15 Best Gifts For New Moms On Mother’s Day That Are Meaningful And Useful

by Faith

There’s so much changing for a new mom after the birth of their child that many people don’t think about outside of having a new human being to look after. For one, they often suffer from a severe lack of sleep given their baby’s sleep schedule and need to feed every few hours.

Secondly, new moms’ bodies have just been through labor and need time to heal. Third, babies are unpredictable. Even with two active parents taking care of the newborn, there are endless unknowns as the baby grows and many anxious new parents can use all the help they can get!

We’ve created the following list to account for items that may not be on the baby registry but sure can help new moms and new parents in general ease into parenthood.


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15 Best Gifts For New Moms On Mother’s Day That Are Meaningful And Useful


15 Best Gifts For New Moms On Mother's Day That Are Meaningful And Useful

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The Essentials

  • Nasal aspirator: Moms swear by it. This contraption sucks boogers out of a baby’s nose with your mouth. It sounds and looks disgusting to the non trained eye, but it is a safe, gentle way of keeping their baby’s nostrils clear to breathe better at night. 
  • A dual car seat and stroller: One of the best combinations to get so new parents can easily transfer their sleeping baby from the car to the stroller without struggling to unclip them from everything. Pick up the car seat and pop it in the stroller or vice versa. It’s that easy. 
  • Breast-Feeding Cover: Baby needs to eat every few hours. It’s really impractical for moms to find a private room to breastfeed when they are out and about. Instead, with this breastfeeding cover, they no longer have to! This cover has an easy viewing window to see how the baby is doing while keeping mom covered. It’s easy to put on and take off. 
  • Infant Rocker: These rockers rock! Babies often love constant movement to feel safe and be lulled to sleep. Help a new mom out with the gift of sleep while their baby sleeps safely clipped in. 
  • Healing Cream: Mom’s body continues to go through a lot of wear and tear with baby feedings. Help her heal with gentle lotions. 
  • Unisex Diaper Bag Backpack: Going anywhere with baby means carrying around a dozen items for changing, feeding, and the occasional milk puke. Be prepared with an easy to carry and go ergonomic diaper backpack that won’t weigh down one shoulder and comes with insulated bottle holders among other things like a built in changing pad. 

Take a look at our list for more new mom ideas. If you see anything we’ve left out, leave a note in the comments below!

  1. The Baby Owner’s Manual

Through step-by-step instructions and helpful schematic diagrams, The Baby Owner’s Manual explores hundreds of frequently asked questions. Buy from Amazon.com

  1. My New Name Is Mommy Mug

You can fill these mugs with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, beer and so on. They are safe for any hot or cold drinks. And they are available for microwave oven and dishwasher. What’s more, Mugaholics also pay lots of attention on designing the packing box. Buy from Amazon.com

  1. The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby’s First Year

A laugh-out-loud guide to the first year of motherhood, filled with helpful advice and wisdom from real moms and dads who aren’t at all afraid to tell it like it is. Buy from Amazon.com


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4.Skin Recovery Kit for New Moms

New Moms Skin Recovery Set helps to firm and tone stretched skin associated with weight fluctuation to help your skin return to its prenatal condition. Buy from Amazon.com

  1. Go the F Sleep Book

Go the F*** to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach’s verses perfectly capture the familiar–and unspoken–tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. Buy from Amazon.com

  1. Nursing Cover Baby Seat Covers

Being a mom is a full-time job. You could use a helping hand, and this multi-use cover is here to make life easier for you. Parents caring for a baby can relax knowing this nursing scarf for breastfeeding will take care of so much and even keep them warm as a winter carseat cover for baby. Buy from Amazon.com

  1. Ergonomic Baby Carrier with Nursing Cover

Bable baby carrier suits the weather. The front panel up keeps your baby warm. Roll it down and the breathable mesh allows air flow to avoid your baby sweats much on hot days. It’s not necessary to buy one more for hot and humid weather conditions. Buy from Amazon.com

  1. Org Store Premium Nursing Pillow Cover

The Org Store presents our premium nursing pillow slipcovers. Their modern designs are made of 100% cotton material that is soft and comfortable for both the mother and newborn baby. Our breastfeeding pillow covers comes with a high quality covered zipper to keep it hidden and safe. Our slipcovers fit snug on Boppy and other pillows. Buy from Amazon.com



  1. American Collection Comfortable Bamboo Nursing Pillow

Our New Portable, Soft and Light Nursing Pillow provides not only comfort to Mom and Baby but it is multipurpose too. You can use it on the floor to support your child as they learn to sit upright or wear it around your house for proper nursing support. Buy from Amazon.com

  1. Baby’s First Year Memory Book

We celebrate and capture the memories of your little one in this modern & beautiful baby journal. This new heirloom-quality baby memory book stands out not just for its beautiful designs, but for being the first baby book available to be inclusive of all families. Buy from Amazon.com

  1. Organic Bamboo Nursing Breast Pads

Breastfeeding is one of the most beautiful journey through motherhood. We understand the emotional roller coaster, tiredness and breastfeeding pains that you have to go through during postpartum. Buy from Amazon.com

  1. Nursing Cover

Still looking for a little extra privacy while nursing your babies in public? UHINOOS Nursing Cover will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime, anywhere, and even in any company. Our special open neckline allows mom and baby to maintain eye contact while nursing and also promoting airflow– and our cloth patterns will match perfectly with even the most stylish wardrobe. Buy from Amazon.com





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  1. Boppy Original Newborn Lounger

The Boppy Newborn Lounger is the perfect place for wee ones to coo and kick in comfort. It is uniquely designed with a recessed interior perfect for a newborn’s bottom. This must-have for newborns is a lifesaver for moms and dads. Buy from Amazon.com

  1. Nursing Cover with Sewn-in Burp Cloth

The neckline is made with a flexible bow that allows mothers to maintain eye contact with their baby while breastfeeding. Mothers also enjoy the extra wide coverage that will maintain their modesty and will give their little one a safe, comfortable place to nurse peacefully. Buy from Amazon.com

  1. Baby Grooming Set

Put the other kits bag on the shelf! The Big Bundle of Joy is the ultimate fuss-busting mom & baby toolkit with the full line of Fridababy solutions to take you from hospital bag to boogers, butts and beyond. Buy from Amazon.com


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Jen April 20, 2020 - 11:32 am

These definitely all sound useful and helpful to new moms. To be honest, I don’t remember what I got for my first mother’s day, but what I want this year (with a 5 and 3 year old) is a day of rest! lol

Faith April 21, 2020 - 8:55 pm

Oh, I totally feel you! I sure hope you do get your rest day on Mother’s Day! and more rest days in between too!

Audrey April 20, 2020 - 1:40 pm

The boppy newborn pillow was a must have! I used one with my first child and then when I had my second I ended up buying one for upstairs and one to keep downstairs!

Faith April 21, 2020 - 8:54 pm

Hahah. That’s good to know! Means we could get more than one for our new mom friends and it will still be helpful!

Melinda Cummings April 20, 2020 - 2:26 pm

Carriers are a must-have.
I used our Ergo carrier for all three kiddos.
My 5 year old still likes to be carried around in it.

Faith April 21, 2020 - 8:53 pm

Ooh. I love Ergo carriers too! I loved how I could have two hands free while my baby snuggled and slept on my check even as we went out shopping. Miss those times!

Sandra Tanner April 20, 2020 - 4:03 pm

These are such great gift ideas for new moms. You definitely know your stuff!!

Faith April 21, 2020 - 8:52 pm

Aww. Thanks so much for your encouragement!

Adriane April 21, 2020 - 1:19 am

At first I thought these were going to be gifts that moms need not what they want for their baby. I was very confused as to why moms would want a nasal aspirator. LOL! Now I get it! Thanks for sharing this list!

Faith April 21, 2020 - 8:52 pm

Oopsy. Sorry for the confusion. A nasal aspirator is actually more useful than it looks! I learned it the hard way myself. Thanks so much for checking out this list!

Dana April 21, 2020 - 1:36 am

These are great ideas for new moms! A carrier is a must have!

Faith April 21, 2020 - 8:51 pm

I totally agree! In fact, I used a baby carrier way more often than the stroller for all three kids! And it’s a good idea to have more than one carrier too!

Yana April 21, 2020 - 2:50 am

Love all these ideas! Great list!. I wouldn’t have minded getting those when I had my baby

Faith April 21, 2020 - 8:50 pm

Yea, me too! But now I know better what to get for friends with babies!

Starr April 21, 2020 - 8:09 am

These are great gift ideas!

Faith April 21, 2020 - 8:49 pm

Thanks much! I hope you can save this post for future reference too!

Amy Gougler April 21, 2020 - 8:38 am

This is a great list! Those convertible car seats to strollers are so neat! I know this momma would have loved one when I had little babies!

Faith April 21, 2020 - 8:48 pm

Thanks much, Amy! Yea, those convertible car seats to strollers are cool and handy!


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