Fathers Day is special for many reasons, and one of the top reasons is just getting to join the exclusive club known as “Being Called Dad.” If you know someone who is getting ready to celebrate his first Fathers Day, then help commemorate the event by picking up a token for him to enjoy. Some of the most special gifts are the most simple, and many are great keepsakes that can be found in the drawer one day that will bring back a flood of memories. Sons and daughters are special, and every bond is different and unique, finding the right Fathers Day gift for a new father or first time dad can help everyone recall that special day. So here are a few Fathers Day gift ideas for new fathers or first time dads:
Nothing helps relive the first Father’s Day like a special journal. Gather some information and pictures on the birth of the child, and arrange them neatly and creatively in a nice scrapbook format. This does not have to be extraordinarily long, but a few great pages in a scrapbook for the first Fathers Day can lead to a great collection of memories down the road.
Picture or Collage
Picking up a photo frame or a collage photo frame is a great way to help visualize the first Fathers Day. Either get and 8×10 printed out or put an assortment of photos into the openings on the collage frame. Try to keep it with a dad and child theme. This makes it a great collection of memories for that first few weeks, months, or even year as a new father.
T-Shirt or Hat
What better to way to congratulate a new father on Fathers Day then by having a hat or t-shirt designed for the occasion? Just about any specialty shop can get you the design you want in the size you need, and can generally pull it off for under $25.
A keychain may seem a little weird. But these can be great keepsakes for years to come, and usually surface when least expected. All it takes is one little peek at the first Fathers Day keychain and the memories and emotions start flooding back.
A memory stone is a hand print of the child made in plaster or even cement to commemorate the two new pals first special day together. These kits can be purchased at a wide variety of department or discount stores for under $20. However, they do require some advanced planning as they require time to cure or harden to be given as gifts.
Certificate of Achievement
Putting together a Certificate of Achievement as a new father is a simple process. All anyone needs is a computer and printer. Once a basic design has been decided upon, be sure to sign the document as the issuer and have the child sign it as the witness. The funny pen marks kids make for the first few years will serve as a great treat for years to come.
Slideshow or Short Movie
If you or anyone you know is adept at making slide shows or short movies on the computer, this is the chance to let their talent shine. Just be sure to include the right song to go alone with the images, and the new dad may well start to tear up.
Watch or other engraved item
A nice engraved watch or picture frame or even a plaque can serve as a lasting reminder of the first fathers day. Many of these items can survive as heirlooms, so one father can pass it onto his son on his first Fathers Day. The cool part about this is keeping track of all the places the item has been and watching the generations take over dad duties from one another.