Gifts For Dad
Gift tips for new dad, Father's Day or when you simply want to show your appreciation
Is dad great? Helping out a lot? Understanding and loving when Mom explodes out of pure exhaustion? Buy a couple of gifts for dad now and then to show that his love and presence is appreciated.
New dad is often forgotten - or at least feels forgotten - when a new baby arrives in the family. The well-being of the newborn infant, siblings and mom is often in complete focus.
Dad needs love and encouragement too! AND there is Father's Day, when he really should get some attention!
I asked my husband to help out and here is our list of possible gifts for dad.
Great Gifts For Dad
A cool diaper bag
If you want Dad to feel completely comfortable taking your baby out on his own, give him his own, "manly" diaper bag.
Most men don't appreciate flowery satin bags... These days there is quite a big selection of backpacks as well as other diaper bags that are especially designed for men.
IPodIf your husband is at all like mine, he loves technical stuff. An IPod for stroller walks or jogging trips is a great gift for dad. It's not very cheap, but you don't have to buy the newest one.
My husband has an IPod with 80GB (which is dinosaur stuff these days) and it can still store sooo much music that we can probably throw away all our CDs if we want to.
Baby picture in frameFor a dad who works away from home, a cute picture of his darling baby (and wife) in a (not too cute) frame is a nice gift.
Why not giving him a digital picture frame loaded with pictures of his cutie.
CameraA techie dad is likely to appreciate getting a camera, so that he can take lot of picture of his new baby. Make sure you get on that loads pretty quickly. Baby moments come and go fast!
And if you think Dad would appreciate to learn more about how to take great baby picture, read my review of an excellent ebook on the topic here.
Dad bookIf you want to give dad a parenting book, give one that you know he wants or one that is funny. If you are mother-in-law, give him something else! For some people parenting books can be sensitive, so use your judgment.
Below you'll find three books that are both helpful and fun about becoming a new dad:
Babysitting gift card
Since many men feel completely forgotten by their partners when a new baby arrives, a babysitting gift card, so that mom and dad can spend some time alone can be great gift for dad (and for mom, although she might not realize it...)
Either make your own one (if you are NOT the mom) and volunteer as the babysitter or buy one from a professional sitter service provider.
A jogging strollerFinding time to exercise when having a new baby can be quite tricky. A jogging stroller sure makes it easier if the parents (usually dad in the beginning) are at all into running. Since this is not likely to be your only stroller, you can buy a used one, or at least not the most expensive available.
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