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I had my baby in the gift-giving season, so shopping for me for the holidays was just an extension of baby showers and new baby gifts. If there is a new mom in your life who recently had a baby, here are some great gift ideas for your list.
Gift Ideas for New Moms
Excellent Gift Ideas for New Moms under $15
My son is still in love with this toy, and it keeps him occupied and gives me a few moments to myself. I used this to entertain him sitting in his high chair while I prepared his meals, and he plays with it as he falls asleep. Great gift to help keep a mom sane.
A great book to help her embrace a decluttering project. Since we know that babies add SO MUCH STUFF to our house!
Some reading material, if she has time to read or something.
Gift Ideas for Breastfeeding Moms
A lovely nursing top would make a great gift for a new breastfeeding mom.
For mamas who breastfeed, a good pumping bra is also a must. If you’re comfortable gifting an item of a more personal nature such as this, I definitely recommend a pumping bra for all pumping moms, such as this Simple Wishes Signature Hands Free Pumping Bra. I personally cut-up an old sports bra before I finally got my hands on one of these, and it made pumping so much easier. Especially at work.
A good pumping bra like this one is comfortable and gives you the freedom to be hands-free (because you know moms never get a break). This one has an adjustable back panel to ensure a comfortable fit since a new mom’s body goes through many changes. You can use any major brand breast pump with this bra and the front has a zip-in center panel that allows side-to-side movement for proper positioning of pump flanges.
Lactation cookies are well-received.
And for a closer friend, let’s help a breastfeeding mama with some lovely items from Mommy Knows Best! Their mission is to create safe and natural products for nursing mothers who need assistance increasing their breast milk supply for their newborn babies.
Fantastic Gift Ideas for New Moms
This super awesome baby carrier from Ergobaby! Because it allows her to hold the baby close, while still having her hands free. I love mine so much, even if my toddler is getting heavy!
Also, swaddles for the baby that help the baby sleep make awesome gifts for a tired mom!
Items that grow with the child are a hit! Who wants something that is only good for a few months, right? This rocker becomes a feeding chair!
A Nanit baby monitor. This monitor is smart! I wish I had this when my son was a baby. Nanit tracks—and understands—sleep patterns, parent visits, room conditions and much more.
What about a lovely custom wooden chalkboard to help with household and schedule organization?
My talented friends at The Skilled Smith Workshop can make just about anything you can dream up!
Making freezer meals would be a wonderful gift for a new mom. I mean, also give her some meals but that whole teach someone to fish quote, right?
She might need a slow cooker to go along with all the freezer meal planning she’ll be doing.
A yoga class she can take from the comfort of her home!
I love this amazing diaper bag by CiPU. This diaper bag contains 13 compartments and has so many accessories, including a changing pad, a pouch, and a mini-purse. Oh, and a stroller hook! I love how there’s a spot for everything and it allows you to organize all things baby and know exactly where something is without having to fish around one big bag. Need the diaper rash cream? Designate a pocket and done. Pulling everything out to search for one thing isn’t practical, especially on the go. So this is brilliant.
I love the gray and pink coloring, cute and elegant at the same time. Definitely looks better than my “monkey bag” as my husband calls my first diaper bag.
This bag is also super lightweight and waterproof, so it makes a great baby accessory and an awesome gift.
You can learn more about CiPU on their website.
What about gifting a subscription to Amazon Prime? It is so hard to go out and go shopping with a new baby, and having 2-day delivery is pure gold when you’re a new mom.
If you’re looking for more ideas for gifts for the mom-to-be, including clothing (both for baby and for mom) and baby keepsakes, check out Diapers.com’s Gifts For Mom curated suggestions page. They have some fun idea options from maternity to welcome home baby and beyond.
What gifts are on your list for a new mom in your life?