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30 First Mother's Day Gift Ideas

The glow of a new mom is one of the sweetest sights. Give the new mother in your life a first mother’s day to they’ll never forget when you gift them something truly thoughtful. Whether you’re searching for a gift for your wife, sister, or colleague, you can’t go wrong when you give them any of the following items.

We often see a lot of mom-focused gift guides include gifts for the baby, like teething rings, outfits, and toys. While I’m sure they are greatly appreciated and that little nugget deserves to be spoiled, this list of items aims to truly focus on celebrating the woman who created that life. Save the breast pumps and rattles for the baby shower.

By Reina Esser • Published Mar 10 2022

1. Jogging Stroller

For runners who can't wait to hit the pavement again.

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If the new mother in your life is eager to get back into their fitness routine, the BOB Gear Rambler jogging stroller is the crème de la crème without entering into the "thousands of dollars" category. The suspension system supports a smooth ride for your little one and the 50+ ultimate sun protection canopy ensures superior weather protection. Most women need to wait about 12 weeks after giving birth to start running. Postpartum exercise increases well-being and reduces symptoms of depression. Amazon to the rescue with speedy delivery times just incase the holiday sneaks up on you!

2. Birthstone Necklace

A stunning necklace that goes with everything from pajamas to formal wear.

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A dainty gold necklace lets every mother know you think they're special. This gorgeous personalized necklace includes the birthstone and initial of your new bundle. If this isn't her first child, add birthstones and initials of all her children to create a truly beautiful and personal piece of jewelry. As her family grows, you can purchase additional birthstones to add to the chain.

3. Indi Diaper Backpack

No frumpy diaper bags here.

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Skip the personalized diaper bag with the baby's name and instead opt for something that makes your loved one feel stylish and put together when they step out with their new bundle of joy. This cool bag looks like a backpack but has the functionality of a diaper bag. Its eco-friendly design was created with 17 recycled water bottles. It also has room for 13" laptops, includes a mini changing mat, and easy wipe access.

4. Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones

You said you'd watch the baby, now let mom tune out.

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When sleep is hard come by, watching the little one for mom is probably the best gift you can give her. But she'll never be able to truly rest until she can tune the world out and truly relax. These do not feature active noise cancelling incase of a true emergency, but reviewers on Amazon say they still offer enough to chill out.

5. Gravity Weighted Sleep Mask

She deserves some shut eye.

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I'm not sure anyone uses sleep masks more than new parents. If mom doesn't already have one, give her the gift of a pitch black nap that feels like her face is being hugged. This weighted eye mask is best suited for back sleepers but users swear by its relaxing and effective qualities.

6. Vitruvi Oil Diffuser

Attractive décor that titillates the senses.

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Most oil diffusers look well...like oil diffusers. The porcelain cover on this Vitruvi stone diffuser can be flawlessly integrated into any home and more importantly delivers soothing aromatherapy for a calming and relaxing atmosphere. A new baby can cause stress, be sure mom is taking care of herself, too!

7. Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager

A neck massage whenever she wants one is a pretty great gift.

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We know she doesn't find herself with time for pampering, and if she does, she'd rather opt for a nap. Let her get a little bit of both with this heated neck and back massager. It has 8 deep-kneading rollers that target hard to reach areas.

8. Moon Juice Adaptogens

Plants, mushrooms, and minerals to reduce stress.

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Many supplements have begun utilizing the power of adaptogens to assist the body's stress management. The company, Moon Juice, says "adaptogens work to restore balance in the adrenal, endocrine, nervous, and immune systems, reducing the impacts of stress (aging, exhaustion, anxiety) on the body, beauty, and consciousness from the inside out." We can get behind that. Gift her this sampler set to try out their variety of "dust."

9. Glossier Skincare Set

The gift of daily pampering.

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This extremely popular brand is sure to make her excited for her daily skincare routine. A few moments of uninterrupted self-care can be invaluable and she'll be great at taking care of her skin after long days and sleepless nights. This gift set features Glossier's most popular products.

10. Cute Tote Bag

A stylish way to run out of the house.

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When she's running late and doesn't have time to grab her purse, she can conveniently toss literally everything in this adorable tote bag. Use it at the grocery store, pack a picnic in it, or throw some work documents in it when the babysitter calls and says she needs to go. It's versatile and machine washable should a someone spit up on it.

11. Girlfriend Collective Compressive Pocket Legging

Get the matching top too!

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She'll look like an effortless hottie as she bounces out the door to reunite with the Sunday brunch crew. No need for constricting jeans or frumpy maternity wear, these high-waisted, comfortable, and compressive leggings will make her feel like she can go from the gym to the grocery store and look casually cute. The pocket on the side is essential for keys, a phone, or that pacifier she accidentally walked out of the house with. This women-owned brand is also eco-friendly, making clothing from recycled water bottles. win-win!

12. Instant Pot

Make dinner time easy peasy!

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Now, my mother always said to NEVER get her an appliance as a gift, but I do think an Instant Pot is more of a lifestyle device. Whether you're a decent cook or not, it makes things simple and fast so you don't have to overthink dinner. Let's also assume that you, the gift giver, could use it to make dinner for her too ;)

13. Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia

She'll definitely smell rich.

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A spritz of expensive perfume can turn a bad day into a better one. The act of walking through falling droplets of magical scents is a sweet one that cannot be overlooked. In this new phase of her life, give her a new signature scent to inspire her. Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia features the joyful and exuberant scent of the gardenia flower, jasmine, pear blossom, and a hint of brown sugar for a subtle sweetness.

14. Kindle E-Reader

For quick reads during naptime and to unwind at night.

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Know a bookworm who hasn't had time to read since the baby? She can choose from over 2 million books to download directly to the device. A Kindle makes it easy to pick up a book and switch between titles. With 10 weeks of battery life, remembering the charge it can be her last priority.

15. Sephora Gift Card

Let her choose from make up, haircare, skincare, and perfumes.

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Be sure to load this baby up with at least $100 of spending money so she can buy her dream eyeshadow pallet and a matching lipstick, or opt for a Drunken Elephant cleanser and moisturizer. A trip to Sephora can make any woman feel brand new.

16. Nespresso Vertuo Plus Deluxe Coffee Maker

She deserves café quality coffee every day.

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Long nights with very little sleep and early mornings mean you are in dire need of decent coffee. Don't make mom settle for a cup of Folgers when a luxury coffee experience is just an Amazon click away. A Nespresso machine delivers high-quality espresso and coffee. Order a variety of capsules to find your favorite and even get seasonal blends like pumpkin spice. Yum!

17. Bathtub Caddy Tray

Just add bubbles and wine for the most relaxing soak.

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This stylish bathtub caddy lets you bring a glass of wine, a book, your phone, and some candles into the bathtub with you. This is a great gift for any mother, whether its Christmas, Valentine's Day, or Mother's Day, you can't go wrong with enhancing their soak.

18. Hungryroot Meal Delivery

A meal subscription that is built specific to you.

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The gift of healthy eating is so often overlooked. Generally, we gift hearty casseroles, pastries, and soups, but busy mothers crave a healthy fresh meal that is easy to throw together. Hungryroot allows you to personalize your meals based on your dietary restrictions and includes tasty chef-crafted recipes. This is a wonderful option if you feel like mom just needs some help instead of a foot massager. Hungryroot accommodates those who are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. The box also includes healthy snacks and sweets! Skip the gift basket.

19. Sleek Anthropologie Robe

Make mornings luxurious with this beautiful robe.

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Mom will feel like the goddess she truly is when she slides into this comfortable but elegant robe every morning. This lightweight fabric is perfect for the spring and summer seasons. Save the heavy robe for Christmas.

20. Marble Tabletop Frames

Include a sweet moment between mother and her little one.

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Framed photos are a treasure to have around the home and this modern frame is perfect for a desk or shelf. Frame two pictures from mom's favorite day with the baby during their first year together or include a sweet family photo of a special moment you all shared. She'll love the thoughtfulness that went into this gift.

21. Best Mom Ever Memory Book

A keepsake to celebrate all of her milestones.

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If the sentimental gift is her jam, she is sure to get a teary-eyed flipping through pages of memories selected by you that highlight all of her amazing qualities. Maybe she'll even proudly display it on the coffee table.

22. Mama's Nourishing Ritual Gift Set

Bubble bath AND a tinted lip balm? Yes, please.

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A gift box is a wonderful option for the person who wants to give more than just one item, but needs someone else to do the decision making. Honest, founded by Jessica Alba, offers quality products with a focus on sustainability.

23. Mama Floral Coffee Mug

She'll sip her bean juice proudly.

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An adorable mug might not cure hard mornings, but it will offer a sweet reminder that you are thinking of her. Include a strong bag of coffee to complete the gift.

24. Farmrio Maxi Dress

Something flowy and fun for brunch.

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A beautiful dress can make most bad days melt away. When she heads out the door to meet girlfriends or pop into the office, she will feel powerful in a FarmRio dress. The bold prints and flowy style say "Hey, I deserve to be seen...by EVERYONE!" A maxi dress is comfortable and can be casual or dressed up, making it easy to get ready in a flash.

25. Peleton Bike and Starter Kit

Shelling out for mom is easy to justify, she kind of created a life!

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The holy grail of at home exercise, the Peleton, will make nap time workouts a reality. Its easy to lose motivation and sit on our phones while laying on a yoga mat, but the high energy classes available will make her eager to hop on the bike and get an energy boost herself. The starter kit includes cycling shoes, light weights, and a yoga mat to help kick things off. Let her know you care about her health and have the pulse on what's hot!

26. OOFOS

The comfiest sandal ever.

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Ok, hear me out. These sandals might look ugly and clunky to some, but once you put them on you enter another dimension of comfort. The OOfoam technology absorbs 37% more impact than other footwear and reduces stresses on knees, ankles, and other joints. They are machine washable and have a 30 day trial period if you don't love them. She's on her feet often and needs comfy shoes.

27. Wine Glasses

Encourage her to have a friend over for a glass of wine!

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A set of stunning wine glasses is a great reason for mom to have a friend a over to catch up, see the new bundle of joy, or just take some time to relax in the bathtub. She'll feel luxurious and pampered while she holds the stem of a sparkling crystal wine glass.

28. Pregnancy Must-Reads

A book bundle as she prepares for her bundle of joy to arrive!

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Maybe the baby hasn't yet arrived, that doesn't mean you shouldn't celebrate Mother's Day! This book bundle includes Bumpin', Expecting Better, Nurture, and What to Eat When You're Pregnant. If she's nervous or excited for the journey ahead, these titles will guide her through the beautiful journey of pregnancy and prepare her for the coming months.

29. Mama T-Shirt

You get bragging rights once you've created a life.

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This cool retro shirt bears the name of her new persona, Mama. Dress it up or dress it down, either way, it's just plain cute and comfy. She can proudly don her new title as she run errands, hits the hair salon, or grabs brunch with the girls.

30. Miraclesuit Swimwear

For a confident post baby pool day!

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Baby or no baby, Miraclesuit compliments all shapes and sizes. The tummy control keeps things smooth and underwire and adjustable straps offer real breast support. They claim you'll look "10 lbs. lighter in 10 seconds." Who wouldn't be intrigued?!