New moms deserve a little something extra on their first Mother’s Day. Okay, also on their second, third and fourth. Those early years — whether resting in bed just weeks out from delivering the baby or years out, covered in macaroni-and-cheese finger grease and other not-to-be-mentioned smears — can be soul-ravaging. These 14 gifts will let her take a moment to reconnect with herself — and show your gratitude for Herculean efforts.
OXO Brew Pour Over Coffee Maker with Water Tank
Using a coffeemaker to make a single pick-me-up in the middle of the day feels over the top. That’s why we love this single-cup pour over design. Buck the French press — which can taste like cowboy coffee — for this more sophisticated setup.
Herbivore Botanicals Detox Bath Soak
Sometimes, the time to take a bath is a gift in and of itself. Amplify the experience for her by letting her revel in it with these bath salts. Blue clay sourced in Cambria draws toxins from the skin while the eucalyptus and lavender scents add calmness and serenity.
Orgaid Organic Sheet Mask
Hormone loss after having a baby can leave her skin dull and depleted. These sheet masks, packed with vitamin C, lemon, orange peel, pomegranate, lavender and rose hip, work to add radiance and luminosity. And a touch of self-care.
Outdoor Tech Buckshot 2.0
This may be designed for elevating a biking experience, but there’s no reason she can’t amp up her stroller runs in the same way. This rugged bluetooth speaker can withstand some saliva, little greasy hands or a few drops in the sandbox all while blasting white noise (for naps), kid’s songs (for stroller runs) or whatever adult music you can coax your toddler into liking.
Canvas Home Cylinder Glass Large Vase
Flowers are a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day (in fact, we like Bouqs) but give her a special vase — like this beautiful recycled glass one from Canvas Home — to put them in and she’ll remember your thoughtfulness far beyond the lifespan of the bouquet.
Artifact Uprising Frames
Nothing warms up a grey day than framed photos of your loved ones lining your walls. And if your baby is just about one year old, you probably have roughly 3,000 pictures to choose from. Give those moments the quality they deserve with a museum-level frame from Artifact Uprising. All you do is choose the picture and order — it arrives to your door pre-framed and ready to hang.
Outdoor Voices TechSweat ¾ Leggings
The New York Times said this week that leggings are quite possibly the future and we’re in full agreement. If she’s just post-baby, buy her a pair of her favorite stretchy pants in one size larger than she normally wears. They will be her go-tos for months to come. We like Outdoor Voices TechSweat ¾ Leggings for their thick and supportive fabric.
The Night Sky Custom Map
Put in your little one’s birthplace, date and time and you’ll get a stylish custom map of the corresponding night sky in return. She’ll love the sentimentality, the opportunity for education (once your little one wants to learn about The Little Dipper and Orion’s Belt) and the added piece of nursery art.
Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Sheet Set
In those first few weeks, new moms spend hours upon hours in bed healing from labor and delivery and snuggling their hours- or days-old babies. We can’t think of a more luxurious gift than new sheets in which to spend this all of this nesting time. These sheets from one of our favorite bedding brands, Coyuchi, is ultra soft because the organix cotton feels broken in straight out of the box. Bonus: certified Fair Trade.
Outerknown S.E.A Suit
We can’t think of a better piece of clothing than a jumpsuit for weekend farmer’s markets and coffee dates with your partner (and your wee one). This one, from Outerknown (one of our favorite men’s brands), will let her feel put together while also remaining super comfortable (and letting her nurse easily).
Athletic Propulsion Labs Women’s TechLoom Bliss
Her sneaker game may change for a bit as she finds herself chasing little legs down the sidewalk or through the playground. APL’s footwear is so lightweight, it’s a great alternative to open-toed shoes, and the fabric is incredibly stretchy, which makes these comfortable for shifts in foot shape and size after (or during) pregnancy. Not her style? A pair of Vans Checkerboard Slip-Ons are as easy to slide into and out of with full hands (and $150 less).
Beauty Counter Rejuvenation Regimen
If she’s really into beauty and skincare, you won’t lose with anything Beauty Counter. Their products are safe from toxins and chemicals and out-perform other all-natural competition. Rejuvenation is probably exactly what her skin needs after post-partum hormone-loss so this complete skincare re-do will also re-up her few moments of self care.
Ease her transition back to work with a pair of stylish-yet-comfortable new loafers. Margaux’s footwear is amply-padded (for casual shoes) so her work day — which is probably more chaotic now with pumping and day-care drop-offs — will feel a tiny bit more smooth.
Mejuri Engraveable Bar
This delicate charm in solid gold — engraved with your kid’s name — is worth the splurge. Mejuri works to keep prices low (this is much lower than you’d find in a retailer) by selling direct to consumer. And she’ll love it on the back end just the same.