Gift Guide for New Moms & Moms-to-Be
Updated: Jun 14, 2022
As someone you love embarks on the journey of pregnancy, or continues along their path of motherhood, one way to show support and encouragement is with a thoughtful gift.
If you're short on gift ideas - whether for a birthday, baby shower, the holidays, or just because - we’ve got a list for you! Here are some gift suggestions for the new or about-to-be new mother in your life:
MAMA BEAR MUGS
Available in a couple of different designs, these mugs make adorable custom gifts for new moms. They are microwave and dishwasher (top rack) safe, and the design is sealed to last well beyond the baby years. Pair it with a coffee, hot chocolate, or tea bag set to make your gift instantly useful!
You can purchase these mugs on Etsy for about $13-$18.
Q&A A DAY FOR MOMS:
A 5-YEAR JOURNAL
A perfect journal for moms to be reflective about the memories they are creating with their child and breakthroughs they are having for themselves. What seems like ordinary and mundane things are quite extraordinary when we look back at them and reminiscence the memories made with our little ones.
Available to purchase on Amazon for around $12. Suggestion for you: a nice set of pens to go with the journal would be super thoughtful.
BACKPACK DIAPER BAGS
Give moms somewhere cute and practical to store all their essentials when out and about with the kiddos! A backpack diaper bag allows mom to be hands-free and plenty of room for personal belongings. Win-win!
The HaloVa Diaper Bag looks chic and comes in a variety of colors. The highlights of this bag: large main compartment, separate storage pockets that include insulated and wet clothes pockets. Enough room to place multiple milk bottles, your own water bottle, clothes, diapers, towels, etc. Maintenance of the bag is simple - the durable oxford fabric is water resistant and easy to wipe clean! This bag can be purchased on Amazon for about $30.
HEARTFELT BOOKS FOR MOM
For a heartfelt gift, consider the following books:
Capturing Brooklyn-based artist Samantha Hahn’s modern sensibility, A Mother Is a Story: A Celebration of Motherhood is a stunning collection of hand-lettered quotes and ethereal illustrations. Rendered in Hahn’s signature watercolors, the book portrays the shared experience of motherhood in all its glorious, messy, sublime beauty. With quotes that range from witty and irreverent to touching and thoughtful, each page presents sentiments and snippets of wisdom that celebrate the spirit of motherhood. Contributions come from literary icons, political activists, lifestyle bloggers, fashion designers, and more. Purchase on Amazon for about $8.
Stories for My Child: A Mother’s Memory Journal is a guided journal for capturing all the moments of motherhood, small and spectacular, from pregnancy through your child’s adolescence. A companion book to A Mother Is a Story, the guided journal could be a stand-alone gift as well and is available for purchase on Amazon for about $14.
Moods in Motion: A coloring and healing book for postpartum moms provides a restorative tool so moms can gain control over how they are feeling and enjoy a creative outlet at the same time. In this way, Moods in Motion is more than a coloring book which will ease stress. It is an illustrated guide toward recovery which enables any postpartum woman to actively participate in her healing during these unprecedented times. Created by our Advisor and internationally recognized expert in the treatment of postpartum depression and anxiety, Karen Kleiman, this unique gift is available for purchase on Amazon for about $12.
NEW MOM WINE LABELS
Everyone needs a glass of wine after a long and strenuous day, especially exhausted mamas!
Do you want an original, funny, and delicious way to show a new mom your love? We have all heard of “Baby Milestones”. These are Mommy Milestones, which celebrate little moments that deserve their own party and their own label. Stick these labels on a few bottles of wine for a light-hearted take on everyday mommy milestones.
There are three different designs to choose from, and each comes with four labels: First Mommy Meltdown, Baby Slept Through the Night, Cheers to Girls Night Out, and Mommy & Customizable labels are also an option. A set of four can be purchased on Etsy for $10.
BEBE AU LAIT: MUSLIN NURSING SCARF
Made from 100% premium muslin, Bebe Au Lait’s Nursing Scarves are both versatile and comfortable.
They are also the perfect accessory for mom! As an infinity breastfeeding wrap, the Nursing Scarf provides adjustable, relaxed coverage from front to back. The soft and breathable muslin fabric is ultra-breathable and easy to care for. This 2-in-1 infinity breastfeeding scarf is available in a variety of stylish prints that will coordinate with any wardrobe before, during, and after pregnancy.
Available in a variety of colors and patterns for purchase from $13-$25.
We hope the special mom in your life (and lucky gift recipient) will feel delighted and loved. Happy shopping!
With Warmth and Wellness,
Your EmmaWell Team