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Present ideas for new first time father.

Hi,

So I need the help of the englishforumers. My friend and his wife are due to have their first baby in 7 weeks time. To mark the occasion of their first child I'd like to get something special for the father. I suppose traditionally the new mother receives gifts and often the father is left out. I already have a present for the baby and the mother so I'd like to get something for my friend the father as I know he is very very excited about becoming a dad. Does anyone have any ideas of what I could possibly get?

Thanks in advance for your ideas.
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Old 16.05.2011, 15:16
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Re: Present ideas for new first time father.

A very fancy bottle (or several bottles) of his favourite type of beverage. To sip quietly while the baby sleeps - they sleep a lot the first weeks. Mostly not when you want them to, but nevertheless...
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Old 16.05.2011, 15:20
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Re: Present ideas for new first time father.

I got a friend of mine who was going to be a dad, a Homer plush and some Duff beer (ick). Nothing that useful, but he is a Simpsons fan and Homer is, well a great role model for fathers

Safer ideas will include photo frames for the proud daddy to put on his office desk, a money box (piggy bank) as a savings plan for the new born, etc etc.
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Old 16.05.2011, 15:23
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Re: Present ideas for new first time father.

Ear defence
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Old 16.05.2011, 15:27
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Maybe a nice baby carrier that one wears? It's good for father-baby bonding as well.
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Re: Present ideas for new first time father.

Earplugs

just joking.......

picture frames, or World's best Dad Pacifier, or Tee- shirt,
and dont forget a burp cloth
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Old 16.05.2011, 15:28
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Re: Present ideas for new first time father.

Dry cleaners gift voucher?
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Old 16.05.2011, 15:40
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Re: Present ideas for new first time father.

If he's working a great photo or photos of him and baby at the birth in a nice photo frame.
So many dads miss the baby at work and the responsibility of fatherhood can actually be an incredible career motivator, so no-one at work should complain!
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Old 16.05.2011, 16:32
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Re: Present ideas for new first time father.

Er, something you as a friend would imagine he would like?

I don't understand the question. Men usually go and 'wet the babys head' with eight pints, eight lines and a curry, taking natural delight in being a Dad and not having a miserably pregnant wife at home to tip toe around for a few nights.

How about some soft furnishings, a spa voucher or eye fatigue moisturiser
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Old 16.05.2011, 16:36
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Re: Present ideas for new first time father.

A wreath?
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Old 16.05.2011, 16:38
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Re: Present ideas for new first time father.

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Er, something you as a friend would imagine he would like?

I don't understand the question. Men usually go and 'wet the babys head' with eight pints, eight lines and a curry, taking natural delight in being a Dad and not having a miserably pregnant wife at home to tip toe around for a few nights.

How about some soft furnishings, a spa voucher or eye fatigue moisturiser
What about presents for the daddy though?
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Old 16.05.2011, 16:42
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Re: Present ideas for new first time father.

Books!

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Old 16.05.2011, 16:43
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Re: Present ideas for new first time father.

I bought my husband this

http://twistedtwee.co.uk/pint-set-ar...fee-p-218.html

he loved it, might be a nice idea... aside from the wetting of the head etc... and avoiding the oh so stereotypical miserable pregnant wife
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Old 16.05.2011, 16:52
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Re: Present ideas for new first time father.

Get the husband a Victoria Secrets gift voucher to remind him not to neglect his husbandly duties.
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Re: Present ideas for new first time father.

I agree with Rangatiranui - but my recommendation is "Dad Stuff" by Steve Caplin and Simon Rose. ISBN 0-7432-7574-8

As the cover says - shedloads of ideas for Dads, putting the fun back into being a Dad.
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