Gifts New Moms Actually Want (for Mother's Day and Beyond)
Adidas 'Stan Smith' Sneakers
As any new mom is about to find out, she’s going to be logging a lot of miles with her little one. Make her stroller-pushing ensemble that much chicer (without sacrificing comfort) with a pair of the white sneaks every supermodel swears by.
Buy It! Adidas Stan Smiths, $65; bloomingdales.com
Journelle 'Laure' Robe
For those long days at home when the idea of putting clothes on seems like a farce, she'll love wrapping herself in this supersoft, lace-trimmed robe way more than she loves putting on that ratty college crewneck one more time.
Buy It! Journelle 'Laure' robe, $109; journelle.com
Babies smell great. But not all baby-related things do. Help her clear the air (and get ready for surprise guests) with a delicious-smelling, long burning candle.
Buy It! Lafco 'Fresh Cut Gardenia' candle, $60; bloomingdales.com
Amazon Gift Card
Privé Revaux Sunglasses
Beyond Yoga Joggers
Nearly every new mom will tell you she lived in leggings when she left the house for the first few week. A supersoft pair of athleisure-chic joggers looks a little more purposeful, without sacrificing an ounce of comfort.
Buy It! Beyond Yoga joggers, $99; amazon.com
Moroccanoil Gift Set
Showers may be hard to come by, but when she does manage to sneak one in, she’ll love using this superluxe, gorgeous-smelling gift set with the brand’s moisture- and shine-enhancing hair products and new body soufflé.
Buy It! Moroccanoil ‘Fleur du Rose’ gift set, $88; sephora.com
Aveeno In-Shower Facial
On the way to visit her and the baby, stop by the drugstore to pick up anything she needs (formula? diapers?) – and toss in a bunch of fun “just for her” stuff including nailpolish, a copy of People, candy and some pampering products, like this spa-treatment-y scrub.
Buy It! Aveeno Positively Radiant In-Shower Facial, $8.29; walgreens.com
Sarah Chloe Signet Ring
She's just as stylish as she was pre-baby, so why should her jewelry game suffer? A gorgeous signet ring has a cool masculine shape, while the script initials are super-feminine, and it will go with everything (from those aforementioned leggings to her work clothes when maternity leave ends).
Buy It! Sarah Chloe petite signet ring, starting at $119; markandgraham.com
J. Mater Diaper Bag
There's no reason a diaper bag has to look so ... diaper-y. This sleek tote from J. Mater comes with all the pouches, pockets and changing pads she could ever want, but looks just like a bag she would have carried before becoming a mom.
Buy It! J. Mater diaper bag, $325; jmater.com
Plated Gift Cards
If you're not much of a cook (or live kinda far away) but want to give her the gift of healthy food without any hassle, treat her to a Plated gift card so she can have tasty, no-brainer meal prep delivered to her door.
Buy It! Plated gift card, any amount; plated.com
Laura Mercier 'Flawless Skin' Kit
We all could use flawless skin, but a sleep-deprived new mom will probably appreciate the luminizing, skin-tone-evening effects of this luxe kit more than most.
Buy It! Laura Mercier Infusion de Rose set, $110; nordstrom.com
Fridababy Bundle of Joy
OK, so this is not quite as glamorous as the other things, but we promise you that it's a gift for her. No mom wants to buy herself the snot-sucking NoseFrida or the (you can guess the purpose) Windi, but she'll be thrilled you added these to her arsenal the first day the child is inconsolably gassy or stuffed-up.
Buy It! FridaBaby Bitty Bundle of Joy, $49.99; walmart.com