Bringing a new life into the world is a gift to both mother and father and something that can never be described or explained until it is experienced first hand. It certainly isn’t an experience that can be compared to being gifted an expensive item of jewelry or fashion accessory… or can it? Have you heard of a “Push Present?”
The latest celebrity trend is for fathers to present new mothers a highly expensive gift to thank them and celebrate the birth of the famous baby, it is known as a ‘push present’ and is the latest craze among new parents worldwide. The presents go beyond the usual baby shower or arrival gifts where typical invitations encourage friends and family to ‘shower my baby’ in sentimental presents.
There is now more emphasis placed on the mother’s role during pregnancy and labor and there is a new need to offer some form of a reward for the challenges that come with bringing a baby into the world. Celebrities, as usual, pave the way for the expensive and luxurious gifts and below are just some of the outrageously generous gifts that have been given in celebration of a celebrity baby…
Beyoncé and Jay Z Welcome Blue Ivy
The most powerful celebrity couple in the world welcomed their daughter in 2011 and named her Blue Ivy Carter. Beyoncé is one of the biggest pop influences of her time and her hip-hop husband felt that a 10 carat blue diamond ring was the only push present fitting for the songstress.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Celebrate Twins Moroccan and Monroe
Mariah Carey gave birth to the twins in 2011 and her younger husband gifted her with a $12,000 diamond and pink sapphire necklace with the names of the twins engraved on the back. What else do you get the biggest musical diva of all time?
Rachel Zoe and Roger Berman Proudly Present Skyler
The well-known stylist announced her pregnancy in 2011, which took the celebrity world by surprise, she later gave birth to son Skyler and her generous husband gifted her with a highly fashionable (obviously) 10 carat diamond ring worth $250,000.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Welcome Twins Max and Emme
The Latin duo welcomed twins in 2008 and Marc did not fall short on the push present he awarded Jennifer. A $300,000 canary yellow diamond ring and $2.5 million set of diamond earrings from South Africa were a token of his love and appreciation.
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise Announce the Birth of Suri
One of the most highly profiled actors in the world, Tom was ecstatic at the birth of his first natural child and presented actress mom Katie with and 18 carat gold Cartier love bracelet at a high value. One celebrity couple decided to change the format of push presents and the father received gifts rather than the mother, who only received a bunch of flowers rather than the usual high cost luxurious gift.
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson Have A Second Child Ace
Jessica Simpson waited a month after giving birth before showering her fiancée with gifts. A $42,000 gold Panerai watch and a custom made John Varvatos leather jacket were her thanks for their new son.
Did you receive a “Push Present?” Too bad I hadn’t known about these before I had my children.