Giving birth is a big deal, especially the first time around. If you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate the birth of your baby and the incredible strength of your partner, consider investing in a push present.
A relatively recent phenomenon, push presents have gained notoriety thanks to—who else—the Kardashians. While a million dollar Ferrari is likely not in your budget, there are lots of more reasonably priced gift options that are sure to please even the most discerning of new moms.
Here are 10 push present ideas that the new mom in your life is almost guaranteed to love.
1. A classic initial necklace
You can’t go wrong with a simple (yet beautiful) necklace bearing your new child’s initial. Maya Brenner’s line of asymmetrical letter necklaces are ubiquitous here in Los Angeles and for good reason: They’re relatively affordable and available in yellow, white, or rose gold. Plus if you think you might have more kids in the future, you can have more initials added to the chain.
2. A beautiful watch
For a gift that’s more practical—but still beautiful and indulgent—a watch is a great option. I’ve had this Michael Kors stainless steel Slim Runway Watch for years, and I still get loads of compliments. Plus I always know what time it is without having to rummage around for my cell phone.
3. A pair of custom earrings
A pair of diamond-studded initial earrings is the perfect push present for a mom of twins. Customize her set with one letter for each of the new arrivals. The pavé diamonds set in 14-karat yellow gold give this pair just the right amount of bling for a busy mom of two.
4. The newest iPhone
Don’t let her embark on new parenthood with an outdated smartphone. The new iPhone 11 has everything a tired new mom needs: all-day battery life, a lightning-fast operating system, and a dual camera system to ensure that she’ll always get a great shot of your new baby. The iPhone 11 also offers high-quality video, which you’ll be really glad to have when you’re recording your baby’s first smile, laugh, and steps.
5. Airpods Pro
If you’re not quite ready to spring for a whole new phone, get her a pair of AirPods Pro instead. Anything that makes it possible for moms to have the use of both of their hands while simultaneously doing other things is totally life changing. Plus you can have them engraved for free with her—or your baby’s—initials.
6. The best phone case
New moms have their hands full, literally. Give her the gift of a chic way to keep her iPhone easily accessible with a Bandolier. The leather cases feature adjustable straps that can be worn cross-body, and attached pockets for holding an ID and a credit card. She’ll love not having to take a giant wallet with her when she goes out, and you’ll love knowing that she’ll be instantly reachable when you need a baby update.
7. One-of-a-kind artwork
For a truly one-of-a-kind push present, commission a hand-painted silhouette of your newest family member. Artist Carter Kustera uses vibrant colors and cheeky sayings to personalize each piece, and they’re a great addition to a baby’s nursery. Available in three sizes and either unframed or framed.
8. Our favorite espresso machine
New mom exhaustion is real. Keep her awake and functioning with our favorite espresso machine, the Breville Barista Touch. The sleek stainless steel machine not only looks great sitting on the kitchen counter, but it brews the perfect espresso every time. It even has a smart display screen and an easy-to-use foaming wand for making fancy espresso drinks.
9. A great massage
Feeding and holding a baby can often leave new moms with neck, shoulder, or arm pain. A skillful masseuse can help workout all of her aches and pains, but trying to find the time—or a sitter—to enable her to leave the house can be tough. Soothe sends a certified massage therapist right to her home so all she has to think about is relaxing.
10. A night away
It might be hard to believe when you’re still reveling in the joy of welcoming your new bundle of joy, but eventually mom is going to want a night away. Give her the gift of a full night’s sleep in a bed that she doesn’t have to make, with a Hotels.com gift card. She’ll really appreciate your forethought when she’s exhausted, “touched out”, and ready to spend some time all alone.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.