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Any gift ideas for my brother's very first Father's Day as a new dad?

Asked by Trustinglife (6603points) June 17th, 2009

I know it’s taboo to ask a second question about the same topic shortly after the first one. Especially when a Fluther founder asks it! But this dad is completely different (no corvette or mustache), and I could use some customized advice.

My older brother became a dad just under a year ago, so this is his very first Father’s Day. It feels special. His son is healthy, happy, and doing great.

About my brother: He’s in his 30’s. He’s into personal growth, and leads a company that gives seminars. He plays a little tennis, and I got him an XBOX for Chanukah, and he enjoys the one game he has. (Maybe there’s an idea right there.)

I’m going to write him a heartfelt card. I just would love to add a special gift to go along with it. Thanks for your ideas.

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YARNLADY's avatar

Maybe a night at a motel for he and his wife, and a babysitter for the baby?

PandoraBoxx's avatar

What about framed pictures of your father, grandfathers, etc., since he’s now joined “the club” of fathers? Or you could start a tradition of giving him the proverbial traditional Father’s Day tie…

Trustinglife's avatar

@Pandoraboxx, Framed pictures is an intriguing idea. Oh, and we both live in California. It has literally been years since I wore a tie, and I bet it’s the same for him.

mcbealer's avatar

The Five People You Meet in Heaven on audio, beautifully read by Erik Singer

Trustinglife's avatar

@mcbealer Ooh, I loved that book. Great idea.

augustlan's avatar

Tim Russert’s book Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons seems like it might fit the bill.

janbb's avatar

I like the idea of a gift of time off. Maybe you can voluteer to babysit while he and his wife go out for a nice dinner.

My husband’s office just gave us a digital photo frame since we have a brand new grandson. Maybe that along with some digital family photos would be a nice idea?

casheroo's avatar

Geez, you’re a nice brother…my husband only got something from me.

CMaz's avatar

I am sure adjusting to being a father has been challenging for him. Give him a gift certificate for a massage.
Men sometimes need to be pampered too.

Darwin's avatar

Give him a copy of this

gailcalled's avatar

Offer to babysit so he and his wife can choose what they would like to do, even if it’s simply getting one good night’s sleep.

Supacase's avatar

A nice Dad/son book – one he can read to his son over the next few years. Funny, cute, sweet or sentimental depending on your brother.

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