Since a Push present is not as simple as a birthday gift where a spa gift certificate, a nice watch or flowers direct delivered to her door may do, moms-to-be expect a little bit originality in push gifts.
A bracelet with the name of the baby, mom-to-be, your name or family name may be a nice touch. Sarah Jessica Parker reportedly got a $6,000 charm bracelet from Mathew Broderick as a push gift.
Similarly, a necklace with a pendant of a pregnant mom or a mom with members of the family on it could work. Nick Cannon reportedly gave Mariah Carey on the birth of twins Moroccan and Monroe a $12,000 ornate pendant just like that as a Push gift, reportedly.
If you have loads of cash and want to get fancy with it, diamond studs with the initials of the baby lasered within them would be an amazing, albeit flamboyant and insanely expensive, push gift.
Rumor has it Marc Anthony gave J. Lo a $300,000 canary diamond ring and a $2.5 million set of earrings, custom-made with diamonds imported from South Africa and engraved with the initials of the couple’s twins, Max and Emme after their birth.
Not everyone can afford the $73,000 Cartier Trinity ring that Keith Urban gave Nicole Kidman upon the birth of their first baby or the $220,000 custom-designed diamond cross he gave her upon the birth of their surrogate baby Faith.
For the average Joe, a nice bracelet, an awesome pair of earrings in mom’s or baby’s birthstone or a cute charm necklace in a modest, but slightly pricey, price range may do. You don’t have to go overboard though many do.
It is after all, another invention of the jewelry industry to bilk new dads out of some cash and one that has gotten great returns as these days more and more first time moms are expecting “push” presents from their spouses.
I can tell you that some women who’ve had C-sections dislike the name becuase they did not “push” anything out. Similarly, some feminists are outraged by the concept of the “push” present because to them, the whole traditions sets women back to the days where they are courted and presented with gifts by men, and limits the value of women to her role as child bearer.
Good thing I’m not a feminist because I see nothing wrong with one partner giving the next a symbolic gift and warm gesture of love and appreciation for the challenging and laborious process of carrying a child for 40 weeks. Live and let live!