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Best Mother’s Day Gifts for New Moms

Best Mother’s Day Gifts for New Moms

Mother’s Day is always a special holiday for mamas, but that very first Mother’s Day feels particularly significant.

After all, it’s almost like joining a brand new club. For the first time, it’s not just about celebrating other mothers in your life on Mother’s Day, but also about being celebrated yourself for entering into that incredibly special role.

To help mark this occasion, we’ve rounded up a collection of great gift ideas to share with a mama on her very first Mother’s Day. Whether you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift that’s sentimental, one that’s practical, or one that any new mama would enjoy, we’ve got you covered! Be sure to check out Zulily’s Mother’s Day Shop, too, for some amazing deals on gifts for the mama in your life.

Blonde woman in red hat with white t-shirt that says MAMA

mama swag

If she loves touting her mama bear status, gift her with items she can wear or carry to show the world she’s a proud mom (think shirt, mug, keychain, etc.)

White personalized jewelry tray with Love You Mom and kids names

Personalized Jewelry

Personalized jewelry is a gift for the mom that’s extra sentimental. You can include her name, the baby’s birthday, birth flower, name, the word “Mama,” etc. My personal favorite are the bar necklaces with the baby’s birthday engraved on them. She’ll love thinking of her sweet family each time she puts this piece on!

Silk pillowcase

New moms might not spend quite as much time sleeping as they’d like, but you can at least help to make the shut eye she does have even more luxurious. Silk pillowcases not only feel wonderful to sleep on, but they also are great for her hair and skin. It will be a Mother’s Day win, for sure!

heated coffee mug

Nothing says “new mom” like microwaving the same cup of coffee again…and again…and again. Keep that reheating action at bay by gifting her a heated or insulated coffee mug this Mother’s Day that will keep her coffee nice and warm for as long as it takes her to drink it.

a multi-purpose bag

Find a large bag or backpack that’s totally “her” – ideally one that can double as a diaper bag – and add a personalized touch like a monogram to make it even more special.

plant a tree

If you’re in a home where you see your family living for a while, you might consider planting a tree this Mother’s Day to be able to visually mark the start of this new part of Mom’s life. She can watch the tree grow as she watches her child grow through the years.

Flower delivery subscription

To me, nothing transforms a house to a home like fresh flowers. Instead of just gifting her a beautiful bouquet on Mother’s Day, though, opt for the gift that keeps giving by buying her a flower delivery subscription. She can look forward to gorgeous flowers arriving to her doorstep for months to come!

Woman with flowers

family photo session

Help commemorate this important time in her life by scheduling a photo shoot. Often, it’s moms who coordinate these kinds of family events, and so being gifted the session rather than scheduling it herself will be a gift in and of itself – not to mention the frame-worthy photos she’ll have as a result!

family portrait

Whether you want it to just include the new baby or the whole family, this is bound to be a keepsake she’ll treasure forever. You can go with something more traditional (a silhouette, a charcoal drawing, etc.) or something more funky and modern, depending on your family’s style and home décor. No matter what, this gift will be a first Mother’s Day slam dunk.

FRame baby’s coming home outfit

This is an adorably sentimental Mother’s Day gift my sister received from her husband, and I absolutely love the idea. Frame the outfit the baby wore to come home from the hospital so she can always remember that amazing milestone of bringing baby home for the first time and officially starting a new chapter as parents.

mani/pedi or facial appointment

This Mother’s Day, treat her to the top-of-the-line options at her favorite salon so she can really be pampered and take some all-important “me time.”

gua sha stone & facial oil

This skincare practice will provide a moment of self-care each day as well as improve the firmness of her skin and help address puffiness. Be sure to pair the stone with a high-quality facial oil to help the stone glide smoothly across her face while also nourishing her skin. 

essential oil diffuser

Give Mom the gift of calm with a beautiful essential oil diffuser she’ll proudly display in the home. She can keep it by her bed for some aromatherapy while she relaxes and sleeps, in the living room to keep energy up during the day, or in the kitchen to keep things smelling fresh and clean.

nice pajamas

Bedtime takes on a whole new meaning once you’re a parent, and it can be helpful to create a nighttime ritual not just for kids, but also adults. A splurge-worthy pair of pajamas this Mother’s Day will help make this time of day even more inviting for Mom.

house cleaning service

You’ll absolutely get major points for gifting this – and a bonus if there’s more than one cleaning session included in the gift. She has enough to keep up with as a new mom as it is, and this Mother’s Day gift takes a huge thing off her plate (and allows for much-deserved relaxation time, too).

No matter what, a mama’s first Mother’s Day will always hold a special place in her heart. The most important thing? Make sure she feels loved and appreciated for all she does for her family – on Mother’s Day AND the other 364 days of the year.

About The Author

Anna Keller

Anna Keller, creator of, blogs about parenting, pregnancy, health & wellness, fashion, and more. Anna’s priority in all that she does – whether it’s with her family and friends, through her writing for brands such as Beyond Yoga or for the blog Triad Moms on Main, during her work as a Pure Barre teacher, or as a Beauty counter consultant – is connection. After all, from connection comes understanding, purpose, and joy. She lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with her husband, Kevin, their 5-year-old daughter, Maggie, and their 18-month-old son, Vance.

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