6 Unique and Useful Gifts for New Moms

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New moms usually get showered with tons of gifts for the baby such as clothes, toys, blankets, bibs, towels and what not. Many of these end up being being used for a short period of time only as the baby grows up fast, or maybe never get used at all because the mom ends up with so many of the same things. If you are thinking of gifts for a new mom, you would want something thoughtful that is unique and utilitarian too. Of course you could gift something useful like a diaper bag, baby monitor, crib mobile / projector etc., but she’s only going to need one of those each and you want to make sure you aren’t giving something she’s already got. So here are some ideas for gifts for new moms, that are sure to be unique and incredibly useful too.


Unique and Useful Gifts for New Moms:


1. Baby Carrier:

Post delivery, new moms can suffer from severe pain in the wrists and back. A baby carrier can make it really easy and convenient to hold the baby close without undue stress on her body. Babywearing also promotes bonding and breastfeeding so it is an ideal gift for a new mother. In fact the same carrier can be used till the baby is almost 3 years old so it is one of the most useful gifts you could give. Check out Indian brands like Soul and Cookiie Pie for some beautiful and affordable options.

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Baby carriers are probably the most useful baby gear I have – for traveling, breastfeeding, calming tantrums, putting him to sleep and just keeping him close


2. Cloth diapers / Reusable Diapers:

Introduce the new mom to a natural way to diaper that is good for the baby, the environment and the purse too! My personal recommendation is Superbottoms because it is India’s only tested and certified diaper as per US CPSIA standards, so you know you are gifting only the best! Superbottoms has a range for new borns, as well as an All-in-One (AIO) range that can be used from 3kg all the way up to 17kg. All-in-One makes its just as easy to use as a disposable diaper.

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Superbottoms Resusable Cloth Diapers


I personally love the Superbottoms Plus AIO because it is highly absorbent and has a super trim crotch so it is comfortable for the baby and doesn’t look bulky under clothes either. The diaper is so absorbent and long-lasting that it can be used all night long without any leaks. No midnight diaper changes means more rest for the mom too!

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Superbottoms Plus – Trim All-in-One Cloth Diaper


3. Baby Healthcare and Grooming Kit:

These kits come packed with everything a mom might need to care for her new baby – thermometer, medicine dispenser, nasal aspirator, nail clipper, hairbrush, toothbrush. I am glad someone gifted me this kit from The First Years that I have used extensively and still use till now.


While most visitors would be giving gifts for the baby, why not shower the the new mom with some love too! Here are some gift ideas for the mom.


4. Pamper Hamper:

Gift her a pamper hamper with everything she might need to feel calm and relaxed through this new phase – rejuvenating bath lotions and bath salts, herbal teas to ease postpartum stress and acidity (check out these Mamaearth teas that I personally swear by), essential oils to aid sleep, massage oils for postpartum recovery, nipple butter to soothe sore nipples, strength and energy boosting foods (like gondh laddoos) etc. If you are up for it, you can also include some “babysitting coupons” so that she can take over for her whenever she needs a much-needed break!


6 Unique and Useful Gifts for New Moms - Baby & Beyond

Pamper Hamper for the New Mom


5. Mother and Baby Spa:

Speaking of pampering the new mother, there is nothing quite as pampering and relaxing as a spa, and even better if the mother knows that her baby is close by and being well looked after too. Mother and baby spas such as Baby’s Castle are a new trend where the mother gets a full relaxing spa experience while the baby gets a massage from trained practitioners too. The mom can also get to learn some techniques she can use while massaging her baby at home. I’m sure any new mom would love to be gifted such a spa session.


6 Unique and Useful Gifts for New Moms - Baby & Beyond

6 Unique and Useful Gifts for New Moms – Baby & Beyond


6. Nursing Friendly Dresses:

I remember stocking up on button-down shirts for convenience of nursing. I hated them, but the only other options available were those zippered tops that looked so unflattering. I didn’t even wear a dress for well over 6 months because they were impossible to nurse in. Thankfully options like Drape Me Gold are available now that are stylish and nursing-friendly too. A perfect gift for the new mom.


What are some of the unique and useful gifts you had gotten as a new mom, or gifted to another? I would love to hear your ideas in the comments below.



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  1. Neha said on November 24, 2017 8:54 pm:

    These are such practical and unique gift ideas! I know every new mom would love them.

  2. Nayantara said on November 25, 2017 12:47 am:

    This is such a wonderful list. I do wish every person who has a mom to be or new mom in their circles reads this post and takes note.

  3. Priyadarshani Panda said on November 25, 2017 4:11 am:

    cloth diaper and baby carrier is the best gift one can give to a new mom…it will be used for longer of time as well

  4. Charu Sareen Gujjal said on November 25, 2017 1:13 pm:

    You have listed down some wonderful products. I remember being gifted a pamper hamper by a friend and it was super useful.

  5. Amrita said on November 25, 2017 1:33 pm:

    A nice big pamper hamper and the mommy baby spa for me please.Very nice list of gifts.

  6. Sharvi blossom hulsure said on November 25, 2017 2:24 pm:

    Very thoughtful gifts…. Each can be gifted with assurance that the mommy will be completely sorted and very thankful too

  7. Akshaya said on November 25, 2017 5:53 pm:

    I got gifted some of these and am still super thankful! Also adding gift vouchers to the list… because you never run out of things to buy the baby, and a voucher with a year’s validity always comes in handy ?

    1. Baby & Beyond said on November 25, 2017 6:03 pm:

      That’s a great idea!

  8. Surbhi said on November 26, 2017 12:38 am:

    Now we have baby spas too? Read for the first time. Thanks for sharing some great ideas.

  9. Afsha Galar said on November 26, 2017 3:13 pm:

    Such realistic and useful gifts mentioned!! I am sure this will make a mommy’s life so easy

  10. Rohini James said on November 26, 2017 5:01 pm:

    Love the ideas you have shared. I would say yes to a Mother and Baby spa anyday!

  11. Tina Basu said on November 26, 2017 6:53 pm:

    These are such practical and useful gifts for new moms. I was tired with the toiletries gift set!!!

  12. Sejal Khanna said on November 26, 2017 7:47 pm:

    What a wonderful list. Practical and thoughtful. Bookmarking as am sure I would need ideas very soon!

  13. Kinshoo said on November 26, 2017 11:23 pm:

    Awesome list. I wish someone could have gifted me a baby carrier and Cloth diapers

  14. Anubhuti said on November 26, 2017 11:57 pm:

    I loved the idea of pamper hamper and a nursing dress which is helpful as well as stylish too..Just like the one by drape me gold.

  15. GUNJAN said on November 27, 2017 12:41 am:

    Hey that’s such a wonderful list. I believe all new moms will be happy to receive any of these gifts.. Thanks for sharing this.

  16. Kavita Singh said on November 27, 2017 9:56 am:

    A wonderful and usable list of gift items. I really hope people consider the usage of a gift before giving one to a new mom. Coth diapers are my favorite one as a gift.

  17. Shrishti said on November 27, 2017 11:27 pm:

    Love the ideas compiled in this post . And Superbottoms diapers do make an amazing unique gift for the new moms

  18. Disha Bhandari said on November 28, 2017 2:33 am:

    Love the idea is gifting cloth diapers and ergonomic carriers. Would be perfect for new moms.

  19. Neha gupta said on November 28, 2017 6:21 am:

    These are such practical and amazing gifts. would love to give them ? .. Thanks for sharing this list, saved the article ..

  20. Neha Sharma said on November 28, 2017 5:21 pm:

    That’s a superb list of gift ideas for new moms, but mother-baby spa is totally new to me, wish I knew this before.

  21. Keerthi Vydyula said on December 1, 2017 4:34 pm:

    I opted for reusable diapers to gift my friend who is a new mom ? You have listed out many more amazing gift ideas here!

  22. Nirupama said on December 17, 2017 10:08 pm:

    Love these ideas! Another gift for the new moms (ideally from the respective new dads) would be an armchair or recliner. I got this, and it has made my nursing sessions super-comfortable! Of course, it’s expensive but new dads should seriously consider this instead of things like jewelry. It’s also something a group of friends could pool in and buy.

    1. Baby & Beyond said on December 17, 2017 10:11 pm:

      That’s a great and very practical idea

  23. Maria said on February 20, 2020 12:12 pm:

    Best ideas for new moms.
    Thanks for sharing this.