It might just be the first time that a woman fully, truly feels like a “mom:” Mother’s Day. The wishes come in droves, and cards and roses are offered up versus just being given. Yes, this holiday is now for you, too.
Along with the well wishes typically come some wonderful gifts. And with a new mom, these gifts will be even more special.
Rather than grab the new mom some cute onesies for her little one, or a great outfit that will make her cry because she likely won’t fit into it for another six months to a year, look at some great gifts that she can enjoy right now, and will help make her life easier. Especially as she transitions to this new stage in her life.
Jolly Jumper Mama Sleep EZ Body Pillow
Who are we kidding: most new moms are getting very little sleep, if any at all. But for those days when dad is taking over the midnight feeds, and she’s able to catch a few ZZZs, help make them count. This body pillow will be especially appreciated for C-section moms who need to take that extra bit of care around the midsection. It’s a great gift to get the mom-to-be as well, for her first, let’s call it, “pre” Mother’s Day. And it’s great for back support while sitting up and feeding baby as well. Don’t worry if baby spits up or has other accidents: the slipcover is removable and machine washable.
Jolly Jumper Pashmama Nursing Cover/Pashmina Scarf
This gift will remind mama that she’s also a fashionable lady, not just a “mom.” It’s a nursing cover that also doubles as a pashmina scarf, so she can wear it out and about to liven up an outfit when she isn’t busy feeding her new little one. She’ll appreciate the versatility, and not having to store this away with her other baby and maternity wear as her child gets older. It’s machine washable, so no worries if baby spit-up gets all over it after a feed.
Cherished Moments Mom & Me “Hearts Entwined Forever” Sterling Silver and Freshwater Pearl Bracelet Set
For the sentimental mom, this jewelry set is super-cute, allowing both mom and baby to wear matching pieces that showcase
their love for one another. The sterling silver is gentle on sensitive skin, and the baby chain is adjustable to fit the child as she grows. The tiny hearts say it all.
Aden + anais Jungle Jam New Beginnings Gift Set
Of course there’s one personality trait that all new mothers possess: selflessness. Which means mom will appreciate something that will bring comfort to her new baby because that, in turn, will bring comfort to her. And there’s nothing more comforting than a cozy blanket combined with some loving hugs. This gift set includes swaddles, burp bibs, and a security blanket. All of them are made from pre-washed, 100% breathable cotton, so baby wont overheat. As a bonus, it comes with a Swaddle Love Book, which offers tips on swaddling techniques to help new moms figure out the best, and safest, ways to keep baby warm and protected. That will provide the gift of peace of mind as well.
Kalencom Elite Diaper Bag
Every new mom has faced the dilemma: purse and diaper bag, or just diaper bag? The truth is that once you have a baby, the idea of carrying around that designer purse you bought at the outlet store in New York last year is a thing of the past. (Unless you want to lug around several bags, along with a baby. No thanks.) Knowing she’ll be carrying around a diaper bag for the foreseeable future, give her a decent-looking one that she can use when she feels like a change, or is going to a party with her little one. This one from Kalencom comes in an attractive chocolate brown finish and adjustable strap so she can drape it over her shoulder, or the stroller. There’s a matching Thinsulate insulated bottle bag, coordinating zipper pouch to hold mom’s keys, credit cards, and cash (and maybe a tube of lipstick), and a large, fold-out changing pad. Lots of pockets will help mom keep items organized. And it’ll look quite fashionable on mom’s arm.
JoJo Maman Bebe Long Sleeved Rouched Maternity Top
A new mom can never have too many casual sweaters, and this one is versatile enough that she can wear it with a pair of tights, jeans, or dress it up with some jewelry. It’s great for pregnant moms-to-be, as well as newly-minted moms who are still trying to lose that excess weight and want to have fashionable yet comfortable clothes.
JoJo Maman Bebe Camisole Maternity Pyjama Top
Let’s face it: a new mom on maternity leave is likely spending most of her days in her pajamas. A top like this one is great for nursing moms since it has drop-down clips for quick and easy access without having to lift the entire shirt up. It’s made from 95% cotton and 5% elastane so it can stretch to fit mom’s changing shape. And mom can wear it on its own as she moves about the house, or throw a sweater on over it for those colder days and nights.
JoJo Maman Bebe Full Length Maternity Leggings
You can never have too many pairs of leggings, period. And that goes for pregnant women and new moms as well. They’re easy to throw on, comfortable, and can be worn with a pair of heels, running shoes, or boots. These ones would go perfectly with the aforementioned maternity top, made of 95% cotton and 5% elastane with a jersey bandeau waistband that can be rolled up over the tummy, or down under it. And hey, there’s no harm in continuing to wear them on those days when you simply feel extra bloated.
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