Push Presents?

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Push Presents?
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 1:13pm

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rachel Zoe has a beautiful baby boy. To celebrate, husband Rodger Berman gave her a "push present" in the form of a 10-carat diamond ring that cost $250,000.

Mariah Carey got a push present, too - a $12,000 pink diamond and sapphire necklace from husband Nick Cannon with the names of their twins, Moroccan and Monroe. Peggy Tanous of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" turned her mega-mommy gift into a tagline:

"Soccer moms drive a minivan, but this girl drives a Bentley."

Back here on earth, where the rest of us live and spend, can new dads get away with a simple bouquet of flowers, a token bauble with the new arrival's birthstone or - as one father suggested - a kiss and a smile? And what do feminists make of the arguably medieval notion of rewarding a woman for producing an heir?

Push presents for mom: easy bling or heartfelt?- http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_FEA_PARENTING_PUSH_PRESENTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

How do you feel about push presents?

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Registered: 07-23-2006
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 7:36pm
I got a beautiful aquamarine ring with our first child but nothing fir our second:)

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Registered: 04-18-2011
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 9:47pm
Who doesn't like presents? My dh would never think of it, but I certainly wouldn't turn it down if it was offered!

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Registered: 08-26-2010
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 10:59pm
Have already informed hubby he should embrace the push present. :-P He likes (for real! I'm lucky) giving me jewelry anyway so this is just a good excuse.
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Registered: 06-23-2011
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 11:18pm

Sounds like a good idea to me.

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Registered: 03-22-2011
Tue, 06-28-2011 - 7:43pm
Yea my push present is already picked out. Of course I seen on it bravo, pregnant in heels lol but he loves the idea. I'm upgrading a ring that I have yaaay