What do you guys think about ‘Push presents’? These would be gifts bestowed upon a brand new mom upon the ending of her ‘pushing’ during labor, and to accompany a new baby home. It may be a ring or other piece of jewelry. Some other ideas are here. Click the slide show link at the bottom of the article.
What do you think? Please feel free to leave a comment, or take the poll to the left registering your thoughts. I know a lot of my readers are moms, so I’d love to hear your take on this. If you’re a grandmother, recent mother or have teens, please feel free to chime in. Hey, I’m no ‘segregationist’ either, even if you don’t have kids, never plan to have kids, or aren’t sure, CHIME IN! Would you like to get one? Do you wish you had gotten one? Do you think its ridiculous?
I guess I think this is a nice idea in theory, but since it isn’t exactly traditional in our culture (I don’t think) that makes it seem more over the top for me. It would be different if I had some identity in a culture that has been practicing this for years and years.
I won’t be getting a “push present” because that kind of thing just isn’t in our budget. We don’t do any kind of elaborate gift giving between my husband and I or even in our extended families at all. And even though this is a second pregnancy, there are a few baby things we’ll be needing so that’s where our money will go.
But I don’t begrudge those who have the money and want to do it!
After Morgan was born, Jimmy’s parents gave me a beautiful locket with her name and DOB engraved on the back. Inside the locket, were the first pictures of Morgan.
Presents are good, but the arrival of a new baby is the best gift!!
Unsolicited gifts are so very thoughtful -I just don’t like the culture of entitlement that is starting to surround this – like my SIL who demanded gemstone earrings and rings. As a joke MIL was going to get me some HUGE CZ “jewels” when my son was born.
My sil got a huge ring when she had her first child (not sure what she got for the second). I’d never heard of it before and personally it would feel like I was being paid for having a baby. I had my children because I wanted to, they were, and are, the best gifts I have ever had and I certainly don’t need to be paid for having them.