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20 Best Gifts for New Moms

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:

Sources: PJs via Victoria’s Secret; Spa Finder; Flip Video; Picaboo Photo Books; Picture Frames via West Elm; Giggle; Bath robe via Ten Thousand Villages; Send a Meal; Slippers via Victoria’s Secret.

1. Pretty Pajamas

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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

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

3. Spa Gift Certificate

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

4. iTunes Gift Cards

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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

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

6. A Photo Book Gift Card

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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

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

8. Clean Up

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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

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

10. A Pretty Robe

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

11. Lingerie Gift Certificate

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

12. Homemade Food

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Yes, yes, and yes.

13. Gift Certificates for Take Out

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Or anything food related, for that matter.

14. A Beauty Basket

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

15. Anything Handmade

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

16. Meal Service

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

17. Comfy Slippers

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

18. Netflix Subscription

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… for those around-the-clock feeding sessions.

19. Baby Product Gift Card

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

20. A Professional Photo Shoot

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

Article Posted 5 years Ago

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