When Kate Middleton gave birth to Prince George in 2013, it wasn't a bunch of flowers or a stack of balloons that Prince William gifted her as a push present – it is believed that she received the most stunning ring. Kate Middleton's push present was a diamond eternity ring by London designer Annoushka. Top marks, Prince William.
And we can only guess what beautiful push gift Meghan Markle received following the birth of her second child with Prince Harry, daughter Lilibet.
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If you're looking for push present ideas (or need to send a subtle but large hint to your other half), find out more about push presents in the UK and shop our edit of royal-inspired push gifts.
Kate layers her eternity Annoushka band with her wedding and engagement ring
What is a push present?
A push present, or push gift, is a present gifted to a new mum by their partner or father of the baby. It's usually given after birth, but can be given before – some partners even take theirs to the delivery room to present to their partner immediately post-birth! (Side note: it's never too late to gift the mother of your children one).
Most popular in the United States, the push present is becoming more common in the UK thanks to celebrities and royals showing off their luxe birthing gifts.
What is a typical push present?
A typical push present is a piece of jewellery, such as a ring, necklace or bracelet. Some are chosen to represent the baby's date of birth, with a birthstone or engraving, or the new baby's initial.
How much should you spend on a push present?
There are no hard rules when it comes to the amount a push present should cost, so whatever you're comfortable in spending. Just remember if you're buying, your other half has just given birth to a baby, nine months of blood, sweat and tears...
Kate Middleton's push present
The Duchess of Cambridge is believed to have received this stunning diamond eternity band from Prince William following the birth of their first son, Prince George. You can even buy the ring yourself, from London jewellery designer Annoushka, and Kate is so fond of it she wears it constantly, layered with her iconic sapphire engagement ring and wedding band.
You can spot Kate's gorgeous Annoushka eternity ring
Eternity ring, £1,500, Annoushka
Kate layers her iconic sapphire engagement ring with not one, but two other rings – her simple gold wedding band and this exact stunning white gold, diamond ring.
Set with 0.23 carats of brilliant-cut diamonds, it's a classic push present for any new mum, royal or not.
Meghan Markle's push present
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have never confirmed what, if anything, the Duchess of Sussex received as a push present after giving birth to their first son, Archie, but she was spotted not long after Archie's birth wearing a delicate pave set band alongside her engagement and wedding rings.
Marguerite 18ct gold diamond stud earrings , £1,800, Annoushka
Diamond earrings don't come much prettier than this striking pair, featuring 8 hand set diamonds. With Meghan's daughter's name Lilibet having a strong flower connection, we think they're the perfect push present - and the irregular shape is an on-trend take of the traditional flower shape.
Princess Beatrice's push present
While it remains unknown whether Princess Beatrice received a push present from her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, we do know that he's great at gift giving.
In an interview with the Financial Times, property developer Edoardo revealed he gifted Beatrice with a bronze figurative sculpture on her 31st birthday, which he commissioned from his stepfather and sculptor, David Williams-Ellis.
With that in mind, we think Beatrice would have been chuffed with an artsy gift like this baby hand and foot sculpting kit and frame.
Babies hands and feet casting kit and display frame, £70, Etsy
Zara Tindall's push present
Zara dramatically gave birth to her third child in 2021 on the bathroom floor of her home so we're sure husband Mike Tindall didn't have chance to nip out for a gift, however given that they now have three children a family related present would have been so thoughtful.
Personalised our family tree print, £24, Not on the High Street
Princess Eugenie's push present
While the jury is still out on whether Eugenie was granted a special gift after giving birth, we think she'd adore an initial pendant - an A in hommage to her daughter August. So cute.
Initial pendant, £540, Annoushka
Formed with 0.7 carats of silver diamonds and set with black rhodium, this traditional yet modern pendant is available in A-Z so can commemorate any new baby, from August through to Zara.
Other beautiful push presents for 2022
Pearl Baroque earring drops, £395, Annoushka
While these weren't a push present Kate Middleton received, she has worn these pearl earrings for some of the most special moments of her life, from the official photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with a newborn Prince George in August 2013 to teaming with a yellow Jenny Packham dress to introduce Princess Charlotte to the world in 2015. Kate wore the pearls again in April 2018, when she welcomed Prince Louis into the world. The beautiful pearls were the perfect accompaniment to the red Jenny Packham dress, which fondly reminded many of the late Princess Diana's iconic red maternity dress.
Kate leaving the Lindo Wing with Princess Charlotte in 2015
These make a great alternative to a diamond push present, and Kate has proved their versatility – she's accessorised gowns, jeans and even tracksuits with this exact pair.
Baguette ring (available in blue or pink sapphire), £1,300, Annoushka
This 18ct gold baguette ring is brilliant on many levels – not only is it a stunning piece you could wear everyday, it's available in blue or pink sapphire to reflect the sex of baby too.
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