The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for New Moms

PSA: They don’t all have to be baby-related.

by Laura Jackson
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Florence Welch photographed by Tina Barney; styled by Sara Moonves for W Magazine 2018.

If someone in your life just had a baby, the urge to go out and buy an avalanche of tiny, adorable newborn presents can be overwhelming. But as we approach Mother’s Day, make sure you don’t forget about the person whose life just got turned upside down by this very cute new arrival. While baby-themed gifts are always fun to give and receive, chances are she’d also appreciate something that’s not covered in bunnies or teddy bears, like a fabulous set of bed sheets, a super soft cashmere sweater, or luxe pajamas. You could also go the practical route: Every new mom could use some good socks, a roomy tote bag, or a slightly dressed-up sneaker. And for long, bleary-eyed stroller walks, an oversized trench coat will make even a sweatsuit look chic and pulled-together. Here, a roundup of our favorite gifts for new mothers, from elevated baby essentials to luxurious splurges that are all about her.

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An Easy Trench Coat

A godsend on frenzied mornings.

A Wear-Forever Sweater

Cozy, classic and extraordinarily soft.

A Sweet Sock

The perfect combination of playful and practical.

Luxe Nail Varnish

For when she needs a moment to herself.

A Future Family Heirloom

A classic timepiece she’ll pass down to the next generation.

Not a Diaper Bag

This over-the-shoulder bag can handle all manner of accoutrements, baby-related or not.

An Elevated Everyday Jacket

For when she’s running out the door.

Cheerful Sneakers

They’re comfortable, and they brighten up any outfit.

A Simple Onesie

Cute, super soft, and not-at-all fussy.

A Design-y High Chair

This easy-to-assemble piece is as stylish as it gets.

A Heavenly Scent

Heady, floral and sophisticated—perfect for unwinding at the end of a long day.

Fancy PJs

So soft and stylish, she’ll end up wearing them for days (and feel great about it).

Lighthearted Reading Material

Bedtime laughs guaranteed.

A Timeless Dress

Chic enough for a weekend getaway, easy enough for day spent running around with the baby.

The Perfect Sunny

To hide the effects of sleepless nights.

A Chic Sun Hat

This one is woven from soft natural raffia, which means she can stash it in a bag without worrying about it getting crushed.

A Minimalist Slip-On

Who wouldn’t appreciate these?

One Less Thing to Think About

Her shopping list is probably the last thing on her mind—a luxe hand soap for the kitchen or powder room is always appreciated.

A Teething Toy

Adorable, non-toxic and very necessary.

Something Charming

You can’t go wrong with delicate customized jewelry.

A Good Night’s Sleep

A fresh set of supremely soft sheets makes everyone happy.

A Night Cap

Just add ice and a squeeze of fresh lime.

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