Mums have a tendency to steal the spotlight when it comes to welcoming a new baby. From baby showers to birthing classes; there’s a lot of emphasis placed on the mother’s experience. We’re not saying mums don’t deserve all that attention - just that dads could share in some of it too. Why not show a new dad you care with a perfect gift to prepare him for the exciting life change he’s about to experience.
Something they can build
Waiting for the birth of your child can be nerve wracking and exciting. Productive activities are helpful in alleviating some of the stress and anxiety many new parents feel in the lead up to the big day. Most dads love working with their hands and putting together all the baby furniture, from cots to change tables and bassinets will keep them occupied with something they can be proud of at the end. It also helps them feel like they are contributing to the preparation of their new family, since mum’s working hard on growing the baby.
If you know the father-to-be is beyond prepared when it comes to baby items then think ahead and surprise them with something their toddler will love. The first 18 months fly by so fast they’ll be glad you had the foresight to buy a kids cubby house, so when their child is the right age all that’s left is to assemble and play.
Keeping things untangled
There’s a lot that will change in your life when you become a parent, such as the tendency for little hands to find anything and everything to play with. Babies love your stuff; from keys to headphones. Give the gift of organisation to a new dad with Afternoons with Albert. Founder Shane Thompson is an international pilot whose travel experiences have helped him develop The Cord Roll - a simple wrap for housing your earphones, cords and other important items.
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A sentimental surprise
The birth of a child is an important moment in your life and something most new dads will want to remember forever. Uberkate has the perfect range of gifts for dads with their personalised jewellery and accessories. Surprise the new dad in your life with a stylish sterling silver set of world’s best dad cufflinks, or perhaps a baby name keyring. Looking for something even more subtle? Engrave a ring with the date of birth of their child so they can carry the memory with them wherever they go.
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Somehow we doubt baby shower’s for dads will take off anytime soon but we still believe there’s a range of great gift ideas for dads to help them make the transition from man to father.