1. Baby Books
Especially for the expectant fathers, basic books about babies are something for is very essential and very useful. Most of the books will share about what to expect before and after a baby's birth, so basically information for the Dad to be fully involved in the child rearing world for example this interesting book by Jennifer Margulis, James di Properzio called The Baby Bonding Book for Dads: Building a Closer Connection With Your Baby selling at $10.85 on Amazon.
2. Baby Carrier
Although most of the early months after birth the mother will be the one whose close to the child all the time, a dad should also take this chance to bond by having a baby carrier such as the Over the shoulder carrier, front baby carrier, etc. I would prefer the front carrier in their earlier years and switch to the back carrier as they get older due to the weight-to-gravitational-proportion ratio LOL. Just look at this sleek looking baby carrier Evenflo Snugli Front and Back Soft Carrier, Black/Gray selling at $29.99 only, plain, simple just as what I would like in a baby carrier...Add to Cart!! :-D
3. Baby Car Seat
Did i hear somebody said "Bucket Seat"? Yea i heard ya..It is so..definitely the things that I'll be checking out each time me and my wife went out for a walk/window-shopping at the mall..Baby car seat is definitely essential for those having cars. But I have to remind you Dad's to choose wisely as baby do grow and appropriate car seat for the age/weight is also important. Although I love things that is plain and simple but in the in this case i would prefer more strong, sturdy design like the Graco Snugride 35 Infant Car Seat, Brunswick, in the case of children i prefer to be safe than sorry. Last but not least, Safety First! make sure to properly install the seat and buckle-up nicely every time in use.
4. A Camera & a Scrap Book
Being a shutterbug myself, i really loved and looking forward for the prospect of capturing all the growing-up moments of my child. So a camera and a scrapbook to keep all the 'moments' is really becoming a trend now especially for the facebook savvy moms and dad, perfect for a new father gift. I'll be snapping with my Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera for now until i can get my hands my dream DSLR Nikon D7000.
5. Diaper Bag
This is a MUST! for those always on the move. It's storage bag with multiple pocket like spaces enough to carry all the basic necessities for a baby such as diaper, wet wipes, bottle, bibs, pacifier, etc. It usually comes with different styling and colors and for us men, nowadays they even have the rugged look in the ever growing sector to appeal to men. If recommendation is required, i believe this cool, hip, funky diaper bag Diaper Dude Diaper Bag at $43.99 from Diaper Dude is the one to look for. With dad in mind for the design, WE Men can now carry it proud wherever we go ;-).
Well that's all i can think of right now on what would appeal to me and probably to other dad's also..feel free to share with me on what you think about it or your ideas on other great items on top of what I've listed in this post :-) Happy Hunting!
For those celebrating Christmas...May you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays..cheers