Best Gift for a New Mom in the Hospital

Hospital gift guide for new moms

New mother gift ideas

Nothing is ever going to top the gift of giving birth to a child. But, that doesn’t change the fact that giving birth is both a very emotional and overwhelming time for a new mother. For starters, your loved one just endured giving birth to a child. Which, in itself, is a huge accomplishment. Moreover, there is a very awkward and emotional transition from being pregnant and giving birth. When you are pregnant, you are the center of attention. When a woman gives birth, all of that attention shifts towards the new baby. Picking out a gift for new mom in the hospital is a great way to not only say congratulations but to remind her that everyone loves her.

 Make the Gift About Her

Hospital gift guide for new moms

Remember the baby shower you attended sometime in the last few months? That was for the baby your loved one gave birth to. The perfect gift to say congratulations for a new mom in the hospital should be all about the mother. Go with something you know she likes or something she can pamper herself with. Think about how exhausted she is going to be taking care of a newborn and stem your ideas for the perfect new mom gift from there.

1. A Stylish Diaper Bag

Ok, so a diaper bag is a gift for both mom and baby that says, “congratulations for new mothers in the hospital.” The key to making a diaper bag work as a gift for a new mom in the hospital is to make the diaper bag about the mother. Does she have a favorite animal? How about a favorite color? If you go with a diaper bag that matches her personality, it will make her like the diaper bag even more. For someone who has never carried a diaper bag, this can be a great way to make it easier for her to adjust to carrying it around.

Baby Aspen 360 Signature Black and White Floral Diaper Bag

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2. Chocolates

Chocolates – and snacks in general – are always a great go-to gift for the new mom in the hospital. Caring for a newborn is exhausting. And, a girl needs her chocolates! They can be a great soothing snack for an exhausted mom tending to a newborn. If you aren’t sure what kind of chocolates she likes, consider making up a chocolate gift basket with a variety. Unless your friend is averse to chocolate, this is not a gift you can ever go wrong with.

Individually Wrapped Chocolate Covered Oreos

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3. Personalized Pillow

Pick mom up a few new pillows and pair them with some personalized pillowcases if you want to go with a gift that falls into the comfort category. Trying to get into a comfortable position after having a baby is hard. It can be even harder to get into a comfortable position to nurse. Having some additional pillows for support can be extremely helpful. The personalized pillowcases aren’t necessary, but they certainly put a nice unique spin on the gift that really shows how much you care.

Personalized Cheerful Monogram Pillow Case

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4. Anything Lavender

Unless your loved one is allergic or averse to lavender, having lavender items is a pleasant gift for a new mother. Lavender is a calming and soothing scent. It relaxes you and it some cases it can put you to sleep. For a stressed out and exhausting new mom, few things are better for her nerves than a nice warm lavender bath or a rub down with some lavender lotion. Moreover, a lavender candle or some lavender wax melts may just help soothe the new baby to sleep!

The Essence of Lavender Spa Gift Basket

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5. Teddy Bear or Alternative Plush

Not every gift for new mom needs to be practical. On a night when your loved one feels emotional or stressed, cuddling up on a plush such as a teddy bear can be incredibly soothing. A teddy bear or alternative plush as a gift leaves the door open for a lot of creative ideas on your part. Does she have a favorite color? How about a favorite animal? Do you want to get the bear personalized with her name or her new baby’s name? There are a lot of different ways to approach a plush as a gift.

Chloe the Cat Plush Plus Bloomer for Baby

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6. Housekeeping

Pick up a hooded towel for the new baby and wrap up a coupon for free housekeeping if you want to give a gift, but are a little tight on cash. Taking care of a newborn is exhausting. As a new mom, your loved one isn’t going to have the time or energy to do dishes, laundry, and maintain the house. Coming over and doing some household chores is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give.

Little Peanut Elephant Hooded Spa Towel

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7. Mementos and Keepsakes

Mothers are incredibly sentimental. Something as simple as a personalized blanket or a personalized photo album can make it easy for the new mom in your life to capture memories. Not only are blankets useful, but a personalized blanket also makes a great photography prop. Move over, she can pack it away when her baby ages and pull it out to cuddle it when she wants to remember those wonderful times. A personalized memento gift is something she will treasure forever.

Personalized Baby Blanket Hug-Zzzies Gift Set

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8. Baby Essentials

While a gift for the new mom in the hospital should be about the new mother, there is nothing wrong with giving a gift geared toward the baby. Diapers and baby wipes, for example, are a gift for both the baby and mom. Have you ever ventured down the baby aisle of a grocery store or department store? Diapers are expensive. Giving the gift of diapers and baby wipes is a way of saving a new, stressed out, and exhausted mother a little cash.

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This list just begins to scratch the surface on perfect gift ideas for a new mom in the hospital. Think about what she likes and find a way to personalize it. Chances are pretty good she’s going to love whatever you decide to give her.

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