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Best Gifts for New Moms

From practical to pampering, mamas will love everything on this list.

The holiday season can be stressful! And for new moms, it can be downright exhausting between middle-of-the-night feedings and prepping for family visits. Make sure that hard-working woman in your life feels extra special with a gift that will make life a little easier or more comfortable. Here are five great options that are all about mom taking time to rest and relax this holiday season.

Lucy Darling Luxury Baby Book

In the early days of motherhood, everything is a blur. But moms will want to look back at the milestones one day. That's why a Luxury Memory Book is a great sentimental gift. With a gold-embossed fabric cover, the prompts in the book will make it easy to capture each sweet moment before the little one turns 5. In addition, there are beautiful illustrations throughout that make it an heirloom piece mom is sure to enjoy for years to come. Bonus: It comes in a variety of color options that will suit any style. Available on lucydarling.com for $44.

15 Min Pamper Me Kit by Naisture

All moms deserve a full day at the spa. But, of course, that isn’t always an option with busy schedules. Help mom get a regular mini-spa session between naps with the 15 Min Pamper Me Kit. In it, she’ll find a hair mask, three sheet masks, an eye mask, a hand mask and a foot mask that each takes just 15 minutes for an instant flow from head to toe. Plus, it makes the perfect stocking stuffer. Available on francescas.com for $15.

Willow Pump

If you’re looking to go the practical route for gifts, the Willow Gen 3 Pump is the way to go for breastfeeding moms. The company forever changed the way moms pump with the world's first and only leak-proof in-bra wearable breast pump that helps take some of the stress and inconvenience of pumping off mom's shoulders. So she can be present with family, tackle to-do lists, and be cord-free to move how and when she pleases. And the company just launched the Willow Perfect Pumping Bra designed to work perfectly with the pump. Available at OneWillow.com, Amazon, Target and Babylist for $499.99 and $59 for the bra.

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Bearaby’s Velvet Napper Weighted Blanket

Widely-adored sustainable weighted blanket brand Bearaby (aka "Instagram’s favorite blanket") is perfect for mom to take a nap between feeding sessions or for literally just carving out time for herself because motherhood can be a lot. The brand recently launched the Velvet Napper to make napping even more luxurious with 15, 20 and 25-pound weight options. And you can feel good about your purchase since each blanket is made with recycled, ocean-bound plastic—-it removes 900 plastic bottles from polluting our oceans—spun perfectly to create incredibly soft fabric in five different shades. Available on bearaby.com starting at $289.

Hatch Head Peace

Let’s face it; motherhood comes with a lot of headaches. Luckily, mom-focused brand Hatch created the perfect solution that makes for an ideal gift. The Hatch Head Peace cooling headache relief wrap is a chic compressing headwrap made from super soft jersey fabric with ice packs to keep those annoying pains at bay (while looking good at the same time). Mom can even wear it out of the house, and no one will know she's practicing a little self-care. Available on hatchcollection.com for $58.