Mother’s Day is about all moms, obviously. But there’s something special about Mother’s Day for first-time moms. They’re finally a member of the club, and they get a day all about them! But, as us old-timers know, motherhood isn’t all sunshine and roses. Especially during those first few difficult months. If you’ve got a first-timer in your life, it’s a good idea to make this Mother’s Day all about her and her needs and comforts. She’s going to get plenty of baby gifts when the little one arrives. So handle the self-care and convenience for her with one of these Mother’s Day gifts for first-time moms.
Mother’s Day gifts for first-time moms should put their needs and comforts above all else. And what’s more needed and comfortable than a pair of fancy-ass pajamas?
These super soft and super comfy pajamas from Eberjey are great for lounging around the house while the new baby lays about like a potato blob. Bonus points for buttons that can unleash the milk machines.
She’ll realize the importance of a good dry shampoo once she discovers how often she’ll actually get to shower.
I’ve tried them all, and this dry shampoo from Living Proof is one of the best. I can get four days out of it, easily.
New moms wash their hands SO MUCH. Plus all that hand sanitizer! Give her the gift of soft skin with a hand-care kit.
Seriously, my hands looked like gnarled tree branches after my babies came home. Self-care is important, so think of her hands and make them pretty again with this kit from Burt’s Bees.
We all know how much time she’ll spend sitting up with the baby late at night. Give her something to do during those marathon night sessions.
A Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect gift for the first-time mom with a lot of extra time on her hands. Fill it with trashy romance novels and murder mysteries.
Sooooo, about those stretchmarks.
Now, the key here is to not tell her this is for stretchmarks. Because that’s upsetting and rude. BUT, this multi-use skincare oil from Bio-Oil is good for all kinds of stuff. She’ll eventually see that suggested use on the box.
A coffee maker she can keep in her bedroom? Yes please.
The Nespresso VertuoPlus makes single-serving cups of coffee (with crema!) or espresso. She’ll be holed up in her room with the baby, so put coffee at the touch of her fingertips.
Make it so she doesn’t have to ever leave the couch with a video doorbell.
There’s nothing worse than getting settled on the couch with a sleeping baby, only to hear the doorbell. A “No Solicitors” sign and a Ring doorbell can help her decide if it’s worth her time to get up.
Help her with those bags. And no, I’m not talking about the diaper bag.
It’s kind of amazing the amount of baggage moms carry under their eyes. This eye gel with retinol can help her take a load off her face.
She just had a baby. Now she needs a robot to handle some of the non-essential functions around the house.
The two best things you can gift a first-time mom: a cleaning service, and a robot vacuum like the Roomba. Let her focus on the baby and not the disaster happening on the floors.
Remember the neck and back pain from being hunched over with a baby on your boob all the time? Yeah, she doesn’t need that.
This Shiatsu back and neck massager has heat AND a deep tissue setting. Come to think of it, we all need one of these.
A little pretty never hurt anyone!
First-time moms will love this sweet little heart necklace with their new little one’s initial on it.
But back to lounging: every first-time mom needs a fancy, comfy robe.
Convenience is key for first-time moms, so this little bed tray keeps everything at her fingertips.
There’s enough room for her phone, laptop, coffee, remote, and even a snack or two on this cute bed tray.
Mom brain is real, so make sure she never loses the important stuff.
She can these little Tile locators on her keys, phone, whatever. Once she realizes how foggy her brain is those first few months, she’ll be so grateful.
Make sure her coffee is always the perfect temperature.
The Ember mug is a temperature-controlled coffee mug that will keep her coffee or tea at the perfect temp, no matter how long it takes her to drink it.
Speaking of beverages, water is key for breastfeeding mamas, and this water bottle will tell her when it’s time to chug it.
The Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle will glow when it’s time to hydrate. One less thing for her to remember!
Finally, make sure the family is still eating good food, but make it easy for them to make it.
Mother’s Day should be special for all moms, but it really means a lot to make it extra special for first-time moms. Their babies aren’t old enough to make those adorable school crafts yet, so make sure she feels the love with an extra special gift just for her.