Give a basket of encouragement to a new mama! We can't do motherhood alone. Do it together with these hand-picked gift ideas for new mom that she'll actually use. Get inspired and shop here!

Do you actually remember those first few days and weeks after your baby was born? A friend of mine once told me “The days are long, but the years are short.” I never knew just how true this was until my son was born. Oh. My. Goodness. Talk about emotional. The highs and lows we experience as new moms are simply hard to put into words. Along with a lot of prayer, the one thing that helped me look forward into the future was an abundance of real friendship to walk alongside me. Friends who brought me sweet new mom gift baskets. Friends who came over and showed me how to put the baby to sleep. Sisters who sat beside me as I nursed (and cried). My mom and mother-in-law who poured encouragement over me constantly.

So, friend. Are you ready to be one of those life-giving mouthpieces of encouragement for a new mom? Read on for my top picks for new mom gift basket ideas. Psst… she’ll actually want to use these! Let her know that she can do this. And you’re with her all the way. We can’t do it alone. Let’s do it together.

Letters for My Baby. Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever

Letters for My Baby. Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever

This heirloom-quality journal is a sweet reminder for any new mom to savor the small moments. Each journal page features a writing prompt for mama to complete, then she’ll be able to seal up the envelope to deliver to her child when they’re older. How sweet!

Mama Bear T-Shirt

Oh my word. How cute is this comfy tee? This shirt is made of 100% cotton, and is available in several different color options. The best part? There’s a matching “Papa Bear” and “Baby Bear” set, too!


NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator

If you’ve ever had a small baby with a cold, you know how difficult it is to watch them sniffle and know that there’s just no medicine safe for them yet. They’re so tiny! My sister bought one of these nifty devices for her little guy when he was a baby. It’s just as gross as it sounds, but hey, it gets the job done!

The Gift of Motherhood: Adult Coloring book

 Any new mom will tell you that staying home with a brand new baby will wear on your nerves. Yes, those days are full of love and lots of memories, but sometimes mama needs to think about something else for a few minutes right? Help her find a few minutes of creative outlet with this cute coloring book for adults. Gift Card in a Greeting Card

For the new mom who has it all… or the new mom who has no clue what she wants! 


Mama Bear & Papa Bear Coffee Mug Gift Set

I can’t get enough of these sweet mama and papa bear coffee mugs! These would be perfect with a little candy or chocolate stuffed inside. Yes, please!

mDesign Gray/Ivory Storage Bin

Don’t forget about an actual basket to put all these new mom gift basket goodies in! This cute and simple storage bin does double duty as as a gift basket, nursery storage, or a handy nursing station bag.



Milk Drunk Energy Protein Bars for Breastfeeding Mamas

New moms don’t get hungry. They get HONGRY. Keep her well fed and healthy with these yummy lactation bars. They’re safe for breastfeeding mamas, and help keep her energy up between meals.


SheaMoisture Mommy & Me Pre/Post Natal Firming Massage Lotion

 Have you ever noticed that new moms tend to forget all about themselves those first few weeks? Help her find just a few minutes of alone time. Pack this mommy-safe lotion with a few candles for a quick pick-me-up for the new mama.



Bella B Mama Soak, Refreshing Sitz Bath Powder

Give the new mom one last thing to help her relax and heal. Sitz baths are perfect for soothing tired muscles and helping her to heal up after delivery.



Looking for one more thing to throw in that new mom gift basket? Make it something heartfelt. Write down your favorite encouraging Scripture or Bible verse, your phone number, and a quick note. We can’t do it alone, mamas. Let’s do it together! Now, go forth, give, and encourage 🙂

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