10 Thoughtful Holiday Gifts First-Time Moms *Really* Want This Year

First-time moms tend to see the world in baby-colored glasses. They concentrate on what their baby needs, and often forget that they need things like comfort and relaxation, too. So, if you are shopping for a new mom, there are some thoughtful holiday gifts first-time moms really want this year without even knowing it. (Which means you're going to get major brownie points and really surprise your favorite new mom.)

Because moms are just naturally selfless creatures, they will sacrifice all their sleep, comfort, and self-care for their babies, which is where an awesome gift could really help. So, what does a first-time mom really want? Along with a good night’s sleep, she probably just wants to feel like herself again, which means feeling normal and in control, despite her greasy hair and the spit-up on her shirt. It can take a long time for a new mom to feel like she's "back to normal" and the more support (and smell-good lotions she has), the easier it is.

So whether it’s a pair of comfy shoes or a baby swing that will give her a few moments of peace to take a shower or nap, here are some great gifts for first-time mamas that they will definitely appreciate.


Long Wrap Cardigan

Moms can still feel comfy and stylish with this Long Wrap Cardigan ($68, Nordstrom). The soft draping in front is beautiful and soft, and she can even utilize the drape for nursing if needed. Perfect with joggers, or a pair of jeans, she can even dress it up with some jewelry for a lunch date.


Fleece Jogger Sweatpants

From lounging around the house to running errands, these Fleece Jogger Sweatpants ($54, Nordstrom) will have your new mom comfy and cozy all day long. And they're machine washable, so perfect for when dealing with all kinds of baby goop.


Skechers GoWalk 4 - Super Sock

For a mom who’s on her toes, these Skechers GoWalk 4 - Super Sock ($65, Skechers) are a gift she can really appreciate. These comfy, light, airy shoes are perfect for running errands, taking baby for a walk in the park, or any other excursion she may take. The sock-like upper will keep her tired feet from aching, and she can throw them in the wash when needed.


Motherhood Maternity Lace Nursing Sleep Bra

First-time moms need some sexy lingerie too, so get her this Motherhood Maternity Lace Nursing Sleep Bra ($16, Macy’s), which will keep her comfy all day, pulls down easily for nursing, and looks super sexy, too.


Keurig K15 Mini Plus Brewing System

No one should have to wait for a good cup of coffee, especially not a new mom who is already having to adjust to long, sleepless nights. So get her a Keurig K15 Mini Plus Brewing System ($80, Bed Bath and Beyond) to make her life a little easier.


4moms MamaRoo 4.0 Baby Swing

Not every first time mom knows she wants it, but she’ll know once she gets this 4moms mamaRoo 4.0 Baby Swing ($220, Target). It can mimic a parents’ movement by gently rocking baby up and down, or side to side, giving mom a chance to take a much needed shower or nap.


ULTA Hibiscus Punch 3-In-1 Smoothie

First time moms will quickly realize that they need to take quick showers, so this ULTA Hibiscus Punch 3-In-1 Smoothie ($16, Ulta) is perfect for a new mom. She can lather this yummy smelling shampoo and shower gel from head to toe, for soft, clean hair and skin.


Google Home Mini

A first-time mom could really use an assistant, so get her a Google Home Mini ($30, Best Buy). This great little device can help her set and remember doctor appointments, timers for feeding, play soothing music, and make phone calls all without lifting a finger, with just the sound of her voice.


Skip Hop Chelsea Downtown Chic Diaper Bag

First-time moms may not realize that their diaper bag usually become their purse, so get her this Skip Hop Chelsea Downtown Chic Diaper Bag ($100, Macy’s). It looks like a chic satchel with gold tone accents, but inside it’s all business with a changing pad, interior bottle pocket, and it features an adjustable messenger strap for easy carrying.


Bite Beauty Multistick

Taking time out for showers can be hard enough, so actually having time to do your makeup as a new mom might be impossible. That’s where an all-in-one products like this Bite Beauty Multistick ($29, Sephora) comes in handy. This beautiful, blendable matte stick comes in numerous shades, and can go on her eyes, cheeks, and lips for a complete look in seconds.

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