When choosing new mom gifts, choose items that moms can actually use. As I review children’s items, I came up with a list of a few of my favorite items that new moms could appreciate. I’m a mom of two kids under four years old, and I understand what a new mom needs. Consider the personality of the mom, as a super sporty, practical woman might not care about a trendy baby accessory. My list includes items that I’ve personally used and would wholeheartedly encourage others to try. 

Big Ticket Items

Team up with several friends or family members to help buy a big ticket item. New moms can get overwhelmed with the needs for strollers, carriers, cribs, crib mattresses, and more. Major purchases take a toll on any parents’ budget, so if you can help with a major purchase, your gift will be much appreciated. Personally, I recommend the Moonlight Slumber mattress. The company’s mattresses go through the most extensive testing process and have a super comfortable foam to help pamper the new baby. Any mom would be super impressed with a top of the line, big ticket gift — perfect to tell a new mom, who’s your wife, that you love her.

Cute Baby Clothes

Baby clothes are fun to buy and are affordable. My favorite line of clothing for babies would be RuffleButts, which also has a boy’s clothing line. In the girls’ line, all the clothes have a ruffle on the bottom to make some adorable infant photographs. Also, buy a pair of ToeBlooms to help get some excellently adorable photographs. ToeBlooms makes cutesy cloth sandals for babies as well as matching headbands.

Teething Necklaces

Teething necklaces are inexpensive and very practical. My personal favorite would be the Teething Bling line of necklaces, which never get stuck in my hair. I’ve also had the pleasure of reviewing Chewbeads and Teethease. I think Teethease have a great style and feel great on baby’s teeth. As teething necklaces are pretty inexpensive, you could buy a couple different brands to help the mom choose her personal favorite. As a busy mom, I keep one necklace in the diaper bag for emergency, and another on my dresser for use in the home.


I received a free product, but it in no way influenced my opinion.

About The Author

Theresa has been writing since 2010 in magazines and online. Her lifestyle and parenting expertise has been featured in publications, including ShopSmart and Scholastic. She earned an M.Ed in Elementary Education from Vanderbilt as well as a BA in History from Flagler College, and she is a certified teacher.

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