The single most useful gift I purchased for my wife was a new iPad. A new mom will be tied up with breast feeding a baby, pumping, and a ton of other things that will restrict her arms and movement. Since the birth of our son, my wife’s internet usage is almost exclusively done through her iPad. She is able to cradle the baby and breast feed while typing with one hand or using the Dictation feature. This way she is able to stay in touch with friends on Facebook, read baby and parenting books, order diapers from Amazon, watch videos, and even play soothing music for baby.