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First Mother's Day Gifts Every New Mom Will Appreciate

There's something for everyone, at every price.

gifts for new moms
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Whether you're a new mom or you're shopping for someone else's first Mother's Day, gifts for new moms can be challenging to select. Time with a newborn is so special, and those sweet (and sleepless) moments are unforgettable. Becoming a new mom is a huge learning curve, so she'll need to try out a lot of different things to see what works for mom and baby. From carriers, journals, sleep sacs, play gyms, personalized board books, and a high chair to a more sustainable diaper option, this list has a bit of everything. And every mom needs to take care of herself, so consider giving a new mom a gift for herself as well. Happy first Mother's Day!

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Bathtime Essentials
Hello Bello Baby Gift Set
Hello Bello walmart.com

You can never have enough bath care products when a new baby is in the house.

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A Customized Charm
Gold Mini Dog Tag with Birthstone
Tiny Tags tinytags.com

A beautiful charm to add to a necklace or bracelet and wear forever. Engrave the front with the baby's name and add a birthstone. On the back, you can include the date of birth. 

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On-the-go snacks
Organic Baby Food Pouch Variety Pack 5-7 Months
Cerebelly target.com

Developed by a neurosurgeon for her own children, these purees are non-GMO, 100% plant-derived, dairy-free, gluten-free, and have no added sugars. Vegetables are the primary ingredients resulting in less sugar and more nutrition.

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The Diaper Tote
The Essential Tote
Rothys rothys.com

Many moms these days prefer to not have a dedicated diaper bag, too much trouble with all the little pockets! That said, it is essential for any bag used for infants or toddlers to be machine washable. This one can be tossed in the wash and continues to look great. 

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Sweet Baby Shoes
Chloe Baby Shoes
Dondolo Baby dondolo.com

A charming pair of baby shoes will be a cherished heirloom forever.

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Planet Friendly Diapers
Dyper Responsibly Sourced Bamboo Baby Diapers
Dyper amazon.com

Made of natural bamboo, chemical-free and compostable, Dyper goes one step further and purchases carbon offsets on behalf of the customer with every order. 

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Divider Plate
Miniware Healthy Meal Set
Miniware amazon.com

Little hands love to spread food all over. Plates with dividers that also suction onto a high chair make that learning experience more fun and tidy.

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An Ergonomic Pillow
Omnia Pillow with a pillowcase
Sleep and Glow sleepandglow.com

Becoming a new mom means every minute of sleep is precious. A memory foam pillow matters now more than ever so that mom gets as much rest as possible. This pillow has a special bolster for the neck and a thicker bolster for the top of head. 

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Two-In-One Chair
The Chair
Lalo meetlalo.com

This high chair is a total shape-shifting game changer. After its years of service as a high chair, you can shorten the legs and remove the tray to make it a toddler sized chair!

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Never Bored Book
The Highlights Book of Things to Do
Highlights Press amazon.com
$20.96 (16% off)

Screen free activities to keep kids growing and engaged are essential for every new family. This book has it all!

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The Pretty Play Gym
The Play Gym
Lovevery lovevery.com

New moms will have their home space taken over by toys very quickly. A play gym usually sits in the middle of a living room, so why not get one that's nice to look at? This one can be used from the minute baby comes home and will help the infant learn to focus on high contrast cards, exploring sounds, colors and touch.

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For Keeping Hydrated
Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle, 18oz
Avana amazon.com

If mom chooses to nurse, it's a rigorous physical activity, and remaining hydrated is the single most important thing. Having an easy access water bottle handy for mom is essential. 

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The Classic Onesie
Long Sleeve Bodysuit
Uniqlo uniqlo.com

There's nothing sweeter than a newborn in a white cotton onesie.  

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A Bathtime Speaker
MINO X Floating Bluetooth® Speaker
LEXON nordstrom.com

A small waterproof speaker makes bath time so much more fun. It's great for mom to use in the shower.

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The Wearable Blanket
Baby Organic Cotton Wearable Blanket
Moon and Back by Hanna Andersson amazon.com

No blankets are allowed in the crib for infants. A sleep sac is the way for babies from 6 months| to sleep safely. This one has double zippers from top and bottom so you can do middle-of-night diaper changes if needed. 

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Toy Bins
Pom Pom Pint Bins
Rose & Rex roseandrex.com

The reality of new mom life is that your house will be full of toys for many years to come. Some pretty storage solutions to solve this issue are key.  

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Kinedu Learning App

Playtime activity ideas for infant through to four-year-old development.

download it

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Printed Bandages
Welly Assorted Eye Love U Bandages
Welly target.com

Who knew that bandages would be a reward system? Kids know! These fun, colorful, printed Band-Aids are such a treat that kids ask for them all the time. 

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A Stroller Wagon
WONDERFOLD Stroller Wagon
Wonderfold amazon.com

This wagon is great for taking gear to the beach or playground, and when the little one is a bit older they can even ride in it. It seats two! An added bonus, it folds up small for easy storage when not in use.

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A Bunny Backup
Bla Bla Mini Honey the Bunny
Bla Bla roseandrex.com

For any animal that baby loves to sleep with, it's important to have a backup that you keep out of sight in a closet. You never know when one might get lost and you'll need the emergency companion. 

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A Two-In-One Car Seat and Stroller
Doona Car Seat & Stroller
Doona shopdoona.com

If you live in a city, this is a must-have. Car seats are, of course, a necessity for traveling with a baby. This one easily flips in its stroller wheels to transform into a carseat. 

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4-in-1 Convertible Crib
Sloane 4-in-1 Acrylic Convertible Crib
Delta Children deltachildren.com

It is essential to get a crib that will grow with your child.  This 4-in-1 convertible crib changes from crib to a toddler bed, sofa and daybed. 

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A Silicone Rainbow
Large Neon Rainbow
Dëna thetot.com

This rainbow may seem like just a decor item but it's also a newborn’s teether (it's made from 100 percent food grade silicone). When the baby becomes a toddler, it's useful for learning colors, counting, and even feats of engineering. It's so versatile and pretty to have in a nursery!

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Cotton Reusable Diapers
Amazing Baby Cotton Muslin SmartNappy
Amazing Baby amazon.com

New moms will be amazed at how much waste is created from diapering. Reusable diapers are not for everyone, but if you're interested, this one is worth a try. It has the option for reusable OR disposable diaper inserts. 

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The Baby Carrier
The Baby Carrier
Colugo hicolugo.com

This baby carrier is not only cool-looking but works for babies from infancy (front-wearing) to 30 lbs (back-wearing). If animal print isn't your style, they also have black, navy and other prints.

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It's So Gucci
GG Canvas Diaper Bag
Gucci gucci.com

A diaper bag in GG printed canvas will hold everything a new mom needs and then some! This pattern has been used by Gucci since the '70s, so it's a classic that will never look dated. This bag will certainly be used for years long after the fold-out padded changing mat isn't needed anymore.  

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A Print Playsuit
Star Playsuit
Nununu World nununuworld.com

Babies are cool kids too! We love gender-neutral children's wear brands that make us wish we could wear kid's clothes as well. 

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A Scented Candle
Otherland otherland.com

New mom life can be stressful! Candles help bring a calming atmosphere and scent to the space. 

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A Pouch
Aloha Tie-Dye Small Pouch
ALOHA Collection freepeople.com

Having several wet/dry pouches available is always handy when traveling with an infant. 

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A Memory Book
Baby Board Book
Artifact Uprising artifactuprising.com

A custom board book is such a thoughtful gift for a new mom. Fill it up with family photos, and the baby will be looking at it for years to come.

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