Mindy Kaling Says Reese Witherspoon’s Thoughtful Baby Gift Managed To Top Oprah Winfrey’s Incredible Gesture

Mindy Kaling has received some pretty lavish baby gifts from her famous friends over the years. She received an over-the-top gift from Oprah Winfrey after welcoming her daughter Katherine in 2017. But after giving birth to son Spencer earlier in 2020, Kaling says that one baby present, in particular, was on another level. It came from her and Winfrey’s A Wrinkle In Time co-star, Reese Witherspoon.

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Reese Witherspoon gave Mindy Kaling the most thoughtful baby gift

Oprah may be the ultimate gift-giver, but Mindy Kaling says Witherspoon takes the cake when it comes to giving impressive baby presents.

During a Nov. 18 interview with PopSugar, Kaling opened up about the thoughtful gift she received from Witherspoon after secretly welcoming her son, Spencer, in September.

“Listen, that gift from Oprah was pretty hard to top,” said Kaling. “I will say that, and this is maybe unsurprising … Reese.”

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According to The Office alum, Witherspoon went above and beyond with her gift. It included several components, all perfectly thought out to make the new mom of two’s life easier.

“I felt like the minute I got back from the hospital, there was a gorgeous gift for Spencer, with beautiful clothes and toys,” she said. “And this is why you know a gift is from Reese Witherspoon—she also got my older kid something. My daughter, who didn’t do anything, got all these beautiful clothes and toys, too. And she sent us food, so we didn’t have to cook for four days. So, that’s to me just a very Reese Witherspoon-type present where it’s thoughtful but in a very macro way. Like, she really knows what’s going on in your life. That was impressive to me.”

Kaling received a lavish present from Oprah Winfrey after welcoming her daughter

Though Witherspoon takes home the prize for best gift-giver this go-around, Winfrey’s incredible baby gift still holds a special place in Kaling’s heart.

While sitting down with USA Today in 2018, Kaling went into detail about the lavish surprise Oprah had sent to her home shortly after her daughter Katherine’s birth.

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“I got a call from my assistant. She said, ‘Oprah’s assistant contacted me, she’d like to drop off a present.’ I’m thinking, that’s so nice, like, (it’s) probably flowers,” the actor recalled. “I had a kid, I’m a single mom. That’s really nice Oprah remembered.”

Kaling told the outlet that Winfrey had “two men in a U-Haul truck” deliver the gift, which was a hand-carved bookcase filled with hundreds of classics of children’s literature.

To make the gift even better, Kaling revealed that each book had “Katherine’s Book Club” written on it, in reference to Winfrey’s famous literary club.

Though Oprah later claimed the gesture “wasn’t as perfect” as she wanted it to be, Kaling noted that it was “the most amazing gift.”