If you’re asking yourself, “How can I make her first Mother’s Day special?” or “What gifts do new moms really want?”, you’ve come to the right place! Being a new mom is an exciting time fraught with sleepless nights and many diapers. So, if there’s a new mommy in your life, whether she’s your spouse, friend, sister, daughter, or co-worker, show her your support with a truly amazing gift. While you may not be able to give her a full night’s rest, you can certainly shower her with presents that recognize all of her hard work.
We’ve gathered the best first Mother’s Day gifts to help you make this day extra special for first-time moms. Whether you’re looking for a sentimental gift or something practical, you’ll find one she’ll love with our first Mother’s Day gift ideas below.
While tending to her little one all day, it can be difficult to find time to clean. Let a robot vacuum do the sweeping for her so that she can enjoy a clean floor with minimal effort. If you want to help her out even further, consider a robot mop that’ll effortlessly clean any sticky messes left behind, from baby formula to baby food.
In between feedings and diaper changes, finding time to cook is quite a challenge. Make sure she can make quick and easy meals despite her busy schedule. An air fryer is a useful Mother’s Day gift for new moms that’ll allow her to cook many of her favorites without having to divert her attention from the baby. These trendy kitchen appliances are also easy to clean after each use.
As a busy mom, she can get lost in all the things she has to do, and ultimately forget about her morning coffee or tea. Help her enjoy her beverage throughout the day with a mug warmer that’ll keep the temperature just right. Now, she won’t have to worry about her drink going cold even if her hands are occupied with the new baby.
Gift Tip: Pair your mug warmer with any of our Starbucks coffee gift baskets, which feature classic roasts from Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market storefront, gourmet treats, and quality mugs.
Reusable Water Bottle
Amid the chaos of motherhood, it’s hard to stay hydrated. Make sure the new mommy is drinking enough water with a high-quality reusable water bottle. Plus, it’ll keep her away from single-use plastic water bottles. These disposable bottles are not only bad for the environment, but they may also affect her health! Keep mom and the baby healthy with a water bottle she can use again and again.
Make a new mom’s life simpler with a smart speaker that’ll set reminders, make phone calls, send messages, and more. These little gadgets are the perfect gift for moms who tend to have their hands full, since they never have to pick up the phone or hop on the computer to get things done.
If she needs to add bananas to her grocery list, for example, she can say a quick command like “add bananas to my shopping list,” and the system will remind her when she’s ready to go shopping. It can also order grocery items right to her home!
With so many things on her plate, new moms are often too busy to sit down and enjoy a meal. Ensure she has a few healthy snacks to keep her body energized throughout the day. Think food items like nuts, trail mix, cranberries, and pre-washed veggies.
Gift Tip: At Proflowers, we have numerous fruit gift baskets that can be delivered straight to her door! Send her a delicious basket of crisp apples, vitamin-c packed oranges, crunchy pears, and more! Many of our fruit baskets also contain other popular go-to snacks, such as yogurt-covered pretzels, caramel corn, and dark chocolate almonds. Rest assured that even if she has a sweet tooth, she’ll be grateful for this basket.
Whether they’re changing diapers or rocking their sweet baby to sleep, moms spend a lot of time on their feet. If their feet are aching at the end of the day, consider giving her some cozy slippers with arch support to keep her feet happy. This can prevent physical issues down the line and keep her comfortable as she goes about her day.
Shiatsu Back Massager
If you know a new mom who is constantly talking about back pain, a Shiatsu back massager is the gift to give. A back massager will help alleviate tension that builds up as a result of carrying a baby all day. The best part of all is that she won’t have to leave her home in order to get relief from her pain! She can use the back massager as she breastfeeds her baby, during nap time, and before bed.
Luxury Bath Towel
Sometimes, the shower is the only place where moms can relax and enjoy some alone time—even if it’s a quick 15-minute rinse. Make the moment she has to step out of the shower a little more pleasant with a soft and luxurious bath towel. You can also get the towel monogrammed with her initials to make it as unique as she is.
Gift Tip: Do you want to make this gift even more special? Combine it with our extravagant spa gift baskets so she can unwind right in the comfort of her own home. Spa gift baskets are elegantly arranged with spa essentials, such as hand soap, body wash, body bombs, candles, and more!
Gel Eye Mask
Whether it’s because she stayed up trying to catch up on chores or checked on the baby multiple times at night, new moms don’t get enough z’s. A gel eye mask can promote better sleep by blocking out bothersome light and refreshing tired-looking eyes. She’ll also be able to use this mask whenever she sneaks in a nap alongside her baby.
Leggings are perfect for those days when putting on jeans is just too much work—not to mention that they’re an incredibly versatile closet staple. She can comfortably wear them around her home and run errands without sacrificing style. Leggings come in an array of colors and styles, so finding the best one that matches her personality will be a breeze. Just make sure they come with pockets so she can easily carry her phone and other small items.
If you know someone who just became a new mom, chances are they’re going to spend a lot of time at home. Help brighten up her space and celebrate this joyous holiday with a vibrant bouquet of Mother’s Day flowers. You can give flowers as a stand-alone gift or include them in your Mother’s Day festivities. If you aren’t sure what blooms to purchase, the most popular flowers for Mother’s Day are carnations, lilies, orchids, roses, and tulips.
Gift Tip: Luckily, Proflowers has an extensive assortment of blooms, so we guarantee you’ll find a bouquet that fits her personal taste. Many of our arrangements are also available for same-day delivery—just in case you forgot to mark your calendar or want to add some gorgeous flowers to her gift! The new mom in your life will greatly appreciate receiving some beautiful Mother’s Day roses, Mother’s Day lilies, or Mother’s Day tulips.
Jewelry is always a splendid gift to share with new moms because they typically won’t splurge on themselves, as they’re focused on spoiling their baby. Surprise her with a piece of jewelry that’ll remind her of the day she became a mother, such as a personalized necklace or birthstone bracelet. This is a sweet first-time Mother’s Day gift that she can use daily or whenever she’s ready to hit the town again.
If you’re going to give a new mom a bottle of wine, consider decorating them with fun wine labels. These wine labels will reward her for simply doing her best. Now she’ll have a specific bottle of wine for when she successfully handles her future toddler’s meltdown at the supermarket. You can either create these labels yourself with items commonly found in craft stores or buy them pre-made. Either way, this is a unique 1st Mother’s Day gift that’ll certainly make her laugh.
Gift Tip: Pair the bottle of wine with our meat and cheese gift baskets that are brimming with various snacks, such as salami, cheddar, crackers, dried fruit, nuts, and more! This is especially a good idea if she’s not consuming alcohol just yet. If the new mom is indeed abstaining due to breastfeeding, consider giving her non-alcoholic wine or non-alcoholic champagne instead.
Chocolate is one the most popular gifts for virtually any occasion for a reason. Not only is it delicious, but it can also lift a new mom’s spirits after a long and tiring day. Yet, not all Mother’s Day chocolate is created equal. This Mother’s Day, forgo grocery store chocolates and choose gourmet chocolate gifts that’ll impress the hardworking mom in your life.
Gift Tip: At Proflowers, we carry a wide assortment of decadent chocolate treats like impressive Godiva chocolate towers, classic Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies and brownies, chocolate-covered strawberries and cheesecake bites, and more! If she’s a chocolate lover, she’ll appreciate such a delicious gift.
Whether she’s a writer, artist, or busy business owner, a journal is a thoughtful gift for any mom. A journal can be used in a variety of ways, such as to keep track of family recipes, document her journey as a mother, and take note of the memorable moments in life. You can go above and beyond with this gift by getting the journal personalized with her initials and including a few high-quality pens.
For a personalized gift, consider giving her a hand-drawn portrait of her family and its latest addition. Of course, if you’re not an artist yourself, you can always commission someone to do it. There are plenty of freelance artists that can help you create this one-of-a-kind gift. Plus, it’s also highly customizable. Perhaps you want a portrait of her as a supermom or wish to add their pets. The possibilities are indeed endless.
Mini Photo Printer
If she won’t stop taking pictures of her bundle of joy, then it’s time to get her a mini photo printer. A pocket printer is small enough for her to carry around wherever she goes. Whether she’s printing photos from her phone or tablet, she can instantly have a copy of the image to share with friends and family, hang up in a frame, or create a scrapbook.
Framed Family Photo
Every new mother will appreciate a framed print of her newly expanded family. Choose either a picture of the new mom holding her precious baby or look for opportunities to snap a candid shot, such as when she’s bathing or playing with the little one. For bonus points, order a wallet-sized print of the photo that she can tuck into her purse. She would also appreciate your thoughtfulness if you opt to order framed prints for the baby’s grandmothers.
Gift Tip: A similar, but more high-tech gift is a digital photo frame, also called a smart photo frame. With a digital picture frame, you don’t have to choose just one photo to spotlight. You can set up a slideshow of hundreds of pictures for the new mom to enjoy. Be sure to set up the digital photo frame and load it with pictures yourself, as new moms probably won’t have much time to fuss with it.
Low-maintenance houseplants make a great Mother’s Day gift for new moms. Not only will plants add a pop of color to any space, but they also have various health benefits. For example, they can alleviate stress and anxiety, improve someone’s mood, and provide cleaner air. Let the new mom in your life know you care about their well-being by giving her a thoughtful Mother’s Day plant.
Gift Tip: Don’t know where to get decorative houseplants? Our collection boasts numerous plants that are easy to care for, such as succulents, snake plants, pothos plants, and more. So even if mommy forgets to water her new plant, it’ll continue growing.
Homemade Baby Food Maker
Every new mom wants to give her precious little one the best possible start in life. For many moms, this means focusing on providing high-quality, nutritious foods. When their babies transition away from nursing, many moms decide to make their own homemade baby food using fresh, organic ingredients. Yet, the process of making homemade baby food is time-consuming and can be stressful for a new mom. Make it easier on her by giving her a baby food maker that steams, cooks, and blends fresh ingredients all in one easy-to-clean container. Make sure the model you choose is dishwasher-safe for added convenience.
Spa Gift Card
Not all Mother’s Day gifts need to be household items. New moms are typically so focused on caring for their little one that they neglect to care for themselves. Every new mom could use a little pampering and self-care, so why not give her a gift card to a local spa? She can go in for facial or other skin treatment, and come out feeling like a million bucks.
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No matter what you decide to spoil a new mom with, take this opportunity to let her know that she’s doing a great job. There’s no fool-proof guide on how to be the perfect mom, but mothers give it their all and try their best. At the end of the day, it’s a tough job. Recognize her efforts with a gift that’ll continue to help her be a terrific mom.
If you need more first Mother’s Day gift ideas, check out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide, Mother’s Day for All Mom’s blog, and Mother’s Day collection.