Our list of push gifts that new moms and moms-to-be will love

Push presents are a great way to show a new mom some love for carrying a baby for nine months. Think of it as a gesture of appreciation for a new mom’s hard work and celebration of her new role. To give your partner some ideas, we’ve created a curated list of great push presents for new moms and moms-to-be. (Just pass this link along for a not-so-subtle hint!)

A spa gift certificate

In those days when a new mom can barely find time to shower, an opportunity to escape to the spa is a true treat. Whether she indulges in a massage or a mani-pedi, she’ll enjoy time to herself and feel relaxed and refreshed. Take note of her regular spa spot (or a super swanky place she’s always wanted to try) and scoop up a gift card before the big day.

A luxurious blanket or robe

Marathon nursing sessions and middle-of-the-night wakings feel a little easier for the new mom in your life when she’s wrapped in coziness. Surprise her with a beautiful blanket or comfy robe—and then take the baby off her hands so she can grab a well-deserved nap! Here are a few of our favorite picks:

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic robe (Nordstrom exclusive) $99

Pottery Barn Cozy Pom Pom Throw $49

Target Aina Oversized Faux Fur Throw $29.99 (sale price $26.99)

Her favorite food or drink

Present your significant other with that special “off-limits” item she’s been craving during her entire pregnancy. Maybe it’s her favorite high-end wine or an incredible sushi dinner date. You know there is *something* she gave up during pregnancy that she would love to indulge in again. Not to mention that breastfeeding makes you super hangry. Feed her! 

A gorgeous piece of jewelry

Give her a stunning keepsake she’ll wear every day. Choose a ring that features the baby’s name or birthstone, or select a necklace that displays the baby’s first initial. You can find lots of options at different price points, either online (check Etsy!) or at your local jeweler. Some great options are:

Etsy Initial and Birthstone Necklace $30.60+

Maya Brenner Asymmetrical Initial Necklace $120 (sterling silver) or $240 (14K gold)

Lisa Leonard Sterling Silver Stacking Ring $59.99

A memory-capturing photography session

Capture those meaningful mother-baby moments, either in the early newborn days or at a memorable milestone, with a low-pressure photo session. Hire a professional photographer (maybe the one who took your wedding or maternity photos), or enlist a talented friend to take some flattering snapshots of the new mom and baby. If she’s comfortable with it, a picture of her breastfeeding can make for an incredibly special memento.

A beautiful bag

Yes, this push present for a new mom may double as a pumping or diaper bag. But a drool-worthy bag that combines style and function will elevate her everyday. High-quality materials, pretty details, plenty of pockets—sounds like the perfect mom accessory! We recommend:

Fawn “The Original” Diaper Bag $169

Pottery Barn Kids Presidio Vegan Leather Diaper Bag $129 (sale price $58.99)

MZ Wallace Medium Metro Tote $225

A helpful cleaning service

Take the cleaning to-do off everyone’s plate by booking a cleaning service. A crew who will complete the job quickly is best for a new mom who might not want to be away from home for too long. If you need a good recommendation, check with her in-the-know girlfriend. (Word of caution: Gift this one only if you know she’ll be truly touched and doesn’t have her heart set on that push present jewelry!)

Something just for her that she wouldn’t buy herself

Think about her hobbies and favorite activities. Is there an item or experience she’s been wanting? From that fun subscription box or cool camera on her wish list to an interactive cooking class or relaxing yoga workshop she’s been dying to sign up for, treat her to something just for her—something that speaks to her individual interests apart from being a mom. This push gift shows you’re clued into what she really wants and gives her a chance to (re)connect with what she loves. A couple of good places to start include:

FabFitFun subscription box $49.99 per season or $179.99 annually

Fujifilm Instax mini camera $49.99 (sale price)

Becoming a mom for the first time (or the fifth time) is a special milestone. Treat your significant other with a sweet gift of appreciation for all she does—especially during a time when a lot of focus goes to the new baby. She deserves to be recognized and celebrated too! Our team at Ashland Breast Pumps is here to support and help her throughout her pregnancy and motherhood.