Push Presents for Moms: Everything You Need to Know

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One of life’s most precious moments is welcoming a new baby into the world. From the long months of pregnancy to childbirth, and bringing a newborn home, there are many experiences involved. Cherished moments, challenges, and emotional rollercoasters all make up this momentous occasion and moms deserve to be pampered for all they do.

Express your love for a new mom with a push present to commemorate this exciting time. While it may seem like a small gesture, it’s one that will mean the world to her. And what better way to mark the occasion than with a fine jewelry keepsake. Our jewelry experts are sharing everything you need to know about the beautiful tradition of push present gifting.

What is a Push Present?

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Push gifts are presented to moms to welcome them to motherhood, recognize their incredible strength, and show appreciation for bringing new life into the world. From flowers to a new car, there are an array of gifts moms often receive. Traditionally, the most gifted push present is a personal gift of jewelry she will treasure forever.

Although this special gift of thanks and love is referred to as a “push present,” it’s meant for so much more. A push gift isn’t just for the pregnant and laboring mother either. The meaning of a push present extends to the celebration of a mother’s new and growing family. From adoptions to c-sections, all moms are deserving of a special gift to recognize bringing home a new baby.

Why Do People Give Push Presents?

Push presents are undoubtably one of the most personal gifts a mother can receive. While moms will tell you that holding their healthy newborn in their arms is all the reward they ever need, showing her your love and appreciation for everything she does is the best reason to give push gifts. Recognizing her as a strong woman and mother represents a new level of admiration for all the hard work that goes into being a mom.

How Did the Idea of Push Gifts Begin?

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We realize this may be new to many, but push presents aren’t a new concept at all. In fact, the push present idea has been around for decades. Although it’s a gesture that took longer to catch on in the United States, push present gifting has a long history in India and the United Kingdom, dating back to the 1700s.

The tradition of presenting new mothers with various diamond jewelry gifts as a push present is believed to have begun in the mid-1930s. Diamond brooches and intricately engraved bracelets were bestowed to moms out of love, encouragement, and appreciation. The long-standing tradition of diamonds carried on through the 1950s but has since become less practiced in some areas.

How Have Push Present Ideas Evolved?

As the 1960s approached, push presents for moms in the United States graduated beyond diamond jewelry. Lavishing moms with cars, fur coats, and mommy makeovers became the “in” thing to do. But practical, budget-friendly gifts, including a mani-pedi, robe, or a home appliance became ideal for moms in need of a little me-time or something to make Mom’s life simpler.

Although diamond jewelry is considered the most coveted push gift idea by moms, beautiful jewelry of any kind, from birthstone earrings to gold bracelets and bangles, is adored. However, moms agree that the push present meaning has more to do with the thought and effort than the push gift itself, so trust your heart when deciding on a gift. 

Who Should Give Mom Push Presents?

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The gesture of gifting push presents for moms can be embraced by anyone. As a symbol of joy for the baby's arrival, the gift can be just as sentimental no matter who it’s from. Traditionally, they’re given as a push gift for a wife or by a significant other as an expression of love and gratitude for her endurance through discomfort and sleepless nights she likely experienced throughout her pregnancy.

Push presents for new moms are appreciated from anyone, so don’t be shy! Let the mom-to-be in your life know you love and support her with a special keepsake, like a pampering spa day or initial necklace. We’ve helped grandparents, best friends, and surrogates celebrate moms on the arrival of a new baby with an array of jewelry push gift ideas. 

Push Gifts Aren’t Just for Moms in Labor

Although the term “push present” came from the idea of pushing the child out during childbirth, this precious act of love has evolved into so much more. Think of this special token as recognition of any mother or father bringing a new child into their family. While every family looks different, all mothers are deserving of this incredible form of admiration.

Moms who deserve this recognition also include:

  • Mothers using a surrogate
  • Adoptive moms
  • Moms who have c-sections
  • 2-Mom households 

When Should You Give Her the Push Present?

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While this special gift is traditionally given to the mother either right before or just after the baby’s birth, there are simply no set rules. Many moms have chimed in to say they love receiving their push gifts before the big day, especially if it’s a jewelry gift. The idea of wearing their keepsake in the first family photos with their newborn adds the perfect touch.

Additionally, these labor of love tokens can be presented in a variety of ways, including:

  • As a surprise on the way to the hospital
  • Tucked in her hospital bag
  • By her bedside once she’s settled in at the hospital
  • Following the birth
  • After bringing the baby home
  • At her baby shower

Does a Push Present Need to Be a Surprise?

Over the years, as push gifts have continued to evolve through generations, the giving of the gifts has seen many changes. Just as it can be given to Mom by anyone, it is also not limited to being a surprise. In fact, we know moms who have been asked what they’d like to receive. And we’ve also had mothers tell us they have asked their significant other for something specific they’ve had their eye on.

How Much Should You Spend on a Push Present for Mom?

The beauty of this opportunity is that there is no set price. While considering your budget and relationship to Mom may be a deciding factor for some, it may not be for others. Consider a stunning jewelry piece that is within the price range of what you may spend on an anniversary gift or birthday. Think about what you may have spent on a baby shower gift for the little one to help you consider how much you want to spend on something dedicated just to Mom. Above all else, gift from the heart and make it a meaningful gesture she can treasure forever.

Best Jewelry Push Present Ideas

Jewelry continues to be a favorite among moms as the best push gift idea. Jewelry is sentimental and is a wonderful way to mark this precious occasion. If you’re searching for jewelry ideas to celebrate the new mother, we have a vast selection of options to consider.

Our favorites include:

  1. Diamond jewelry
  2. Engraved necklaces
  3. Initial pendants
  4. Monogrammed jewelry
  5. Birthstone jewelry
  6. Custom jewelry

Diamond Jewelry Moms Adore

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Who wouldn’t adore a dazzling diamond bracelet or commemorative diamond band for this special occasion? Diamond jewelry is often a popular push present choice for showing appreciation for the new mom because it’s a meaningful gift that’s separate from what her little one receives from their shower registry. And let’s be honest, you can never go wrong buying diamonds.

Engraved Necklaces for Mom

While diamond jewelry may not be for every woman, we have something she may love even more! Our entire collection of personalized jewelry is perfect for any mother. A personalized necklace is a jewelry piece that she can wear during her everyday routines and activities and comes in a variety of precious metals and karats of gold to suit her taste. Engraved necklaces are also a unique option that is personalized just for her.

Add special information about her newborn, including:

  • Baby’s name or initials
  • Date of birth
  • Length
  • Weight

Gift an Initial Pendant

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How about combining the best of both worlds with a diamond pendant featuring the baby’s first initial? Our dainty initial pendant is sure to melt her heart. Pairing perfectly with anything in her jewelry collection, the sparkling treasure is a wonderful way to celebrate motherhood.

Monogrammed Jewelry Push Gift Keepsakes

There’s something so unique about monogrammed jewelry for Mom, and Dad has options, too! Any monogrammed jewelry style you choose offers a timeless look and makes one of the best push presents. Mom will just love wearing her baby’s initials with pride.

If you’ll be expanding your family, consider a different monogrammed jewelry piece for each little one you welcome to the family. From earrings to rings, there are many beautiful options she’s sure to love.

Select from:

  • Monogrammed rings
  • Monogrammed necklaces
  • Monogrammed bracelets
  • Monogrammed cufflinks 

Monogrammed Rings

Classic Monogram Ring

Celebrate a new birth with the classic style of a monogrammed ring. Free from the danger of tiny fingers grasping and tugging, a ring may be the ideal piece of jewelry for a new mother. Meticulously crafted with baby’s initials, it’s a true keepsake Mom will love. 

Monogrammed Necklaces

Offered in eight stunning metal options, we have an incredible selection of monogrammed necklaces for you to see. Whether she has traditional or modern taste in jewelry, you’ll find gorgeous options to grace her neckline. From traditional font script to bold, clean lines, show her how much she means to you with this timeless push present. 

Monogrammed Bracelets 

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Monogrammed bracelets bring beauty and charm to Mom’s wrist. Pairing the modern stylings of a dainty chain or link bracelet with the classic circular monogram makes this jewelry push present a versatile choice. She can wear it with pride for any casual or formal outing, treasuring the thoughtful, personalized push gift. 


Monogram Gifts for Dad

If you’re searching for ideas for push presents for Dad, our stunning monogrammed collection offers personalized cufflinks. Show your love and appreciation to a proud new father with a pair of monogrammed cufflinks. He’ll look sharp while keeping the thought of his little one on his mind every time he glances at your special push gift for him. With baby’s initials stylishly engraved, Dad will look impressive in any monogrammed cufflink set you choose.

Birthstone Jewelry Push Present Ideas

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Always a brilliant choice, birthstone jewelry makes an undeniably special push gift idea for any mother. Celebrate her with a sentimental jewelry piece displaying baby’s birthstone in a variety of options. The designated gemstones create a keepsake that can be passed down and treasured forever.

From birthstone pendants to gemstone studs, our birthstone guide will help you find baby’s birth month so you can select the perfect personalized push gift. Begin by choosing from either the traditional or modern birthstone lists

Traditional Birthstone List

  • 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 turquoise 

Modern Birthstone List

  • 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
Birthstone and Diamond Halo Pendant

From New Year’s babies to babies born in July, gifting a birthstone push gift holds great sentimental value for Mom. Help her celebrate motherhood with a pair of birthstone stud earrings to mark the special day. Or spoil her with a charming birthstone halo pendant she can wear every day, keeping it close to her heart. Our birthstone collection includes a vast selection of lovely push present options and will help her commemorate the birth of her child with a remarkable keepsake. 

Create a Custom Push Present

The ultimate push present is a custom jewelry piece created especially for Mom. Imagine her surprise when she opens a one-of-a-kind gift to show her how much she means to you. Whether it’s her first child or her fifth, you can design an array of gorgeous jewelry, like gold stacking bangles, each boasting the birthstone of a child. Or work with our design team to create a unique band set with the children’s gemstones.

With our custom jewelry design services, our experienced team will work with you to create the push present of her dreams. From your vision to the finished gift, we’ll guide you each step of the way, ensuring her custom jewelry is perfect. With full creative freedom, you can design a push gift unlike any other to celebrate her motherhood journey.

Every mom deserves to be recognized when a new child becomes a part of the family. We invite you to visit our knowledgeable staff at Fink’s Jewelers, who can’t wait to help you find the ideal push present.