The push present has exploded in popularity over the last few years.
For those who don’t know, it’s a gift given to a new mum by their other half to congratulate/thank them/make them feel better for bringing new life into the world.
I confess that I was initially very sceptical about the concept of a push present. I mean, surely the baby is gift enough?
However having gone through two exhausting deliveries and then the tricky early weeks with a newborn, I can totally see why mums need a bit of extra celebrating.
I thought I would put together a little gift guide featuring the perfect push presents, and the good news is there’s something here to suit every budget. It is absolutely the thought that counts!
They are forever, don’t you know, just like your baby! This is a beautiful and extravagant way to congratulate a new mummy, and it’s something they will treasure.
There is a gorgeous selection of diamond earrings at F. Hinds.
While new mamas generally have a changing bag crammed full of wipes, nappies and spare clothes to tote around, we may well get out without the baby at some point in the future.
It’s nice to have a new grown-up only handbag to fill with grown-up only things!
This beautiful new bag I treated myself to recently is from Kurt Geiger and it’s one of my absolute fave things in my wardrobe!
It’s often the little gestures that count. Giving a bunch of flowers can really cheer new mamas up, and it brightens up the house too!
If there’s the option to add a box of chocolates with the delivery, always click ‘yes’.
4. Personalised memento
This is one of my absolute favourite new mama gifts. Plus it could be anything, there’s so much on the market now that is personalised, from jumpers to jewellery and chopping boards to make-up bags.
When it comes to spoiling a new mummy, I think getting a gift with the child’s birth date, or name, or both, on is really nice. There are some gorgeous necklaces and bracelets from Merci Maman.
You can also get your baby’s hand and footprints made into a piece of jewellery, which I think is a really lovely way to mark the birth of a baby!
5. A shopping spree
As mummies have been limited to maternity clothes only for the previous few months, then a few new items of clothing will definitely be appreciated!
Of course you need to be careful when purchasing nice new things with a newborn around, anything white is probably not a good idea and dry clean only should be avoided at all costs too!
Sky high heels probably won’t be appreciated, but a pair of super glam new trainers would. Boden have some absolutely gorgeous sneakers with bumble bee or gold dots on.
Something like these would put a spring in a new mummy’s step!
7. Mum and baby matching outfits
Some people hate twinning, but I think it’s so cute! There are so many really cool options online as well, including this “Exhausted” and “Exhausting” combination. Funny, and true!
8. New mum pampering kit
Keeping moisturised is so important during pregnancy, but it’s also really important to look after the body after giving birth too. I love the new mummy gift sets from Mama Mio.
A lot of gift sets also come with products for baby too, which I think is a nice touch.
9. A camera
There’s no better time to invest in a new camera to capture all of the special moments with your new baby!
Sleep will be tricky in the early weeks with a baby, so when you do get to bed you want it to be extremely comfortable so you can make the most of your rest.
Bedsheets can also brighten up your bedroom, giving it an instant makeover!
11. Coffee mug
Caffeine is an essential part of coping with motherhood. It’s nice to have a brand new mug to cheer you up in the early hours of the morning.
There’s also loads of personalised options on the market too. Try notonthehighstreet.com for ideas.
I hope you found some good inspiration here. I would definitely recommend sharing this list with your other half if you’re just about to or have recently given birth. You absolutely deserve something special!