Friday, August 12, 2011

Push Present (A Giveaway)

Have you heard of a "Push Present"?

I actually prefer to call it a "Labor for hours/push/be cut open/get up at all hours of the night to feed present" but that really doesn't have the same ring to it.  Haha!

A relatively recent phenomenon, "push presents" are gifts for new moms from their husbands after giving birth.  According to this article published last month at The Imperfect Parent, 38% of new moms today receive gifts from their husbands to mark this milestone.  And, although celebrities like Rachel Zoe (who got a 10 karat diamond ring after delivering her baby boy) and Mariah Carey (who got a diamond and sapphire necklace after the birth of her twins) have made the concept more popular in the US, the idea has been around in countries like England and India for centuries.  While the article implies that the gifts must be extravagant and reflect "how much the new daddy loves and appreciates his wife for the eternal 'gift' she has given him," there are plenty of reasonable options available today too.

Jeff, always 'up' on the latest trends ;), gave me this sweet necklace to mark Sam's arrival.

Please excuse my freckly d├ęcolletage.
Our first "date night" after baby this Tuesday... Modeling my necklace.
I admit that I told him exactly what I wanted, but he found the perfect one himself from E. Ria Designs at Etsy (and, it was only $34.00... cost not being a reflection of his love and appreciation, of course).  We ordered from the hospital room the day after Sam was born, it arrived a few days later, and I haven't taken it off since.  I love it!

So... did you get a "Push Present"?  If so, what was it?  And, if not... It's not too late.

Today, E. Ria is giving away one of her most popular gifts for new moms - the nest - to an E, Myself, and I reader. 


How cute are they?  Nests come in a variety of metals and you choose the color/number of eggs to represent each of your kids.  I LOVE that these can be added on to as your family grows, and that it looks so classy and trendy while still being sentimental. :)  *Husbands take note!

Here's a little info about E. Ria and some of her other great gift ideas (even if you aren't a mom):

E. Ria Designs is the creative child of designer and artist Elaine Axmear. The online jewelry and gift boutique features hand crafted artisan and hand stamped jewelry. Using materials including sterling silver, gold filled, brass and copper, Elaine creates personal and memorable jewelry that is always one-of-a-kind. 
The jewelry can be stamped with several fun fonts and designs. Adornments to the jewelry include genuine freshwater pearls in a rainbow of colors, crystals, genuine gemstones and precious metal charms to complete the look. Unique finishes to the surfaces of the silver, copper and brass bring another dimension to Elaine’s work. Some of the designs are brushed, oxidized and brushed, hammered or vintage finished, a proprietary technique creating a surface that looks worn with age and character.
In addition to jewelry, E. Ria Designs offers customizable gifts, too. Some of Elaine’s offerings include sterling silver golf ball markers, guitar picks and keychains. New items coming soon, just in time for the gift-giving season, are hand stamped bookmarks and Christmas ornaments.

Each design is thoughtfully packaged in a cute little brushed silver gift tin adorned with a signature logo label. Custom orders are welcome, in addition to wholesale requests, bridal orders and other special requests.

Stay connected for the introduction of new designs, specials and other news at www.eriadesigns.blogspot.com, on Facebook at E. Ria Designs or Twitter at ERiaDesigns. Purchase jewelry and gifts online at www.eriadesigns.etsy.com.

So... want to win?

Just visit one of E. Ria's websites (above), then come back here to leave a comment telling me your favorite item.  The contest will be open until Monday night at 11:59PM; I'll pick a winner (via random number generator) and announce it on Tuesday. 

Good luck and HAPPY FRIDAY!

33 comments:

  1. i think my favorite item is the nest, but i really like the washer necklace too with my littles' names on it. sweet giveaway.

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  2. These are absolutely gorgeous! I think my favorite is the nest, but I like the idea of the nest ring. Kids pull on necklaces a lot, so a ring is a little safer. I love the silver and the rustic brass looks. So cute, vintagy and lovely. I wanna order some today! I hope I win. :)

    mjlliving.blogspot.com

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  3. I'm not the biggest fan of yellow gold, but there's something about the 'Gold Filled Sideways Cross Necklace' that draws me in. The nest is equallly ahh-dorable... anything bird-related and I'm sold. I didn't get a 'push present' with my first baby, but my husband got a 'spectator gift' similar to yours, he has a "Saige" circular pendant hanging on his leather necklace {and we'll be adding Baby K very soon}

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  4. Oh, I would LOVE to win this give-away! The nest is such a sweet idea. I love the Molly personalized initial necklace. They're all precious though. My push present was a healthy 7 pound 12 oz baby boy... but I could use a little something sentimental to mark the occasion. ;) Thanks for the lovely give-away.

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  5. Love her stuff!! Would LOVE to have the Rustic Vintage Brass Nest with 1 precious Ivory pearl!! Thanks! :)

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  6. I love the Rugged Berry Silver Charm necklace! I had such a hard time choosing. The birds nests are definitely up there though.

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  7. E - LOVE your necklace! Good job, Jeff! My favorite is the yellow gold nest with the turquoise-ish eggs ... so cute!

    My push present was a painting of three barns called "threesome" to hang over the crib ... Daniel said when he read the name, he knew it was meant to be!

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  8. I think the nest is such a cute idea! I don't have any kids (yet), but I have a family member who's pregnant with twins for whom this would make a great gift! My favorite piece on her site is the Maria Bamboo Vintage Antiqued Brass Monogram Necklace (what a mouthful!), because it would go with just about any outfit.

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  9. i LOVE the mama bird hand stamped necklace. so original! http://www.etsy.com/listing/51917456/momma-bird-hand-stamped-sterling-silver

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  10. E! I cant wait to meet baby Sam!!! We wish you were here with us at the Big Chill beach Week!!

    I love the Jenna tiny initial silver necklace!

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  11. Love the nest necklace but my favorite is probably the Stella. Great Christmas present!

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  12. oh my goodness! I LOVE the vintage brass nest necklace. Those are all so pretty!

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  13. This is my first time commenting here, but I love your blog! We have a lot in common & it's fun to read experiences similar to your own. I just had a baby boy in May & my push oresent from my husband was a promise to go for walks with me.
    it meant a lot because (strangely) walks are not his thing. As for the giveaway, I loved the copper family tree charm! Very sweet.

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  14. I'm not a mom so no push present here but it's super cute! I mainly wanted to say that you look Great!! Looking stylish and put together for your date! :)

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  15. all gorgeous! expecting my first in september--i will have to show my husband her site! i love the family tree necklace--http://www.etsy.com/listing/71927015/aster-hand-stamped-family-tree-charm

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  16. So pretty! The nests are adorable. I think my favorite pieces from her etsy shop are the the Golden Flight Pearl Nest Necklace and Caroline Chalcedony.

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  17. I love the alexandra nest with 2 pearls for my 2 kiddos and their names. So cute! What a neat etsy shop!

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  18. I love the silver nest pendant and the "Millie" hand stamped necklace!

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  19. I love too many! But my favorites were Gina, Piper and Melissa. I talked about "push gifts" with my husband for MONTHS before my twins were born. They were 6 weeks early but by the time my birthday and Valentine's Day came around I thought I might get something but no luck. I guess I just will have to get my own someday.

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  20. I missed a whole bunch... love Alexandra too!

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  21. I think I like the CAROLINE Monogram/Initial Gold Necklace with Aqua Chalcedony Wire Wrapped Briolette by E. Ria Designs best!

    great giveaway :)

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  22. I love the GRACE SCRIPT Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Initial Necklace w/ Pearl. The pearl and font are so classy! I've never heard of a push present either. I'm due in 2 weeks! I better let my husband know about it so he can get on finding a present :-)

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  23. I think the pearl nests are totally gorgeous. I only have one pearl in my nest (as of now), but the ones with three are dreamy!

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  24. What a fantastic present! I didn't know about "push presents", but love the idea. All these items are gorgeous, but I really like the CAROLINE Monogram/Initial Gold Necklace with Aqua Chalcedony Wire. How neat that you can add onto it as you have more children!

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  25. i love the feather my nest!

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  26. I LOVE the CELIA Oxidized Stamped Washer Necklace! PS, VERY cute pic of you and Jeffy!

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  27. I like the nest and the new hope necklaces. What a great store!

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  28. Oh my goodness...I love that necklace. So pretty! Love the idea of a push, or in my case get-cut-open present!

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  29. Love, love, LOVE this jewelry. Such a beautiful way to display family members or loved ones. My favorite pieces are the rustic necklace with nest, and the sideways cross. Either piece would be a wonderful "push" present to myself- baby boy born 7/27/11.

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  30. These initial necklace and jewels are all great, I love them. Thank you for sharing. May you happy!!

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