Hospital Gifts for New Moms

This post is sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser’s #LoveDoveFruits campaign. What are the best hospital gifts for new moms? I asked this question on the Inspiration Laboratories Facebook page and received lots of great ideas.

Hospital Gifts for New Moms sponsored by #LoveDoveFruits

Hospital Gifts for New Moms

What to Get a New Mom? How about a gift basket full of her favorite treats and special items to make her feel good. It’s okay to ask her what she wants. She’ll appreciate getting things she likes.


My best friend, Karen, says that when you visit a new mom, you must bring chocolate. I chose DOVE® Fruit Cranberries for her gift basket. (Grab a coupon here.)

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You’ll find all 3 flavors of DOVE® Fruit in the candy aisle at Walmart. I found them in a special display at the end of the candy aisle.

DOVE Fruit in store

Chocolate covered fruit – so delicious. It’s the perfect little treat for a new mom. (Well, at least it tops my list.)

I also added DOVE® roasted almonds covered in dark chocolate. Yum.

Favorite Food Items

Choose some special treats that you know your friend will like. Ask her.

  • Granola bars or protein bars
  • Chips
  • Graham crackers
  • Fruit
  • Fruit drink or sports drink

Avoid items that need to be refrigerated.

Bring something from her favorite restaurant. Karen brought me a yogurt parfait and scones from our favorite local coffee shop. Bring enough for dad, too.

Make the family a homemade meal when they get home from the hospital.

Gifts to Pamper Her

Little things make a difference here, too. What are her favorite things?

  • Dry shampoo
  • Lotion
  • Lip balm or lip gloss
  • Bath salts
  • Body wash
  • Scented candle
  • Gift certificate for a massage
  • Gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure
  • Gift certificate for a day at the spa

Be sensitive about fragrances. Mom and baby may not tolerate certain ones. Choose a scent you know she likes or go for something subtle.

The Gift Basket

Place the items in a cute gift basket. I chose a small storage bin that will continue to be useful after the gifts inside are used. This particular storage bin has a pink or blue pop of color that you can write on with a dry erase marker.

storage bin gift basket

Next, I added a pretty piece of fabric and some ribbon.

You can see our entire Facebook conversation about gift ideas below.


What would you add to the list?

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. See disclosure policy for more info.

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