If your average mother is notoriously hard to shop for, we consider the newly-minted mom damn near impossible to gift. Not only does she have very little time on her hands, she’s also very likely running out of space, thanks to the avalanche of baby goods that’s piling up in her home. And good luck trying to find out what she’s pining for — hell, you can barely get her on the phone, much less get a sense of what she’s been saving to her wishlist.
Armed with some new-mom knowledge of our own, we put together a pretty ironclad list of products that will pass muster with her very specific lifestyle (busy), physical state (exhausted), and temperament (don’t ask). Whether it’s a rose-infused bath soak, a pillow to ease back pain, or the internet’s favorite bathrobe, we found gifts that will protect, nourish, and soothe the new mom on your list — because we know she’s busy doing that for someone else right now.
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