9 Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts For The Dad-To-Be

Although some people may argue that your first Mother's Day or Father's Day doesn't happen until the baby is actually born, there's nothing wrong with making the day a little extra special for parents-to-be. There's a lot of excitement around your soon-to-be new roles and responsibilities, and celebrating Father's Day2017 is one way to savor that special time in your life. If you fall into that camp, then you may be on the hunt for last-minute Father's Day for dads-to-be.

Rather than opting for the "traditional" gifts related to golfing, grilling, beer, whiskey, sports teams, hunting, fishing, and the like, get the dad-to-be in your life something more sentimental or personalized. You can get him something that will help him prepare for what's coming, something to mark the occasion as special and unique, or something that's just a bit sappy and emotional. There's likely a lot of focus on the mama-to-be on most days throughout the pregnancy. Father's Day — your husband's first — can be one of the relatively few days when you make certain that the dad-to-be is showered with love and attention as well. Here are nine ideas for a last-minute gift you can get your husband, the dad-to-be, for Father's Day this year.


'The New Dad's Playbook: Gearing Up For The Biggest Game Of Your Life' by Benjamin Watson

The New Dad's Playbook: Gearing Up For The Biggest Game Of Your Life, $11, Amazon

Help hime get ready for the big day (and all the days after) with The New Dad's Playbook. Although there's no book that will completely prepare him for every situation, this one will get his head in the game.


Picture Frame

Father-To-Be Frame From The Baby, $29, Amazon

A dad-to-be will love this folding picture frame featuring a sweet poem on one side and room for a sonogram shot or photo of the parents-to-be on the other.


Hospital Snack Box

New Dad Hospital Comfort Gift Basket, $75, Amazon

If your baby's arrival is imminent, your husband will definitely appreciate this gift basket full of snacks, toiletries, and anything else he may need for the birth. Bonus points if he shares with you after.


Dad Definition Printable

Dad Wall Art, $6, Etsy

This definition of dad printable makes your life super easy. It's downloadable, so you'll have it right away. Pick up a frame for it and you have a great first Father's Day gift.


Personalized Picture Frame

Personalized First Father's Day Gift, $25, Etsy

Although he may not be able to use it yet, this personalized first Father's Day picture frame is the perfect gift for your husband. He can fill it with a photo of a sonogram or wait until your little one makes his appearance and fill it with the first photo of the two of them together.


Coffee Mug

New Dad Rookie Season Coffee Mug, $14, Amazon

He'll need a little bit of an energy booster to get him through the days that are full of fits, or things don't go right, or someone is sick or scared. This coffee mug is perfect for tea, coffee, hot water and lemon, or just about anything else.


'Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada' by Jimmy Fallon

Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada, $7, Amazon

Moms want their baby's first word to be "mama," while dads are more partial to "dada." Give him a copy of Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada and he and the baby can bond while reading it — and conspire against you on the first word front.


"A Dad Is..." Printable

"A Dad Is..." Print, $5, Etsy

Give your husband this "A Dad Is" printable for Father's Day for an extra sentimental moment. It's downloadable, so all you need to go get is a frame and a card.



"I Love Dad" Onesie, $11, Etsy

This "I Love Dad" onesie is the perfect Father's Day gift for your husband, the dad-to-be. It'll be all the sweeter when your little one is finally able to wear it.