It’s finally Saturday and because Mother’s Day is just around the corner, we’re counting down some weekend essentials new moms need to relax and unwind. Honor new mothers in your life with these gift ideas that they will love to receive. Make sure to also bookmark this weekend pampering guide for new moms to share with your friends who are moms-to-be or those who have just had a baby.
1. Mama Mio The Tummy Rub Butter
Treat your new mom friend or family member with this tummy butter that’s packed with super-elasticising omega-rich blend of organic oils in an organic shea butter base. It’s great for use on the belly, breasts, hips, thighs, and areas prone to stretch marks. It contains organic coconut oil that has soothing and lauric acid-rich to improve skin strength and elasticity. It also contains organic avocado oil that has lots of omegas and folic acid for skin hydration, and organic shea butter that protects the skin barrier from environmental damage and moisture loss. This product is free from parabens, petrolatum, colourants, xenoestrogens, PEGs and phthalates. It has a 4.1 out of 5 stars rating on Amazon.
Promising review: “I’ve used this from around 24 weeks until the end of my pregnancy. My chest and stomach were so itchy that I was awoken many nights and this, unlike other creams I was trying, brought me relief. I would never recommend another cream over this to pregnant friends. The smell is pleasant, but not overpowering…kind of a clean smell with a hint of maybe citrus. Not greasy, just moisturizing. Washes off hands well after application.” Amazon Customer
2. Mother’s Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil
New moms will love to have a massage using this skin toning oil that’s packed with the natural natural fragrance of pure cocoa butter and contains no chemicals, preservatives, artificial colors, or perfumes. It naturally tones the skin and prevents stretch marks too. Contains coconut oil, aloe vera, and distilled lanolin, as well as almond oil, pecan oil, cocoa butter, and vitamin E for ultimate skin hydration. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “I gained about 50 lbs during my pregnancy and don’t have a single stretch mark right now. I applied the oil religiously after showering on my belly, thighs and butt, sometimes twice a day but the results showed. My skin is same as it was before, smooth!” AP
3. MAXMODA Women Cotton Lightweight Kimono Robes
New moms need comfort every step of the way as they nurse and care for their new bundle of joy. This kimono will help them feel comfortable every day thanks to its warm and soft fabric. It’s very lightweight and easy to wear around the house, especially for busy new moms. It’s a great gift for any new mother whose priority is the baby. Keep her comfortable in style with this cotton kimono that comes in a range of sizes and lengths. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “Being 6′ tall it’s hard to find a robe that covers the knee but isn’t full length. I ordered this to wear in the hospital postpartum, and am very pleased with the fit and soft material! Lightweight, stretchy, and breathable!” Kayli
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4. Pink Stork Uplift Refreshing Lime Postpartum Mood Tea
Treat a new mom to uplifting tea from Pink Stork, a brand founded by Amy Upchurch, mother of five and military spouse. The brand is committed to bringing hope to mothers who are looking for guidance throughout the delicate stages of pre-, during, and post-pregnancy. Postpartum is a critical stage where hormones are rampant and combined with the stress of caring for a newborn, it can definitely take a toll on any woman. This Uplift tea is blended with chamomile, lemon verbena, and Motherwort to uplift the spirit and let new moms relax and take a breather. This product is caffeine-free and 100% organic. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “I started drinking this tea a few weeks postpartum and I feel like it has helped me feel a little more calm. I had twins 6 weeks ago and have been quite sleep deprived and stressed. This tea relaxed me and the taste is so refreshing too!” Amazon Customer
5. THENA Best Organic Sitz Bath Soak For Postpartum Care Recovery
For ultimate recovery, new moms need this sitz bath soak that’s especially designed for postpartum care. It features the finest grain salts that dissolve quickly for no waiting time. It effectively yet gently cleanses and relieves pain, discomfort, muscle cramps, itching, and burning due to hemorrhoids, anal fissures, piles and perineal tears that are commonly experienced after childbirth. It features the highest quality herbal ingredients including organic oatmeal, organic witch hazel leaf, organic yarrow, organic white oak bark, organic comfrey root, and organic calendula. Together, these ingredients help in the healing of vaginal soreness, episiotomy and perineal bruising, as well as irritation. Also contains organic coconut oil, organic sweet almond oil, lavender, and grapefruit essential oils that hydrate and moisturize the skin. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “I needed a nice bath and I saw this one was organic and had my favorite smelling soothing ingredients. I just used it and it was lovely. Every pregnant mother needs this bath. Taking a bath after the baby in this bath was so soothing it made me feel like a person again!” Kathya
6. VagiKool Reusable Postpartum Cold-Pack
Battle discomfort with these postpartum cold packs that are designed to naturally reduce swelling and instantly provide itch relief. It can be frozen or warmed in hot water and used with sleeves to relieve caginal discomfort caused by postpartum pain. It includes Komfort-Fit sleeves that are disposable or may be hand washed in hot water and reused. This product is non-toxic and latex-free, so you’re sure it’s safe for new mothers. Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “This product helped a lot after the take home hospital goodies ran out. I suggest any mom to get one after a vaginal delivery. The reusable pads are great too!” Ashley
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7. Chesapeake Bay Candle Scented Candles, Serenity + Calm (Lavender Thyme) & Peace + Tranquility (Cashmere Jasmine), 2-Pack
Postpartum can be very stressful for new moms. Give the gift of calmness and relaxation with this pair of scented candles from Chesapeake Bay Candle, which features bestsellers Serenity + Calm and Peace + Tranquility. Featuring the calming, relaxing scents of lavender and thyme, Serenity + Calm helps create a serene environment for new moms thanks to its lavender essential oils. It also contains the essential oils of bergamot, rosemary, thyme and eucalyptus, as well as a touch of orange blossom for ultimate relaxation. Meanwhile, Peace + Tranquility features a cashmere jasmine scent that has a white musk and jasmine and gentle lily of the valley scent. This soy wax blend of candle features a lead-free wick and a wooden lid, with an approximate burn time of 50 hours each. Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “I specifically buy this candle in the Peace & Tranquility scent. It’s incredibly relaxing, and smells really soft and nice. I light it at night, maybe an hour before I get ready for bed.” Alyssa
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8. L’Occitane Cleansing & Softening Almond Shower Oil
New moms will adore indulging in this shower oil from L’Occitane, which transforms into a lavish, softening foam that gently cleanses and rejuvenates tired skin. It leaves skin feeling satin soft all over. It’s rich in almond oil and nourishing lipids for a post-bath experience that really makes a difference. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “I have been using this product for over a year and I will never stop! I have dealt with keratosis pilaris on my upper arms my entire life (rough bumpy skin) – I tried all sorts of lotions and none helped to the degree that this shower oil has. I am also acne prone on my neck and back and this product has never caused breakouts. I use it with a shower pouf and my skin is in the best shape it had ever been!” Stacia Saaler
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9. Patchology FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels for Puffiness, Tired Eyes with Caffeine, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Collagen
Most new moms suffer from darkened under-eye area thanks to lack of sleep and exhaustion. Alleviate this problem with Patchology’s FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels, which is a great anytime perk-me-up for busy moms. It features caffeine and hydrolyzed collagen that delivers quick deep hydration, relieves puffiness and soothes fatigue. They’re a quick way to cool, soothe, and refresh tired eyes, especially for busy new moms. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “I love these! As a mom and wife, I am almost always tired. Even when I have my coffee and caf-up, I am still tired, or look it. This product is great at keeping my puffy eyes in check and helping to decrease any dark circles.” Marci
10. Joanna Vargas The Eden Instant Lift Face Mask
Restore youthful vitality with this advanced hydration treatment mask that diminishes the look of wrinkles and other signs of aging. It contains one of the gold standards of anti-aging ingredients, the rare swiss apple, which won the prize in European Innovation “Best Active Ingredient” in 2008. It also contains cabbage rose extract that improves circulation and strengthens capillary walls, peppermint oil that soothes the skin, and the super antioxidant CoQ10. It’s great for busy new moms who don’t have enough time for a full skin rejuvenation. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “I swear by this product whenever I am running short on time (which is always) 15-20 minutes is all you need. Apply the full face mask while your getting dressed or even doing your hair! By the time you take it off the rich luxurious serum penetrates into your skin giving you a hydrated glow and instant tightness you can feel!” Vera Sanchez
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