That first Mother's Day gift for a new mom is definitely a big one — you have to set the bar for all the Mother's Days to follow. Knock it out of the park with a gift that tells her you appreciate everything she does for her. Whether you want to give her something she can use for self-care (and the "me time" she needs to use it), a keepsake for the first year of motherhood that she'll cherish for years to come or a personalized gift unique to her and her baby, these first Mother's Day gifts let her know how special she truly is. (Plus, they all remember the golden rule of Mother's Day gift-giving — the gift must be for the mom, not the baby! No stuffies, baby blankets or darling little baby outfits allowed, no matter how cute they are. No gifts for the household, either, so no cleaning or organizing products, no matter how much you want to get her a robot vacuum.) Whether you're shopping for your wife, your daughter, your girlfriend or any other first-time mom, any of these thoughtful Mother's Day gifts from Etsy, Amazon and others will make her smile.
Help the new mom in your life savor each moment in this hectic, beautiful time. Each page asks a question that only Mom can answer, making it a truly unique keepsake.
Get your baby's birthstone set on an ultra-thin band. The size makes them perfect for stacking as your family grows.
This is a journal from mom to baby. It comes with twelve envelopes she can postdate, seal and save for when your baby big enough to read the letters she wrote him.
This printer connects with an iOS or Android phone, so you can print right from your camera roll. It comes in handy when you want to preserve those first-year memories right away.
For a personalized gift, this quirky print is totally customizable — from skin tone, hair color and pets. The illustration can even come framed for an extra fee.
Since self-care is essential in that first year, help her turn bath time into spa time with this relaxing bath soak. The formula is vegan, and it smells of organic lavender and tea tree essential oil.
This book offers "no-stress" prompts for moms and daughters to fill out together — but, with questions about what Mom felt the moment her baby was born, Mom can get started on it now. And yes, there's also Just Between Us: Mother + Son.
She'll have a blast showing off her matching outfit set with baby on Instagram. It makes the best gift for her first ever Mother's Day. The set comes in a variety of color combos and sizes.
Give the gift of a one year subscription to Good Housekeeping magazine, so mom can read about our expert tips on decorating, beauty, entertainment and more. With this memebership, she'll also get unlimted access to digital stories, receive exclusive deals and have the chance to become a product tester.
Made of 100% cotton, making it super soft, this robe came out on top during the Good Housekeeping Institute's test. We loved that this breezy style can be worn every season, as it’s not too hot or too cool.
The container is beautiful, but the scent is truly noteworthy. A mix of gardenia, jasmine and ylang ylang make it perfect for the spring season.
You can instantly download the print, which features three generations of women. "Purchased to use as a gift for a close friend. Absolutely beautiful," one reviewer wrote.
The day she first heard that heartbeat was a special one. Celebrate it in bold hues with this print, which makes artwork out of the baby's heartbeat. (Note: You do have to provide an mp3 of the heartbeat for this gift.)
Dads, help baby fill in the blanks in this journal to let mom know just how much you (both!) appreciate everything she does.
Of all her roles, mama is the most important. Let her wear the honor proudly around her neck. It also comes in silver.
While she might not keep all the gifts she gets over the years, she's definitely going to keep all the cards from her first Mother's Day. So pick one that's extra special, like this here. The card comes blank inside so you can write your own message.
At the end of the day, she just wants to be comfortable. Gift her this oversized hoodie blanket that has over 6,000 5-star reviews.
Because the Baby Shark phase still lives on (sorry if the song's stuck in your head now). Amazon reviewers say it holds up to regular washing.
The real best gift of all? Letting her keep her hands free — or at least one hand free — when she's out and about. This fanny pack come in seven colors, and can also be personalized with initials or a symbol for an extra fee.
You won't have to worry too much about the sizing on this mother and son bracelet because it's adjustable and can fit up to an 8.5-inch wrist. It even comes packed in a cute drawstring bag.
In those frantic first through months, she's going to need some coffee if she's going to get through it all. At least give her a pretty mug to drink it in.
Busy moms would love this: Start a bath for her and use this bamboo caddy to set out her favorite book and a glass of her favorite wine.
Whether she's planning to travel or just trying to get organized at home, Cadence capsules can help her with their .56 oz capsules. She can use them for everything from shampoo to pills to jewelry, and the labels and capsules themselves are all magnetic so nothing gets lost. You can buy each capsule individually, or go for a bundle.
With more than 2,500 five-star reviews on Amazon, this diaper bag is stacked with compartments and insulated pockets but looks like a stylish travel backpack.
Encourage her to take some R&R with this hydrating cream-based mask that's great for sensitive, dry or acne-prone skin types.
It's a handy device that relieves sore muscles with its constantly moving nodes and heat technology. It even comes with straps so she can keep it snug while she relaxes.
She simply drops in her favorite essential oils or perfumes to help relieve tension during a busy moment, like trying to calm a crying baby.
A must for those rare, mom-off-duty nights. These wine labels reward her for making it through realistic feats that any mom would toast. They'd be hilarious to bring to the BYOB restaurant you take her to for Mother's Day dinner.
Seven suction cups keep this bath pillow right in place so she can relax throughout her whole bath. The brand claims it helps with neck support and is easy to clean.
This frame kit comes with everything a mom of infants or toddlers needs to create a personal handprint keepsake, including a& safe non-toxic ink pad and a neutral-colored picture frame.