That first Mother’s Day is so special, and if you’re looking for a wonderful Mother’s Day gift for a new mom, these ideas should make her day. From thoughtful jewelry to commemorate the year, to a first family portrait, to luxiurious pampering just for her, we hope these gifts serve as a sweet reminder that all those dirty diapers and around-the-clock feedings are worth it. Because, of course they are!

So we looked around and put together some awesome first Mother’s Day gifts for new moms that we think any new mother would be so grateful to receive.And hopefully, she can continue to appreciate them long after the sleepless nights are over. Because they do end, right? – Caroline and the team

At top: Custom Name Ring | Grace Personalized 

Thoughtful First Mother’s Day Gifts for New Moms

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Custom name rings: Mother's Day gifts for new moms from Grace Personalized on Etsy

Custom Name Ring

$27, Grace Personalized

If you’re looking for a very affordable Mother’s Day gift for a new mom that’s a thoughtful keepsake and cool statement piece, this custom name ring is where it’s at. As long as the child’s name isn’t Bartholomew-Nathaniel.


Off-Duty luxury pajama set: Mother's Day gifts for new moms from Petite Plume

“Off Duty” Luxury Pajama Gift Set

$175, Petite Plume

Will she ever be off duty? No! Can she try, at least sometimes? Absolutely. This thoughtful gift for new moms includes the pjs and candle and hails from the luxury sleepwear company approved by celebs from Kate Hudson to Kim Kardashian to Princess Kate Middleton.

Custom Mother's Day newspaper: Editable and printable

Personalized Printable Mother’s Day “Newspaper

$9.81, Paperless or Printable

This totally edit-able Mother’s Day post is a truly unique Mother’s Day gift for a new mom. You get 3 PDFs with instructions for editing, downloading, and printing this sweet keepsake using a free Canva account.

Cool Mother's Day gifts for new moms: Itzy Ritzy mini leather urban diaper backpack doesn't look like it's for diapers

A Diaper Bag That Doesn’t Look Like a Diaper Bag

Itzy Mini+ Diaper Bag, $99 Itzy Ritzy

Baby gear isn’t necessarily the most pampering of Mother’s Day gifts for a new mom — so a chic, urban mini-backpack that’s a diaper bag in disguise could help her feel like her stylish self again. Though if she is the practical type, check out our list of practical but still cool baby shower gifts for more ideas.

Custom family portrait illustrated in a charming modern style by Discovering You: Sweet first Mother's Day gift

Modern Custom Family Portrait

$50 and up, Discovering You on Etsy

Sheridan Hayes creates charming, custom family portraits of all kinds, from the classic above, to full-bleed digital art with more intricate backgrounds. A digital download lets you get yours more quickly. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to commission a family portrait for as long as I have, this first Mother’s Day gift is the perfect one.

Related: 12 of our favorite modern custom family portrait artists on Etsy

First Mother's Day gift for new moms: Custom frame for rotating photos

Custom Tabletop Frame for Rotating Photos

$45, Artifact Uprising

This thoughtful first Mother’s Day gifts is new from one of our very favorite custom photo gift companies. It lets you rotate up to 5 family photos, that they’ll print beautifully for you.

Mother's Day gifts for new moms: Kendra Scott interlocking heart necklace at Target

Kendra Scott Interlocking Heart Necklace

$34, Target

Such a sweet new mom gift at a terrific price. The tears will come before she’s even put it on.


Mama needs coffee mug: Cool Mother's Day gift for a new mom

Fabula Low-Acid Coffee Subscription: Thoughtful gift for new moms

Mama Needs Coffee Stoneware Mug +

Low-Acid Organic Coffee Subscription

Mug $19.99, Sweetwater Decor; Coffee $19.99/up with subscription, Fabula Coffee

Been there, done that, highly recommend anything involving coffee.That said — coffee might irritate her newly sensitive tummy these days, and this low-acid, 100% organic coffee from Fabula, comes in all kinds of roasts and flavors, and arrives every few weeks, on her schedule.


Mother's Day Gifts for new moms: Hands-free crossbody phone case from Bandolier

A Hands-Free Crossbody Phone Case

 $198 and up, Bandolier

Since moms always wish we had more hands, our favorite wearable phone case at least lets you use the ones you do have, a little easier. Comes in so many gorgeous styles including this new limted-edition floral print collab with Ceci NY


Best first Mother's Day gifts: A keepsake family photo album from Artifact Uprising

A Custom Keepsake Photo Book

$19+ for softcover, $49+ for hardcover, Artifact Uprising

My family had already taken so many photos of my baby by month three and there’s no way I could have ever gotten around to framing even the best of them. This is why I’d be so giddy if they took the time to put together a custom photo book of our first months together. I’d love leafing through it on my coffee table every day.


Practical gift for a new mom: Mylio Photos helps you archive, organize, and safely share your photos

A Sanity-Saving Photo Organization Service

30-Day Free Trial, then $9.99/mo with discounts for annual plans, Myliio

Speaking of photos, — and trust us on this — she wants to get her photos organized starting yesterday because it only gets harder to keep up with over time. This brilliant service lets you search, organize and safely share all of your photos (and other media) across all your devices, all in one place. Automated backups preserve those precious memories too.

Gifts for new moms: A SmoothieBox subscription to make it easier for her to start her day healthy

A Healthy Fresh Smoothie Subscription

$40+, SmoothieBox

We moms know that we often put ourselves last, and that goes double (or quardruple) when you’re a new mom. This subscription makes it easier for her to start her day healthy, with minimal fuss. Or brain cells.

Related: 24 self-care gifts for Mom to help her slow down and breathe.

Mother's Day vouchers for date night: perfect gift for new moms

Date Night Vouchers

$4.90 instant download (30% off for a limited time), Poppy Printables Store

Sometimes new moms just really need a break from being new moms. Consider giving the gift of a night out — this Etsy shop has beautifully designed coupons you can customize and print. Maybe even add in a gift card to her favorite restaurant, theater, concert, or sporting event. And of course, the gift of childcare never hurts.

Pampering Mother's Day gifts for new moms: Drunk Elephant Bora Barrier Rich Repair Cream

Drunk Elephant Bora Barrier Rich Repair Cream

$69, Sephora in Kohl’s

Since new moms spend most of their time anticipating the needs of another tiny person, you can’t go wrong with a gift that’s all about her, like the luxurious Drunk Elephant Bora Barrier Rich Repair Cream with 6-Butterlipid Complex. In short: an outrageous, high-functioning repair cream that’s perfect for all skin types. (If you’re really splurging, add in a gift card for a spa service — and the type to use it!)


Special first Mother's Day gift: A bottle or case of wine from the baby's birth year

Bottle (or case) of wine from the baby’s birth year that you can age for 21 years

Wine isn’t necessarily your typical Mother’s Day gift, but to make it a  special Mother’s Day gift for a new mom, choose a bottle of wine from the baby’s birth year. Vivino has a good guide to what should be terrific in 21 years — yes to Vintage Champagne, no to a California Chardonnay. But the real gift is knowing that she (and hopefully you!) can enjoy it with her future adult. Freaky thought, I know!


Diamond mama necklace in white, yellow, or rose 14k gold from Tali Gilette

Mama Keepsake Necklace

$350 and up, Tali Gillette

Sparkle for days! Yes, this is a mega splurge — especially if you go for the diamonds — but if the mom in your life takes her style cues from moms like Gwyneth and Sarah Jessica, and the editors of Vogue, this spectacular first Mother’s Day gift for a new mom will be treasured forever.