Shopping for new moms is tough enough; finding the perfect gift for a mom who’s expecting her second (or third or fourth or — *gulp* — fifth or more?!) child can feel next to impossible. After all, she probably already has all the newborn necessities, like a crib and a high chair and whatnot, plus a million other things she never really needed in the first place. She’ll most likely have boxes of baby clothes at the ready for the new arrival. And with yet another child in the house taking up all the space with its tiny body, she won’t thank you for duplicate items — or really anything that’s not pulling its weight in terms of making her life easier.
That said, you don’t have to go for a practical gift as long as you think outside the box and get her something special (and not-too-space-consuming) that reflects her growing family. Here are 12 ideas to inspire you when shopping for the mom who has everything — and is parenting seemingly everyone.
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A version of this article was originally published in November 2018.