Push Presents: The Ultimate Guide To Celebrating Motherhood
Giving birth is physically one of the most demanding and rewarding experiences a woman can go through.
Mothers go through nine months of discomfort, pain, and anticipation to bring their new babies into the world. And at the end of that, they have an amazing new child. But they also have a lot of recovery time, dirty diapers, and sleepless nights. And while this journey is fantastic, it's also extremely exhausting.
New moms deserve to get something nice for themselves! That’s why the idea of push presents is gaining popularity.
What are Push Presents? “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” - Maya Angelou
A push present is a gift for a new mother to show her how special and appreciated she is. It celebrates her “pushing” the baby out. Of course, anyone who has a baby, whether by c-section or otherwise, deserves recognition.
Having a baby is hard work. And the difficulty of the birth and recovery time varies from person to person. So giving your loved one a special gift that’s just for her shows her that you appreciate everything she just went through. It also tells her that you will be there for her in the coming months and years.
A push present is meant to make a new mother feel loved and appreciated. She has just gone through something amazing but incredibly difficult and will need the support of everyone in her life. And while the new baby will be getting plenty of new gifts from adoring family and friends, it's nice to acknowledge moms for the superheroes they are and make them feel special too. The gift should be something that she loves and will remember for years to come.
The types of push presents are all different because every mom is unique and special! On the higher end of the spectrum are jewelry gifts, while some gifts are more practical, like a basket of diapers and wipes!
Who Should Give Push Presents?
“Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain—your life will never be the same.” - Catherine Jones
Traditionally, the father of the child gives the push present to the mother.
But times are changing, and families don’t always look like the traditional model anymore. It’s not uncommon for close family or friends to give push presents to show their love for the new mother. Every family is different, and the new mother may only want a present from the father or may want a push present from other special people in her life.
It really depends on each situation and what the mother wants. It’s to make sure of her preferences before buying a push present, though, since some people might not know about the tradition!
When Should You Give a New Mom her Push Present?
Traditionally the gift is given right after the birth, while the mother and baby are still in the hospital. But each situation is different. Sometimes the gift is given before the birth, and sometimes the gift is delivered after everyone is back home and settled in.
Do what you think is suitable for your family and your situation. There’s no reason to stress about the timing! It’s truly the thought that counts here.
How Much Should you Spend?
“Jewelry is like ice cream - there’s always room for more!” - Anonymous
This is another question that really depends on each situation. But the present should not break the bank or send you into debt. Babies are expensive, and you should make sure money is going to take care of the new baby and not all going to this present.
The important part of this present is that it is meant for the new mother. So it should be something that she loves and will love for years to come. That might be a beautiful necklace, and it might mean a spa night.
You don’t want to spend a lot of money just to show off! Instead, find out what would genuinely be meaningful to the mother and spend your money wisely.
Jewelry Gift Ideas
“A girl can never have enough jewelry.” - Anonymous
Of course, jewelry is a go-to when buying gifts. A beautiful bracelet or gorgeous pair of earrings are gifts that will last for years to come and will always remind a mother that the people in her life care about her.
Bracelets, earrings, rings, and necklaces are commonly given to new mothers. And with the options available, you can go with anything from a simple design to an intricate one. The important part is finding a design that the new mother will love.
But of course, if there is nothing that catches your eye or you have a specific design in mind, custom jewelry is always an option. A custom necklace can be designed with the help of your jeweler so that it is perfect for the new mother. Custom bracelets, earrings, and rings can be made to fit your budget and make the mother in your life feel special.
Speaking of custom rings, there is a specific tradition around rings for mothers. These rings are called mother’s rings, and they symbolize the bond between a mother and her children. These rings are custom-made for each family, with the birthstones of each of the children incorporated into the design. In addition, the children’s names or birthdates are sometimes also engraved into the ring. This is an excellent way to symbolize the bond between a mother and child.
Fun Ideas if it's Not the First Child
Like the mother’s ring, some gifts represent the whole family. A pair of earrings might have the birthstones for two children, or a necklace might have parts to represent the mom and each child. If you decide to buy custom-made jewelry, the possibilities are endless.
“The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.” - Quote Unknown.
If the new mother in your life is not really into jewelry or wants different types of gifts, there are a lot of options. While push presents are traditionally jewelry, any gift you give that is meaningful to the mother counts.
Many people try to give gifts that will help the new mother deal with some of the stress in her life and relax, like a new bathrobe, a spa weekend, or some really nice candles.
Keepsakes are also a good gift idea. A photoshoot or a framed photo of the new baby’s footprint are treasures she is sure to love. Anything that she loves and that will make her feel appreciated will make a great gift.
Push Presents From an Expert Jeweler
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