When someone you love welcomes a new baby into the world, you want to do all that you can to support them and show them how loved they are. But finding the perfect gift to give to a new mama isn't always easy. What's going to be useful, but special? Something she really needs but also something she may not ever think to ask for?

Each mama is different, but we guarantee she'll love having these gifts on hand in the weeks and months postpartum.

Here are our favorite items to give:

A mama must-read

For real, honest conversations about motherhood, this is the book to gift new mamas. With 50 brand new essays, reflections and journal prompts, Motherly's first book, This Is Motherhood is a book she'll return to again and again for inspiration, support and community throughout her motherhood journey.

Buy at Amazon, $22.46

For the new baby: Books

While baby can't read just yet, it's never too early to help create their library. If you're unsure which books to give, these are great ones to start out with . Plus, you can add a new one to their collection each year on their birthday.

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