of questions about herself, kids, extended family, and more. It’s easy and fast to fill out each day, so it won’t be overwhelming.

Pipette Relaxing Body Bundle

Pipette Relaxing Body Bundle

Without going into too much detail, let’s just say that, physically, new moms have been through (and are still going through) a lot. Some relaxing beauty products that will give her some time to herself will always be appreciated. Pipette makes nontoxic products that are safe for new moms and babies to use.

This Pipette Relaxing Body Bundle includes Relaxing Body Lotion and Body Wash for a wonderful shower experience. Made with naturally hydrating ingredients, these will leave her skin feeling moisturized.

They also have the refreshing scent of bergamot, mandarin orange, and geranium flower, which are both calming and uplifting.

Intelex Warmies Slippers

Gray fuzzy slippers.

A great go-to gift for new moms is a pair of super-cozy slippers. She’ll wear them all the time. These Intelex Warmies Slippers are highly rated on Amazon for being incredibly warm and snuggly, so they’re ideal for winter.

They can be slipped on and worn around the house or elevated to a spa-like experience. They’re microwaveable, so they can be heated up to feel even more comfy and cozy. These are perfect to slip on after the baby has gone to sleep for the night.

Mom Stainless-Steel Tumbler

A 16 oz. "Mom" tumbler with lid sitting on an open book.

For the new mom who loves showing off her new title, this Mom Stainless-Steel Tumbler is perfect! It’s cute, with a simple, minimalist design that goes with anyone’s aesthetic, but it’s also useful.

The double-wall, vacuum-insulated, stainless-steel construction means that she can put pretty much anything in it! It will keep her coffee or tea warm until she’s ready to drink it, or it will keep beer, wine, water, or soda icy cold for a few hours.

It also doesn’t sweat with annoying condensation, and the lid seals to minimize spills.

Benevolence Mama Necklace

Two women wearing the "Mama" necklace in gold and rose gold.
Benevolence LA

This might not be the most practical gift on our list, but it’s definitely a thoughtful one. The Benevolence Mama Necklace is a meaningful gesture and an easy necklace to layer, making it really versatile.

This is a trendy style right now, so it’s something that the new mom you know will probably love. It’s a really nice, inexpensive option, with a lightweight chain and a shorter length.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam II Mini Eye Shadow Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam II Mini Eye Shadow Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills

It can be hard for new moms to find the time to do their makeup when they’re going out, which is why mini options that can be thrown into their bag and used on the go are so great.

This Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam II Mini Eye Shadow Palette is a really excellent option. It offers gorgeous neutral shades that will work for anyone. It’s also small enough to be tossed into a diaper bag or purse without taking up too much space.

We love this palette’s mix of shimmery and matte colors. They can create a subtle daytime look or something bolder for going out. It also lasts forever without fading or smudging, which is a huge bonus.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Too Faced

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is a perfect little gift for busy new moms who don’t have a ton of time to apply their full “face” each day. Mascara can be applied quickly, and will instantly make her look more awake and alert.

This is also our favorite mascara because it provides volume and length, doesn’t smudge easily, never clumps, and isn’t waterproof, meaning that taking it off at the end of the day is a breeze.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara Black Standard Size Black - 0.27 oz/ 8 mL

A mind-blowing mascara that features a formula that thickens, lengthens, and curls for extreme volume and dramatic lashesFormulation Type: Volumizing, Curling, LengtheningHighlighted Ingredients: - Film-Forming Polymer: Locks curl in place.- Acacia Senegal Tree Extract: Sets volume.-...

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

A woman sitting on a blanket at a park holding a Hydro Flask Water Bottle.
Hydro Flask

A water bottle might not sound as exciting as a new eye shadow palette or microwaveable slippers, but trust us, this gem will come in handy a lot. We all know how important it is to stay hydrated throughout the day, but this is especially true for new moms who are breastfeeding.

We love the Hydro Flask because it keeps water cold for hours (If you put ice in one, it takes forever to melt.). It also has a wide opening for easy drinking and cleaning and is dishwasher safe.

LULUSILK Mulberry Silk Sleep Mask

Three LULUSILK striped sleep masks in pink, sage, and black.

Chances are good that the new mom in your life is having trouble sleeping through the night, which means that she might also be taking cat-naps throughout the day. Either way, she needs a sleep mask. It blocks out excess light, making it easier to fall and stay asleep without being disturbed.

This LULUSILK Mulberry Silk Sleep Mask feels super soft, smooth, and luxe (silk can be good for anti-aging as well, especially around the sensitive eye area). It’s really lightweight and breathable, and the elastic strap keeps it in place without feeling too restricting.

Invisibobble Power Hair Ties

Invisibobble hair ties in brown and black.

A pack of Invisibobble Power Hair Ties is essential if you’re throwing together a care package for a new mother. They’re small, inexpensive, and super useful, especially when she needs to get her hair out of the way quickly to pick up a crying newborn.

These are the only kind that we use because they never snag or pull out any hair. They stretch out after a few uses, but they’ll shrink back to just the right amount of stretch. They’ll also keep her hair in place, whether she’s lying down or working out.

They also won’t leave a mark on her wrist or a dent in her hair.

Jessica Booth Jessica Booth
Jessica Booth is a freelance writer for LifeSavvy. She has been working in the editorial world as a freelance writer for over two years and previously worked as an editor for over eight years.  Jessica writes about travel, beauty, wellness, health, food, home decor, and parenting, and has reviewed and tested out products for all of those verticals over the course of her career. Read Full Bio »
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