Few things are more exciting than knowing that your daughter or daughter-in-law is expecting.
For any grandparent, it means a grandbaby is on the way and what an exciting experience it is to add to your quiver.
The challenging part is in finding a gift for the new mom or mom-to-be. While it may feel like a toss-up between getting mother or baby something to celebrate the occasion, there are many great gifts available if you know where to look.
Whether your daughter is a first-time mom or she’s had kids before and this is the latest addition to the family, a lovely gift always goes a long way in showing mother and baby how special they are.
Many moms-to-be may have registries with the stuff they need once the baby comes but you can still buy something off-register to treat your daughter. We’ve rounded up some of the best gifts for a daughter having her first baby that are arguably more thoughtful.
Best Gifts For Daughter Having Her First Baby
During pregnancy or even after delivery, most moms tend to be tired and they just want to sit back and relax. With a digital book reader, your daughter can put her feet up and read wherever she is. Once the baby arrives, she can snuggle with her little one while reading her books one-handed, any time of day or night.
2. Belly butter
For expectant moms or first-time moms, there’s nothing like a soothing massage with some rich belly butter to help them feel relaxed.
Get her a pack of belly butter from Burt’s Bees, whose special formula contains shea, cocoa and jojoba butters to help smooth and soften your daughter’s skin. The butter is fragrance-free and perfect for her pre- and post-pregnancy.
One of the biggest challenges for a pregnant or nursing mom is how to quench their thirst wherever they go. Nothing says “I understand you” more than a travel tumbler so your daughter can quench her thirst anytime.
This tumbler comes with a straw and insulated cup that keeps her beverage or water hot or cold however she prefers it.
If your daughter struggles with morning sickness, gift her this effervescent supplement powder for relief during those down moments.
The powder dissolves easily into water or any beverage for quick relief, and she can stash it in any bag when on the go. Plus, the supplement contains magnesium and vitamin B6 for energy and reduction of muscle cramping.
5. Diaper bag
This simple yet classic diaper bag is lightweight, stylish, easy to organize and highly-rated.
The bag doesn’t necessarily scream “I just got a baby”. Plus, the bag folds into a changing mat, which is very handy, and it zips fully closed for easier handling.
Being pregnant or having delivered a baby doesn’t mean you can’t look hot. Get your daughter this lip and cheek tint to help her look her best.
She can pat the creamy tint on her cheeks or lips with her fingertip and enjoy a natural yet chic flushed look that will help her feel more pulled together and beautiful.
One of the major pregnancy symptoms for many moms is swollen and expanding feet. If your daughter struggles with this, get her a pair of soft, plush house slippers she can slip her achy feet into and feel relaxed every day.
This pair comes with a memory foam insole so she’ll feel cozy every single time.
Gift your daughter peace of mind with this lightweight and portable video baby monitor set. The monitor is a plug-and-play device that comes with night vision, a remote thermometer and two-way talk so it’s easy for her to keep an eye on her baby.
9. Diffuser and essential oils
Certain smells aren’t very welcome during pregnancy. If your daughter is sensitive to particular scents or experiences nausea, get her a set of essential oils and a diffuser to make her surrounding smell great and mask any odors that bother her.
She can also dab some oil on her wrist or facemask when in an area with smells she doesn’t like.
A good night’s sleep is important for the mom-to-be or first-time mom. With a unique body pillow, it’s easy to steal a few winks during the day or night and still enjoy support to her back, hips, neck, and tummy. It’s a priceless present that will ensure your daughter gets some precious sleep.
A pregnancy journal is easy to fill in and can be customized to your daughter’s family. This journal focuses on your daughter’s pregnancy milestones including the baby’s first kick, choosing a name, bump and ultrasound photos, and specific areas or prompts.
A journal section is included for her to write whatever she feels like.
What better way to treasure the precious memories from your daughter’s first sonogram than by getting her a photo frame to keep it? She can also use it during her gender reveals or pregnancy announcement and display her favorite sonogram.
Your daughter may have a camera on her smartphone or tablet, but with a real camera she’ll enjoy capturing memories of her baby.
If you want to splurge, get the Nikon D3500 or if you want something smaller and simpler, the Sony Cyber Shot is worth considering. Most of these cameras come with memory cards and a carrying case for easy portability.
A keepsake box is a great way for your daughter to save keepsakes for her little one. It’s far better than writing journals or letters as it looks like a book. Inside the keepsakes box, there are drawers of different sizes for storing different memories including first teeth, baby shoes and documents.
A label is included to help mom label the drawers with different colors or names.
15. Baby book
Whether your daughter is expecting a little boy or baby girl, get her a gender-neutral baby book that will capture the first five years of her baby’s life.
This book comes with a mess-free ink pad so your daughter can take baby’s hand and foot prints without getting ink on the baby.
Help your daughter record her baby’s milestones with this milestone calendar. The calendar is ideal for recording the baby’s first word, first time to see and many other firsts and adventures.
It’s less work than a journal so mom can quickly write a short blurb or sentence as things happen instead of reaching out for a book to record it.
A bouquet of flowers can work wonders to anybody’s mood. Send your daughter a beautiful bouquet with her favorite flowers in all the colors she loves to brighten her day and liven up the house.
This teething necklace looks sophisticated and fashionable on any first-time mom. The necklace is made of chewable silicone that doesn’t contain lead, cadmium, phthalates and metals. The premium, food-grade silicon gives babies instant teething relief.
19. Comfy pajamas
Help your daughter look beautiful in this comfy yet polished set of pajamas. It’s not only cute but also comes with button-down options for easy access while nursing her baby.
Whether she has stretch marks, uneven skin tones or any other skin concern, this Bio-oil skincare oil will help your daughter reduce those issues faster.
The non-greasy, lightweight oil is affordable so she can always get more herself whenever she wants, and it’s easy to apply.
Whether your daughter is running errands, making dinner or works from home, she’ll want her baby close to her every time. This wrap baby carrier is easy to use, comfortable and conforms to the baby thanks to its stretchy cotton-spandex fabric.
22. Parenting books
There are parenting classes, blogs, articles, videos and much more content that can teach your daughter how to care for her baby.
However, you can get a book that lasts like The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother, which teaches her how to care for herself after giving birth.
Included in the book are simple yet nourishing recipes, how to establish a support network, advice on how to approach her romantic relationship after delivery and more.
23. Bum brush
A bum brush is a great baby gadget that helps new moms apply diaper cream easily. The cream goes on thicker, smoother and faster once scooped onto the brush, and then you can rub it on the baby’s bum. The silicone spatula is easy to wipe clean and use it again when needed.
24. Swivel glider
New moms spend most of their time bonding and feeding their babies. For this reason, it’s important to have a comfortable chair, and this swivel glider offers just that.
Not only is it stylish and eco-friendly, but its plush cushions offer ultimate comfort both for mother and baby as they bond.
25. Robot vacuum
Gift your daughter this wonderful time-saving robot vacuum. She won’t have to worry about vacuuming or sweeping daily because the robot does a great job cleaning up dirt on hard floors, carpets, even sucking up pet hair.
It also picks up all debris from the floor and your daughter can set when the vacuum runs thanks to the controlled programming so it won’t just buzz and roar when the baby is napping.
New moms tend to sleep in weird positions with their babies because they’re taking care of and watching the baby. With a neck massager, your daughter will get some relief from any aches and pains that come as a result of these sleep positions and sitting up too long.
27. Foot massager
Every new mom wants some relief from the strains that come with delivery and nursing their babies. This deep-kneading Shiatsu foot massager has three air pressure levels, three kneading intensities and soothing heat function.
28. Instant Pot Duo
It’s hard enough finding time to cook or clean because taking care of the baby takes a lot more time and energy.
With an Instant Pot, your daughter can quickly cook up lunch or dinner by pressing a few buttons and allowing the food to cook while she caters to her baby’s needs. It’s a time-saver and cooks up good meals in no time.
29. Hair ties
While hair ties may not be useful when the baby has just been born, over time, your daughter will appreciate the gift especially when the baby starts pulling hair.
It’s a painful experience especially when the baby insists on wrapping his or her mommy’s hair around their little fists. These hair ties will help your daughter pull her hair back while nursing a baby and still look pretty and polished.
30. Echo Dot
With this gadget, your daughter can find out the time, the weather outside, what she needs to add to her shopping list, and more without having to use multiple gadgets for that.
It comes handy when she can’t write in a notepad or look at her phone or laptop while holding her baby.
Many new moms lack the time to style their hair so they tend to repeat the same comfortable items they wear. With a stylish headband, they can look good anytime.
This embellished headband instantly elevates your daughter’s look and any outfit she wears, especially during the hair-regrowth phase after delivery.
Gift your daughter this repairing treatment for postpartum hair loss when her hair starts falling out all over. The treatment helps her hair feel softer and it’ll dry nicely besides smelling good. It will come handy when she does get the time to wash her hair.
33. Organizer bag
With an organizer pouch, your daughter can organize her bag as it comes with a set of three pouches. One pouch can hold wipes, creams, diapers, powder and the other bags can hold clean or dirty clothes.
The bags are lightweight, travel friendly, easy to pack and machine washable. They can also be hung on the stroller hooks or tossed into a stroller basket.
A convenient wristlet on the diaper pouch helps your daughter wear the pouch on her wrist as she holds her baby especially in public restrooms.
34. Breast pump
A breast pump is a must-have for any nursing mom. This manual silicone breast pump is hands-free, easy to clean and your daughter can express milk for her baby.
The pump suctions onto the breast and collects milk while she feeds her baby on the other side. She can easily collect a freezer full of milk without struggling. It’s better than electric pumps when she just wants to express a little milk.
This gift set contains belly oil, lip balm, body wash and a deodorant. Your daughter will feel great knowing it’s safe for her and her baby because it’s a set of organic products. She can also feel pampered without having to visit a spa for that.
36. Ice roller
Help your daughter de-puff her face using this ice roller. She can use it on her face when she wants to feel refreshed. The ice roller improves dry skin and prevents wrinkles.
She can massage her temples and eye socket to calm her skin, relieve fatigue, and help deal with neck and facial redness.
While this may not be the first item on your daughter’s mind or yours when thinking of a great gift, it’s definitely worth considering. Not only does it save space, but it’s a great way to dry and store her baby’s bottles, pacifiers, and breast pump parts instead of mixing them all up on the main dish rack.
This formula-maker is kind of like an electric coffee maker but it’s used instead for making baby formula. The little kitchen gadget helps your daughter mix the right amount and automatically makes 2-10 ounce bottles of milk for her baby.
It knows the exact amount needed for each formula brand and even lets her mix formula and a bottle from an app on her phone so as to track how much the baby eats all day.
This is a great multifunctional gift that offers a two-way audio monitor, nightlight, and sound machine. It also has an indicator light for the baby’s toddler stage, and your daughter can control all the settings via the machine’s mobile app from her phone.
She can also make adjustments remotely without going into the baby’s room as they sleep. The machine is portable, especially for long trips.
40. Miracle blanket
We recommend this miracle blanket as a gift for your daughter that will help her swaddle wrap her baby for a good night’s sleep. It’s easy to use and keeps the baby wrapped safely, happier and sleeping longer.
This baby food maker is a great gift especially when your daughter’s baby is grown and has started weaning. She can make homemade purees and still juggle a hungry baby because it promises to prep things within 15 minutes.
The cooker and blender is designed for one-handed operation so your daughter will appreciate the thoughtfulness as it helps her multitask without hassles.
Your daughter needs some me-time and entertainment away from the hassles of motherhood.
Gift her an Amazon Prime membership so she can watch movies, listen to music and enjoy lots of shows online. She can relax while the baby is sleeping and catch up on her favorite series or movies.
43. Q&A a Day book
With this book, your daughter can fill out a question each day for five years in just a few minutes. She can then look back on all the responses she posted and enjoy a snapshot of the five years journey.
This is a great gift, like a pregnancy journal but it’s designed with the child in mind. Your daughter can give it to her baby on a special occasion like birthdays or other celebrations.
The gift contains twelve short letters with prompts, and your daughter can fold and seal them up using a sticker so they look like an envelope.
Whether you’re celebrating a baby shower, your daughter’s birthday or just want to remind her that you’re thinking of her, there are many gift options available to surprise her.
Appropriate products range from large body pillows to pampering gifts like hair treatments and massagers to relieve pregnancy symptoms and ailments.
When looking for a gift for your daughter who is having her first baby, check for items with sentimental value that will tug at her heartstrings while serving as keepsakes of her pregnancy. Also, you need to find something useful and functional that makes her feel comfortable and comes in handy when the baby is born for a stress-free experience.
It’s also good to pamper her with something that’s all about her, whether it’s a lotion or soft yet beautiful clothing to help her relax.
With any of these 44 gifts, you can delight your daughter during pregnancy and after her baby is born, without crushing your wallet.