Mama Love: The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for New Moms & Moms-to-Be

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Not sure what to buy for your favorite new moms (or moms-to-be!) this Mother’s Day? These Mother’s Day gift ideas top our wish lists. You’ll find something just right for all the awesome mamas in your life, from jewelry and decor to practical gifts that make mom life more manageable.

Keds x HATCH Sneakers

Two of our favorite brands, Keds and HATCH, have come together with a new collab, marrying the comfort of Keds with HATCH's cool style. The collection features three best-selling Keds silhouettes with special HATCH details. The Ace Sneaker ($80) has a leather upper and "MAMA" written on the back of the shoe in gold. The Champion Sneaker ($65) has pink accents, an organic cotton canvas upper and comes with two shoelaces, one white, and one white with black hearts. The Double Decker Bateau Stripe Sneaker ($75) is a slip-on shoe made with a soft French terry upper; it comes in white with black stripes.

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Astrology Patches from Colugo

Moms can rep a baby's astrological sign with these cool patches from Colugo. Each pack comes with an astrological sign patch and separate, smaller stars and a moon, so you can give your gear a unique vibe. Peel off the patch's backing and apply to your Colugo stroller or diaper bagor any other baby gear you want to give that celestial touch.

Available at, $20.

"Spread the Love" Gift Card from Welcome Baby USA

Give a new mom or mom-to-be a gift that makes a difference. With a "Spread the Love" gift card to Welcome Baby USA, a low-income pregnant woman or family will receive a gift box of essentials necessary for baby's first four weeks of life, such as diapers and wipes, clothing, a baby carrier and hygienic items. The mom you honor will receive a beautiful gift card (above) explaining the valuable gift you've given in her name.

Available at, $135.


Deliberately Minimal Diaper Bag from Kibou

Pack smarter, not bigger. Leave the big, bulky diaper bag at home and head out with this minimalist's dream. A detachable changing pad folds out from the back flap, and a built-in waterproof pocket holds wipes or soiled clothing. Put credit cards and dollars in built-in slots, and attach your keys (or a pacifier!) to the key hook. There's also room for extra diapers and your phone. Wear the bag around your waist or over your shoulder. Either way, it will look great and won't slow you down. Available in five colors: brown, blush, black, olive and charcoal.

Available at, $89.

Motherhood Wellness Package from Rae's Roots

The delicious tea varieties from Rae's Roots are designed specifically for new moms and pregnant women to improve mood, focus and energy. Expecting Mama Tea boosts immunity during pregnancy; Calming Adaptogen Tea helps reduce stress; Belly Soothing Adaptogen Tea calms an anxious stomach and boosts digestive health: and Milk Flow Lactation + Breastfeeding Tea contains ingredients effective in increasing breast milk production. Buy them individually, in gift sets with a candle and mug, or in the Motherhood Wellness Package ($50; above), which features packs of all four teas.

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Mommy & Me Outfits from The Spunky Stork

Make people smile and win Instagram with this sassy mommy & me outfit combo. Both tops are made from organic cotton and hand-printed to order in Florida. The mom top comes in a t-shirt or tank (small to 2XL), and the kids top comes in a bodysuit (0-3 months to 12-18 months) or t-shirt (18-24 months to youth XL).

Available at, $16.

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The Little Book of Support for New Moms by Beccy Hands & Alexis Stickland

This is the survival guide all new moms need. The tips are short and sweet and full of self-care, so you can get the advice you need along with a confidence boost and get back to your baby. Written by a doula and midwife, it shares the tools and advice you need to help you heal your body, adjust to your new role as mama while retaining your pre-mom identity, and enjoy your time with your little one. 

Available at, $17.95.

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Customized Name Origin Print Art from Name Stories

Help a mom celebrate the name she chose for her little one with this unique customized art print that describes the name origin, history, usage and nine adjectives that embody the name. You select the size ((8x10 or 11x14), background color and can add custom text at the top.

Available at, $25-$33.

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Cozy Poncho from Pudus

These loose and flowy ponchos look chic while feeling soft and super comfortable, and they'll dress up leggings and jeans as well as a skirt. And at "one size fits most," you don't have to worry about how it will fit on your post-baby body. Plus, if you're breastfeeding, there's no more convenient nursing cover. Also comes in blush pink and gray.

Available at, $50.

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TheraBox Self-Care Subscription Boxes

Founded by a therapist, this subscription box of self-care goodies contains 6-8 full-size wellness products to nourish your mind, body and soul. Expect to unbox items for aromatherapy, baths, body, skincare and other lifestyle luxurious. Plans range from one month to a year. For pregnant mamas-to-be, the Oh Baby Boxes ($35.99-$39.99) deliver 6-8 goodies (wellness, skincare, maternity essentials and fashion) tailored to the trimester. Post-baby, the boxes shift to postpartum self-care essentials.

Available at, $30.99-$34.99 per box.

Treehut Ring Set

These Treehut rings let moms keep their kids wrapped around their little fingers. Each set comes with one birthstone ring and one ring engraved with a name. They look great on their own or stacked on top of one another. Pro tip: Rings are a great gift option for moms of little ones, since they're tougher for babies to grip in their tiny fists than necklaces or earrings.

Available at, $79 per set of two rings.

OK Let's Do This Journal from Emily McDowell & Friends

This bright, rainbow-colored journal designed by artist Lisa Congdon serves up a daily dose of joy. It'll give new mamas a place to keep track of their never-ending to-do lists, or just to jot down all those adorable baby firsts. Even better, it's affordable enough that you can give one to every mom in your playgroup.

Available at, $14.

Handprint & Footprint Ornaments from Baby Mushroom

Order this kit from Baby Mushroom and give your fave mama a set of five tiny fingers and five tiny toes preserved in clay for Mother's Day. We love this affordable keepsake set because it includes enough air-dry clay for two prints, hand and foot. In 20 years, we guarantee she'll still oooh and awww over this gift.

Available from, $15.45.

Instant Pot

An Instant Pot makes a fantastic multi-purpose Mother's Day gift. This seven-in-one Instant Pot Duo lets families whip up dinner, baby food, rice and even yogurt in one single handy appliance. For a personal touch, wrap it up with a few of your fave Instant Pot recipes.

Available at, $79.95

ABLE Leather Tote

The luxe leather of ABLE's totes will look better with age and toddler-inflicted scratches. Plus, socially conscious ABLE pays its workers a livable wage, so all their purses and totes make stylish gifts that moms feel good about receiving.

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Locket Necklace from Tyra's Handmade Jewelry

Look no further for a perfect first Mother's Day gift. With this necklace, she'll have a gorgeous place to put two adorable baby pictures. Plus, the smooth sterling-silver surfaces can be custom-engraved with a little one's birthdate. Then, Etsy seller Tyra's Handmade Jewelry adds a touch of sparkle with a birthstone of your choice and a first initial charm.

Available from Etsy shop Tyra's Handmade Jewelry, from $71.

—Oz Spies


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