Push Present Ideas The New Mum In Your Life Will Adore

Date Posted:13 May 2024 

The safe arrival of a new bundle of joy is a momentous, life-changing occasion – hence the popularity of push presents. Crudely named but well intended, these gifts are given to new parents to celebrate the giant leap into parenthood they just made and the new journey they're embarking on.

In this ultimate guide to push presents, we'll help you find the perfect gift for the mama-to-be in your life, whether she's your bestie, wife, friend, or coworker. We'll also address all the most pressing questions people have about push presents.

Our top 8 push present gift ideas

As gifting experts with over a decade of experience in pregnancy and baby gifts, we know what Aussie Mums and Mamas-to-be really want as a gift. So, without further ado, here are our top push present ideas for 2024:

#2. Pink Champagne Candle With Hidden Jewellery

Pink Champagne Candle With Hidden Jewellery

Mums who love candles and beautiful Swarovski crystals will adore this stunning soy candle. It offers 35 hours of burn time with a double cotton wick that ensures the scents of sparkling strawberries, gardenia, and musk reach every square metre of the home. It's the perfect gift for Mums who find beautiful scents to be relaxing during a difficult period (such as the first few weeks of postpartum life).

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#3. Clay Face Mask Kit

Clay Face Mask Kit

Pregnancy can wreak havoc on the skin, so skincare products are the perfect postpartum gift for many new mothers. This kit is the best push present for a Mum who finds a relaxing soak in the bath with a cup of tea and a facemask to be the antidote to a stressful day. It features kaolin and charcoal clay powder, a ceramic mixing bowl, and a brush applicator. It's cruelty-free, vegan, and paraben-free.

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#4. Sleep Well Set

Sleep Well Set

It's no secret that sleep is hard to come by during the first few months of the postpartum period. For many new mothers, the second the baby finally falls asleep is the second the worrying starts – often leading to little rest. This sleep well set includes a sleep well oil, lavender pillow spray, and a silky smooth eye mask to help Mama relax and get some rest. It's the best gift for Mums who love aromatherapy.

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#5. Celebrating You: And The Beautiful Person You Are Book

Celebrating You And The Beautiful Person You Are

The transition from womanhood to motherhood and the new life of a family unit is a challenging thing for many women to cope with. This gorgeous book is a heartwarming reminder of how amazing the Mum-to-be in your life truly is and how capable she can be. It's a gift she'll pick up on her bad days and flick through. It's one she's sure to treasure forever.

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#6. A Touch Of Luxury With Chandon Hamper

A Touch Of Luxury Hamper

This gorgeous hamper is a truly celebratory gift that any new parent will appreciate. It features a range of sweet delights from Morgan's, The Woods Farm, and Maggie Beer, plus a delicious bottle of Chandon Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV – a true treat after a pregnancy with no drinks and no fun. This is one of the best push presents because it spoils and pampers her in all the best ways.

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#7. Self-Care For New Mums Book

Self-Care For New Mums

This paperback book by wise-beyond-her-years writer Ruby Matley is a must-have for new Mums. It's full of helpful tips, checklists, inspiring stories, and insights from experts. It covers everything from mental well-being to nutrition to physical health in the postpartum period. It can help the Mum in your life sleep better, feel lighter, get stronger, and shine brighter.

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#8. Personalised Solid Bar Pendant Necklace

Solid Bar Pendant Necklace

If you already know the baby's name or birth date, this timeless piece is the perfect personalised push present. Available with a yellow gold, rose gold, or silver finish, this pendant necklace can be engraved on up to four sides with a date, name, or word that's significant to the giftee. This is the best keepsake push present for a sentimental Mama who loves simple but symbolic jewellery.

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FAQs about push present ideas

Now that we've shared our top push gift ideas, we want to answer a dozen or so of the most common questions about push gifts. Push gifts are a growing trend, and there's lots of debate about them online. Here are our thoughts as gifting experts:

What is an appropriate push present?

Anything that treats and spoils the new Mum is an appropriate push present, so sentimental keepsakes, hampers, gift cards, massage vouchers, self-care items, jewellery, and gourmet food are all great gifts.

How much should a push present be?

Push presents range from $25 to $300. The closer you are to the growing or new family, the more it's typical to spend on a push present. For example:

  • Husbands and wives typically spend $100+
  • Parents typically spend $100+
  • Siblings typically spend $50-$100
  • Best friends typically spend $50-$75
  • Coworkers, acquaintances, and distant relatives typically spend $25 - $50

If you want to reduce the cost of a push present, you can organise a group gift with your friends and coworkers. Group gifts are great because you can pool your funds together and buy a nicer, more expensive item.

Who is supposed to give a push present?

Push presents are typically given by people who are close friends or family members. So, husbands, wives, parents, grandparents, siblings, and close friends typically buy push presents.

If you're a mother-in-law, father-in-law, or sibling-in-law to the Mama-to-be, you should consider getting a push present even if you don't know her well. It's a wonderful way to bond with her and show her that you're there for her.

It's sweet for coworkers, acquaintances, and distant relatives to buy a push present, but it's not expected.

Do husbands get push presents?

Sometimes! It's more normal for the Mum to receive gifts if she's the one giving birth, but we are seeing a rise in Dads receiving gifts. It does make sense for new Dads to get gifts, too, as the lives of all new parents change dramatically.

Why is it called a push present?

It's called a "push gift" or "push present" as it's a gift given to celebrate a Mum who is giving birth to a new baby. The name is fairly crude (and because of that, it's a bit controversial) but descriptive. Push presents are given to Mums no matter how they give birth.

Push presents are different from baby gifts because they focus on the Mum, not the baby. Baby clothes, items, and toys are NOT typical push gifts.

How much should you spend on a push present?

You should spend an amount that makes sense for your budget, your relationship with the Mum-to-be, and your goal with the gift. Husbands, wives, parents, siblings, and close friends typically spend $50+ on a push present. Looser connections typically spend less than $50.

What are some unbeatable luxury push present ideas?

There are many amazing gifts you can get a new Mum that will truly spoil and pamper her, including:

  • A spa package
  • A pamper hamper
  • A massage
  • An expensive piece of jewellery (like a birthstone ring)
  • A classic Polaroid camera so she can commemorate her big day
  • A piece of art with the baby's heartbeat on it

When do you give a push present?

Push presents are typically given to the new Mum within a few days of her giving birth. That could mean you give it to her in the hospital or when she gets home.

If your gift is something bulky, we don't recommend bringing it to the hospital as it might be tricky for the new parents to take it home smoothly.

What are some good push present ideas – jewellery edition?

  • Zodiac Necklace
  • Personalised Custom Name Bar Bracelet
  • Personalised Initial Curve Charm Necklace
  • Personalised Lifetime Event Cufflinks

What are some good push present ideas for a second baby?

  • Celebrating You: And The Beautiful Person You Are Book
  • Chandon Celebration Hamper
  • Estella Bartlett Gold Plated Kiss Studs
  • Daybreak Luxury Soy Wax Candle
  • Maggie Beer Dark Chocolate Belgian Wafers
  • Gold Infinitely Yours Bracelet
  • Serenity & Relaxation Red With Wine Hamper
  • Sheet Mask Kit

What are your most creative push present ideas?

  • Aurelia Vibrant Bracelet
  • Cloud Weather Station
  • How It Works: The Mum Ladybird Book
  • Release Your Anger: Insults & Swear Words Adult Colouring
  • Australian Shiraz Wine Pack
  • Luxury Tea & Relaxation Hamper
  • Willow Tree of Life Necklace

What are some perfect push present gift ideas?

  • Birthstone jewellery
  • Silk robes
  • Coffee and tea mugs
  • Photo frames
  • Tote bags and handbags
  • Hampers
  • Luxury homewares
  • Candles
  • Self-care gifts

Push present ideas Australia

Push presents celebrate a new parent as they navigate the birth of a bundle of joy and the very start of the postpartum period. So, it's very thoughtful for friends and family members to give them.

In this guide, we shared 8 of our top push present ideas. We also addressed the most common questions about push gifts.

If you're still having trouble finding your ideal gift, browse our range. We've got an enormous selection of incredible gifts. We also offer free gift wrapping and a premium card with each gift, plus free shipping on orders over $99.

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