32 First Mother's Day Gifts That Will Make This Milestone Extra Special

Motherhood is a series of "first moments," including her first Mother's Day as a new mom. Make it extra memorable with a gift that commemorates this new phase in life.

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The day she became a mother changed her life forever. And what day comes as a close second in sentimentality? Her first Mother's Day. Make this holiday especially memorable with a gift she'll treasure for years to come. Help her celebrate big milestones with keepsake boxes and baby books to capture each important moment of a child's first year. Or take a self-care-forward approach and gift her something geared toward relaxation, like restorative body lotions, candles, pajama sets, shearling slippers, and beyond. There will always be flowers and breakfast in bed, but an heirloom present lasts a lifetime.

Lake DreamKnit Kimono Pajama Set

DreamKnit Kimono Pajama Set in Fog
Courtesy of Lake Pajamas

The gift of comfort is something every new mother can appreciate. This matching pajama set wraps like a soft blanket around the body and the wide leg pants have an elastic waistband for extra coziness.

Savor The Library Baby Keepsake Box

Savor The Library Baby Keepsake Box
Courtesy of Maisonette

She's a modern mom, which means she finds the majority of baby gear a bit too saccharine for her taste. If she falls into this camp, impress her with this neutral keepsake box, which won't look out of place on the nursery's curated shelves. She'll treasure it for years to come, too, since it tracks her little one's biggest moments (and stores important documents, like sonograms, via its interior drawers) up to age four.

Bloomist Ceramic Flower Frogs

Bloomist Ceramic Flower Frogs Block
Courtesy of Bloomist

She'll be able to create a lovely Ikebana-style arrangement in two minutes with these water-carrying ceramic flower frogs. Simply fill the patina-covered blocks and plug in stems of different heights for volume and movement.

Martha by Martha Stewart Short Sleeve Quilted Down Puffer Vest

Short Sleeve Quilted Down Puffer Vest
Courtesy of Martha

Dubbed "the new sweater" by Martha, she'll feel effortlessly chic (and comfortable) when donning this short sleeve puffer vest. It's available in 12 different colors, so you'll certainly find a hue perfect for Mom.

Costa Brazil Sal de Banho Bath Salts

Costa Brazil "Sal de Banho" Bath Salts
Courtesy of Costa Brazil

A unique blend of epsom and mineral sea salts, detoxifying Brazilian white clay, breu branco, and vitamin C-infused camu camu, make these bath salts a winner for sore muscles and tired minds. Chances are she'll welcome relief for both.

Martha by Martha Stewart Lynn Floral Cotton Percale Sheet Set & Pillowcases

Lynn Floral Cotton Percale Sheet Set & Pillowcases
Courtesy of Martha

Give her bedroom a spring reset with these stunning floral sheets, which have beautiful watercolor details. The crisp, lightweight set is formulated from cotton and is wrinkle resistant, so each piece will look good all the time.

Ladurée Napoléon III Macarons Gift Box

Courtesy of Laduree

Does she have a sweet tooth? This exquisite box of macarons is sure to satisfy. Each treat in the eight-piece gift box comes in a beautiful pastel color, perfect for spring (and for Mom!).

Aesop Redemption Body Scrub

Redemption Body Scrub
Courtesy of Aesop

Bring the spa to her with this body scrub, which boasts a blend of finely milled pumice and aromatic botanicals to buff and polish the skin.

Nécessaire The Body Lotion

Nécessaire The Body Lotion - With Niacinamide, Vitamins + Peptides
Courtesy of Sephora

Follow up the body scrub with this moisturizing treatment that's formulated with niacinamide, plant oils, and peptides to nourish and strengthen the skin.

Williams Sonoma Famille Rose Teapot

Famille Rose Teapot
Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Afternoon tea never looked so beautiful. Inspired by Chinese porcelain, this teapot comes in a stunning color palette and is embellished with a flora and fauna motif. The piece comes with matching tea cups and saucers to complete the set.

Valerie The Fany Mother Chocolate Assortment

Courtesy of Valerie

The name of this chocolate assortment is fitting for Mother's Day. The lavish gift includes liquid caramel hearts, berry truffles, rose petal passion fruit truffles, gilded truffles, and Champagne truffles.

Honext x Made by D.W.C. Calming Myrrh Scented Candle

Courtesy of Honest

Help her set the tone for a day of relaxation with this hand-poured candle, crafted from soy-coconut blended wax and essential oils. It has a custom calming myrrh scent that is guaranteed to soothe.

Rocky Broome Hand-Painted Porcelain Hummingbird Feeder

Hand-Painted Porcelain Hummingbird Feeder
Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Bring aviators to her flower garden in style with this hand-painted, porcelain hummingbird feeder. Each piece is completely one-of-a-kind, decorated with its own unique wildflower design.

Maggie Ames Handmade Nesting Stoneware Mixing Bowl Set


She'll love displaying these kitchen-to-table stoneware mixing bowls on her kitchen countertops—they nest inside one another to save space. Each bowl offers unique scoop-style handles and narrow spouts for easy pouring.

Gold Belly Martha's Strawberry Ombre Cake

Martha's Strawberry Ombre Cake
Courtesy of Goldbelly

Designed by Martha herself, this pink cake is ombre on the inside and boasts a rose petal design made out of strawberry Swiss buttercream on top. It's the perfect way to make mom feel special on her first Mother's Day.

Dr. Loretta Urban Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 40

Urban Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 40
Courtesy of Dr. Loretta

Is she still on the hunt for the perfect sunscreen? This one from Dr. Loretta has an advanced formula that offers protection from the sun and has anti-aging properties.

Jones Road Hippie Stick

Jones Road Hippie Stick
Courtesy of Jones Road Beauty

Cracked cuticles, flyaways, dry elbows and knees—this natural, botanical-based balm (with the most energizing, subtly spearmint scent) works just about anywhere.

Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Bag

Dagne Cover Indi Diaper Bag
Courtesy of Dagne Dover

Here's proof that a diaper bag can be stylish. This one comes in backpack form, so it's hands-free and adventure-ready.

Crown Affair The Renewal Mask

Crown Affair The Renewal Mask
Courtesy of Crown Affair

If she's postpartum, she's likely prioritizing hair care to prevent shedding strands. This nourishing formula imparts hydration and shine, helping her feel (and look) her best, post-delivery.

Harlem Candle Co. Lady Day Luxury Candle

Harlem Candle Co. Lady Day Luxury Candle
Courtesy of Harlem Candle Co.

Honor the powerful women in your life—we'd argue there's no one more powerful than Mom—with this gardenia-forward candle, which celebrates the great Billie Holiday.

Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle Mimosa Perfume

Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle Mimosa Perfume
Courtesy of Sephora

This uplifting fragrance is perfect for spring. Featuring notes of honeysuckle, lily of the valley, gardenia, and jasmine, it's a floral salute to the season.

Hatch The Cashmere Sock Bundle

Hatch The Cashmere Sock Bundle
Courtesy of HATCH

If she was a fan of HATCH Collection during her pregnancy, she already knows that most of their offerings work post-birth, too. These enveloping cashmere socks are no exception.

Merit Signature Lip Lightweight Lipstick

Merit Signature Lip Lightweight Lipstick
Courtesy of Sephora

This formula will make her want to toss the rest of her lip makeup. Hydrating, lightweight, and buildable, Merit's lipsticks deliver the perfect smudgy pout. Gift her the shade "Baby," a cool pink, for a sweet nod to her new bundle of joy.

Plant Gem Garden In a Box Seed Set

Plant Gem Garden In a Box Seed Set
Courtesy of Plantgem

Complete with 36 varieties of curated flower seeds, this comprehensive set gives her the garden of her dreams, sans the sourcing work. All varieties in this kit can be directly sown into her garden after the last frost—or she can start them indoors.

Jenni Kayne Shearling Moroccan Slipper

Jenni Kayne Shearling Moroccan Slipper
Courtesy of Jenni Kayne

Padding around in the middle of the night to comfort a fussy little one is easier in these shearling slippers.

Tea Forte Soleil Gift Box Set

Tea Forte Soleil Gift Box Set
Courtesy of Tea Forte

Her mid-afternoon cup of tea just got a whole lot prettier, thanks to Tea Forté's collection. It honors the spring sun that nurtures the fruits, flowers, and tea leaves of their finest blends. It's a pretty apt metaphor for Mom, who brings sunlight and tender care to her growing family.

Boll & Branch Plush Bath Towel Set

Boll & Branch Plush Bath Towel Set
Courtesy of Boll & Branch

Perfect for mommy-and-me bath time, she and baby will cozy up in these fluffy, fast-absorbing towels after a soak.

Kaweco Rollerball Pen

Kaweco Rollerball Pen
Courtesy of June Home Supply

She'll log all of baby's firsts with this aesthetically pleasing rollerball pen.

Made In White Wine Glasses

Made In White Wine Glasses
Courtesy of Made In Cookware

We like the wide-based chamber of these white wine glasses—something she'll appreciate holding again after her pregnancy.

Echo Raffia Packable Bucket Hat

Echo Raffia Packable Bucket Hat
Courtesy of Echo New York

Is she planning her first beach vacation with the babe? If so, she needs this raffia bucket hat, which has an adjustable drawstring, shields skin from the sun, and—best of all—tucks into a suitcase without losing its shape.

Mejuri Gemstone Ear Jacket Studs

Gemstone Ear Jacket Studs
Courtesy of Mejuri

She can wear these gemstone baubles two ways—as studs or drop earrings.

Artifact Uprising The Story of You Book

Artifact Uprising The Story of You Book
Courtesy of Artifact Uprising

Help her keep track of her growing little one's every milestone and memorable moment with this forever keepsake.

Updated by
Madeline Buiano
Madeline Buiano, Staff Writer for Martha Stewart
Madeline Buiano is the staff writer for MarthaStewart.com, sharing her knowledge on a range of topics—from gardening and cleaning to home and pets. She has five years of writing and editing experience in the digital publishing industry.
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