Mother's day gifts first-time moms will actually use

Dana Oliver
Beauty Director
Yahoo Lifestyle

Becoming a mother for the first time is an occasion that should be celebrated. But oftentimes, those of us who are searching for the perfect first-time-mom Mother’s Day gift either overthink it or wait until the last minute. The result: gifts that end up under the bathroom sink or collecting dust in the utility closet.

Instead of an unflattering lipstick duo set or a bottle of pricey perfume, here are seven Mother’s Day gifts first-time moms will love and actually use.

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<p>Help tick off tasks on a first-time mom’s to-do list by booking her an appointment (or two) with Handy. Vetted pros, skilled at everything from home cleaning and furniture assembly to painting and electrical troubleshooting, are ready to show up at her doorstep with supplies in hand. For more info, visit <a href="https://www.handy.com" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:handy.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">handy.com</a>. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
Cleaning and handyman services

Help tick off tasks on a first-time mom’s to-do list by booking her an appointment (or two) with Handy. Vetted pros, skilled at everything from home cleaning and furniture assembly to painting and electrical troubleshooting, are ready to show up at her doorstep with supplies in hand. For more info, visit handy.com. (Photo: Getty Images)

<p>Self-care is very important for new moms. Why not encourage her to take some “me time” and treat her to a relaxing massage, facial, haircut, or aromatherapy treatment? SpaFinder has gift cards you can purchase for salons, wellness centers, and resorts. For more info, visit <a href="https://www.spafinder.com/Catalog/spagiftcertificates.jsp?_ga=2.43344485.178450804.1494351211-792127783.1494342296" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:spafinder.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">spafinder.com</a>. (Photo:PeopleImages) </p>
Spa day certificate

Self-care is very important for new moms. Why not encourage her to take some “me time” and treat her to a relaxing massage, facial, haircut, or aromatherapy treatment? SpaFinder has gift cards you can purchase for salons, wellness centers, and resorts. For more info, visit spafinder.com. (Photo:PeopleImages)

<p>Between the globs of milk spit up and hours spent wearing the same top or sweats, it’s nice to slip into a silky robe and remind yourself you’re still sexy. H HALSTON Satin Charmeuse and Lace Long Robe, $74, <a href="http://www.lordandtaylor.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/lord-and-taylor/brands/robes/satin-charmeuse-and-lace-long-robe" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lordandtaylor.com." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lordandtaylor.com.</a> </p>
Silky robe

Between the globs of milk spit up and hours spent wearing the same top or sweats, it’s nice to slip into a silky robe and remind yourself you’re still sexy. H HALSTON Satin Charmeuse and Lace Long Robe, $74, lordandtaylor.com.

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<p>As the saying goes, “But first, coffee.” This posh coffee maker creates a single serving of brew to get moms through the long days. Don’t forget to pick up a pack of K-Cups! Keurig 2.0 K200 Coffee Maker Brewing System, $99, <a href="http://www.target.com/p/keurig-174-2-0-k200-coffee-maker-brewing-system/-/A-17262041" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:target.com." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">target.com.</a> </p>
Chic coffee brewer

As the saying goes, “But first, coffee.” This posh coffee maker creates a single serving of brew to get moms through the long days. Don’t forget to pick up a pack of K-Cups! Keurig 2.0 K200 Coffee Maker Brewing System, $99, target.com.

<p>When the baby sleeps is the perfect time to unwind in a warm, soothing, lavender bath. Massage your temples with the fragrant lavender essential oil and don’t forget to soothe on a skin-nourishing hand cream. Aromatic L’Occitane Lavender Collection, $89, <a href="https://usa.loccitane.com/fragrant-lavender-collection,82,1,29211,1227370.htm#s=78851" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:usa.loccitane.com." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">usa.loccitane.com.</a> </p>
At-home spa day

When the baby sleeps is the perfect time to unwind in a warm, soothing, lavender bath. Massage your temples with the fragrant lavender essential oil and don’t forget to soothe on a skin-nourishing hand cream. Aromatic L’Occitane Lavender Collection, $89, usa.loccitane.com.

<p>This is the closest you may get to having your own glam squad. Simply take a style quiz and a personal stylist will select five items of clothing just for you. And the size range is pretty impressive, including 0–24W (XS–3X), as well as maternity and petite options. The best part: You can return anything you don’t like. Stitch Fix Gift Card, $20-$1,000, <a href="https://www.stitchfix.com/gifts#ways_to_gift" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:stitchfix.com." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">stitchfix.com.</a> </p>
Personal stylist subscription service

This is the closest you may get to having your own glam squad. Simply take a style quiz and a personal stylist will select five items of clothing just for you. And the size range is pretty impressive, including 0–24W (XS–3X), as well as maternity and petite options. The best part: You can return anything you don’t like. Stitch Fix Gift Card, $20-$1,000, stitchfix.com.

<p>This small-batch food gift set is pretty awesome! Stocked with peanut pecan butter, crispy dill pickles, a chewy chocolate brownie, spicy cheesy puffs, and more, there’s enough here to satisfy mom (and baby’s) uncanny cravings. Pregnancy Cravings in a tote bag, $50, <a href="https://www.farmtopeople.com/collections/bundles-gifts/products/pregnancy-cravings" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:farmtopeople.com." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">farmtopeople.com.</a> </p>
Assorted savory and sweet treats

This small-batch food gift set is pretty awesome! Stocked with peanut pecan butter, crispy dill pickles, a chewy chocolate brownie, spicy cheesy puffs, and more, there’s enough here to satisfy mom (and baby’s) uncanny cravings. Pregnancy Cravings in a tote bag, $50, farmtopeople.com.

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