We Found the 25 Best Gifts for New Parents

Finding the perfect gift for your friends or family can be a stressful endeavor at the best of times, but we pride ourselves on being quite the experts at gift giving. (We’ve curated countless guides here on the site, from birthday gifts to last-minute gift ideas, not to mention our major holiday gift guides.)

Today, we’re focusing our attention on the best gifts for new parents. As you can guess, anything that encourages comfort and relaxation is a great option, as sleep is not something new parents get a great deal of throughout the first year. A few other key things new parents will love? A cool skin-to-skin top that’s a game changer, a multifunctional diaper bag, and the softest nursing nightdress.

Ahead, enjoy our roundup of the 25 best gifts for new parents, from the elegant and quirky to the relaxation-centric.

Barefoot Dreams has the coziest and most luxurious-feeling robes—perfect for new parents to cozy up in with their baby.

This bath soak helps relieve swelling and tired limbs.

Help a new parent create a sense of calm at home with a beautifully scented candle.

I basically lived in stretchy slip nightdresses 24/7 after giving birth. Cosabella has some of the best to facilitate nursing.

Give the gift of a good night’s sleep (well, at least a helping hand).

They’ll really appreciate a (super-cute) baby carrier, and this one gets rave reviews.

The portable humidifier is perfect for a baby room (or parent’s room). 

Parents (including me) rave about this practical and multifunctional quilted diaper bag.

A clever top for easy and comfortable skin-to-skin time with baby. 

You can never have enough multipurpose cloths as a new parent. Perfect for swaddling, burping, and everything in between.

An amazing book to help new moms focus on healing and bonding during the important postpartum period.

They’ll love a super-soft and comfortable pajama set—especially one that looks chic enough to wear when visitors arrive. (We never met an Eberjey set we didn’t like.)

Cozy and cushy stylish slippers. Perfect for indoors (and outdoors). 

Meet the perfect postpartum gift—these essentials will help cleanse, soothe, and relieve pain after birth.

Perfect for journaling every stage of a baby’s life—from their milestones to their footprints to those precious first moments.

A soothing and relaxing oil for tired minds and sore muscles. 

A swaddle is a new-parent must-have. This one is super cute.

Spritz this mist in the air to create a calming environment for sleep.

This manual breast pump is a convenient alternative to an electric one and collects milk hands-free.

A pretty mug that will keep their coffee hotter for longer.

A relaxing lavender bath soak to help them achieve a good night’s sleep.

A face roller is the perfect beauty treat to encourage a little self-care.

For that postpartum frizzy hair.

How cute are these?

Coloring is a great stress-relieving activity.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated by Judith Jones.

Up next, I’m a fashion editor and mom of two—this is the chic and easy outfit I rely on daily.

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