Top Push Gift Ideas for a New Mom from Husband

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Gifting a push present that has meaning and purpose adds an extra layer of joy to an exciting (and a little bit scary if we’re being honest!) transition. We’ve scoured the internet; surveyed the moms in our community; and tested products to find the best, highest quality options to give the new mama in your life.

Whether you’re looking for a forever keepsake or a cozy item to help your new mama feel loved and supported, we’ll give you the best push gift ideas for the new mom in your life! Check out the quick picks below, or scroll through to get ALL the details.

We’ve got tons of options for every kind of budget!

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Quick Picks: Best Push Gift for Wife

Push Present Quick Picks (Under $150)

Best Photo Block: Acrylic Photo Block

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Best Birthstone Ring: 14k Rose Gold Ring

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Best Birthstone Bracelet: Dainty Birthstone Bar Bracelet

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Best Luxury Blanket: Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Throw

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Best Birthstone Necklace: Gold Birthstone Necklace

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Best Initial Ring: Personalized Oval Initial Ring

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Best Baby’s First Year Frame: Baby’s First Year Personalized Frame

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Best “Mama” Necklace: Gold Mama Nameplate

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Push Present Quick Picks ($150-$400)

Best Initial Ring: Diamond Initial Ring

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Best Pajamas: Cozy Earth Bamboo Pajama Set (40% Off w/ code undefining40)

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Best Diaper Backpack: Lily Jade Anna

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Personalized Nameplate Necklace: Gold Skinny Bar Necklace

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Best Gift Box: Spa Day New Mom Gift Box by Nurtured 9

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Best Locket Necklace: Square Personalized Locket Necklace

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Best Tote Bag: The New Caroline by Lily Jade

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Best Gift for Moms Who Love Podcasts or Audiobooks: Apple Airpods Pro

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Luxury Push Present Ideas ($400+)

Best Simple Earrings: Slim Pavé Diamond Huggies

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Best Cuff Bracelet: Perfectly Imperfect Heart Bracelet

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Best Sheet Set: Luxury Bamboo Sheets from Cozy Earth

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Best Necklace: Diamond Baguette Child Figure Necklace

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Best for Moms Who Love Fitness: Peloton Bike+

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Best Gift For Moms Who Need Quiet Time: Apple Airpods Max

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What is a Push Present?

A push present is a gift for a wife or partner to recognize the physical labor she has just put into growing and birthing a human being.

It refers to the fact that she literally pushed a human out of her body, and dammit, she deserves some respect for that! (With that said, C-Section moms and adoption moms can (and should) totally get a push present too!)

A perfect push gift for a wife or new mom recognizes childbirth as a special occasion and honors that occasion for mom.

Why trust us?

Katy Huie Harrison, PhD is a mom to two children and four angel babies. She is the CEO and thought-leader of Undefining Motherhood. After working with moms and birthing parents for over 5 years, Katy has seen the need for more postpartum love and attention for new moms.

These recommendations come not only from personal experience but also from surveying the Undefining Motherhood community and staying on top of trends for new moms that make meaningful gifts.

What Are the Best Push Gift Ideas?

There are so many gifts that new moms will love, so we’ll break down different options for you to make it easier to choose one for the mama in your life.

Our list is categorized by price point to help you choose based on your budget. 

For some women, practical push presents are the best because money can be really tight when you bring a little one home. There are also a lot of things you just need, including a ton of baby registry must haves, when you have a new baby. 

While some mamas are totally find with practical push present gifts, some would much rather have something meaningful, heartfelt, and thoughtful. Don’t be afraid to start a conversation with your partner about which type of gift she would prefer. You don’t have to ruin the surprise of what the gift is, but it’s always a good idea to know you’ll be gifting her something she really wants.

Meaningful Push Present Ideas

Meaningful gifts for a wife or partner after giving birth make moms feel so special because it’s clear how much thought you put into the present and the occasion that warranted giving it.

Push Present Picks (under $150)

Meaningful doesn’t have to mean pricey! Here’s some of our favorite push presents that show the new mom how much you care (without breaking the bank).

Acrylic Photo Block

3 acrylic photo blocks with photos of a mom kissing her new baby


  • Comes in dimensions 2″ x 2″ up to 8″ x 10″
  • Customized with your photo
  • Can add personalized text
  • Quick shipping

Grab your favorite picture of mom and baby (or of mama at the end of her pregnancy) and put it into a gorgeous acrylic photo block.


  • Acrylic won’t break

  • Perfect to show your love


  • May need to wait for after birth to order (if you want a pic of baby in it)

14k Rose Gold Ring

set of 12 gold rings with different birthstones on each ring lined on a woman's finger
  • Comes in sizes 4-9.5
  • Choose your baby’s birthstone
  • Thin, stackable ring

I have a birthstone ring that I absolutely adore and can’t recommend enough as a gift. Although mine is a standalone ring, if you have or want multiple children, I love the idea of choosing stackable birthstone rings as push presents so they can easily be added to the mix after every baby is born.

Being able to choose the right birthstone but easily stack more later makes for a thoughtful push present idea, plus you don’t have to get creative again next time!


  • Delicate, simple style

  • Easy to stack for future (or past) babies


  • April (diamond) may not always be available

Dainty Birthstone Bar Bracelet

  • Comes in lengths from 6-8″
  • Choose gold or silver
  • Thin, stackable bracelet
  • Made to order

This dainty bracelet is simple and symbolic–the perfect piece of jewelry for everyday wear. And because it’s so delicate, it can easily stack as your family grows!


  • Delicate, simple style

  • Gift-ready packaging

  • Gift receipt is mailed with your order (outside gift packaging)


  • If you need a length longer than 8″ you have to specify the length in a note

  • Returns & exchanges only accepted within 45 days

Best Luxury Blanket – Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw

  • 54″ x 72″
  • Irresistibly soft 100% polyester microfiber
  • Care: Machine wash cold on gentle cycle

Your wife/partner is going to do a lot of resting and recovering after your baby is born. Why not make it as luxurious as possible? The Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw provides warmth and coziness as she’s resting, breastfeeding, or providing skin-to-skin contact for your little one. You’ll love it, too!


  • Sized for king size bed

  • Luxurious enough for spas and resorts


  • Delicate wash cycle recommended

Birthstone Charm Necklace

Picture of woman's neck in a lacy v-neck blouse. She is wearing a birthstone charm necklace from Tiny Tags and has another, shorter chain necklace layered with it.
  • 5mm round genuine birthstones, except for emerald, alexandrite, ruby, and sapphire, which are genuine cultured stones
  • Available in gold vermeil or sterling silver
  • Hangs on coordinating cable chain
  • Also available in 14k yellow gold

We love this effortless necklace that adds a little sparkle to whatever mama is wearing, even if that’s just postpartum pajamas! You can purchase chains at different lengths with your other babies’ birthstones to stack as your family grows, too.


  • 100% mom-owned company

  • Ships in 1-2 business days


  • Necklaces may not be practical while holding babies with tiny fingers

Personalized Initial Ring

  • Tiny oval initial ring
  • Minimalist, handmade item
  • Sterling silver or 14k gold / rose gold filled

This tiny oval ring is the everyday delight your partner will truly appreciate. Plus, you can customize it with a dainty initial for your new little one!


  • Can choose Modern, Script, or Elegant letter style

  • Delicate style can still be worn during day-to-day of baby care


  • May not be for someone who prefers bolder statement pieces

Custom Baby’s First Year Photo Frame

Gray photo collage to show baby's first year divided by months
  • Holds twelve 2.5″ x 3.5″ photos and one 5″ x 7″ picture
  • 12.75″ x 15.75″ overall size
  • 21 Frame style options

My photo frame documenting Jack’s first year is my very favorite keepsake in our home. Except that…it broke. So I’ve upgraded to this custom one, which is so much stronger and more gorgeous than the traditional ones you find in stores.


  • Add your child’s name – up to 15 characters

  • Solid hardwood handmade frame

  • Available in 21 frame colors and styles

  • Sturdier than frames usually found in stores


  • You’ll need to keep up with filling the frame over the next year

Gold Mama Nameplate Necklace

Woman with dark waved hair wearing gold Mama nameplate necklace layered with a shorter chain.
  • Sterling silver base with 24k gold vermeil
  • Also available in 14k yellow, rose, or whte gold
  • Hangs on a 14″, 16″, or 18″ gold filled chain

A delicate necklace with the name that says it all. This Goop VIP gift is Tiny Tag’s most popular necklace! (Translation: it’s trendy without being over-the-top).


  • Proud 100% mom owned company

  • Ready to ship in 1-2 business days


  • May need to wait to wear this when you’re not actively holding your little one

Push Presents Ideas ($150 – $400)

Diamond Initial Ring

Yellow gold ring with "R" encrusted with pave diamonds
  • 18k Yellow, Rose, or White Gold
  • 0.04 CT Natural Diamonds

The initial ring with dainty diamond-encrusted initial is a beautiful and meaningful piece of jewelry that is perfect for honoring your little one and is a thoughtful and sentimental gift for a new mother. It can be worn on its own as a statement piece, or stacked with other initial rings to celebrate all of your family.


  • Genuine pave diamonds

  • Can be stacked with other rings


  • 4-6 Week lead time upon ordering

Bamboo Pajama Set by Cozy Earth

2 women stand together in front of a white background. The woman on the left is taller, a beautiful woman of Asian descent with shoulder-length hair, wearing a long-sleeved button up bamboo pajama set. The pajamas are white with a soft blue floral pattern. The woman on the left is slightly shorter, an African American woman with light skin and reddish-brown hair, wearing the same pajama print, but she is in a short-sleeved pajama set.
  • Flattering stretch-knit from bamboo-based viscose
  • Generously sized for relaxed luxury
  • 95% viscose from bamboo, 5% spandex

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The ultimate in pajama luxury, there is no more comfortable pajama set out there than this incredible bamboo pajama set by Cozy Earth. And who doesn’t want to give their partner a push present that was also one of Oprah’s Favorite Things!? We SWEAR by Cozy Earth sheets, pajamas, and towels in my house. Seriously, you can’t go wrong.


  • Innovative fabric regulates body temperature

  • Great for postpartum hot flashes

  • Features side pockets


  • Pricey (but you can get 40% off with code UNDEFINING40 for a limited time)

Lily Jade Anna Diaper Backpack

beautiful brown leather backpack with gold trim
  • Premium full-grain leather
  • Natural lining
  • Gold hardwear, zippers, and feet

I ADORE this diaper bag backpack so much! This backpack is split into two halves, with one side to handle all your baby gear, and the other side to carry work materials and everyday items. This well-made, beautiful bag will function years past a new mom’s maternity leave.


  • Can be worn on your back or cross body

  • Two side pockets carry water bottle or baby’s bottle


  • Old World techniques leave natural variation in leather color

Personalized Skinny Bar Necklace

  • Sterling silver necklace can be found in 14k yellow, rose, or white gold as well
  • 2mm birthstone in 1.5″ x 3/16″ skinny bar
  • Hangs on an adjustable cable chain

This bar necklace gives both a classic and modern vibe. Its simplicity makes it look great whether your partner is wearing a t-shirt and getting some me-time with mom friends, or (finally!) dressing up for date night. It’s classy and trend-setting all at the same time.


  • Text can be aligned center or to the right

  • Proudly mom-owned business


  • Personalization means that this necklace won’t ship until 8-12 business days after order

Spa Day New Mom Gift Box

New Mom Gift Box Includes:

  • Nurtured 9 Cozy Ribbed Knit Postpartum Robe
  • Sitsch Spa Headband
  • Kitsch Ice Roller
  • SnowFox Sheet Mask
  • French Girl Organics Rose Lip Polish
  • Kari Gran Lip Whip
  • Ella + Mila Non-Toxic Nail Polish

Full of small indulgences like a cozy knit robe (perfect for comfort and breastfeeding), a fuzzy, cozy headband, and skin and nail care products full of safe ingredients to pamper a new mom, this box will help mama finally start feeling like herself again.


  • Perfect combination of non-toxic, all natural products

  • Robe size S/M fits 0-10, L/XL fits 12-18


  • Don’t forget to also include a coupon for some “me time” so that mom can actually USE this kit!

Best Keepsake Box – MadTree Woodcrafts

woman in cream colored sweater holding beautiful wooden keepsake box
  • Handmade from walnut, cherry, and antique brass hinges
  • 10″ x 6″ x 6.25″
  • 3 Coats clear finish to let natural wood come through
  • Can be engraved in font of your choice

Have this stunning box from MadTree Woodcrafts customized with your child’s name and birth date. Fill it with newspaper clippings from the day of your baby’s birth, plus other sentimental items like baby’s footprints, your family’s hospital bracelets, or first hospital hat or blanket. You’ll instantly have any new mom in tears (in a good way). 


  • Small business that actually works one-on-one with customers

  • You can get an optional 1.5″ deep removable cherry tray


  • Somewhat long lead time required, so procrastination isn’t recommended

Square Personalized Locket Necklace

2 square lockets from Tiny Tags on a paperclip chain necklace. One is closed with an R engraved on the front, while the other is open and shows pictures of children
  • Available in gold vermeil and sterling silver
  • Locket engraved using diamond drag technology
  • Opens with space for two 12.3mm x 15.2mm pictures

Give your loved one an elegant way to carry a piece of their heart around their neck. You can engrave one initial on the front and up to 3 names on the back. Honestly, this is one of our favorites on the list. You’ll need to make sure that you take some of baby’s newborn photos to Walgreens to be printed for her, too.


  • Mom-owned business

  • Paperclip chain has adjustable length


  • Chain longer than 18″ costs extra

  • Extra time: don’t just give her the locket. Make sure to have photos printed and put them inside

Best Diaper Tote Bag – The New Caroline

  • 100% Full grain leather or vegan leather
  • Ergonomic padded leather backstraps can be stowed away for use as a tote bag

If your partner will be going back to work, a tote-style diaper bag that goes from kid-time to work-time is perfect! The glowing finish is highlighted by a gorgeous tassel that includes natural, jade-toned beads.


  • Padded top handles

  • Side pockets can hold a large water bottle or a baby bottle

  • Full one-year structural warranty included


  • Grab handles aren’t designed to fit over your shoulder, however, there’s an adjustable, detachable extra long strap for messenger carry

Best Wireless Ear Buds – AirPods Pro

We love the idea of a good set of wireless headphones, and while the market for them is relatively large, our editor Sarah recommends Apple AirPods. Mama can take calls hands-free, or listen to audiobooks or podcasts while baby sleeps.

Honestly, the hands-free aspect of wireless headphones is a lifesaver, and they’re comfy enough to not get annoying if worn for long periods of time.


  • Up to 6 hours of listening time

  • Charging case allows up to 30 hours total listening time

  • Syncs very easily to other Apple devices


  • Swapping silicone ear pieces can be difficult

Luxury Push Present Ideas

Slim Pavé Diamond Huggies

Image of woman wearing 3 diamond pave huggie earrings. They have 0.38ctw of diamonds and are set in yellow gold.
  • Comes in Small (Measuring 0.40″ Tall) and Large (Measuring 0.45″ Tall)
  • 0.38 ctw F-G/SI1 Diamonds
  • Set in 14k Yellow, Rose, or White Gold
  • Comes in a Pair

If your partner loves more classic yet sparkly jewelry, these are perfect for her! Handmade diamond huggies add the perfect amount of bling to her every day.


  • Pop of bling with a modern edge

  • Looks great in first piercing or layered

  • Small enough that baby shouldn’t be able to grab them while nursing


  • Requires 4-6 weeks lead time

14k Gold Perfectly Imperfect Heart Chain Bracelet

  • 14k yellow, rose, or white gold
  • Charm is 3/8″ in diameter
  • Bracelet is 6.5″ – 7.5″

This sweet necklace engraved with a simple heart is perfectly imperfect, just like the journey of motherhood. The solid gold aspect of this push present means that it will last for a very long time and could even be an heirloom piece that she passes down to your children.


  • Solid 14k gold

  • Proudly mom-owned business


  • This made-to-order piece may take 8-12 business days for shipping

Luxury Bamboo Sheet Set – Cozy Earth

  • 100% premium bamboo viscose
  • Each set includes 1 top sheet, 1 fitted sheet, and 2 pillowcases
  • Fits well on both regular and deep pocket mattresses up to 20″

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You know you’ll be sleep deprived in the early months of baby’s life, and crawling into an incredibly comfortable bed with AMAZINGLY comfortable sheets can make life just a little better.

I have these sheets from Cozy Earth on every bed in my home. Every time someone sleeps over, they ask about our sheets because they want to buy them! They are an investment, for sure, but my god, they are amazing.


  • Temperature regulating 100% premium viscose from bamboo fabric

  • Oversized fit and gentle drape

  • They get even softer with every wash


  • Pricey – but worth it! Use code undefining40 for a limited time 35% off!

Diamond Baguette Child Figure Necklace

Woman wearing a tank top and a diamond baguette child figure necklace in white gold
  • Choose Boy or Girl Figure
  • 0.30 ctw Natural, GH VS-SI1 Diamonds
  • 18k Yellow, Rose, or White Gold

Honor your wife with this diamond & 18 karat gold necklace designed with a baguette diamond girl or boy figure. The 18k gold setting ensures that it will last for many years to come.


  • You get to choose yellow, rose, or white gold plus whether you want a boy or girl figure

  • Further customizable


  • 4-6 Week lead time

For Moms Who Love Working Out – Peloton Bike

  • Rotating screen with 360° of movement
  • 2.2-channel rear and front facing speaker system
  • Resistance knob for manual control or auto-resistance option

Let’s be clear: this present is only for moms who already have expressed interest in it. We are NOT sending messages about “getting your body back,” but if your partner has always wanted a Peloton and you haven’t sprung for it yet, now’s your chance.


  • Includes access to the Peloton App

  • Easy set-up

  • Quick shipping and longer return policy when you order from Amazon


  • Make sure you have room for it – 4′ x 2′ footprint

Best for Moms who Need Focus – Apple Airpods Max

  • High fidelity audio
  • Active Noise Cancellation blocks outside noise
  • Transparency mode makes it easier to listen to sound in your home while still listening to your music
  • Over-ear fit
  • Up to 20 hours of listening

Not everyone enjoys in-ear headphones. That’s why the AirPods Max are so great! These top-quality headphones will let mom listen to an audiobook or a podcast even when nap-trapped with baby.


  • Great sound for the money

  • Comfortable ear pad material

  • Excellent battery life


  • Less comfortable for glasses-wearers

  • Won’t turn off unless you put them in your case

Push Gift FAQS

What is an appropriate push present?

It depends on your budget, but push presents generally include jewelry, possibly with the new baby’s birthstone. Other common push presents are keepsake gifts or relaxing pajamas.

How much should I spent on a push present?

Be sure to stay within budget and your partner’s expectations. For some families, a simple birthstone ring can cost as little as $50. Jewelers often report partners spending between $1k-2k on push present jewelry, but what matters most is that your gift is thoughtful. It doesn’t have to be expensive to be thoughtful.

Do I buy my wife a present for giving birth?

This is a personal decision for your family, but if it’s in budget, many new moms appreciate and value a gift after giving birth.

When did push gifts become popular?

While birth stones have been around for a quite a while, the idea of a “push present” didn’t become common until the 1990s, and the concept was normalized even further in the 2000s.

How much do you spend on a push present?

There are tons of good options for all budgets, and if you choose a good push gift, it really is the thoughtfulness of it that counts.
A sentimental gift that mom can keep forever makes for a great push present.

Do husbands get push presents?

Only buying a push gift for a wife or birthing partner is becoming an outdated idea. After all, the dads and partners in our lives should get a little recognition, too. It’s becoming significantly more common for dads, or non-birthing partners, to receive push presents, as well. And I personally love this.They’re going through a huge transition, as well, so having something nice to acknowledge this can be great.

Why are push presents a thing?

Having a baby takes an intense toll on a person’s body, and many families like to celebrate the experience with a gift to show gratitude for the person who carried and birthed a baby. 

Do you give a push present before or after birth?

While it’s most common to give a push present after birth, you can give a push present before if you like! Life will get hectic in the weeks after the birth, so don’t be afraid to steal a few moments before active labor to give your partner something she’ll love and treasure for years to come.

What do you buy for a push present?

Gifting is a personal choice, so you can choose whatever you think will be most meaningful to the recipient. Common push present gifts include jewelry, keepsake items, spa experiences, and comfort items like deliciously soft sheets and pajamas.

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