Last Updated: December 29, 2022

The 15 Best Gifts for New Moms.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 22 min read

Got a new mom in your life? Treat her right! All moms deserve to be spoiled, but new mamas especially need a little TLC during those first few months with a baby at home. The good news is that there are tons of ways you can help new moms — and dads! — find a slice of comfort and relaxation amidst the chaos a newborn brings.

To help us put together a list of the best gifts for new moms, we looked at Grove members most raved about products. These luxurious items are on the treat yourself top shelf, and they're sure to give new mothers an excuse to pamper themselves while their little one is sleeping or staying at grandma and grandpa's. Don't forget to check out the FAQ at the end for a answers to some commonly asked questions about newborn babies.

This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Grove Co. Soy Wax Candle - Naturelust

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A limited edition clean-burning soy wax candle with 100% natural fragrance featuring red and green matte finish and seasonal pattern print.

A limited edition collection that celebrates the beauty of fall traditions, harvesting feelings of gratitude and warmth in your home like a crisp day spent …

7 oz
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2. LOLI Beauty LOLI Beauty Plum Elixir Organic Face Oil

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Nourish parched skin, chapped lips, and dry or damaged hair with LOLI Beauty Plum Elixir Organic Face Oil and experience the rejuvenating effects of this mega-hydrating serum. Just 3-5 drops of this plum oil face serum to your face, neck, and decollete smooths fine lines, restores your complexion, and leaves your skin positively glowing. Grove …

0.95 fl oz
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3. San Francisco Salt Co Epsoak Everyday Sleep Formula

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Sleep tight every night and bring an easy, at-home nighttime routine to any room in your house with this San Francisco Salt Co Epsoak Everyday Sleep Formula. This Espom salt soak relieves soreness, eases stress, soothes aches, and cleanses skin all in one simple use. It uses natural ingredients such as magnesium sulfate and is infused with a …

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4. OSEA Undaria Algae Body Oil

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We "sea" you, soft, touchable skin. It just takes a little bit of OSEA Undaria Algae Body Oil's firming seaweed-infused aromatherapy body oil to coax you out. Loaded with luscious acai, babassu, passion fruit, and Ayurvedic sesame oils, this ultra-concentrated yet lightweight organic seaweed and botanical-based body oil deeply hydrates your skin. …

5 oz
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5. Weleda Skin Food Body Butter

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This Weleda Skin Food Body Butter offers luxurious moisture to quench skin. This body butter has a soft, whipped texture that melts into skin for decadent, silky hydration with a non-greasy feel — making it perfect for full body hydration and nourishment. Rich in shea and cocoa seed butters, Skin Food Body Butter will leave skin feeling velvety …

5.0 oz
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6. Rooted Beauty Smoothing Lip Balm - 100% Organic - Mint Flavor

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Formerly Grove Collaborative Mint & Argan Lip Balm

A certified organic, hydrating mint lip balm with ultra-nourishing chia seed and argan oils to leave lips extra moisturized.

    This mint & argan lip balm is full of super moisturizers, like organic chia seed, argan, and coconut oils, that …
0.15 Oz
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7. ORGAID Vitamin C & Revitalizing Organic Sheet Mask

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Get moisture back into your skin while giving your face a well-deserved break from your makeup with this ORGAID Vitamin C & Revitalizing Organic Sheet Mask. This organic face mask is made with vitamin C to help enhance collagen synthesis in your skin and with Ecoderma fabric technology so that the serum absorbs deeper into your skin for better …

1 mask
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8. Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream

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Just like the golden hour, when the sun magically makes everything appear warmer and softer, Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream has a similar effect on your face. Perfect as a daily moisturizer, this highly effective face cream can also be used as a wrinkle-busting night cream, or really, any time your skin needs a little extra star power.

If …

1.57 oz
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9. Grove Co. “Sanctuary” Soy Candle - Lavender, Blue Sage, and Clove

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A serene and soothing candle made with 100% natural fragrances and soy wax.

    Our Sanctuary candle will turn your home into a peaceful oasis with notes of calming lavender, fresh blue sage, and clove. It's scent is 100% natural, made from essential oils and other plant-based ingredients. It’s also …

7 OZ
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10. Mrs. Meyer's Soy Tin Candle

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Beautiful scents are all around, thanks to Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Scented Soy Candle in Lilac. It’s long-burning, with plant-derived soy wax, and chock-full of thoughtfully chosen ingredients and essential oils. A delightfully decorative candle in a tin.

For many, the scent of Lilac is the sweetest sign of Spring. The clusters of heart-shaped …

2.9 oz
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11. Pacha Soap Co. Froth Bomb Set

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Be at peace knowing you don't have to choose just one and spread the love to all Pacha’s handcrafted blends with the Pacha Froth Bomb Variety Pack! Each tube contains four mini Froth Bombs in their best-selling blends, so you can find your favorites.
The collection includes: 1 Sweet Honey Almond, 1 French Lavender, 1 Jasmine Gardenia, 1 …
8 oz
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12. Axiology Lip-to-Lid Balmies Set - Of the Earth

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Get balmy radiance with the Axiology Lip-to-Lid Balmies Set in Of the Earth. These vegan, multi-use balmies are jam-packed with oils, butters, and antioxidants that nourish and hydrate your skin. Desert spice and earthy blush tones compliment your natural beauty, and zero packaging means zero waste. Flushed cheeks, popsicle-stained lips, and glowy …

1 x set of 3 Balmies
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13. Asutra Dream the Night Away Melatonin Lotion

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This Asutra Dream the Night Away Melatonin Lotion with Magnesium is a favorite of global tennis champion Venus Williams. As Venus says, “It relaxes you and puts you in that place where you can really sleep. I like to use this every night because I am training every day so that's important."

This lemongrass scented lotion features melatonin …
3.38 oz
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14. Ere Perez Beetroot Cheek & Lip Tint

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Long-lasting tint for cheeks and lips. This water-based formula featuring beetroot extracts to nourish and hydrate skin. Rich in antioxidants, this healthy tint acts as a natural blush/stain and lasts all day. A popular 2-in-1 product, beetroot adds vibrancy to a fresh face or over makeup. Designed in an easy applicator for fuss-free natural color.
0.15 oz
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15. Acure Radically Rejuvenating Under Eye Hydrogel Mask

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For long days and up-all-nighters, the Acure Radically Rejuvenating Under Eye Hydrogel Mask will help wake up your under-eye area faster than you can hit the snooze button. Equal parts energizing and soothing, the Acure eye mask is infused with incredibly hydrating ingredients like Persian silk and cucumber. Specially formulated with the calming …

1 Count
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When do I bathe a newborn?

Bathing a newborn is a wonderful, loving act between parents and their newborn baby. But there's a lot of confusion about when the right time is to give your baby their first bath. It's recommended to wait 24 hours to give your wee bebe a bath for the first time. Bathing your baby too soon could lead to a drop in body temperature and blood sugar, and it removes the waxy coating on your baby's skin that helps keep them moisturized after they're birthed.

After you bring your baby home from the hospital, it's okay to only give them three or fewer baths during their first year of life. Babies have delicate skin that could easily dry out from bathing too frequently. As always, if you have any concerns regarding your baby's hygiene, it's best to discuss bathing routines with your doctor.

How long is the newborn phase?

So, what sets a newborn baby apart from other babies? Newborn babies are typically defined as being two months old or younger — this is what's considered the 'newborn phase.' The word 'baby' is more of an umbrella term that can refer to newborns, one-year-olds, and any children up to four years of age.

Can babies see when they’re born?

When a baby is born, they can't see in color — the world appears in shades of black, white, and gray. After your baby has been chillin' in the world for about a week, they can start to see their surroundings in color — but not too much of their surroundings. After one week, babies can see approximately 10 inches away. After six weeks, that bumps up to 12 inches.

Once your baby hits the two or three month mark is when things start getting interesting. Around this age, your little one can follow moving objects, recognize your face, and remember what they see. At six months old, your baby sees the world the same way you do, and at a year, the color of your baby's eyes could change from blue to a darker color.

What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.

If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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