23 Push Present Ideas for a New Mom!
A push present is a gift partners give to the new mom to celebrate the birth of their baby. Traditionally a push gift is given by the partner, but it can come from any support person in the mom’s life.
Push presents signify the hard work mom does during birth, but obviously moms who undergo C-sections or even new parents who choose to adopt a child can receive a push gift to commemorate the milestone of becoming a parent!
There are many types of push presents to consider, so we’ve compiled a list of perfect push presents to celebrate mom and her new baby!
Related: 25 Self-Care Gifts for New Moms
Who is supposed to give a push present?
The mom’s partner traditionally gives a push present to say thank you for carrying our baby and bringing them into the world. But any family member can gift a mom-to-be a push present, especially if she is a single mom with no partner in the picture.
Push Presents vs. Babymoon
Some couples may have to decide financially between a push present and a babymoon, but they are not necessarily a one or the other situation.
A push present is traditionally given after the baby's birth to commemorate the mom’s hard work during labor. Alternatively, a babymoon is a short vacation taken a few months before the baby’s birth as a last hurrah before becoming parents.
Most couples who take babymoons are first-time parents, but if you have someone available to watch your older children while you go away for a few days, you can have a babymoon with any pregnancy.
Unique Push Present Ideas
1. Watercolor Baby Heartbeat Print
A customized watercolor painted with your baby’s heartbeat is a one-of-a-kind gift to give mom after your baby’s birth. You can customize the print with your baby’s name and the number of weeks the doctor recorded the heartbeat.
This Etsy seller offers a variety of color options and price points for all budgets.
2. Postpartum Recovery Box or Postpartum Gift Set
This lovely postpartum gift set from Nurtured 9 is a lovely way to pamper a new mom. It includes a cozy pair of PJS perfect for breastfeeding, a soothing soy candle, an organic, herbal sitz bath to soothe postpartum aches and pains, and a book full of recipes to nurture new moms called The First Forty Days.
A postpartum recovery set is ideal for first-time moms who might need a little extra pampering and support as they navigate the waters of motherhood.
3. Digital Picture Frame
Moms love having lots of pictures of their little ones, so give her the gift that keeps on giving with a customizable digital photo frame. This 10.1” frame from Aurora has unlimited storage so that mom can add as many photos of her baby straight from her phone!
4. Repurposed Patchwork Robe
For the eco-friendly mama, give her this beautiful repurposed patchwork robe from Uncommon Goods. Each lovely robe is unique and made from repurposed saris reducing waste and making the planet a cleaner place for mom and baby.
5. Funny Scented Candles
Make the mom you know, laugh with this funny scented candle. It comes in soothing scents like lavender and lemon or fun scents like cotton candy or sherbert.
6. Bloomsy Subscription Box
The first year of motherhood is tough, so sending the new mom a monthly bouquet is an excellent way to brighten her days! Bloomsy offers subscription boxes ranging from $44.99 - $69.99.
Personal Push Present Ideas
7. Custom Watercolor Portrait
Surprise the new mom you know with a personalized watercolor digital portrait created from a photo. This unique gift is a great way to commemorate a special mommy and baby or pregnancy photoshoot.
8. Personalized Mommy Tumbler
Moms need to stay hydrated and keep their coffee hot, so get the new mom in your life a personalized new mom tumbler. This sleek tumbler is available in 12 or 16 ounces and comes in five different colors.
9. The Story of You Baby Book
The Story of You Baby Book by Artifact Uprising is the perfect baby gift for a baby shower. This unique, customizable book guides new parents through the first year of their baby’s life with prompts and places for photos.
10. Custom Framed Photo
A custom heart-framed photo from Framebridge is an excellent alternative to a piece of jewelry or other traditional, personalized gifts. A framed photo of mom and baby also makes a wonderful gift for her first Mother’s Day.
Jewelry Push Presents
11. Birthstone Ring
The Lisa Lenoard Birthstone Ring Trio Ring is a beautiful birthstone jewelry gift for moms of multiples or who are giving birth to their second or third baby. You can customize this lovely sterling silver ring with the baby’s birthstone and mom and dad’s or baby and their siblings.
12. Personalized Name Necklace
Personalized jewelry is ideal for new moms. You can personalize this lovely 3D Bar Necklace from MYKA with up to four names and birth dates; the first inscription is included in the price. It is available as a diamond necklace or with birthstones and comes in sterling silver, solid gold, or gold plated.
13. The Duchess Necklace
The Merci Mamam Duchess Necklace, so named because it was spotted on The Katherine Princess of Wales, has been trending. It is available in yellow gold, rose gold, or sterling silver and can be customized for up to three children and birth dates.
14. Mama Pendant
This simple, elegant Mama Pendant available at Nordstrom is the ideal push present jewelry piece. It is available in sterling silver or sterling silver with 14k gold plating. A bonus is it's made in the USA and ships free!
15. ID Bracelet
An ID birthstone bracelet is a lovely keepsake for new moms. Check out this option on Etsy that allows you to choose from sterling silver or gold-plated plated finish along with the birthstone of choice and name personalization.
16. Gemstone Necklace
A beautiful gemstone necklace is a perfect gift postpartum. This lovely design on Etsy features a hand-crafted copper tree of life wrapped around your gemstone of choice.
Pampering Push Presents
17. Aromatherapy Diffuser
The Serene House Supernova Aromatherapy from Nordstrom diffuser paired with some essential oils is among the best new mom gifts. Essential oils can help mom and baby relax, reduces stress, or energize depending on her mood!
Not all essential oils are safe for pregnant women and infants, so check out this list of essential oils that are considered safe for infants. And with all-natural therapies, talk with your pediatrician or OBGYN before using.
18. Extra Cozy Blanket
The Wolf Creek Soft Comfort Blanket on Amazon is one of the best gifts for new moms. It comes in several colors to match all decors and is perfect for a mom to snuggle with her baby while breastfeeding.
19. Espresso Machine
Spoil the new mama in your life with an espresso machine so she can make lattes and espressos from the comfort of her home. The Mr. Coffee Espresso and Cappuccino Machine is affordable and makes quality coffee drinks.
20. Cozy Slippers
Cozy slippers are a lifesaver for new moms who spend a lot of time on their feet. We recommend these Koolaburra Slippers by UGG are affordable and come in a handful of calming colors. Made with faux fur and comfort foam, these slip-on house shoes are perfect for every new mother.
21. Mom’s Survival Pack
All moms deserve some pampering, and the Mom’s Survival Pack is one of the most affordable gift ideas on our list to spoil a new mom or mom-to-be. It comes with seven pampering items for mom, including mineral bath salts, a sugar exfoliant, and a soothing sleep salve.
22. Ember Smart Mug
New moms drink tons of coffee and tea to help them with sleepless nights. The Ember Smart Mug ensures mom’s hot drink stays hot for up to two hours. In addition, it comes in a variety of beautiful jewel-toned colors.
23. Spa Gift Card
A spa gift card to the mom-to-be’s favorite spa or salon is a wonderful way to pamper a mom after giving birth. You can purchase spa gift cards in any amount, or most spas offer gift cards that cover specific pre-paid services.
Check out spafinder.com, where you can purchase gift cards that recipients can use at numerous spas nationwide.
For even more great ideas to show appreciation for the new mom in your life, check our list of 15 Gift Ideas for New Moms or Moms to Be.
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