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Special Gift to Expected Dad

I am expecting my first child in late Jan and would like to get my husband a special gift...something symbolic. We are already purchasing a camcorder together and I thought about books that he could read to our little-one when he/she arrives. Just wondering if anyone out there had any ideas to memorable gifts to capture this moment...becoming a Father.

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I have 2 ideas
The first is a book called So you're going to be a dad by Peter Downey. It talk about fastherhood in a very funny way. My husband really like it.
The second I made my husband a shirt using iron on sheet. It said 1st time dad with the year below it. I left enough room so that when my daughter was born there there was space for her footprints. He got to wear it to work and show off.

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For my first son, I got my husband a Daddy's diapering "tool" belt with all the necessary goodies - I saw several premade ones but chose to make it myself. With my second son, I got matching shirts for all three boys (Papa and the two brothers) each was royal blue and a sewed red capes on each and had their names embroidered on them - "The Dad", etc. They all looked like awesome superheroes. Good luck deciding on the perfect gift.

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Last year (when I was pregnant with #2) I made my daddy-to-be a cd with songs geared towards fatherhood. He loved it! It took a long time to get a good list going but I ended up with 12 songs and it works out well.

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I have 2 ideas
The first is a book called So you're going to be a dad by Peter Downey. It talk about fastherhood in a very funny way. My husband really like it.
The second I made my husband a shirt using iron on sheet. It said 1st time dad with the year below it. I left enough room so that when my daughter was born there there was space for her footprints. He got to wear it to work and show off.

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What about the Willow Tree figurine called new dad?

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There's a hilarious book called, "Be prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads". I usually buy a copy for the Dad when I go to baby showers. Its a great book, both funny and educational. Its great for referencing and or just reading a page or two in the bathroom.
Heres a link, $10.80 on amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Be-Prepared-Practical-Handbook-Dads...

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I think all the other ideas are great and I didn't want to repeat any of them. I also wanted to mention a book I got my husband for his first Father's Day, which was two weeks after my son was born, it is called "Daddy Hugs". My son is now 2 1/2 and it's one of his favorite books and it's funny now b/c he sometimes only lets Daddy read it. He walks around saying "hugs, hugs" when he wants to hear the book. I know my husband loves it too.

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Last year (when I was pregnant with #2) I made my daddy-to-be a cd with songs geared towards fatherhood. He loved it! It took a long time to get a good list going but I ended up with 12 songs and it works out well.

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Hi C.! I think I have the perfect little gift for you. I bought this for my husband for his 1st father's day and he really liked it. There is a line of figurines by Willow Tree and there is one with a man holding a newborn in his lap. It is simple yet it says it all :-) This line looks like carved wood so it is nice and masculine! It is a great gift for the new father and very reasonably priced! Good luck :-)

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C.:
What a lovely idea, and how thoughtfull of you! :)
I LOVE the book "Love You For Always" by Robert Munsch. I can't read it without crying. It is a children's book about fathers with significant meaning, one that he can read to his little one.
Here is the link (I found it for under $5!)
http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:vtMeBFohiwUJ:www.amaz...

Sorry about how long the link is! lol :)

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My mother gave my husband a great children's book when I was almost due with our first child: "Because Your Daddy Loves You" by Andrew Clements. It's a GREAT book that quickly became our daughter's favorite (and ONLY Daddy reads it to her!). Or, check Amazon and google Daddy or Father children's books - there are many, and it's a great way to build a lasting, special bond between father & child.

I gave my husband the wooden Willow Tree (Demdaco) statue of a father holding a newborn...he loved it.

Best wishes!

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