Everyone is showering the mom-to-be with gifts (which she deserves – she’s carrying a tiny human after all), but the daddy-to-be shouldn’t be left out of the equation. He is going to be dad! Show your partner some love and help him get in touch with his paternal instincts with one of these great gift ideas.
Books on Fatherhood
If this is your first baby, a book on fatherhood to help him understand what to expect will be really helpful.
Fantastic First Time Father by Tim Mungeam, R144 (Quercus) answers all the questions dads-to-be are too afraid to ask, including the physical changes your body will undergo during pregnancy and childbirth, the key stages of your new baby’s development, paternity leave and sex.
A manly diaper bag
There will come a time when hubby will go on an outing with the little one without you by his side, and he wouldn’t want to carry around the beautiful colourful floral nappy bag you love.
Get him his own sturdy, manly bag and stock it with nappies and other baby essentials.
We like the Ah Goo – Baby Essential Combo, R1429.71 from www.babyandme.co.za because it includes all the essential nappy bag items your partner might need on an outing. You can choose the colour of the bag plus the accessory styles that match your personality best. The accessories included with the bag are: the Grab & Go Bag, Plush Pad, Wipes Case, Diaper Pouch, Pacifier Tote, Bottle Strap and Pacifier Clip.
A congratulatory card and a gift basket
Send the new dad-to-be a cute congratulatory card paired with his favourite chocolates or a biltong basket. He will really appreciate it! We love the Wine, Biltong and Chocolates gift box, R629.95 from Netflorist. He will be forever grateful.
A smartphone or tablet
If the man in your life doesn’t already have a smartphone or tablet this would make a great gift. If he doesn’t like to read, this device will come in really handy for downloading pregnancy videos he can watch. Plus he can download photo apps to take snaps of your new bundle of joy after the birth. There are so many different tablets and phones to choose from. Pick one you know your partner has been eying for a while. Kalahari has a wide selection of tablets to choose from plus they offer free delivery.
A PVR decoder or DVD Box set
Between feedings, nappy changes and limited sleep, new dads won’t have much time to spend lounging around watching their favourite shows. Get him a PVR decoder so he can record all his favourite shows or buy him the DVD box sets of some of his shows. Arrow Season 1, R349.95 is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD.
A guy’s night out
Give the new dad-to-be a night out with his friends before the pyjama drill starts. Organise something special and fun for him and his friends to do – whether it’s a night of dinner and drinks at the Casino or a chilled night away at a lodge. You decide.
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