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20 Gifts for New Moms for Mother’s Day That She’ll Remember Forever

Updated: Apr. 10, 2024

These thoughtful gifts for new moms for Mother's Day are guaranteed to make her first one special. We asked real moms to recommend the best options.

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Whether it’s her very first Mother’s Day or the first with her latest bundle of joy, celebrate with the best gifts for new moms for Mother’s Day. Those early days with a new baby are wonderful, but can become exhausting (especially if she has more than one child). She deserves a special Mother’s Day celebration complete with gifts for her that make her feel cherished and beautiful.

So, when is Mother’s Day? This year, it falls on May 12, which is right around the corner. But don’t worry—there’s still plenty of time to pick up some last-minute Mother’s Day gifts and Amazon Mother’s Day gifts. And, when in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. Here are a range of gift ideas for every type of mom at every price point, including picks from moms on the Reader’s Digest team. You’re guaranteed to find just the right thing.

Mint & Lily Mama Necklace
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For the excited-to-be-called-mama mom

Mint & Lily Mama Necklace

It’s the title she’s been looking forwarded to for months now, so let her embrace her new name with this Mint & Lily necklace. Each letter of “mama” is featured separately to be a standout, yet dainty, piece. It’s available in 18-karat gold-plated, rose gold-plated and silver options that were designed to never fade, rust or tarnish.

Time and sleep are the two greatest gifts a new mom could ever receive. The Baby Brezza formula maker will save her (and dad) countless hours of measuring, mixing and warming bottles all day, every day—and night. With the formula maker, the baby will get a perfectly mixed, warm bottle of formula in seconds with the touch of a button.

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For the photo-op lover

Our First Mother's Day Matching Shirts

Get your camera ready, because there’s arguably nothing more adorable than your two little lovebugs wearing this set of matching Our First Mother’s Day shirts. Choose from adult extra-small through 4XL sizes in more than a dozen trendy colors, then pick the coordinating baby onesie of your choice. They even come in styles and sizes that make fun gifts for toddlers. The design features a fun wine glass and bottle graphic—she’ll love showing off this first Mother’s Day gift on social media.

Cozy Earth Women's Bamboo Pajamas In Stretch-Knit
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For the comfort connoisseur

Cozy Earth Bamboo Pajamas

All new moms are pretty sleep deprived. Whether she’s just recovering from birth or finally sleeping in a bit, she’ll appreciate a pair of the best pajamas more than you realize. These nursing-friendly Cozy Earth long-sleeve bamboo pajamas are made of the softest sustainable fibers that machine wash with ease (hey, spit-up happens). They come in seven neutral colors and sizes extra-small through XXXL, as well as a long option for taller women. And if she runs hot, opt for the short-sleeve set instead. Our editors can vouch for just how good they are.

Score our favorite editor-tested Cozy Earth pajamas and other products for 35% off with code READERSDIGEST from April 12 through May 16th.

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For the greenery fan

UrbanStems The Selene Bouquet

Women who love fresh flowers will adore The Selene bouquet from UrbanStems, one of our favorite online flower delivery services. The bouquet is described as being inspired by Stevie Nicks. This arrangement features roses, mini callas, veronica, delphinium, alstroemeria, mums, thistle and eucalyptus, and will remind her how gorgeous she is, inside and out.

Zend Coffee Subscription
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For the coffee drinker

Zend Coffee Subscription

There’s not a new mom on the planet who couldn’t use some caffeine, but coffee lovers will really appreciate a Zend Coffee subscription. This brand sources the highest-quality coffee beans from around the world and delivers them to your door every two, four, six or eight weeks.

If she wants a little something extra, opt to add one of three functional blends to the subscription. The beauty blend contains hyaluronic acid, biotin and vitamin C to support hair, skin and nails. The recovery blend contains turmeric, cinnamon, ginger root and black pepper extracts to support mobility, heart health and reduced inflammation. L-theanine and Rhodiola rosea are added to the serenity blend for stress relief and relaxation. Delicious coffee, functional blends and beautiful packaging make this one of our favorite coffee subscription boxes.

Luli Bebe Monaco Travel Bag
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For the mom on the go

Luli Bebé Monaco Travel Bag

Whether she’s a mom-to-be packing her hospital bag, a mom who travels for work or a mom planning a much-needed weekend getaway, Luli Bebé’s Monaco travel bag is a stylish solution. This vegan leather bag has 11 storage compartments and pockets to hold everything she’ll need no matter where she’s headed. And with all of those trips she’ll be making to snuggle her new grandbaby, this bag is also a nice gift for grandma.

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For the adventurer

Wonderfold W4 Original Quad Stroller Wagon

Life just got a whole lot easier for the mom who’s always planning her next adventure, especially if she has older children at home. This Wonderfold W4 stroller wagon seats up to four children, has all-terrain wheels and plenty of pockets and underseat storage for small coolers, diaper bags and other necessities.

This wagon is a life-saver for walks around the neighborhood, the beach or baby’s first Disney vacation. But most importantly, it makes it so much easier for mom to go out with all the kids in tow. And when the kids outgrow it, simply remove the canopy and seats and you’ve got a cart for hauling everyone’s beach bag and beach chairs on your next family vacation.

For the loungewear lover

Cozy Earth Rib-Knit Lounge Set

Comfort is key in those early days, but it’s also stylish with these no-fuss Cozy Earth short-sleeve shirt and matching joggers. Whether she’s hanging out with the new baby at home or pushing the stroller through the park, she’ll reach for this set every time. These pants are hands down one of the best-rated joggers for women and will help her feel stylish and put together in spite of all those sleepless nights.

Score these joggers and matching shirt for 35% off with code READERSDIGEST from April 12 through May 16th.

For the detail-oriented mom

MomAgenda Weekly Family Planner Pad

Life just got a whole lot busier! She’ll have plenty of pre- and postnatal appointments to keep up with, plus all of baby’s doctor visits. That’s not to mention all of the visitors, meals and other errands she may need to focus on throughout the week. The MomAgenda family planner pad will help her keep track of it all. Pair it with a gratitude journal to document all of the precious moments of her baby’s infancy.

Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag
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For the minimalist

Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

She doesn’t need to be beholden to a diaper bag every time she leaves the house. This lightweight Lululemon Everywhere belt bag is the hands-free storage essential that lets her stroll with ease. A belt bag makes one of the best Mother’s Day gifts for new moms for that reason. Plus, the fact that it comes in 13 colors, is affordable and easy to clean are welcome bonuses.

Pop 'n Go Indoor And Outdoor Playpen
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For the multi-tasking mom

Pop 'N Go Indoor and Outdoor Playpen

Soaking in that heavenly baby smell or eliciting belly laughs from your newest addition is blissful, but moms have many things they want to get done. Whether she wants to spend some time in her vegetable garden or dive into her RD book club pick, she needs a safe place to put the baby down. This Pop ‘N Go playpen offers busy moms convenience and peace of mind. Mesh sides allow visibility of the baby at all times, and a ultraviolet (UV) cover provides sun protection factor (SPF) 50 protection. It only weighs 7.2 pounds and sets up in minutes, so mom can spend less time worrying and more time doing the things she enjoys.

Rifle Paper Co. Soaring Super Mom Enamel Keychain
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For the mom who does it all

Soaring Super Mom Enamel Keychain

Not all heroes wear capes, though we think that being a mom is pretty heroic. This Rifle Paper Co. Super Mom enamel keychain will remind her just how amazing she is every time she leaves the house. We love that it weighs next to nothing and clips to car keys or a work bag. Between diaper changes, midnight feedings and toting a stroller everywhere, new moms have super powers indeed.

Light Up Shower Speaker
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For the mom who needs a break

Light-Up Shower Speaker

Sometimes the best Mother’s Day gifts for new moms are those that give her time for self care. By offering to watch the baby, for example, she can take a long, hot shower. This light-up shower speaker will drown out any phantom crying, so she can listen to her favorite podcast or tunes in peace. (Did we mention it doesn’t require batteries?) Add a box of shower steamers to help her truly relax and recharge.

Otherland Carefree 90s Candle
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For the nostalgic mom

Otherland Carefree 90s Candle

Remember what it was like growing up in the ’90s when all you had to worry about was being home in time for dinner, building up your collection of Pogs and making sure you didn’t get caught passing intricately folded notes in class? Send her back to a simpler time with this Carefree 90s candle from Otherland.

Cookie of the Month Subscription
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For the mom with a sweet tooth

Cookie of the Month Subscription

Easy-to-grab treats are key in those early days as a new mom. Make sure she has plenty to go around with a Cookie of the Month subscription from Cratejoy. These delicious treats are made by Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop, so she’ll get fresh-baked cookies from Brooklyn right to her door. You can choose between one-, three-, six- and 12-month subscription plans, and she’ll be enjoying chocolate chip, s’mores, sprinkle, amaretti and more cookie flavors in no time.

This award-winning Emmaline robe from Kindred Bravely keeps new mamas comfortable in every stage of motherhoodfrom pregnancy to nursing. Made of super-soft material with an easy-to-unwrap front, it’s ideal for packing in her hospital bagor practically living in for the whole first year. It has three-quarter sleeves, a belt and side pockets she’ll use for stashing late night essentials like tissues, lip balm and pacifiers. And with two belt loopsone waist-level loop and one higher loop for accommodating a baby bump—this robe can be worn for many years to come.

Personalized Family Charm Bracelet
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For the proudest new mom

Personalized Family Charm Bracelet

This personalized charm bracelet gives a whole new meaning to wearing her heart on her sleeve. The adjustable bangle features a stainless steel heart charm, a pewter disc hand stamped with the baby’s name and a Swarovski crystal birthstone charm.

Magic Hour Cosmic Gemstone Apothecary Gift Set
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For the astrologer

Cosmic Gemstone Apothecary Gift Set

Giving birth can make anyone feel off balance at first. Help her get back into cosmic alignment with tea that’s been blended specifically for her astrological sign. Each cosmic gemstone apothecary gift set is specific to each birth month. Stunning violet-glass apothecary jars of wellness tea are also included, as well as an emerald star tea strainer. Talk about a fun gift for the astrology lover in your life.

Anthropologie Eyelet Midi Dress
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For the stylish mom

By Anthropologie Eyelet Midi Dress

If she doesn’t love loungewear but isn’t quite ready to get back into her favorite jeans, she’ll love this flattering Anthropologie midi dress. It gives mom a chance to dress up for the day or evening. Plus, it’s machine washable for any unexpected baby accidents. Featuring a trendy square neck with eyelet detail, this flowing dress with pockets will make her feel comfortable, stylish and beautiful.

With additional reporting by Bryce Gruber and Megan Wood.