12 First Mother’s Day Gifts

Here are my 12 favorite originals, unique, and thoughtful first Mother’s Day gifts.

Finding the perfect first Mother’s Day gift for the new mama in your life is so important. It is something she will remember forever!

family with newborn lying together to celebrate

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Mother and Child, Line Art Print

first mother's day gifts mother-and-child line painting
Mother and Baby Line Art By WeCreatePrints

I scoured Etsy for the best Mother and Baby line art print, and this one captures the simplicity and tenderness of a hug between mother and child.

BONUS: This is a digital download, so it is the perfect last-minute first Mother’s Day gift for procrastinators! Grab a nice sheet of cardstock and print it at home, or take it to get professionally printed at your favorite office supply store. Pick up a cute frame, and you’re all set.

DIY Breastmilk Jewelry Kit For Nursing Mothers

first mother's day gifts diy breastmilk jewelry kit
From Nestledwithlove

As a mama who has made breastmilk jewelry, I can attest to what a truly sentimental piece this will be. Plus, I love the addition of the engraved nametag!

Teardrop Breastmilk Necklace

first mother's day gift teardrop breastmilk pendant
Teardrop breastmilk necklace by LaitSousLaLune

Not the DIY type? LaitSousLaLune will custom-make a breastmilk necklace for you! All you have to do is pick out the colors!

first mothers day gifts for new moms

Hand And Foot Casting Kit

first mother's day gift hand and foot casting kit
Full baby hand and foot casting kit by AnnettesKeepsakes

This is another item on the list that I own! This is definitely for a more advanced DIYer, as there are a lot of instructions… but I am SO happy that I cast my son’s tiny hands and feet when he was a few weeks old. I will cherish those tiny little fingers and toes forever ?

Need something a little less challenging? This DIY Baby Hand And Feet Casting Kit by SweetMemoriesVA is simpler and much less messy!

Baby Stats Necklace

first mother's day gift baby stats necklace
Baby Stats Necklace from FleurDesignsJewelry

I also own this necklace with the rope chain, and I love it so much. It was a gift from my husband for my first Mother’s Day. The quality of both the chain and the pendant is amazing.

Mommy and Me Matching Headbands Make Perfect First Mother’s Day Gifts

first mother's day gift mommy and me matching headbands
From SweetEmilysBoutique

Nothing screams first Mother’s Day to me more than matching attire! These headbands are the perfect first Mother’s Day gift that can be used repeatedly.

Mommy and Me Matching Swimsuits

first mother's day gifts mommy and me matching swimsuits
Mommy and Me Matching Swim By LilBooApparel

Mommy-and-me matching swimwear never goes out of style! Kickstart this summer season with irresistibly cute swimsuits for your favorite people.

Mommy and Me Tie Dye

first mother's day gifts mommy and me matching tie dye
Tie-Dye Mommy And Me Matching Set From LunaBecksClothingCo

Keep your momma and baby on-trend this summer with this adorable mommy and me matching tie-dye set.

Custom DIY

My little man and I love our matching DIY tie-dye sweaters. We bought white crew neck sweatshirts and a tie-dye kit and made them together!

jacqui and her son wearing matching tie die

Personalized Book To Mommy From Baby

Fill in all of the details for a fully customized book. This is a keepsake that mom will cherish, and baby will love to read as he gets older. My favorite personalized book is this Dear Mummy book because it tells a story, and you can change the name of Mom (Mum, Mom, Mommy, etc.) and the baby’s name.

Spa Set

Give the new momma in your life an afternoon to pamper herself. Take the baby for a few hours and let mom relax and spend some much-needed time on self-care.

Gold Zodiac Necklace

first mother's day gifts zodiac sign necklace
Gold Zodiac Necklace By BABEINA

We’ve all seen birthstone necklaces, but this is a modern take on an old classic!

Memory Bear

first mother's day gifts memory bear
By WishUponaBearllc

Transform your favorite onesie from your little one into this keepsake memory bear. Ensure you get permission to use the onesie first (I might not have been able to part with my favorite onesie!). This is the first Mother’s Day gift that will be around to snuggle for a lifetime.

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I am the founder of Mommy Maker Teacher and a mom of two toddlers. With a degree in education, 12+ years of experience as a K-12 teacher and curriculum developer, and courses in childhood psychology and language acquisition, I share research-backed parenting tips and advice. I provide helpful content for moms on all stages of motherhood—from trying to conceive and pregnancy to postpartum, breastfeeding, and parenting.