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(21 Posts)
NewMrsH Mon 10-Dec-12 19:08:57

I've made my oh his own labour bag!! I've bought a satchel bag he can use again and filled it with:

Deo, t-brush, t-paste
Spare phone charger
Book to read to baby
Baby manual for men
Digital photo keyring
Ear plugs
Bag change
Letter from me telling him how much I love him!


Dannilion Mon 10-Dec-12 12:10:41

Hello! I'm only 23+3 but I've started making DP a 'new daddy' (cringe) bag for when we bring baby home, as I'm sure all the attention will be on me and he deserves a ruddy good pat on the back for his midnight tesco trips, putting up with my dragon rage, doing all the housework etc

So far I've got a pop up copy of "Guess how much I love you" to read to the baby, as the main characters are father and child (I think!). A copy of "Dear dad, from you to me" to fill out. A baby football kit in his favourite team, some earplugs and some slippers for those cold night changes grin

MelonThroughaLemon Mon 10-Dec-12 10:27:39

Thank you so much everyone - lots of fab ideas! x

TinkyPeet Mon 10-Dec-12 10:24:41

I never know what to get my dh so I tend to to a gift bag/box of all his favourite things, like his aftershave and fave treats etc, then ill go to the gadget shops, we have a menkind near us and they're good, and look for little novelties that would make him laugh. So you can control your budget by getting lots of little things an it makes you seen very observant in what he likes! Lol. But I do agree that a camera is a great gift too x

DoIgetastickerforthat Mon 10-Dec-12 10:01:52

given!Not kidding.

DoIgetastickerforthat Mon 10-Dec-12 10:01:04

A digital photo keyring, so he has piccy's to show off his first born. I bought DH on a couple of years ago and he said it was the best present he had ever been kidding (they're not expensive either).

MelonThroughaLemon Mon 10-Dec-12 09:57:48

Thanks stowsettler, I can deffo see my dh thinking he's a David Bailey type! Good luck for April ocomeallyefaithful x

LittlemissChristmas Mon 10-Dec-12 09:57:24

No not due till June, I was littlemissimpatient but now I'm preg i thought I would get in the Xmas spirit smile
Good luck with the impending arrival

OComeAllYeFaithBaby Mon 10-Dec-12 09:55:47

I'm expecting an April baby - my advent NN is a variation on my normal MN name!

stowsettler Mon 10-Dec-12 09:54:17

I bought DP a digital camera for his 40th in Oct - he's not a materialistic kind of person and had absolutely no idea of what I could get him, so I used my own initiative.
He absolutely loved it - he's been taking it to rugby matches and fancying himself as a bit of a sports photographer, and Nipperette is due in Feb, so I'm sure it'll get plenty of use then too.
So - another vote for a camera!

MelonThroughaLemon Mon 10-Dec-12 09:50:57

PS. Ocomeallyefaithful and littlemisschristmas I take it from your names you're expecting Xmas babies? x

MelonThroughaLemon Mon 10-Dec-12 09:49:40

Love it I think camera is a definite! Thanks for the pack ideas too! Think I might have to get shopping today! This baby seems to want to make an entrance soon! xxx

OComeAllYeFaithBaby Mon 10-Dec-12 09:46:38

Camera is a great idea because it'll get so much use when baby arrives!

LittlemissChristmas Mon 10-Dec-12 09:45:40

Ear plugs
Miniature whisky/brandy/drink of choice
Clean t shirt
Some Muslins
A parenting book for dads

MelonThroughaLemon Mon 10-Dec-12 09:43:37

Thank you littlmisschristmas! Some lovely ideas! I was also thinking a funny new dad 'emergency' pack but not sure what I'd put in! x

LittlemissChristmas Mon 10-Dec-12 09:36:16

What about a book that involves daddy's that he could read to baby. my Niece has a book about the best dad in the world.
A digital camera
A photo frame so you can put a pic of you and baby in
A digital photo frame
A comedy jumper or t shirt saying I'm the daddy

MelonThroughaLemon Mon 10-Dec-12 09:32:41

Budget...not massive sad £50-£100 x

MelonThroughaLemon Mon 10-Dec-12 09:31:59

Well he's not getting the usual types of xmas pressie, I mean gift ideas to celebrate being a dad?grin

OComeAllYeFaithBaby Mon 10-Dec-12 09:30:39


ZuleikaD Mon 10-Dec-12 09:27:39

Er, what would he like?

MelonThroughaLemon Mon 10-Dec-12 09:19:27

Hello all! Hope you can help! I'm 39 weeks and trying to get organised for Christmas before our own gift arrives! I want to buy husband something special. Yes I know I've done all the hard work over the lady 9 months etc etc but he's been amazing and has had to deal with a few difficulties this year himself :-(
Any ideas or suggestions would be very much appreciated xxx thank you xxx

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