When it comes to birthdays and holidays like Mother’s Day or Christmas, it can sometimes be hard to shop for those special ladies in your life. And when they’re a new mother, it can be even harder to find something to buy her that she really wants and needs! Whether you are shopping for your spouse, your sister, your daughter-in-law or your best friend, I’ve got you covered. Today, I’m sharing my favorite gift ideas for new moms (these are great for expecting mom too!).
Gift Ideas for New Moms
I love using the “want, need, wear, read” guide when buying gifts. We use this for our family, especially at Christmas time. The idea is that you buy one gift from each category. It’s so easy and helps you be more intentional about what you give, while also keeping your buying under control. So today, I’m giving you gift ideas in each category for that new mama in your life.
Something She Wants
Who doesn’t love a simple necklace? I love these vertical bar necklaces that can be personalized with the names of your babies! A custom sonogram embroidery would also make the most perfect keepsake any new mother would treasure.
Something She Needs
As a mother of three, these are a few of the things I believe all mothers need! A functional and stylish diaper bag is hard to find, but the Freshly Picked diaper bag is both! I’m so in love with this diaper bag! Staying hydrated is essential for new mothers (especially if you are nursing!). Having a good water bottle to take with you is a must! One thing that I cannot live without, during those first few months, is baby-wearing. A good wrap or ring sling is invaluable, especially if you have other little ones to look after!
Something to Wear
Here are a few things for the new or expecting mom to wear. I love this “mom life” baseball hat! It’s great for throwing on when you need to make a diaper run and you haven’t washed your hair in a while! Every new moms need a comfy robe to wear around the house to throw over a nursing bra or tank top.
Something to Read
A good book is great for those long nursing sessions in the early months. Not to mention, much healthier than endlessly scrolling social media! Here are some great reads for any mom! These are some of my favorites, as well as a few that are on my reading list such as Magnolia Table. I mean, what nursing mother doesn’t want to look at pictures of delicious food at 3AM?! Mom Enough is a wonderful book that talks about the question we all face as mothers, “Am I mom enough?”. The authors address the worries and trials we face as mothers and remind us to always treasure God above all else and depend on His grace!
What are some of your favorite gifts to give to the new moms in your life?