Choosing a Gift for a New Mom

Posted by Amanda Grace on February 13, 2015

Welcoming a new baby into the world is something that you are certainly excited to have the honor of doing. However, you’re still stuck trying to decide the perfect gift for new mom and baby. You want the gift to be useful, creative and thoughtful, as well as something that will be enjoyed. What in the world can you gift a new mom and baby? Take a look at some of the best gift ideas around, and take your pick. She is sure to love the gift that you select.

Baby Baskets

Baskets are one of the most popular gifts for new baby. You can create your own basket by choosing from many different items for mom and/or baby. Some baskets even have items for both! You can also select pre-made baskets, which contain various welcoming items. The best thing about a gift basket is that it is cute and cuddly and so welcoming. Baskets are available for both girl as well as boy. And, the baskets are available in all price ranges with the items that you want to give. Among the items that can be found inside of gift baskets:

  • Onsies
  • Diaper Wipes
  • Bottles
  • Pacifiers
  • Washcloths
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Baby Lotion
  • Baby Towels
  • Baby Toys
  • Bath Toys
  • Teddy Bears/ Stuffed Animals
  • Photo Albums
  • Bibs
  • Hairbrush/ Comb
  • More


Maid Service

Whether it is for a day, a week, a month or an entire year, any new mom is sure to appreciate the helping hand that a maid service offers. It isn’t easy transitioning inot parenthood with a newborn. It seems there is always something to do but never enough time. With maid services, moms can take a breather knowing the house is clean. You can choose a great gift certificate from your favorite cleaning company and make one new mom very happy!

A Tablet

Mom is going to want to capture every single moment of her new bundle of joy’s life. With a tablet, she can do just that while also recording video and having access to many apps and features in the palm of her hand. With a new baby in tow, having easy access via a tablet can make life so much easier!  


You might be surprised to learn how many diapers a baby can use in the course of a week. Mom will certainly appreciate a gift of diapers. You can choose as many packs of your favorite brand of diapers, and give mom a great gift that will certainly be put to good use. Choose newborn size, or size one. You might ask the new mom what size she has already in stock. Those newborn diapers can only be used for a short time period after baby is born.

Spa Gift Certificate

After recuperating just a bit, mom is sure to love to get away for a little bit of relaxation and pampering. Why not help her indulge by providing a gift of a spa gift certificate? You can choose the amount of the gift certificate, and mom  can use it whenever it is convenient for her. At the spa she can enjoy services which include massages, steam rooms, manicures, pedicures, and so much more.

Personalized Baby Blanket or Photo Album

Personalized gifts are popular for new baby. She is sure to appreciate a soft and snuggly blanket personalized with baby’s name and date of birth or even a photo album to store all of those photos she will be snapping. Her heart will melt when you offer her a personalized gift that she can cherish forever.


Flowers are always very nice. They brighten up the day and send joy through the air. New moms will love to have a beautiful bouquet of flowers delivered their way. Tulips and lilies are always popular flower choices for welcoming baby, but there are plenty others that you can take your pick from. You can even include a ‘It’s a Boy’ or an ‘It’s a Girl’ stick inside of the flowers. Add balloons, stuffed animals, or even candies to complete the gift. 


These are just a few of the ideas that work perfectly for gifting to a new mother. When you gift her with any of the items above, you are providing a gift that she will be very thankful to receive. These are just some things that you can give, however. Keep in mind that creativity goes a long way when you want to find a great gift for a new mom and baby. 

Which of these ideas do you like the most?