The push present is one of the most personal gifts that any mother can receive. Of course, holding a beautiful, healthy newborn is reward enough for mom, but it's always nice to feel extra love and appreciation! If you’re searching for ideas to help mom celebrate her precious bundle, there is an array of gift ideas for the occasion.
A push present is just what she deserves, from spoiling her with lavish diamond jewelry to practical items to support her motherhood journey.
What is a Push Present?
Pregnancy can be difficult, not to mention giving birth. As its name implies, a push present is a special gift presented to a mother after giving birth. The gift most certainly encompasses c-section mommas as well. It represents admiration of the incredible work that goes into bringing a child into the world.
The gesture is a symbol of joy for the new baby's arrival and an acknowledgment of sorts. In addition, it's a sentimental way to express love and gratitude for your significant other’s hard work, discomfort, and sleepless night she may have experienced throughout pregnancy.
Who Gives Mom a Push Present?
A push present is traditionally given to a new mother by her partner in the delivery room or following the baby’s birth. However, there are no written rules to the gifting of a push present. Many mothers have received celebratory gifts from loved ones ranging from friends to grandparents. They may also be gifted before the arrival of the newborn.
History of the Push Present
While some may be wondering when this novel idea surfaced, push presents are not a new concept. They've been around for ages. While the tradition certainly took longer to take hold in the United States, the gifting of push presents has a long history in areas including the United Kingdom and India. In fact, the celebratory gifts to mom may have been around as far back as the 1700s.
The tradition of giving lavish diamond jewelry as a push present may have begun in the mid-1930s. Mothers would receive diamond jewelry items such as brooches and engraved bracelets. This trend continued through the 1950s.
While diamond jewelry has traditionally been the most popular push present, gift-givers learned it's the meaning behind the gift that moms will cherish most. By the 1960s, push presents in the US had evolved to swanky fur coats and included more practical gifts for the home. For example, home appliances were gifted to the new mother to help make life easier with her new little one.
It’s undoubtedly a tradition that has evolved to be more meaningful with each passing generation. Today push present gift ideas are more creative and personal than ever before. Of course, diamond jewelry is still one of the most gifted options, but push presents can be anything from a mommy-makeover to a new car seat or stroller for a baby.
Push Present Gift Ideas Moms-to-Be Love
Whether you’re the parent-to-be, grandparent, or Godparent, we know how important it is to select the perfect push present for this occasion. So we've compiled a list of options moms say they love and fit within any gift giver’s budget.
The most popular non-jewelry items moms want as a push present include:
- designer diaper bag
- new mom wardrobe
- newborn footprint artwork
- upgraded camera
- star map
- keepsake box
- amazon echo show
- spa day
- mommy makeover
Spa Day for Mom
A luxury spa day offers mom a chance to relax and rejuvenate with pampering services. A gift card is ideal, allowing her to schedule her afternoon away when it’s convenient and receive the services she desires most.
A pampering push present spa day my include:
- hair and makeup
- mud treatments
One of the most unique push presents is a gift commemorating the night baby was born! The incredible gift notes the baby's birth date, birthplace, and desired color palette. In addition, mom will be presented with a framed map of the stars from the night her little one entered the world. It’s a push present she will always treasure.
Mom will undoubtedly have dozens of gorgeous photographs and plenty of souvenirs by the time they bring their newborn home. Gifting a keepsake box is a creative way to help the family preserve those precious memories.
Many keepsake boxes can be personalized, adding an extra layer of love to your push present. For example, mom will love having a special spot for sonogram images, hospital bracelets, and all of baby's unique trinkets.
Amazon Echo Show
An Amazon Echo Show is an ideal push present for moms. Just imagine how helpful the Alexa-enabled gadget can be for a new mom, playing soothing lullabies on command and controlling lights by voice.
If you’re a long-distance grandparent, this is a particularly great gift to give to mom and yourself! You’ll be able to spend time with your new grandbaby over video and be present for all those special moments!
Best Jewelry Push Presents for Mom
You can never go wrong with diamond jewelry as a push present! From the tennis bracelet she’s always wanted to a pair of solitaire stud earrings, diamond jewelry will always melt her heart. Our diamond jewelry experts have compiled a list of our most treasured push presents for mom’s special day.
Initial Personalized Diamond Jewelry Necklace for Mom
Robert Coin’s Tiny Treasures “Love Letter” Initial Pendant is a stunning diamond jewelry piece made with .04 cttw white diamonds. Gift mom with baby’s initial set in 18k white gold after the birth.
We even offer a miniature version featuring a tiny floating diamond accent just a few inches away from baby’s initial. The dainty Love Letter Pendant is the perfect diamond jewelry gift for every mother.
If the lady in your life prefers her jewelry with a little less sparkle, we have many stunning jewelry options to suggest. While diamond jewelry may not be ideal for mom’s everyday routine, personalized jewelry pieces are sure to win her heart!
Engravable Name Necklace for Mom
Name necklaces make an ideal gift for the new mother. Engraved with her child's name, she can wear it close to her heart. The necklace offers a traditional style with an engravable bar and pairs well with any attire. Mom will love the Sable Everyday Collection Sideways Bar Necklace with baby's name forever engraved upon it from errands to a night out.
Our Made with Love name necklace is another push present favorite. The customizable piece is a keepsake that holds baby’s birth information in style.
The personalized necklace is engraved with baby’s:
- date of birth
- time of birth
- birth weight
- birth length
If you’re searching for a piece that will honor multiple children, our Horizontal Initial Bar Necklace is a must. Have initials or names engraved and gift mom with a stylish necklace she will fall for.
A monogrammed jewelry piece offers a timeless style many women love in a personalized necklace. Mom will adore wearing her child’s initials on this beautiful custom piece and can continue to add on to her collection.
No matter what her style is, there is a monogrammed necklace that will suit her. Offered in eight metal options, the entire monogram collection is a favorite among push present recipients.
Mom will love the Custom Bordered Two Initial Monogram personalized necklace with her newborn’s initials. It boasts a traditional font script and is stylishly encased in a circular border.
For the modern mom, we also offer a clean, bold monogram style. The 15mm Custom Original Monogram may be just the gift you’re seeking to suit her needs.
Matching Monogrammed Jewelry Options
Whether you’re adding to her collection or starting a new tradition, the monogrammed collection offers an array of options. Mom can wear her baby’s initials on several accessories with pride.
The Monogrammed Ring
Celebrate baby’s birth with an 18mm Classic Monogram Ring. The ring is an eye-catching way to wear her child’s initials. It’s perfect for ladies who worry a necklace or bracelet may be tugged on by tiny hands in months to come.
While charm bracelets make a unique conversational piece, a monogrammed bracelet offers a more personalized touch. The Classic Bordered Monogram Toggle Bracelet is a link-style keepsake mothers love.
We also offer the push present in a dainty rope design. The Original Monogram Bracelet is a unique design with 20mm lettering for the baby's initials.
Monogram Jewelry for Dad
While the push present is undoubtedly all about mom, there's no harm in thinking about gifts for the future! If you do choose to gift a monogrammed piece, we have many ways you can pamper dad with matching monogrammed jewelry pieces in the years ahead.
Dad will look impressive in any of our monogrammed cufflinks. With baby’s initials engraved in style, he’ll have his own stylish keepsake to wear. We recommend peeking at the Recessed Rectangle Monogram Cufflinks or the traditional Classic Bordered Cufflinks for an upcoming Father’s Day, Christmas, or birthday gift for dad.
Birthstone Push Presents for Mom
Birthstones always make a sentimental gift to celebrate the birth of a child. We have a variety of birthstone jewelry gift options to choose from, from rings to pendants. We’ve even included a helpful birthstone by month guide to make your push present shopping a breeze.
Select baby’s month of birth to find birthstone options for mom’s jewelry:
Modern birthstones include:
- January: Garnet
- February: Amethyst
- March: Aquamarine
- April: Diamond
- May: Emerald
- June: Alexandrite
- July: Ruby
- August: Peridot or Spinel
- September: Sapphire
- October: Tourmaline
- November: Golden Topaz or Citrine
- December: Blue Topaz, Blue Zircon, or Tanzanite
Traditional birthstones include:
- January: Garnet
- February: Amethyst
- March: Bloodstone
- April: Diamond
- May: Emerald
- June: Pearl
- July: Ruby
- August: Sardonyx
- September: Sapphire
- October: Opal
- November: Topaz
- December: Lapis or turquois
From Sapphire to Emerald Birthstone Stud Earrings, she will cherish wearing her child’s gemstone. The beautiful round-cut birthstones are set in white gold with an added antique flair to the setting. They make the perfect jewelry gift for daily wear.
You’ll also want to visit the matching Birthstone and Diamond Halo Pendants available in every month’s stone. Each gem in this diamond jewelry is remarkable when placed upon a mother's neck regardless of which month commemorates her child's birth.
Push Presents of the Stars
With the growing popularity of push present tradition over the years, it’s no surprise all eyes are on Hollywood when a star gives birth. So it should come as no surprise when Kim K herself takes to her blog to share, "We women go through an entire pregnancy carrying a baby…of course, it only makes sense that we get something amazing to show how amazing we are! LOL!"
So, what exactly do celebrities give and receive when a little one is born? Let's look at some of the luxury gifts moms of the limelight have received in the past.
After the birth of their son, Saint, in December 2015, Kim Kardashian was given an incredible present by husband Kanye West — a Lorraine Schwartz choker necklace that is undoubtedly worth about $1 million.
Kylie Jenner received a $1.4 million Ferrari La Ferrari from her partner, Travis Scott, upon becoming a new mother.
Jennifer Lopez was gifted a pair of unique Canary diamond earrings. The stunning diamond jewelry came with a matching ring from then-husband Marc Anthony after the birth of her twins, Emme and Max.
After the birth of her daughter, Luna, model and mother Chrissy Teigen purchased herself a push present! The mom was proud to share her practical gift to herself — a perineal irrigation bottle.
Jay-Z’s gift to Beyonce after the birth of their daughter, Blue Ivy, in 2012 was a jaw-dropping diamond jewelry piece. It’s been said that the rapper purchased his wife a $35,000 blue, 8-10 carat diamond ring in honor of their daughter's name.
Custom Push Presents
While keeping up with the stars is never expected, you do want to present her with an incredibly meaningful gift. If your search for the ideal push present has not been what you envisioned, we’d like to suggest a custom celebratory piece. If you have a vision, our skilled custom design team can bring it to life.
Choosing a custom jewelry gift puts the creative freedom in your hands. You’ll be able to design a meaningful, original piece that celebrates mom and child. Customizing a push present is the ultimate keepsake gift anyone could give.
Mom deserves to be pampered after nine months of pregnancy and experiencing labor. We’re here to help you celebrate the moment!