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20 Best Gifts for New Moms

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First we showed you some not-so-great gift ideas for new moms (like potted plants, preachy parenting books and nursery decor,) and now here are our 20 favorite gifts to give someone who recently had a baby!

Scroll through to see our picks, and then let us know in the comments what your favorite, most helpful, and most appreciated gift was when you had your baby:

1. Pretty Pajamas

She’ll most likely be spending the next few weeks in PJs, so she’ll appreciate a little pretty pick-me-up.

2. Food Baskets

One-handed food is best: fruit, granola bars, nuts, crackers, etc.

3. Spa Gift Certificate

If you don’t know a local spa she’d like, Spa Finder gift certificates are a safe choice.

4. iTunes Gift Cards

If she has an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, there are tons of apps that can help her organize her new post-baby life. Or she can just download some tunes to play for her baby.

5. Video Camera or Recorder

If she doesn’t have a good camera or recorder, she’ll want one now more than ever.

6. A Photo Book Gift Card

We really like Picaboo, Snapfish or Shutterfly. Or if your friend has a lot of pregnancy photos on Facebook, assemble a special photo book for her.

7. Picture Frames

Picture frames might be seen as a lame gift under normal circumstances, but a new baby calls for new pictures.

8. Clean Up

Clean for her! You don’t have to get down and scrub the floors, but it’s nice to do her dishes, throw in a load of laundry and tidy up the place while she naps.

9. Hire Help

Sending over a maid, even just once a week for the first couple of weeks, would be a huge help.

10. A Pretty Robe

New moms love having a pretty robe to throw on over spit-up-stained PJs when guests drop by.

11. Lingerie Gift Certificate

Not so much for sexy outfits, but for new bras and underwear (that aren’t stained from the postpartum weeks).

12. Homemade Food

Yes, yes, and yes.

13. Gift Certificates for Take Out

Or anything food related, for that matter.

14. A Beauty Basket

Filled with practical items like tinted moisturizer, dry shampoo, hair elastics, pretty lipstick and mascara.

15. Anything Handmade

If you took the time to hand-make her baby something special, she’ll treasure it.

16. Meal Service

If your cooking skills are less than adequate, have pre-maid meals delivered to her doorstep.

17. Comfy Slippers

To make pitter-pattering around the house a little more luxurious.

18. Netflix Subscription

… for those around-the-clock feeding sessions.

19. Baby Product Gift Card

We love Giggle for those extra special baby gifts that she wouldn’t necessarily buy herself.

20. A Professional Photo Shoot

Springing for a professional new family photo shoot is something she’ll cherish forever.

Article Posted 6 years Ago

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