Hands up who else struggles for birthday gifts for their husband or partner?
Even if you know them inside out and back to front, men are notoriously hard to buy for!
Not because they are fussy either – generally, it’s difficult to know what to get them because of their distinct lack of ‘pickiness’ and the fact you know they will say they are happy with whatever you get them.
Even so, something makes us want their gifts to be ‘perfect’ not just something they say they are ‘happy with’
Because who wouldn’t want to please the love of their life and father of their unborn baby?
Of course, your new arrival will be the best gift ever for a dad to-be, but as much as becoming a dad is the most amazing thing that will ever happen to him, you’d probably feel it was a bit of a cop-out, if he told you your birthday present was the fact you were due to become a mother.
“Here! I hereby gift you my input into creating our child”
Nope, it doesn’t cut the mustard, does it?
Similarly, at this special time in your lives, you may not want to rely on the tried and tested gifts, such as:
- Gift vouchers
So, what can you give a dad-to-be for his birthday, that is both a lovely gift but with a nod to this great parenthood adventure you are both about to embark on?
These are some of our favourite Birthday Gift Ideas for a dad-to-be:
BIRTHDAY GIFTS FOR A DAD-TO-BE: IS HE A SPORT FAN?
Matching Dad-to-be and Baby sports gear from his favourite team is always a winner for the sports fan in your life.
Many men quietly dream of taking their offspring to their first match, teaching them the offside rule, and having a little sports buddy.
Most sports clubs cater to this, making the cutest, teeny tiny football or rugby strips – or cute rompers in the team’s colours.
WILL HE WANT TO BE SEEN WITH YOUR CHANGING BAG?
Let’s face it, it’s Mum who generally chooses the pram and the accessories.
Even the neutral changing bags can look a bit feminine, and while Dad probably won’t care about that – how about treating him to a lovely, smart changing bag that he will be as proud to carry as his own child?
There are some really cool changing bags out there, designed with Dads in mind.
BIRTHDAY GIFTS FOR A DAD-TO-BE: DOES HE LIKE A JOKE?
Not much better than a belly laugh inducing birthday gift for a dad-to-be!
- A Haynes manual for babies – like the car manuals but the rather trickier model of a baby!
- Mugs and t-shirts printed with funny, dad-to-be wording
- Survival kits – varying from little kits to giant ones, these are great for Dad-to-be, including nappy disposal assistance, pegs for the nose and an assortment of amusing aids to help with those tricky moments raising a baby.
WILL HE LIKE BEAUTIFUL NEWBORN IMAGES TO LOOK BACK ON FOR YEARS TO COME?
Newborn Photography Sessions are not just for Mums!
They can be a perfect gift for Dad-to-be too! Something to look forward to when your baby arrives, and the added bonus of capturing stunning images to treasure forever.
Some Dads (and mums) have been known to nod off during these calm, cosy sessions too – so it’s a relaxing treat too!
DOES HE KNOW TIME ALONE WITH YOU WILL BE LIMITED ONCE BABY ARRIVES?
Book a romantic, last-minute break with just the two of you – your new baby will be worth the lack of weekends away, BUT that doesn’t mean you won’t both miss them.
It could be a while before you’re able to enjoy a child-free weekend again, so make it one to remember.
So, think outside the box, and be creative when it comes to the birthday gifts of the dad-to-be in your life.
Natalie Moss Photography – based in Woking – specialises in newborn, baby, and maternity photography for families in and around Surrey.
Want to know more about Newborn Photoshoots? Visit www.nataliemossphotography.co.uk/newbornphotography
And why not adding a specialist Maternity Session? Visit www.nataliemossphotography.co.uk/surrey-maternity-photographer