Put together the perfect gift basket for new moms

Put together the perfect gift basket for new moms

When we’re shopping for baby gifts, resisting soft blankets and tiny sleepers is impossible. We love gathering our finds together to design the perfect gift basket for a new mom — and we always include Forever New Baby Wash to keep baby’s gentle skin safe.


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The benefits of Forever New Baby Wash

We’ve all been there. Tired and a little overwhelmed with a new baby, it’s tempting to just dump baby’s sweet things in with the rest of the laundry. Baby clothes, though, present a bit of a laundry dilemma. We need their detergent to be gentle, but we also need it to clean! Babies, even newborns, might be precious, but they’re also stain-making machines between all of the eating, spitting, and…well…you know the other thing babies need to do.


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Our Baby Wash packs a serious deep-cleaning punch without harsh detergents that irritate baby’s skin. The natural, hypoallergenic base of citrus and soda cleans and then rinses away clearly. Without detergent residue left behind, clothing fibers don’t break down as quickly, so those sweet sleepers look wonderful and feel even better, wash after wash. Forever New Baby Wash comes in Unscented and Clean Cotton, and both are hypoallergenic and biodegradable. Unsure which to try? Pick up a sample pack of both and let the new mom decide!


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Our all-time favorite baby basket items

Now that you’ve chosen the best baby wash for your favorite new mom, it’s time to add the pure cuteness of soft baby items to your gift basket. We admit new products easily sway us, but we love including at least a couple of our top five favorite baby items in every basket.

We’ve snuggled a lot of baby blankets, but we love gifting the Luxe™ Baby Blanket by Little Giraffe baby blanket. Faux fur and a satin border make this blanket cozy, comfortable, and utterly gorgeous — and it’s available in 12 different colors.

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Swaddling helps everyone sleep. Seriously. Aden & Anais swaddle blankets offer a snug, breathable swaddle. The best part is how versatile the blankets can be. Long after your little one needs to be swaddled to sleep, moms toss the muslin blankets in their bags to drape over sunny strollers or to create a safe space for their little ones to crawl on the floor.


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Are baby wipes an exciting gift? We didn’t think so until we tried the Bloom Baby Wipes. Perfectly gentle on baby’s skin — even for little ones prone to eczema — we can’t help including these fantastic wipes.


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A diaper clutch lets moms store the absolute essentials for baby — diaper, wipes, and a small tube of diaper cream — plus essentials for mom — phone, credit card, favorite lip gloss — in a stylish clutch. The Petunia Picklebottom Crossover Clutch works perfectly for stroller walks or quick trips to the store.


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Made from Viscose from bamboo and Spandex, you can’t beat the coziness of KicKee Pants sleepers. They’ll become any new mom’s favorite, and she’ll be glad to know their sizes span from preemie to adult, so you can arrange an adorable matching-jammies photo op for the whole family.


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Be sure to include something for mom

Although we can’t help swooning over baby gear, new moms need a little pampering, too. We love adding a little something special to a baby gift basket that’s just for mom.

If you’re readying a gift for one of your besties, give her a little sampling of her favorite things, like a recommended book or your own favorite hand lotion — after all, she’s going to be washing her hands a ton. If you’re buying for a friend you don’t know quite as well, don’t worry. Gift cards to local coffee shops always come in handy, especially ones with a drive-thru!

What’s your favorite gift to buy new moms?