The 8 Best First Mother’s Day Gifts of 2019

Treat her to something special this year

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Best Overall: Mom's One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book at Amazon

"A gift she’ll cherish for years, especially in those years when the newborn baby days seem like an eternity ago."

Best Budget: Mommy Est 2018 Mug at Amazon

"Perfect for proud moms to take to the office or to sip from at home."

Best for Daughters: Sterling Silver Open Teardrop Pendant Necklace at Amazon

"Simple and sleek in sterling silver and will complement most any style."

Best from Baby: Keep Calm It's Mommy's First Mother's Day Infant Baby Bodysuit at Amazon

"Perfect for pictures, it’s simple in design and comes in a variety of colors."

Best for Wife: Teeny Tiny Stacking Sterling Silver Ring at Amazon

"Each one also comes in a gift box, complete with a bow for easy gift giving."

Best Sentimental: First Mother's Day with Mommy & Me Picture Frame at Amazon

"They say a picture is worth a thousand words."

Best Funny Gift: Mom Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book at Amazon

"Great way for moms to unwind, decompress, and find the humor it what can be a stressful job."

Best for Spa Lovers: Teddy Bear Faux Fur Bathrobe at Pottery Barn

"One of these soft, plush bathrobes will make her feel like she’s at the spa."

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Mom's One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book

Mom's One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book

 Courtesy of Amazon

For busy new moms who want to remember the early years of motherhood, this keepsake book makes a great gift. There are five lines for every day of the year, so as time goes by, she can reflect on just how special each passing day was. There’s just enough space to write down a milestone or sweet remark. It’s something she’ll cherish for years to come, especially in those years when the newborn baby days seem like an eternity ago.

Best Budget: Mommy Est 2018 Mug


Start her day off on a happy note with this mug that proclaims: “Mommy Est. 2018” on both the front and back. Perfect for proud moms to take to the office or to sip from at home, it’s simple in design, but the small little footprints at the bottom give it a sentimental touch.

The 11-ounce mug is made of ceramic, and it’s dishwasher and microwave safe. There’s also a matching version for daddy if you want to stock one of those away for Father’s Day.

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Best for Daughters: Sterling Silver Open Teardrop Pendant Necklace

It’s hard to know just how deep a mother's love runs until you experience it firsthand. This gorgeous necklace makes a great gift from a mom to her daughter on her first Mother’s Day. It features an abstract rendition of a mother and child with the words “a mother’s love is forever” engraved around the edge. It’s simple and sleek, and in sterling silver, it will complement most any style.

Best from Baby: Keep Calm It's Mommy's First Mother's Day Infant Baby Bodysuit

Laughter is an essential part of parenthood, and this sweet onesie is sure to elicit plenty of giggles. It reads: “Keep Calm it’s Mommy’s First Mother’s Day.” Perfect for pictures, it’s simple in design and comes in a variety of colors. It’s made of 100 percent cotton, so it’s comfy, too, and it comes in sizes from newborn up to 24 months.

Best for Wife: Teeny Tiny Stacking Sterling Silver Ring

For moms who like a little bling, there are these stacking personalized rings. For instance, Dad can have one engraved with baby’s name and one with his name, too, so that reminders of the two most important people in her life are always at her fingertips. As your family grows, you can always add more.

The bands are thin and dainty (just 1.3 mm) and they’re hand stamped with little letters or numbers (up to 10 characters). Each one comes in a gift box, complete with a bow for easy gift giving.

Best Sentimental: First Mother's Day with Mommy & Me Picture Frame

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This classic picture frame is made of natural wood and engraved with “First Mother’s Day” up top and “Mommy & Me” below. Hearts adorn the sides. It’s sweet and simple and will let the picture inside shine. It comes in different sizes to hold either a 4x6 or 5x7 picture in both vertical and horizontal orientations.

These frames are handcrafted in California and have an easel for table display and a hook if you prefer to mount it on the wall. Made of only sustainable resources, they're eco-friendly, too.

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Best Funny Gift: Mom Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book

In the spirit of keeping things real, there’s this adult coloring book: “Mom Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book.” The pages feature designs and sayings all moms can (or soon will) relate to. For example, one page features a sign hanging from the knob of a front door. The sign reads, “Doorbell Broken: Like your face if you ring it.”

It’s a great way for moms to unwind, decompress, and find the humor it what can be a stressful job. Pack this up with some colored pencils or markers for a sweet and silly gift she’s sure to enjoy.

Best for Spa Lovers: Teddy Bear Faux Fur Bathrobe

TEDDY BEAR FAUX FUR BATH ROBE

 Courtesy of Pottery Barn

While new moms are rarely able to take time to relax, one of these soft, plush teddy bear faux fur bathrobes will make her feel like she’s at the spa. They comes in two tranquil colors—a dreamy ivory and pretty, pale pink—and in sizes small, medium, and large. Made of 100 percent polyester, these robes can be machine washed and tumbled dry.

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Our writers spent 5 hours researching the most popular first mother's day gifts on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 40 different products overall, screened options from 30 different brands and manufacturers, read over 150 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 0 of the products themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.

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