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Push presents are a relatively new phenomenon. They’re the presents a father gives to a mother when a little one is on the way.
What kind of push presents should you give?
In this mega gift guide, we’ve thought of everything from the practical to the funny to the downright pointless and weird. Either way, we think there are all awesome contenders for push presents for moms.
1. Custom Fingerprint Heart Ring
What could be more symbolic than having the baby’s fingerprints moulded onto a piece of jewellery you can wear?
2. The New Kindle
Mom needs some time to herself when she’s raising the kids. The Kindle allows her to sit down for a few minutes of good reading wherever she happens to be. Trust us, she’ll appreciate every minute she can get.
3. Skip Hop Diaper Bag
Turn handling the faeces of another human being into something you can travel with in style. This diaper bag comes with everything from pockets to a place to a changing pad and a zip expansion.
4. Stork Craft Ottoman Set
Don’t just get a rocking chair to become a modern day Southern Belle. Do that and put your feet up with the rocking chair and Ottoman.
5. Non-Binding Socks
Any pregnant woman will tell you that swollen feet is a part of the deal. It’s unpleasant and it means that precious shoe collection is out the window. Get these non-binding socks. They’re designed to fit changing feet.
6. Soft Maternity Ballet Shoes
With an aloe-vera-infused insole, these soft maternity shoes will make plodding around the house trying to negotiate your huge bump that much easier.
7. Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak
Still on the subject of feet, this tea tree oil foot soak will clear all the ailments associated with pregnancy. Life has never been easier when you’re wiling away the hours in this. And get that lazy husband of yours to give you a foot massage!
8. Sweet Almond Oil
From head to toe, sweet almond oil is here to give you the ultimate massage. It rejuvenates the skin and helps to make your muscles get out of all those knots.
9. Silver Satin Travel Mask
You have to take the sleep when you can get it. This silver satin travel mask will help you grab some Z’s.
10. Selfie Stick
Taking pictures of your little darling is hard when you’re trying to juggle a camera with one hand and them in the other. Make it easy on yourself with the most anti-social device to arrive in the last ten years.
11. Oxo Good Grips Scrub Brush
This isn’t for your wife it’s for you. The next time she takes a soak, make sure there aren’t lots of footprints in the bottom of the bath.
12. Dead Sea Bath Salts
Forget the bubble bath from the store. Pick up these bath salts and you’re really cooking with gas now. These dead sea bath salts are scientifically proven to provide the ultimate in relaxation.
13. Lava Pumice Stone
Pumice stone removes dead skin from troublesome areas of your body. When you’re a full-time mom, this becomes as crucial as food and water.
14. Ironing Board Cover
Only if you no longer value your life…
15. 2012 Mercer Estates Merlot
Because after nine months of not drinking, the first thing we all want to do is start drinking again. But do it in style with a fine bottle of modern vintage.
16. Beer Chiller Set
And whilst we’re on the topic, this chiller set will keep your beer cool from the first sip to the last. Even if crying interrupts you, your beer isn’t going to suffer.
17. New Baby Necklace
This little charm doesn’t require you to break the bank, whilst making mom feel special. Wrap this around her neck and she’ll soon forget it wasn’t from Tiffany & Co.
18. Heart Stamped Bracelet
Wear your heart on your sleeve. Get mom, dad, and baby’s names engraved on the hearts dangling from this wonderful heart stamped bracelet.
19. Women’s Kimono Robe
Why would she want this you ask
Because after nine months of feeling ‘not so sexy’, it’s time to get that feeling back with this kimono robe.
20. Happy Mama Printed Pyjamas Set
But on some days you’re just too tired to feel sexy. That’s why these practical pyjamas will give you the perfect way to go to sleep with.
21. Maid Gift Card
A maid gift card. Forever. Why not dream about it?
22. Treasure Food from Swiss Colony
Eating right and a messed up diet from all those cravings has got to be tough. Get back to fine eating and fine living with this gift basket.
23. 32GB Music Player
Sometimes you need to shut the world out with your favourite tracks. Combine a new music player with an iTunes gift card to get her library started.
24. Dre Headphones
Now make it easier to forget that anyone else exists with Dr. Dre headphones. They’re the leading brand on the market and are sure to give you some ‘me’ time.
25. Sony HD Video Recorder
Capture those golden moments in crystal clear HD quality with a new Sony HD video recorder. It’s so much better than the camera on your iPhone!
26. Vintage Camera Photo Album
It might be too early for this, but there’s nothing wrong with getting started. Start sticking those photos in to embarrass your child with when they’re a teenager.
27. MCS Industries Wood Frame Set
It’s time to begin displaying those precious family photos around the house. There’s nothing like a wood frame set to do it. They all come in different sizes, so it’s never been easier.
28. Theo Klein Cleaning Trolley
Unless this is designed for you, we’d begin by hiding all the knives and sharp objects in the house…
29. Dyson Ball Multi Floor Vacuum Cleaner
Yes, it’s practical, but we were serious about this. No new mom wants to feel like normal business is resumed whilst you sit back on the sofa and watch the football.
30. Netflix Gift Card
These are perfect for those feeding sessions that just seem to go on and on and on.
31. Sophie Giraffe Teething Toys
Nothing is more frustrating or heart-breaking than a little one experiencing teething pain. This will help them get through the worst of it, whilst giving your ears a break.
32. Britax B-Agile Travel System
Don’t just get a stroller get a travel system. The travel system lets you slide the baby seat in the car out onto the stroller and snap your little guy or gal in, all without waking them up. You’ll never have to abort mission again.
33. Collapsible Pram
You really need at least two strollers for managing the needs of your child. This lightweight, collapsible pram is the ideal complement to the travel system mentioned before.
34. Swaddle Swing
35. Little Tikes Baby Swing
For something a tad more static, this baby swing will enable you to run around the house like a mad woman, whilst keeping young minds entertained.
36. Little Tikes First Slide
When the warmer weather comes around, introduce your toddler to the magic of outdoor play with their first slide.
37. Pressure Mounted Gate
Set boundaries at home with the gate that clips on to hallways and doorways. The gate automatically shuts and makes sure your child is safe from harm.
38. Ally & Joe Backseat Baby Mirror
Make sure that rear-facing baby seat doesn’t prevent you from making sure you didn’t leave the child on the car roof again. Now you’ll always be able to keep an eye on them.
39. Baby Bandana Drool Bibs
How much liquid can one tiny body produce?
40. Argan Oil Hair Mask
By this point, you’re likely tearing your hair out over what to buy. Take a break and pick up this argan oil hair mask. It helps repair damaged strands and takes away that ‘tired’ look.
41. Baby Sling Carrier
Front or back, make carrying your tot around in places where a pram isn’t practical simple. Just make sure it’s adjustable and it fits first.
42. Breastfeeding Pillow
Trust us from experience, you don’t want to be lugging a full-size nursing pillow around with you all the time. The breastfeeding pillow is the small, compact alternative.
43. Medela Harmony Breast Pump
Nothing will feel stranger than attaching suction cups to your chest, but if you want to nurse you usually have no other choice.
44. Simple Wishes Breast Pump Bra
Here’s a modern alternative to the breast pump. This bra is hands-free and lets you nurse in public without seeming incredibly weird.
45. Maddie Moo Breastfeeding Cover
You don’t want to bear your chest in public, no matter how natural it is. This breastfeeding cover lets you feed your little one whilst keeping your modesty intact.
46. Sarah Wells Convertible Breast Pump Bag
Front, shoulder, back, or keeping everything visible. Those are the conversion options you have with this stylish convertible breast pump bag.
47. Baby Bargains: Secrets to Saving
If you can get a spare moment, it’s time to think about money. Cut costs on bringing up your new addition with this savings guide. It’s America’s best-loved and has worked for thousands of families.
48. What to Expect the First Year
Whilst you’re getting your read on, pick this one up too. They say expect the unexpected. Eliminate the unexpected by reading through everything you can expect to confront in the first year of motherhood.
49. Lobster High Chair
Dining out has never been more tranquil than with this high chair. It snaps to any dining table and makes eating out with a young child much less chaotic.
50. Swaddleplus Safari Friends Swaddling Blanket
Ah the humble swaddling blanket. Saving the sanity of mothers for centuries. Why not get one as a push present as well?
51. Baby Handprint Kit
Once your baby stops crying, get them to stick their hands into this gooey substance. Let it dry and you have a beautiful memento you will treasure forever.
52. Reusable Baby Ink Pads
These ink pads go hand in hand with the handprint kit mentioned before. These will allow you to chart your baby’s progress as he/she grows and grows.
53. Baby Safety Locks
Safety first. Sometimes the best push present you can buy a new mom is the knowledge that the new addition to the family is going to be in safe hands.
54. Foot Spa
Take a load off your feet after nine months of carrying a second person around with you with this foot spa. Add in some relaxing salts and oils and watch the world go by.
55. DDOL Knitted Sweater Robe
The sweater robe is all the cosiness of a sweater wrapped in the full-body hug of a dressing gown. The knitted sweater robe will give you the comfort you require when you most need it.
56. Birthstone Ring
Make your next ring as meaningful as the ring you put on her finger at your wedding. The birthstone ring can be added to with each new addition to the family.
57. Artificial Rose
A rose that will never die? Your stock in the romance league just went up by a hundred percent!
58. Personalised Ornament Bauble
Baby’s first Christmas isn’t far away. Help to commemorate this momentous occasion with this personalised ornament bauble.
59. Digital Photo Frame
Technology continues to bring us the spectacular. This digital photo frame lets you load up your favourite photos and skip through them as and when you please.
60. NeuTab N7 Pro Tablet Computer
You can pick up a new tablet computer for little more than $200. This one is even cheaper. If you need to do something online, whip this out and get started right away. We love the tablet computer because it’s fine-tuned to the lifestyle of a busy mom.
61. Go the Fuck to Sleep
Because all moms need some humour sometimes. Read some of these lyrics and they might just prevent you from smashing your head off a brick wall.
62. Mustache Pacifier
Yes! Yes! Yes! Show off how creative you are when you meet the other parents. And take some pictures to embarrass your kids with when they’re older.
63. Game Over T-Shirt
You know it to be true, so now it’s time to admit it with a t-shirt. This can either go on dad or mom. It’s your choice.
64. Daddy-Proof Baby Suit
This could either be considered humorous or useful. It’s an instruction manual that will make both mom and dad laugh.
65. New Parent Survival Kit
It can all feel so overwhelming from time to time. This includes all the baby survival tools you need with a fun twist. Bound to put smiles on faces.
66. Poo Log
Track baby’s bowel movements…for health reasons. Or track your own bowel movements…if you’re just plain weird.
67. Ear Plugs
Is it daddy’s turn to manage the night change? Don’t let your sleep be under threat from a crying son or daughter with a brand new pair of ear plugs.
68. Magic 8 Ball
We all feel lost sometimes during pregnancy, and even more so after the little one is born. Answer the important questions in life going forward with this fortune teller of a push present.
69. Dollar Toilet Paper
You’ll be throwing a lot of this away over the next few years. Get used to it now with this novelty toilet paper.
70. The BS Button
We sense you’ll be using this push present a lot. Whether daddy has disappeared again, or the kid won’t stop crying, slam the button and feel better about life in general.
71. SPANX High Power Panties
Coming out of pregnancy leaves you with a tired body without the impressive figure you once had. These high power panties will help you get it back.
72. Mamarazzi: Every Mom’s Guide to Photographing Kids
The chances are you’ll be using this regularly. If you’re going to start taking photos, pick up some tips from the professionals.
73. Johnny Cash Coffee Print
Spruce up the kitchen with this wonderful quote from Johnny Cash. Follow the great man into paradise with your morning cup of Joe. You’ll be definitely needing it when the sleepless nights start to pile up.
74. Apple Watch
Get your tech on with this. It’s a phone and computer all in one. Plus, you can use it even when you’re meant to be taking care of baby. You need some time to check your emails sometime!
75. Polaroid Camera
Polaroids still exist and they’re still as retro as ever before. Take these photos and get them printed instantly. They still produce high-quality prints you can hold and keep forever.
76. Agloves Touchscreen Gloves
Touchscreen gloves are a wonderful addition to any mom when she’s out for a stroll during the winter months. You can keep on clicking your tablet without having to expose your digits to the cold.
77. Seirus Innovation Face and Neck Mask
To go with the theme of cold weather, this innovation will keep both your face and neck warm at the same time, without any stray threads getting in your mouth and nose.
78. SHANY Natural Fusion Eyeshadow Palette
Those dark rings underneath mommy’s eyes don’t make her look her best. Change all that with this affordable eyeshadow palette.
79. Mommy Mocktails
Don’t get left out in the cold this holiday season. Raise a glass and enjoy some of these fun and colourful cocktails. You’re not pregnant any longer so now you can drink the night away.
80. Booty Parlour Massage Candle
Spicy chocolate and cinnamon sound like the best aromas to stimulate a much-needed day off. Pour the wax off and feel delightful as it soothes your skin.
81. Booty Parlour Skin Soothing Honey
It’s perfectly edible and delicious. Feel like you’re back to your old mischievous ways again with this edible skin honey as a push present. We’re sure you know what happens next.
82. Alo Yoga Leggings
Ah, yes, the familiar attire for a woman who has a new child in the family. Leggings are comfortable and allow you to feel sexy at the same time. May as well get a pair as a push present right now.
83. Glass Tea Bottle
Still not gone back to that caffeine habit yet
Don’t stop now because you’re doing great. This glass tea bottle has accommodations for loose clippings, tea bags, and comes complete with a strainer. What could be better?
84. Organic Green Tea
And whilst we’re on the subject of tea. This organic green tea is here to help keep you relaxed. Straight from the home of tea itself (China), this bag of tea in gunpowder green will help keep you going.
85. Badger Sleep Balm
Made form lavender, just rub it on your temples and wrists to soothe your soul and that sore head you’re nursing from all those sleepless nights. It’s easy to get addicted to this stuff.
86. Travel Charger
Modern phones don’t always have good battery life. Make sure that doesn’t become a problem when you’re busy tending to baby with this travel charger.
87. Cute Notecards
Sometimes you need to say thank you to those who matter most in your life. These cute notecards will help you do just that, with extra space for more kind words.
88. Swimming with Strangers
Don’t have time to read full-length books any longer? Swimming with Strangers is a book of short stories that can be read during those spare minutes you may or may not come across.
89. Juara Moisture Mask
In a haze of avocado and banana, the Juara moisture mask will help you to look fabulous, even if you’re not feeling all that fabulous at the time.
90. Toasty Tootsies Foot Warmers
These foot warmers will help you to keep warm. They last for two hours, and when the winter cold bites they’ll keep those tootsies nice and toasty.
91. Herbal Concepts Foot Warmer/Cooler
Need something a little more permanent?
The herbal concepts foot warmer can be placed in the microwave or in the freezer to get the desired temperature. It even emits a delightful odour of dark chocolate.
92. Fizzy Baker Cupcake Bath Bombs
They look good enough to eat. But you shouldn’t because you’ll have to have your stomach pumped. Throw them in the bath and get ready to enter a world of comfort.
93. Soothe Shirt
It may feel a little like throwing your baby underneath your clothes, but look closely and this soothe shirt is actually like a little baby carrier.
94. Baby Food Dispensing Spoon
Make feeding time cleaner and less chaotic than previously thought possible. Give the spoon a squeeze and the food will end up right where it needs to be.
95. Bathtime Easy Kneeler
Your knees will thank you for this push present. When kneeling down to deal with baby, you won’t feel the floor digging into your ligaments again.
96. Oeuf Elephant Crib
It’s not immediately clear why we would recommend this as a push present. It’s awesome because it takes only ten minutes to install and no technical knowledge is required at all. Anything to save us from the pain of putting up a crib.
97. Pacifier Thermostat
Check baby’s temperature with this pacifier. You don’t need to switch from a normal pacifier. This is practical for everyday use in the long-term. It will help to spot sickness long before it arrives.
98. OCT Faucet to Shower Converter
For those times where baby has to go in the sink instead of the tub, this will allow you to make the transition without scooping buckets of warm water all the time.
99. Pee-Pee Teepee
These little cones will keep you out of the line of fire when changing a diaper. Now we don’t need to use the last item on this list for mouthwash.
100. A Family Vacation
For the final item on this list, plan a family vacation. This push present will help you get away from it all and create some treasured memories for the first time together as a family. It doesn’t have to be now, but there’s no reason why you can’t start planning!