Spoiler alert: A newborn doesn’t count as that first Mother’s Day gift. Sorry. And while flowers are a fine start, your partner didn’t just endure a long pregnancy (or long adoption process) and months of sleepless nights for a bouquet of garbage carnations or even worse, a stuffed animal or shower gel you grabbed at the drugstore.
Of the all the Mother’s Days to come, none are as important as this inaugural one. Here are the presents that let a new mom know you’ll never be close to understanding what she went through, but at least you have decent taste, and actually put some thought into what you bought her.
You want to give her an invigorating shower experience? Look no further than this eucalyptus spray, which basically turns an ordinary three-minute scrub-down into a mini-spa outing.
So no, you’re not going to (most likely) build her at-home sauna. So bring a bit of that sauna magic into the bathroom with this spray, which goes on the walls during a shower to spread its mist throughout the bathroom. As a bonus, it helps clear clogged sinuses.
Why a body oil, you ask? Because when you're a new mom, you have barely a minute or two to pamper yourself. So make that time count with Tammy Fender's ultra-pure rejuvenating, calming, and soothing lavender oil.
From a pioneer in the plant-based skin care industry comes a lavender oil that it is rich without being sticky, moisturizing without being icky, and just an all-around winner that makes her feel serene all over.
When she's not in the mood to haul around a diaper bag, she can opt for this hand-woven tote with short leather handles.
Just because she had a kid doesn’t mean she’s ditched all sense of style. This basket can hold diapers and wipes, but it’s also stylish enough to take to dinner.
Not only does this ball look like a work of art, but it also activates back and core support muscles which promotes good posture. Meaning, it'll give her back a break after toting the kid around.
You can choose from a slew of colors. And because most new moms don’t have time to go to yoga classes, she can get a nice stretch at home. Just note, this does need to be inflated.
Having a burning candle with a new baby in the house perhaps isn't the best idea, so this gorgeous diffuser is safer option.
Your home will smell of rose de mai, with hints of incense, black leather, and patchouli. The scent is sultry and relaxing, and the fragrance lasts for about 90 days. It smells great, and looks even better. Oh, and it’s better than the smell of dirty diapers.
This wrap is timeless, soft, and ultra-versatile.
She can wear it lounging it around the house, while breastfeeding or watching a movie or having dinner, and she’ll look as chic as she feels comfortable. Because there’s really nothing sexy or appealing about being covered in spit-up.
We're smitten with this Mama script ring, which comes packaged in a glass bottle.
Sometimes, simple is best. And that’s the case with this ring, which has a 1/8 inch band width and comes in either sterling silver or sterling silver with 18k-gold plate.
Not only is this cami so pretty, but it has a built-in nursing functionality.
Nursing attire doesn’t need to be homely or matronly. Case in point: this chemise, which is super-soft, works during and after pregnancy, and has cups that fall away for a skin-to-skin experience with her baby.
This nursing bralette is incredibly pretty and comfortable, and has light support.
It’s easy on the eyes, and easy to use. This nursing bralette is made from organically-grown cotton spandex jersey and features plastic nursing clips that are secure during wear, but are easy-to-reach and to open when needed.
This gorgeous personalized crystal family tree pendant is plated in 14K gold.
You can include three family members’ birthstones in this keepsake piece of jewelry, making it perfect as a gift for mom. You get a circle surrounding the tree with names engraved, and the chain comes in three different lengths.
This scent is radiant and sparkly, thanks to a blend of jasmine, ylang-ylang, tuberose and orange blossom.
If you’re at a loss (and we’ve all been there) go for a Chanel. It’s a tried-and-true crowd-pleaser, it’s got cachet, and it smells good.
She'll love lounging around in this second-skin Parachute robe.
There are bathrobes. And then, there are bathrobes. This could be the queen of bathrobes. It’s made from from 100 percent long-staple Turkish cotton and she’ll never want to take it off.
Indulge her sweet tooth with treats from this iconic London chocolatier.
If she likes chocolate (and really, who doesn’t?), she’ll dig this collection o’goodness. It’s filled with an assortment of gourmet, high-end truffles and comes in a very sweet box.
Let's get real. Reading isn't at the top of any new mom's list, but when she gets a minute, here's the best way to read a few pages.
The all-new Kindle stays charged for a week and has a 167 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper, even in direct sunlight, and adjusts to reading in the dark, which is the reality for most parents. And she can read one-handed, while holding the baby in the other.
Weighted blankets have no proven therapeutic value, but anecdotally, they do help you sleep better. And this sleep mask has the same basic functionality.
This sleep mask is filled with microbeads that can help promote deep, restful sleep and best of all, this sleep mask contours to your face and stays in place, meaning it doesn’t shift around at night. Plus, it fully blocks out light that can impact sleep. For new moms, every second is precious.
Speaking of eyes, she can hired her tired peepers with these classic specs.
She can hide those under-eye bags with these classic Ray-Bans, an eternal favorite. This specific style has an oversized round shape that provides extra coverage and UV protection.
New moms are stressed. So help her unwind with Naturopathica's Aromatic Alchemy gift set, the most pure and luxurious body oils you'll ever find.
These oils are a blend of the most refined plant essences that she can rub all over her tired limbs. They contain blends of lemon verbena, grapefruit, mandarin, clove, lemongrass and peppermint. For bonus points, use them to give her a damn back rub.
A cool take on an initial pendant, this one comes in both sterling silver or 14k gold.
Yeah, we know, the letter or nameplate pendant is played out. This is a cool take on it. Choose the letter that’s most meaningful to her, and it hangs sideways, giving the tired pendant necklace a new spin.
Becomes sometimes, or rather quite often, mom needs to tune out and listen to something other than a baby crying.
These new in-ear headphones come in a variety of finishes, but what really makes them stand out is their comfort level. They feature silicone or memory foam ear tips for better sound isolation, and their spherical design lets mom listen for long periods of time, without any ocular aching. Plus, they have eight hours of battery life.
Parenthood can be draining, and lack of sleep wrecks the face. La Prairie's set can help restore beautiful, visibly younger-looking skin in just two weeks.
So she hasn’t slept in days, and isn’t exactly feeling her best. Treat her to this glorious set, which includes a foam cleanser, a cellular refining lotion, and an anti-aging booster for the face, neck and décolleté. And will make her feel human.
Sheets may not be the sexiest gift, but trust us, she'll sleep like a baby with this set.
The more you wash any bedding from Boll & Branch, the softer it becomes. We speak from experience. These sheets are made from organic cotton, and are made to last. And last. And last. Given that new moms generally don’t get much sleep, make her shuteye as luxurious as possible.
This Mother's Day set includes coffee, and Furoshiki-style reusable fabric to wrap the whole kit yourself.
Sure, you can buy her something generic. But why not go the totally personalized route with this crazy-cool set, which includes an Alibi interiors frame for your family photo and a Julia Szendrei labradorite stone Mother necklace, plus a Rifle paper card.
This massager is a must-have because new moms don't have time for spa days, and because toting around a baby will wear her out.
Toting a baby around is a workout. One that kicks your ass and your back. Help banish those knots with this back and neck massager. It features four massage nodes to sooth tired muscles and has a built-in heat function for added stress release.
Yes, this is a sound machine, but it's also so much more. If you pair it with its corresponding app, you can play your own music, or a song sung by dad, or a good night story read by mom if she's working late.
This sound machine is compact, and has an integrated clip that attaches to any stroller or car seat. But it’s on this list because it lets her communicate with her baby if she’s not around by recording and sharing voice messages. And that makes going back to work that much more seamless, if she so chooses.
Celebrate the warm summer and enjoy an alfresco meal with this Picnic Time set, for two.
The basket is hand-woven, and the set includes porcelain plates, ceramic mugs, cutlery, and a corkscrew. You bring the good vibes and the wine. And you can actually, possibly, have an adult outing in the great outdoors.
This standout Ello cup looks vintage, but has modern vacuum insulation and a soft touch handle.
It’s unbreakable, leakproof, and keeps coffee hot for five hours. Need we say more?
It's a diaper tote that actually looks, dare we say it, cool.
We love the funky print, the fact that this doesn’t loudly announce that it’s a diaper bag, and that this bag comes with a changing pad and eight pockets. So she can tote it around just because, and also use it when she’s got her baby in tow.
Lavender, arnica and magnesium help de-stress with just a few sprays.
Spoiler alert: juggling motherhood and the rest of her life ain’t easy. She can spray this tension reducer before bed, before hitting the road, or before going back to work.
When it comes to skin care, you can't go wrong with this oil, which feels like liquid silk.
Yes, it’s pricey. Yes, it’s worth it. We love this brand, because it uses the highest-quality ingredients (in this case, Himalayan blue sapphires and aquamarine, plus plant retinol complex, lavender complex) to plump up tired skin.
Mom can unwind, or wind down, with this luxurious bath soak.
This super-deluxe formula includes epsom salts and arnica, plus spearmint, cypress, lavender, mandarin and chamomile essential oils help to ease stress and calm her down. Pour her a glass of wine to go along with the soak.
This bag does it all, going from the playground to work to the store and back again.
Just because she just had a baby doesn’t mean she’s thrown style by the wayside. This plush leather tote by Everlane holds all her essentials, comes in a variety of great colors, and only looks better with use and age.
It's hands-free, with style. Get her this chic Kate Spade nylon belt bag, so she can tote around her necessities without breaking her back.
Fanny packs have made a total comeback, so give it a stylish twist with this updated version from Kate Spade. After all, it’s not like mom will have her hands free between carrying around a baby and pushing a stroller.
This Daily Ritual jumpsuit is truly the flawless piece every new mom needs to go from maternity wear to post-natal style. It's easy. It's stylish. It's functional.
One thing every new mom wants is clothing that helps her transition from maternity wear. This jumpsuit fits the bill. It’s comfy, it’s chic, and it’s great for summer.
Give her the ultimate at-home spa experience with the SK-II PITERA welcome kit, which is a miracle line for clear skin.
The hero product here is the facial treatment essence, which gives tired skin new life and brightens it right up. After countless sleepless nights, she’ll thank you.
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