It feels so surreal that I’m officially a part of the #MomLife club since welcoming my baby boy at the start of November! I now understand all the sleep deprivation jokes, the need to reheat my coffee 20 times a day, and the sweet joy of having time for a long shower (or just a shower in general). Since I’m fresh out of pregnancy life and in that newborn phase, I curated a little dream gift guide that would be ideal for both the pregnant mamas you know, as well as anyone enjoying a new baby!
A Warm #MomLife Welcome: Gift Ideas For New & Soon-To-Be Moms
As a new mom, finding the right accessories to fit all your extra baby & life items is important — this Beis Stroller Organizer is the perfect addition to any stroller for any type of adventure. The expecting and new mamas in your life also deserve some real deal comfort, like a good robe (not just any ol’ thing), a delicious — and energy-inducing — cup of tea in a cute coffee mug that brings a little sass, and a top of the line body lotion that won’t stir up any nausea.
To be honest, some of these items I gathered are so good, you could gift them to just about anyone (psst, even yo’self)! The Tula Eye Balm is truly one thing I recommend to anyone in need of a little under-eye help — the cooling sensation alone is motivation enough to conquer anything in your day — it’s amazing. So whether you’re gifting to an expecting mom, a new mom, or secretly filling your own stocking, here is my gift guide to rock your best #MomLife!
And hey — if you need more gift ideas, we’re helping you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season on our 2022 gift guide hub.
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Lululemon Align Pants
1/ I now consider these the perfect legging, as they are not only my favorite in everyday life, but I was able to wear them throughout my entire pregnancy! They are unbelievably stretchy and comfortable, and in those last few weeks of pregnancy where your belly might seem like it’s literally about to burst, you can easily fold the waist down to provide a little extra support underneath the bump.
2/ Slippers are a go-to around the house; they also prove to come in handy during your stay at the hospital after giving birth, as well as for shuffling around the house in the middle of the night for diaper changes. These are easy to slip on and extra warm due to that classic wool shearling we all love from Ugg.
3/ This sweet necklace is delicate and heartfelt, making it the perfect gift to give to all mamma’s in your life! Available in silver, too.
Necessaire Body Lotion
4/ If you’re shopping for someone who is pregnant, keep in mind that their sense of smell could be making them very sensitive to fragrance found in daily body products. This luxurious lotion is unscented, which makes for a thoughtful gift that won’t offend the senses!
Pink Stork Energy Tea
5/ This brand is woman-owned in the USA: made by women for women. They have an entire line of teas to carry you through fertility, pregnancy and beyond! This Energy blend would be perfect for both the pregnant stage AND that newborn life.
Bring Me Coffee Mug
6/ The perfect mug for your #MomLife that gives a cheeky little note to others in the house.
Slip Silk Scrunchie Set
7/ If there’s one thing you shouldn’t be ashamed of as a new mom, it’s rocking The Mom Bun (A.K.A — any quick and wild top knot to keep that hair out of your face). I LOVE Anthropolgie’s scrunchies selection, and this silk set would be a great gift to give!
Capri Blue Volcano Candle
8/ Because who doesn’t love a good candle?! They have always been my favorite gift to both give and receive, and this is a long time favorite scent of not just mine, but a best seller at Anthropologie for years.
BEIS Stroller Organizer
9/ BEIS baby line was created by a world traveling mom — she makes brilliant products with every little detail you could ever want. They are chic and well thought out. The mom on your gift list probably already has a diaper bag picked out (if not, recommend this brand!) but she would love this stroller organizer! Perfect for long walks on the trail or in the city.
Barefoot Dreams Robe
10/ This robe is a cult classic for it’s incredible comfort, and every mom needs something they can throw on in the morning…and wear all day long (okay, and maybe for multiple days on end. There’s no judgement here, WE GET IT).
Tula Brightening Eye Balm
11/ This. Is. The. Greatest. Product. OF ALL TIME. I first purchased this eye balm when I got pregnant and began losing sleep — the cooling effect it provides when you swipe it under your eyes became an addicting ritual I looked forward to every groggy morning! Once I gave birth to my son, I ordered every version (the Rose Glow and Glow Hour are just as amazing) and they have been my lifeline, I even carry one in my diaper bag! These would be the PERFECT gift for any expecting or new mom!
12/ I wrote an entire post dedicated to these shoes and why every pregnant woman needs them — they are that comfortable. They would make the ideal gift for ANYONE on your list!!
Here’s to a cozy and comfy holiday!
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Hi! Congratulations on your baby!!! What’s the difference between the pink and blue eye creams? Are they both cooling?
Thanks so much! They are both brightening + cooling, the main difference I’ve noticed is the actual appearance on your skin. The pink one leaves a rosey tinted glow (almost an actual pink sheen). I wear them both without any makeup and don’t mind the glow they give (I like it, actually), but you can put makeup on over it and they act as a brightening highlighter under your eye to help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness! The blue one is supposed to target dark circles where as the pink one targets fine lines and wrinkles. Also, I think something about the rosewater in the pink one makes it feel a bit MORE cooling on my skin than the blue, in my opinion!
I want all these things and I haven’t been post partum in 12 years