The 37 Best First Mother’s Day Gifts That New Moms Will Love (2023)

  • BY Editorial Staff
  • January 18, 2023
The 37 Best First Mother’s Day Gifts That New Moms Will Love (2023)

­Know a new mom who recently welcomed her first child? This year, surprise her with thoughtful first Mother’s Day gifts.

We curated a list of sweet gift ideas for Mother’s Day to celebrate her very first holiday. Whether she’s your wife, daughter, sister, or friend, make her feel extra special with these presents. Any first-time mom will definitely love it.

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mothers day gifts for first time mom: Love You Forever Plaque

Love You Forever Photo Plaque


For thoughtful gift ideas for a new mama, turn her precious photo into a great picture frame. This custom plaque is a sentimental yet versatile decoration. Put it in the nursery or a place of honor on her desk. This sweet gift will be a hit on this holiday.

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first mothers day gift idea: custom star map canvas print

Custom Star Map Print


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Welcome her firstborn with a truly special night sky print. This personalized Mother’s Day gift for her first holiday lets you input the baby’s birth date and location. The print also features a sweet message. It will look great in the nursery or her space.

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first mothers day gifts: hello my new name is mommy mug

“Hello My New Name Is Mommy” Mug


This flower-adorned mug makes an excellent present for her first holiday ever. She’ll love the generous size for her morning tea or water while she’s breastfeeding. This item is one of the most inexpensive gifts on our list. You’ll love the price, and she’ll be reminded of those early days of motherhood every time she uses it.

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mothers day gifts for first time mom: Bear Family Retro Map

Bear Family Retro Map


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Where did her baby come into this world? If you want it to be recorded in a beautiful keepsake, this wall art is an ideal item that every new mom will love to the core. It’s also a great gift idea for your daughter-in-law this Mother’s day.

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mothers day gifts for new mom: we love you mom collage blanket

We Love You, Mom You Are Our Hero Blanket


Are you looking for a perfect gift to get her? The collage photo blanket is a creative and unique gift option. The blanket will not only be a meaningful keepsake with adorable photos of her baby but also a practical item to keep her warm.

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gift for mom: to the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world pillow

“To The World You Are A Mother” Pillow

If you’re looking for thoughtful first Mother’s Day gifts, consider this elegant pillow. Simple printed text on a plain background makes it look perfect in any room. Choose from three sizes for a great fit in the bedroom or on the sofa. The cover is even washable, which is essential when there’s a little one in the house.

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mothers day gifts for new moms: baby stats bracelet

Baby Stats Bracelet


This adorable bracelet is one of our favorite gift ideas from a baby. The delicate cuff wristband is hand-stamped with leaves on the outside. Turn it over to reveal all of her newborn baby’s birth stats. She will love the idea of keeping her little one close while also maintaining privacy. This beautiful jewelry is available in gold, silver, or rose gold.

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gift ideas for mom from baby: custom photo mug

Custom Photo Mug


A favorite song makes this mug a perfect gift from a baby. Celebrate her with this cute keepsake that she’ll cherish forever. Liven up one side of it with a precious picture of mom and her little one. The other side will bear the inscription “you are my sunshine.” You can’t go wrong with this cheerful piece.

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best mothers day gifts for new moms: all-in-one baby keepsake box

All-in-One Baby Keepsake Box


What was her babywearing when you return from the hospital? Where is the hospital band that she wore when she was admitted in the hospital?… and so many other things that you’d want to hold on to forever. Nostalgia can be a powerful force. An all-in-one keepsake box is an ideal gift that allows her a simple place to store important items for the future.

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first mothers day gift ideas: because of you photo canvas

Because Of You Photo Canvas


Create an exceptional present for your favorite mom this year! Put her favorite photo of her child and simply add the name. Beautiful and creative, this Mother’s Day gift for young mama will make her heart sing.

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new mom mothers day gifts: personalized baby pillow

Personalized Baby Pillow


If you’re looking for something to show the baby’s name, pounds, ounces, inches, time, and date at one place, check out this pillow cover. All new moms will love it for sure. 

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first mothers day gift ideas: new mom necklace

Circle Necklace


Personalized gifts are always special. This year, wow the women in your life with a great necklace. Customize this design however you want! Choose both her and her baby’s name, baby’s name and birthdate, and more. She can wear it every day, and it’s elegant enough for a night out, too. This piece is one of our favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas for new moms.

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mothers day ideas for new mom: mommy bag

Mommy Bag


This is not a normal bag. It’s huge. So she will have enough space to store all the baby’s bits and bobs.

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mother's day gift for new mom: baby handprint kit

Cardigan Sweater


With this handprint kit, the new mother will remember her first baby’s little hands and feet for decades to come. This easy-to-use kit comes with everything she and her kid need to create a meaningful keepsake.

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first mothers day gift: mommy and me shirt set

Mama and Me Shirt Set


Make her year by gifting her these cute matching outfits! These garments are one of the best gifts for first-time moms! She’ll love twinning with her baby while wearing such clever pieces. You can choose the colors, making it great for a daughter or son. Just pick the customization you want. Then, watch how happy she’ll be dressing her mini-me to match!

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thoughtful first mothers day gifts: new mom and baby gift box

Handmade Soap And Lotions Set


Luxurious natural soap and lotions set this mom and baby gift box apart! Handmade with care, this box contains goodies for mama and the wee babe. Soothing creams for nursing and stretch marks will please her. Gentle bath balms and soaps will relax the little one. This thoughtful gift box is tops among gift ideas for young moms.

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molly maid house cleaning service

House Cleaning Service


A gift certificate for a cleaning service is a quick but practical gift. New parents might be okay handling laundry, cooking, and adjusting to baby, but cleaning? Not so much. Having a service come in and take care of basic household duties will give mama a little break. A clean house will leave her feeling calm, especially since she won’t have to do it herself.

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1st mother's day gift ideas: postpartum recovery tea

Postpartum Recovery Tea


For a different gift for her, check out this delicious postpartum tea. The caffeine-free tea is made by and for women and contains organic herbs to help new moms recover. Staying hydrated while breastfeeding is a must, as is getting the proper vitamins and nutrients.

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new mother mothers day gifts: letters to my baby

Letters to My Baby


There are so many things that a mom would want to say to their children. But she is no babilist – that means they cannot speak in the baby language. They have to make use of the same ol’ method of communication – the letters. Letters to My Baby is a great product that allows her to write down their feelings for their children in one place.

It’s also a good gift for single mothers to save all their thoughts and gift them to their children when they grow up.

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best first mother's day gifts: mom's one line a day book

Mom’s One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book


This keepsakes journal is one of the best gifts for first-time moms. Your sister or friend will love being able to record her baby’s milestones for a full five years. This diary will be a fantastic baby book. So much easier than writing a page or more every day, she’ll appreciate the simplicity of this format.

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first mothers day gift ideas: monthly milestone blanket

Monthly Milestone Blanket


A multi-purpose blanket is an amazing gift for her. This super-soft bamboo blankie features pine boughs on one side. The other side marks your baby’s monthly milestones with Instagram-worthy cuteness. When not in use for photoshoots, let your little one cuddle with it. It is also useful as a nursing cover-up or emergency changing pad.

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first time mother's day gifts: instant photo printer

Instant Photo Printer


After the baby is born, she is going to use her phone to take endless photos of her little one. This photo printer is the best choice for moms who love keeping the hard copy of their child’s photos. 

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first mother's day gift: willow tree our gift figure

Willow Tree “Our Gift” Figure


Celebrate your wife’s first Mother’s Day with this beautiful figurine. It portrays the gift of new parenthood with elegant simplicity. The figures are cast in a hand-carved mold and made with love. Display it with other items on a mantel or shelf. Either way, she’s sure to love this sweet statue.

READ MORE: The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Wife

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funny gift ideas for new parents: how to traumatize your children book

How to Traumatize Your Children


Give the gift of humor this year! This hilarious book is an excellent gift for the mom who loves satire. Learn all about how to make sure your kids grow up and go to therapy! If funny gifts are on your radar, this one’s a no-brainer. It is also something you can pick up last-minute as a shower gift.

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gifts for new moms: big book of organic baby food

The Big Book of Organic Baby Food


Which food is safe for the baby? Should you give packaged or processed food to your baby at a young age?  “The Big Book of Organic Baby Food” is a cookbook that educates about nutrition and teaches new moms and dads how to make some tasty purees.

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first mothers day gifts for new mom: The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby's First Year

The Sh!t No One Tells You


Parenting is hard. And what is even harder is to get done with parenting in the absence of any guidance or a book. However, thanks to existing parents, we have some literature available that can help us deal with the babies in a better manner. This book is just that! 

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new mom mothers day gifts: new mom skin recovery set

Skin Recovery Set


Among the best gift ideas for her are things that will promote self-care. The lotions and creams in this gift set contain cocoa butter for ultimate softness. Included are moisturizers to help soften and tighten skin and to protect against chapping from nursing. Honor her hard work and help her body recover with some special goodies just for her.

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gifts for first mothers day: foreo facial cleanser & serum

Foreo Luna 3


If you think the new mom in your life would appreciate some revolutionary skincare products, a FOREO skincare set is a great option. Provide her with a unique sonic facial cleansing experience that firms and tones skin.

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gift ideas for her: faux fur slippers

Faux Fur Slippers


Give her the gift of comfort. These scuff-style faux fur slippers are the ultimate in cozy footwear. The non-skid sole means she can carry the baby on all surfaces without worrying about a fall. They’ll keep her feet warm during middle-of-the-night feedings. Pick her favorite color and make her happy with a little goodness.

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mother's day gift for new mom: cardigan sweater

Cardigan Sweater


She’ll be ready to go out with this cardigan sweater. It comes in 21 colors, so the she will have more options to fit her style.

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essential oil diffuser from asakuki

Essential Oil Diffuser


This year, make her day with the gift of aromatherapy. This cool, easy-to-use diffuser can provide her with stress relief throughout the day. At night, it’s safe for the baby. It will keep the nursery humidified, and a few drops of lavender oil will help her little one sleep. The color-changing light can even act as a nightlight for added safety!

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new parents gift ideas: multifunction diaper backpack

Multi-Function Diaper Bag Backpack


Ask a mom and she’d tell you that a baby can have the ‘pee-pee’ time any time. For that, moms have to carry diapers, baby wipes, and an additional baby suit with them, besides other important stuff. Carrying all this in a handbag is not an option. So, get the new moms a diaper bag backpack so that they can carry the essentials easily. 

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best mothers day gifts for new moms: shiatsu neck and back massager

Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager


Not every mom has time to go to the spa, but this massager is perfect to have at home and help ease some of the pain. It’s one of our favorite new mom gifts for Mother’s Day because it’s a dual-purpose present. It’s safe to use post-pregnancy to ease back and neck pain fast.

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first mothers day gift ideas: bamboo wood bath tray

Bamboo Wood Bath Tray


Give your wife the gift of some alone time this year. Draw her a bath and then set up this tray with snacks and a beverage. Her favorite book or tv show, some soothing bath oils, and she’ll be good to go. You’ll take the baby off her hands for an afternoon. This gift idea from her husband will leave her refreshed.

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Spa Bath Pillow


Moms love to relax! Get her a spa bath pillow so that she can make her bubble bath a bit longer – the more relaxed the mom, the happier the baby. 

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first time mothers day gifts: Love At First Sight Desktop Photo Plaque

Love At First Sight Desktop Photo Plaque


This photo plaque makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift from the baby. Featuring a sentimental quote “I believe in love at first sight because I’ve been loving my mom since I opened my eyes”, it will surely make her shed some tears. 

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mother's day gift ideas for new moms: Mommy You Are The World Photo Canvas Print

Mommy You Are The World Photo Canvas


This thoughtful gift is perfect for celebrating her very first holiday. Simply add three photos of her and her kids. This wall art will be cherished for many years to come.


Final Words

Knowing what to get as a first Mother’s Day gift for a new mom can be quite confusing. Do you gift something just for her, for the baby, or both? Regardless of which direction you decide to go, our guide can certainly help. These handy ideas are sure to satisfy!



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