Now’s your chance to shower your favorite new mom with extra love (and give hints for what you’d like to receive!). Mother’s Day is right around the corner. We’re sharing 10 things that top our Mother’s Day gift wish lists so you’ll know just what to get the awesome mamas in your life, whether she’s up all night with a newborn or spends all day chasing after toddlers.

Put a Ring on It

These Treehut rings let moms keep their kids wrapped around their little fingers. Each set comes with one birthstone ring and one ring engraved with a name. They look great on their own or stacked on top of one another. Pro tip: Rings are a great gift option for moms of little ones, since they're tougher for babies to grip in their tiny fists than necklaces or earrings.

Available at, $79 per set of two rings.


What's for Dinner?

Give your favorite mom a night off from cooking with a gift certificate for a meal delivery service, like Prepped Delivery. These services deliver prepared delicious meals right to her door, and they offer options for all sorts of dietary restrictions, from paleo choices to gluten-free goodies. Plus, meal choices change weekly, so moms won't get bored. All she needs to do is open the box, heat, and eat. Done and done. 

Check out more meal delivery services for new moms.

The Write Stuff

This bright, rainbow-colored journal designed by artist Lisa Congdon serves up a daily dose of joy. It'll give new mamas a place to keep track of their never-ending to-do lists, or just to jot down all those adorable baby firsts. Even better, it's affordable enough that you can give one to every mom in your playgroup.

Available at, $15.

Surprise Box

A FabFitFun gift certificate is a Mother's Day treat that'll give her the chance to star in her own unboxing video. These subscription boxes are packed with eight to ten fancy, full-size beauty products from premium brands, like rose-scented Korres skin cream, and spa-licious extras like floral bathrobes. Moms can use a FabFitFun card for a quarterly gift subscription or to add products to their existing subscription. This gift will pamper her the whole year round.

Available at, from $25.

Perfect Prints

Order this kit from Baby Mushroom and give your fave mama a set of five tiny fingers and five tiny toes preserved in clay for Mother's Day. We love this affordable keepsake set because it includes enough air-dry clay for two prints, hand and foot. In 20 years, we guarantee she'll still oooh and awww over this gift.

Available from, $16.95.

A Clean House

A clean house tops many new moms' Mother's Day wish lists (including ours!). We would be over the moon if we came home to find our floors scrubbed clean by someone else. If you don't want to get out the feather duster yourself, give her a gift certificate for a local cleaning service. Ask friends or local mom groups for recommendations. Now, if only you could give her that and a baby that sleeps through the night....

Mom Fuel

Replenish her caffeine supply with a gift card to her fave coffee shop wrapped up in a gold-embossed mug. We love that this mug is dishwasher- and microwave-safe, because we know she'll need to warm up that cup of coffee again and again and again. It's also available as a 15-ounce travel mug if that's more her style.

Available from Etsy shop The Mug Mommy, $10.95.

Instant Pot Perfection

An Instant Pot makes a fantastic multi-purpose Mother's Day gift. This seven-in-one Instant Pot Duo lets families whip up dinner, baby food, rice and even yogurt in one single handy appliance. For a personal touch, wrap it up with a few of your fave Instant Pot recipes.

Available at, $99.95


This roomy leather tote from ABLE makes the post-maternity-leave transition back to work a little easier. We love the two-in-one features: The removable envelope clutch holds date-night essentials or can be slipped inside a backpack for trips to the zoo, while the tote is large enough to hold work necessities. Plus, the luxe leather will look better with age and toddler-inflicted scratches. Plus, socially conscious ABLE pays its workers a livable wage, so all their purses and totes make stylish gifts that moms feel good about receiving.

Available at, $218.

Locket Up

Look no further for a perfect first Mother's Day gift. With this necklace, she'll have a gorgeous place to put two adorable baby pictures. Plus, the smooth sterling-silver surfaces can be custom-engraved with a little one's birthdate. Then, Etsy seller Tyra's Handmade Jewelry adds a touch of sparkle with a birthstone of your choice and a first initial charm.

Available from Etsy shop Tyra's Handmade Jewelry, from $62.50.

featured photo: TerriC via Pixabay

—Oz Spies


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