Top 10 Gifts for New Moms Regardless of Their Registry

Gifts for New Moms

Choosing the right gift for a new mom doesn’t necessarily mean you need to pore over pages of registry items. In fact, sometimes the best gift you can give is the one they don’t even know they need! Whether it’s a family member, family friend, or coworker…if you’re looking for a cool gift for a mom-to-be, this is the post for you! Keep scrolling for some fresh, out-of-the-box ideas and some classic favorites any new mom is sure to love. And the best part? Everything is now on sale!

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Chic Tote

Every new mom needs a diaper bag for baby essentials, but it doesn’t have to look like a “diaper bag”. It can be a super chic tote that she’ll use for years to come – not just those infant days. This gorgeous leather tote by Frame is practical, sophisticated and a little more luxe for mom!

Nursing Friendly PJs

Most moms would never dream of registering for something that’s really just for them. This is where you swoop in! These Moonlight pajamas are made of the dreamiest material, they are generous in size (although you could size up for a new mom) and they are nursing-friendly with working buttons down the front. Also linking a plush robe that would be equally as comforting and inviting for a tired new mom!

Plush Blankie

Baby blankets are pretty much a no-brainer, so why not get her the softest one you can find! This Little Giraffe blanket is incredibly plush and cozy. I have purchased it as a gift many times and it’s always a huge hit. They are usually around $100, but it’s now on sale for under $64. Available in 7 colors!

No-Fuss Onesie

This hooded baby bunting is adorable for a boy or girl. It’s soft and cozy and so easy for mom to dress baby quickly for walks or when rushing out the door. Fuss-free AND cute…what mom doesn’t love that?

Baby Book - Modernized

This digital frame allows mom to upload photos from her phone and can be turned on its side for both vertical and horizontal images. It keeps all those new baby photos on display where everyone can enjoy them with no effort at all.

Work Out The Kinks

Here's another unexpected new mom gift. As beautiful as they are, new babies can wreak havoc on mom’s body – feeding, carrying those heavy car seats, sleeping (and mostly not sleeping!) in awkward positions as she acquaints herself with her “new” body. This hand-held dual massager combats cramps, knots and tension - an indulgent gift she’ll use and love.

Baby Swing Must Have

For a more traditional gift, a soothing and safe baby swing is really a must-have for any new parent. This one has a selection of nature sounds and soft music and the swing automatically activates when baby gets fussy. Where was this 20 years ago? Plus it's neural, sleek, minimalistic, and lightweight!

Foldable Bathtub

This collapsible bathtub is perfect for bath and shower stalls. It has a temperature-sensitive plug so new moms can get alerted to the water temp (genius!). And, the foldable design makes it super practical for easy storage and travel.

Sleep & Play

This 3-in-one playard is great for a new mom but also amazing to have at your home if you are taking care of baby. It’s a bassinet, toddler sleep space, sturdy playard, and can also be used as a changing table, so it will be useful for years. Reviewers say it’s lightweight and can be opened/collapsed with one hand. I like the sleek design and earthy colors.

Stroller Lottery

This is the Cadillac of strollers…you can push and collapse it with one hand, it has a bassinet and toddler seat, and it can be used for infants and children up to 50 pounds. If you want to impress a new mom or dad in your life, they'll feel like they won the stroller lottery with this beauty.
Meet the writer's series, home writer, Susan Harold
Susan Harold
Susan is the Busbee Style Digital Content Editor and a contributing writer. She has spent the last 25 years working in the magazine publishing industry as a content, circulation, and marketing consultant. Susan resides in sunny San Diego, CA with her husband and pathetically perfect pup, Rusty, and loves visiting with her 2 sons when they're home from college. With a passion for pretty things, witty words, travel, and all things family, writing HOME content comes naturally because, truth be told, her homebody game is strong! There’s no place like home!

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