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Push presents: 12 gifts for the new mom

We know the biggest gift for any new mom is her baby. But unlike labour, a congratulatory "push" present never hurts. Here are 10 gift ideas for a new mom.

By Amy Valm

Push presents: 12 gifts for the new mom

Push presents: Gifts for the new mom

Olive + Piper Mama Necklace

What better way to congratulate her on becoming a mama than with a 14k gold-plated necklace? This simple, but gorgeous piece has the perfect sentiment to welcome her to motherhood. Also available in silver. $44, oliveandpiper.com

Push presents: 12 gifts for the new momPhoto: oliveandpiper.com

Designer tote

Life is a lot simpler when you have a sturdy tote to schlep around all the things a new baby (and mom) need. We love this bag by Toronto designer Bookhou. It’s waxed canvas, so can withstand all types of weather. 

Zip tote, $138, etsy.com

Push presents: 12 gifts for the new momPhoto: Bookhoudesign via Etsy

Rocking chair

This rocker is a splurge-worthy item, appreciated most during sleepless nights. Plus, its sleek design makes for an effortless transition into everyday living room decor once your baby has grown.

Nurseryworks Sleepytime Rocker, $1000, lussobaby.com

Push presents: 12 gifts for the new momPhoto: Lussobaby

Really good slippers

The new mom will love slipping her feet into these soft sheepskin mocs while burning the midnight oil. Bonus: The cuff flips up, creating a cozy booty. 

Alena cuffed slipper by Ugg Australia, $120, victoriassecret.com

Push presents: 12 gifts for the new momPhoto: Victoria's Secret

A personalized necklace

Some special personalized bling is a sweet way to reward the hard-working mama.

Baby name necklace, starting at $44, etsy.com

Push presents: 12 gifts for the new momPhoto: JewelryVV via Etsy

Blanket scarf

A woolly blanket scarf is perfect for warmth or dressing up an unshowered look. It’s also a terrific nursing cover!

Wilfred diamond mosaic blanket, $85, aritzia.com

Push presents: 12 gifts for the new momPhoto: Aritzia

A new phone

Let the new mom document every special moment with the iPhone 6s. It packs a powerful 12-megapixel camera that shoots 4K video and offers loads of storage space. Baby, meet Instagram. Instagram, meet baby. 

iPhone 6s, starting at $529 on select plans, rogers.com

Push presents: 12 gifts for the new momPhoto: Rogers.com

Zodiac-themed bracelet

These bracelets are subtle and chic. We love that you can choose the zodiac sign of your new babe. 

In the stars bracelets, $58 US each, katespade.com

Push presents: 12 gifts for the new momPhoto: Kate Spade

Expensive cookware

If your love is a foodie and enjoys cooking, high-end cookware is a well-deserved gift. Beware: If she doesn’t cook or enjoy being in the kitchen, you should probably steer clear. 

Le Creuset round French oven, starting at $400, thebay.com

Push presents: 12 gifts for the new momPhoto: The Bay

Flowers

This simple gift is great because it can be tailored in so many ways! Nothing will cheer a tired new mom up more than a beautiful bouquet of flowers. If you’re in the Toronto or Prince Edward County area, Coriander Girl is a beautiful shop to check out. Their floral arrangements (shown above) start at $40. 

Push presents: 12 gifts for the new momPhoto: Coriander Girl

Give her a break

After nine months of growing a human, your lady will appreciate some well-deserved spa treatments. Especially because now she can actually see her feet! Send her for a mani and pedi, or go all out with a spa day complete with massages, facial treatments and anything else her weary body craves. 

Check out some of our favourite spas across Canada.

Push presents: 12 gifts for the new momPhoto: Scandinave Spa Whistler

Sleep

Want to go beyond material possesions? Hiring a night nurse to help with those long, long, long nights with a newborn can be a lifesaver. 

Push presents: 12 gifts for the new momPhoto: iStockphoto

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