For our family baby shower, I wanted to do something special for my husband since first-time dads often get shafted. So I googled a bunch of stuff and tried to come up with some fun present ideas. There wasn't much out there at all.
So here is what I can up with to give him at the end of the shower when he arrived to help pack up the gifts:
one heavy gift bag filled with goodies just for soon-to-be daddy
a fun toy that Pat has been eyeing at the store since we found out we were pregnant
some of his favorite snacks
warm, fleece lounge pants that I steal from him :)
Lions onesies - his favorite team
Books specific to Daddys - surprisingly hard to find
"For Baby's many messes - these may come in handy" - wipes, boogie wipes and boudreaux's butt paste
gender neutral outfit that says "Daddy Loves Me" - another super hard item to find. lots of 'mommy' things, not many 'daddy' things in general, especially gender neutral since we don't know what we're having
Baby's first toy
Binkies in the shape of footballs and some that say "I Love Daddy"
I wouldn't have purchased binky holder clips except these said "I Love Daddy" so I couldn't resist
Mountain Dew - his favorite pop!
He loved it! It was a lot of fun to see him open each item and read the fun tag that went along with it. After trying to put this gift together, I realize how few "Daddy" items are available. Of course, there is "Mommy" stuff everywhere, but not much in terms of daddy things. Weird.
So here we are, just 4.5 weeks from the due date and I'm still feeling great. Even have a come-back marathon in mind: Charlevoix June 2013. Anyone in?