Quick and Easy Father’s Day Gifts for the First Time Dad or Dad-to-be

Father's Day Gifts
Father’s Day Gifts

Looking for a fast and easy Father’s Day gift for the NEW dad or dad-to-be?

Father’s Day is just a few days away!  Do you need ideas that are quick and easy to give to the new dad in your home? One word: PERSONALIZATION

The most precious gifts I treasure from my girls are their homemade gifts.  It does not have to be perfect or expensive because when I look at it, it makes me smile. I have kept tons of colored pictures and drawings and my husband still has drawings in his office from years past.

One of my favorite Mother’s Day gifts was a book of coupons made from my youngest.  It had ALL kinds of things she knew that I loved.  Coupons were redeemable for: foot massage, back massage, 10 minutes of back “scratchies,” 10 extra hugs and kisses, breakfast in bed, 10 minutes of SILENCE (I have daughters and they can talk my ear off), my choice for a bed time book, putting her laundry away, dinner and a movie with her (dad and sissy were not allowed) and her top 10 reasons why she loved me.  It was so sweet and thoughtful.

Another memorable gift was a piece of card stock with my name spelled out.  She used one word that described me from each letter.  It was on my favorite color paper with her flower drawings all over it.

C-Cool mom                              FUNNY                            DEPENDABLE

O-Obedient mom                  PATIENT                           ADORABLE

L-Loving mom                       STRONG                            DELIGHTFUL

L-Loyal mom                            HERO                               DRIVEN

E-Extra special mom             RELIABLE                        YOUTHFUL

E-Easygoing mom                  PROVIDER

N-Nice mom

5 easy gifts for DADS and DADS-To-BE

Set up your own photo shoot.  Use dad’s clothing (shirts, tie, shoes, hats, etc). Does DAD like a certain sport?  Team? Bowling? Fishing? Hockey?  Star Wars? Use props you have at home and be creative. Upload and customize it at Walgreens.com and pick it up the same day (at certain stores).

Hand and/or Footprints. You can get some paint and customize shirts, glasses, mugs, canvas, frames, ETC.  Grab one of his shoes, dip it in paint, place it on paper and then use a different color paint and put baby/child’s foot in it with the words “Following in daddy’s footsteps”.  Try using hand prints and say, “I always feel safe in your arms.” Two little feet touching at the heels in a V shape make a cute heart. Write your own or print out a meaningful poem and put hand or footprints on it.

Buy a set of Dad and Me books for dad to read to baby.  “Just Me and My Dad”  “Daddy and Me” “My Dad Loves Me”  or “Hero Dad”

His favorite coffee with a personalized note apologizing for ALL the nights baby kept him up.

Books for DADs and DADs-to-be: (practical and funny books). All books can be found on AMAZON

Suggested reading:

Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood By Micheal Lewis

FATHERHOOD – Bring it On! (10 small tips about everything) by Antonios Loizides

Hacking Fatherhood: Preparing For Success in the Biggest Role of Your Life by Nate Dallas

The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year (New Father Series) by Armin A. Brott

Dude, You’re a Dad!: How to Get (All of You) Through Your Baby’s First Year by John Pfeiffer

Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads by Gary Greenberg

The New Dad’s Survival Guide: Man-to-Man Advice for First-Time Fathers by Scott Mactavish

A Baby’s Guide to Surviving Dad (Baby Survival Guides) by Benjamin Bird and Tiago Americo

The New Dad’s Survival Guide: What to Expect in the First Year and Beyond by Rob Kemp

Becoming Daddy by Tam Rodwell


You only have ONE first Father’s Day, enjoy it!