When you think of baby shower gifts you typically think of noisy toys and a ton of adorable outfits that baby will probably only end up wearing once. Remember that sometimes a gift that’s just for the new mama can be really thoughtful and appreciated during this time. If you’re headed to an upcoming baby shower and want to venture off the registry check out this list of unique and useful gift ideas that are perfect both the new baby and mom-to-be.

Dot forget the mom-to-be when shopping for the baby shower!

Aromatherapy for birth – Whether it’s candles, incense or essential oils, pick up some of her favorite scents to have on hand for the delivery. Clary Sage is a common favorite and lavender is a great calming scent that she can use postpartum as well.  If you’re going with essential oils you can pair your scents with a new diffuser for baby’s room.

Stroller phone mount – Moms today are never far from their smartphone so make sure she has easy access with a stroller mount. This organizer has space to keep her water bottle and other essentials handy but if you’re looking for a smaller option this mount perfectly fits a variety of smartphones.

Online Classes – Sign her up one of our online childbirth webinars to help alleviate some of her worries about pregnancy and birth. Online options make it easy for her to learn on her own time in the comfort of her home. Complete the gift with some of your favorite books on pregnancy and babies.

Meal delivery service – There are so many options online to choose from and the new mama will certainly be thankful when her dinner ingredients are shipped fresh to her door- no need for a grocery run! Most services will allow her to customize her menu based on dietary restrictions, but you can also find dedicated options like Freshly, which is always gluten-free, or Purple Carrot for vegan meals.

Nursing bra – This gift is perfect for a mom you’re close to, such as a sister. ThirdLove’s nursing bra comes in both wired and unwired versions which will be helpful as she transitions from the early weeks to needing more structure and support. If you’re worried about picking the right size try ordering up one cup size and one band size from her normal measurement. It can be hard to predict what size her breasts will end up at so ThirdLove’s free returns and exchanges will allow her to easily get a perfect fit. Bonus: Pair her bra with some comfy pieces from their lounge collection for those first few weeks at home.

Recovery kit – Show mom some love with a kit of essential postpartum healing items. You can put together a custom kit with nipple butter and bath products or try this set from Earth Mama that is made with natural and organic ingredients.

Cloth diapers – If she isn’t sure about going the cloth diapering route this can still be a fun and thoughtful gift. Grab a few different brands and styles to put together a cloth diaper sampler so she can experiment and see what she likes best. Add some organic baby wipes and natural diaper rash cream to complete the set!

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