With a baby shower invitation in your hand and a pregnant friend waiting for her first baby to arrive, you’re trying to decide what gift to get her that’s not just fun, but also super useful.

I mean, onesies are amazing, right? But newborns really only need so many and let’s face it, they’re going to grow out of them all in about .42 seconds. So, what does mom really want? We asked you to tell us your favorite gifts for first time moms and you shared the best ideas!

Most of these ideas are from our amazing readership and we’ve tossed in a few of our own too. Some are baby shower type gifts and some are just things you might want to pass along after baby arrives, or just before. In no particular order, here we go!

50 Gift Ideas For First Time Moms

50 Gift Ideas For First Time Moms

  1. A meal delivered to their house (or create a meal train with a group of friends)
  2. Frozen meals to stock their freezer
  3. Gift cards for takeout food
  4. Washable nursing pads
  5. Disposable nursing pads
  6. Soft swaddle blankets (cotton or muslin are great)
  7. A house cleaning service or
  8. Clean her house before she comes home from the hospital
  9. 50 Things to Do Before You Deliver: The First Time Moms Pregnancy Guide by Jill Krause (releases April 3, 2018!)
  10. Disposable diapers
  11. Cloth diapers
  12. Nipple cream
  13. Bottles
  14. Baby carrier (ring sling, structured carrier, wrap)
  15. Pack n’ Play or portable crib
  16. Swaddles (take our quiz!)
  17. A lightweight robe (especially for mom’s who have had a c-section and can’t comfortably wear pants)
  18. Burp cloths
  19. Washcloths
  20. A gift certificate or connection with a lactation specialist
  21. A postpartum doula
  22. Sleepers with zippers (easier for middle-of-the-night diaper changes)
  23. Coffee and
  24. a really awesome travel mug (because cold coffee is crummy)
  25. The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp
  26. A subscription box just for mom
  27. Easy to eat snacks (granola bars, fruit trays, crackers and cheese, etc.)
  28. Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine
  29. Essential oils and a diffuser
  30. Mama, Bare: The Birth Of Mother by Kristen Gail Hedges
  31. Smitten Sleep System baby box
  32. Larger size clothing for baby (something they won’t grow out of right away)
  33. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment and
  34. a Bum Brush
  35. A gift card for mom (Target? Amazon?) so she can get something just for her
  36. Boon Spoon and food scissors for when baby is ready for solids
  37. Nursing-friendly pyjamas and
  38. Slippers for mom
  39. Bets & Emy baby wipes
  40. Wine
  41. First cold care package, including: NoseFrida, Boogie Mist, and ZarBee’s Naturals Baby Cough Syrup
  42. Earth Mama Herbal Perineal Spray
  43. Magnetic Me sleepers
  44. A hospital package for mom, including: comfortable pyjamas, a good smelling soap, and fuzzy socks
  45. Baby books (you can never really go wrong here!)
  46. Dr. Smith’s On-the-Go Diaper Rash Spray
  47. Gripe water, baby Tylenol, etc. (handy for the middle of the night when mom might need it)
  48. A journal for mom and colorful pens
  49. DockATot
  50. Amazon Prime subscription

We tried to make sure we included ideas that span all budgets and lifestyles- while we know not everything on this list is right for every mom, we hope you can find some ideas that will help you when you’re getting ready to shower your friend or family member with a welcome-to-motherhood gift.

Add your favourite gifts for first time moms in the comments below! And be sure to pin this for future reference. Happy baby-ing!

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  1. It seems like its pregnancy season! My friends are expecting their babies and we all can’t wait for everyone to be bff’s too! By the way, great list! Can’t wait to give out gifts to my girl friends!

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