(Closed) Push Presents!?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 47
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@SaraP2012:  I’m with you there! Just because millions of women have been doing it for thousands of years doesn’t make it easy or something that doesn’t deserve a littel praise and recognition!  

Post # 48
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Helper bee

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@MrsWBS:  How sweet to get an eternity band in the babies birth stone. I love that idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 49
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Sugar bee

@Kandiss16:  I don’t know why people are so judgey of others getting push presents. If my SO wants to buy me a present for having a baby, I’m not going to say no. I think theyre fun, but I wouldn’t ask for one from anyone but SO

Post # 50
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think they are ridiculous and wasteful, and just another excuse for a woman to expect an expensive gift.  What does the birth of a child have to do with a designer bag? 

My husband works his a$$ off and makes a good living for us, but I don’t buy him thank you gifts.  It’s just his role in the family.  Likewise, I expect no gifts for performing my role either.

Post # 51
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I didn’t get a “push present”, I was not aware it was a thing until a host on QVC talked about it.

I think it’s sweet if the gift giver came up with the idea and purchased the gift on their own, I don’t like the idea of women asking for or expecting gifts for giving birth. 

I do eventually want a mother’s ring or stacking rings with my kid’s birthstones for a Christmas/Birthday/mother’s day at some point. 

 

Post # 52
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@imabridesmaid:  Some people don’t see their role in the family as a baby making machine.  I work my ass off at a full time job and am the primary breadwinner right now and am also pregnant.  I definitely don’t think bearing children is my role in the family just because I’m the one with the vagina.

 

There’s nothing wrong with showing gratitude for what others do for us.  My husband thanks me all the time for supporting him, and when he’s the primary breadwinner I do the same for him.  

Also, not sure why everyone automatically assumes that the woman EXPECTS a push present.  DH is the one who brought it up to me long before we got pregnant.  If he hadn’t, I never would have expected a thing. Maybe some men just like giving gifts to their women more than others.

Post # 53
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m shocked so many people are appalled by this idea. What is wrong with commemorating the birth of your child with something special? my fiance and i were just discussing this… we want to name our first daughter Rose and i would love to get a little rose gold stackable band to wear with my other rings. i think that is so precious. if he doesn’t buy it for me, i’ll buy it for myself!

Post # 54
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t like the name push present. It would be more of a celebration present. I think a few people are getting their knickers in a twist about something that is actually lovely. 

I like the idea of a little birth stone ring, just something small you can stack with your wedding ring. It sounds very sweet to me ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 55
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

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@Steampunkbride:  Real ale? SCORE!

Now… I do think push presents are a bit chavvy, if I can use that awful word.

On the other hand… I can’t really say much, because Mother-In-Law received a gift for each child. So did many of DH’s family.

I also have a very nice ring, which I bought as a treat when I was looking for a wedding ring, but didn’t use as a wedding ring, in the end. It’s a half eternity, and would do very nicely as a gift of this nature… have already given it to DH and said “why don’t you give it back as a gift sometime”?

Part of me would quite like that ring back at some stage…

Ugh. I’m such a ring whore.

Post # 56
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@Hyperventilate:  +1. I personally think it’s stupid and I hope my man doesn’t get me anything.

Post # 57
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Bumble bee

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@FauxBoho:  +1.

I seriously don’t understand what’s so ridiculous about it? I think the name is kind of silly but didn’t know getting the mother of your child a material token of your love and appreciation was so disgusting?

Grabby or greedy? wtf? I’m someone’s partner and the future mother of his children…if he wants to buy me a gift to commemorate our creation, what’s it to anyone else? How do all of you miffed bees feel about Mother’s Day? How dare a woman expect to be treated special?

Post # 58
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Helper bee

Ive never heard of them! very sweet thought but definitley not something Id ever expect in a million years!

Whats wrong with flowers, cards and lovely fluffy toys???

 

Post # 59
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Before coming on WB I had never heard of “push presents”. However, I have grown up around women who were given eternity rings either on their first anniversary or after the birth of their first child. In this respect, I don’t think of the eternity ring as a crass present, but more of a symbol of eternity, the starting if a new family together. But I’m an old romantic ๐Ÿ™‚ Fiance has also grown up with this tradition so always intended on getting me an eternity ring after the first baby. We will be TTC after the wedding but we have this picked out and will be made by the same jeweller making our wedding bands 

@Kandiss16:  

Post # 60
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

im going to get a new ring ๐Ÿ™‚ not a more expensive ring but different style. not so much because iv just had a baby cos i think a “push present” is a new thing? but by then we’ll be married 5 yrs and we always said wed upgrade around that time ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 61
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Newbee

I think I would like a boob job for a push present.

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