Although it’s exciting to receive gifts that you wouldn’t normally purchase yourself, let’s be real: if you’re a new mama, you’d probably just prefer some help! But most of us would agree that asking for help is easier said than done. So, this Mother’s Day, I’ve put together a list of gifts for new moms who could use a helping hand.
Each of these gift ideas is meant to offer support without judgment. I encourage every friend, partner, neighbor, and everyone in between to think about how they can offer an outstretched hand or a thoughtful gift to a new mom this Mother’s Day.
It can be as simple as swinging by to pick up their mountain of laundry, drop off some groceries, deliver a home-cooked meal, or offer an hour of your time for a no-holds barred vent session.
Whatever you choose to gift this Mother’s Day, remember it’s always the simple things that go a long way! Read on to discover 10 gifts for new moms that will pamper and spoil them.
Give the new mom in your life all the encouragement they need with these thoughtful cards. Remind them to embrace motherhood with open possibility and joy, to face each day with positive, radiant energy.
My favorite set is from FourthTrimesterMama on Etsy. Her warm and vibrant decks of 20 affirmation cards (printed front and back) hold 40 uplifting messages to affirm new moms and remind them that they’re rocking motherhood. Plus, these decks empower women to have a positive postpartum experience.
Instead of tips on how to get baby to sleep through the night, they’ll be reminded of the wonderful mom they are, and that their baby loves them. Instead of questioning their feeding choices, they are reminded that motherhood is not a competition and that bonding with the baby every day is. Instead of telling them how to lose the baby weight, they will be reminded how amazing their body is for birthing, nourishing, and protecting their baby. Now that’s the positivity every new mama needs.
I’m not big on cooking on the best of days, and you better believe post-baby is no different. After my birth with Liam, a friend sent a month of grocery delivery and it was incredible. Not only did I not have to think about what was for dinner; but I also had healthy foods and snacks at my fingertips. One of my go-to gift for new moms is the “Treat Her Right Set,” from Public Goods which includes a skin conditioning mini lip balm, durable and eco-friendly bamboo straws, lightly scented travel lotion, aromatherapeutic lavender oil, skin-exfoliating Ayate bath strip, and deliciously crunchy candied pecans.
If you are the friend or partner of a new mom, this one is for you. Create a coupon book with tasks you’re willing to take over so mama can have a moment to rest. This could be anything from helping them meal prep to coming over to grab their laundry and return it clean and folded. Get creative!
Staying hydrated as a new mom is very important and especially if you’re breastfeeding. To keep an adequate supply, your intake must equal your output. New mothers make anywhere from 20 to 40 oz of breastmilk a day, so naturally, your body will require more fluid in addition to your daily intake without breastfeeding which is about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women.
Gifting a new mama a water bottle will help remind them to stay hydrated. Make sure it’s dishwasher safe because let’s face it, mama has enough washing to do. Glass water bottles offer a chic and eco-friendly option. These Porter water bottles are made from durable, lightweight glass and wrapped in protective matte silicone, this reusable water bottle is an eco-conscious and stylish replacement for disposable, plastic, or metal canteens. Dishwasher safe, and BPA-free!
I am obsessed with the Sitz Bath Soak. Ideal for recovery, this thoughtful blend of all-natural ingredients is designed to provide immediate relief from post-birth discomforts but honestly, this relaxing soak is perfect for all new mamas who are adjusting to their new life.
It’s safe to say you don’t leave your home often for at least the first 30 days post-partum and you’re trying to nap whenever you can. Being in your PJ’s all day can get a little uninspiring, so why not gift your new mama elevated loungewear. Right now I’m loving the Lunya Washable-Silk Double V Jumpsuit. This super-luxe, transitional piece has a double V silhouette that’s a party in the back and a party in the front, with full-body front seam detail that gives it a chic edge. Oh, and since it’s washable silk, you can throw it straight into the machine with everything else.
I’m also all so in love with my sweat set from MATE the Label. MATE is a clean essential brand made sustainably in Los Angeles with non-toxic, natural, and organic materials. There are so many chic colors to choose from, but I went with “Bone.” Use BRANDY20 for 20% off!
A Classic Button Up
As a former stylist, it is my professional opinion that you can never go wrong with a classic white button-down. They’re so easy to breastfeed in and can easily be paired with your sweats for a quick Zoom meeting.
Let’s face it, for those first few weeks (and months) it’s hard enough to get a shower in let alone wash your hair, so bring the salon home to your new mama. She can choose from a haircut, a blowout, or makeup—whatever her pampering heart desires.
The transition to motherhood is one of the biggest life changes you’ll ever make. Sometimes that transition can be unpredictable and you need a little support to get through it. Why not offer the new mama in your life an opportunity to get that support? Sign them up for a free coaching consultation and give them the resources for group coaching where they can share in the journey with other new mothers.