Best gifts for new mamas + babies—that they'll actually love

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

Best gifts for new mamas + babies—that they'll actually love

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:

4. Cleaning services

The very last thing a new mama wants to deal with is cleaning a messy house. While her partner and family may be pitching in, save her the hassle and gift a few cleaning services. Maybe it's once a week for the first month, or a few friends chip in for twice a month for the first six months.

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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