10 of the best father-to-be Father’s Day gifts

Mark a dad-to-be's first Father's Day with a thoughtful gift

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Father’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate those who do so much for us and our children and, for expectant dads, it’s a time to think about all the exciting experiences waiting ahead.

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The first Father’s Day is extra special for any new dads-to-be or for existing parents eagerly awaiting their newest arrival.

To help you mark the special day, we’ve put together a list of soon to be fathers day gift. From thoughtful keepsakes to hilarious manuals, these are some of our favourite father to be gifts ideas.

And, if you’re looking for general gift ideas, have a look at our Father’s Day gift guide for some inspiration.

10 of the best dad-to-be Father’s Day gifts

1. Bambino triple scan photo frame, £11.99

This specially sized photo scan frame is a great way to showcase that first glimpse of the new baby. It fits up to three sonogram pictures so dad can keep them safe while he waits for his little one to arrive.

Previous buyers were pleased with the keepsake frame and noted that it was a neutral design, so it works well as a gift for any parent. “I bought this for my brother and his partner. It’s a beautiful frame…they loved it,” said one reviewer.

Available from: Amazon

2. Personalised Happy Fathers Day from The Bump Mug, £7.99

This dad-to-be mug offers a unique personalisation option. Expectant parents can submit their own scan photograph to appear in the pictured space so that the mug becomes a truly sentimental keepsake. The image will appear on both sides, so the father-to-be’s morning cuppa can bring a smile to his face from any angle.

Previous reviewers said they “loved” the gift and, while one said getting the scan picture confirmed was a bit tricky, it was well worth it in the end. For £7.99, this seems like good value for quite a unique gift and it arrives packaged in a box ready to gift wrap.

Available from: Amazon

3. Coffee Club: Three Months Gift Subscription, £29

Parenting comes with its fair share of sleepless nights so a three-month coffee club subscription could help keep new dads on their toes. Every four weeks, two samples of high-quality speciality coffee will be delivered to the dad to be.

You can schedule the first delivery to be the month the little one is due and include a personalised message. There’s also the choice of sending whole beans or ones which are pre-ground to suit their cafetière, AeroPress or other coffee-maker.

Those who’d bought the gift subscription in the past commented, “Great idea for coffee lovers to learn a bit more about what they’re drinking,” and “Great packaging, recyclable too. Husband was impressed with coffee.”

Available from: Not on the High Street

4. Daddy Bear Keyring, £9.05

This sweet Daddy Bear keyring is a sentimental reminder of dad-to-be’s impending role and their little one. It can be purchased with or without the additional smaller charm, which can be personalised with any name.

You can also add up to 10 charms, so it’s a good gift for a dad who already has children or is expecting multiple little ones.

Available from: Etsy

5. Husband to Daddy Ceramic Coaster, £10

This ceramic toaster is an understated token for any husband about to become a father. It’s handmade by an independent seller on Not on the High Street and (for an extra £3) can even be personalised with your own text.

Reviewer from previous buys were overwhelmingly positive and frequently commented on the quality of the coaster which they received, which they also found to be good value for money.

Available from: Not on the High Street

6. Personalised New Daddy Survival Kit, £25

A light-hearted gift for new dads, this survival kit comes in a smart gift tin which can be personalised with the name of the father-to-be.

Funny extras like nose pegs and biohazard nappy bags sit alongside luxury bath oil and an eye-mask to help get those precious few moments of shut-eye once the new baby arrives.

Previous customers were pleased with the product with one reviewer adding, “It provided a much-needed laugh from the new parents. Just a little something to make them smile.”

Available from: Not on the High Street

7. Your Scan Photo on Heart Slate, from £14.49

For a unique sonogram gift, this keepsake allows the image to be printed on a heart-shaped piece of slate. 3D images can also be featured, but we think the monochrome traditional scan looks the most stylish against the rustic slate.

Made by an independent seller on Etsy, the creator has over 1,000 sales from previous customers who were pleased with their orders.

One buyer of the sonogram slate commented, “Love, love, love it . Cannot be anymore pleased with this, it’s perfect,” and another said, “Beautiful piece. Speedy delivery and amazing service throughout. Thank you.”

Available from: Etsy

8. Chocolates and Sonogram Gift from Bump, £11.20

A very different sonogram idea, this box of chocolates incorporates the scan into the packaging and allows you to make a message out of the chocolates inside.

There’s a choice of messages to choose from and then you can add your own personal note card too. The gift box packaging also means there’s no need to wrap it up and you can have it delivered straight to the dad-to-be’s door.

Available from: Not on the High Street

9. Babies – Haynes Explains (Owners’ Workshop Manual), £5.95

For new dads who like a to have a laugh, this manual on babies is a great novelty idea. The book includes guides to pregnancy and flow-charts on nappy-changing, all designed in the traditional motoring guide style.

On Amazon, the book averages 4.7 out of 5 stars from nearly 300 reviews. Previous buyers did note that this is a booklet-sized item rather than a full-sized manual but other reviewers seemed to find it amusing.

One man who bought it as a gift for his stepson said, “Dad is a car geek and so the Haynes manual seemed a logical choice. My wife and I read it before we handed it over and couldn’t stop laughing at some of the pages.”

Available from: Amazon

10. You’re Going to be a Dad Book and Gift, £15

This charming tongue-in-cheek story book is a creative way to announce a pregnancy or to help get dads-to-be excited about impending fatherhood. Each page features a new step to look forward to, from tucking them in at night to pushing them on the swings.

The book is written as though from the perspective of the new baby at the end includes a baby of tiny socks for the little one and a matching pair for dad.

Available from: Not on the High Street

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