If there’s one person that’s hard to buy for, it’s new moms. It’s hard to decide whether or not to buy them a baby-related item, or something for themselves. Nine times out of ten, new moms really want gifts that their baby can use, or in the very least, make their lives just a little bit easier. Below are our top 5 must-have gift ideas for new moms.

A Travel System

Every new mom will need a stroller and a car seat, but a travel system will get you from point A to point B without losing your sanity. Essentially, it’s a stroller and a car seat wrapped up into one awesome device. The car seat attaches to the stroller, so mom can easily move from street to car without having to wake the baby. It’s a convenient and practical gift choice that she’ll be thanking you for time and time again.

An Automatic Baby Swing

Baby swings can be a new mom’s saving grace. They buy her just enough time to throw in a load of laundry or squeeze in a quick phone call. Instead of buying her a traditional manual swing, buy her one that will do all of the hard work for her. Modern swings come with lights, sounds, places to hook up MP3 players and fun toys to keep baby busy and lull her to sleep.

A Diaper Bag

Every new mom needs a diaper bag. Unless she plans on spending the next year or two trapped in her house, she’s going to need to travel with her new baby. This means having to lug around diapers, bottles, an extra set of clothes and everything else in between. Diaper bags are designed to hold all of these items and help keep mom organized. Look for a bag with a modern design. Most new diaper bags look just like oversized designer purses. The last thing she wants is to carry around a bag that screams “I’m a mom!”

A Night Out of the House

The greatest gift you can give a new mom is some time to herself. Most new moms are stressed and overwhelmed during the first year of their baby’s life, especially if they’re a first-time mom. Volunteer to babysit for the night so she can spend the night out on the town. Go the extra mile and pay for her to go wherever she wants. This may be dinner with her husband or spending the day at the spa. She’ll be thankful for the kind gesture and be grateful for the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate.

Travel Chair

Mom won’t be able to bring her high chair with her when she goes out to a restaurant. A travel chair is designed to affix itself onto one side of the dining table and small enough to fit in the back of the trunk. It makes restaurant outings all that much easier. Even trips to grandma’s house become less chaotic and more fun for the new mom.

Emilie Sinclair

I'm a gift idea enthusiast who loves helping people find the right present for their loved ones.