That first Mother's Day gift for a new mom is definitely a big one. Maybe you can't gift her a full night's sleep, but anything that's close to gifting her a break is something she'll really cherish. After all, with all the hard work she puts in, she'll really appreciate any present that tells her you recognize and appreciate her. But you're not in this alone: here are some best-selling picks that GH readers swear by, along with products that staffers love and online reviewers can't stop raving about.
No matter if you're shopping for your wife, your daughter, your girlfriend or any other first-time mom, any of these thoughtful Mother's Day gifts from Etsy, Amazon and more will make her smile. This list only includes personal gifts that will make her smile or practical items she'll actually enjoy using everyday. You might be pleased to find that a lot of these gifts are under $50, but there are also some luxury picks in case you're able to get her something extra special.
This frame kit comes with everything a mom of infants or toddlers needs to create a personal handprint keepsake, including non-toxic clay and a pine wood frame.
Help the new mom in your life savor each moment in this hectic, beautiful time. Each page asks a question that only Mom can answer, making it a truly unique keepsake.
For a personalized gift, this quirky print is totally customizable — from skin tone, hair color, and pets. The illustration can even come framed to you for an extra fee.
This is a journal from mom to baby. It comes with twelve envelopes she can postdate, seal, and save for when your baby big enough to read the letters she wrote him.
Dads, help baby fill in the blanks in this journal to let mom know just how much you (both!) appreciate everything she does.
You won't have to worry too much about the sizing on this mother and son bracelet because it's adjustable and can fit up to an 8.5-inch wrist. It even comes packed in a cute drawstring bag.
Because the Baby Shark phase still lives on (sorry if the song's stuck in your head now). Amazon reviewers say it holds up to regular washing.
Busy moms and wine lovers would love this: Start a bath for her and use this bamboo caddy to set out her favorite book and a glass of her favorite wine.
She'll have a blast showing off her matching outfit set with baby on Instagram. It makes the best gift for her first ever Mother's Day. The set comes in a variety of color combos and sizes.
With more than 2,500 five-star reviews on Amazon, this diaper bag is stacked with storage compartments and insulated pockets but looks like a stylish travel backpack.
It's a handy device that relieves sore muscles with its constantly moving nodes and heat technology. It even comes with straps so she can keep it snug while she relaxes.
Starting at $20, you can create a sweet memory book custom-made entirely by you. Just pick the book size, cover color, foil color for the fonts, and upload your photos — Artifact Uprising will handle the rest.
She simply drops in her favorite essential oils or perfumes to help relieve tension during a busy moment, like trying to calm a crying baby.
Just a sweet reminder of what she's worth. If you're worried about not getting it in on time, just be sure to check out with their express, next-day shipping option.
A must for those rare, mom-off-duty nights. These wine labels reward her for making it through realistic feats that any mom would toast. They'd be hilarious to bring to the BYOB restaurant you take her to for Mother's Day dinner.
Seven suction cups keep this bath pillow right in place so she can relax throughout her whole bath. The brand claims it helps with neck support and is easy to clean.
She can carry her new baby close with her no matter where she is with this sweet oval necklace that can be customized with a name, initials or another sweet detail.
So she can treat herself to truffles filled with cream or ganache, dusted with powder, topped with chopped nuts, or drizzled with a even more chocolate.
This isn't just your classic handbag — it's actually a diaper bag built for bottles, nursing pads, and all of her new-parent essentials. Add a trendy monogram for a few bucks more.
Remember: new moms are sleep deprived. Good Housekeeping Lab experts, editors and Amazon reviewers love this luxury silk pillowcase because it helps keep hair shiny and skin looking fresh.
Simplify her skincare routine by giving her something that helps heal her skin overnight. When she needs a little something extra, a pea-size pump of this serum will give her an instant refresh.
For a nice gift that mom can take advantage of the whole year, online personal styling service Stitch Fix takes the pain and time out of shopping. A personal stylist will take her fashion profile and send clothing and accessories she can try out each month. Each box comes with a $20 styling fee, and then she pays for what she decides to keep.
When newborn care gets extra hectic, this best value oil diffuser calms mom and child. Amazon reviewers and lab experts love it because it automatically shuts off when it runs out of water, lasts through the night, and is super affordable.
Gifts that make her feel special don't have to be expensive: these $30 satin pajamas are making waves on Amazon because of their lightweight and silky feel. The set comes in various colors, and according to reviewers, holds up after washing.
Give the gift of a one year subscription to Good Housekeeping magazine, so mom can read about our expert tips on decorating, cleaning, entertainment, and more.
She's always making cheeseboards, so gift her some gourmet cheeses, seasonal apples, baguette, crackers, jams and salsa — all pre-packaged in this lovely basket set.
If she still haven't hopped on the air fryer bandwagon, she's missing out. And, chances are that your mom has come across air fryer recipes on Facebook. This one was well-loved by our Lab experts because it cooks, crisps and roasts in minutes.
Even the Good Housekeeping Institute Textile experts say these towels are "incredibly soft and absorbent." They're a little heavy, but they give mom more of a spa-experience feel right at home.
This one-step hair dryer and styler is well loved by Amazon and our editors. It cuts down styling time so she can spend more time with the baby.
If you really want to give mom the gift of luxury (because that's what she deserves for running after the baby all day), this cozy down pillow might just be the trick. You can pick between three levels of softness so she can have the best night's sleep.