What exactly is a “push” present?
A push present is given to women after they have birthed or “pushed out” the baby. A gift is given to the new mom in recognition of how much they have endured over the past nine months and also to commemorate their entry into motherhood. The gift can be given in the labor room, just before or after the birth, and whilst all mothers will say their baby is a priceless gift, some partners will want to go that extra mile to show their appreciation, and a push present may be the perfect way to do so.
When did push presents start?
Push presents got traction in the early 1990s but it’s said that the idea behind it started in India and has been around for potentially hundreds of years. A new mother would be showered with gifts in a ritual called ‘Godh Bharai’ where the mother gets blessed with the joys of motherhood. She will be showered with jewelry and gifts and presented with fruits and sweets.
Push Present Ideas
1. Lily Silk Classic Mid Silk Robe $159.00
There will be many times where mom won’t make it out of bed, so why not make that more comfortable for her with a beautiful silk robe. Add a little luxury to this time of her life and make her feel like the queen she is. If you want to go all out, pick up a pair of the matching pajamas.
2. Newborn Footprint Art from $158.00
What could be more precious to a new mom than a print capturing how small her newborn’s feet are. Create a beautiful keepsake push present by turning it into a piece of framed artwork.
3. Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee Machine $199.00
Whilst not deemed your typical push present, we can’t deny that after many sleepless nights the morning coffee hits differently. Upgrade new parents’ coffee ritual with this state of the art coffee machine that will make the perfect cup at the touch of a button.
4. Fujifilm Instax Mini 7 Instant Camera $59.00
What’s the point in taking cute baby pictures if they just live in the cloud? An instant camera is a great push present for new moms that are trying to stay off social media in the early stages of their baby’s life but still want to document it. This camera is compact in size, making it perfect for on the go whilst out with the baby.
5. Ugg Slippers $89.00
Chances are her feet will still be swollen, so why not complete mom’s at home comfy uniform with a pair of super comfortable slippers? A thoughtful push present that will make walking around trying to burp a baby a little softer on the feet. This pair is made from water-resistant suede and lined with a plush shearling that gets softer over time.
Push Present Jewelry Ideas
Jewelry has been the go-to push present for many years and will often incorporate the newborn or highlight this momentous occasion through engraving or birthstones. Gifting a beautiful piece of jewelry is something that will stand the test of time and even become a keepsake within the family.
1. Personalized Birthstone Identity Bracelet $93.00
A perfect way to display a baby’s birthstone is this sweet personalized silver identity bracelet. Featuring a delicate double chain detail and polished identity bar. Create a truly bespoke gift by engraving a special date or baby’s name alongside the birthstone. The adjustable chain means that mom can wear it and then pass it down to her child when they grow up.
2. Forever Diamond Large Locket Necklace $168.00
No matter where mom goes, her baby will be close to her heart in this beautiful diamond locket necklace. A welcome addition to her jewelry collection, this locket has space for two photos and has an adjustable chain, meaning it can be passed down to future generations. The diamond sits center stage and the back can be engraved with up to 8 characters, making it a wonderful push present to commemorate the day you bring a little one into the world.
3. Personalized Sterling Silver Forever Diamond Gift Set $286.00
A perfect push present that has something special for both mother and baby. This gift set contains an exclusively designed Diamond Forever Baby Bangle that will become a lifelong keepsake that will be a reminder of the love that surrounded your child throughout their early years. Also in the set is a Small Forever Diamond Locket, that mom can wear and keep her growing family close to her heart.
We hope this has given you some inspiration on what to get as a push present for the expecting mother. As you navigate through this journey and begin planning for the future, a Baptism may be the next milestone you begin to plan.
Check out our Baptism Jewelry for baby jewelry gift ideas as well as our Baptism Party Ideas blog post that takes out all the guesswork on how to plan for this special occasion.