Looking for some first Mother's Day gift ideas? Before you buy a pregnant person or the mom of an infant more stuff for the baby, remember that this holiday is all about Mama. So ditch the soft stuffed animal or bespoke baby book this Mother's Day and buy her what moms really need in those exhausting-but-wonderful months of pregnancy or first months of motherhood.
We've rounded up all the things you need to make the new mom in your life feel spoiled on Mother's Day, from the comfiest clothing to the perfect ingredients for a good night's sleep, which, let's be honest, she probably needs most.
Cozy gifts for new moms
Because moms want to be comfy, but they don't want to sacrifice style. These first Mother's Day gift ideas will make sure she gets the best of both worlds.
If the motto on the socks seems to ring true of this mother, gift these "sturdy" and "cute" pair of socks to her to serve as a reminder. Reviewers also noted that these socks make "gift-giving easy."
When she finally gets a chance to relax, make sure she does so in the most comfy pajamas possible. This silk satin set is loved by over 13,000 shoppers, plus it comes in dozens of colors and is offered in sixes up to 3X.
Effortlessly stylish and oh-so comfortable, these iconic Puma sneakers are available in pink and blue, making them a cute gift for the mom who has just welcomed a baby boy or girl.
A sun-protective cardigan that comes in tons of colors and prints? Mom is sure to love this soft and cozy sweater that works perfectly for shielding skin from the summer sun.
Spanx has new moms covered with these fashionable leggings. Great under another layer or on their own, shoppers love that these leggings are shaping and supportive.
April showers bring May flowers and what better way to ring in this month than with these floral pajamas? Reviewers rave about the quality of the fabric with this brand, because they're "so comfy and great to lounge and sleep in for cool spring nights."
This incredibly soft maxi dress from JJ Winks is designed as a nightgown but doubles as the perfect comfortable maxi dress for a day out.
Coffee and tea gifts for new moms
Because little sleep and lots to do makes a new mom yearn for a pick-me-up.
For a mug that sports her new title, gift her with this one that captures spring perfectly in a pattern. This design and style is also available in a dish towel, if that's more her style. Reviewers love this "super adorable" dishware that they've also gifted to mothers in their life as well.
For coffee on-the-go, gift her with this tumblr that can take up to 10 ounces of her favorite blend with her. Available in eight colors, from neon green to neutrals, the slider lid prevents any from spilling out.
She's going to need plenty of caffeine to get her through those first few months. For the moms that take their coffee very seriously, consider gifting this triple-filtered French press. It is well-loved by shoppers, with over 23,000 perfect five-star ratings on Amazon.
Whether Mom prefers light lavender or glossy turquoise, this coffee mug from Corkcicle comes in a variety of colors and is designed to keep her coffee hot both at home and on the go.
This box comes with four artisan coffees and four chocolate bars so mom can test pairings every day until she finds her favorite. Not only will she appreciate the caffeine boost, it'll also give her something to look forward to in her daily routine.
If Mom's a tea drinker, help her warm hot water fast with this beautiful electric tea kettle, part of Drew Barrymore's latest line for Walmart.
The easiest way to make cafe-quality coffee from home, this simple-to-use espresso machine makes cappuccinos, lattes and espresso shots at the touch of a button.
Organizational gifts for new moms
Because figuring out mom life can be overwhelming.
Personalize the cover of this Erin Condren planner with photos that will make Mom smile. With dated planner pages, sticker sheets and a folder to keep loose papers, it's sure to help her stay organized in this new phase of life.
Does Mom spend a lot of time driving in the car? She might appreciate a functional gift that serves multiple purposes, like this dual organizer and kick mat seat protector.
This organization vault will keep all of the documents Mom has to manage for the new baby, herself and the rest of the family in a safe and accessible place. When closed, it can easily be slide underneath a desk or on a bookshelf to be hidden in plain sight.
This colorful vegan leather bag can be work as a fanny pack or a crossbody bag. With an interior hook, a pocket for antibacterial wipes and a detachable changing pad, it's the perfect accessory for a mom who wants to be a bit more hands-free than she'd be with a diaper bag.
Relaxing gifts for new moms
Because babies are cute, but they're also up all night.
A sleep mask might be just the thing a new mom needs to catch some zzz's. These contoured ones have more than 30,000 perfect five-star ratings on Amazon.
Made with simple ingredients like goat milk, coconut oil and shea butter, this lavender-scented body lotion is perfect to smooth on before bedtime for relaxing aromatherapy all night long.
This wellness product delivers double benefits: In addition to diffusing essential oils, it releases air purifying Himalayan salt. It also looks beautiful when gently lit and comes with 10 different essential oils to diffuse.
No more waking up thirsty with this Stanley water jug, which keeps water ice cold for hours and holds up to 64 ounces. When Mom has this cooling water bottle by her bedside, she can take a few sips and go right back to sleep.
This meditation box can help her drift off to dreamland. It's non-digital so she won't deal with pesky blue light from a screen keeping her up even longer. With the keys, she can control which theme, session and duration she wants.
This heavenly pillow is cool on both sides and made from an advanced water-formed gel that's more breathable than memory foam. It's also infused with calming and cooling aloe vera extract.
When the baby starts sleeping through the night, Mom might have trouble getting shut eye herself. This luxurious, organic cotton weighted blanket from Bearaby could help her sleep better and also reduce anxiety and stress.
If Mom wakes up with the baby at night, she'll be able to rock her little one back to sleep peacefully with this beautiful glider chair. It's also the perfect place for reading a book and settling down before bed.
Self-care gifts for new moms
Because it can be hard to feel like a person when you're taking care of a tiny one.
These great-smelling sugar scrubs are perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing in one step in the shower — a perk for new moms who are pressed for alone time.
If she doesn't have enough time to dedicate to a nail appointment, these press-on nails can give her a new manicure in 10 minutes or less. Olive and June offers different options in terms of length, from extra short to long nails, plus the choice between solid colors and fun designs like these flowers.
New moms deserve to pamper themselves. Sheet masks are an easy way to make her feel luxurious and refreshed without having to leave the comfort of her bed.
Easy to apply with major staying power, these magnetic lashes are perfect for days when Mom wants to up her makeup routine without the continued maintenance of eyelash extensions.
This bestseller from Etsy can have up to 10 personalized birthstone leaves and has a selection of four different chain colors.
New moms might not have much time to spend on their hair, but this priming spray can add a little bit of pampering into any morning routine. This micro-mist serum primer smells so good, and will give Mom a quick boost of luxury as she gets ready for her busy day.
New moms' hands go through a lot — sometimes they need a little TLC. This creamy balm nourishes, moisturizes and protects skin for softer hands.
For a quick and easy touch-up, whether she's headed to the grocery store or for a date night, this hair straightener heats up in "less than a minute," said one reviewer during Shop TODAY's Beauty Awards. Another noted how easily this product is to use, with little to no reparations compared to other devices.
"I also liked the width of this hair straightener, it got solid sections of my hair, but was small enough to make sure the sections I did came out straight," said senior social media editor Kate McCarthy.
For a less traditional take on a Mother’s Day classic, this customizable birthstone necklace features an adorable lineup of baby birds standing on a branch with Mom.