40 Best Gifts For New Moms That She'll Actually Use

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With the vast majority of products out there made for newborns and their parents, it can be challenging to pick out the best gift for new moms that they'll actually use.

You might be wondering what a good gift is and either want to buy her something practical and functional to help with her new baby or you might want to buy her something that will encourage her to relax and keep sight of her old, pre-mommy self.

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If you want some ideas for the best gifts for new moms, here's your guide.

1. Go the F**k to Sleep Book

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New mothers are true fighters as they somehow are able to function, even if not efficiently, with zero to no sleep.

This comical book called "Go the F**k to Sleep" is a comical book for parents who understand the struggles and frustrations of trying to put their kids to sleep. 

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2. Amazon Kindle

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Speaking of reading, it would be nice if you could treat your new mom friend with a brand new Amazon Kindle to catch up on some reading and give her a chance to escape from her life by reading about someone else's life.

She can also use this in her free time and if she doesn't feel like physically reading she can listen to her book as well. 

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3. Spafinder gift card

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What your new mom friend is dreaming of is probably a nice relaxing day all to herself and you can give that to her with a Spafinder gift card. 

With this amazing card, she can make her dreams of having a hot massage and relaxing afternoon a reality. 

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4. Motivational Gallon Water Bottle 

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When you're a new mother you're so busy it's easy to forget to keep yourself hydrated.

This fun and colorful water bottle can help with that as it has a timeline throughout the day followed by motivational words to encourage you to drink water throughout the day. 

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5. Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio

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If you can't give your new mom friend a trip to the spa or get a facial bring them to her with a hydration facial kit. Coco Rose Herbivore Botanicals has a perfect hydration trio set that has scents of rose and coconut to nourish the skin and bring some life back to dull and dry skin. 

Where to buy: Nordstrom, $39

6. Mavogel Cotton Sleep Eye Mask

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New mothers need all the help they can get when it comes to sleeping aids and a blackout eye mask can help them fall asleep faster. This eye mask is also very comfortable and is soft and breathable while also blocking out all gaps of light getting in. 

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7. Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 Repairing Treatment

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When you're a new mother it can be hard to find time to get a full night of sleep, let alone have the time to go out and get your hair done, go shopping, or get your nails done. Therefore, you have to do these sorts of things from home and with a professional hair treatment, this can be achieved. 

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8. Pink Stork Flakes: Pregnancy Bath Salt

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There's nothing better than relaxing in a nice bath after a long hard working day with a glass of wine. If your new mom friend needs something to spice up her bath game then give her some good quality bath salts that can provide a number of cosmetic and health benefits.

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9. RESTEK Back and Neck Massager

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New moms are always in need of a good massage after the pain they have been put through for the past 9 months, therefore the greatest gift is an at-home massage. This neck and back massager with heat is perfect to get out the knots and pain in your body. 

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10. Pillow Slides Slippers 

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These slippers were a hit this year on Amazon because they are supposedly the comfiest slippers ever. New moms are always in need of some comfy shoes to walk in as they probably have been put through it from carrying so much extra weight on them from the pregnancy. 

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11. Silky Soft Swaddle Blanket from Aden + Anais

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These swaddle blankets are a brand favored by celebs and even the royals as they are just that good. The fabric is 100% Viscose from Bamboo which is perfect to cradle your new mom friend's little baby. 

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12. Philips SmartSleep Sleep and Wake-Up Light

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If you're having trouble falling asleep then this light is supposed to help. This is a perfect gift for a new mom as a night light that imitates the sunrise and sunset might help with sleep and getting on a normal sleep schedule. 

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13. Earth Mama A Little Something for Mama-to-Be Gift Set

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This little organic travel-size gift set is perfect to give to your new mama friend that needs to be pampered. The Earth Mama set includes travel-sized Ginger Fresh Deodorant, Morning Wellness Body Wash, Belly Butter, Belly Oil & Orange Ginger Lip Balm. 

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14. Eberjey Gisele Sleep Shirt

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This well-known and renounced brand Eberjay is a perfect nightdress for a new mom to wear to bed. With cool to the touch 95% modal jersey and 5% spandex, it's a durable and cozy high-quality fabric that won't crease or shrink after multiple wears

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15. Boba Baby Wrap Carrier

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Nothing compares to this baby wrap carrier as it's stylish, comfy, and ergonomic and hugs you in all the right places, and your baby too. This is a great gift for the mom on the go. 

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16. ESARORA Ice Roller for Face & Eye

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The best remedy for a puffy face in the morning is an ice roller or jade roller to depuff the face and roll out any puffiness and inflammation. This is a great gift for a new mom who struggles with that in the mornings and needs a new remedy to de-puff her face. 

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17. Organic Nipple Butter Breastfeeding Cream by Earth Mama

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Treat your nipples right with some nourishing nipple cream from Earth Mama. This is an essential gift for new mothers as breastfeeding can be a constant pain, especially with a teething baby. Give your new mom friend relief with this organic nipple butter. 

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18. Bio-Oil Skincare Oil

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After giving birth, a new mother is going to have to deal with stretch marks and even scars if she had to get a c-section when giving birth. Whatever the case, they want something that will help them fade those scars as soon as possible so they can feel better about themselves if those marks make them insecure.

This body oil for scars and stretch marks is a fan favorite for new mothers. 

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19. Owlet Duo Smart Baby Monitor with HD Video, Oxygen, and Heart Rate

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After having a baby, lots of new moms might feel constant anxiety over their baby's safety. That's why baby monitors are a great gift for anxious mothers who want to keep track of their baby while sleeping.

This monitor includes audio and video streaming to your phone and tracks your baby’s heart rate and oxygen level. 

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20. Neato Robotics Botvac D7 Connected Robot Vacuum

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For the mothers who are neat freaks and need their house to be spotless even with a newborn baby then a robot vacuum is a perfect gift. This vacuum is perfect to clean all the messes without you having to do any of the work and it works both on carpets and hardwood floors.

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21. NICETOWN Full Shading Curtains for Windows

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Once again, sleep is of the utmost importance to a new mother as she will most likely be exhausted a lot of the time so anything that can help her sleep is a great gift. These blackout curtains are an Amazon favorite and come in a variety of colors. 

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22. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

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Who knew there was a mug out there that can control the temperature of your tea or coffee? This amazing smart tech mug has the ability to keep a drink at the perfect temperature — anywhere between 120 and 145 degrees, all set through a connected app — so your new mom can come back to a warm cup of coffee even after forgetting she poured it two hours ago.

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23. Monthly Milestone Blanket & Frame Set

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This is the perfect gift for the new moms out there who want to show off their baby's growth over Instagram. This blanket set comes with a custom frame you can put over each month's number to keep track of the photos. 

Where to buy: Nordstrom, $22.50

24. New and Improved Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced Formula Dispenser Machine

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If breastfeeding isn't for you and you only want to stick to baby formula then this is a great gift you can give your new mom friend if she needs extra help with that. This automatic power blending formula machine can make the perfect bottle for your baby by mixing formula and water to a perfect consistency and temperature. 

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25. Ethan & Emma Stroller Organizer for Smart Moms

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Does your new mom friend have a stroller but not enough storage in it to hold her personal items? If so then this is the perfect gift for her with this stroller organizer meant to hold diapers, phones, keys, toys, and has a detachable bag.

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26. The Play Gym by Lovevery

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Who knew play gyms for babies could be so expensive? Why not help your friend who is a recent new mom and give her baby a gift of a fun baby play gym. This set has 100% baby-safe materials, including an organic ball and teether, a sustainable wood batting toy, and 4 interchangeable learning card sets.

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27. Burt's Bees Hand Repair Gift Set

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With touching dirty diapers all the time and always washing your hands to touch your baby, a new mom has to be constantly washing her hands. That could try them out and give her cracked and dull skin which is what she doesn't want.

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Give her some love with a Burt's Bees Hand repair gift set that will help heal her hands and provide some relief.

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28. Luna Adult Weighted Blanket

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Nothing is better than a warm and comfy hug and cuddling in bed with a blanket. With a weighted blanket, you can achieve that same feeling and a new mom definitely needs that feeling after being stressed most of the time. 

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29. Cool Mist Cosmos Scentilizer Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser

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New moms have to deal with new baby smells all the time and unfortunately, the smell of a dirty diaper in the garbage can reek. That's why having an air diffuser with some fragrance scent can help make your house smell fresh and clean even if that's not the case. 

Where to buy: Nordstrom, $39.99

30. Hatch Rest+ Baby Sound Machine, Night Light

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Sometimes it's hard for a newborn baby to fall asleep in the dark, so a nightlight and some sleep sounds can work wonders. If this is the case for one of your friend's babies who is a new mom give her this lamp. 

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31. Pure Silk Pillowcase

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Who knew a pillowcase could be anti-aging, anti-creasing, and anti-bedhead? This might just be the luxury item a new mom needs as a silk pillowcase is great for the skin, hair, and doesn't give you terrible pillow creases when you wake up. 

Where to buy: Nordstrom, $75.65

32. Miracle Blanket Swaddle Wrap for Newborn Infant Baby

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Newborn babies always need to be swaddled when they are in a fussy mood and need to be calmed down. A newborn baby, before it learns how to turn on its back can also sleep while swaddled so a comfy swaddling blanket is a great gift for a new mom to use on her baby. 

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33. Leachco Podster Sling-Style Infant Seat Lounger

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Baby furniture is probably one of the funniest and cutest things you have ever seen. This baby seat lounger is a great gift for a new mom who might need to do a lot of chores in the house and needs to put her baby somewhere where she can see them but they can also be comfortable

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34. BEABA Babycook Solo 4 in 1 Baby Food Maker

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Buying baby food can get really expensive especially if you can't afford to buy it in bulk. Therefore, this machine is a great gift you can give to a friend of yours who is a new mom because she can make her own baby food out of the groceries in her own home and that way she knows what she's putting in her baby's food. 

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35. Echo Dot

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When you're a stay-at-home new mother, you need all the help you can get. That's why the help of a virtual home assistant can help because you can tell them to do simple tasks that you might have been able to do on your phone but are too busy.

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36. Gryph and IvyRose Newborn Essentials

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It's not just mama who needs some taking care of in the beauty department as baby's need some pampering as well. This newborn baby skincare gift set comes with body wash, body oil, shampoo, and conditioner which is all toxin-free, vegan skincare for children.

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37. PRESSE by Bobble French Coffee Press 

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Nothing is easier than making a cup of coffee with a french press, and this Bobble french press Tumblr is perfect for on the go as well, kill two birds with one stone for your friend who's a new mom in need of coffee.

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38. Rough Draft Large Spiral Notebook

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After having a baby it might be a good idea to have a private place where you can jot down all your personal feelings and not feel any judgment. That's why the gift of a simple notebook will mean a lot to a new mom. 

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39. Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

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Instant pots pressure cookers are amazing for fast meals that take no time to make. This is a perfect gift for a new mom who needs to learn how to make fast and easy meals for her new busy life with her newborn baby. 

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40. Baby Trend Nursery Center

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If your friend who is a new mother still needs some baby essentials for not that bad of a price, do her the favor and get those for her. This amazon essential baby center has great reviews and is a perfect gift for a new mom. 

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