She's probably been more focused on signing up for the best baby registries and filling up her newborn checklist, which is exactly why she needs a little pampering for herself. Here are some of our favorite gifts new moms secretly want, but probably won't ask for.
Oh, and make sure she signs up for a totally free Amazon Baby welcome box if she loves freebies.
Give your BFF this post-delivery all-natural care package. The 'Almost a Mommy Gift Set' contains nine luxury gifts that honor both mom and baby.Merchant
The adorably-packaged box ships fast and free for Prime members and is under $40. That makes it one of the best affordable ideas, too.
Those first few weeks with baby are tough, and any new mom will be looking for some cozy yet stylish clothes to wear. These leggings are actually maternity tights, so there’s plenty of stretch to mold to a new mom’s changing body.Photo: Merchant
Plus, paired with a long tunic and necklace, yoga pants are essentially eveningwear, right?
Whether it’s a weekly food service like Chef’s Plate, with a box of everything needed to prep a meal at home, or a local catering company in your neighborhood that drops off already-cooked gourmet meals, the way to the heart is through the stomach.Photo: Erik Putz
You can also make a home-cooked meal or delicious baked goods to bring over—trust us, the new parents will be eternally grateful.
If you opt to breastfeed, it's fairly likely that you're going to deal with some sore ta-tas. These super soft pads are made with 100% cotton flannel and filled with flax seed that can be heated up to help clear clogged ducts, prevent mastitis and maximize milk output while pumping.
They also relieve pain associated with infections, pumping and let down, or you can pop them in the freezer and use them to help relieve engorgement.
For whatever reason, becoming a new mom seems to comes hand-in-hand with dry and problematic skin—especially if you’re breastfeeding.Merchant
This Fig.1 bundle was designed with pregnant and nursing parents in mind. Featuring six full-sized Fig.1 products for full AM and PM routines, it's a guaranteed homerun. Each product is dermatologist and allergy tested on all skin tones and types—woohoo!
This may not be the sexiest gift, but it is practical. Based in Vancouver, this gifting company prides itself in sourcing only the best products, tested by real moms.Photo: Merchant
This gift set comes with organic perineal balm to soothe any tears, bottom spray, maternity pads and a couple pairs of those fabulous mesh undies you wish you stole from the hospital—you’re welcome.
Those first few weeks at home with your baby can get busy, leaving you very little time to sit down to a proper meal. Snack guilt-free with a subscription box full of yummy snacks vetted by a certified holistic health coach.Photo: Cratejoy.com
She'll discover tons of natural, organic products without ever having to make a trip to the grocery store. Yum!
A subscription to a monthly beauty box is a sweet gift that keeps on giving. There are plenty on the market, but we’re big fans of FabFitFun. It’s jam-packed with everything from beauty goodies to lifestyle treats. $50 US per month (plus shipping).Photo: FabFitFun
Recent boxes have been filled with full-size prestige beauty items, game-changing comfy slippers, yoga and stretching gear as well as silky pillowcases. And if you love this idea, check out our guide to the best subscription boxes for Mom.
The gift of a clean house, guys—that’s what she wants. A one-time deep clean or a weekly or monthly service will mean the world to tired new parents.Photo: iStockphoto
Gee, you know what else would go really well with those Bluetooth headphones? A subscription to Spotify or Apple Music. That way, she can get down with all her favorite music, commercial-free.Getty
A subscription to a streaming service like Netflix, Crave or Hulu is awesome, too—she needs entertainment for all those nighttime feedings. Spotify, $10 per month, spotify.com; Apple Music, $10 per month, apple.com. Our favorite du jour? Amazon Music because the library of over 100,000,000 songs, artists and podcasts goes on forever—and you can get 30 days totally free. Plus, she'll use it to play baby and toddler jams down the road.
It’s too much work to leave the house with a new baby in tow, so why not call in a manicurist to pamper the new mom at home?Photo: iStockphoto
Gift cards make no-fail presents. Team up with friends and give a big one (that robe from Anthropologie, come on!) or tackle a few gift cards individually from different places. We love Saje, Lush, Gap and Indigo, but anywhere that will appeal to the new mom and give her the ability to shop for herself deserves an A+ (and if they deliver to her door, even better).
Better yet, you can give the gift of an Amazon Prime membership—or just get a free 30-day Prime trial to score loads of fast-shipping items for yourself.Photos: Merchant
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