Have you had your own or attended baby showers where the new dad was given gifts? What do you think would be good gifts for a new or expecting dad?
I tried to put up a list of some good items to give to an expecting dad. Please feel free to comment with your thoughts and ideas.
Here are some gift ideas for the new and expecting dads :
1. Pregnancy Book for Dads (so they know what the heck they have gotten themselves and their partners into!!) 🙂
2. Starbucks Gift Cards (they need more caffeine to stay awake and change all those diapers at night, no?!!)
3. Headphones (to use when they are busy with work and baby is crying!!)
4. Restaurant Gift Cards (for the non chef dads to bring meals home when mommy is too busy attending baby!!)
5. A dude diaper bag
6. Photo frames (for the office)
7. Phone Numbers of Nannies or Babysitting Vouchers (so he can plan some dates with his wife/partner!!)
What else would you add to this list?
Combine your gift registries online. You can open as many registries you want in different stores and link them all into one page and forward this page to your friends and family. This way you do not have to remember 20 different registries and wonder what all you have registered for. My sweet friend Sa found this idea online and combined all my registries before sending out my baby shower invitation. I think it was an awesome idea!
Here are a few websites that can help you combine your registries.
Amazon.com has a universal registry button. I have not used it but according to the site you can add items from different websites on your Amazon registry through their universal registry button.
Hope this tip helps you and your guests!
I thought I would share some pictures and thoughts about my baby shower on this blog before I start writing about baby shower ideas.
My baby shower was planned by my husband and three beautiful friends R, Sa and Sw. I totally couldn’t believe that they would plan all this for me and I love them so much for that. Two of them Sa and Sw flew all the way from East Coast to throw me a party and I think that was the best gift ever. I love my husband for making sure everything that my friends planned fell into place. He also managed to sit through half the party without getting too embarrassed among all the ladies.
My shower was not a surprise as my friends and hubby were not very sure who all to invite. I was new in Las Vegas and was missing all my friends from Raleigh, NC but I still managed to invite 15-20 new friends and colleagues that I had made in this new town. And several of them were present to celebrate our new beginning.
The baby shower venue was chosen to be Verandah at the Four Seasons . The venue was sophisticated yet comforting and beautiful. We had rented a private dining room that seated around 30 people. I was actually invited by my husband and R to choose the menu a couple weeks before the party in order to finalize. I totally loved their Oreo Cheesecake they had for the tasting and was one of the desserts I distinctly remember. It was not something I would otherwise order but I ended up trying it and loved it.
Sa and Sw flew in a day before to prepare for the party decorations. Sw made and decorated a delicious cake for me with a “boy” theme The baby topper was the cutest! The theme for the invitations, balloons and centerpiece decorations was animal theme. The return gifts and the cake were in a “boy” theme. I don’t remember everything we had on the menu but if I find it in my email I will post it on the blog as an update. My friends had planned funny baby shower games for the party like guessing how large my belly was , whose water will break first, guessing whats in the poopy diaper, etc. And there were prizes for correct guesses too!
Towards the end we cut the cake and also opened presents. I must say it was all very overwhelming at the end, everyone was so nice and showered me with wonderful presents for the baby and it made me realize how close I was to giving birth and how my life was going to change soon. But the best part was that I was surrounded with so much love during this time.