Ask any new mom, and they'll tell you the same thing: Being a parent is simultaneously the hardest and best job there is. Yes, the first months of motherhood can be beautiful, special, and meaningful, but they can also be incredibly difficult. Long nights and little sleep can leave any person feeling tired and foggy; when you add a crying baby to the picture, things get even tougher.
Enter our list of the best gifts for new moms in 2019. These thoughtful, inspired presents and just-because Mother's Day gift ideas will have her smiling from ear to ear with the knowledge that you see and appreciate her. Each thoughtful gift on our list will help her out by making up for something she desperately needs: sleep, a little "me time," some self care, or a cozy night in. We've also got practical gifts for new moms, including gifts for people who are always cold, electronic assistants to help her get all the household work done with that much more ease, and a Polaroid printer that'll give her a chance to make tangible memories with her little one.
With these affordable gifts and gadgets, she's bound to enter into this new chapter of life with more certainty, joy, and a grateful heart. (Check out our favorite gifts for pregnant women and gifts for mother-in-laws too!)
Belly butter is a new mama's best friend! This kit includes Burt's signature one, plus a leg and foot cream and lip balm.
Within this fun basket, she'll find a "Shhh...Baby Sleeping" door hanger, a "Mom Hair Don't Care" hair tie, a "Tired as a Mother" glass votive candle, lip balm, and more. How fun!
What's a "Mommy Milestone," you ask? Just ask these wine labels, which feature funny occasions like "Goodbye Freedom" and "Mommy & Daddy Date Night."
Get this: The products included in this gift set are so gentle, they can be used on babies, too.
These nail polishes are vegan, so they're totally safe to use around the baby. What's more, the kit includes a whopping six shades!
A teething necklace might not sound like it'd look fashionable or sophisticated, but this one absolutely does. Made of premium, food-grade, chewable silicone, it contains no phthalates, cadmium, lead, or metals and gives babies instant teething relief.
Does the new mom you have in mind love coffee? Let her give each and every one of her home-brewed cups a professional touch with this handheld milk frother.
Help her capture every moment of the beginnings of motherhood with this five-year journal. It's both a helpful, practical memory book and beautiful keepsake.
This fun kit will help her remember these special moments with her little one forever. It comes complete with alphabet stamps so that she can include the child's name and birth date.
Give her something wonderful to lounge around in on those rare moments when she isn't tending to the baby! This comfy "Mama Bear" sweatshirt fits the bill.
Oprah selected these slippers to be on her Favorite Things List for 2019, but that's not the only reason we love them. Filled with all-natural grain and dried French lavender, these microwavable slippers are a luxurious gift for any tired new mom.
How adorable are these tea bags? She'll appreciate the chance to relax and sip a cup of hot tea even more with designs as cute as these.
This Mama Bee Collection is a fantastic pampering gift for new moms, complete with leg and foot cream, lip balm, and belly butter.
She deserves some serious rest and relaxation, and this lavender-scented eye mask is the fastest way to get her there. Simply microwave the mask for a spa-like experience.
Yes, these socks are intended to be worn by her baby—but that doesn't mean they don't double as a gift for her! Each features a message that's as flattering to the child's mother as it is adorable.
Is Friends her favorite TV show? Then you'll both love this hilarious, kitschy mug.
"Wine: Because Raising Tiny Humans Ain't Easy," reads this hilarious wine glasses. She's waited nine months for this drink—make it worth the wait!
A deep-kneading Shiatsu foot massage is on every new mom's wish list. This machine features three kneading intensities, three air pressure levels, and a soothing heat function.
If she's going back to work, those long hours away from her bundle of joy are going to be tough. With this helpful gadget, she can print photos of him or her directly from her smartphone and immediately place them all over her office.
These high-waisted leggings have more than 7,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, so you know they're good. And get this: They're only $11. Yes, you read that right. Get her at least three pairs so she can wear them every day without having to do laundry.
This gift suggestion comes with one very important caveat: It is 100% required that you also include a promise to watch the baby while she takes a bath (or get her partner on board to take over)! Take it one step further and throw in a bottle of wine too.
Complete with her new baby's birthstone and birth stats, this pendant commemorates one of the most important days of her life.
Charging her cell phone is a must. Enjoying fresh blooms when she wakes up in the morning (or the middle of the night) is an extra pick-me-up that might make interrupted sleep just a little less painful.
She may not spend much time between her sheets, but when she does finally make it to bed, it's the best feeling in the world. Make sure her bedding lives up to the hype.
A heavenly pillow will help her enjoy those scant few hours of sleep to the fullest. (This down option has been named one of the best by Good Housekeeping!)
In the first few months of motherhood, pajamas become a sort of uniform, so she might as well make it a cute one. Bonus: These button-down options by Ekouaer provide easy access for breastfeeding moms.
Babies can struggle a bit with getting day and night straight, so she may need to catch up on her ZZZs while the sun is shining. A sleep mask will take care of that pesky problem, and this one has almost 8,000 five-star reviews.
Weighted blankets are all the rage right now, and for good reason. They use a calming technique called deep pressure stimulation to induce the same secure, relaxing feeling that a baby gets from being swaddled. Appropriate, no?
It's a life-saving machine for any new mom who doesn't have time to brew coffee (read: every new mom). And it happens to come in cute colors!