Top 5 Postpartum Gift Ideas For New Moms

Postpartum is a critical time when a new mother needs all the support, care, and comfort she can get. With all the attention placed on the new baby, it’s easy for new moms going through this phase to feel neglected or unattended.

And given all the changes the new mom is going through, they deserve to be taken care of, too.

During this time, nothing beats physical love and support. But when you can’t be there for them all the time, a little parcel of love or a box full of knick-knacks can do just the trick. After all, surprising a new mom with a gift can be an excellent way to show they’re cared for and loved.  

Wondering what to give a new mom? Here are some thoughtful and practical gift ideas to consider:

Top 5 Postpartum Gift Ideas For New Moms

1. Baby Monitor  

New moms have a lot on their hands. It’s a big adjustment period, especially time-wise, as, without a doubt, a newborn baby demands a 24/7 schedule. Being time-efficient means doing as much as possible while the baby sleeps and, most importantly, taking time off for the new mom to rest.  

This is when devices like a baby monitor come in handy. As its name suggests, it allows moms to monitor their babies even when they’re in a separate room.

With this, the new mom can feel more confident going about their other to-do’s on the daily list while still keeping an eye on their little one, at least through the screen.

2. Meal Delivery Service  

Cooking might be the last thing a new mom wants to do. She’ll have her hands full, so having ready-made meals delivered to her door can be a huge help. Not only is this a convenient solution, but it also ensures she has something healthy to eat.

All thanks to the meal delivery service you’ve signed up for on their behalf, the chances of ordering an unhealthy fast-food takeaway lower significantly.

New moms require ample nutrients to support their bodies during the postpartum phase. So, to aid their recovery, you can get them a meal delivery service that offers nutritious and balanced meals.

3. Spa Or Massage Gift Cards  

Caring for a newborn can be all-consuming, leaving new moms with little time for themselves. However, self-care is essential for one’s physical and mental health.

And in this case, a gift card for a local spa may offer them that much-needed break. As a friend, you can encourage them to take time for themselves and indulge in much-needed relaxation.

If you know it’s impossible for them to leave the house for a massage, another alternative is to give relaxation gifts. You can help create a spa-like experience right in their very own home. Items like a lavender eye pillow, calming essential oils, or an electronic massage machine will surely be well-received.

4. House Cleaning Services  

Like whipping up healthy meals, another thing new moms may not have a lot of energy to do is clean the house. After being up with the baby all night, they’ll be so tired that they can’t be bothered by that mess.

But keeping a clean home is a chore that can’t be put off for later. After all, it affects not just the home’s visual factor but also its hygiene.  

With that in mind, helping them with chores or home maintenance tasks can be a major relief during this busy period. This can come in many forms, either through you visiting their home and literally cleaning on their behalf or signing them up for pre-paid professional house cleaning services. Either way, taking chores off her plate can give her more time to focus on her newborn and rest without worrying about how messy or dirty her home is.

5. Sleep Aid Gifts

Sleep is something new moms have very little of. Despite the old adage telling them to ‘Sleep when the baby sleeps,’ this still doesn’t guarantee good-quality sleep. Newborns live on an erratic schedule, and settling for a restful sleep can be extra challenging for tired moms.   

So, consider items that can help the new mom get as much rest as possible. These include a white noise machine, a high-quality sleep mask, blackout curtains, a comfortable pillow, or a soft blanket.

Final Words

When it comes to gifting new moms, it’s not about how much money you spend but rather the thought and care that goes into the gift. Practical and personalized gifts that cater to her unique needs and preferences and make her feel pampered and cared for are usually the best gifts during this transformative time.

But if you’re unsure of what to get, the list above provides some great suggestions to help you choose the perfect present and make the new mom in your life feel special and cared for.

Julie Higgins
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Julie is a Staff Writer at momooze.com. She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.