23 First Mother’s Day Gifts That Every New Mom Will Love

updated Apr 10, 2024
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When you’re a new mom, life can feel overwhelming. While one of the most magical chapters of life, motherhood is also, well, hard. Between the serious lack of sleep, the constant feedings, and all of the changes the body undergoes, life as a new mom is one flipped on its head. So as the new mothers in our lives begin this beautiful journey, it’s important to show up for them — they don’t say “it takes a village” for nothing, right? 

The Best First Mother’s Day Gifts 

If you’re looking to treat the new mom in your life to something really special this Mother’s Day, we’ve got you covered. Below, we rounded up 23 of the best first Mother’s Day gifts that are sure to make this transition a bit easier and make her feel special, seen, and loved. 

Do you have a first Mother’s Day gift you adored? We want to hear all about it! Tell us about your favorite gifts in the comments below. 

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Bean Box

Help mom start her day off on the right (energized) foot with a subscription to Bean Box. Every Bean Box sampler features a half-pound of freshly roasted whole-bean coffee from this top Seattle roaster, plus tasting notes, brewing tips, and an artisanal caramel. Talk about delicious!

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Feeding a growing family takes the right tools, so make sure mom (and dad!) have everything they need to whip up delicious meals with this cookware set from Caraway. A reader-favorite, editor mainstay, and TikTok's go-to cookware, this seven-piece set comes with everything needed to outfit a kitchen with ease. What's more, we love how the slick nonstick surface makes cooking feel seamless. And because you never have to stop to scrape off food, cleanup will feel like a breeze. Best of all, you can save 10% on your purchase when you use our exclusive link here!

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Having a baby takes a toll on the body, so it’s important to understand how to best approach recovery, and there’s no better way than with a copy of The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother. This book includes pantry and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step instructions for making everything from bone broth to body salves designed to nurture mom postpartum.

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If the new mom in your life is breastfeeding, pick her up a set of these maternity nursing tops. Designed to make nursing easier and more comfortable for both mom and baby, they come in an array of sizes and are made from a cozy, stretchy modal fabric that make for a comfortable wear too.

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was $338.00

Help mom cut back on trips to the local coffee shop by bringing it right to her with the Bruvi. While definitely a pricier gift, The Kitchn's SEO writer Haley was captivated with hers, sharing, "In my opinion, this machine is well worth the splurge. If you’re someone who buys coffee every day, it can add up, and with such a good system at home, it pays for itself over time." So what makes it that special? Well, it makes several types of coffee — original, authentic espresso, Americano, infused coffee, iced coffee, cold brew, — as well as tea to fit all of her needs.

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Daily Harvest

Planning meals for the first few weeks can feel like a chore, so take this essential task off her to-do list with the Daily Harvest New Mom box. Curated by the experts at Marma Health, this collection is designed to meet the nutrition needs of new moms to support lactation, postpartum healing, and recovery. These easy, delicious, and ready-to-heat meals will take one more thing off her plate.

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was $139.99

Help her whip up her favorite soups, sauces, and shakes with the Ninja TWISTI blender. With a 34-ounce container, a built-in twist tamper, and Hybrid-Edge blades that power through tough ingredients with ease, it's a showstopper. Best of all, it comes with two extraction cups that are perfect for those Daily Harvest smoothies.

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Whether she’s making tea, coffee, or simply trying to stay hydrated with more water, it’s easier with the VIVA Recharge Travel Mug in hand. Designed to act as a travel tumbler, thermos, tea infuser, coffee press, flask, iced tea maker, and teapot, this 7-in-1 wonder makes it easy to make virtually any and every drink she could want. Complete with a double-wall insulated interior that keeps drinks hot for over 6 hours or cold for 12 hours, a leak-proof lid, and an ergonomic, nonslip design, it’s hard to top this pick.

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Sometimes, you just want to call in your favorite takeout. Give the new mom in your life the ability to order her favorite meal at a moment's notice with a DoorDash gift card. Choose between any amount from $25 to $500 — she’ll be beyond grateful as she chows down on that sushi she’s been craving for the last nine months.

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Petunia Pickle Bottom

A great diaper bag is a hard gift to beat, and the Twilight Boxy Backpack Diaper Bag from Petunia Pickle Bottom is one of the best out there. With features like a clever built-in changing station, internal organization pockets, multiple carrying options, and a felt-lined zippered pocket that is easy to reach while the bag is on your back, this diaper bag is a winner. Plus, it doesn't hurt that it's cute to boot too!

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was $25.00

For the mom who likes her coffee strong, get her a Jot subscription. It's ultra-concentrated liquid coffee. Just a tablespoon of it (plus 8 ounces of milk or water) makes for an ideal iced coffee or even an affogato. One bottle of Jot makes 14 coffee drinks, so if your mom goes through two cups of coffee a day, get her two bottles of Jot to help her through the week.

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Early morning feedings just got a whole lot easier thanks to the Baby Brezza Formula Pro Mini. This compact version of the iconic formula maker is perfect for small spaces and travel. Dispensing 2-10 ounces of body temperature formula to the perfect consistency every time, the new parents in your life will thank you every time feeding time comes around.

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Staying hydrated is one of the most essential parts of postpartum recovery, and it’s made easy with the Beautiful by Pur 30-Cup water dispenser. With it, she’ll have convenient (and stylish) access to water as she goes about her day. In fact, I gave one to my best friend during her last pregnancy, and she called it “one of the most underrated gifts” she’s ever received.

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Our Place

Yup, this is the pan that you've seen everywhere! And for good reason: It's pretty, it's compact, and it combines a nonstick skillet, sauté pan, steamer, colander, saucier, spatula, and spoon rest. Consider the Always Pan you new mom’s sous chef.

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Meal planning is no one’s favorite chore — add a new baby to the mix and it can become even harder. With The Busy Mom’s Cookbook, you can help mom plan out her next delicious (and quick) meal that’s sure to satisfy.

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House of Noa
was $199.00

We truly love these anti-fatigue mats at The Kitchn (see here!) and with the amount of time new moms spend on their feet, your giftee is sure to feel the same way. Supportive and ultra-cushy, the company says standing on their mats feels like you're standing on a "zillion gummy bears" and it's 100% true!

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Having clean bottles at the ready is a must with a newborn. Featuring an impressive 20 (!) high-pressure spray jets, Baby Brezza's Bottle Washer Pro is a first-of-its-kind appliance that takes care of the entire bottle cleaning process from start to finish, automatically washing, sterilizing, and drying bottles, pump parts, and accessories.

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A Dutch oven is an essential part of any kitchen, especially when it comes to making cozy meals — something new moms can’t get enough of. An editor-favorite, the Lodge Dutch Oven is safe to use on all stovetop types (including induction) and in the oven up to 500°F. Plus, it's available in multiple gorgeous colors.

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Help mom relax those tired eyes with this reusable (yes, reusable) under-eye mask set from Dieux. Sustainable and a personal favorite, they're perfect for daily use — because if anyone deserves some daily pampering, it's a new mom.

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Fluff Co.
was $200.00

When my best friend was pregnant with her first baby, I gifted her the Fluff Co Hotel Bath Robe and to this day, it’s her favorite “new mom” gift she’s ever received. Made by the same manufacturers as some of the most well-known premium hotel chains (think: Four Seasons or the Ritz-Carlton), it features a plush fleece lining and a smooth microfiber exterior, which creates a feeling I’d describe as what I imagine being hugged by the Snuggle Bear (you know, the one from the fabric softener commercials?) feels like in real life.

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Cozy Earth
was $339.00

Just in time for warmer nights, this bamboo sheet set is the perfect gift for a new mom in need of some z's. “I’d been super skeptical about these pricey sheets as one who grew up in a frugal household can be, but I knew right away that these had a high probability of changing my life,” said Best List editor Britt. “Cozy Earth’s sheets are buttery soft, impressively cooling, and so smooth that they slip through your fingers like silk." Every new mom deserves this kind of luxury.

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Magnolia Bakery

Does your mother have a sweet tooth? Treat them to the ultimate gift with this Mother's Day Sampler Pack from the iconic Magnolia Bakery! Featuring an assortment of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes — each adorned with a beautiful hand-piped flower buttercream — she'll also receive two pints of its world-famous banana pudding for a Mother's Day dessert spread she won't forget anytime soon.

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: A flower delivery subscription is one of the very best Mother’s Day gifts out there. Even better? It’s also great if you’re scrambling at the last minute. Urban Stems lets you choose between three flower plans (Classic, Seasonal, and Luxe) and delivery frequency (biweekly, weekly, and monthly) for a gift that mom will enjoy long after Mother’s Day ends.