Growing and carrying a baby is hard work—not to mention birthing them. So when your pregnant partner finally delivers what is likely the greatest gift of your life, they deserve a whole lot of admiration and appreciation. This is where a push present comes in. From silky robes to personalized jewelry and sentimental keepsakes, we’ve curated a list of the top push gifts for the new mom in your life.
You may have heard the term in passing, but exactly what is a push present? A push gift is an item given to a new mom in recognition of the monumental job that is childbirth and to commemorate the entry into motherhood. (And let’s be clear: Moms who have c-sections absolutely deserve push gifts too.)
In terms of push present etiquette, this type of gift can be given before or after baby’s birth—or even in the delivery room. Traditionally, push presents are given by a partner but family members, co-parents or even a close friend can give one too. Jewelry is a go-to push present idea, but it doesn’t have to be the only option. The best gifts for new moms are those that are meaningful and show your love, devotion and joy. And while many people think push presents have to be pricey, the reality is that you can find something perfect at every price point.
Top Push Presents To Shop
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You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of PJs. Case in point: This striped set from Lake Pajamas. Designed with new moms in mind, the scoop-neck top has snap fasteners for easy nursing access and the pants have a stretchy elasticated waistband. The best part? Lake Pajamas are crafted from the finest Peruvian pima cotton so they’re incredibly soft. Available in five pretty pastel colors.
Baby keepsake library
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Even if your little one is only one-week-old, you probably already have dozens of exquisite pictures and countless keepsakes. Preserve everything from sonogram prints to baby’s hospital bracelet in this library-style storage system. It comes with vertical files, acid-free drawers, envelopes and handy labels, making it the perfect push present for sentimental parents who like to stay organized.
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, so she can 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.
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 to swoon over. Simply select a plan and choose from biweekly, weekly or monthly bouquets so Mom can enjoy beautiful floral arrangements at home.
Initial diamond pendant
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This layering necklace from Kendra Scott is perfect for those on the hunt for personalized push present ideas. 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 to the milestone event.
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Celebrate your partner's strength 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 jewelry idea is a beautiful reminder that pressure makes diamonds. Plus, they’re sure to make your other-half feel even more radiant.
Of course, not everyone’s a fan of designer gear and fancy jewelry. A postpartum journal—that encourages her to pause, reflect and jot down her thoughts—is a good push present for more introspective types. Designed in collaboration with certified therapists, this journal is filled with writing prompts, words of encouragement and resources to help her navigate the postpartum period.
There are diaper bags, and then there’s this carryall. Lugging baby’s stuff around on a daily basis is to be expected, but this roomy soft leather tote makes the schlep practical and gorgeous. Mom can use it for her own belongings and add the organizational insert when she needs more pockets for holding binkies and all the other bitty things that come with baby.
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Postpartum pampering package
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Parents who can’t get enough of skin care products are sure to love this postpartum care package. Designed with moms-to-be and new moms in mind, this bundle includes self-care items like body butter, face wash, nipple balm, cleansing oil, tinted lip balm and a fuzzy headband. All in all, it’s a thoughtful push gift collection.
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A mother’s love is eternal, just like this stunning rose. This handmade keepsake is a real rose that has been preserved in a durable lacquer shell and dipped in 24 karat gold. Talk about a romantic push present!
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Baby keepsake book
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How about a beautiful photo book? This non-traditional push present is a wonderful gift for parents that don’t want to miss a moment. It has space to document baby’s birth story and all the milestones that make up the first year of parenthood. There’s even an acid-free envelope designed to store cards and notes from family and friends.
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.
High-end hair-styling device
For simple hairstyling with the press of a button, turn to Dyson’s coveted Airwrap. The handheld device can effortlessly curl, smooth and dry hair without using extreme heat. And since the new mom in your life probably doesn’t have much free time on her hands, she’s bound to appreciate this convenient, luxurious push present.
Instant camera bundle
What’s the point of taking cute baby pictures for them to only live in the cloud? An instant camera is an ideal push gift idea for new parents who want to thoughtfully document baby’s first months and milestones. This modern version of the classic Polaroid camera comes in a compact size, so Mom can easily take it along while out and about with baby.
The trend for comfy loungewear is here to stay. Why not complete Mom’s at-home uniform with a set of super-cushy slippers? This cozy pair by UGG is made from water-resistant suede and lined with shearling that actually gets softer over time.
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This piece of personalized push present jewelry can be engraved with baby’s name or birth date. So every time she looks down at her hand she’ll have a reminder of the day her little one arrived. Available in 14 karat white, rose or yellow gold.
Keep Mom comfy with a blanket that’s as soft as a cloud. Made with an easy-care microfiber fabric, this throw won’t shrink, pill or fade. To top it off, it’s also stylish. Available in an array of neutral tones, this blanket is the perfect push present for laid-back moms who love to curl up on the couch with baby.
New mama wardrobe
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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 can be 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. An added bonus: Use our discount code BUMP40 for 40 percent off an eight-item plan for two months.
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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.
"Mama" necklace and bodysuit
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Sometimes, a simple sentiment is all that’s needed for a thoughtful push gift idea. This meaningful “Mama” necklace and bodysuit gift set effortlessly fits the bill. The necklace is plated in 24 karat gold and the bodysuit is made from 100 percent organic cotton. Better yet, it comes beautifully presented in a gift box.
Adjustable charm bangle
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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 + Ani bracelet takes on new meaning with its small rainbow charm. You can even add extra charms with baby’s birthstone or zodiac symbol to create a meaningful piece of push present jewelry that your other half will cherish.
Mommy and me t-shirts
Here’s a push present that’s sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face. This matching set is perfect for a first mommy and me outfit moment—how sweet! With it, you’ll receive two organic cotton shirts: One that’s nursing-friendly for mom and pint-sized version with snap shoulders for baby.
Even though the new mom in your life won’t be getting much sleep, she can still look chic with a stylish pair of sunglasses. We’re fans of this cool design that comes in 12 trendy colors, including green, tortoise, ecru and black.
Customizable gift box
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Searching for a push present that mom and baby can enjoy? This self-care set has got you covered. The gift box includes a mug, a crochet baby rattle, fuzzy socks (for Mom), hand cream, a teething toy, a golden dessert spoon and a unique candle. Better yet, you can customize it by choosing a greeting card and tea option.
Versatile gift card
If you’re not entirely sure what to get, go with a lululemon gift card. With this push present, your loved one can treat themselves to a comfy pair of leggings, luxe loungewear, a high-end yoga mat or even a handy belt bag—the possibilities are endless!
Comforting eye mask
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It’s no secret that sleep is hard to come by as a new parent. Gift your loved one a bit of much-needed me-time with this cute eye pillow. The small heart-shaped cushion is made with organic flaxseed and lavender and has been designed to gently sit over your eyes, applying light pressure. It can even be heated up or chilled, depending on your mood.
Chic diaper backpack
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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 the newborn's essentials and clipped onto a stroller for hands-free storage. Plus, it's available in several cute colors, so you won’t have to compromise on practicality or style with this push gift idea.
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!
Uplifting aromatherapy tablets
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Self-care moments can be few and far between once baby arrives. So when Mom finally does get some time alone, help her unwind to the fullest with this push present idea. The aromatic steamers deliver soothing benefits (similar to bath bombs), and are handmade with mood-boosting scent combinations like lavender sage, Tahitian vanilla and rosemary lime, to name a few.
Want to create a calming, relaxing space in your home as you bond with baby? This hand-poured candle can be placed in a cozy corner of any room. Add it to a gift basket or present it on its own as a luxurious push present that won’t break the bank.
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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: Just choose the date, location and color palette, and then add a personalized message and frame to create a one-of-a-kind gift your partner will treasure forever.
How We Chose the Best Push Presents
Let’s be honest, gifting isn’t always a breeze—and that’s where we come in. To help you find the best push present for your loved one, we browsed dozens of options from leading brands and online retailers. When choosing which products to include in our gift guide, we considered several factors, like cost, quality and style, to name a few. We also read user reviews, and didn’t consider anything with less than an average four-star rating.