What's a nice gift for a new daddy-to-be? hoping to surprise my husband during our wedding anniversary!

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I might sound over the top here but I decided to give my husband a push-gift instead of vice-versa. I spoke to him about it before hand as I wanted to involve him in buying the gift - a flashy BMW motorcycle. I decided to gift him that as I knew it was his secret desire - but he would never have bought it himself due to "dad guilt" - both on how much it would cost (wasting money) and the whole safety factor. But I did not want him to ever look back at life when we are old and grey and have regret about the things we wished we did. I felt that the best thing I could do is support him on his secret dream. Also, I know being a first time dad is a sort of "wake up call" for most men, where they need to grow up quick from being boys to being a dad. This is scary and it is hard - I don't want him to feel that the "game is up" just because of his new responsibilities. I did set up rules of course - safety first, no speeding, no riding if he is sleep-deprived, and don't bug me to pillion with him - one of us needs to stay safe always! My advice to you - give him something he has been dreaming off - you would know it best. :)

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The baby is gift enough. :P On a more practical note how about the following: An appointment with an awesome tailor for some custom made work shirts with babies initials on the cuff?, a lovely packed hamper and take him out for a picnic before baby arrives, paint some china (pottery painting) at The Art Room together and use that in babies room, a foosball table for late night destressing http://www.thefoosballcompany.com, gift him a ferrari drive, high quality crystal cut whiskey glasses, Garmin/Jawbone/Fitbit sports watch?, in-door wall climbing, adult course at Forest Adventure Bedok Reservoir. Hope these ideas help! And happy anniversary.

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Besides the practical and romantic gifts, you can consider getting him a quirky gift like a Daddy Diaper Changing Toolkit. I saw this in one of those ironic gift stores in my travels but you can find it online. The Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox contains some tongue-in-cheek type items like a Mask, Goggles, Rubber gloves, Ear/Nose plugs, Turkey Baster, Biohazard bag,Tongs, Poncho as well as some serious (and useable) items like Baby wipes, Hand wipes, Formula container, Picture frame, Diaper, Pacifier etc https://youtu.be/9a26DnFNXZo

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It depends on what your husband likes really. If he's more of a sentimental type of person, maybe make him a photobook of the pregnancy journey. If he wants something more practical, maybe get him a nice watch. My slightly materialistic husband would probably want an entire rack of Adidas shoes though...

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Great idea about tailoring baby's initials, Roshni! I've been joking about having him tattoo both mine and baby's names though, and he laughed at the idea :P The shirt sounds good! A go-pro is interesting too, Ruoshan! These memories would be wonderful to have and we can keep them in albums too!

A customized date...by the sea or lake with a private screening capturing your emotions for him and stating that he has given you this precious gift of motherhood to stand by for lifetime... some fireworks n music would summarize and memorize the evening perfectly!

Finding the perfect gift for your husband will depend on how well you know him. Say he likes art. Find something artsy that he will be able to use and hopefully can share with the whole family. If he's a handy man, a new set of tools would be great, etc.

I made my husband a a survival kit which included diapers, sweets, granola bars, energy drink with a small note saying "granola bars when I dont make breakfast, sweet and sour: when u are all burnt, aspirin: when everything wears out, etc

Do something special..anything that will remind him of you and him before you being pregnant. Show him that you're still that cool wife/girlfriend 8 mos ago and you're still up to anything that would make him happy :)

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A pair of dad and baby tees would be a cute one! You can label it according to your husband's fave sports or hobbies. Or even a pair of dad and baby shoes that they can use when you go out (once the baby comes out of course).

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