Father's Day is just around the corner and, in the same way that we celebrate expecting moms, dads-to-be deserve some love on their first ever Father's Day. But finding the perfect gift for him can be easier said than done. If you're stumped on finding a Father's Day gift for the dad-to-be in your life, you're not alone. It can be hard to find something that he will truly love, but with a little bit of digging, you're sure to find just the thing.
Men are notoriously hard to shop for. I get stumped year after year when searching for a unique, quirky, and special Father's Day gift for my own husband. Although moms are usually content with some alone time and a bouquet of flowers, dads can be a little bit tricker. Even if you know your guy's wish list to a tee, buying something to celebrate him as a soon-to-be father can seem like a daunting task.
Luckily, these gifts are perfect for any "expectant dad," whether he prefers humorous gifts, sentimental gifts, or a combination of both. They're all affordable, and available online, so that you can get him the perfect gift just in time for his "big day."
1Personalized Frame With Ultrasound Photo
2Matching Daddy And Baby Onesie
Technically, babymoons are geared towards the mom-to-be, which makes sense since she is the one carrying and birthing the child. But once baby arrives, Dad will need some breaks too. So take him on a preemptive vacation in celebration of his new role as dad.
4Daddy Coffee Mug
5A New Dad Tee
6'The Baby Owner's Manual' by Louis Borgenitcht
For the dad with a sense of humor (or the dad who genuinely wants to be prepared), buying an "instruction manual" to help him read up on the ins and outs of new dad life might be the most beneficial gift he could receive. The Baby Owner's Manual is the perfect option.
7Monogrammed Grill Set
8Coupons For Some Daddy Down Time
Give the gift you hope to receive right? As much as new moms need alone time, dad could use a break every now and then too. Gift him a handmade book of "down time coupons" that he can redeem when he just needs a break. It will give him some great ideas for Mother's Day too.
9A Maternity Boudoir Shoot
Most men think their pregnant partners are sexier than ever. Schedule a maternity boudoir shoot with a local photographer and give him something sultry to remember your pregnancy by before baby comes. Or, if boudoir isn't your thing, schedule a couple's session to commemorate.
10Customized Dog Tag Keychain
If you've decided on a name for your baby, you can surprise daddy-to-be with some bling for his keys. This father-baby dog tag keychain is the perfect way to start his collection.
11Personalized Beer Mug
This may or may not be the gift I gave my own husband on his first Father's Day and, not surprisingly, he still uses it to this day. Since, expecting dads don't need to abstain from their alcoholic beverages, a personalized beer mug will be a gift that's sure to see its fair amount of use.