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Present ideas for Dad's first Christmas

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Sorehead Sun 26-Oct-14 11:40:27

I'm looking for a small gift to give DH for Christmas from DS, who was born earlier this month. I don't want to spend a fortune, £20-30 max.

Does anyone have any nice ideas? I've seen someone suggest cuff links with baby fingerprints but he hardly ever wears shirts (not needed for work)

Thanks in advance!

GerrardWinstanley Sun 26-Oct-14 12:43:39

If you have a pottery painting place nearby they'll often do baby-handprinting onto plates,mugs etc. Maybe a "sorry for the broken nights" hamper with a mug and some posh coffee and biscuits?

The fingerprint cufflinks places will usually do key rings too.

Sorehead Sun 26-Oct-14 12:49:11

My sister in law was just talking about a pottery place- he didn't seem too keen.

I like the sleepless nights hamper and the keyring ideas- will get the laptop out this evening smile thank you!

Gooseysgirl Sun 26-Oct-14 12:54:09

Not expensive but a nice book like this www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/0552569151/ref=mp_s_a_1_9?qid=1414327910&sr=8-9&pi=AC_SX110_SY165 went down well with my DH

Sorehead Sun 26-Oct-14 13:41:45

Thanks gooseysgirl- I'll definitely order something like that for him! Such a sweet idea. In my hormonal state I've just nearly cried!

furryleopard Sun 26-Oct-14 16:12:10

I've bought my DH that book for his birthday in November from our new DD. I just know he will cry! I'm not sure about Christmas yet so following this thread with interest.

WeAllHaveWings Sun 26-Oct-14 22:36:42

For dh's first Xmas after ds was born I got him a new wallet with a photo compartment and put a photo of ds in it. His previous wallet didn't have a bit for photos so he really loved it.

For ds1's first Christmas, he bough dh some Brio - the wooden train set. He does love trains, and it knew it was something he and ds1 would enjoy playing with together.

SpottyTeacakes Mon 27-Oct-14 06:11:05

Something in addition you could do (we did this for Father's Day) get a scrap book and put some photos plus little messages in about how much/why they love daddy. Add to it each year. Dp really looks forward to it, dd can sort of write now, will be amazing to look back on when she's 16!

Sorehead Mon 27-Oct-14 06:14:24

They're some really nice ideas- thanks everyone smile

ScrabbledLeggsAndToes Tue 28-Oct-14 22:30:06

Spotty - That scrapbook sounds like such a nice idea smile. I may steal that!

SpottyTeacakes Wed 29-Oct-14 05:53:44

I got a 'notebook' from john lewis here it's also got a pocket so is perfect. We've only done it once so far but I can't wait to do it again next year smile

attheendoftheday Wed 29-Oct-14 20:40:08

Dp is a programmer, dd1 got him a t-shirt saying dad in binary from think geek when she was a baby.

ScrabbledLeggsAndToes Thu 30-Oct-14 10:29:15

Thanks for the link, Spotty smile

itstheyearzero Fri 31-Oct-14 17:58:50

These went down well when DS was a baby

www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=pint+and+half+pint+t+shirts&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=7251320766&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14044978641576649907&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=t&ref=pd_sl_1ytt3ycuzt_b

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