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 bag to fit all your extra baby & life items is important — this Beis Diaper Bag has thought of every little thing you could desire in a diaper bag. 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 trio 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 wildly 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!
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 hangs around the neck in the most unique way, making it a classic yet modern gift to give to all mamma’s in your life!
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!
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.
6/ The perfect mug for your #MomLife that gives a cheeky little note to others in the house.
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, and this new quilted set would be a great gift to give!
8/ Because who doesn’t love a good candle?! They have always been my favorite gift to both give and receive, and when you purchase this one from Boon Supply, it gives back to a charity!
9/ This diaper bag was created by a world traveling mom — it has everything you could want. Not only does it look cool enough to just be your regular go-to bag, but it has straps to be worn as a backpack AND straps to attach to your stroller. Inside you’ll find a teething toy, changing mat, wet/dry bag, pacifier holder, and multiple pockets for expert organization! Show the new mamma in your life some real deal love by gifting them this dream bag!
10/ This robe is a cult classic for it’s crazy 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).
11/ This. Is. The. Greatest. Product. OF ALL TIME. I purchased the Tula Rose Glow 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! It also leaves a subtle rose glow that makes you look more awake. Once I gave birth to my son, I ordered this set of all three eye balms, and they have been my lifeline (I even carry one in my diaper bag)! This would be the PERFECT gift for any expecting or new mom!
Here’s to a cozy and comfy holiday!
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