There’s always a lot of excitement around a new baby, but it’s really important to not let that excitement overshadow the true star… the new mom! When you’re visiting bringing a push gift can be a great way to boost a new mom’s spirit and help her recover. The best gift ideas are things that will make the new mom feel pampered and cared for, especially if they are gifts from her husband or support system.
Before visiting a new mom in the hospital…
If you are visiting the new family during the hospital stay, it can be tempting to bring something for the new bundle of joy, but in the hospital, all the baby’s needs are met. It is really the mom who will need support! Plus, you probably already bought something off the registry for the baby shower.
There are a few things to consider before visiting a new mom and bringing a great gift. You’ll want to adhere to the visitor regulations for the hospital. It’s best to call or text the new mom first and set up when you’re going to visit. It may be tempting to plan a surprise visit but she will appreciate knowing your plan ahead of time. This is also a good time to ask her if she needs anything. She may be craving a certain food (hello deli meat subs and sushi!) or want something special. That way you can tailor your gift to her wishes.
When bringing a gift it’s best to wrap it in a gift bag, as these can be used to store other gifts and items and are easier to carry to the car.
Gifts for a New Mom from Her Husband or Partner
Flowers That the New Mom Can Take Home from the Hospital
Flowers are a great gift for a new mom from her partner while she’s in the hospital. You can customize your flower arrangement to include her favorite flowers and show your connection to her.
When ordering flowers, make sure you bring them in a vase so they’re easy to care for and carry home!
You should also ask beforehand if flowers are allowed as some hospital wings may have restrictions on flower types. Also, take into consideration how long the hospital stay will be. If it’s a quick 24-hour stay, consider having flowers delivered to the house instead.
A Lux Nursing Nightgown or Robe
New moms deserve a little luxury. Keep her comfy during her hospital stay and during the first days at home with a newborn with a nursing nightdown or robe.
I love Kindred Bravely nightgowns, they are SO soft and stretchy. Plus, they make nursing a breeze with easy access and a built-in bra that holds nursing pads. If you are looking for an even more lux gift, consider the Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Robe. It’s like wearing one of their iconic blankets.
A new piece of jewelry is a great way to celebrate this milestone in life. It is an especially thoughtful gift to the new mom from her husband or partner. I recommend choosing something specific to her new baby, from the name to the birthstone or birthdate. A little touch like this will let her show off her new status as a mom.
Check out a full list of our favorites here! We’ve got bracelets, necklaces, and rings. Of course, we included options of gold, rose gold, and sterling silver. Be sure to find out what the mom usually wears so she can match this new piece to her other favorites.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
No, I’m not joking. I think a pair of high end headphones is such a good gift for a new mom, specifically the Airpods Max. The gift of headphones is giving the new mom the gift of peace and quiet every once in awhile. Promise her that you will be there to step in and take care of baby so she can listen to a podcast or some music and take a break sometimes.
Plus, you can get them in pink or blue in honor of the new arrival!
Gifts for a New Mom from her BFF
A New Water Bottle
If the new mom in your life is breastfeeding, her water intake is super important! Having a cute and convenient water bottle is a must. These Stanley Tumblers are super popular right now!
Postpartum Care & Luxury Toiletries
Bringing a small travel-sized hand cream, cleansing wipes, or even a lip balm can help the new mom in your life feel pampered. She probably packed her bathroom necessities, but having something new and luxurious will help her take a few minutes for herself. I love this little Burt’s Bees’ new mom gift set!
You could also build her a postpartum care kit, learn how here!
While cozy socks are a good option for lounging in bed, slippers are also a great gift to pamper the new mom while she is in the hospital. Bonus, she’ll have something new to look forward to wearing at home! Lounge clothes are a go-to for new moms!
It can be difficult to fit a shower into a hospital stay. Hair accessories like scrunchies and headbands will help her manage her hair quickly. It may also be helpful to offer to brush her hair, help her put it up, or braid it.
Even something as simple as dropping off your favorite bottle of dry shampoo might help. After all, quick hair do’s are going to be a must-have with a new baby around!
A cozy sweatshirt is a perfect gift for a new mom in the hospital
It always helps to have an extra sweatshirt on hand, as babies can be messy and frequent clothing changes are needed. We love this warm custom-made sweatshirt!
Something cute to celebrate her new mom status is always fun.
An ice roller is a small way to pamper your new mama bff. Ice rollers reduce the appearance of pores and help reduce inflammation. But mostly, they just feel really nice on your skin!
Gifts from Grandma and Grandpa
Picking up something the new mama has been craving is a great way to support her and spend time with her beyond seeing the baby.
Smoothies are easy to eat, are packed with vitamins, and can be very soothing. Cut fresh fruit can be another great option because it’s easy to eat and isn’t always available at a hospital cafeteria. Of course, always ask the new mom first! You never know what she might be up for or feel like eating.
Hospital food is not known for being delicious. Bring the new mom snacks she is craving to make her feel more at home. Snack items like chips, pretzels, and any small lunch-size snacks will be easy to eat or to take home for later. Other options include fruit snacks, granola bars, chocolates, and cookies.
This CraveBox from Amazon makes a great gift for a new mom in the hospital because it contains just about everything you could think of!
Hospital rooms aren’t all that cozy, so bringing something warm and fluffy may help her feel more at home. Cozy warm socks are a great small item because they’re easy to put in a bag.
Even though, hospitals give you standard socks which are good for walking around the floor, having a nice pair of comfortable socks to look forward to in the room can help a lot.
Many moms-to-be will pack a few entertainment options in their hospital bag, but bringing her a newly released movie that she may have missed during her pregnancy will give her something to look forward to during those first long nights. If movies aren’t her thing, you may be able to bring a gift card to iTunes or Netflix so she can download a new show!
Making her a movie basket with her favorite candy and snacks is also a great idea!
A memory book
A small-sized baby book or memory book will give the new mama a place to record anything she’d like to remember from her birth story. Many moms use their phones but having a notebook is a good way to pause and take a few minutes to reflect.
Audiobooks are a great way for new moms to consume reading material because they can listen while handling all the tasks that come with having a new baby. An audiobook subscription will give her a chance to try the format and explore how listening fits into her new routine.
Choosing a push present that can help the new mom, support her, and provide some comfort and pampering will be a well-loved gift while she’s still in the hospital! Just make sure it will be easy to pack up and bring back home, as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you give a mother who just gave birth?
You can bring her a meal she’s craving, flowers, self-care items, a cozy blanket or robe, slippers, a new water bottle, or a commemorative piece of jewelry.
What do moms want most after giving birth?
Sushi and wine! Alright, that’s a joke but bringing her a meal she’s craving is a great idea. You can also bring her self-care items like travel-sized hand cream, cleansing wipes, or even a lip balm. A cozy blanket or robe is a great idea as well.
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