30 Postpartum Gift Basket Ideas for New Moms
Looking for gift ideas for a new mom? Here are 30 postpartum gift basket ideas that will help her take care of her new bundle of joy and herself.
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Practical postpartum gift basket ideas
Becoming a parent means learning about all sorts of things you didn’t know you needed. We’ll start with some postpartum gift basket items to help with things like feeding and changing ― and for taking care of the things the new parent just doesn’t have time for.
1) Reusable nursing pads
Breastfeeding can leave a new mom’s nipples chafed and raw, and leakage can be embarrassing and ruin clothes.
Reusable breast pads slip into whatever she’s wearing to soothe sensitivity and stop leaks, and they’re eco-friendlier than disposable ones.
2) Breast pump
A good breast pump makes the process of pumping easier and more comfortable. In recent years, a range of wearable options designed to let mom pump discreetly on the go have hit the market.
3) Diaper bag
Why should mom or dad just “make do” with any old tote or duffel for carrying diapers when they can have something they love? The best modern diaper bags come in easy-to-clean fabrics, offer features like built-in changing pads, and (dare we say it?) even look stylish.
4) Hip carrier or baby sling
Mom is going to spend a lot of time carrying around her bundle of joy. Make it easier on her with a baby sling or hip carrier.
There are many high-quality options available in a variety of soft, pretty fabrics, and some even have storage pockets like a super-mom utility belt!
5) Newton Baby gift card
6) Meal delivery gift card
Being a new mom is hungry work, but parents might not have the time or energy to cook, let alone handle the kitchen cleanup. A gift card for a service like Doordash or UberEats is always a solid addition to a postpartum gift basket.
7) Meal kit service gift card
Maybe the problem isn’t preparing food, but finding time to buy groceries.
Giving the new parents a membership to a service like Blue Apron or Hello Fresh takes care of that issue by having all the ingredients they need for great meals delivered right to their door.
8) Cleaning service gift certificate
For most new parents, keeping a tiny human alive takes priority over tidying up. A gift certificate for a cleaning service can make home a much more pleasant environment while mom is mostly stuck there with a newborn.
10) Newton Baby Crib Sheets
Newton Baby crib sheets are breathable, washable, hypoallergenic, incredibly soft and cushy on baby’s skin, and fit snugly on any crib mattress.
Pampering Postpartum Gift Basket Ideas
Now that we’ve covered some ideas to help parents tackle essential day-to-day tasks, let’s think about some postpartum gift basket items that will help mom relax, unwind, and enjoy motherhood.
11) Matcha tea kit
Many new moms give up coffee to reduce their caffeine intake while breastfeeding. We salute your sacrifice, mamas!
Help fill the void in her morning routine with a matcha kit, including green tea powder and a whisk or milk foamer to make an antioxidant-rich matcha latte.
12) Ember Smart Mug
This one goes great with our last gift idea. Enough time to enjoy a cup of tea before it gets cold is a luxury moms of newborns rarely get.
Ember’s line of mugs can keep her drink warm for over an hour, or even longer on the charging coaster.
13) Belly butter
Using belly butter during pregnancy can help hydrate skin to prevent itchy dryness. After the baby has arrived, it can help prevent stretch marks as the skin is shrinking back to its normal size.
14) Comfy slippers
Many women experience pain in their feet during pregnancy, and their shoes may not fit due to postpartum swelling, so a cozy, easy-to-slip-on pair of slippers can be a godsend.
15) Therabody Theragun Mini
The Theragun Mini is a portable deep muscle massage device that will feel great on all of mom’s postpartum aches and pains. It’s small enough to take anywhere and quiet enough not to wake a sleeping baby.
16) Audible membership
You can gift a membership to Amazon’s audiobook service Audible in one-month, three-month, six-month, or one-year increments.
This is an especially great idea for a mom who loves to read but can’t hold a book because her hands are always full with her bundle of joy.
17) Noise-canceling headphones
Pairing great with the previous item on the list, a high-quality set of noise-canceling headphones will help a new mom relax with her favorite audiobooks, music, or podcast during those precious moments she gets to herself.
18) Weighted blanket
You may notice that gifts to help mom sleep better are a recurring theme on this list!
Weighted blankets help promote better sleep through pressure stimulation, similar to the feeling of a hug, increasing production of serotonin and melatonin.
19) Ice roller
Ice rollers reduce puffiness, tightening up the skin and brightening up the complexion. Using one is an easy way for a new mom to feel better about herself when she doesn’t have time for her full beauty routine.
20) Spafinder gift card
Spafinder offers physical and e-gift cards to treat her to some pampering at any of thousands of spas and salons nationwide.
21) Heated pillow
A heated pillow or heating pad can be a new mom’s best friend in relieving post-labor soreness.
22) Hand lotion
Repeated hand-washing after diaper changes can leave a new mom’s skin dried out, and pregnancy hormones can also throw off skin’s natural healthy balance.
Moisturizing lotion will keep her hands soft and beautiful.
23) Silk pillowcase
A hypoallergenic silk pillowcase is a luxurious self-care item that’s great for a new mom’s skin and hair.
24) Promptly Complete Childhood History Journal
This is a pregnancy journal, baby book, and childhood memory book all in one, with guided prompts to help parents record milestones of their child’s life from pregnancy to age 18.
Beyond The Basket
We admit we’re “cheating” a little with these last few items: they’re probably too big to fit in a postpartum gift basket. But they’re too good to leave off the list!
25) Newton Baby Travel Crib and Play Yard
Our Travel Crib and Play Yard has a compact-when-folded design, an optional zip-in bassinet insert, and a surface area two times larger than the competition for an extended lifetime of use and tons of room for better sleep and play.
26) Photo printer
All of those adorable baby snapshots parent’s are taking shouldn’t have to only live on their phone. A compact photo printer that connects to the phone will make quick and easy prints to stick on the fridge, put in a scrapbook, or share with family.
27) White noise machine
28) Bottle sterilizer
A bottle sterilizer is a great way to ensure that not only baby bottles but also pumps and pacifiers stay completely clean. Choices range from simple steam sterilizers that go in the microwave to ultra-quick UV light-based options.
29) Shiatsu foot massager
As we’ve mentioned, pregnancy is hard on a woman’s feet. Her tired tootsies need all of the pampering they can get before she has to start chasing a toddler!
30) Owlet Dream Duo Smart Baby Monitor
Keep parents from worrying about their bundle of joy when they finally do sleep with this state-of-the-art baby monitor system.
It has an HD camera with a feed that syncs to a phone or tablet, and a special sock for baby’s foot that monitors heart rate and oxygen levels and tracks their sleep patterns.
Give the gift of better sleep with Newton Baby
Whether you’re focused on finding a gift for the new mom in your life that’s convenient and useful or want to give her a gift that will spoil her a little and make her feel special, we hope you’ve found some inspiration on this list.
Baby sleeping through the night means mom gets to sleep through the night, so anything that helps her little one slumber peacefully is a great gift! Our cribs, bassinets, mattresses, and sheets are designed to give babies peaceful, safe sleep.
Browse our full range of baby products, and check back on our blog for tips on baby sleep and related topics.