10 THINGS NEW MOMS ACTUALLY WANT (FOR THEMSELVES)

Spoil a new mama with gifts she’ll love under $50!

Let’s just get real for a minute— the transition to mom life is HARD. From feeding schedules and sleepless nights, to unrecognizable body changes and finding just an ounce of time for yourself— new moms are juggling all the things, and then some!

After we had our first son, family and friends came to visit and brought teeny tiny onesies, diapers and the occasional frozen dinner, all of which I was SO thankful for! But then, my best friend showed up with a hot meal and a gift— for me… and maybe it was the postpartum hormones, or the sleep deprivation, but it seriously touched me.

The thoughtfulness behind bringing a present to your new-mama friend, for your new-mama friend, speaks volumes. It says, “I see you. I know this transition is a tough one, but I’m so proud of you— look what you’ve done! Please take care of yourself now!” We all know you can’t pour from an empty cup, but this was never a truer statement than during the first few months of motherhood.

So, if you want to love on a soon-to-be mama, or fill the cup of a new mama in your life, here is a list of gifts new moms will actually want, appreciate and adore!


1. Slip Scrunchies— $39.00

We all know that showers are absolutely sacred when you’re a new mom. And, on the off-chance that you actually get to style your hair when you get out of the shower, it better last the whole freakin’ week. Enter Slip Scrunchies.

These bad boys are designed to avoid hair creases, breakage, and damage that normal hair ties cause— not to mention, Slip Scrunchies will keep her hair out of baby’s reach and make her hairstyle last through at least a week of dry shampoo. ;-)

Made with the highest grade long fibre mulberry silk and non-toxic dyes, every new mom is sure to want these!

 

2. Tubby Todd Mama Freshening Spray— $15.00

While we’re on the topic of self-care, let’s be honest— it’s usually the very first thing to get bumped to the bottom of the list after you have a new baby. Tubby Todd Bath Co. makes it easy for new mamas to get a little TLC for themselves!

The Tubby Todd Mama Freshening Spray was made for the days you don’t have time to shower (#everyday). This isn’t your average body spray, though! Acting as a natural deodorizer, it purifies, refreshes, and neutralizes body odors on the spot— and you guys, the natural vanilla and aloe scent is beyond heavenly!

All Tubby Todd products are certified animal cruelty free, made with organic & natural ingredients, and free of toxins, parabens, sulfates, & BPA— making this freshening spray a must-have for any new mama!

 

3. Motto + Fleur “Mama Said” Sweater— $34.00

Mama Said… because mama always knows best! Our sweater is an all time fave, not only because it looks fantastic on, but because it’s so. dang. comfy!

This raglan style sweater is made of the softest tri-blend material— it’s pretty much the definition of cozy-chic. Available in 5 colors, and perfectly paired with black leggings (duh), it is sure to be any mama’s go-to shirt.

When buying for a new mom, we suggest sizing up for a nursing-friendly, looser fit. Our Mama Said design is also available on eco-conscious t-shirts and year-round lightweight hoodies! Not sure on her size? No biggie! Grab a Mama Said organic tote bag, coffee mug or hat instead!

 

4. Thrive Causemetics Bright Eyes Set— $44.00

Ask anyone what comes to mind when they hear the words new mom and they’ll tell you no sleep. Well, ever heard the phrase, “Fake it till you make it”? Thrive Causemetics has! Their Bright Eyes Set is a new mommy necessity.

This set contains their waterproof Brilliant Eye Brightener™ and Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner™. The first highlights, brightens and opens the eyes, while the second defines them, giving mama that “My baby slept through the night”-look, even though she for sure didn’t!

Thrive products are made with high-quality key ingredients like mango seed and meadow foam oils, and without parabens and sulfates. Better yet, Thrive Causemetics is beauty with a purpose. For every product purchased, they donate one to help a woman thrive, making this a gift everyone can feel good about!

 

5. Treat Beauty JUMBO Mint & Matcha Tea Caffeinated Eye & Lip Balm— $13.99

Mom life is all about multitasking, and that’s why we fell hard for Treat Beauty JUMBO Mint & Matcha Tea Caffeinated Eye & Lip Balm. We were immediately infatuated at the word “caffeinated” (what mom wouldn’t be?!), but fell head over heels in love when we really got to know it.

This eye and lip balm is made from 7 clean, organic ingredients, including spearmint essential oil to cool and smooth, and matcha green tea to detoxify. It’s a multitasker at heart— firming, soothing, and smoothing puffy eyes and chapped lips.

Oh, and did we mention it’s 3X the size of a standard lip balm?! Yep, this thing is pretty much the holy grail of lip balms— a must-have for any new mama. Plus at this price point, you can afford to get yourself one too!

 

6. OLIKA Give’em the Bird Gift Nest Hand Sanitizer Set— $17.99

After we brought our firstborn home, no one, and I mean NO ONE entered our house without a healthy heap of hand sanitizer. “Hey honey, I’m home!” —*squirt. “…But I just ran outside to grab the mail!” *squirt. “I swear I washed my hands!”—*squirt. My poor husband… and in-laws! We had bottles on bottles of that super-drying, chemical-based nasty hand sanitizer gel. I used it so frequently during the day that my hands were raw within days!

Then, I had my second babe. Of course, nothing changed with my rigorous hand hygiene (#germaphobe), but my hand sanitizer did. Meet the OLIKA birds— Not only are they gorgeous on the outside, but they are equally amazing on the inside! Each bird contains 350+ sprays, or 125 uses and replaces 10, yes TEN, bottles of hand sanitizer gel. The birdie bottom even contains 10 dry wipes for extra dirty messes, because, mom life.

Made with better-for-you ingredients like essential oils and aloe vera, these birdies not only sanitize, they also hydrate, making them the perfect gift for all new mamas!

 

7. Hello Mello Loungewear Pants— $24.99

We all have our tried and true yoga pants. I mean, they’re practically a prerequisite for motherhood— but these lounge pants by Hello Mello are a serious contender.

Featuring buttery soft heather gray knit fabric, flexible sizing (size small fits sizes 4-6), a forgiving drawstring waistband, and tapered pant legs— you definitely won’t find any frumpy sweatpants here! And you guys…. they have pockets, POCKETS!!! Can your yoga pants do that?! Yeah, we didn’t think so.

Grab a pair for a new mama and we guarantee she’ll love you forever.

 

8. Silver Dollar Candle Co. “Cool Mom” 8 oz Soy Candle— $15.95

This isn’t like a regular candle. This is a cool candle.

We’re big fans of Silver Dollar Candle Co. Founded by a husband and wife team, each candle is made by hand in small batches with a high quality soy wax blend for a clean, smoke-free burn.

Choose from soothing scents like lavender vanilla and fresh linen, to fun ones like banana pancakes and lemon sherbet! This candle is the perfect gift for any millennial mama— you can even customize the lid to make it more “fetch” for her… so “get in loser, we’re going shopping.” ;-)

 

9. Love Always XO Designs Personalized Tiny Triangle Necklace— $26.00+

You know how you cannot wait for your kids’ bedtime, but twenty minutes after they’re finally asleep, you’re scrolling through pictures of them on your phone? Yeah, us too. Despite the crying, the colic, the late-night-all-night feedings, we still want to chew on those tiny toes, tickle that baby belly, and smell that sweet newborn head- GAH!

That’s why any new mama would adore this personalized initial necklace dedicated to their new babe. We love the minimalist jewelry trend, and this necklace is the perfect mix of delicate meets chic.

Personalize it to her liking by customizing the chain length, finish and font. Not only is this a gift she’ll appreciate, but one she’ll cherish for years to come.

 

10. Life Around 2 Angels Bath Bomb Gift Set— $26.80

Encourage a new mama to take some time for herself by gifting her this gorgeous bath bomb set by Life Around Two Angels.

This gift set contains 12 handmade bath bombs with delicious and unique scents like Black Raspberry Vanilla and Victorian Rose. Not only do they smell amazing, but they’re made with all natural, skin softening ingredients like kaolin clay, grape seed oil and organic coconut oil. Each bath bomb is individually wrapped in tissue paper, labeled and packaged in a beautiful kraft box, making it gift-giving ready!

Most of us mamas know that sometimes a 20 minute bath is all it takes to feel relaxed, renewed and ready to take on the next challenge of the day! Hey, maybe even offer to fold the laundry or run a load of dishes for her while she enjoys one— now THAT’s a gift!


 

So mama, what’s your favorite?!

What’s your must-have from this list? What are we missing?

New mamas, what is something you’d LOVE that’s just for you?!

Let us know in the comments! And hey, if you loved this blog post, check out our others, 10 Unique Gifts for the Coffee-Loving Mama and 5 Essentials for Working Out at Home!

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XO

Alyse, Mom Boss behind Motto + Fleur LLC