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Old 04-05-2012, 06:01 AM
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My wife and I are expecting our first baby this month. We are having a boy. I keep hearing about these "push gifts". Did any of you guys buy something for your wife to give her after the baby was delivered? We havn't discussed it at all so I think it will be a surprise to her.

I was trying to think practical and I thought she would really appreciate a new 30-wide to take our son fishing..........

No really, any good gift ideas? She thinks birthstone type jewelry is pretty cheesy so none of that.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:06 AM
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Unless she's breastfeeding, ALCOHOL!!!
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I would recommend if you are going to give a push gift, make it something very classic and timeless.

I have friends come to me all the time with ideas for push gifts that I am happy to make but are not timeless. Last thing you would want to do for a push gift is have her look at it in 10-15 years and say to you..."Oh Honey, Remember when that was in style?"

For my wife, I made her a pair of diamond studs for the first child, a diamond drop pendant for the second with a small row of pave diamonds around the center stone and for the third I am not sure it fits my rules but I bought her a really nice watch that she's been wanting. Diamond drop, diamond tennis bracelet, diamond pendant, stackable diamond band....these are all timeless pieces.

Lladro, the Spanish porcelain statue artist, has some beautiful Mother/child figurines that I am sure would bring a tear to her eye. I bought my wife one for the first child that she cherishes.

You are welcome to bounce ideas off me if you like.

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I bought two things when my son was born - one for him, one for her. For him, a life insurance policy with all dividends rolled back in to purchase additional paid-up insurance. That was 26 years ago. When he gets married next year, I'll be able to hand him a $100k life insurance policy that's completely paid up that he'll never have to pay a dime on. I wish my parents would have had the foresight to do something like that for me. Cost? $17 a month. Life insurance is dirt cheap when they are young. Just something to consider.

For her - a trip to Hawaii for week, after the son reached the 6 month mark. Grandma stayed at our house and took care of the son, we got a chance to get away together for some R&R, which is GREATLY APPRECIATED after all those diaper changes and midnight feedings! Just something else to consider. That trip was worth a hell of a lot more to both of us than jewelery or other material gift!
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I never heard of this untill last year. How long has this been going on?
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I have recently found out about this push gift thing. I think it's a bunch of BS. It's right in line with Kwanza. Give her a big plate of Pad Thai as a push gift. That baby will be right out. Her reward is not carrying the baby anymore.
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yeah its bs, but i did it anyway

I got my wife a ring that matches her wedding band or a ring guard or whatever you want to call it. She got the engagement ring, obviously when we got engaged, a guard band on our first anniversary, and another with the birth of our first.

so either go that way or get her a necklace or something, I was going to get my wife a necklace but ended up doing that for christmas and the band for the push present (first was born last Christmas)
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My wife's push gift was 5lb 9 ounces, and goes by the name Adrianna.
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Originally Posted by jobowker View Post
My wife's push gift was 5lb 9 ounces, and goes by the name Adrianna.
That's funny, that's my wife's name.
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Well you have good taste then.
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Congrats Reelkeen! I have always heard a carat worth for every hour of labor. sounds fair to me. You guys get the fun and we have to work for 9 months!
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Congrats Reelkeen! I have always heard a carat worth for every hour of labor. sounds fair to me. You guys get the fun and we have to work for 9 months!
Well if that's the case I hope she's not in labor for more than 15 minutes!

Paying my insurance deductible is rough enough with how things are lately.
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So the present is the child, but that ain't effin good enough...

Whatever. Reminds me of "baby momma"...
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First off congrats on your first child.

Push gift? I must be falling behind the times. My opinion, you both will be receiving a gift the day he arrives. Be there with her and enjoy the gift of life. Material shiat can come later.
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Originally Posted by swifty View Post
First off congrats on your first child.

Push gift? I must be falling behind the times. My opinion, you both will be receiving a gift the day he arrives. Be there with her and enjoy the gift of life. Material shiat can come later.
Thanks! I'm more of that mindset as well. Still not sure what I'm gonna do.
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Do yourselves a favor and put the money in a long term investment account. Security and hopefulness is the best gift for parents.
Congratulations and best wishes to your wife!
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Cheap bastards who will spend thousands on electronics for a boat and not willing to get your wife a present for carrying your child around for 9 months. Real catches I am sure.
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I never heard of it, but I did bring in a nip of Absolut and some Twinkies. I had the nurse bring her a cup of cranberry juice with ice and mixed her up a cape codder. She was very happy with both!
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Cheap bastards who will spend thousands on electronics for a boat and not willing to get your wife a present for carrying your child around for 9 months. Real catches I am sure.
If your wife doesn't know you love and appreciate her or that she loves you and appreciates you back, well, I think you have bigger issues than deciding what to buy her.
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Spoken like a true cheapskate.
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