While a new baby is often the center of attention, it’s important to remember that new moms need some love, too. Check out the best year-round postpartum gifts for a new mom in your life.
Being a new mother is exhausting. It’s hard work, and the days are filled with many ups and downs. Often, the focus from friends and loved ones is on the new addition in the family, begging the question: what about mom?
So, we’re thrilled to see you searching for a special gift for a new mom in your life – thank you for thinking of her and recognizing that new moms need love, too.
Within this gift roundup, you’ll find creative and thoughtful gifts of all kinds for newly postpartum moms. Make sure to keep an eye out for exclusive deals and savings, too.
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Finding the best postpartum gifts for mom
The gifts found in this guide are perfect for showing a new mom you’re thinking of her.
Keep in mind: mom doesn’t need to be newly postpartum to receive a thoughtful gift.
These presents would be perfect for Mother’s Day, her birthday, baby’s birthday, during the holiday season, or simply because you appreciate her.
Also, we’ve done our best to round up thoughtful and unique gifts from small businesses but have sprinkled in a few from our favorite big retailers that mom is sure to love.
To make your shopping easier, we’ve broken out the categories by price-point so you can find the perfect postpartum gift based on how much you’d like to spend.
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The best postpartum gifts for mom under $500
The below gifts are perfect for splitting with friends or family members to gift to the new mom in your life.
On-Demand Massage Package
While the package price varies depending on how many massages you gift, we love the idea of two or more massages so mom can really reap the benefits of therapeutic bodywork.
The beauty of Zeel? The certified massage therapist comes to her home—no leaving the house required.
Sakara Five-Day Meal Delivery
Get five days of nourishing, organic, plant-rich meals delivered right to mama’s doorstep made with the highest quality ingredients. No additional meal prep or cooking is required. You can save 20% with code XOHELLOPP at checkout.
A quality high-speed blender like this one is a great time-saving option for a tired and busy mom. She (or someone else) can whip up nutrient-dense and healing soups, smoothies, sauces, and more to keep her recovery on track.
Gold ‘Mama’ Necklace
While jewelry won’t help a new mom heal from birth, this solid gold ‘Mama’ necklace is the perfect way to celebrate her new title in life. It’s often on sale, too.
The best gifts for new moms under $250
We love the items selected for this price point because they’re about quality, not quantity, and something she will have in her life for years to come.
Organic Pima Cotton Romper
One-piece options are a no-brainer for any new mom. This romper has no uncomfortable waistbands to irritate a newly postpartum body is breastfeeding-friendly. And yes, there are pockets to stash the million little items moms constantly tote around.
Sakara Three-Day Meal Delivery
Purchase a Sakara gift card for $250 and send a newly postpartum mom three days of ready-to-eat, plant-rich meals right to her doorstep.
Hint: tell mom to use discount code XOHELLOPP when buying her meal program to save 20% – then, her program price will drop to under $250.
Neutral Medium-Weight Quilt
While many new moms are short on sleep, there’s nothing better than climbing into a nicely made bed complete with the perfect year-round quilt. It’s also great to cozy up on the couch while nursing or feeding the little one.
Essential Oils Collection
These essential oils are third-party tested, pure, and gentle enough (when properly diluted) to be used on mom and baby to help with sleep, milk supply, digestion, anxious feelings, immune system support, and more.
Pair the oils with this helpful book for the perfect gift of wellness and calm.
Oversized Cashmere Wrap
This cozy cashmere piece is perfect for keeping mama warm and comfortable. It’s breastfeeding-friendly (if she’s into that) and made with sustainable and responsibly sourced cashmere. It feels like a wearable blanket and it’s currently on sale.
Silver ‘Mama’ Necklace
Much like the gold ‘Mama’ necklace featured above, this silver ‘Mama’ necklace is delicate, easy-to-layer, and will quickly become her favorite piece of jewelry.
The best gifts for new moms under $100
Pick one or pick a few; these gifts are all great options for mama to feel cared for and supported.
Advanced Hydration Mask
This mask is formulated with high-quality ingredients to soothe even the most tired, dull skin. Even a few minutes of caring for herself can make any new mama feel more like her old self. Bonus points if you watch the little one while she creates a moment or two of self-care.
‘Mama’ Printed Organic Sweatshirt
Available in a few different color options, this organic sweatshirt is the perfect addition to any new mom’s closet. It’s made in the USA out of buttery-soft and lightweight cotton fabric and looks great with her favorite pair of yoga pants.
Super-Soft Silk PJ Set
What’s better than silk PJs that are actually comfortable, washable, and well-designed? These pajamas are less than $100 and some of the comfiest we could find.
All-Natural Self-Care Box
An Etsy Pick! This sweet little gift box features hand-made items for mom and baby with delicate and pure ingredients. Mama can care for her little one while caring for herself.
Sherpa Robe with Pockets
Currently on clearance! Great to throw on for middle-of-the-night feedings and late-night trips to the nursery. This machine-washable robe is the real MVP of the early postpartum days.
The best postpartum gifts for mom under $50
Last but certainly not least, these gifts won’t break the bank and will bring a smile to any tired mama’s face.
Three Months of Audible
Late-night feeding sessions often leave moms bleary-eyed and endlessly scrolling the internet. Instead, a three-month subscription to Audible will help mama sit back and listen to the books she loves. She can even try a 30-day free trial.
Mind and Body Recovery Gel
This soothing gel is formulated with natural ingredients to help promote relaxation and soothe away tension. It’s perfect for rubbing on achy hips, feet, and shoulders.
Organic Snack Box
Motherhood requires a lot of snacks, no matter where a new mom is on her postpartum journey. This snack box filled with high-protein, organic individually wrapped organic snacks is the perfect gift for any mom who needs a little extra nourishment.
Rose Salt Bath Soak
Every aching body deserves a relaxing salt bath soak. This particular bath blend features six different salt types, including Pink Himalayan salt and Epsom, to give mama’s aching muscles a break.
Herbal Weighted Eye Pillow
While sleep is often hard to come by in the early months of motherhood, we should at least try to make the zzz’s count when we can. This lavender-infused eye-pillow not only looks beautiful but can help sleepy moms get the most out of their sleep.
Keepsake ‘Mother’s Ring’
Crafted in a thin, delicate gold band, this special Nahiku Mother’s Ring is a sentimental gift to help any new mom keep her little ones close to her heart.
Choosing the best gifts for a new mom
If you still haven’t found the perfect postpartum gift, consider these often overlooked gift – yet very appreciated – gift ideas:
- A homemade meal (or two)
- A pre-paid housecleaning session
- Walk the dogs for an hour
- Play with the older children
- Wash + fold the laundry (mom’s included)
- Clean the house and empty the trash
- Stock the pantry with nourishing snacks
- A freezer stash of homemade lactation cookies
No matter what you decide to gift a new mom, know that your efforts help more than you know. This time in a mother’s life can feel hectic, overwhelming, and joyful – often all at the same time.
When we take a moment to show moms how much we’re thinking of them and how much we appreciate them, they feel nurtured and cared for. They can then pour some of that love into themselves and their little ones.