23 Gifts for New and Expecting Moms

The most practical—but no less luxurious—gifts from female founders who know what women *actually* want.

Photo: Nicki Sebastian

The months leading up to—and the first few weeks after—giving birth can be overwhelming, but the right gift can help make the transition just a little bit smoother. Whether it’s a lactation massage roller for blocked milk ducts, a silky robe for ultimate postpartum comfort, or soothing belly oil for the last days of an uncomfortable pregnancy, these are some of the most practical gifts for a new mom (or a mom-to-be), all from female founders.

Minna Louise Throw

Carefully woven in Peru by an artisan co-op, this throw is the perfect neutral—and cozy—accent to add to her home in the first weeks after giving birth.

thehelm.co; $280

Rosetta Getty Flat Crossover Sandals

The perfect slipper to wear around the house that will make anyone feel glamorous (yet infinitely comfortable).

thehelm.co; $295

Goodnight Darling Deep Detox Bath Soak

A blend of pink himalayan and dead sea salt with a touch of rose and eucalyptus for a dreamy detoxing bath.

thehelm.co; $23

Fleur du Mal Smoking Robe

A silk robe that falls right above the knee, and is elegant enough to both lounge around and answer the front door.

thehelm.co; $695

Rosebud Woman Honor Everyday Balm

Perfect for new moms in perineal or postnatal massages, this balm will moisturize, improve skin resilience, and aid skin repair in your most intimate area.
thehelm.co; $90

3rd Ritual MOON Body Lotion

An expertly crafted blend of essential oils, MOON’s silky texture and matte finish purify and relax with activated charcoal, primrose oil, and moonstone extract.

thehelm.co; $32

Esker Beauty Uplifting Belly Oil

Formulated specifically for mothers-to-be, this organic oil works to fade stretch marks and prevent new ones from forming.

thehelm.co; $40

Morgn Lane Hailey Pant

These incredibly soft cashmere sweatpants will make staying in even more comfortable.

thehelm.co; $548

Kegelbell The Vagina Gym

This fully customizable kegel workout kit is the perfect way to build up strength that only a woman has.

thehelm.co; $100

LaVie Warming Lactation Massage Pads

Meet the heating pads that are revolutionizing the breastfeeding industry! With a combination of heat and vibration settings, they’re the perfect tool to improve milk flow.

thehelm.co; $80

Campo Collection Vitoria Nightgown

Elevate her sleepwear with this sumptuous organic cotton nightgown. Featuring luxe, fabric-covered buttons, and simple gathering at the chest for a billowy look, the simple yet elegant design is perfect for pregnancy and beyond.

thehelm.co; $395

Wooden Spoon Herbs Breast Oil

Maintain breast wellness with ease and comfort. Breast Oil is here to help you check-in with your body. With active ingredients including red clover, violet, calendula, and yarrow to support lymph flow and help reduce tenderness for maximum relief.

thehelm.co; $32

Elvie Pelvic Floor Exercise Tracker

This award-winning exercise tracker for the pelvic floor uses motion sensors to track your kegels and prepare your body for pregnancy, childbirth, and aging.

thehelm.co; $199

Golden Flourish Serene Tea

A balancing herbal blend that promotes calm and tranquility.

thehelm.co; $13

Gilded Marble Scented Candle in Nero Marquina

Featuring a base hand-crafted from Marquina marble from Northern Spain, this black marbled candle is an easy way to elevate any space in scent and sight. Refill the marble base with a variety of scents from Gilded’s wide-ranging collection.

thehelm.co; $68

Matrescence Skincare Rose Glow Brightening Essence

This refreshing essence brightens and nourishes skin.

thehelm.co; $68

Minna Abstract Throw

Made with gorgeous hand-felted merino wool, this throw showcases the beautiful artisanship of Uruguay. Use it as an accent piece or cozy up on the couch—featuring abstract shapes, this throw is sure to look good however you use it.

thehelm.co; $365

Joanna Laura Constantine Feminine Waves Pave Hoop Earrings

Classic and elegant hoops with a twist, these earrings are accented with hand-set Swarovski Gemstones. A simple way to add flair to any outfit, these hoops are the epitome of elegance and sophistication.

thehelm.co; $215

The Coffee Registry Professor Pour Over Stand

A beautiful, hand-made pour over stand for any caffeine-craving new mom.

thehelm.co; $199

Matrescence Skincare Rose Glow Brilliance Protection Soufflé

This rich soufflé infuses hydration while preventing dark spots and pigmentation.

thehelm.co; $86

Palermo Body Soothing Milk Bath

Treat her to a decadent bath in this coconut milk, oatmeal, and chamomile blend.

thehelm.co; $32

Mansur Gavriel Oversized Tote

A classic black tote (and diaper bag alternative) to hold all of her essentials and more. Perfect for travel days, running errands, or anything in between. Made with luxury lambskin leather, this soft tote is ready for anything you might throw at it (or rather in it). It also comes with a detachable wallet to help you stay organized.

thehelm.co; $695

Morris Kitchen Classic Mixology Sampler

If she’s unable to drink alcohol, this quad of mixers can be added to seltzer water for a much-need mocktail.

thehelm.co; $55

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