When it comes to expecting a baby, we tend to focus all of our attention and energy on the soon-to-be mom. And of course, she deserves a good amount of consideration. After all, she is making a baby in her belly. However, there also comes a time when dads merit recognition, too.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, there’s never been a better chance to recognize the new or expecting dad in your life. While the baby might not be born yet, the anticipatory father is already preparing and readying himself for the next big season of life: Parenthood. If you want to celebrate and treat him right, check out these Father’s Day gift ideas we put together for new and expecting dads.
1. Matching Outfits
If your significant other is on the stylish side, then celebrate him with matching outfits for him and your upcoming little one. Even if your baby is still in the womb (and hasn’t quite entered the world yet), you can still give him an anticipatory onesie to memorialize his first Father’s Day. For instance, check out these funny outfits available on Etsy. If the upcoming dad reallyenjoys a stylish set, then surprise him with matching for the entire family, so he can embrace the role of father early-on.
2. Dad Garments
Maybe the expecting dad doesn’t love the idea of matching outfits, but that doesn’t mean he’s against decorated apparel altogether. Create a customized shirt, tie or mug to celebrate him this Father’s Day. Think of it: With his brand new dad mug, he can sip on a delicious cup of coffee at work while looking forward to his upcoming little one. Or pick out a funny shirt that announces the baby on the way. No matter what you pick, a funny dad garment is a great way to go for the holiday.
3. Baby Guide
Chances are the soon-to-be father in your life is...freaking out. After all, having a baby is a very tall task. Babies bring new responsibilities, challenges and a whole lot of unknown into the world. If he’s a first-time dad, then he probably has no idea what to do. For Father’s Day, give him the gift of security with a handy-dandy baby guide. Then, he can research any questions he has, read from more experienced dads and truly feel prepared for the little one on the way.
4. Personalized Goodies
Now, we’re not talking about apparel anymore. Personalized goodies are a great way to really demonstrate how excited you are to see him as a father. For example, save a picture from your next ultrasound reading and give him a personalized frame this Father’s Day. Or, give him a keychain he can hook on his keys with the monogrammed name of your little one. While you have a belly to remind you of your baby on the way, he can have something special to remember and celebrate this Father’s Day, too.
5. Weekend Away
We know, we know. You might be asking, “What does he have to get away from? I’m the one carrying the baby!” But being a father preparing for a baby can also be an incredibly stressful, overwhelming task. Needless to say, a weekend away is a great choice for both of you. Surprise him with a Father’s Day he’ll never forget—the last one to celebrate without kids running around. Plan a trip and give him a weekend where the two of you can relax, rejuvenate and prepare for your coming baby.
6. Non-Alcoholic Wine
If you want to celebrate Father’s Day with a relaxing evening for the man in your life, but don’t want to double up on beverages, then why not consider non-alcoholic wine? With the same great flavor and none of the worries, he can enjoy his favorite glass, and you can keep your little one safe. Plus, he can join you in your efforts to stay alcohol-free during pregnancy. Pick out your favorite bottle, or get a sampler set for the two of you to try a plethora of options.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to honor the new or expecting dad in your life. While we typically commemorate the moms, he deserves a moment of recognition, too. Keep these ideas in mind as you pick out the perfect present to celebrate him this Father’s Day.