Most of us know what a traditional push present is, namely a gift the mother receives to mark the occasion of giving birth.
But what about push presents for dads like us – is this a thing, and is there a male version?
The answer is most certainly yes, a push present for a dad is a real thing, and they make sense if your partner has been emotionally supporting you (and satisfying those food cravings) for the last 9 months!
Now OK, I’ll be the first to admit that mom is doing the heavy lifting right now.
But hopefully your partner is no less invested than you, and if this is his first child his life is about to change just as much as yours as he begins his journey to becoming a good father!
And what better way to mark the occasion than by giving dad a great present, either to give as a gift for a new dad at the hospital, or after you get home with your precious new arrival.
So if you want to go ahead and give your husband or partner a gift, especially if he feels envious of all your baby shower gifts, let’s take a look at some of the best push presents out there for men.
Best of all, this list is written from a male perspective and I’ve tried to cater to various tastes and budgets to make this list as useful as possible for you.
Table of Contents
- 16 Push Present Ideas For Dad
- 1. Engraved or Personalized Bracelet
- 2. Smart Speaker
- 3. AirPods
- 4. Baby Carrier
- 5. Diaper Bag
- 6. Sporting Tickets
- 7. Kindle
- 8. Kindle Reader Subscription
- 9. Jogging Stroller
- 10. Coffee Machine
- 11. Matching Outfits
- 12. Comfy Sneakers
- 13. Back Massager
- 14. Handwritten Card
- 15. Noise Cancelling Headphones
- 16. Fancy Ear Plugs
16 Push Present Ideas For Dad
Whether you are on a budget looking for an inexpensive gift, or want something a little more luxurious and extravagant, here are some of the best push present ideas for dads that your partner or husband will surely love.
1. Engraved or Personalized Bracelet
Not all men like to wear jewellery, and that’s fine.
But if your man is fond of a bracelet or even just open to the idea, then having a personalized one with the name of his child or children is a gorgeous and stylish item to add to his look.
I never wore a bracelet before I was gifted one by my wife on Father’s Day (with my daughter’s name and date of birth inscribed), and I can tell you it’s one of the best gifts I’ve ever received.
2. Smart Speaker
Using your hands isn’t as easy as it used to be when you have a young child, so what better way to play music, catch up on the news or ask Google a question than with a smart speaker.
4. Baby Carrier
Carrying a baby can really take its toll on you or your partner’s body, which is where a good, strong and cool looking baby carrier comes in.
5. Diaper Bag
Manly diaper bags do exist though, and these can make a great push present for a dad and he’ll probably get several years use out of it – and much more if you have more than one child.
6. Sporting Tickets
Is your husband a fan of major sports like football, baseball or soccer?
As a sports lover myself, I can almost guarantee that if your man likes his sports, he’s bound to appreciate a day out with one or two of his buddies watching his favorite team.
A kindle makes a great gift for a new dad at hospital given there may be a lot of waiting around while mom is feeding or when your newborn baby is sleeping, depending on your length of stay.
Reading is also a good way to pass time if you are looking for a quiet activity for when your little one is sleeping – that is assuming you don’t have dozens of other things to do like cleaning, cooking and other household chores!
8. Kindle Reader Subscription
If you do go down the Kindle route, then you might want to also buy a Kindle Unlimited Subscription, giving unlimited reading and listening on any compatible device.
9. Jogging Stroller
That’s where jogging strollers come in, as they enable you to run while pushing your child – a win-win for everyone!
Keep in mind however that experts recommend waiting until your child is at least 6 months before you use one.
10. Coffee Machine
It sounds cliché but one of the major lifestyle changes that comes from having a baby is reduced sleep, especially during the first few months.
If your partner is a coffee drinker, then he’ll probably crave caffeine more often in search of that much needed energy boost.
From experience I can tell you that I definitely drank more coffee than usual during the first few months after my daughter was born.
With time most definitely not on your side, a good quality coffee machine such as the Nespresso one above will be worth its weight in gold.
11. Matching Outfits
12. Comfy Sneakers
13. Back Massager
Back and neck massagers are a convenient way to relieve these stresses and strains, and aren’t as expensive as you think.
14. Handwritten Card
If you and your partner like to give or receive personalized cards, then why not write a card that explains how much you love and appreciate him and what a wonderful father you think he’ll make.
15. Noise Cancelling Headphones
And sneakily just like the Nespresso machine this is another present that you might also want to use from time to time too!
16. Fancy Ear Plugs
Finally, another good (and humorous) push present when you’re on a budget is a pair of fancy earplugs.
As well as for sleeping, he can also use them to focus or to concentrate while working.