We Asked Malaysian Mamas What Are The Best Gifts For New Moms. Here Are Their Honest Answers

Best gifts for new moms Malaysia

Do you know a mom who’s too tired, stressed out, or anxious from caring for her newborn to care about herself? We do, and they deserve so much better from their loved ones. That’s why we’ve put together a list of practical gifts for new moms, with the help of real Malaysian mamas. After all, who better to ask than ladies who have experienced the joys and pains of motherhood themselves? Thanks to their insight, our list is chock-full of useful, mom-approved gifts that won’t go to waste. So read on if you’d like to give the best to the supermoms in your life.

Note: The following responses from moms have been edited for brevity and clarity.

Best Gifts For Malaysian New Moms

According to Malaysian mommies, here are 17 of the best gifts you can get for new moms

1. Cuski Lovey

Cuski lovey gift for new moms
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‘The Cuski lovey is a good gift for new moms. It helps calm my baby down because it can be used to retain mommy’s scent. It’s able to provide me with additional time to rest, especially during the newborn days.’

– Yen Li

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2. Lactation Cookies

Lactomama lactation cookies Malaysia
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‘With lactation cookies, moms can enjoy a sweet treat without feeling too guilty. And when you produce more milk, your body burns more calories while breastfeeding and pumping.’

– Pei San

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Related: 5 Easy And Delicious Lactation Cookie Recipes To Help Boost Your Breast Milk Supply

3. Bio-Oil

Bio Oil Malaysia gift for new moms
Credit: Watsons Malaysia on Shopee

Bio-Oil is a must. Alhamdulillah I just had my second baby and I don’t have any stretch marks yet. It could be genetic, but I think the oil helped a lot too. I use it from early pregnancy as it helps reduce stretching itchiness and tames stretch marks.’

– Shahirah

4. Postnatal Massage

Postnatal massage Malaysia
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I would have liked a postnatal massage voucher as a gift as all new moms need an urut after delivery. It helped with my blocked ducts. It’s expensive, which makes it a rare gift for new moms. We usually have to arrange for one on our own.’

– Shalini

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5. Sweet Treats

ROYCE chocolate gift for new moms Malaysia
Credit: ROYCE’ Chocolate Malaysia on Shopee

‘For new moms, some treats like chocolates or cakes would be good. Because it’s exhausting and sometimes we don’t even have time to cook. I used to survive on lactation cookies between breakfast and dinner when I was home alone with the baby.’

– Serene

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Related: 9 Fancy (But Inexpensive) Chocolate Boxes That Will Please Everyone You Know 

6. Aroma Diffuser

MUJI aroma diffuser Malaysia
Credit: MUJI Official Store on Shopee

Aroma diffuser is a nice gift idea for new moms. I love when the house smells good. It lifts my mood instantly, and makes me feel happy and calm.’

– Elizebeth

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7. Food Delivery

Shopee Food Malaysia gift for new moms
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Food delivery is always a good idea. But I’d say it’s better to ask ahead when is a good time to send a meal instead of a surprise because that way moms can plan around it. And the anticipation is a bonus. To help with meals is such an awesome thing, but maybe after the confinement period.’

– Kaitlyn

8. Spa Set

Moms spa set Malaysia
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Spa sets are helpful gifts for new moms. But in reality, not many of them have the time or will actually take the time to pamper themselves after delivery, which is sad. It’s simple – a good body scrub, some nice-smelling candles, a facial scrub or mask. Having a good time in the shower is a mood lifter for me. You have to take care of yourself because no one else will. It’s a game changer.’

– Shahirah

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Related: 7 Scented Candles Brands In Malaysia That’ll Make Everyone Go “That Smells So Good!”

9. Staycation

Staycation kl malaysia
Credit: KLoé Hotel

‘I just want a staycation at one of those fancy boutique hotels in KL, away from the husband and the kids. It’ll just be great to spend some time relaxing without a worry in the world – even if it’s only for a day or two.’

– Lindy

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Check out this guide on how you can book a stay in these luxe hotels on the Shopee app.

10. Breastfeeding-Friendly Kaftan

Breastfeeding kaftan gift for new moms Malaysia
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Hands down the best form of pyjamas for new moms – breastfeeding-friendly kaftan! Unzip the zip and you’re good to go.’

– Iman

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11. Massage Machine

Ogawa massage machine Malaysia
Credit: OGAWA Official Store on Shopee

‘New mom means long days, sleepless nights, and tiredness. Massage machines for the back or leg give instant relaxation and some me-time, which can help energise and rejuvenate moms for another long and sleepless day.’

– Elizebeth

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Related: 9 Best Massage Chairs In Malaysia To Soothe Your Achy Back

12. Thermal Flask

Thermal flask gift for new moms Malaysia
Credit: MONTiGO Official Store on Shopee

Thermal flasks are great gifts for new moms. They need a good one to remind them to drink more water. It’s always good to keep hydrated, especially when breastfeeding.’

– Shao-Chin

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13. Loungewear

MUJI pyjamas loungewear Malaysia
Credit: MUJI Official Store on Shopee

‘I love cute and comfy loungewear because comfort is really king after delivery and you can be in pyjamas all day and not feel so paiseh when visitors come by. Something breastfeeding-friendly would be good.’

– Kaitlyn

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14. Cute Socks And Sarong

Socks pantang gift for new moms Malaysia
Credit: Goodpair Socks on Shopee

‘Some cute socks, or kain batik or sarong with elastic waist will make mummies feel more comfortable and cute during pantang.’

– Erin

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15. Adorable Baby Clothing

Cute baby clothes Malaysia
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‘Lots of beautiful clothes for the baby. New moms are widely influenced by what they see on social media, especially the influencers and celebrities. So they like dressing up with their kids and posting photos on social media.’

– Vishalani

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16. Postpartum Belly Band

Postpartum belly band gift for new moms Malaysia
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‘For me, I think a postpartum belly band will be a great gift for new moms. After delivery, the band will help flatten your tummy and support your uterus.’

– Kiat Yee

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17. Bird’s Nest

Bird's nest Malaysia
Credit: Watsons Malaysia on Shopee

‘Some health supplements, like bird’s nest, would make good gifts for new moms. Once you have a baby, you don’t really spend on yourself unless someone gets them for you.’

– Jaime

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Cheer A Mom On With These Best Gifts For New Moms

Best gifts for new moms Malaysia
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Now you can confidently cart out any of these gifts for new moms and be sure that it’ll be properly appreciated and used. Don’t forget to include a heartfelt message and let moms know that they’re doing a great job so far. Or pay them a visit with the present in tow, and help around with the baby and house chores. Little things matter, and moms appreciate all the help and support they can get!

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