(Closed) Pregnant Bees…Are you expecting a "push gift" from your hubby?

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  • Post # 3
    322 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy

    Huge Italian tradition, and thank goodness. In about five years, I’ll expect one!

    Post # 4
    4560 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    What is a push gift? I think while you are pushing the last thing you are thinking about is a gift (can I throw it at him?) What if you have a c-sec? Do you still get it?

    Post # 5
    563 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’m not pregnant but I have brought this up with my Italian DH and he all but laughed in my face.  Said he had never heard of it and how dumb it was.  If I asked for something as a “push present” I would probably get it but not on his own volition.  

    Post # 6
    5259 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I wish!  We are pretty tight right now, so probably not.  I still have so much I want to get for the baby.  I would like a piece of jewelry that has signifigance, but they are over priced and hard to find, and we are jewelers without a studio right now, so I’ll just make something I like one day.

    Post # 7
    342 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @KoiKove:  lol a push gift is a little present that your other half buys for you and gives after baby is born. Yes you can still get one if you have a C section. Most of the time the gift is jewelry.

    Post # 8
    8700 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Haha, my mom keeps telling Fiance he’ll have to get me one when we have kids! But Fiance is like “Isn’t the baby supposed to be the present?”

    Post # 9
    291 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’d never heard of it being refered to as a “push gift”  and then I heard someone say it just last week and got the clarifcation that it was a present from your partner (usually jewellery) after having a baby.

    Sounds like a new age fad.

    That said I know it’s something of tradition that you get an eternity ring from your SO either after the first year of marriage or after the birth of your first baby…. so it the same thing right?

    Post # 10
    702 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Expecting a push present? No… more like demanding one! Hahaha, it doesn’t have to be anything super expensive or even serious. I think my most recent request was a spicy scallop handroll and some hamachi to appear at my bedside the minute I’m given clearance. =P

    Post # 11
    6317 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @HappyBride827:  Yup. Of course it depends on our financial situation at the time, but assuming we’re still doing well, then yes.

    I don’t buy the whole “oh the baby is gift enough”… uhhh right. He doesn’t have to get fat and push a watermelon out of his private parts, and he gets the baby too. The least he can do is get me a diamond 😛

    I know plenty of people will disagree with me, but that’s just how I feel. He is happy to get me a push present, though, so that’s fine lol.

    Post # 12
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011


    Post # 13
    726 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am expecting one.  It is just very common around here.  He knows better than to worry about spending a lot of money on me, but I commemorate events with gifts like that.  I have family pearls from when I graduated, I have diamond earrings my husband bought me when I graduated college, I have a necklace that my husband got me the day we got married….

    And I will say that my dad bought my mom something every time she gave birth.  She has a saphire ring, a diamond necklace and I think an opal – i cant remember.  But she intends to give us each the one he got her when we were born!  


    I just have those things to hold and cherish and someday give to my kids and let them cherish those memories too!   Of course, the baby is a perfect way to commemorate a birth and a wedding ring is a perfect way to commemorate a marriage – but a ring is a traditonal part of a marriage – it’s just nice to have something physical to think back on the moment he gave it to me.  Not something that he had to supply for the ceremony, if that makes sense.




    Anyway – i am sappy and my husband knows it and I know he will buy me a push present for the birth of all of our children.  It will probably be jewelry or art or something.


    Post # 14
    1039 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    Super Irish here and got a push present from my husband when I had my daughter!

    Post # 15
    1559 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I want one… not necessarily a “push present” per se, because I don’t want one for each child.  I found a skinny diamond crusted rose gold stacking ring at a jewelry store that’s only like $150, or some similar rose gold skinny rings online for even less.   I would like one to add to my wedding set as a representation of our children.  So I guess that kind of clarifies as a push present because I want it after our first is born. 

    That being said, even if he doesn’t get it for me, I’d get it for myself.  We’re not even married yet but I’ve already shown him pretty much what I’d like to add to my wedding set after baby arrives

    Post # 16
    2405 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I did not expect one when I was pregnant. I’d never even heard of this concept until fairly recently!

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