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.
1Long Wrap Cardigan
3Skechers 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.
8Google Home Mini
9Skip 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.
10Bite 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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