Here are a few:
If there is a gymboree class or something of the sort in you area, sign up for the family class for both of you (ask her first, so it knid of defeates the purpose of a gift, but a good bonus). She can take both little ones, and give her a chance to get out of the house, and even soend time with friends.
I like the others answers with the foot print kit, but that has been done. Try a family stepping stone kit. Mommy, Daddy, big sis, and baby all get their own stone for foot prints, then they can either display them in the house somewhere, or put the outside.
Offer to keep big sis (if you can) for a couple days so mommy can bond with the new baby, and big sis gets a little extra attention.
If she is an active mother, who will be bottle feeding, get her the new hands free bottle. It is called the pacifeeder, and is hands free, and prevents air from getting into babies tummy.
That is all I can think of off the top of my head, but I'll keep thinking. I love that you are trying to do something unique. I get so tried of diapers, cloths, etc (even though they aree wonderful, after opening the 5th pack, it gets old.) Tell her congrats
Edit: I found this last inight, and I thi nk it is pretty cool. See rocker link below
Hands free bottle:
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