The Best Christmas Gifts For New Moms & Moms To Be In 2023

It’s the season of giving—and if you’ve got a brand new mom or mom to be on your gift list this year, we’ve put together a list of thoughtful Christmas gifts for new moms to make her days easier and her nights more restful.

Like the best baby shower gifts, the Christmas gifts for moms to be in our guide are both practical and thoughtful—and sure to be cherished by a new mom. Read on for our suggestions.

Christmas Gifts for New Moms that Offer Rest and Comfort

What’s the one thing that every new mom wants? Sleep. Lots and lots of sleep.

While you can’t wrap up a good night’s sleep and tie it with a bow, you can give the new mom on your list a Christmas gift that combines science and intuition to make better rest possible. The MamaRoo Sleep® Bassinet, which adapts to the evolving sleep needs of newborns as they transition from 16-18 hours of sleep in the early months to 10-14 hours of sleep once they hit 6 months.

What makes the MamaRoo Sleep® Bassinet the best Christmas gift for first time moms? It combines five distinct, different motions inspired by the way parents move, with five speeds and four white noise options to create soothing combinations of movements that rock babies to sleep and help them sleep longer. It also has breathable mesh sides and adjustable legs so it’s easy to raise and lower the bassinet to the height of the parents’ bed, making it easy for them to keep the baby in close reach throughout the night. It meets all of the AAP’s Safe Sleep Guidelines, and there’s even a dedicated 4moms® app to create customized baby sleep experiences.

Beyond the bassinet, many new moms crave indulgent gifts that provide a little luxury to get them through the bleary-eyed days of caring for a newborn. Consider Christmas gift ideas for new moms that center around self-care, such as:

  • Spa packages 
  • Skin-care 
  • Hair-care products
  • Silk pillowcases
  • Cozy loungewear
  • New slippers
  • A scented candle

The Best Christmas Gifts for First-Time Moms to Keep Baby Entertained

After sleep, what’s the next best Christmas gift for new moms? How about an extra set of arms to give her tired arms a break while providing entertainment and solace for her baby?

There’s a good reason the MamaRoo® Multi-Motion Baby Swing™ is the top pick of Christmas presents for new moms. It moves like you do with five parent-inspired motions and five speeds. It also features smart-home capabilities, seamlessly integrating with Bluetooth, Alexa, and Google Home, and a state-of-the-art app called Find Your Roo™ that makes it easy to find the exact-right combinations of movement to soothe a fussy baby.  

Similar to the MamaRoo® Baby Swing, the RockaRoo® Baby Rocker offers many of the same features in a smaller footprint. This compact yet powerful rocker has a unique base design that creates a rhythmic front-to-back motion, and features thoughtful touches, like an interactive mobile that encourages the sensory exploration that has been shown to build baby’s cognitive skills and a practical, easy-to-clean design with detachable, machine-washable seat fabric.

Christmas Gift Ideas for New Moms That Value Convenience and Adaptability

Another great Christmas gift idea for new moms is a functional gift that she’ll use over and over again to care for her baby.

playard that provides a safe place to put the baby down for play or sleep fits the bill—she can set it up at home or take it with her when the family travels. You can even find a playard like the Breeze® Plus Playard that includes a removable bassinet where baby can sleep and a flip changer that transforms the playard into an extra changing station. Making the Breeze ® Plus a top choice among Christmas gift ideas for moms to be is the easy one-handed setup and chic design that fits right into modern homes. Don’t need all the features? The Breeze® Go Playard is a pared down version of the Breeze ® Plus, offering the same stylish design and easy one-handed open-and-close mechanism without all the other bells and whistles. 

Other functional Christmas gift ideas for new moms that they'll be sure to appreciate include things like:

  • A trendy diaper bag
  • A stylish baby carrier
  • A car organizer
  • Seat and floor covers 
  • A mini vacuum to keep her car tidy 
  • A fancy water bottle to keep her hydrated on the go

Christmas Presents for New Moms that Give all Year

While this guide focuses on what to get new moms for Christmas, keep in mind that these gifts are perfect for any occasion when you want to celebrate a new mom. No matter the time of year, the new mom in your life is sure to appreciate a thoughtfully chosen present that celebrates her journey of motherhood and helps make every day a little easier.