Some men have never heard of a push present. If you’re an expectant father, let us enlighten you. After nine months of nausea, heartburn, swollen ankles, bad sleep, weight gain, and other such torments, not to mention pushing out your future child for sometimes up to 24 hours of labor (hence the word “push”), your lady might expect, and definitely deserves a token of her partner’s appreciation (that’s you).
A push present is normally considered a step-up from just any old present. After all, she didn’t have to do any pushing on her own birthday or even on Jesus’ birthday. Push presents have traditionally been something along the lines of jewelry—you know—diamonds, pearls, the classics. However, twenty-first-century men have been getting increasingly creative, and often elaborate and lavish, with the concept. However, any gesture that acknowledges the whole, um, ordeal would surely be welcomed with open arms.
So to help you not F this up, here’s a push present gift guide from Mariel Haehnn, a mom in her own right and stylist to a few ladies—J.Lo, Gwen Stefani, Heidi Klum, Mila Kunis, and Jessica Biel to name a few, who know their way around a bit of luxury.
Pro Tip: don’t give your wife said gift at the hospital when she is too anxious (pre-birth) or too exhausted (post-birth) to take it in. And if you don’t want it hurled at your head, definitely don’t attempt to surprise her with anything during. We suggest anytime in the few weeks leading up to the birth, or a couple of days after.
“Tickets to sleep in, breakfast in bed, or taking time for self. You can print a ticket template online then fill out the details. This shows effort but won’t cost you a thing but your time and devotion.”
POLAROID NOW STARTER SET
STARRYMAP CUSTOM NIGHT SKY STAR MAP
GYM OR PILATES PACKAGE
$150 – $500 (prices vary)
“To help get body back in shape.”
JENNIFER FISHER MINI TALL DOG TAG BAR NECKLACE WITH THREE WHITE DIAMONDS
“Jennifer Fisher necklace charm with baby’s initials or name tag.”
HOORSENBUHS 3MM OPEN LINK MONOGRAM BRACELET WITH DIAMONDS IN 18K YELLOW GOLD
“Hoorsenbuhs ID bracelet with baby name and birthday engraved on back.”
PRADA SOFT TOTE IN NERO
“Designer diaper bag, like this nylon Prada tote.”
SUNLIGHTEN MPULSE BELIEVE SAUNA
“Big splurge: Sunlighten Infrared Sauna.”