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
For the New Mom Who’s a Champion Multitasker
For the New Mom Who Doesn’t Have Time to Groom
For the New Mom Who Would Never Buy it for Herself
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.
For the New Mom Who Needs to Relax
Calming lavender soap that will act as aromatherapy when she’s in the bath.
For the New Mom Who Needs to Relax, Part Two
For the New Mom Who Works From Home
Busy mom Helen 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
For the New Mom Who’s Still Decorating
Should she need an additional adorable (but functional) accent for the baby room, there’s this cute elephant hamper for storing soiled clothes and towels.
For the New Mom With a Fussy Baby
For the New Mom Who Deserves Something Uplifting
For the New Mom Who Deserves Something Life-Changing
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.
For the New Mom Who’s Trying to Wean Herself Off of Caffeine
For the New Mom Who’s Never Giving Up Coffee
For the New Mom Who Can’t Be in Two Places at Once
So she knows what her baby’s up to at all times.
For the New Mom Who’s Overhauling Her Cleaning Routine
For the New Mom Who’s Also a Dog Mom
Who would also get a kick out of a wiener dog holding up her favorite reads.
For the New Mom Who’s Also a Plant Mom
Here’s a self-watering planter that will keep her garden herbs alive, without the frequent maintenance.
For the New Mom Who Never Sleeps
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?).
For the New Mom Who Wants a Shortcut in the Kitchen
For the New Mom Who Wants a Diaper Bag That Doesn’t Look Like a Diaper Bag
This “does it all” diaper bag will help her go through her day without feeling schlubby. It has the look of an understated backpack (though it has room for all the diapers, bottles, and toys).
For the New Mom Who Wants to Declutter
For the New Mom Who Needs a Little Helper
For the Ecofriendly New Mom
For the New Mom Who Always Complains About her Neck and Back Pain
For the New Mom Who Always Complains About Her Neck and Back Pain, Part Two
For the Mom Who’s on Her Feet All the Time
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