A holiday gift guide for expecting & new moms

The holiday season is upon us, and like me, I’m sure you sometimes struggle to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Whether your wife or sister is pregnant, or even your best friend is hosting a winter-themed baby shower, it’s always good to have a few perfect gift ideas in mind for the new and expecting moms in your life.  

Being a first time parent can be stressful, so your gift to the mother-to-be in your life should make her new chapter feel less overwhelming and daunting. The mom-to-be in your life deserves it all, and, as a mother of six myself, I have an arsenal of great gift recommendations for you. The gifts on this list are focused on comfort, convenience and wellness - all with style and thoughtfulness in mind. 

7am Enfant WarmMuffs - $50 

It’s important that little ones stay warm this winter, but it’s just as crucial that the new mom in your life stays warm during family outings around town. These cozy and durable mittens attach to strollers to keep moms’ hands toasty on cold winter strolls. They’re water repellent and feature poly insulation with super soft plush lined interiors. 

Teat & Cosset Gemma Sweatshirt with Snaps - $78 

This convenient best-selling sweater is a cotton blend with winter weight. The fabric is soft inside and out and will keep the new mom in your life warm and cozy all season. The metallic snaps add an edge and a convenient opening for facilitating nursing and pumping. It will be useful for all three trimesters and long after.


Eufy SpaceView - $160

The Eufy SpaceView is a great baby monitoring gift. It was rated the best by The New York Times and many others for the product’s video and image quality, signal range, battery life, user interface and breadth of the camera’s pan and tilt motion. This is a super helpful tech gift for new mothers and will help give them peace of mind when they are away from their babies. 

WildBird Ring Sling - $69.95

This baby ring sling is 100% linen and allows mothers to carry babies from newborn to 35lbs. It is a fast-carrying option that is both versatile and hands-free. It’s a wonderful way to keep your baby close and cozy while a new mother goes about her daily routine. 

MilkStrip Diagnostic Kits - $35

Last but not least, I wanted to share the two breast milk diagnostic kits our team launched this October: the Vitamin C Breastmilk Rapid Test and the Expiration Breastmilk Rapid Test

Babies mostly eat, sleep and poop, and while the baby monitor above is perfect for peaceful times, MilkStrip’s products are essential for the “eat” part of the equation. The Vitamin C kit is especially useful for the long winter months when mothers may be uncertain about the nutritional profile of their milk as the kits provide vitamin C level insights for breastfeeding mothers. The Expiration kit is also great for mothers that are unsure of the freshness of their milk that has been left out, stored, or frozen and helps them ensure their milk is still fresh for their babies. Results for these kits are ready in just three minutes. The Economy Pack, which includes both diagnostic kits, is the perfect gift for new mothers.

I hope this list helps you find the perfect surprise for your loved ones during this wonderful time of year!

Have a happy holiday season!