Selecting a "Push Present"

Selecting a "Push Present"

Push presents may be extravagant, such as a new car or expensive jewelry, or they may be as simple as a handmade card or box of chocolate

Carrying and delivering a baby is hard work, and many new fathers are showing appreciation to the women in their lives by presenting them with post-birth gifts. Push presents may be extravagant, such as a new car or expensive jewelry, or they may be as simple as a handmade card or box of chocolate.

While some women have no expectation of a gift from their husbands, others may be upset by the lack of one, so the best way for men to proceed is to get something, even if it is a small token. Practical families can benefit from gifts such as a weekend getaway or favorite DVD, which are beneficial to the entire household.

Men can never go wrong with jewelry, and there are enough styles and price points available to select an ideal gift. Engraveable designs hold special meaning and often become treasured family heirlooms. If purchasing an expensive piece, it may be best to keep it at home rather than bring it to the hospital, as the unfamiliarity and general chaos of hospital rooms could result in misplacement or damage.

Some other frequently requested and gifted push presents include handbags or diaper bags, flowers, books, pampering bath products and nursery decor. Avoid any type of clothing, since post-partum body changes may bring disappointment if the article doesn't fit right away.

Adoptive parents may also present gifts following a new addition. Couples frequently exchange mutual gifts after a successful adoption as rewards for getting through all the paperwork and meetings involved with the process, and as a welcome into the world of parenthood.