The Best Gifts For The New Mom In Your Life

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While becoming a parent is a joy, it also comes with its fair share of stressors. In particular, when a new child comes into the home, there can be worries of not having enough time, money, and energy as well as the fear that you're not giving enough attention to other relationships, including the one you have with yourself (via Verywell Family).

This makes even more sense when looking at statistics on parenthood: Mothers are the primary breadwinners in four out of 10 families in the United States. Around 9 million mothers are raising kids alone in the U.S., and 77% of adults say that women, specifically, face a lot of pressure in being an involved parent (via Pew Research).

While a baby usually receives everything it wants and needs at a baby shower, we shouldn't forget the parents. This is a huge time for them, so consider the useful and thoughtful gift ideas below to make the new moms in your life feel loved and appreciated.

Giving gift cards and subscriptions can help with meals and entertainment

Changing diapers, giving bottles, rocking babies — these are just a few of the many tasks that occupy all the hours of a new parent's life. So, on top of all, preparing a meal can be seem like a monumental challenge.

Jessie Mooney DiGiovanna, who is a new mom and a copywriter for Levi's, told New York magazine that a gift card to a food-delivery service was one of her favorite gifts. 

"A healthy meal-delivery service is nice, as is friends and family bringing over home-cooked dinners," she said, "but sometimes you just want a very specific kind of greasy comfort food that requires zero prep, zero cleanup, and zero small talk."

In addition, Miriam Cohen of Very Best Baby Stuff (via New York magazine) recommends a subscription to a service like Audible or Netflix "for the mom who is up late pumping or whose baby will only sleep in her arms."

You can't go wrong with a comfortable robe or pajamas

While most new moms tend to focus on their child and neglect themselves, a gift like a cozy robe or a pair of pajamas will remind them to make self-care a priority. Plus, comfort is key when navigating the early days of parenthood.

Specifically, Glamour recommends the Skims Velour Women's Long Robe, which is perfect for luxe lounging, and the Papinelle Mia Cotton & Silk Pajamas, which are lightweight and loose. It may be second nature to throw on an old T-shirt and a pair of sweats, but these gifts will help a new mom feel a little more pampered and put together.

Give a gift that helps commemorate this special time

One of the sweetest parts of parenthood is chronicling your child's each and every milestone, and there are so many cute, cool, and creative products out there that can help in this endeavor.

Some suggestions from Women's Health include the Mom's One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book, a piece of Personalized Family Wall Art, and a Baby Handprint & Footprint Keepsake Photo Frame Kit to show off those precious little prints forever and ever.

Consider gifting jewelry that honors the new bundle of joy

Similarly, a new mom can celebrate this special journey with a new piece of jewelry. It may be a ring with the baby's name on it; a locket with room for a photo; a necklace with the birthdate on it; or a bracelet featuring the baby's birthstones, like this Family Birthstone Bracelet from Etsy, which was recommended by HGTV

Whatever the piece is, it will help make a new mom feel loved and serve as a constant reminder of this special time in the family's life for years to come.