Father’s Day 2010 will be special to dads of all types, but no one is likely to enjoy it more than the dads who are celebrating as first time fathers. Although nothing could possibly compare to the most precious little gift that he’s already received, here are our top 5 picks of great gifts for a new dad.
We’ll start with a bonus suggestion, since this is one of the first things that comes to mind and it’s made the #1 spot on a lot of similar lists out there. If dad doesn’t have a decent digital camera or camcorder to preserve all of those memories while baby is growing up, there could hardly be a better gift. From point-and-shoot cameras and pocket video cams under $100 to top of the line HD camcorders and digital SLRs, both Amazon and Best Buy have great selections and some of the hottest deals on the Web.
Now, on to our list.
Top 5 New Dad Gifts 2010
Even if a new dad wants to do his part when it comes to diaper duty, he doesn’t want to relinquish his man card by carrying around a flowery bag. Diaper Dude to the rescue! It’s got plenty of room for all of the necessities, compartments and pockets to keep them all organized, and ergonomic design to save dad’s shoulders, plus it looks like a cool messenger bag. Dad will gladly lug around all of the essentials in a bag that he can wear as a badge of honor. Okay, we know this may seem a little silly to you new moms out there, but have a heart. Let us keep at least a little of our masculinity in tact. We promise to change the next ten diapers.
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Time spent together outdoors is good for baby and for dad. Whether out for a jog or a leisurely walk, a jogging stroller is one of the top Fathers Day presents for new dads. InStep also makes a version that converts (without tools) to a bike trailer so the whole family can go on bicycle rides together. They’re ideal for use on the sidewalk or other paved surface, in the park, or even in the mall. They’re sturdy and yet fold quickly and easily with one hand for easy storage and transport. It’s a great way for dad to spend time with baby and maybe give mom a much needed break, while getting some exercise at the same time (just as soon as he recovers from the sleep deprivation).
Buy now: InStep Run Around LTD Jogging Stroller from Amazon only $129.99
Buy now: InStep Quick N EZ Bicycle Trailer from Amazon only $129.99
How About A Little Nap?
Speaking of sleep deprivation, anyone who has ever been a new parent knows the condition well. A few hours of uninterrupted sleep is like the Holy Grail of new parenthood. Why not give dad (and mom, for that matter) a break for some Zs or a little alone together time?
He’ll appreciate it, and he might even be just a little bit less of an old grouchy bear.
It’s never too early to start reading to a child. Daddy’s Lullaby is a heartwarming story of a father who returns home on Friday evening after a long week’s work, to find his family sleeping, except for the little one. He gently tiptoes downstairs and lulls the baby (and himself) to sleep with a song.
With beautiful illustrations that capture the stillness of the house late at night, it’s one book that dad will want to read over and over to his child throughout the young years.
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Check out the entire selection of books for new dads.
Whether or not dad is a techy type of guy, you can set him up with his very own corner of the Web with a personal website or blog. With today’s blogging and publishing tools, it’s easier than ever to get a site up and running and to add new content without the need of on-board software or knowledge of HTML. A fully functional WordPress site can cost less than $60 a year (including the domain name) with our GoDaddy offers. Dad can blog about whatever interests him, or maybe use the site as a virtual memory book of baby’s formative years. It’s a very creative and unexpected gift that dad’s sure to love.
And by the way, if dad IS a techy kind of guy, checkout our list of top Father’s Day tech gifts.
So that’s our top 5 list. Got ideas of your own? Why not leave a comment?