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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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The Newborn Essentials
Baby Arrival Gift Set
The Honest Company amazon.com

Coming home from the hospital can be stressful. This set ensures new parents will have the basics of washing and diapering covered. 

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A Fancy Fragrance
Les Collections de Parfum 3-Piece Set
Cartier saksfifthavenue.com

When you're a new mom, people always give gifts for the little one. This set from Cartier features three unforgettable scents that will linger after a long day and remind mom that she's a star too. 

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

If you choose 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 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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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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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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Tie Dye Forever
Worthy Threads Tie Dye Top
Worthy Threads maisonette.com

For cool babies everywhere, Worthy Threads is an excellent female-founded small business making baby clothes in small batches. 

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A Mood Booster
Baby Cheeks Blush Stick
Westman Atelier westman-atelier.com

We all know the expression: When you look good, you feel good. It's hard to put some time aside for some TLC when you're a new mom, that's what makes this blush stick from Westman Atelier such a breeze. Swipe the stick over your cheeks, and hit the road feeling fabulous. They're donating 100% of their proceeds to Every Mother Counts in honor of the holiday too!

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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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Kinedu Learning App

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

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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
$259.00 (28% off)

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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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 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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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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An Expandable Bag
Le Pliage Expandable Nylon Tote
Longchamp nordstrom.com

Many women don't want to use an actual diaper bag—too many bells and whistles! For them, a classic nylon tote can work perfectly well as a diaper bag. This one is expandable for when you're traveling with the baby, and can be easily shrunken down for day trips. 

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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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Bathing Essentials
Newborn Essentials
Gryph & Ivyrose gryphandivyrose.com

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

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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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For Cooking and Blending
BEABA Babycook 4 in 1 Steam Cooker & Blender
Beaba amazon.com

When baby starts eating food, this is the best way to steam, prepare, and blend fruits and vegetables. Even for grown ups, it's useful for making hummus. Just saying!

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A Functional Backpack
Indi Diaper Backpack
Dagne Dover dagnedover.com

This multi-functional bag can be used as a backpack, since it fits a laptop and everything the baby needs. Most importantly, it also has special clips so it can easily be attached onto to a stroller.

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Baby Bouncer
Bouncer Bliss
BabyBjörn amazon.com

This bouncer is a safe place for baby to chill where you know they will stay upright. When they outgrow it, you can turn the cloth sleeve around and it acts as a comfortable bouncy toddler chair. 

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