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5 Push Present Ideas – For The New DAD

Push present – a present that more and more women are seeming to think they’re entitled to because they’ve carried a baby for 9 months. It has become fairly common practice to be given a gift from your other half once you’ve had your baby. Personally, the gorgeous baby you get is gift enough (boke – I make even myself want to vomit saying that. Sorry) and I did not expect or need anything else.

Whether it is a bunch of flowers, a box of chocolates or and expensive piece of jewellery, it seems the push present is here to stay. But should it really be all about the woman?

5 Ideas For A Push Present - For The DAD | New Dad's deserve a gift too. I've collated 5 different ideas of a present you could get for the father of your baby https://oddhogg.com

Piglet’s due date was just 6 days before our first wedding anniversary (he decided to pitch up 4 weeks early – he was an eager little sausage) and so JHogg went all out on a push present combined with anniversary present. I was given a beautiful diamond eternity ring, but what did I do to deserve it?

Sure, I was the one with the morning sickness, the back pain, the carpal tunnel – but he was the one listening to me moan about it all! (Note: I love my ring, but I would never have wanted Jonathan to feel like he HAD to buy me something)

So I decided to level the playing field.

Jonathan is a major whisky buff so the natural choice is a bottle of whisky. I got the idea from a friend who joked about a bottle of Dalmore King Alexander III, but considering Piglet’s name is Alexander it is the perfect gift! It hasn’t been opened yet, its being kept for special occasions to have the odd dram here and there. It did make a lovely prop for our newborn photo shoot though!

If you would like to get your partner a present when the baby is born then here are my suggestions:

  1. A hand written letter – This is the least expensive of all the presents, but also probably the most special. A letter or poem telling them how much they mean to you, how thankful you are for the things they do for you and how excited you are to see them grow as a father.
  2. Newborn hamper – create a goodie bag or box of all the things you think he’ll need when you take the baby home. Some coffee for those late nights, ear plugs for when its his turn to get some sleep, menus for the local takeaways, a Tips for Dads book – you can make it as funny or as serious as you like!
  3. Personalised Special Time Cufflinks – I think these are adorable and would be a life long reminder of the time he became a Daddy
  4. Daddy Bonding Tokens – Knowing how to interact with you new baby can be daunting if you’ve not spent much time with little people before. These tokens give Daddy an idea of what he can do (plus gives you the benefit of 10 minutes free to take a shower etc while they’re bonding!)
  5. Savings Pot – Like it or not, the new baby is likely to make money evaporate faster than you knew possible. A savings pot just for dad that he can toss his loose change into could be what he needs to know he’s earn a night out once its full!

Did you get anything for your other half for when the baby arrived? What do you think of the idea? I’d love you to share below!

5 Present Ideas For New Dads | Looking for a gift for a new Dad? I've come up with my top 5 of the perfect presents to give a new father. Both funny and serious - there's something for everyone https://oddhogg.com
Looking for a push present for your other half? I've compiled a list of fun and different gifts to give to the babies daddy to make him feel appreciated when the baby is born

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12 Comments


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    I definitely agree that push presents aren’t necessary, I had never considered getting my husband one though. Something to think about for sure. #TheList


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    I agree push presents aren’t necessary. They are nice though! Some good ideas for daddy gifts! They’d work well for a first Father’s Day too! #fartglitter
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      Fathers day, birthdays, christmas – useful for most things really 🙂


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      Yeah I think my ring is far better than a bottle of whisky. Its the thought that counts though right? 😉


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    I did kind of wangle a push present out of the hubby for each of my two, but nothing too lavish. I just wanted two Harrods Christmas bears for the year that each of them were born, one for them and one for me. They now have their own bears in their rooms and I have two on my bed (one for each of them). I didn’t fancy pushing my luck with diamonds but a girl can always dream! Great idea to buy a push present for Dads though and I love your suggestions. Thanks for linking with #fartglitter x
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      Thats a cute idea for presents! Lovely that you each have one


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    Oh I love this idea! I was given a lovely pamper hamper from the hubby when I got home from hospital containing some lush goodies, some beautiful body creams and a bottle of champagne (the only thing missing was a box of chocolates!) but I was so dazed and confused from the birth I don’t think I really appreciated the thought. My friend got a Mulberry handbag!! I didn’t expect anything though and the fact he ran around doing everything for me and the baby while he was on paternity leave was present enough for me! #fartglitter
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      awww thats a lovely idea! I got given a candle, lighter and bottle of champagne by one friend as a baby present – it was nice to have something for me rather than the baby (who had LOADS by 2 days old)


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    Great ideas. I got an iPhone after my first, though it wasn’t a push present as such – more so I would take lots of photos! #fortheloveofBLOG


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    I completely agree with you that the dad should also be given some sort of token gesture. As you say it doesn’t need to be expensive and can be free in the form of a letter. I think that the dad deals with a lot of stress, worry in the lead and some sort of gift of appreciation is welcome. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofblog. Claire x
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      I do think its a lot more stressful than a lot of the will let on – it doesnt take much to let them know you’re thinking of them 🙂

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