33 Amazing Push Present Ideas to Make a New Mom Feel Loved
June 2, 2021
Growing and carrying a baby is hard work—not to mention birthing one. So when your pregnant partner finally delivers what is likely the greatest gift of your life, she deserves a whole lot of admiration and appreciation, which is where the notion of a push present comes in.
So what exactly is a push present? A push gift is given to a new mom in recognition of the monumental job that is childbirth, and to commemorate her entry into motherhood. (And let’s be clear: Moms who have c-sections absolutely get push gifts too.) It can be given before or after baby’s birth, or even in the delivery room. Traditionally, jewelry has been a go-to push present, but it doesn’t have to be—the best gifts for new moms are those that are meaningful and make her feel loved. Here, we’ve rounded up some thoughtful push present ideas for all budgets that are sure to wow the new mom in your life.
A Year’s Worth of Flowers
Bringing flowers to the hospital? Nice. Having fresh blooms delivered to her on the regular? Now that’s a push present idea she’ll swoon over. Simply select a plan and choose from biweekly, weekly or monthly bouquets.
Buy it: UrbanStems Subscription, starting from $55 per delivery, UrbanStems.com
This layerable necklace from Kendra Scott is a blank canvas, making it a great push present you can personalize. Take advantage of complimentary engraving services to give this sterling silver or 18k gold pendant a unique touch. Go with baby’s name, initials or birthday, or choose roman numerals for a more subtle homage.
Buy it: Kendra Scott Mattie Bar Delicate Pendant, $128 to $148, KendraScott.com
A dose of pampering—whether by massage, facial, seaweed wrap or mani-pedi (or, ideally, all of the above)—is a push present any new mom would absolutely love. A gift card is the perfect way to make sure she gets the treatment she wants when she wants it. Spa Week gift cards can be used at 9,000+ spas and salons across the country, and the best part is they never expire.
Buy it: Spa & Wellness Gift Card, starting from $10, SpaWeek.com
Washable Silk Robe
There will be a few (okay, many) days when Mom won’t even make it out of her pajamas. Indulge her with Lunya’s super-luxurious (and machine-washable!) 100 percent silk robe, and she’ll feel like the queen that she is. And, if you really want to go all out, treat her to the equally beautiful silk button-down pant set too.
Buy it: Lunya Washable Silk Robe, $248, Lunya.com
Initial Diamond Pendant
Refined, fun and personal all at once, this diamond letter pendant is available in 18k white or yellow gold. With this special push gift, Mom can always wear her child’s initials close to her heart.
Buy it: Bony Levy Pavé Diamond Necklace, $435, Nordstrom.com
Help create a calming, relaxing space in your home to bond with baby. A scented soy-blend candle—inspired by baby’s birthstone—is an affordable push gift to place in a cozy corner of any room.
Buy it: Birthstone Scents Scented Candle, $45, BirthstoneScents.com
Founded by A-list actress Michelle Pfeiffer, Henry Rose is a fine fragrance company featuring a perfume line that is hypoallergenic, cruelty-free and sustainable. (Oh, and did we mention that they all smell divine?) One spritz of this fresh floral fragrance will give any new mom a little pep in her step.
Buy it: Henry Rose Last Light Perfume, $120 for a 50ml bottle, HenryRose.com
Luxe Sheet Set
Mom won’t be logging many hours of sleep once baby arrives, but a push present like this can certainly help enhance the quality of shut-eye she does manage to get. Parachute’s bedding and bath products have a cult following, and for good reason: Their sheets are soft, breathable and durable, and they are made from 100 percent Egyptian cotton.
Buy it: Parachute Home Stateen Sheet Set, starting from $129 for queen size, ParachuteHome.com
A solid choice to display baby’s birthstone, this elegant 14k yellow gold ring from celebrity-fave jewelry designer Maya Brenner is a stylish push present idea for the minimalist mom. Gift it solo, or stack it with additional birthstone rings to symbolize your new family unit.
Buy it: Maya Brenner 14k Yellow Gold Birthstone Ring, $300, Anthropologie.com
There are diaper bags, and then there’s this carryall. Lugging baby’s stuff around on a daily basis is par for the course, but this roomy soft leather tote makes the schelp practical and gorgeous. Mom can use it for her own belongings, and add the insert when she needs more pockets for holding binkies and all the other bitty things that come with baby.
Diamond Halo Pendant
Needless to say, second- and third-time mamas deserve a push gift too. This dazzling pendant, in your choice of sterling silver or 14k yellow or white gold framed with diamonds, can be engraved with up to three names.
Buy it: Diamond Halo Disc, starting from $700, PoshMommyJewelry.com
New Mama Wardrobe
It’s no secret that many new moms don’t feel exactly like their old selves after giving birth. Their pre-pregnancy clothes don’t fit, but continuing to wear maternity options is dispiriting to say the least. A unique push present idea that’ll make her feel fabulous? A subscription to the designer clothing rental service Rent the Runway. She can borrow what she likes, wear it for as long as she wants and then select something new. She’ll always feel fresh and put together in gorgeous clothes that fit and flatter. Plus, dry cleaning and return shipping are free.
Buy it: Rent the Runway Unlimited, starting from $89 per month, RenttheRunway.com
Sometimes, a simple sentiment is all you need for a thoughtful push present. This sleek, meaningful “Mama” necklace can be ordered in 14k or 18k white, rose or yellow gold, with necklace lengths from 14 to 22 inches.
Buy it: Goldstore Jewelry Real Solid Gold New Mama Necklace, starting from $173, Etsy.com
Newborn Footprint Art
What could be more precious to a new mom than baby’s first little footprints? Not much. Turn them into a push present by creating a custom keepsake piece of framed artwork.
Buy it: Minted Custom Footprints Letterpress Art, starting from $158, Minted.com
Adjustable Charm Bangle
If you’re welcoming a rainbow baby, a thoughtful gift for Mom is one that both honors loss and celebrates new life. The ever-popular Alex and Ani bracelet takes on new meaning with its small rainbow charm. Add additional charms with baby’s birthstone or zodiac symbol to create an extra meaningful push present bracelet your other half will cherish.
Buy it: Alex and Ani Rainbow Charm Bangle, $49, AlexandAni.com
Coffee and Espresso Machine
If there’s ever a time to treat your partner (and, let’s be honest, yourself) to a top-of-the-line caffeine machine, it’s when you become first-time parents. This coffee and espresso maker delivers perfect java at the touch of a button, every time. Talk about a practical push present!
Buy it: Nespresso Vertuo Titan, $199, Nespresso.com
You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of PJs. Case in point: This pretty pajama set from Nordstrom. We’re obsessed with the range of lovely prints (there are 12 to choose from). Plus, the button-down top will come in handy for nursing moms.
Buy it: Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas, $65, Nordstrom.com
Searching for unique push present ideas? Check out these heirloom-quality, zodiac ornaments by Joanna Buchanan. Star-gazing new moms will be over the moon to receive a stunning keepsake inspired by baby’s sign. Plus, each ornament comes in a pretty gift-wrapped box.
Buy it: Zodiac Hanging Ornament, $78, JoannaBuchanan.com
The Fossil Gen 5E Smartwatch, available in four colors, is the perfect push gift for techie moms. While having a personal assistant may not be in the cards, this smartwatch is practically the next best thing. It tracks Mom’s fitness goals and sleep cycles, takes calls and comes loaded with Google Pay—so if she runs out and forgets her wallet (hey, mom brain is a thing), it’s no problem.
Buy it: Fossil Gen 5E Smartwatch Rose Gold Stainless Steel, $249, Fossil.com
What’s the point of taking cute baby pictures for them to only live in the cloud? An instant camera is the perfect push present for Insta-moms and for those who’ve sworn off posting snaps on social media. This modern version of the classic Polaroid camera comes in a compact size (and multiple color options), so she can easily take it along while out and about with baby.
Buy it: Fujifilm Instax Mini 7+ Camera Bundle in Light Blue, $69, Walmart.com
If the new mom in your life has multiple ear piercings, she’ll adore this trendy script “love” stud, made from 14k gold. Treat her to a dainty pair, or give her a single earring to mix-and-match with other items in her jewelry collection.
Buy it: Sydney Evan 14k Love Script Earring, $165 for a single earring, NeimanMarcus.com
The best push presents allow moms to take a little bit of “me-time.” This luxurious Spa Day Kit from HATCH Collection includes a bath soak, belly oil and a dry brush. The best part? All products are free of parabens, phthalates, dyes and fragrances, meaning they’re kind to sensitive postpartum skin.
Buy it: HATCH Collection Spa Day Kit, $108, HATCHCollection.com
Keep her comfy with a blanket that’s soft as a cloud. Made with an easy-care microfiber fabric, this throw won’t shrink, pill or fade—and it’s pretty darn stylish to boot. It’s the perfect push present for laid-back moms who love to curl up on the couch with baby.
Buy it: Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw Blanket, $147, Nordstrom.com
Celebrate your partner’s strength as she embarks on the journey of motherhood with these stunning Shield of Strength earrings. Cast from gold, these studs are set with 0.24-carat diamonds. This luxury push present is a beautiful reminder that pressure makes diamonds.
Buy it: Stone and Strand Shield of Strength Gold Diamond Earrings, $495, NetaPorter.com
Truly unique push present ideas are one in a million—just like the night sky on the day baby was born. Commemorate the magical moment with a custom star map made by Twinkle in Time. The process couldn’t be simpler: choose the date, location and color palette, and add a personalized message and frame to create a one-of-a-kind gift your partner will treasure forever.
Buy it: Twinkle in Time Star Map, starting from $55, TwinkleinTime.com
Personalized Photo Locket
We love this vintage-inspired locket by Astley Clarke featuring a sterling silver or gold pendant set with a sparkling sapphire. At no additional cost, you can have it engraved and add two photos of your choice to create a personalized push present necklace that is sure to make Mom’s heart skip a beat.
Buy it: Astley Clarke Medium Biography Locket Necklace in Sterling Silver, $240, AstleyClarke.com
We’re fans of anything that’ll help new moms get a decent night’s sleep, which is why the Hatch Restore has earned a spot on our list of the best push presents. This clever bedside device functions as a sound machine, smart light and a sunrise alarm, and creates a customized sleep routine that can help exhausted parents nod off faster and wake up feeling more refreshed. Eventually.
Buy it: Hatch Restore Smart Sleep Assistant with Sound Machine and Sunrise Alarm Clock, $130, buybuyBABY.com
Fashion-forward new moms will adore this stylish and practical diaper backpack by Dagne Dover. Made from stretchy neoprene, it can be stuffed to the brim with all your newborns essentials and clipped onto a stroller for hands-free storage. Plus, it’s available in five cute colors.
Buy it: Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack, $155, DagneDover.com
One of our favorite push gifts is this beautiful, delicate ring. As no two pearls are the same, each piece differs slightly, meaning that this push present is as unique as the new mom in your life. The collection also includes a matching necklace and earrings in two size options.
Buy it: Aurate The Birth of Mother Collection Venus Organic Pearl Tri Gold Ring, $360, Aurate.com
If you’re searching for affordable push gift ideas, this sleep mask might just be the perfect pick. Made from sumptuous Mulberry silk, it protects the sensitive eye area and is naturally cool to the touch. Mom is sure to appreciate a little touch of luxury in her evening routine.
Buy it: Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Eye Mask, $29, Brooklinen.com
Baby Keepsake Box
Even if your little one is only one week old, you probably already have dozens of exquisite pictures and countless keepsakes. Store everything from sonogram prints to baby’s hospital bracelet in this library-style organizer. It comes with vertical files, acid-free drawers, envelopes and handy labels.
Buy it: Uncommon Goods Baby Keepsake Library, starting from $80, UncommonGoods.com
Amazon Echo Show
New parents can always use extra help around the house; an Amazon Echo Show is the perfect push present to give Mom some much-needed support. The Alexa-enabled device can play lullabies, control lights and stream her favorite TV programs on voice command. Plus, with hands-free video calling and messaging, you both can easily show off your newest addition to friends and family.
Buy it: All-new Echo Show 8, $130, Amazon.com
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