Father’s day gift guide for dads-to-be

Father’s day gift guide for dads-to-be

Father’s Day is just around the corner. And by ’round the corner’, I mean “holy crap I need to get my skates on” and buy some stuff. 

The internet and social media is flooded with Father’s Day gift guides, and with it creeping ever closer (seriously, I need to do some shopping) I thought it would be fun to spin it around and focus on the man in your life who is almost a dad or who may have just taken that first terrifying step.

1. Something to make him tear up


I framed one of these for Nick last Christmas of the little man saying “I love you, daddy” and it sits at the top of the stairs. There’s a whole wall of space available and you bet I’m going to fill it with even more. If the main man in your life has another little nugget on the way, they’ll probably tell you that one of the most special moments of the pregnancy was the moment they heard that little hummingbird heartbeat for the first time. All I know is that every time I look up at that wall, I want to remember the first moment I heard that beat – and I know Nick will feel the same.

2. Something useful


I’m all for dads carrying and pushing around their babies. To be honest, I find the idea of Nick – who stands at 6 feet and 3 inches – carrying a brand new tiny human on his chest to be both hilarious and adorable. A top quality baby carrier gives your dad-to-be the opportunity to walk around town, do all his jobs and shopping, and have some bonding time too.

3. Something to wear


Dressing dads and babies in matching clothes is adorable, and I’m so looking forward to seeing this in my house. There are a bunch of other options out there, but considering the amount of pizza I consume this one seemed the cutest and most appropriate.

4. Something to carry with him


This little gift is cheap and cheerful; perfect for something a little extra. With one of these in his pocket, he’ll carry a reminder of his beautiful little nugget everywhere he goes.

5. Something to help him stay awake


It’s not a secret that new parents survive on very little sleep, so make sure he’s got something cute and funny to keep him company on those 2am feeds when that adorable squish won’t stop screaming and dad is rocking back and forth on the couch watching terrible TV. Aah, parenting’s fun.

6. Something to read


There are dozens of books out there all aimed at women and what it’s like to go through pregnancy. As someone who now has a beach ball attached to my body, that’s totally fair enough –  we do make the tiny humans after all. But dads are there just as much on the other side. If anything helps Nick understand what pregnancy puts me through then I’m happy for him to learn more about it, including all the gross stuff. And it’s not just pregnancy, dads are there when the baby actually arrives too. Nick loves this book and he’s only a chapter in.

7. Something from the bump


I have two moods; I either love cards or I hate them. Thankfully the internet makes it much easier to love cards as the options have blown wide open. You can get a card from anyone or anything to anyone nowadays – which is why I love this card ‘from the bump’. It’s cute and it makes me giggle.

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