Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and that means it's time to start shopping for your partner in crime, your ride-or-die, your number one. And if that special someone also happens to be the father of your child, then the gift-giving stakes get a little higher. Nothing is more powerful than seeing the man you love take on the role of dad, and that transformation deserves some recognition. That's why I rounded up 16 Valentine's Day gifts for new dads that are all about acknowledging him and what he does for your family.
To this day, my favorite Valentine's Day was the one that came after the birth of my first child. My husband and I marveled at the fact that our two beating hearts had created another. And while this was by far the least sexy V-Day I've ever had, it felt so much more meaningful. Our love had created a human, and that was the most amazing gift of all.
So, if you're a new parent and are on the hunt for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your equally sleep-deprived partner, this round-up is for you. From heart-melting daddy-themed gifts, to pampering gifts for him, all of the selections below will show your man that you love seeing him in this new role.
What new dad wouldn't melt opening this made-to-order artwork? You can select the photos that mean the most to you, so it's an especially thoughtful keepsake.
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16A Dad-Specific Diaper Bag
Dads love gear, and this super lightweight backpack from Humble-Bee definitely fits the bill. Available in Onyx, Olive, or Pebble, it has "lots of utilitarian pockets, including one for a tablet/laptop," and such durability-extending features as a water-repellant exterior that wipes clean of everything from diaper cream to food grease to playground mud with ease. Comes with a changing kit, removable stroller strops, and more.