Push presents are a hot topic amongst my girlfriends, from diamond rings to Chloe bags, the trend seems to be getting bigger and bigger and ever more extravagant. One of the first things mentioned amongst NCT meetings is what pressie you're getting, and after popping a sprog numerous friends secretly ask what He is buying you.
If you have never heard of push presents, it is basically the idea that your husband or partner buy you a gift as some kind of a reward for giving birth. Whether you get one every time you have a baby or not is another question entirely.
When asking my husband what he thinks of push presents, apart from the initial expletives, he replies "Surely a baby is the biggest gift I could ever give you??" Sarcastic or not it got me thinking; where and why did this idea of push presents even materialise? Is it just a commercial money making scheme from clever high street jewellers and retailers? Or has it stemmed from husbands shocked at the whole birthing and labour drama that they feel eternally indebted and humbled by what their darling wives have just gone through? Hmmm, maybe not.
I do understand it can be seen as a little materialistic. However when you otherwise feel and look like crap, surviving on no sleep, and with boobs that have been forever surrendered to a screaming, puking, pooing machine, surely getting a little something special can be a real pick me up.
I'm still not sold on the whole thing and the cringe worthy title "push present" is enough to put anyone off.
So ladies, what do you think? Have you or haven't you received a push present? And have we all succumbed to clever marketing and peer pressure or do we deserve diamonds at this already crazy and money draining time in our lives??