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16 swoon-worthy gifts every new mama will love this holiday season

New motherhood can be exhilarating, magical, and... really, really tiring. A thoughtful gift for a new mama—something just for her, not for baby—can go a lonnnggg way. Treat the new mom in your life (or yourself!) to a fantastic gift this season from our picks below. We can't think of many people more deserving!

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1. Edible Beauty & Desert Lime MicroExfoliant

This face polish is gentle enough to be used every few days, but strong enough that you can definitely feel the smoothing effects on your skin after each use. It smells a-mazing and is perfect to revitalize and re-energize the skin of any tired new mama.

Edible Beauty & Desert Lime MicroExfoliant, Sephora, $52.00

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2. Artifact Uprising Baby Book - The Story of You

This next level baby book is one of our faves this season. It's completely different than your average baby book, and that's what we love about it. It's stunningly simple, aesthetically beautiful, and really easy for any new mama to fill in.

Artifact Uprising Baby Book - The Story of You, Artifact Uprising, $120.00

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3. THINX

While mama is at home snuggling her new babe, her body is still recovering from delivery. It's normal for women to bleed for up to six weeks after giving birth (if you're filling up more than a pad in under 1-2 hours, let your doctor know), but postpartum pads aren't the most comfortable. Enter THINX. Their washable, reusable undies can hold up to 1 1/2 to 2 tampons' worth, or be used with pads to prevent leaks, helping mama to feel a bit more like herself. This set is on sale through 12/31, featuring some of their most popular styles.

All Star Set, THINX, $85.00 (originally $100.00)

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4. Feed Amelia Tote

Reality check: new mamas have a lot of stuff to cart around. Help them pack mule in style with these neutral, stylish totes perfect for all things baby and mama. Bonus: This particular bag provides meals for 100 school meals.

FEED Amelia Tote, Feed Projects, $198.00

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5. Mama Necklace

Celebrate her new title with a delicate piece of jewelry. Handmade in California, this necklace is a sentimental piece she can rock for years to come. Plus, it's made of 14K gold so you don't have to worry about it turning.

Mama Necklace, Ingrid and Isabel, $125.00

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6. Dyson Animal V8 Cord Free Vacuum

Yup, there's a vacuum on this list. (#momlife) Because kids are messy, and this vacuum is AMAZING. It's totally cord free and, dare we say, makes vacuuming so easy that it's almost fun.

Dyson Animal V8 Cord Free Vacuum, Amazon, $325.99

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7. Bright Cellars Wine Subscription

Take a short quiz, see your personalized wine matches, and get your favorite bottles sent directly to your door every month. You just spent nine months not drinking, so this one seems like a no-brainer to us. Click here to see your wine matches and get $50 off your first month!

Bright Cellars Wine Subscription, Bright Cellars, prices vary

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8. Wildbird Ring Sling

Babywearing can be a lifesaver for new moms. These ring slings can take a bit of practice (we love the online tutorials), but once you get the hang of it, they're a great way to keep baby close and calm. We 💜Wildbird's soft and beautiful fabrics.

Wildbird Ring Sling, Wildbird, $64.95 and up

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9. Smugmug Gift Subscription

New mom-ing means suddenly having more photos than you know what to do with. Smugmug has a user friendly interface and is a safe place to store all those precious memories.

Smugmug Gift Subscription, Smugmug, starting at $3.99 per month

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10. eufy Baby Monitor

If mama doesn't have a trusted baby monitor just yet, we love this one by eufy. Featuring a wide-angle lens, you'll be able to see the entire room so it can still be used during mobile toddler years. With an easy set-up, mama simply has to plug it in and go.

eufy Security SpaceView Baby Monitor, Amazon, $139.99

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11. ThirdLove 24/7 Nursing Bra

We love ThirdLove's regular bras, and their new nursing collection lives up to their same high standards of comfort, style and durability.

ThirdLove 24/7 Nursing Bra, ThirdLove, $72.00

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12. Freshly Picked Diaper Bag

Dubbed by some as the "perfect" bag, this brand new release from baby mocc favorite Freshly Picked was designed by crowd sourcing what moms actually want—large capacity, ease of use, durability and style. We think it checks all four boxes, and then some! ✔ ✔

Freshly Picked Diaper Bag, Amazon, $176.02

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13. Amanda Deer Jewelry

You can never, ever go wrong with some jewelry. Whether the new mama in your life is looking for a dainty, on-trend piece, or something personalized to remind her of her new little one, there are so many great options here to choose from.

Amanda Deer Jewelry, Etsy, $36.00 and up

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14. Rifle Paper Co. Journal

New motherhood is a time of change, growth, and self-reflection. Rifle Paper Co. makes gorgeously crafted journals that are the perfect place for a new mom to capture all of those meaningful moments. And, if you're a planner, we also love this five year set.

Rifle Paper Co. Journal, Amazon, $15.00

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15. Love Is

This story of a girl and a duckling who share a year together will touch any new mama's heart.

Love Is, Amazon, $15.19

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16. The Whole-Brain Child

We love the scientific insight + everyday practicality behind this bestselling book on how fostering brain development can lead to happier, calmer kids. It's like opening the door into your child's brain, and it's completely fascinating.

The Whole-Brain Child, Amazon, $10.87

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