2021 New Mom Gifts_cover
2021 New Mom Gifts_cover

Something Just For Her

New motherhood is many things: exhilarating, exhausting, precious, and painful, all at once. And chances are good that while the new mom in your life has been inundated with baby gear, tiny clothing, and toys from well-wishers, she’s probably gotten very little that’s actually for her. Here are some gifts that might put a smile on her (very tired) face.


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Patchology Rejuvenating Eye Gels
Amazon

Patchology Rejuvenating Eye Gels

$15 from Amazon

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She’ll probably be short on rest for a long time, but you can help her fake it with these hydrating eye gels. They’ll help reduce dark circles and puffiness, giving her that coveted “my baby just slept through the night” glow. 


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‘If You Wake the Baby’ Doormat
Etsy
Athleta Salutation Joggers
Athleta

Athleta Salutation Joggers

$89 from Athleta

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Comfy high-rise waistband? Check. Breathable, supportive fabric? Check. Stylish silhouette? Check. Honestly, she’ll live in these, so maybe get a second pair — they’re available in several colors. 


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DoorDash gift card
DoorDash

DoorDash Gift Card

Starting at $25

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Is a DoorDash gift card an exciting thing to unwrap? Maybe not, but she’ll be singing your praises when she gets to dig into a warm meal from her favorite restaurant without so much as touching the baby’s carseat.


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‘I’m Not a Regular Mom’ T-Shirt
Homage

‘I’m Not a Regular Mom’ T-Shirt

$32 from Homage

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Look, she’s not a regular mom, she’s a cool mom — and with this ultra-soft retro T-shirt, she won’t forget it (even if she doesn’t get this inescapable “Mean Girls” reference).


Ember Travel Mug
Amazon
Munchkin Milkmakers Lactation Cookie Bites
Amazon

Munchkin Milkmakers Lactation Cookie Bites

$20 from Amazon

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As if she really needs an excuse to gobble down some cookie bites (she did just birth a fully formed human, after all) these treats that include oats, brewer’s yeast, and flaxseed can actually help boost her milk supply.


Birchbox 3-Month Subscription
Birchbox

Birchbox 3-Month Subscription

$45 from Birchbox 

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It may be a while before she has time to peruse the aisles of Sephora or even the local drugstore. But she can still experiment with a personalized box of beauty samples from Birchbox, from makeup to skincare, and feel a little more human again.


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Itybity Original Teething Necklace
Amazon
Athleta Pranayama Wrap
Athleta

Athleta Pranayama Wrap

$89 from Athleta

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A soft, cuddly wrap is a new-mom must: It’s cozy, nursing friendly, and polished enough for those days when she’s lucky enough to actually leave the house. It also has pockets for the essentials, from pacifiers to phones.


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Snoo Rental
Happiest Baby

Snoo Rental

$149 a month from Happiest Baby

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What’s a Snoo? A ridiculously pricey high-tech bassinet that many parents claim is downright magical for calming fussy babies. Chip in with a few friends and rent it for her for a few months, because there’s nothing more precious than an extra hour of sleep.


Cherry Pit Therapeutic Heat Pillow
Uncommon Goods

Cherry Pit Therapeutic Heat Pillow

$32 from Uncommon Goods

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Whether she’s still smarting from labor or can’t seem to stop falling asleep in uncomfortable positions, this pillow filled with cherry pits can be zapped in the microwave or chilled in the freezer to soothe all her aches and pains. 


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Apple MagSafe Battery Pack
Amazon

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack

$99 from Amazon

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It’s a nightmare moment for many a new mom: The baby is finally asleep in her arms, and her phone has 1% battery life. This clever charger connects magnetically to newer iPhones, letting her stay juiced up even if she’s far from an outlet. 


Instacart gift card
Instacart
Natori Shangri La Robe
Amazon

Natori Shangri La Robe

$58 and up from Amazon

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If there ever was a time to upgrade her ratty old bathrobe, trust us: It’s now. This soft, chic option made from a blend of modal and polyester is machine-washable and light enough for all-year use. 


Tiny Initial Necklace
Etsy

Tiny Initial Necklace

$27 and up from Etsy

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Options abound for motherhood-inspired jewelry, but one of our favorite options is this delicate, understated initial necklace. Choose her favorite metal, from rose gold to sterling silver, and customize it with baby’s initials, or a disc for every member of the family. 


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Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 Repairing Treatment
Amazon

Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 Repairing Treatment

$28 from Amazon

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Postpartum hair loss will probably do a number on her once-lush locks, so help her show those strands a little love with this cult-favorite hair strengthener.


Bombas Women’s Gripper Slippers
Bombas

Bombas Women’s Gripper Slippers

$40 from Bombas

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Keep her feet warm during those endless nights … and mornings … and nights with these super-soft slipper socks. Bonus: The grippy bottoms will keep her surefooted while carrying her precious cargo.


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FridaBaby Postpartum Recovery Essentials Kit
Amazon

FridaBaby Postpartum Recovery Essentials Kit

$50 from Amazon

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There’s no sugarcoating it: Those initial post-birth trips to the bathroom can be painful. She can have everything she needs in easy reach with this not-so-glamorous but oh-so-necessary kit of essentials, from cooling maxi pads to disposable undies.


Goldbelly
Goldbelly

Goldbelly 3-Month Subscription

$229 from Goldbelly

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You just can’t miss with a food gift. This indulgent Goldbelly subscription will bring the best of the nation’s restaurants right to her door, from Philadelphia cheesesteaks and Maine lobster rolls to iconic bakery treats.


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Herschel Strand Sprout Shoulder Bag
Amazon

Herschel Strand Sprout Shoulder Bag

$110 from Amazon

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Sure, she may already have a diaper bag, but probably not one this chic. Owners love the versatile, unisex design, and say they’ll use it as everything from a work bag to a gym bag to an overnighter long after the baby days are over.


Letters To My Baby
Uncommon Goods

Letters To My Baby

$15 from Uncommon Goods

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She can jot down all those important “firsts” with this sweet kit of a dozen letters with prompts to inspire her. She can even postdate them and give them to her child when they’re grown as a tear-jerker of a gift.


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‘Cribsheet’ By Emily Oster
Amazon

‘Cribsheet’ By Emily Oster

$13 from Amazon

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Being a new mom can be terrifying, so help put her fears to rest with this data-driven look at early parenthood. All the hot topics are here — and the author reassuringly breaks down what (if any) evidence there is to back everything from “breast is best” to “cry it out.”


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Audible 3-Month Subscription

$45 from Audible

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If she needs an alternative to scrolling, podcasts and audiobooks can make for a relaxing diversion during late-night feedings, tummy time, or that fifth stroll around the block with a fussy baby. 


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Chatbooks Gift Card
Chatbooks

Chatbooks Gift Card

$25 and up from Chatbooks

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Help her get all of those baby pictures into print the easiest way possible — with Chatbooks. Her photos can go straight from her phone and into a monthly book, and she’ll barely have to lift a finger. 


iRobot Roomba 694 Robotic Vacuum
Amazon

iRobot Roomba 694 Robotic Vacuum

$250 from Amazon

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Let’s be clear — the better gift might be a few visits from a local cleaning service. But if she’d rather not have strangers in every nook and cranny of the house during the early days of motherhood, a robotic vacuum might be the next best thing, and she can schedule cleanings right from her phone. 


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