The 28 Best Gifts For New Parents In 2021
What do new parents need (other than lots of diapers)? Coffee, sleep, childcare, love, support, and… yep, that’s about it. While you can’t provide all of that in one gift, the right present can let them know you’re there for them.
Whether you’re hunting for a gift for a special occasion or simply want to give something to a new mommy and daddy “just because,” look no further. With Mustela’s list of gifts for new parents, you’re sure to find something that will be perfect for the new parent in your life!
28 Thoughtful Gifts For New Parents
To cover all the bases (and all types of parents!), in this list we’ve included practical gifts to make new parents’ lives easier, fun ways to pamper the parents, and items they can use for their new little one.
1) Books For The Parents
New parents might not have much down-time to read with a baby in the house, but they’ll enjoy a light read when they do have a moment to relax. If you think books aren’t their thing, consider a magazine subscription.
2) Books For The Baby
Can a little one ever have too many books? We think not.
3) An Espresso Machine
Help them up their coffee game with a fancy coffee or espresso maker. No new parent will refuse caffeine!
4) Coffee Gadgets
Speaking of coffee, consider getting the new parents a bag of high-end coffee and a fun drink-making gadget — like a milk frother — to make their morning cup of joe even more enjoyable.
5) A Good Blender
While we’re on the topic of kitchen tools and appliances, a high-quality blender is something every parent will put to use. With the push of a button, they can make yummy smoothies for themselves and baby food for their little one.
6) An Instant Pot
Make food prep easier for tired parents by giving them a convenient multicooker, like the Instant Pot.
7) A Newborn Arrival Gift Set
If you’re gifting something to parents of a newborn, consider a gift specialized for their new baby. With Mustela’s Newborn Arrival Gift Set, parents receive five natural skin care products specifically designed for a newborn's delicate skin!
Each product in this set is formulated with Avocado Perseose, a patented natural ingredient that helps protect and hydrate baby skin.
If mom is breastfeeding and not drinking alcohol, mocktails might be a fun gift for her. Gather the ingredients for drinks that make her feel like she’s not missing out!
9) Customized Glasses
Engraved, customized glassware lets new parents sip their drinks in style!
10) Nipple Cream
11) Stretch Mark Cream
Staying comfy at home is a must for new parents! Give mom and dad new slippers so they can be warm and cozy while caring for their baby.
13) Pajamas For The Parents
New pajamas are a fun way to pamper the parents. Also, consider lounge clothes for stay-at-home days.
14) Pajamas For The Baby
If you’re giving pajamas to the parents, why not include the new baby in the gift?
Formulated with natural ingredients embedded right into the fibers, our pajamas help little ones sleep longer, which means parents get more sleep, too!
15) Noise-Canceling Headphones
While one parent is up with the baby, let the other parent zone out with noise-canceling headphones.
16) Fun Baby Plates
Any plastic plate will do the job when a baby starts eating solid food. But a special baby plate makes mealtime more fun for everyone!
There’s something for every baby: face plates (spaghetti hair, anyone?), princesses, or construction-themed plates with shovels for spoons.
17) Restaurant Gift Cards
Parents can use restaurant gift cards in two ways: for a much-needed date-night out or for take-out on the days when they don’t get around to making dinner.
18) Meal Kit Service
Sometimes it’s just not feasible for new parents to leave the house if it’s an all-hands-on-deck sort of day. Help them out by providing them with a meal kit delivery service.
No grocery shopping required and only a little prep — dinner’s ready!
19) House Cleaning Service
There’s nothing quite like a clean house! Take a big load off of new parents by giving them the gift of house cleaning services.
All they have to do is call to set up the day then sit back and enjoy a clean house.
20) An At-Home Date Night Gift Box
Once the baby is in bed, mom and dad crash on the couch. Give them an at-home date night gift box so they can spend quality time together without leaving the house. No babysitter needed and pajamas required!
21) Travel-Sized Baby Products
Travel-sized baby products will make packing the diaper bag a breeze.
Mustela’s Bebe On The Go travel set includes Gentle Cleansing Gel, Facial Cleansing Cloths, and Hydra Bébé Body Lotion. All three gentle products are hypoallergenic, paraben-free, and great for carry-on luggage!
22) Travel Tray For The Car
Before they know it, parents will need to start entertaining their little one during car trips. Make it easier for them with a travel tray that attaches to the car seat.
Ideal for snacking, coloring, and book-browsing!
23) A Cream For Outdoor Mishaps
When little ones play outside, scrapes and scratches are bound to happen. Put together a great gift by pairing Cicastela Moisture Recovery Cream with a fun outdoor game.
Cicastela Moisture Recovery Cream is a multi-purpose ointment that can be used for the whole family — from the smallest of babies all the way to the adults! It’s great for diaper area redness, scratches, scrapes, red patches, bug bites, and traces of chickenpox.
Now that sounds like something good to have on hand!
24) A Fun-In-The-Sun Gift
Need a cute summertime gift? Consider giving a baby-safe sunscreen, pool toys, and an adorable swimsuit.
Formulated with mineral-based ingredients (no chemicals here!), this sunscreen is ideal for the whole family!
25) A Fitness Tracker For Mom
When a new mom is bouncing back from pregnancy and childbirth, it can be hard to find the motivation to get moving.
A fitness tracker will encourage her to stay active and help her keep track of her activity. After all, those steps while bouncing her baby to sleep have to count for something!
26) A Gym Class Gift Card Or Membership
Another great gift that will help the new mom stay active is a gift card or membership to gym classes! She’ll enjoy the accountability of a class as well as getting out of the house and meeting new people.
Looking for another gift for the mom? A nice lotion might be just the thing!
28) A New Bag
There’s no such thing as too many bags, especially with lots of baby stuff to carry around now! A new diaper bag (or a cute handbag) stuffed with all sorts of diapering essentials makes a great gift.
Give The Perfect Gift With Lots Of Love
Oftentimes, what new parents need most is support and love. And you can communicate that by being there for them and giving a thoughtful gift!
Use one of our 28 gift ideas to pick out the perfect present. Include something for the parents — like Soothing Moisturizing Balm — and something for the baby — like our Bathtime Essentials Set, filled with everything the new little one needs for bath time — to make the whole family happy!