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Perfect ‘push presents’ for new moms

Need a gift for the new mommy in your life? Lifestyle expert and TODAY contributing editor Elizabeth Mayhew offers seven great ideas.
/ Source: TODAY

Looking for a gift for the new mom in your life? Presents given to women by their husbands or significant others after delivering their babies — commonly referred to as “push presents” — have become standard and expected in some circles. Jewelry seems to be the sought-after gift of choice, but rather than buy a new mom any old bauble, go for a trinket that is personalized or stamped with meaning. Here are some ideas to help simplify your hunt:

Photographer Monica Rich Kosann’s lockets and pendants are modeled after Victorian antiques, $2,985 for a single-image gold disc and chain, $985 for a multi-image silver disc bracelet. (

Letter perfect: 
Have your child’s initials carved in gold and diamonds. Monogram necklace from Kacey K, $1,550. (Available at or by e-mail at:

Mark the birth of your child by wearing a 14K gold disc stamped with his or her first initial, $95 per disc. (

Tiffany’s Celebration rings come in pink sapphires and diamonds for a girl and blue sapphires and diamonds for a boy, from $2,300. (

Birthday time: Engrave the back of a watch with the time and date of your child’s birth. Cartier’s Ballon Bleu watches in stainless-steel and 18K gold, $5,200 for small and $7,300 for large. (