Unless you’ve already experienced bringing a little one into this world, figuring out what the best gifts for new moms, or new parents in general, is probably a very tall order. That’s why we put together this handy gift guide for those bringing their bundles of joy into their homes for the first time.
We’ll just cut to the chase: Life as a new mom, while incredibly rewarding and unlike anything else, is undoubtedly hard. In between the many sleepless nights and having to run errands, go to doctor’s appointments, and doing whatever else life throws at them, we’re certain any of your new mom friends — or perhaps someone in your family, like a sister or cousin — are constantly searching for ways they can allow themselves a little break.
This holiday season — or frankly, any time of the year — is the perfect time to show them just how solid of a support system they have in you with a gift to help ease their day-to-day challenges. Between a therapeutic shower mist, monthly beauty gift subscription, or a comfortable-as-hell nursing bra, you can’t go wrong with any of the following picks. (Well, adding in an hour of babysitting here and there or sending a few food delivery gift cards would probably earn you “true lifesaver” status, but we digress.)
While new parents have a long journey ahead with learning the ins-and-outs of caring for a new baby, trying to maintain some semblance of a self-care routine is also a hell of a lot of work. Show them some love with a luxe bath-care set or helpful gadget to help them pump — anything that’ll make life as a new mom a lot more comfortable, if only for a few minutes at a time.
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