The best push present gifts that you’ll love

best push presents

by Samantha Ball |
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Normally after the birth of a baby, the mum is bought flowers or balloons as a way of congratulating, but more people these days are congratulating the new mum by buying a push present instead.

Typically gifted by the mums partner, a push present is a modern way of saying congratulations to the new mum on the birth of her new bundle of joy. The gift for mum is often a keepsake, and can be anything from jewellery, to a pamper set or even a more practical gift.

Best push present gifts at a glance:

Best overall push present gifts: Baby Journal: First Year Baby Memory Book - buy here on Not On The High Street.
Best jewellery push present gifts: Birthstone Signature Name Necklace - buy here on Abbott Lyon.
Best hand and footprint cast push present gifts: Baby Casting Kit - buy here on Amazon.
Best gift set push present gifts: Oh Mumma The Ultimate New Mum Gift Box - buy here on John Lewis.

A push present doesn't need to break the bank, the whole point of the present is supposed to be a thoughtful way of expressing gratitude and celebrating the last nine months and the birth of the baby.

Best overall push present gifts

With 128 pages to fill, the Baby Journal: First Year Baby Memory Book is beautifully designed, with a cloth covering inscribed with "I love you to the moon and back" You can fill weekly entries with memories and there's plenty of space for photos. You can create a full story of your first year.

Pros

  • Treasure the first year memories
  • Room for photos and hand and footprints

Cons

  • No onsite reviews
  • 128 x pages
  • Ribbon marker
  • Woven cloth covering
  • First 52 weeks (one page for each week)
  • Photo pages every four weeks
  • Your birth entry
  • Your firsts entry

Best hand and footprint casting push present gifts

Best push present gifts Baby Casting Kit
Price: $14.95

Every new parent loves a keepsake, so the Baby Casting Kit is definitely a lovely and thoughtful idea! With everything included to make a cast of the baby's hands and/or feet, the set has easy to follow instructions to create the castings. There are also multiple casting colour choices, so you can opt for a standard silver, or go for gold, blue or other choices!

One review said: "I did find it very difficult to do on my own at first. I got this when my son was 3 weeks, we tried and he didn’t like it so we put it away to try again in a month. We tried today and it really worked well! Make sure you have 2 people. We messed up a few times, but you get a lot of product so it really didn’t matter at all! Get one person to hold the baby and one to hold the cup! Results are lovely and a great keepsake."

Pros

  • Lasting keepsake
  • Everything included

Cons

  • You need two people to help create this
  • Instructions
  • 500g alginate impression powder
  • 800g herculite stone casting plaster
  • 20ml metallic paint
  • 1 x paintbrush

Best jewellery push present gifts

A beautiful gift, especially for a first time mum, the Birthstone Signature Name Necklace is personalised to baby's name and their birthstone to create this gorgeous necklace. You can choose your chain design, along with adding the name and birthstone personalisation, and even adjust the chain length.

One customer wrote: "I’ve bought a few things and they have all been lovely and I can wear in the shower etc and they look brilliant still. Love this necklace. It’s so sweet and elegant with my baby daughters name on it. Thank you!"

Pros

  • Completely personalised
  • Beautiful jewelery and keepsake

Cons

  • Custom made to order so can take up to three weeks for delivery
  • No tarnishing
  • 2 years warranty

Best new mum push present gifts

While mum might not have all the time in the world to spend pampering herself, the Oh Mumma The Ultimate New Mum Gift Box contains items to help mum feel a little bit like herself again. With dry shampoo so the mum bun can continue, caffeine eye serum to help brighten tired eyes and so much more, it's a really thoughtful push present gift.

Pros

  • Self care set
  • Great value

Cons

  • No onsite reviews
  • 1 x 12ml Culture Biomecare Resilience Facial Oil
  • 1 x 30ml Balmonds Skin Salvation Balm
  • 1 x 92ml Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
  • 1 x 3g Benefit Cosmetics Bad Gal Band Mascara 
  • 1 x 15ml Q+A Caffeine Eye Serum
  • 1 x Strong Like a Mumma Enamel Pin

Best soundwave push present gifts

While their new baby has just been born, this Baby Heartbeat Sound Wave is a beautiful way to display any videos or audio of the heartbeat when baby was in their mum's tummy. You can personalise the soundwave colour and select different print sizes.

One customer wrote: "Thank you looks amazing, excellent customer service would definitely recommend and if I have any more children will most definitely order again Thank you" Another said: "This is the second heartbeat picture I have ordered and received and can’t even explain how special they are to us in our home.. they are just beautiful! Thankyou so so much!"

Pros

  • Completely personalised
  • Beautiful keepsake

Cons

  • Need to ensure you check your Etsy messages to approve order before dispatch
  • Choice of print size
  • Add colour wave choice and wording

Best humorous push present gifts

If mum enjoys a glass of wine, then this Funny Nine Months Baby Wine Label would be perfect for adding to her favourite bottle of wine. It's an easy peel and stick, all you need to do is remove the label off their favourite wine bottle and stick it on when dry.

One review said: "The funny wine label caused a lot of amusement, the mother to be is looking forward to cracking the bottle open ASAP!" Another review said "Funny. Great quality. Dispatched and received quickly!"

Pros

  • A funny, inexpensive gift
  • Suitable for straight-bodied wine bottles

Cons

  • Wine not included
  • Chill resistant
  • Peel and stick label

Best forever rose push present gifts

Rather than opting for a standard bouquet of flowers, why not opt for this beautiful Rose Teddy Bear on Every Rose Bear? Available in ten different colours, this forever rose is made of artificial flowers in the shape of a bear. It's a lovely and thoughtful gift that will be cherished.

One review said: "Bought this for my newborn grandson, other reviews were negative but I found it excellent value and very nice packaging. Excellent purchase super fast delivery" Another customer wrote: "Made really well, great addition to my room from my partner. Really happy with the product!"

Pros

  • Ready to gift packaging
  • Ten different colours to choose from

Cons

  • Some mentioned the clear packaging is fragile
  • 10 x colour choices
  • 10 inches

Best handprint jewellery push present gifts

This beautiful Handprint or Footprint Large Heart Necklace will bring tears to anyone’s eyes and is a worthwhile wait. Take the hand and footprints of your newborn on the day they are born and send them off to be transformed into this sentimental necklace that will last a lifetime.

Our Product and Lifestyle writer, Samantha, said: "I bought a star hand and footprint necklace with crescent moon name on after I had my son six years ago. The engraving is still clear and with a good clean every so often it still looks brand new. I then bought this heart one after having my daughter and again, the service and quality of the product is just beautiful. Definitely a beautiful necklace and keepsake all in one."

Pros

  • True to print
  • No fade guarantee

Cons

  • Need to scan the prints to digitally upload them
  • Free no mess printing kit
  • Personalised chain length
  • Option to add reverse engraving

Best figurine push present gifts

Willow Tree New Life Figurine
Price: $54.50
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Those first few hours as new parents are hard to explain with all the emotions and love you’re feeling, but this hand-crafted Will Tree New Life Figurine quietly expresses all those feelings of joy at being a new family. It makes a beautiful keepsake and wonderful push present.

One review said: "Bought it for my son and daughter in law, delighted with it, much bigger than I expected, well worth the money" Another reviewer wrote: "This is a proper willow tree ornament and was perfect and the best price I found."

Pros

  • Beautifully hand crafted
  • Keepsake

Cons

  • Very fragile
  • 5 inch hand-painted resin figure

Best multi-photo frame push present gifts

Surprise your other half with this gorgeous VonHaus Multi-Photo Picture Frame and keep your baby scan photos safe, too. Those first few hours after giving birth are always a little chaotic, but if you capture the first photo of mum and baby together she will cherish that photo forever!

One review said: "A gift for my son’s new baby. This is a lovely to start of a photo collection. They are gonna like it. Nicely packaged." Another review said: "Good quality and good value for money definitely would recommend it."

Pros

  • Keeps the baby scans safe
  • Double hinged

Cons

  • Might prefer a frame for the wall

Best charm push present gifts

For the mums who have a Pandora charm bracelet already, this gorgeous Baby Bottle and Shoes Dangle Charm will be a sentimental push gift that mum can look back on in years to come and remember all the love from the birth-day of their little bundle of joy.

One review said: "Bought these for my daughters who are having babies and they absolutely loved them." Another review said: "Bought the charm as a gift, it was beautiful. It was well packaged and delivered on time. Would definitely recommend the online service."

Pros

  • Beautiful charm
  • Perfect push present gift

Cons

  • Might not have a Pandora bracelet
  • 1 x bottle
  • 1 x booties
  • 1 x heart embossed with footprints

Best birthday letters push present gifts

Over the years the day mum gave birth can become a little fuzzy, because after all, it was an exhausting time. Present this gorgeous Birthday Letters To My Baby book so she can write about her birth experience and the love for your new bundle, and each year fill it on their birthday with new memories you can cherish forever.

One customer wrote: "I had wanted to purchase this book for sometime and I am thrilled I finally did. It's beautiful and very good quality, I am so pleased with my purchase."

Pros

  • Keep an annual diary of memories
  • Beautiful book

Cons

  • Some thought it might be bigger than an A5 size
  • Change the cover colour

When do you give a push present?

Unlike a baby shower present, a push present is exclusively for the mother who has just given birth. So much of pregnancy is geared up for the arrival of your new bundle of joy. This present is to commemorate all of the hard work that the mother has endured over the last nine months and the birth, so it can be given any time after the baby is born.

Who can give a push present?

Generally, it's the new mums partner who gives the push present but it's perfectly fine to give a push present as a friend or other family member. People give the parents so many newborn gifts, so a little gift for mum too or just a gift for her in general is a lovely surprise and a thoughtful gesture.

Samantha Ball is a Product & Lifestyle Writer for Mother&Baby and freelanced for the website for two years before joining the team full time. She's a mum of two and loves browsing for the best products and cute outfits.

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