After nine months of growing a human, give Mama a gift that'll make her forget all about her sleep deprivation.
You've seen her in a state of discomfort for the better part of a year in order to bring life into this world, now's the time to reward her for her hard work. The concept of "push presents" is relatively new and has been popularized thanks to celebrity dads making over-the-top gestures to reward their favorite mommies. While you don't need to go full Real Housewives of Orange County and drop serious coin on a $200,000 Bentley for your postpartum partner, here are some reasonable gestures to make her feel appreciated.
Start a 529 College Savings Account
I know you have some 18-odd years to go, but it's never too early to start saving for college. The gift of staving off financial headaches will pay off immensely and many moms will be happy to know their kids won't be suffering under the weight of student loan debt.
Commission a Piece of Custom Jewelry
Jewelry gifts with a sincere amount of thought and meaning are always appreciated. Whether it's a new sparkler in a unique setting, a necklace with the baby's birthstone, or a locket with a sweet family picture, jewelry-loving mommies are sure to wear any of these with pride.
Give Her a Day of Pampering With a Spa Package
Manicures, pedicures, massages, or facials are all welcomed after bringing home a bundle of screaming, pooping, demanding joy. Some spas even perform house calls so Mama doesn't have to be far away should the baby need her.
Hire a House Cleaner
Make no mistake, cleaning the house will be relatively low on the priority list once the baby comes. Call up a reputable cleaning company and put them to work until you've all adjusted to the fact that the baby is here to stay.
Get a Tablet With Streaming Platforms Ready to Go
With baby's feeding and sleep schedule just a little bit hectic, having portable grown-up entertainment at the ready will likely save a new mom's sanity. Now, let Mommy breastfeed and watch her Sons of Anarchy in peace.
Have Meals Delivered
Taking care of new life means sacrificing your own routine and, along with keeping a clean house, eating well is in short supply. Companies like Freshly send you chef-cooked meals that just require a few minutes in the microwave prior to eating. No fast food or cereal for dinner here!
Any other "push presents" we forgot on our list? Share them with us in the comments below.