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Best gifts for the new mom

Christine Bryant is a freelance writer based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and daughter. She writes for SheKnows, as well as several other publications that include newspapers and magazines. She writes on topics such ...

Give new moms an exciting gift

Being a new mom is an exciting time in a woman's life. For all the new moms on your list, here are some great gift ideas to help make this time of year even more special.

Oh, baby! Mark this special time with a gift that helps the new mom in your life remember it and rewards her for her endless hard work.

High-tech breaks

High-tech breaks

When your new mom needs some time to herself, the new 7-inch tablet from Google is great for playing music, watching movies and playing games. The tablet also features the world's largest collection of e-books (Google, from $229).

Relaxing scents

Relaxing scents

Yankee Candles has several scents to choose from, but the company also offers fragrance oil blending kits that allow you to create a special fragrance combination designed to relax the mind, body and soul — something nearly every new mom needs at some point (Yankee Candles, $30).

Stretch-mark survival

Stretch-mark survival

If your new mom is like many other new moms, she has stretch marks. Mustela offers a Stretch Marks Survival Kit: Belly and Bust that offers formulated products to safely support and care for the changing skin of new and expectant mothers (Mustela, $50).

Keepsakes

Keepsakes

New moms will want to start noting baby's firsts, taking photos of every smile and frown and making room for treasured keepsakes. Pearhead offers many albums, frames and other mementos, but this keepsake box is perfect for preserving memories beginning from day one (Pearhead, $38).

Hydration

Hydration

Two of the most important things for a new mom are staying hydrated and getting enough vitamins. Define Bottle offers water bottles that are BPA-free and feature a strainer-separated compartment at the bottom for fresh fruit. The freezable base piece and lanyard assure a cooler, portable fruit-infused drink all day long (Amazon, $15 and up).

Changing help

Changing help

When it's time for that new mom and baby to venture out, it's inevitable that a diaper change in public will happen. This Plush Pad makes that process easier because it conveniently rolls up to fit nicely in any diaper bag or purse. Plus, it's a memory-foam changing pad, so it's extra comfy for the baby (Amazon, $25).

Foot massager

New moms need some relaxing time to themselves, and a personal foot massager is the perfect item to help them have a few minutes of quality downtime. The Shiatsu Elite Foot Massager uses deep kneading action to simulate a true foot massage with soothing heat (Amazon, $50).

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