The new mom who’s celebrating her first Mother’s Day could use the break because chances are she’s underslept, underappreciated, and feeling a little crazed. Here, we rounded up some time-savers, organizers, soothers, and mood-lifters that she would appreciate as gifts this year. (These practical baby-shower gifts would also be a good place to start.)
For the New Mom Who’s Not Getting Enough Sleep
Bucky Contoured Eye Mask
$10(was $13, now 23% off)
For one of those days when she’s surviving on minimal hours of sleep, here’s a Strat-approved contoured eye mask that she could use to help her sleep deeper, or block out light for a midday disco nap.
It’s not just a baby nap pod; it’s a cushy sling-style lounger that you can set up nearby to lull your baby to sleep while you’re going about your business (that comes highly recommended by mothers and us).
Dry shampoos are a godsend for every busy person, but especially necessary on days when showering is an afterthought. We like this one because it tends to last a lot longer than your Kloranes and Batistes (so you don’t have to top up as often).
For the New Mom Who Would Never Buy it for Herself
Eberjey Women’s Gisele PJ Set
$94(was $118, now 20% off)
If she’s still wearing ratty old T-shirts from college to bed, we’re not judging, but wouldn’t it be nice to give her a soft and cozy upgrade? We’ve never met an Eberjey set we didn’t like, and this one is short-sleeved and cool enough for summer nights.
Busy momHelen Hou-Sandí tipped us off to the importance of a clean, crumb-free zone where your desk is, especially if you’re working from home with kids. She recommended a smart keyboard with a cover, but we also found this easy-to-clean desk mat that will help protect your desk from the odd spill and mess.
For the New Mom Who’s Not Crazy About Her Stretch Marks
Bio Oil Multi-Use Skin Oil
There isn’t really a great solution out there for getting rid of your stretch marks, but women on the internet swear by Bio Oil for fading discoloration and stretch marks over time (just read the reviews!).
Lesley Arfin is a fan of this clean, grapefruit scent from Jonathan Adler (which she considers “the best candle that ever lived”). And any SoulCycle mom will be familiar with this candle that they light up in the studio.
For the New Mom Who Deserves Something Life-Changing
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean
$180(was $220, now 18% off)
We’ve called this Sonicare the “Tesla of toothbrushes” before, and when it feels like a massage for your mouth, we think you could even file it under “wellness.” All of this is to say that we think any time-starved person might enjoy the couple of extra minutes in the bathroom with this deep-cleaning, yet relaxing, toothbrush.
Nothing’s more satisfying (or easier to use) than a twist-up makeup pen, and this one will help her mask any lingering under-eye circles (might we add that it has rave reviews on Amazon and is less than half the price of a Clé de Peau stick?).