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8 Gifts New Moms Will Truly Adore

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Have a new mama on your holiday gift list? Or maybe you're a new mama on the lookout for wish list items for when Santa/your husband/your MIL texts you for ideas. Either way, the holidays are a special season when you have a baby in arms (or on boob). It’s their first time in the world and your first time juggling a new little life.

Three of my four were born in the late summer and fall, so I totally get the “postpartum but kind of back to real life by Christmas" feel. As special as it is, it isn’t exactly easy. The holidays definitely add an element of stress when you’re hosting relatives and breastfeeding on the go. So, if anyone deserves an extra bit of "hey, you're awesome" during the holidays, it's new mamas!

Treat those fabulous gals to something they’ll truly adore. Here are some guaranteed-to-be-loved ideas:

Barefoot Dreams Cardigan

There is a reason this brand has a cult following. This long cardigan pairs perfectly with nursing tanks and leggings and it’s great for going out or for staying in. I already have one and another is on my wish list—they're THAT good.

AHAVA Bath Salts

Natural and soothing, these bath salts are such a lovely choice for an at-home spa opportunity. Go the extra mile and include a coupon to take Baby on a neighborhood walk so Mama can soak in peace and quiet.


Essential. They connect quickly, have impeccable sound and, with no wires, they’re ideal for moms of littles. I've listened to so many audiobooks and podcasts while nursing at all hours, thanks to mine.

Fuji Instax Mini Instant Film Camera

What’s better than a thousand iPhone photos of a sweet baby? One perfect Polaroid-style snapshot.

"52 Lists for Happiness "

It’s nice to think that new moms have time to journal, but coherent thoughts are in short supply thanks to little sleep. This list book by Moorea Seal is the perfect alternative.

Bebe Au Lait Infinity Nursing Scarf

These scarves don’t look a bit like a nursing coverup, and the patterns are just wonderful! I’m all about the muslin Metropolitan one.

Enso Silicone Ring

Jewelry is tricky after kids. Little ones grab earrings and necklaces, and bracelets become a bother. My favorite post-baby jewelry is definitely my silicone ring from Enso. It's comfortable, doesn't scratch any of my kids and you can even get them engraved.

L.L. Bean Wicked Good Slippers

Every mom needs a solid pair of house slippers. These Wicked Good slippers are the absolute best because your ankles don’t get cold. And they're super cute.

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