A birth in your family or circle of friends offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a new mother!
When a new baby is born, many people understandably focus on getting gifts for the new baby. While the mother will certainly appreciate them, it can also be nice to get some gifts focused on caring for the new mama. After all, she’s just given birth and is embarking on a new journey with her infant. She also deserves some TLC!
If you’re looking for the best gifts for a new mom, we’re here to help!
Below, we have put together a list of unique gifts for a new mom. Not only are these gifts high-quality and sure-to-be-used, we went the extra mile and also ensured our choices are environmentally conscious so that the new mother can enjoy them guilt-free.
Take a look at these good gifts for a new mom:
1. Free Babysitting Coupon
For new mothers, hopping in the shower for 20 minutes without worrying about their newborn crying is a gift. For this reason, slipping a few “free babysitting coupons” into a gift for a new mom is an amazing addition. As soon as your new mother receives the gift, be sure to schedule the free babysitting sessions.
The babysitting sessions can be short, especially if the mother is exclusively breastfeeding. Even an hour away grocery shopping or a half-hour baby-free coffee date can feel like a rejuvenating vacation.
2. Free House Cleaning
Getting cleaning and laundry done while also taking care of a newborn is challenging to say the least. Sometimes, it’s near impossible to do anything with a screaming babe attached to your hip! Whether you hire a cleaning service or do it yourself, washing dishes, doing laundry, or simply picking up around the house will be a big help. If you also happen to make a casserole while cleaning, we're sure the new mom won't complain!
3. A DYPER Subscription
Diapers are a huge expense and hassle for new parents. They’re costly, always running out, and then there’s the guilt of waste and potential health problems created by the average disposable diaper.
Eliminate the diaper struggle in a with a DYPER subscription. Diapers made with plant-based materials and made without harmful chemicals or potential irritants such as natural rubber latex, alcohol, perfumes, PVC, lotions, TBT, or Phthalates.
4. Comfortable, Cozy Clothing
Whether in the hospital or at home, comfortable, cozy clothing is a must during the post-partum phase. New mamas practically live in their pajamas (or t-shirts and sweats) and can never have enough comfortable clothing. For gifts, we suggest slippers, a soft bathrobe, or a quality cardigan, although any sort of loungewear will be much appreciated.
During baby’s first year of life, new mothers need coffee like they need air! After a night of feedings, diaper changes, and screaming, coffee is a must in the morning. Moms who are coffee lovers will love the gift of some high-quality, organic coffee. For moms who are concerned about caffeine while breastfeeding, you can always opt for decaf.
If you’re not sure where to start, we highly recommend Thrive Market’s coffee selection. You can get it delivered right to the door of the recipient, shipping is carbon-neutral, and packaging is recyclable or compostable. What’s not to love?
6. Snack Basket
One of the best gifts for a new mom is a snack basket. While caring for a new baby, it can be hard to sit down and eat a full meal (and even harder to finish it while it’s still hot). Help the new mama keep her energy up with healthy snacks! Make it special by arranging a tasty selection of crackers, sandwich fixings, nuts, beef sticks, granola, and more, in a basket. That way, when she’s hungry, she can just grab something.
Not sure where to shop? We love Thrive Market’s selection of organic and non-GMO project verified snacks. Plus, you can even set up a recurring delivery to keep the recipient stocked up for months!
7. Health & Beauty Products
Giving birth does a number on your body. New mamas are often surprised to find their arms, legs, and shoulders sore from the effort of giving birth. So, new mamas appreciate health & beauty products like body wash, shampoo, and natural lotions that they can use to pamper themselves.
If you’re looking for gifts for a new mom in the hospital, this is a great option. She’ll appreciate the chance to use luxurious products that she can indulge in as she recovers. We especially love these fragrance-free products that offer comfort to nursing mothers without overpowering the baby's sense of smell.
Keep in mind that some new mothers may not be able to take a bath for the first few weeks after birth due to medical concerns. If you have your heart set on gifting bubble bath or bath bombs, new mothers will certainly enjoy these products when it’s safe to get in the tub again.
Are you looking to include a few products in the present? Consider throwing in baby wash and shampoo to keep the new baby clean and smelling good.
8. Thrive Market Gift Card
If you need unique gifts for a new mom, this is the perfect gift to give. With a Thrive Market gift card and membership, new moms can put meal planning and shopping on autopilot with recurring deliveries. Plus, the platform offers an amazing selection of quality products including meats, seafood, and bath and body care, snacks, and even wine! This is a gift you can give without feeling guilty, as Thrive Market has a robust corporate social responsibility policy.
Today, we all have a responsibility to limit our carbon footprint and do our part to leave a better world for the next generation. New mothers who are passionate about the environment may not feel comfortable using delivery services because of their carbon footprint. Thrive Market eliminates these concerns with carbon-neutral deliveries, zero-waste warehouses, and recyclable and compostable packaging.
9. Sensitive Skin or Baby Detergent
As you can imagine, a new baby makes a lot of dirty laundry. But, did you know that new moms also go through tons of clothes? Spit-up and leaked milk are just a few reasons new mothers find themselves constantly changing their tops. That means families with infants also need loads of quality detergent.
We recommend opting for sensitive skin or baby detergent. That way, the new mom can throw both her own and the baby’s clothes into the same load without worrying about the baby’s sensitive skin.
These gifts are sure to make a new mama’s life easier and more enjoyable, while also helping her feel recognized and seen. Which gift will you give?