Let’s face it, fellas. While you may have an important part in making this whole pregnancy thing happen, the real work is done by your wife as she bakes that little bun in the oven. Apart from the physical toll that your wife will have to endure over these nine months, she will also go through a rollercoaster ride of mental and emotional turmoil that will test her to her limits. Topping it all off, your pregnant wife is actually putting her life at risk to have your baby, so the idea of a little thank you gift, or “push present,” might be a good thing to consider.
Push presents will vary depending on your budget. From fancy jewelry to a simple book, these gifts reaffirm your commitment and devotion to your wife and to the journey that you are about to embark on together as parents.
If you are still unsure on what gift to lavish your expecting wife with, then read on to find a few fancy and practical choices.
As they say, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, and you definitely cannot go wrong with giving your partner a necklace or ring before the baby comes. You can even have it inscribed with your initials or your baby’s name to signify the occasion.
Surprise your wife with tickets for your very first vacation as a family. As the first few months of your baby’s life will be extra challenging for your wife, rewarding her with a vacation to forget all her worries is a great way to show how much you appreciate her and all that she has done for you and your little one. It can be as extravagant as a European cruise, if your budget permits, or something as simple as taking the entire family on an out of town trip, the important thing is to choose a location that your wife will love.
3. “Me” Time
Giving your wife a chance to pamper herself for an entire day is at times the only thing your hard working spouse needs to recharge and unwind. Plan a day off of pampering and relaxation for your wife. Start it out with a hearty breakfast at her favorite café, followed by a relaxing massage, spa, facial, manicure, pedicure, and haircut, then cap it off with a special dinner at a nice restaurant.
4. New Appliances
As your wife will now be spending most of her time cooped up at home caring for the baby, think about the appliances that will make her life easier. This can mean an entertainment system to a new washing machine. Whatever gives her more time or helps her relax when she can steal a few minutes of rest.
5. Flowers and a Card
The best gifts are those that truly come from the heart. If you budget is a bit tight, you can always surprise your wife with a dozen roses and a heartfelt card to show just how thankful you are for having her in your life.
The idea of a “push present” is still new to many people, and finding that perfect gift for your wife isn’t always easy, so take a moment to think about all she is doing to start your family and see if there is some way to tell her how much you love her.