5 Baby's First Father's Day Gift Ideas
A baby's first Father's Day is the perfect occasion for building and celebrating family bonds. Whether you’re talking about a first-time dad or a proud grandpa, a Father's Day gift from baby is easy to give and perfect to receive.
Smartphone and digital tablets make it easier than ever to capture photographs. Transform those special moments from digital images to portraits of love with beautiful picture frames. Available in vintage wood, beaded, carved wood and silver plated, Pottery Barn Kid's picture frames can also be personalized. Place a black-and-white photo of the baby in a small frame suitable for Dad's office. Use a gallery in a box set of frames to create a generational portrait by including baby pictures of Dad, grandpa and the newborn. If the baby has siblings, a wall frame with a photo of Dad with each of his children makes a nice gift that can be placed in the family room.
Create Artful Heirlooms
Father's Day is a celebration of family. What better way to honor a father than with heirloom-worthy art. Get creative in bringing together frameable mementos. Make the baby the primary subject. Use watercolor paints to create hand or footprint art that can be framed. Include the date and age of the baby in the bottom right corner. Turn a wall organizer into a blank canvas and decorate it with loving notes and personal items such as the baby's hospital identification bracelet or first pair of socks. These items help tell a story that fathers never tire of reading. Invite other family members to add notes and personal items to the wall art. Turn gifts into keepsakes with personalization, such as laser-cut etching on a silver piggy bank that can be passed down for generations.
Get Dad in Gear
Besides being cute and cuddly, babies are the perfect excuse to accessorize. Give Dad some cool gear courtesy of the newest member of his family. Parents who lead active lives want to include their babies. Make it easier by giving them a state-of-the-art stroller that makes walking, jogging and shopping easier. Consider a stroller that can handle different types of terrain, especially if Dad is an adventurer.
A Diaper Bag with Swag
Make toting a baby’s essentials fashionable with a personalized diaper bag. Select one that reflects Papa's style. Choose from classic totes available in various fabrics or opt for a duffel bag for dads who like to take the baby to the gym. For fathers on the go, choose a messenger or backpack style bag with compartments for Dad's mobile devices as well as the baby's diapers. Add a personal touch with Dad's monogram.
Consider Comfort and Joy
Give Dad a stylish and comfortable way to spend more time with his child with a nursery recliner or rocking chair. Enjoy memorable moments reading books or simply snuggling while sleeping. Add a monogramed or personalized pillow with the letters "d.a.d." Upholstered nursery chairs are available in an array of sizes, colors and fabrics. Decorative options such as pleated skirt and modern tuffs make it easy to blend a recliner or rocker into any nursery style.