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Thoughtful Gift Ideas to Celebrate the Father-to-Be
Stressing over getting the perfect Father’s Day gift for the expecting dad in your life? I get it. Any old gift won’t do.
This year, you want to show him that you think he’s going to be an awesome father with the perfect present.
Finding gift ideas for someone whose child hasn’t yet been born can be a little tricky, but I’m here to help.
After a bit of digging, I’ve put together a list of the best Father’s Day gifts for expecting dads (that he’ll actually love!).
And today, I wanted to share what I’ve found with you.
(Psst… Is he going to be a twin daddy? Stick with me till the end for some awesome gifts for the soon-to-be father of twins!)
1. Matching T-Shirt & Onesie
The “Gamer Dad” tee is the perfect gift for the guy who’s into video games! You could even get a matching set for the whole family…they even have a “Gamer Mom” t-shirt option.
And if Dad prefers motorcycles over video games? Check out the “Biker Dad” and “Future Biker” set instead.
2. Custom Watercolor Painting
Have you already had maternity photos taken? Then you’ll want to consider having your favorite turned into a beautiful work of art that he’ll always cherish.
(Bonus points if the Dad-to-be is in the photo, too!)
3. Personalized Charging Station
Help him get organized with a docking station. Not only does it hold almost any type of cell phone, but it’ll keep his keys, wallet, watch, glasses, and various miscellaneous items together in one place.
4. Custom Can Cooler
This custom can cooler will keep his beverage cold for hours! It also comes with a slide lock lid so he can use it as a mug or cup.
Select one of the pre-made designs and customize it with your own text — they will be laser engraved onto the cooler for long term durability.
5. Baby Scan Keyring
These log slice keyrings are made to order using your ultrasound photo so that the Dad-to-be can take a little piece of his baby wherever he goes.
Such a cute gift! You can even have the back of the keyring engraved with a message of your choice.
6. Personalized Picture Frame
Frame baby’s ultrasound picture (or leave it empty until after baby’s arrival!) in a custom made photo frame.
You can have it engraved with any quote or wording of your choosing — or, if you’re not feeling very creative, you can just stick with the sweet quote that’s in the sample listing.
7. Etched Rocks Glass
A rocks glass that’s hand etched with “Dad Est. 2021” is the ultimate gift for a cocktail lover. This etched rocks glass is high quality and carefully etched by hand (not printed) so the letters won’t wear off in the dishwasher.
8. Personalized Ultrasound Coffee Mug
A personalized coffee mug isn’t necessarily a unique gift — but this one is really cool because you can have your baby’s ultrasound photo printed on it.
Plus, you can customize the text on it. This is a great gift for Father’s Day… or any special occasion!
9. Expectant Daddy Gift Box
This one-time gift box has been thoughtfully curated to prepare him for the next nine months and beyond. Gifts include:
- Water bottle to keep hydrated
- What to Expect When Your Wife is Expanding by Thomas Hill
- Hello My New Name is Daddy Socks
- Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada by Jimmy Fallon
- Nivea Men hand cream
You can even swap out the water bottle for a #DADLIFE travel wine/coffee tumbler at no additional cost. Take a look here.
10. Countdown Photo Frame
This wooden frame can be customized with text of your choice and used to frame baby’s ultrasound photo.
It has a chalkboard heart with chalk attached so that the dad-to-be can count down the remaining weeks until he meets the new little one.
11. Heartbeat Art With 3D Print
This is a super unique Father’s Day gift for expecting dads! I’d never seen anything like it before. It’s a custom work of art with a 3D print of the baby’s ultrasound photo and artwork that depicts the actual heartbeat.
You can get it in either pink or blue, and you can customize the text, as well. For a truly one-of-a-kind gift, take a look here!
12. Customizable Wooden Plaque
“I may just be a bump, but I love you more than you will ever know.”
This cute wooden plaque is available in several different sizes, including a fridge magnet or gift tag, and you can customize the name of the recipient.
13. Expectant Father’s Day Card
There’s nothing wrong with just giving a card for his first Father’s Day! This expectant Father’s Day card is cute, printed on high quality paper, and the inside is blank so you can write a personal message.
14. Daddy Coffee Tumbler
If you ask me, you can’t go wrong with a high quality, etched coffee tumbler as a gift. You can get this Daddy tumbler in a number of different colors, and you can customize it with an “established” year.
He’ll love the daily reminder that he’s going to be a dad soon!
15. Twin Daddy Gift Ideas
Is he going to be the father of two…at one time? I’ve even come up with a few fun and unique gift ideas for the future twin dads!
Father’s Day Gifts for Expecting Dads
Which of these Father’s Day gifts for expecting dads will you choose? Did you find something on this list?
If you don’t feel that any of the presents on this list are quite the right fit, you’ll find more gift ideas for soon-to-be dads right here.
Good luck, and congratulations to the parents-to-be!
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