7 Mother’s Day Gifts First-Time Moms Really Need

Dana Oliver
Beauty Director

Becoming a mother for the first time is an occasion that should be celebrated. But oftentimes, those of us who are searching for the perfect first-time-mom Mother’s Day gift either overthink it or wait until the last minute. The result: gifts that end up underneath the bathroom sink or collecting dust inside the utility closet.

Instead of an unflattering lipstick duo set or a bottle of pricey perfume, these are seven Mother’s Day gifts first-time moms will love and actually use.

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Cleaning and handyman services

Help to tick off items on a first-time mom’s to-do list by booking her an appointment (or two) with Handy. Vetted pros, skilled at everything from home cleaning and furniture assembly to painting and electrical troubleshooting, are ready to show up at her doorstep with supplies in hand. For more info, visit handy.com. (Photo: Getty Images)

Spa day certificate

Self-care is very important for new moms. So why not encourage her to take some “me time” and treat her to a relaxing massage, facial, haircut, or aromatherapy treatment? SpaFinder has gift cards you can purchase for salons, wellness centers, and resorts. For more info, visit spafinder.com. (Photo:PeopleImages)

Silk robe

Between the globs of milk spit up and hours spent wearing the same top or sweats, it’s nice to slip into a silky robe and remind yourself that you’re still sexy. H HALSTON Satin Charmeuse and Lace Long Robe, $74, lordandtaylor.com

At-home spa day

When the baby sleeps is the perfect time to unwind in a warm, soothing lavender bath. Light a candle for extra ambiance and don’t forget to soothe on a skin-nourishing hand cream. Aromatic L’Occitane Lavender Gift, $74, usa.loccitane.com

Assorted chocolate and fruit gift basket

This small-batch food gift set is pretty awesome! Stocked with yummy espresso cookies, raspberry almonds, chai tea, wildflower honey, and more, there’s more than enough here for moms to savor. Farm to People the Mother Load, $106, farmtopeople.com

Chic coffee maker brewer

As the saying goes, “But first, coffee.” This posh coffee maker creates a single serving of brew to get moms through the long days. Don’t forget to pick up a pack of K-Cups! Keurig 2.0 K200 Coffee Maker Brewing System, $99, target.com

Personal stylist subscription service

This is the closest you may get to having your own glam squad. Simply take a style quiz and a personal stylist will select five items of clothing just for you. And the size range is pretty impressive, including 0–24W (XS–3X), as well as maternity and petite options. The best part: You can return anything you don’t like. Stitch Fix Gift Card, $20-$1,000, stitchfix.com