The 17 Best Gifts for New Moms of 2022

Jewelry, slippers, a massage gun, and more top our list for showering new moms

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A new mom might say she’s already gotten everything she wants in the world in her new baby. She's already received items from friends and family to welcome her little one. But beyond those registry necessities, there’s nothing more generous than giving a new mom something special that's just for her.

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A Pea in the Pod Nursing Nightgown and Robe Set is an elegant nightgown and robe set that's perfect for the hospital and those early months at home with a new baby. For a budget-friendly option, we recommend the Corkcicle Paper Co. Lively Floral Insulated Mug.

Your gift will depend not only on your relationship with her, but what she values. You can give her something useful, or something pretty, and sometimes even something that's both. We looked carefully over design, usefulness, material, ingredients, and value when reviewing products.

Here are the best gifts for new moms that will make her feel like a million bucks.

Best for Sleeping: A Pea in the Pod Nursing Nightgown and Robe Set

A Pea in the Pod Nursing Nightgown and Robe Set

Courtesy of A Pea in the Pod 

We ranked A Pea in the Pod Nursing Nightgown and Robe Set high on our list because we think Mom deserves to feel beautiful and comfortable, especially after having a baby. Since she’s likely to be spending quite a bit of time in pajamas, why not give her this elegant nightgown and robe set? It’s great for the hospital and those early months at home with a new baby.

The sweet lace-trimmed sleeves add a delicate touch to this soft pink ensemble, while the clip-down top allows easy nursing access. The matching robe will give her an added layer of warmth and modesty while she’s recuperating from delivery or soothing the baby overnight. 

Best Everyday Use: Corkcicle Paper Co. Lively Floral Insulated Mug

Rifle Paper Co. x Corkcicle Coffee Mug

Courtesy of Anthropologie

Give your favorite new mom a coffee mug that's versatile for both hot and cold drinks. Whether she's having cocoa, tea, or coffee, her drink will stay the perfect temperature for up to three hours thanks to the mug's insulation.

Made of steel, it's sure to last Mom during those early morning wake-ups and late-night cups of coffee. It's available in mint green or white with both featuring a whimsical, floral pattern.

What Our Editors Say

“This insulated mug is basically the gift of warm coffee—even if it goes untouched for hours. It’s true that especially in those early weeks of new motherhood, you often don’t have time to indulge in the things you didn’t think twice about before delivery. Case in point: piping hot coffee first thing in the morning finds a way to get lost (and get cold) in the busy morning blur of feeding on demand and diaper changes. Plus, the pretty Rifle Paper Co. design is a reminder that, yes, she can still have nice things!” —Ashleigh Morley, Commerce Editorial Director

Best Diaper Bag: Skip Hop Greenwich Simply Chic Diaper Bag

Skip Hop Greenwich Simply Chic Diaper Bag

Courtesy of Nordstrom

If the new mom in your life isn’t the type to sport a giant bag covered with baby ducks, consider giving her this super chic leather diaper bag from Skip Hop. The backpack styling allows her to carry it hands-free, but it also comes with optional stroller clips.

Despite this bag’s sleek design, there’s plenty of room for both Baby’s and Mom’s essentials. There's ample storage inside, with a deceptively large front pocket and a hidden side-zip compartment for storing a bottle. Similarly, a slim rear pocket holds the included changing pad in order to keep it separate from other belongings.

Available in five attractive colors, the Greenwich diaper bag is highly rated, and we can see why! 

Best Luxury: Theragun Mini Percussive Therapy Device

Theragun Mini Therapy Device

Courtesy of Amazon

Don't let this massage gun's size fool you. It may be miniature, but it packs a punch with its compact design. It's perfect for moms on the go or just lounging around at home due to its "quietforce" technology design.

Mom can use the device for up to 150 minutes thanks to its long battery life. There are three different speed settings to choose from, leaving her in control of choosing what power will feel best. It's offered in three colors, and the brand sells a mini stand for the device separately.

Best Sentimental: Lisa Leonard Designs Jumble of Love Necklace

Lisa Leonard “Jumble of Love” Necklace

Courtesy of Lisa Leonard

Your favorite new mom can wear the baby’s name close to her heart when you gift her this beautifully sentimental necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs. On this “jumble of love” necklace, a separate pendant bears each child’s name, making this one of the best gifts for new moms with more than one child, or one who’s expecting multiples.

Each sterling silver pendant is hand-stamped with a name up to seven characters and a choice of three heart designs, and it comes suspended on a sterling silver link chain in a variety of lengths.

Best Kitchen Gadget: Instant Pot 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot

 Walmart

The gift of help in the kitchen can come in many forms, but we'd like to suggest the Instant Pot for fast, easy food preparation. In fact, we’re of the opinion that the Instant Pot may just be one of the greatest kitchen gadgets of all time. And judging by its nearly 20,000 five-star ratings, we’re definitely not alone!

The Instant Pot performs a host of functions: It’s a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a sauté pan, and a rice cooker all in one. And it can cook almost anything—from hard-boiled eggs to yogurt, to amazing beef stew and delectable desserts—in a fraction of the time! It’s seriously like a self-contained miracle. Once baby starts eating solids, Mom can also use this to make homemade applesauce and more.

Best for Coffee Lovers: Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker

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Ninja Single-Serve, Pod-Free Coffee Maker Bar

 Courtesy of Amazon

What new mom doesn’t need coffee? Help her keep her caffeine game strong with the Ninja coffee bar—it’s a drip coffee machine with some pretty sweet extras, brought to you by the same company as the Ninja blender.

This multi-purpose gadget will allow Mom to make drip coffee, up to 10 cups, in a glass carafe that keeps it hot for hours (super key when there’s an infant on the scene). She can also choose the one-cup option to brew it right into her coffee cup—brilliant!

Best Simple Wear: Ingrid & Isabel Mama Gold 16" Necklace

Mama Gold 16-inch Necklace

Courtesy of Ingrid & Isabel

Looking for a simple, yet beautiful gift? This stunning Mama necklace from Ingrid & Isabel is handmade with 14-carat gold. It's perfect for a new mom who wants a simple piece to wear every day but will also complement evening wear for a night out.

The necklace is 16 inches but comes with a 1-inch extender, so it can be a bit longer if necessary. The dainty script is sure to catch Mom's eye whether she's still expecting or in the first few months of parenthood.

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Courtesy: Amazon

Whether Mom needs a cup of joe first thing in the morning or warm tea before bed, she'll never have a cold drink again. The Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 regulates a drink's temperature via the Ember app, and can last 1.5 hours on a full charge. The app isn't needed for regular use thanks to the mug's ability to remember the last used temp.

Best Subscription: Blue Apron Meal Subscription

Blue Apron

Courtesy of Blue Apron

Relieve the pressure of shopping for dinner every night by giving the new mom in your life a meal subscription service. We love Blue Apron, one of the most highly rated of its kind, because of its healthy yet delicious meals that come with easy-to-follow instructions and all the ingredients necessary to make each meal.

Choosing a gift through Blue Apron allows you to select two-person or family meal plans, and you can give between two and four meals each week. Recipes like Spicy Shrimp Pasta and Cilantro Beef Tacos can be prepared in as little as 25 minutes. 

Best Unique: Goldbelly Monthly NYC Subscription

Goldbelly Monthly Subscription

Courtesy of Goldbelly

While Mom will more than likely be putting off a vacation for a while, you can still help her take a trip with a Goldbelly subscription. She can go to the Big Apple through Goldbelly's NYC box, featuring some of New York's favorite foods, like the city's notorious pizza.

Choose from monthly subscriptions, meal kits, and more for mom to enjoy during her time with her little one. If NYC isn't her thing, she can enjoy food from other major metropolitan cities in the United States, too.

What Our Editors Say

“I often think the best gifts are experiences. Since I wasn’t going to be leaving the house too much in the months after giving birth, my husband brought the experiences to me by getting me a monthly Goldbelly subscription. He opted for the New York City box, and it was so fun looking forward to the surprise each month. Before we would get the official email about what was shipping each month, we would try to guess what was coming next and what we hoped it would be. We ended up getting cheesecake, bagels, and pizza.” —Julia Warren, VP of Commerce Operations

Best for Comfort: UGG Women's Coquette Slipper

4.3
UGG Women's Coquette Slide Slippers

Courtesy of Macy's

Mom can look stylish and feel comfortable any time of the day in UGG's Coquette slippers. Available in several different color options, their feet will be toasty during those late-night feedings thanks to the warm fleece lining.

They're made with a genuine sheepskin sock liner to help prevent moisture from entering, allowing air to better circulate and keep her feet dry. The synthetic sole is tough and designed to last through day-to-day wear.

What Our Editors Say: "A new pair of solid slippers that she can slip on for midnight feedings is a must. This pair also has a sturdy sole that can accompany her to the front door to get her Amazon deliveries.

I’m still wearing the UGG slippers my husband got me a few years after my second kid. They’ve seen a fair share of spit-up and pee, but they’ve held up through it all.” —Dwyer Frame, VP of Commerce

Haus The Cocktail Kit

Haus The Cocktail Kit

Courtesy of Haus

It doesn't matter if Mom is a pro-mixer or aspiring home bartender, this kit features four flavors perfect for mixing. The Haus Cocktail Kit includes spiced cherry, new fashioned, ginger yuzu, and grapefruit jalapeño, which can be added to any cocktail or enjoyed on the rocks. The kit makes eight to 12 drinks and has an alcohol by volume level of 18 to 20 percent.

Best Journal: Q&A a Day for Moms: A 5-Year Journal

Q&A a Day for Moms: A 5-Year Journal

Courtesy of Amazon

Let her memories live on forever when you give your favorite new mom this unique journal. It comes in a question-and-answer format, which allows her to quickly jot down an answer before bed at night. It’s a quick and easy way to preserve memories of her littles that might otherwise be forgotten.

This beautifully bound book has an entry for every day of the year for five whole years. Just beware—once you purchase this special gift, you’ll likely want to order one for yourself too!

Best Keepsake: Little Hippo Baby Ornament Keepsake Kit

Little Hippo Baby Ornament Keepsake Kit

Courtesy of Amazon

Capture a newborn's handprint or footprint with this ornament keepsake kit from Little Hippo. The kit includes two ornaments and several accessories, like two easels, paint, and ribbons. The bonus? Mom will even receive a name and date printing kit to make the ornaments more personalized and memorable.

It's a gift she'll look forward to hanging on her Christmas tree every year, and is one that can be passed down from generation to generation.

What Our Editors Say

“I had seen these ornament sets online and thought they were a really cute way to preserve the memory of those tiny hands and feet. Total disclosure: It’s not the easiest process to press a wiggly newborn’s hand or foot into the clay, but it’s totally worth it in the end. Once in a while, I’ll still take these ornaments out during the year to compare how much my baby’s hands and feet have actually grown since we made these six months ago.” —Julia Warren

Best for Wine Lovers: Tumbly Mom Tumbler

Tumbly Mom Tumbler

Courtesy of Amazon

For the new mom in your life who likes sipping on the occasional glass of wine, why not get her this cute wine tumbler that can hold 12 ounces of her favorite drink. She can, of course, use it for wine or cocktails, but it can also be used for coffee, orange juice, water, and more. Basically, it can be her sidekick (besides baby, of course) for when she takes the baby out for a stroll or is just sitting back and hydrating.

Best Beauty: TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum

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TruSkin Vitamin C Serum for Face

While you might think she looks beautiful, a new mom might be feeling less than her best self. Besides recovering from childbirth and adjusting to a newborn, she will most likely be dealing with a lack of sleep and fluctuating hormones, so giving her a skin serum can help her refresh.

This bestseller has over 10,000 reviews from people who rave about how it has helped smooth fine lines and improve tone and texture. She can add this to her existing routine—all she needs to do is apply a few drops before her moisturizer, and she'll be left with glowing skin in no time. 

What to Look for in Gifts for a New Mom

Usefulness

For a new mom, efficiency is the name of the game. Ask her about how her days are structured, and any pain points she’s experiencing in her new life. For example, is she having trouble making herself food? An Instant Pot might do the trick. If she’s feeling disorganized when she goes out with her baby, a new diaper bag might be in order. And if she is feeling like she is struggling to nurse at night because of her current pajamas, a new nursing-specific nightgown can help. If you don’t want to bother her—she does have her hands full, after all—read online reviews and ask questions in forums or of other new parents to get feedback on your possible gift choices.

Tastes and Lifestyle

As with any gift, consider the recipient’s personality and preferences. Your taste might be different than hers, and ensuring that the gift is in line with her tastes will make sure that it actually gets used, which will make both of you feel good! If she never wore jewelry before having a baby, she probably won’t wear it now that she does have a baby. Or, if she hates flowers, a floral mug might not be appropriate. By keeping her lifestyle and taste in mind, you’ll not only give her a gift she’ll use, but a gift she’ll keep thanking you for over and over again. 

Budget

New moms appreciate any gesture. You don’t need to break the bank to give a new mom a little piece of sanity, or something that will make her life easier or prettier. Remember, the best gift you can give a new mom is help. Even if they say they’re doing OK, the gift of time—to take a shower, a nap, or just to talk to a friend—is truly unbeatable. If your budget is tight, consider heading over to her house to help out. It might take some coaxing to get her to allow you to help, but once she does, she'll treasure your thoughtfulness.

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