Regardless of whether it is Father’s Day or not, you can be sure of two things. Your dad is very happy and he’s very tired! So why not give him a gift he can truly enjoy? Read on for a few ideas on some special Father’s Day gifts for dad.
Personal Gifts from Baby to Dad
There are a lot of things that kids can make as gifts for dad. But if this is dad’s first Father’s Day, then the baby is probably a bit too young. But that doesn’t mean mom can’t help out a bit! One sure-fire way to tug at dad’s heartstrings is to give personalized photo frames.
Almost every parent has their favorite picture of mom or dad with baby. Maybe it’s the one you took of dad sleeping on the floor near the crib. Or the time dad spent crawling on the floor to make the baby laugh. Frame one – or a few – of your favorite pictures to make a special Father’s Day gift he’ll never forget.
If you want a more original way of giving this gift, opt for a framed footprint or handprint. All you need is some child-safe paint and baby hands/feet. You can make a couple of prints in different colors to see which one works best. It’s a personal gift and your baby even had a hand in making it!
Dad and Me Board Book
This gift can take a bit more time to put together but is also very special. Whether it’s been a month or eleven since baby came along, no doubt you have cool pictures and hilarious stories of dad and baby. Put them together and make his very own board book! Then dad can read special and unique bedtime stories to your little one from now on.
Make Dad an EGGcellent Breakfast
This one works great if your kids are a bit older. Get their help to make a delicious breakfast in bed for dad. They may not be able to hold a knife or reach the stove. But they can still pour the juice and make up the breakfast tray. Whip up a batch of pancakes or waffles. Let them decorate to their heart’s content with powdered sugar and maple syrup. Surprise dad in bed with a very special breakfast!
Special Gifts for Dad to Use
Then there are gifts you can give dad to make his life a little bit easier. Being woken up by a cranky and sleepless baby at 3 am is not fun. Instead of walking to and fro, dad will surely appreciate a rocking chair to get baby back to sleep!
The Senza rocker from Natart has memory foam seats and lumbar support for dad. It comes with adjustable armrests and is made from 100% solid wood in a classic design. It comes with a convenient matching ottoman! So go ahead and give dad the gift of rest and relaxation.
Another great gift – especially if dad loves building things himself – is a toolbox. If he already has the tools, you can get a nice case that holds them all together. If not, dad will always appreciate new tools!
Stylish Diaper Bag
What can you give the dad who has everything? What about a backpack style diaper bag that he can carry around easily? Many diaper backs are feminine or only come with shoulder straps. But you can get diaper bags with multiple compartments and insulated pouches in a backpack style as well. Now dad can juggle baby and baby items with panache!
If there’s one thing every dad relies on, it is coffee. Do him a favor and gift him a coffee subscription. Now he will never run out of coffee when he needs it. Alternatively, you can also replace your aging coffee maker with a brand-new model. A smart coffee machine that makes a perfect cup every time even before he gets up is sure to be a hit!
Whether you go for personalized or utilitarian, your dad will surely appreciate and remember the thought that went into his gift.