Post # 1
I could use some assistance thinking of a great Christmas gift for my Darling Husband. I just gave birth to a little boy on Monday, so my ability to go shopping and look around for the perfect thing is limited, and internet searches are coming up short. Darling Husband has been so incredibly amazing during these first few days of our son’s life, and I know he has already ordered my Christmas gift, and has been thinking about it for months. I’ve had some ideas over the past few months, but can’t come up with anything perfect.
A few things about him: Darling Husband loves wine, but will surely get some amazing bottle that’s way more expensive than I could get for him from my Dad. But something along those lines might work if it’s right.
He is WAY into being a dad, which is totally cute. I want to support that, but I don’t want him to feel forgotten or like he doesn’t get a gift about him.
Due to the baby, we set a limit at about $75. I know he broke the limit, but not by how much. I’d say I’m willing to go up toward $100.
He loves video games for computer, but I don’t know enough about them to know what to get. If all else fails, I could contact a friend of his, but again, with the baby, he isn’t playing that much right now anyway.
I’m looking for a lot of different ideas, so feel free to throw anything out there. Thanks in advance for your help!
Post # 3
Maybe tickets to a concert or sporting event in a few months along with someone who’s willing to watch your little one that you both trust. You’re giving him a date night and you both something to look forward to in a few months when you feel ready to go out on the town. You also don’t have to go anywhere to buy the tickets.
Post # 4
@nhoh: That’s a great idea, although we live in a pretty small town that isn’t close to anywhere big enough to bring an event like that. I could look into the nearest place, but that’s 3 hours away, and probably too far to be away from our newborn. I’ll put some thought into it, though, I might be able to make something like that work. Thanks!
Post # 5
1.The Haynes Dad Manual- it is styled in the manner of the Haynes car repair books.
2. You could get him a blank journal or photograph album , glue in envelopes like they do for the guestbooks where guests write notes to the couple , insert a blank sheet of paper into each envelope.The idea is that every year on his child’s birthday, he write a letter to them . He gives it to his son or daughter on the eve of their wedding, or other appropriate occasion.
3. Get one of the pics of him with the new baby printed on canvas to hang on the wall.
4. A diaper bag for men from diaperdude.
5. Wine from this year’s vintage to put down to drink with his son when he is of age or on an important occasion. You might have to give him an IOU for this as 2012 wine won’t be available for a while.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Have you heard of wine ceremonies for weddings, where the couple boxes up a bottle of wine with a letter, to be opened on an anniversary? What about getting something like that, only making it apply to the anniversary of your son’s birth? Although it’s kind of a gift for your son as well…
Or wine accessories, like a cool aerator or wine opener?
Post # 7
You should try browsing around ThinkGeek.com. They have a lot of neat and “unusual” gifts (Even gamer gifts), and they have baby friendly/baby supportive stuff, too. Dunno if it floats your boat, but ThinkGeek is my 100% go-to store for gifts.
Post # 8
Thanks, ladies. I’ve got a few really good ideas now. Sometimes all you need is a little hint from others 😉
Post # 9
Another idea is to get one of your friends or family members booked ahead of time to watch your baby for a few hours to go someplace and be together just the two of you- even just an old school ice cream and roller skating date night. With a new born quality time with just you to will be priceless.
As the present you give him the day and time and a description of what you will in a certificate format.