Originally published in November 2020, updated on November 24, 2021.
There's something extra special about the first holiday season as a new parent. And of course we want to get the new parents in our lives an extra special gift—something that says "I love the baby, but you matter, too." Baby's first holiday is so exciting, but it is important to remember that it's easy for new parents to feel overwhelmed and overlooked.
So what makes the best gift for new parents? Consider products (or services!) that honor the challenges of new parenthood and help make this new life just a little easier. After all, the meal trains may have ended, but that doesn't mean they still don't need a little extra support and pampering.
We know the right gift can be hard to find. To make it easier, our team has curated a list of the products that new parents are sure to appreciate. And if you throw in some babysitting, there's a good chance you'll be their favorite gift-giver of the season.
Shop the best gifts for new parents below!
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