15 Mother’s Day gift ideas for new and expecting moms
Find the perfect gift for her first Mother's Day.
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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you have a new or expecting mother in your life, you probably want to get her something special—after all, it’s her first Mother’s Day!
Whether you want to go the silly, practical, or sentimental route, we’ve got some ideas on how you can make this holiday one to remember. Check out these 15 Mother’s Day gift ideas for new and expecting moms—there’s something here to fit just about everyone’s taste and budget.
1. An espresso machine for liquid energy
Most new parents experience at least a few sleepless nights, which is why any new mother will appreciate a high-quality espresso machine. Personally, we’d recommend the Nespresso CitiZ, which earned the title of Best Overall Pod Espresso Maker in our tests.
2. A quirky coffee mug
If a whole espresso machine isn’t in your budget, you can get new mother’s the next best thing: a tongue-in-cheek coffee mug!
3. A mouthwatering basket of treats
Did you know Amazon sells gift baskets? With so many to choose from, you’ll be tempted to buy one of these bad boys for yourself. This Grand Gift Basket comes with chocolate-covered pretzels, caramel popcorn, peanut brittle, and more, making it perfect for Mother’s Day.
4. An auto-rocking sleeper
This highly-rated baby sleeper and playtime seat makes a wonderful gift for both mother and baby. It has two rocking speeds and plays several songs to help lull little ones to sleep in no time.
5. A super-smart robot vacuum
Whether they're pregnant or taking care of a new baby, most mothers would love if they could erase “vacuuming” from their to-do list. With the LG Hom-Bot Robotic Vacuum, which aced our robot vacuum tests, they won’t have to lift a finger to keep the floor spic and span.
6. An organic weekly meal box
This Mother’s Day, you can give the gift of great food (without the hassle of grocery shopping) with a meal box subscription. In particular, the meals from Green Chef stand out from competitors thanks to their organic ingredients, flavorful recipes, and varied meal plans—check out our full review here!
7. A soothing nursery night light
One of the most wished-for baby products on Amazon is the Hatch Baby Rest Night Light and Sound Machine. Reviewers love the modern look, gentle light, and numerous noises that this device provides, saying that it makes a perfect addition to any nursery.
8. A pocket printer for baby pics
Make it easy for new moms to print their cutest baby pictures with the Prynt Pocket. This pocket-sized printer is our favorite because it connects straight to your phone, allowing moms to quickly print stickers and images to share with friends and family.
9. A cheeky bedtime book for parents
As you might have guessed from the title, this isn’t a children’s bedtime book. However, it’s a must-have for new parents. Go the F**k to Sleep addresses the frustrations of parenting in a hilarious way that will have parents stifling their laughter so they don't wake the baby up. There’s a reason it has almost 3,000 5-star reviews.
10. A pampering basket of bath bombs
Both new and expecting moms will love taking a relaxing bath with one of the 12 bath bombs in this gift set. These ones are incredibly moisturizing and smell amazing, making them perfect for at-home pampering.
11. A photo frame and baby handprint kit
This unique photo frame is one of the top-rated baby gifts on Amazon. In addition to two photo spaces, it comes with a piece of clay where parents can press their baby’s feet or hands, creating a beautiful, personalized memento.
12. A home helper to lend a helping hand
Parents often wish they had an extra set of hands to help around the house, and while an Echo Dot doesn’t have actual hands, it can still be an incredibly helpful tool. With an Echo Dot, parents can ask Alexa to reorder diapers, play soothing music, check their schedule for the day, and much more.
13. A relaxing essential oil diffuser
Don’t underestimate the calming power of smell. After a long day, pregnant or new moms will love kicking back next to this aromatherapy essential oil diffuser. This one is the best one we've ever tested and moms can run it all day for continuous good scents.
14. Adorable photo props for growing babies
One of the latest parenting trends is taking “milestone” pictures of your baby bump or newborn. If you know a mother who plans to take these adorable photos, why not get her some cute props? These Photo Blocks feature numbers, as well as words like "months," "weeks" and "years," allowing moms to take great pics for the ‘Gram.
15. A sweet recipe box for family meals
This beautiful Kate Spade Recipe Box would make a great Mother’s Day present for anyone who loves to cook or bake. Moms can collect family-favorite recipes as their kids grow, then start cooking with the whole family when they're big enough to hold a measuring cup.
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