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Baby Shower Gift For Dad! Cool Dad Baby Shower Theme Ideas Too!

Baby Shower Gift For Dad: Poor old dad is often left behind during the excitement of having a baby. Show you care with a great baby shower gift for dad!

A new baby is as exciting and important to the dad-to-be as it is to the new mom! The fun part is, you can get a silly but practical gift like a basket full of fun “survival” items – or you can get a sentimental, keepsake gift like a picture frame, mug, etc.

Many times the father is ignored (sad face.) The relationship between a father and his son is special and unique. Words can’t really explain, it’s really something sweet.

FREE Printable
“New Daddy Survival Kit” List.

For a simple and sweet way to make a new dad feel special, make a fun “New Daddy Survival Kit!”

All you have to do is print this free PDF sheet, buy all the items on the list, fill a cute basket with the items, and attach the list. So happy!

Click on the image to access the free printable.

(there are more fun dad gift ideas below!)

Finding the Perfect Baby Shower Gift For Dad

Popular Books For A New Dad

New Daddy Survival Books – Above are the top 3 “New Dad” Baby Books

You can read all about them and see customer reviews, here.

You can also check out your local bookstore for some fun “new dad” books. Some other popular ones are:

  • New Father’s Book: What Every New Father Needs to Know to Be a Good Dad
  • Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads
  • The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year
  • Just Me & My Dad (a cute children’s book about a child and their father)

Dad’s Tool Belt

Buy a tool belt from a hardware store and stuff it full of “goodies” like diaper rash cream, instant coffee packs, diapers, wipes, baby gas relief drops, nose aspirator, and other new dad staples, You can also click the picture to get a pre-made daddy tool belt.

A Real Tool Kit

The dad-to-be probably needs some new tools too! Since a new baby needs a crib, new furniture, a swing, etc…she needs some fancy tools to put them all together!

Get Him a Daddy Diaper Bag

They have some great “man approved” baby diaper bags and baby pack packs.

Daddie’s Doodie Apron

Buy a white apron and write “Daddy’s Doodie Apron” on it with craft markers. Place all necessary diaper changing equipment in the apron pockets. Diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream, powder, etc.

Baby Shower Gift For Dad

New Dad Survival Gift Basket

photo of a new dad's gift basket

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For a smart and easy baby shower gift for a new dad, fill a laundry basket with “New Dad Essentials!” Some ideas of what to include in the basket are:

  • candy
  • the cow will shake
  • t-shirts
  • baby onesie
  • caffeinated beverages such as coffee, Mountain Dew, Coca Cola
  • beer
  • nuts, chips and crackers
  • granola bars
  • tissues
  • soap
  • hand sanitizer
  • father’s new book
  • lotion

Host a Baby Shower For DAD

Looking for a new twist on the traditional baby shower theme?

Jazz it up by throwing a baby shower for the Dad-to-be!

Between friends, family, neighbors and co-workers, the average new mom usually has 1-2 baby showers thrown for her.

So why not make one of them a “Daddy-To-Be-Shower”?

This type of baby shower is usually hosted by the new father’s best friend or the best friend’s spouse. It can be boys only, or you can make it a couples baby shower!

Have fun here! This is his last hoorah before becoming a father! This gives dad time to be with his friends before his life gets too busy.

  • Since mom will probably be showering too, you can make it a “gag gift” shower where guests bring giant diapers, oversized pacifiers (found at pet stores – used as baby toys dog), diaper. rash ointment, gas relief drops, baby wipes, and a “Daddie Doodie Apron” or a “Survival Tool Belt.”
  • For fun, you can fill baby’s bottles with beer for his friends to enjoy. We have a great game to go with this idea!
  • Visit our baby shower games page for some fun game ideas!
  • Turn on the baseball, football, or basketball game, grab some pretzels and popcorn, BBQ and relax!
  • Check out our popular baby shower appetizer recipes!
  • Make some cool football cupcakes, a cake, or whip up a batch of baby shower cookies!
  • Search our cake gallery for hundreds of cool cakes!
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  • Write on the baby shower invitations that it is a “Daddy Do” shower where guests bring something that the new father can do with his son. Some examples are books, toys, games, puzzles, footballs, baby golf clubs, etc.
  • Have each guest bring a pack of diapers and put their name on a hat as they come in with them. At the end of the shower, draw a name from the hat. The winner will get a great prize! Print our “Diaper Raffle Cards” here

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