Gift Ideas for Dad

Coming up with gift ideas for dad can be a little challenging sometimes, and this is especially true when buying a little something for the dad-to-be. While it is not the norm everywhere, many expectant moms are gifting their baby daddy when they find out that they are pregnant. This practice is catching on as moms try to mark the moment they find out that they are expecting, and it celebrates that a new addition to the family is on the way.

The range of gift ideas for men will differ depending on the type of person he is, but these are some common choices:

  • Books - If the daddy is a reader, books that he will appreciate range from how-to-be a parent to novels and inspirational books about fatherhood and parenting in general. Two titles come readily to mind, "The Expectant Father" by Armin A. Brott and "Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads" by Gary Greenberg.
  • Videos - Give the movie loving guys DVDs just for dads such as What To Expect When You Are Expecting or Dad, Three Men and A Baby and The Holiday. For some first-time dads, DVDs about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting will make the perfect gift and help them prepare for the journey ahead.
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  • Diaper Bag - The ideal gift for husband who is a hands-on kind of dad is the diaper bag, as he will get involved in the day-to-day tasks. The designs available these days make it possible to carry other items such as key rings and some even have cell phone holders. When dad goes on the road with his baby, he can easily take care of business without having to travel with a large bag. For the trendy man, a front carrier, baby backpack, baby sling or carrier such as a Baby Bjorn will come in handy after the birth. A few guys will be so excited they will start practicing even before the baby arrives
  • Tech device - Giving a new Smartphone, iPad or some other tech device as gift ideas for Dad is fine as well. Since the gift will help to celebrate the news of the new family addition, giving the new daddy something he will like is important.
  • Jewelry - This can be a watch or something that actually symbolizes the impending birth. A good example is a ring with a birthstone. when you have a good idea when the baby will be born.
  • Gift baskets for men - It is now quite easy to find nice baskets for men, so when it comes to gift ideas for dad this could be at the top of the list. These can include their favorite wine, chocolate, fruits and body care products. The good thing about giving a gift like this is that you can decide what you want to put in it.

Other great gift ideas for dad include T-shirts announcing the happy news or even matching T-Shirts for the parents for when the baby is born. The messages on T-Shirts can include catchy phrases or quotes about being a dad.

The soon-to-be-dad normally gets a gift before making the big announcement to everyone else. This means that mom will not have a lot of time to search for the best gift. The Internet is a good place to hunt for cool gift ideas for anyone. You will be surprised to know that even a nice congratulatory card will mean a lot to some guys.

Women usually know exactly what type of gifts their husbands or boyfriends like. Nonetheless, it does help giving some thought to what are the best gift ideas for dad that anyone can find quickly. These types of celebratory or congratulatory gifts do not have to cost a lot of money to be significant. Giving gifts to the expectant father helps to give him some of the attention that family members traditionally give to the expectant mom.

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