(Closed) push present

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My Darling Husband bought me diamond earrings. I had no idea and wasn’t expecting it at all. He is actually the person that told me what pish presents were (long before I got pregnant).

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I didn’t get one. I get plenty of other gifts from my husband, but never a “push present”. I got to leave the hospital with the cutest, snuggliest, most amazing baby ever…and she was all MINE! She was my push present. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

MrsMcQN:  EDIT: It is sad that we have to label and commercialize everything. A nice gift from your partner is a sweet gesture. I don’t think it’s something that needs to go mainstream or become expected. The cynic in me wonders how many of these fads (push presents, bridesmaid proposals, etc.) are created and promoted by industry people. It’s all a way to get us to celebrate our lives through buying.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by  Syzygy88.
  • This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by  Syzygy88.
Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Yes I received a push present to say thank you for carrying his child inside me for 9 months. 

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

MrsMcQN:  Not yet pregnant, but I agree with you and some PPs, I think a piece of sentimental jewelry is really sweet. I know some ladies get Pandora charms for being mothers, but if you don’t collect those, another ring or earrings seems special, at least to me. Or even a necklace. And can we talk about how (sometimes cheesy) yet adorable birthstone jewelry with your new babies’ birthstone would be? I’d be wearing something like this all over the place. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’ve always imagined something in my babies birthstone… If Darling Husband decided to give me something that would be lovely however I wouldn’t ask… My healthy babe is my gift…

Post # 38
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Sugar Beekeeper

MrsMcQN:  Asking for a gift is always rude.  

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

MrsMcQN:  The push present = the baby! ๐Ÿ™‚

I think it’s okay if a husband wants to get his wife something to thank her for carrying and delivering their child, but I don’t think he should be pressured into it. I feel like people want presents for everything nowadays. 

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

When we have kids, money will be a struggle, I’m sure.  I wouldn’t mind getting something small, but the cost of any major present would feel like it should’ve gone towards things for the baby.  

Also, I knew the term “birkin bag”, but I googled it after PPs mentioned they googled it.  I hope I am never in my life, no what how rich I become, willing to spend $20,000 on a purse (and that was one of the cheaper ones I saw) What a waste.  

Post # 42
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I think the concept of a push present is pretty darn ridiculous. My husband is going to undergo painful surgery on his testicles just to try to retrieve sperm to get us pregnant. That selflessness… that is a present. Anything else would just be a shiny piece of jewelry.

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My friend and I kinda joke about it….but its more in the teasing our DH’s about what we have to go through way. I dont actually expect anything like a real “present present”…but I better damn well at least get something…. like a chocolate bar…and a big glass of wine lol. Im pretty confident I at least deserve that!

Post # 45
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Helper bee

An eternity ring is a usual gift here in the UK following the birth of your first child. It’s not expected or required, it’s just kind of… a thing? 

I’m not sure where the sentimentality is when something is demanded. I wouldn’t want a gift to feel like a pat on the head either. I’d much rather have a pat on the back!

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