26 Amazing Push Present Ideas to Make a New Mom Feel Loved

After nine months of aches and pains, Mom's earned some pampering. From affordable to splurge-worthy, we rounded up the best push gifts new moms will love.
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ByCassie Kreitner
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Aug 2020
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Growing and carrying a baby is pretty 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. It’s a gift for the new mom in recognition of the monumental job that was childbirth and to commemorate her entree to motherhood. (And let’s be clear: Moms who had c-sections absolutely get push gifts too.) It can be given before or after the birth, or even in the delivery room. Traditionally a push present for Mom has been jewelry, 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, sure to wow the new mom in your life.

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Connection Necklace

One of our favorite push gifts is this beautiful, delicate necklace. It doesn’t shout mom jewelry, but the interlocking circles certainly remind us of the unbreakable mother-child bond. Available in yellow, rose and white gold, the collection also includes a matching bracelet and earrings in two sizes.

Buy it: Aurate New York Connection Necklace, $380, AurateNewYork.com

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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 in the form of a custom piece of artwork, framed in one of 17 frame style choices.

Buy it: Minted Custom Footprints Letterpress Art, starting at $102, Minted.com

Photo: Courtesy Maya Brenner

Birthstone Ring

A solid choice to display baby’s birthstone, these elegant 14k yellow gold rings from celebrity-fave jewelry designer Maya Brenner are a stylish push present idea for the minimalist mom. Gift her baby’s birthstone to wear solo, or stack it with each of your birthstones to symbolize your new family unit.

Buy it: Maya Brenner 14K Yellow Gold Birthstone Ring, $220, Anthropologie.com

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Metal Print

For a push present idea that’s durable and versatile, select your favorite pic of Mom and baby and turn it into a modern piece of decor that’ll make her smile every time she passes it. Your photo can be printed on a flat or curved metal sheet to display on a wall or sit atop a dresser or mantle.

Buy it: Mixbook Metal Print, starting at $20, Mixbook.com

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New Mama Wardrobe

It’s no secret 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 clothes is dispiriting to say the least. A unique push present idea that’ll make her feel fabulous? A subscription to designer clothing lending 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. Dry cleaning and return shipping is free.

Buy it: Rent the Runway Unlimited, starting at $89/month, RenttheRunway.com

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Adjustable Charm Bangle

If you’re welcoming a rainbow baby, a thoughtful push present for Mom is one that both honors loss and celebrates new life. The ever-popular Alex and Ani bangle takes on new meaning with this silver version that comes with a small rainbow charm. Pair it with other bangles or add additional charms with baby’s birthstone or zodiac symbol for an extra meaningful push present.

Buy it: Alex and Ani Rainbow Adjustable Charm Bracelet, $33, Amazon.com

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A Luxe Sheet Set

Mom won’t be logging many hours of sleep once baby arrives, but a push present like this can certainly help the quality of shuteye she is getting. Parachute’s bedding and bath products have a cult following, and for good reason: Their sheets are soft, breathable and durable, and made from 100 percent Egyptian cotton.

Buy it: Parachute Home Stateen Sheet Set, starting at $129 for queen size, ParachuteHome.com

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Initial Diamond Pendant

Refined, fun and personal all at once, this diamond letter pendant can be had in 18K white or yellow gold. Thanks to this push gift, Mom can always wear her child’s initial close to her heart.

Buy it: Bony Levy Pavé Diamond Necklace, $498, Shop.Nordstrom.com

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Wood Photo Calendar

Even if your little one is only a week old, surely you have a dozen exquisite pictures. Upload and transform them into this handmade clipboard calendar crafted of reclaimed pine. It’s a perfect push gift for mom’s desk. (The calendar is updated on a rolling basis, so it doesn’t matter when you order it.)

Buy it: Artifact Uprising Wood Calendar, starting at $25, ArtifactUprising.com

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Acrylic Nameplate

If you’re considering a nameplate with baby’s moniker inscribed as a push present, check out this fresh, modern version. It can be completely personalized, offered in your choice of fonts, chain metal, chain length and color.

Buy it: BaubleBar Acrylic Nameplate, $58, BaubleBar.com

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A Year’s Worth of Flowers

Bringing flowers to the hospital? Nice. Having fresh blooms delivered to her every month, on baby’s birthdate, for the entire first year? Now that’s a push present idea she’ll swoon over.

Buy it: UrbanStems subscription, starting at $50 per delivery, UrbanStems.com

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Scented Candle

Creating a calming, relaxing space in your home to bond with baby is essential, and these soy blend candles—with scents inspired by each birthstone—are an affordable push gift to place in a cozy corner of your home.

Buy it: Birthstone Scents Scented Candle, $45, SaksFifthAvenue.com

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Engravable Necklace

This layerable necklace from Kendra Scott is a blank canvas, making it a great push present. Take advantage of complimentary engraving services to give this sterling silver or 18k gold pendant a personalized 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

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Designer Tote

There are diaper bags, and then there’s this. For new moms, there’s no escape from schlepping baby’s stuff around on a daily basis. But talk about making the best of things: This roomy soft leather tote is gorgeous and practical. She can use it for her own stuff, and add in the insert when she needs more pockets for holding binkies and all those other bitty things that come with babies.

Buy it: Cuyana Classic Leather Zipper Tote, $195 and Tote Organizational Insert, $95, Cuyana.com

Photo: Courtesy Kay Jewelers

Color Stone Eternity Band

Sparkly jewelry showing off baby’s birthstone is a guaranteed winner in the realm of push present ideas. Kay Jewelers has a variety of vivid natural and lab-created stones set in earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets. This stackable eternity band comes in silver, or white, rose or yellow gold, so you can match it with your engagement ring and wedding band, or go for an intentional mixed-metal look.

Buy it: Kay Jewelers Stackable Color Stone Eternity Band, starting at $114, KayJewelers.com

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Amazon Echo Show

New parents can always use an extra hand around the house, and an Amazon Echo Show is the perfect push present for Mom to give that extra support. The Alexa-enabled device can play lullabies, control lights and play her favorite TV shows on voice command. Plus, with hands-free video calling and messaging, she can easily show off your newest addition to friends and family.

Buy it: Amazon Echo Show Premium 10.1” HD Smart Display, $180, Amazon.com

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Spa Day

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 can be the perfect way to make sure she gets the treatment she wants when she wants it. The Spa Week gift cards can be used at any of 9,000+ spas and salons across the country, and they never expire.

Buy it: Spa & Wellness Gift Card, any amount, SpaWeek.com

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Bolo Bracelet

This adjustable bracelet has a cable chain with gold bolos and a 14K yellow gold bar, just waiting to be engraved with baby’s name. An understated, elegant push present she’ll cherish forever.

Buy it: Blue Nile Engraveable Bolo Bracelet, $425, BlueNile.com

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Washable Silk Robe

There will be a few (okay, many) days when she won’t ever make it out of her pajamas. But indulge her with Lunya’s uber luxurious (and machine-washable!) 100-percent silk robe, and she’ll feel like the queen that she is. We also love the washable silk button down pant set too.

Buy it: Lunya Washable Silk Robe, $248, Lunya.com

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Mama Necklace

Sometimes, a simple sentiment is all you need for a thoughtful push present. This sleek, meaningful keepsake “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 at $160, Etsy.com

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Instant Camera

What’s the point of taking cute baby pics for them to only live in the cloud? An instant camera is the perfect push present for both the mom who lives on Instagram and the one who’s sworn off posting baby pics on social media. This modern version of the classic Polaroid camera now comes in a more compact size (and multiple colors), so she can easily take it everywhere she—and baby—go.

Buy it: Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera, $70, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Stephanie Gottlieb

Personalized Ring

Made to order in New York City from popular fine jewelry designer Stephanie Gottlieb, the Dainty Band can be worn alone or stacked. Choose from white, yellow and rose gold and get it engraved with your child’s name or birthdate (diamonds can be added for $50 each). It’s the kind of dazzling push present she’ll wear everyday and think of you.

Buy it: Stephanie Gottlieb Dainty Ring, $330, StephanieGottlieb.com

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Sleek Smartwatch

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is the perfect glam push gift for techy moms. While having a personal assistant may not be in the cards for her, this smartwatch is the next best thing. It tracks her fitness goals and sleep cycles, sets reminders and comes loaded with Samsung pay—so if she runs out and forgets her wallet (hey, mom brain is a thing), it’s no problem.

Buy it: Rose Gold Galaxy Watch, $200, Amazon.com


Thumbprint Necklace

It’s not just an ordinary necklace—it’s a loveprint. A beautiful keepsake engraved with baby’s fingerprint, the pendant can be worn on a bracelet, necklace or even a ring. Talk about a versatile push present!

Buy it: Loveprint Pendant, starting at $475, LovePrintJewelry.com


Coffee and Espresso Machine

If there’s ever a time to treat your partner to a top-of-the-line caffeine machine, it’s when you become first-time parents. This coffee and espresso maker also includes a milk frother to make single-serve coffeehouse-style drinks to perfection. The perfect push present, at the touch of a button, everytime.

Buy it: Nespresso by De’Longhi Coffee and Espresso Machine Bundle with Aeroccino Milk Frother, $184, Amazon.com

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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 and framed in diamonds, can be engraved with up to three names.

Buy it: Diamond Halo Disc, starting at $700, PoshMommyJewelry.com

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