You’ve already shopped the registry for a perfect baby shower gift — but what do you do for the new mama in your life who just welcomed her bundle of joy?
We love the idea of getting a new mother a thoughtful gift to show her you’re thinking of her during an incredibly special (yet overwhelming!) time in her life. Our advice? Consider stepping away from the practical. She’s likely up to her ears in newborn gear (think car seats, strollers, monitors) and would appreciate something luxurious. We love items that celebrate both baby and mama— and whether this is for your partner, daughter, sister or friend, these five items would all be perfect picks.
Artifact Uprising Baby Book ($120)
This keepsake book is so beautiful, and we love that it elevates the classic idea of scrapbooking through the first months or years of a baby’s life. It’s the perfect gift for a mother who is sentimental and traditional by nature — sure, she could document her little’s first moves on Instagram, but adding photos and mementos to this stunning piece feels so much more her speed.
Talk about a perfect push present. This sparkler is an amazing gift for a new mama because it represents the best of both worlds — it’s a gift for her, but it totally honors her baby as well. We love the simple design (this is definitely something that can be worn every day) and how easy it is to personalize this gift to reflect the first initial of the new baby’s name. Snag this gift and you’re sure to move to the top of the new mom’s ‘most thoughtful’ list.
The last thing a new mama needs is one extra thing to think about, and that’s one our layette options are among our favorite Monica + Andy products. These are perfectly curated sets for a new baby’s first few weeks, no guesswork required. Yes, it’s a gift for the baby, but a layette will help the mom streamline her life (while keeping her baby in style, of course!). This would be an amazing option for a mama who decided to wait until birth to find out her baby’s gender — you can celebrate the big reveal by choosing one of our gender-specific sets (or stick to a gender-neutral option if that’s more her style!).
The Honest Co. Cross Country Diaper Bag ($169.95)
Between shopping for strollers, registering for diapers and decorating a nursery, it’s really easy for a mama-to-be to forget to choose a diaper bag. Call it an opportunity for you to swoop in and save the day. This vegan leather option cleans easily (crucial when you’re dealing with newborns), is eco-friendly, can be worn several ways, and still manages to look sleek and stylish. It’s a win/win/win for a new mother who isn’t exactly thrilled about swapping her designer bags for a newborn-friendly carryall…because who says diaper bags can’t be cute too?
When it comes to #NewMomLife, comfort is 100 percent the name of the game. She’ll be spending lots of time at home in those first few months, so a cozy pair of slippers would get tons of use. These are ultra soft, yet still look presentable enough for emergency diaper runs.
What’s your go-to gift for a new mama? Tell us!