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Whats the perfect gift for a new dad?

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adamstorm Thu 14-Jul-11 13:12:36

Hi Guys...

Just a quick question really, my best mate is about to be a dad, and I would really like to get him an awesome dad present. Its his first child and we don't know if it will be a boy or a girl, but really I'd like to get a gift that the dad can use with the kid together, or something that will be really useful.

I don't want to get clothes or teddies or any of that typically "girlie" junk, I need MAN GIFTS!

So my question is what are the products that Dads just cant love without? What products do dads love? no matter the budget I want to hear your ideas!


JohnnyRod Sat 08-Oct-11 23:26:50

A mate of mine set up cctv for his kid instead of a baby monitor. What's that noise? look on the screen, nah they're just rawnging. Brilliant and gadget-mungous. Spawn-cam.

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Nathalie1807 Mon 13-Jun-16 13:13:50

Hi there

I was looking for the same and got recommended the ebook 'Dad FC - debut dads - The first season of fatherhood' by a friend. Enjoyed reading it myself and my OH absolutely loved it!

It's just an ebook (no print version) so you have to buy it and add it to his tablet or phone or get him to do it himself, but it's a funny, easy read that my OH related to with it being football-related.

Other than that, other new gifts like t-shirts, beer and a dad survival kit are usually ok (you just want to get him something he'll find useful or fun really)!

Good luck

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AdamDevis Mon 03-Oct-16 13:24:04

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MsP0b Wed 18-Oct-17 17:02:23

How about a book... How Not to be a Boy by Robert Webb? Great reflections on being a dad of kids of either sex.

I think you would benefit from reading it too and realising how much bollocks all this “manly” stuff is.

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