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New babies change everything in so many wonderful and unexpected ways. If you have a new mom in your life, take some time this holiday season to lavish her with all the gifts she needs to make her home a baby-friendly, peaceful haven. Get your shopping off to a productive start with this list of highly-rated products that range from practical to whimsical.
1. C.R. Gibson Mommy and Me and Daddy and Me Baby Photo Frames
- Set of two frames
- Fits 4”x6” photographs
- Hold and display special moments
Sure, everyone has the ability to hold thousands upon thousands of photographs in their smartphones, but there’s something way more special about a printed photograph, especially when it captures the very first moments or months of a newborn’s life.
Customers loved the look of this mommy/daddy frame set as a gift or for decorating their own house, though a few thought the plastic wasn’t sturdy enough or received broken products.
View C.R. Gibson Mommy and Me and Daddy and Me Baby Photo Frames on Amazon
2. hiccapop Hanging Diaper Organizer
- No BPAs, lead, or phthalates
- Gray or white
- Six shelves and two pockets
Your new mom friend might have bushels of diapers and other baby products, but do they have enough storage? This hiccapop organizer holds dozens of diapers and other necessities on its sturdy shelves and pockets and boasts a lifetime guarantee.
Reviewers love the sturdy hanging straps and overall quality and capacity of this practical organizer. A few reviewers thought it was too large, were unhappy with the quality or color accuracy, or simply couldn’t make it work for their needs.
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3. Hudson Baby Store Plush Blanket
- Multiple prints
- Cushy, luxurious fabric
Who says baby products can’t also be chic? This Hudson Baby Store blanket in buffalo plaid would look just as good in a crib as it would over the back of the couch. Help your friends launch parenthood in style with a blanket that reviewers rave about for its softness and washability.
While reviewers were overwhelmingly happy with this product, a few people received blankets that fell apart with use. As with any product, make sure to thoroughly read negative and positive comments alike so there are no surprises.
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4. Little Pear Mom Life Mug
- Microwave-safe and dishwasher-friendly
- 13-ounce capacity
- Great for photoshoots or everyday use
That friend who used to roll their eyes at gender reveal stunts and over-the-top family Halloween costumes? You can bet they’ve changed their tune since their little one came into the picture. Give them the gift of a mug that sums up their new lifestyle in a cute, photogenic way.
The mug lives up to the pictures, according to reviewers, and offers a cute way to get your morning coffee or tea.
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5. VILIGHT Woodland Bear Nursery Wall Decor
- Fits multiple decor styles
- Unique string accents
- Hanging materials included
This wall hanging is just so cute, we can’t “bear” it. Ok, we’ll stop with the puns — or actually, we’ll leave them to the creators of this adorable piece of nursery art. If the positive reviews are any indication, your friend or family member is sure to love this piece for themed nurseries, playrooms, and beyond.
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6. Mommee Low Acid Coffee
- Fitting for pre-conception through breastfeeding
“We’re getting so much sleep!” said no new parent ever. Motherhood is hard enough as is — doing it without caffeine is basically superwoman level. This low-acid coffee with a quarter of the caffeine of normal coffee was created by a mom for moms to deliver just enough energy to help new parents power through anything.
As a disclaimer, all moms should consult with their doctors for advice on what’s best to consume during and after pregnancy, so this may be a gift you’ll want to give your friend’s a head’s-up about before purchasing. Reviewers (moms and non-moms alike) overwhelmingly gave this product great reviews, though some found the taste bitter.
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7. Munchkin Portable Baby Sleep Soother
- Combination sound machine/night light
- Auto shutoff setting
- Three soothing sound stages
Instead of telling your new mom friends how potty training your puppy was just like having a newborn, why not keep that information to yourself and get them a gift that could actually help them get more sleep? In three distinct sound phases, this sleep soothing device claims to lull irritable infants to sleep. (No word whether it works on stress-induced insomnia.)
Several reviewers bought this product and fell in love with its near-magical properties. A few said the buttons were hard to see, the batteries were hard to install, or that they received broken products, but reviews were mostly positive.
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8. Blueair Air Purifier
- New York Times Wirecutter pick
- Sleek design
- Filters large rooms five times an hour
Every new parent wants to give their child the best head start in life. In addition to lots of love and support, having the cleanest air possible can’t hurt either. This Wirecutter pick not only looks great but performs like a champ.
Reviewers raved about the way this quiet, energy-efficient purifier transferred their indoor air quality, though a handful of negative reviews noticed an odd smell with their unit. It’s also helpful to note that the filters for this air purifier are not true HEPA filters. With appliances like air purifiers, it’s important to do your own independent research so you can make sure a product fits any specific needs.
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9. MAINEVENT Rustic Letter Board
- 374 characters
- Great for announcements and decor
For the new mom with an expertly curated Instagram feed, this letter board is an excellent gift. The farmhouse-style piece transitions expertly from milestone posts to everyday decor and can either hang or stand for use.
There’s a lot to love about this letter board, according to reviewers who talked up the general look, size, and the number of letters included. A few people did note that the letters can come off easily at times and don’t always line up correctly.
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10. Sorrel + Fern Felt Rose Mobile
- Beautiful design
- Felt flowers in shades of pink
- Beautiful for a nursery
We’re filing this mobile under “Baby accessories that double as full-time decor.” Seriously, the charming shades and shapes of this felt rose mobile are elegant, unique, and sure to upgrade any nursery they’re put in.
Reviewers attested that this mobile looks amazing in person, though take note that a hanging apparatus is not included.
View Sorrel + Fern Felt Rose Mobile on Amazon
11. Parker Baby Nursery Storage Basket
- Minimal design
- Great for any gender
Know a new mom who’s dealing with mountains of baby gifts from baby showers and sip n’ sees? Be the friend that steps in with life-changing organizational products. Not only is this rope storage basket wonderful for everything from bibs to bottles, but it’s also cute and classy in an unassuming way that will gel with any decor.
Reviewers loved the look and durability of the basket, though some noted it didn’t stand up well unless it was full.
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12. Nurture Bird Milestone Blanket
- Soft fabric
- Unique design
- Vertical layout for smartphone photos
A new baby is a big deal, and the new moms in your life want to take every opportunity to celebrate them. This milestone blanket will last through a year of adorable photo ops, and moms and babies alike will love the softness.
While one buyer noted it was on the thin side, most reviewers loved the feel and design of the blanket.
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13. DaVinci Upholstered Recliner
- Greenguard Gold certified
- Safe and comfortable
- Simple design
Whether your fav new mama is on their first or third feeding of the night, this upholstered recliner will keep them comfortable and relaxed. Sure it’s 1 in the morning, but when mom goes back to bed, she’ll be able to sleep soundly knowing this chair was constructed without harmful chemicals and is Greenguard Gold certified.
Reviewers loved this chair even for everyday use and touted the ease-of cleaning, back support, and more. Even with lots of top reviews, there were still some customers who didn’t find the chair comfortable or had issues with the reclining function, so make sure to read through the reviews yourself before purchasing.
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14. Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Appliance
- Pressure cooker, slow cooker, and much more
- Protection against overheating
- Make meals for up to six
Once the meal train ends and the neighbors stop bringing over casseroles, families still have to eat — which means they have to cook, even if they’re exhausted. Make mealtimes a little less stressful with the gift of an Instant Pot, which, by the way, does way more than just pressure cooking.
The six-quart version of this appliance makes cooking speedy and holds plenty of food, which are two things reviewers loved. Customers agree there is a learning curve, and a few reviewers received faulty products. But with so many reviews, there are bound to be a few less-than-positive ones. With any pressure cooker, proper use and adherence to any safety requirements are key.
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15. Boppy Nursing Pillow and Positioner
- Cotton blend cover
- Machine washable
- Attractive design
Who says nursing supplies can’t also look great? This nursing pillow, which can also be used to prop up babies at various ages (though it should not be used for sleeping), is nearly pretty enough to put alongside your other throw pillows.
Reviewers loved the charming pattern and excellent support from this must-have pillow, and just a handful of people noted various complaints such as receiving the wrong color or feeling that the pillow was too stiff.
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16. Burt’s Bees Pregnancy Skin Care Set
- Foot cream, belly butter, and lip balm
- Natural, nourishing ingredients
- Trusted Burt’s Bee’s brand
Having a baby is no small feat, and the new moms in your life deserve a little pampering. What better way than to help them stock their bathroom with high-quality toiletries that hydrate and soothe head to toe? This Burt’s Bees gift set includes a foot cream, belly butter, and lip balm with ingredients like shea butter and Vitamin E.
Customers loved the packaging and claimed the products work as advertised, though a few people received the wrong product or had a reaction to the formulas, which is why it’s always important to patch test with any lotions or cosmetics.
View Burt’s Bees Pregnancy Skin Care Set on Amazon
17. LifeTree Swaddle Blankets
- Three-pack of blankets
- Modern design
- Soft bamboo and cotton fabric
Don’t mind us, we’re just trying to figure out how else we can use these adorable printed swaddle blankets. Curtains? Accent scarves? What we’re trying to say is that these bamboo/cotton-blend textiles deliver a healthy serving of style without compromising on functionality.
Reviewers loved the look, softness, and size of these swaddles blankets, and the main negative reviews came from people who didn’t receive all the ordered products.
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18. MARIA Woodland Animal Prints
- Six frameless prints
- Charming, modern illustrations
- High-quality card stock
One of the great side benefits of having a baby is getting to furnish and curate an adorable nursery. Help your friend or family member round out their baby’s room with this set of whimsical woodland character prints. It’s woodland creatures wearing flower crowns. They’re so cute, we literally can’t even!
Reviewers felt the same way about these glossy, unframed prints, with just a few people complaining that they didn’t receive all the prints in their shipment or didn’t like the glossy paper.
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19. Ava + Oliver Baby Changing Mat
- Vegan leather
- Assortment of pleasing neutral shades
This product may look like a fancy yoga mat, but it’s actually a vegan leather changing mat that any fashion-forward mom would love to receive. Pretty enough to leave on display, the mat comes in several different colors and cleans easily (believe us, that’ll come in handy).
According to reviewers, this mat works well as an at-home or travel mat, but some found it difficult to roll up.
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20. First-Time Mom’s Baby Journal
- Colorful illustrations
- Helpful prompts
- Record special moments
No mom wishes they didn’t spend more time recording their children’s earliest years, which means this is a pretty sure-fire gift. If “mommy brain” is an issue, the prompts and charts in the book can help moms to avoid writer’s block, and this book is pretty enough to display on a bookcase or side table.
Overall, most reviewers loved the design and detail of the book, though a few noted that the content was repetitive.
View First-Time Mom’s Baby Journal on Amazon