Hey there, soon-to-be dad!
You did it. You've managed to conceive a child ... although your partner might argue you got the easy part of this whole pregnancy business (and who are we to disagree?)
You've heard the term "push present" thrown around, and you're probably scratching your head (or your belly) wondering: Is this something I should know about...?
Fear not, my clueless compadre, because I'm here to unravel the mystery and turn you into a push present professional!
First things first, what on this G-dforsaken earth is a push present...
What Is a Push Present?
Well, buckle up, my friend, because it's a wild ride into the uncharted territory of gift-giving during the chaotic storm known as childbirth.
Imagine this: Your partner, the love of your life, is gearing up for the ultimate showdown in the delivery room.
She's pushing, sweating, and possibly cursing your name (but don't take it personally). Now, you, dear dad, are sitting on the sidelines, feeling both helpless and excited, like a cheerleader with absolutely no pompoms.
Here's where the push present swoops in, like a caped crusader of affection. A push present is a token of appreciation, a shiny reward for the heroic act of pushing a tiny human out into the world.
It's a way of saying, "Hey, you just did something superhuman, and I'm in awe – here's a little something to show my gratitude."
Wait ... Do I Really Need to Give My Partner a Push Present?
Now, you might be wondering, "Why can't I just give her a high-five and call it a day?"
Oh, my sweet, sweet friend, if only it were that simple. A push present is like a magical charm that wards off exhaustion, sleepless nights, and the occasional projectile bodily fluid.
It's a tangible expression of your love and recognition for the incredible feat your partner just accomplished.
Choosing the perfect push present requires a bit of finesse. Think of it as selecting the ultimate sidekick for your partner in this parenting adventure.
Jewelry, spa days, or even a personal chef for a month – the options are as diverse as the superhero lineup in a comic book store.
Now, let's address the elephant in the room: "Do I really need to get a push present?"
Technically, no. But trust me, it's the secret password to the exclusive club of Super Dads.
10 Thoughtful Push Present Ideas from a New Dad to His Partner
You didn't think we were just going to leave you out there floating in the wind (or did you?) Here are 10 great ideas for push presents that will show your partner how much you care (and rack up serious brownie points in the process):
Customized Jewelry: Imagine gifting your partner a personalized piece of jewelry that captures the essence of this extraordinary moment. Engrave the baby's initials, birthdate, or a sweet message on a pendant or bracelet, creating a timeless keepsake that she can wear close to her heart.
Spa Retreat Voucher: After the rigors of childbirth, what better way to show appreciation than a spa retreat? Sites like SpaFinder can help you find a spa to treat your wife to a day of pampering with a voucher for massages, facials, and relaxation. Trust me, spa days never get old.
Family Birthstone Necklace: Symbolize your growing family with a birthstone necklace featuring the birthstones of both parents and the new baby. This beautiful and sentimental piece of jewelry becomes a tangible representation of your unique bond, encapsulating the shared journey of parenthood.
Personalized Push Present Book: Create a personalized photo book or scrapbook documenting the journey from pregnancy to birth. Include heartfelt messages, photos, and mementos to make it a treasure trove of memories. It's a touching reminder of the incredible moments you've shared as a family.
Star Map of Birth Night (pictured above): Commemorate the night your little one entered the world with a custom star map. Capture the constellation pattern of that special evening, creating a beautiful and unique piece of art that serves as a reminder of the magical moment your family expanded.
Designer Diaper Bag: Want to drop some serious cash? Upgrade the traditional diaper bag to a stylish, designer diaper bag that seamlessly combines fashion and functionality. This thoughtful and practical gift shows that you acknowledge her role as a supermom while ensuring she steps out in style.
Memory Locket with Baby's First Curl: Create a memory locket that holds a tiny curl of your baby's first hair. This delicate and sentimental piece of jewelry allows your wife to carry a piece of your newborn wherever she goes, symbolizing the precious bond between mother and child.
Day of Indulgence Package: Treat your wife to a day of pure indulgence with a package that includes a spa day, gourmet meals, and a cozy night in. It's an all-encompassing experience designed to make her feel adored and appreciated during this special time.
Personalized Family Portrait: Commission a talented artist to create a customized family portrait capturing the unique dynamics of your growing family. This artistic masterpiece becomes a cherished reminder of the love and joy that surrounds your household.
Push Present Vacation Getaway: Plan a surprise vacation getaway to a destination that holds special meaning for both of you. Whether it's a tranquil beach resort, a cozy mountain cabin, or a bustling city escape, this thoughtful gesture provides an opportunity for relaxation and quality time together as a new family.
If you are looking for even more great ideas, you can check out our favorite mommy and daddy to be gifts!
Conclusion: To Push Present or Not to Push Present ... That Is The Question
A push present is like the icing on the cake after a marathon of labor pains and contractions. It's the way to show your partner that you appreciate her superhero efforts and that you're ready to join forces in this crazy adventure called parenthood.
So, go ahead, embrace the push present phenomenon with open arms (and a well-thought-out gift).
Your partner will thank you, and you'll earn your place in the Dad Hall of Fame. Happy pushing, and may the presents be ever in your favor!
Thanks for reading!
About the Author
Stewart is a father to two beautiful boy and the Co-Founder of the Dingle Dangle Baby Gift Set.