With Father's Day just around the corner, my mind along with lots of other new moms, is scrambling for the perfect gift for my husband who is celebrating his first Father's Day. Since Father's Day is a celebration honoring fatherhood and all that entails, it's important to me to pick something meaningful. Whether you're looking for something one of a kind, from the heart, within budget, or all of the above, check out my personal picks for his first Father's Day for that new dad in your life below.
Travel is a big part of our lives, even as new parents. Since we added baby L to the mix, I've tried to make it a point to take lots of photos of not only what we see, but also us as a family unit. Nothing brings a smile to our faces like family photos!
This very cute, yet simply elegant picture frame is a fantastic way to show off a beloved photo of Dad and baby. As days turn into years, and years turn into decades babies grow into adulthood and the family changes. A photo is a timeless memory that is a powerful way to cherish the present and also remember the past.
When a new dad needs his own manly diaper bag, Timbuk2's Stork Pack is the answer. It comes with an insulated wipeable pocket for bottles or snacks. Plus, it also includes a padded removable changing pad with an external, stretchy pacifier pocket, two internal mesh diaper pockets and one clear zippy pocket for all of those things you'd rather zip out of sight. This pack is dad tested and approved. We've taken this on countless day trips with our infant daughter and it has been able to hold not only the baby items but our general gear as well. First time dads will rejoice at having a practical way to carry it all while looking after baby.
While my husband certainly needs his cup of coffee in the morning (#dadlife), he also enjoys his glass of beer in the evenings. This glass is sturdy & high quality with print that won't fade. It can be chilled and used for all types of beer. Or the new dad in your life isn't much of a beer drinker, no worries. It's also ideal for all types of other beverages including iced tea and coffee. Or if your guy is more of the traditional coffee mug type, you can't go wrong with this Best Dad Ever 13Oz Coffee Mug "US". Either way you choose, it'll make a great gift for a first time father!
Laughter is an instant vacation. -Milton Berle
If you're looking for something more on the creative and handmade side for his first father's day, that is now safe for baby and possible with this reusable hand and footprint ink pads. This ink is non-toxic, acid free, and rinses off easily from baby's feet with just a bit of water.
This kit can be used to stamp a personalized card for dad, or maybe something to hang on the wall along your family photos. One thing to keep in mind from the reviews, this ink does tend to fade in the sunlight. So if you do choose to use it to create memories for his first father's day that you want to last a lifetime, be sure to keep it out of direct sunlight.
We all know that reading to children has been proven to be beneficial. Reading aloud to babies has an enormously positive impact on their development and future learning. Besides acquiring the basics of how to read a book, your child will also gain: better communication skills, more logical thinking skills, and an overall mastery of language.
It's been shown that reading aloud is the single most important activity leading to language development. So while new papa is giving this precious gift to his little one, why not help him do it with this great piece of best selling storytelling from Jimmy Fallon!
One of the greatest gifts adults can give to their offspring and to their society is to read to children. -Carl Sagan
What gift will you choose for dad's first Father's Day gift? Do you have other great gift ideas for a new dad? Please tell us in the comment section below!