Watch out, new fathers and fathers-to-be! While you may not have heard of it until the mother of your new baby (or unborn child) asked where her present was – a push present is the hottest thing in gift giving for new mothers right now.
The push present is intended for mothers who have carried their baby to term. It is usually a piece of jewelry, though the gifts have evolved to be almost anything. Most people give gifts that fit the personality of the mother.
Since push presents are a relatively new trend here in the United States, not many fathers have heard of giving a push present. This can sometimes cause a bit of ire among moms to be when their friends (maybe just one trendy friend) talk about the presents they have received. These moms to be without a gift wonder, “Hey! Where’s mine?”
There is nothing more terrifying to men than a pregnant woman who is upset or angry. This is a fact and one that has helped push presents gain popularity. All jokes aside – a woman who has carried what equates to a watermelon on her body, gained more weight than she wanted, and has a sore EVERYTHING for months deserves something. Sure, she will get a gorgeous new baby soon, but a cute little ‘something’ extra is always appreciated.
You’ll hear from many women, “I don’t need a push present. The baby is gift enough.” Maybe that is true for some women. Others, even those that deny the want or need vehemently – will not turn down a box of their favorite candy or a piece of jewelry. A thoughtful gift can cheer up any woman that is riding out those last weeks and days of pregnancy.
Guys, it is a good idea to start shopping right now for a push present before she can ask you “Where’s my present? So-and-so has <insert gift here> from her husband/boyfriend/best buddy!” Imagine how surprised she would be if she has never even heard of these gifts. Quite a few women love to be the first in their group of friends to have the newest and trendiest thing. It would be her turn to brag!
Speaking of bragging, men – you know how both sexes like to talk about the things their significant others DON’T do. Why not be the guy (or gal) that is being bragged about? This goes back to not making a very pregnant woman angry. Seriously – don’t. At this stage of pregnancy even a commercial about laundry detergent can bring on tears, you do not want to be the bewildered father-to-be wondering, “What did I do/not do this time?”
When you pick out a present, try to match it to her personality. You can have a custom piece of jewelry made or choose something different, perhaps a day at the spa. Be careful with food gifts, in the late stage of pregnancy certain foods can cause heartburn. Don’t forget to choose a loving card to go with the gift and let her know just how thoughtful you really are.