gifts for dad?

Meagan - posted on 04/14/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Not earning a living, I feel weird buying my husband gifts for his bday or upcoming fathers day, with his money. This will be his first fathers day and I want it to be special. Does anyone have suggestions on what I could do for him for fathers day (baby girl is 8 months old) or his bday since I don't have any money?

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Lisa - posted on 04/19/2010

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I am sorry, Whos money is it? Give me a break girl. Actually give yourself one. Excuse me but dont you have a job? isnt raising your child, his child your job? Sorry that you dont get paid a paycheck but dont you still get paid in the form of if I need something honey I am buying it?

Dearest, he works to support you and your child so his paycheck is yours! Now, go out and get him a little something, keeping to your family budget, and be happy to give it to him. Besides, the Daddy gift should be from your daughter so how is she paying for it? Daddys money!!!!

Remeber, you dont have to break the bank but buy him SOMETHING! It is your money too. Stop selling yourself short. You work too and with an 8 month old, darn hard I reckon.

C - posted on 04/19/2010

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hi there. i haven't read all the posts but how about making something for him...maybe "from baby girl"....my husband "helped" my 9 month old son make me my first Christmas card from him on his first christmas and i cried the happiest tears. of course my baby was a little fussy, lol but something like that would be great for dad i imagine. or maybe a picture collage?.....i'm sure you've taken loads of pics. just a thought! enjoy! please post what you end up doing :)

Oliver - posted on 04/15/2010

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Don't give him gifts that need to be bought. Since love is made and not bought (for some people), why not give a gift that resembles that love.

Make him a special night with a homemade gift. Maybe a collage of your life together. Maybe do something that will remind him of his earlier years. Maybe do something in the bedroom you've never done before and wrap yourself with a ribbon.

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Alina - posted on 04/15/2010

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Try not to feel too bad if you have to spend some money. He already knows you're not working outside the home, and I'm sure he is so excited about his first Father's Day that he doesn't care about that. Anyhoo, I've had the kids make homemade cards, taken pics of him with the kids to make a photo album of some of his "daddy" moments, I'll make him whatever he requests for dinner/dessert, and he doesn't have to share. One year I took the spare bedroom and redecorated it into a game room for him. I put up a dart board, found a candlestick that had cards painted on it, made it really comfortable for him and then only he and his friends could hang out there. Still his favorite gift, although we've had to move . . .

Elizabeth - posted on 04/14/2010

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A good ol' back rub with oil. I nice meal from scratch if you don't normally cook. If your arts n' craftsy you can make him collage of pics of you, him and your baby to bring to work. You could also make a little coupon book for him with stuff like 'Redeem for a foot rub' 'Redeem for one (Insert sexual act)' Just find your own little way to show him you care..... Its the thought that counts and I'm sure he'll love whatever you give him cause he loves you. :)

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