30 Thoughtful Gifts for First-Time Moms

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Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting, rewarding, and exhilarating journeys there is - even more so if it’s happening for the first time.

As a friend, family member, or well-wisher, there’s plenty you can do to show your support and make this phase as comfortable for her as possible.

In this blog, we’ve curated a list of gifts for first-time moms to make them feel special and loved as they prepare to do the same for their new arrival.

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30 Best Gifts to Buy for First-Time Moms in 2024

1. Memory Journal

Becoming a first-time mom is a rollercoaster journey full of milestones. This Complete Childhood History Journal will help her capture milestones, memories, and musings from the first trimester to all the way till the baby turns 18!

2. Muslin Swaddle Blanket

A muslin swaddle blanket is a thoughtful gift for first-time moms, as it’ll make their lives easier by gently soothing their squirmy baby.

Organic Cotton Mart’s featherlight and buttery soft Muslin Swaddles are made from 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton - a hypoallergenic, non-toxic, earth-friendly fabric.

These swaddle blankets are incredibly versatile, too! You can use them in a million different ways, such as nursing coverups, burp cloths, changing mats, car seat covers, and more.

3. Luxe Nursing Robe

This is a gift we bet all new mommas will love! A plush robe by Posh Peanut that’s nursing and cuddling-friendly since it’s so easy to slip in and out of. Available in six gorgeous shades, this soft bamboo fabric robe is absurdly comfy and super convenient - enough to live in!

4. Nursing Pillow

A nursing pillow is a must-have accessory to keep both the baby and the mom comfortable during nursing and formula-feeding sessions.

Its c-shaped design creates a cushioned support, reducing stress on the neck, back, shoulders, and C-section incisions.

If you’re looking for recommendations, then the ergonomically designed nursing pillow by the Boppy is pure bliss.

5. Postpartum Recovery Kit

A box full of postpartum essentials is one of the best gifts you can give to a soon-to-be mom.

The Frida Mom Postpartum Recovery Kit is an 11-piece set containing disposable items like underwear, maxi pads, perineal cooling liners, healing foam, and a caddy.

Depending on your budget, you can go for either the postpartum bundle or a more elaborate hospital packing kit by the same brand.

6. Derma Roller

The Hot Mess Ice Roller by the Skinny Confidential is so good that it’s gone viral! This derma roller is great at reducing puffiness and swelling and leaving your skin rejuvenated.

All you need to do is put it in the freezer for a few minutes and roll it on the affected areas to get the soothing action going.

7. Bath Towels

Next up on our list of best gifts for first-time moms is a set of Organic Cotton Mart’s Turkish Bath Towels. These generously sized towels are made from pure organic cotton, making them a sustainable and skin-friendly choice for the mommy and her family.

Available in an array of bright and beautiful patterns, these colorful cotton towels are quick drying and retain their softness wash after wash.

8. Stylish Fourth Trimester Loungewear

Spending all of her time with the baby and not being able to leave the house for days calls for the comfiest, softest, and most fuss-free outfits.

That’s why we recommend the super soft Nursing Jumpsuit by Hatch. The wrap design top with a cinched tie waist and breezy bottom fit not only looks chic but also makes it easy to get in and out of. What more can a first-time mom ask for?

9. White Noise Machine

Let’s face it: Babies can get quite noisy, especially when you’re trying to get them to sleep.

The soothing sounds coming from the White Noise Machine by Dohm can help the babies drift off to sleep and free up some time for their moms to indulge in some self-care.

Here’s a sentimental gift she’ll love. The Bubzi Co Baby Keepsake Kit comes with non-toxic air-drying clay to capture a newborn’s wiggly toes and tiny fingers.

The imprinting is gentle, fuss-free, and inkless, meaning there’ll be no messy residue left behind on the baby’s feet and hands.

11. Belly Butter

You cannot pamper a new mom enough. And though she might already have a tub of belly butter, the frequent use throughout pregnancy and post-delivery means it won’t hurt to top up the stock.

We love the hugely popular Burt Bees Mama Belly Butter. It’s nourishing, packed with the goodness of nature-derived ingredients like cocoa, shea, and jojoba butter - which are all pretty effective at reducing stretch marks, not just on the belly but also on the legs, things, and arms.

12. Earth Ethical Tumbler to Stay Hydrated

New moms on baby duty are some of the busiest creatures on the planet, so much so that they often forget to look after themselves!

You can help them stay hydrated and energized by gifting them an Earth Ethical Tumbler. This double-walled insulated quencher is made from kitchen-grade stainless steel and is designed to keep hot drinks hot and cool drinks chilled.

13. Adjustable Belly Band

Whether it’s pregnancy or the postpartum phase, most new moms struggle with body aches and mobility issues. It’s all the extra weight around the belly that takes a toll on their backs.

A supportive belly wrap like the one by Frida Mom provides targeted compression, reducing pain and boosting core mobility.

14. Digital Photo Frame

You won’t find a more comprehensive list of great gifts for first-time moms than this.

We’ve got everything from keepsakes and grooming essentials to tech that new mommies will absolutely adore - like this 10-inch sleek and chic WiFi-enabled Smart Frame by Aura.

It allows them to upload and display photos directly from their camera roll via a user-friendly app. What’s not to love?

15. New Mama Care Kit

You’ll find her with stockpiles of baby grooming essentials, often forgetting to shop for skincare for herself.

Let her know she’s cared for by gifting her this amazing care kit by Hatch Mom. Although a bit pricey, it’s got must-haves like nipple and lip balms, belly oil, and leg soother to hydrate skin and reduce discomfort.

Each product is carefully formulated without harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances, making it safe for both mom and baby.

16. Breast Milk Chiller

Every mom who plans to breastfeed needs a Ceres Breastmilk Chiller. We can’t recommend it enough! It keeps the breastmilk cold for up to 20 hours, even when there’s no refrigerator in sight.

Truly a game changer, making breastfeeding on-the-go possible for moms who plan to pump and bottlefeed.

17. Comfy Mules for New Mamas

Pregnant and new moms frequently struggle with swollen and aching feet. These ultra-comfy everyday mules by Vionic will make her feel like she’s walking on a cloud while keeping her sure-footed.

The blissful blend of Vionic’s arch-hugging support, cushioning, and stable soles is why we’re obsessed with these shoes.

18. La Vie Lactation Massager

Breastfeeding moms vouch for this lactation massager, and for good reason. Besides enhancing milk output, regular use of the La Vie Massager helps keep common breastfeeding ailments at bay. The model which we recommend boasts independent heating and vibration settings to fine-tune comfort.

19. Muslin Car Seat Canopy

When she steps out with her little one, this muslin car seat canopy will stop bright sunshine, dust, and insects from getting in their way. This car seat cover is made from 100% organic cotton muslin and is generously sized to cover most infant car seat models.

But its functionality extends well beyond a car seat cover to a nursing coverup, stroller cover, baby blanket, and more.

20. Block Name Necklace

Is your friend fond of jewelry?

Then, this delicate block necklace will put a smile on her face. You can choose blocks to personalize the necklace, spelling out the baby’s name or initials.

She’ll love wearing it around her neck as a reminder of all the beautiful moments and milestones that are in store for her and the baby.

21. Sustainable Organic Cotton Tote

New moms need diaper bags that can act like bottomless pits to make room for the baby paraphernalia. Diapers, bottles, wipes, changing mat, blanket, toys, burp cloth - the list is endless.

Gift her the Extra Large Canvas tote by Organic Cotton Mart that’s stylish, easy to carry, and super spacious. It scores in functionality and durability thanks to the high-quality organic cotton canvas, convenient zipper closure, and sturdy handles.

22. Gift Cards

As we mentioned earlier, a first-time mom needs all the pampering that she can get. Consider sending her a gift card for an all-expense paid spa day, housecleaning, or food delivery. Pretty sure this gesture won’t go unnoticed.

23. Pure Cotton Sateen Sheet Set

Help a tired mom catch up on her sleep by gifting her a set of sateen sheets.

Why sateen? Because it’s a buttery-soft, silky smooth, wrinkle-resistant fabric with excellent breathability - perfect for making anyone sleep like a baby.

Our luxe Sateen Sheet Set contains a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and pillow covers - all made from 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton crafted to deliver a comfortable sleeping experience.

24. Subscription to STEAM Learning Kits

A subscription to KiwiCo’s STEAM Kits is a gift that’ll keep on giving. It’s got everything that a mom needs to keep her child engaged from the newborn phase all the way to when they are a teenager.

Every month, an age-appropriate surprise project is delivered, complete with materials and instructions to invoke curiosity and create a fun, hands-on learning experience.

25. Weighted Silk Eye Pillow

Sleep when the baby sleeps is advice that a new mom would keep hearing all the time. But it’s not that simple to induce sleep. This is where a weighted eye mask can help.

Thanks to a silky soft fabric and a filling of lavender buds and flax seeds, the Asutra Silk Eye Pillow does a lot more than just block out light. It applies gentle pressure to help her relax enough to fall asleep.

26. Organic Cotton Waffle Knit Blanket

Organic Cotton Mart’s Waffle Knit Blankets are perfect to keep the baby warm and comfortable all year round.

We rely on sustainably produced high-quality organic cotton to craft soft, gentle, and breathable waffle weave blankets for cozy, blissful naps. Every eco-conscious mom would treasure this gift!

27. Organic Cotton Crib Bedding

There’s a reason why experts recommend organic cotton fabric for babies. First off, it is grown without pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.

In fact, no part of its production involves harsh chemicals, dyes, or bleaches, ensuring a fabric that’s safe for a baby’s brand-new skin.

That’s why gifting a first-time mom an organic cotton Crib Bedding is such a great idea.

Soft, breathable, and gentle, these crib-friendly sheets will ensure blissful sleep without irritating the baby’s skin.

28. Woven Wrap Baby Carrier

Here’s a gift that both moms and babies will love: A Wrap Baby Carrier by Keababies that’s made with soft, stretchy fabrics, unlike rigid conventional carriers.

It’s ergonomically on point, giving better support for an infant’s neck and hip as well as your back.

Also, because of its wrap design, it’s more snuggly and calming for the baby, not to mention easy to fold and stash in a diaper bag.

29. Sitz Bath Salts

A warm, shallow soak, also known as a sitz bath, can do wonders for her postpartum recovery.

And it’s even more effective if the water contains Epsom salt. A concoction of Epsom salt and essential oils, the Sitz Soak by Better Bath Better Body helps soothe aches, reduce inflammation, and calm the mind and body.

30. Baby Monitor

If nothing else on this list appeals to you, buy her a baby monitor. You simply can’t go wrong with this one! For decades, baby monitors have helped parents keep tabs on their babies and keep them safe.

And each year, these clever gadgets get even smarter and more user-friendly, like this amazing one by the Nanit. It offers a hi-res image of the baby along with sound and motion alerts to your phone.

Final Thoughts

There you have it!

Thirty gifts that’ll impress any first-time mom and make them feel special. If you’re looking for more gift ideas that can make a new mom’s life a tiny bit easier and inspire her to embrace eco-conscious living, then we recommend exploring our catalog.

From storage solutions to bedding to bath linen - every product is versatile, functional, and made from certified organic cotton.

Author: Karen Lamar

Karen is the Chief Content Officer at Organic Cotton Mart. She has a Master's Degree in Environmental Science from NC State with a special focus in Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy. Since her High School days, she has been an Environmentalist and was the President of her High School's Environmental Club for 3 years before starting her freshman year at NC State. She has a deep knowledge and understanding of various environment-friendly movements like zero waste, minimalistic living, recycling, and upcycling.

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