10 Self-Care Gifts For New Moms
By Michelle Rostamian
Between middle-of-the-night feedings and dealing with postpartum angst, any new mother can attest to lacking the time—and energy—to take care of themselves. But especially as we head into a new year, it’s important to highlight self-care as an integral part of your overall health and wellness. Because we know how difficult those first few months with a newborn can be (after all, it’s called the fourth trimester for a reason), we’ve rounded up 10 of the best self-care gift sets that’ll show the new mom in your life you care.
Herbivore Botanicals Moment to Escape Set, $55
Give the new mama everything she needs to round out her total body ritual. This set from Herbivore Botanicals starts with their signature Coco Rose Body Polish, which uses sugar, coconut oil, and Moroccan rose to slough off dead skin cells, and ends with their Coco Rose Body Oil, which envelops the skin with heavenly moisture that the cold-weather season calls for.
This Works Dream to Sleep Set, $35
A new mom needs all the help she can get in the sleep department. Cue this set from This Works, which features a trio of luxurious sleep solutions that’ll evoke a state of calmness and tranquility. A shower gel, body moisturizer, and pillow spray all containing a 100% natural mix of calming lavender, chamomile, and vetiver will calm the senses, ease any residual stress of the day away, and make for more rejuvenated mornings.
Zaaina Spa Gift Set, $70
If she can’t go to the spa, bring the spa to her with this gift set from Zaaina. It’s equipped with everything she needs for an at-home pamper night: a lemongrass soap bar, a rose soap bar, a rose face mist, a glow face serum, a heel balm, two lip balms, and a lavender candle to set the mood.
Alo Essential Oils Collection, $75
After a stressful day caring for a newborn, she’ll definitely need something to help wind her down. What better way to achieve that than with essential oils? Cue this set from Alo—it comes with four mood-boosting scents including energizing peppermint, detoxifying tea tree, soothing lavender, and refreshing eucalyptus, as well as two potent blends formulated to ease the mind.
Papier Gratitude Journal, $33
With all of the commotion of settling into a new role comes moments of helplessness, but a gratitude journal such as this one from Papier can help set the tone for a productive day. It’s packed with powerful mottos and inspirational affirmations as well as daily prompts and monthly check-ins that’ll help her find the good in a bad day.
TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller, $15
Between doctors visits and general newborn care, it’s likely that the new mom is up on her feet all day, so a gift that targets aching feet and sore arches is fitting. With nearly 18,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, this one from TheraFlow is definitely a fan-favorite, featuring various acupressure nubs and rows to relieve any tension hiding in the feet.
Wildling Aura Collection, $149
Up the ante on her body care routine with this four-part set inspired by traditional Chinese medicine. Each product from the dry brush to the aura stone is thoughtfully curated to heal the body and mind by stimulating lymphatic drainage, soothing muscle tension, and overall contributing to a smoother complexion.
Mini Percussive Therapy Massager, $199
Filled-to-the-brim diaper bags and heavy baby carriers can wreak havoc on the muscles, which is why a pocket-sized massager can prove to be useful if she’s feeling tense while on the go. This quiet, compact option from Theragun wards off cramps, tension, and knots for total relief whenever she needs it.
Collective Labs Essential Hair Bundle, $132
Help her tackle postpartum hair loss with this five-piece hair bundle that contains everything she’ll need to create the optimal environment for healthy hair growth: a detoxifying shampoo, a fortifying conditioner, a nutrient-rich scalp serum, a scalp massager, and a microfiber hair towel.