Many people think buying a gift for a new mom is just as simple as buying from their baby registry . Well, not quite. Chances are most of the items on the list won't actually be used. Most new moms tend to select items they think they'll need, but when it comes down to it, the item just sits there. Sometimes mamas nail it and select useful, practical things. Other mamas, not so much. Here's where we come in. We researched a few must-have items that mamas will use that are outside the realm of diapers, wipes and bottles. Of course they're useful too, but if you're looking for a unique gift she'll truly love, you've come to the right place.

Bebe Au Lait wooden teether

This best-selling teether is made from natural beechwood, which lends a safer vibe than one made from chemical-laced plastic. It's non-toxic and anti-microbial, which is perfect for infants who always seem to put everything in their mouths. The cactus also represents warmth, protection, and motherly love within Native American cultures.

Rae’s Roots tea set

This lively blend of red raspberry leaf, ginger and other healthy pregnancy tea herbs in the expecting mama tea is just what she needs to get through pregnancy, and the mix of fennel, stinging nettle, anise and fenugreek is perfect for getting her milk flowing after birth.

Keurig k-mini coffee maker

Coffee is a new mom's best friend. And when her couter is cluttered with baby bottles, feeding spoons, and breastmilk devices, she'll be hard pressed to find space for her beloved coffee maker. Keurig is less than 5 inches wide, perfect for small spaces. And if she needs a little cheering up, opt for the pink one. It somehow works nicely for an everyday vibe.


Dr Teal's bath soaks

She's on her feet all day carrying the weight of a growing baby and maybe every running behind a toddler, too. This mama needs a break. Now she can soothe and revive her body with bath soaks loaded with melatonin that promote a better night's sleep. Also, the lavender and chamomile essential oils help relieve stress and let her know that everything will be okay.


In 2Green milestone personalized throw

Capturing precious photos of their baby is new moms priority, especially milestone moments. For easy, Instagram-worthy looks, we look to this personalized throw. The square shape makes it a great fit for social media photos and the subtle neutrals work with any nursery—or really any room in your home where the baby will stay still. Use a bracelet or string to indicate the month so you'll never forget.

Be Rooted journal

There's one thing we know for sure about a new mama: she wants to document every single moment. That's why this lined spiral journal is the perfect gift. What's more? Founder Jasmin Foster disrupted this category with inclusive and celebratory designs in hopes to reset the industry and provide much-needed representation. Jasmin is making sure that journaling is an accessible form of self-care for everyone.


Baby Dream Machine

Do you ever feel like a baby's dresser is always cluttered? There's diapers, wipes, baby monitor, humidifier, the list goes on. Wouldn't it be nice to have most of the necessities in one divide? Enter the Baby Dream Machine is an intelligent, 5-in-1 children's sleep device that is recommended by top sleep experts. It combines a night light, red light therapy, sound machine, cool-mist humidifier and aromatherapy into one adorable device. You can also add essential oils to get the baby off to sleep a little bit better.