Make him checks that say things like "free lawnmowing" or "free trash takeout" here
Homemade "treat of the month" gift tutorial here
No real explanation needed for this one, other than to say that you can get a spare scrabble set at your local thrift store for about $2. For the word enthusiast, like my dad is.
Make your dad an "info sheet" Printable here
How cool would this printable card have been in 1995?
And last but not least, make your own dad-to-be survival kit with any of the items below::
A roll of quartersDr. Spock's book
Baby sitting coupons so parents can get out for some time to themselves
A small cloth frustration ball - for the times we needed to throw it on the floor.
Hand Lotion - to remind you that babies need lots of soft touches
Safety Pin-- to help remind you to be safe
Marbles - to replace the ones you will loose
Lifesavers - to remind you that parents are lifesavers
Pen and paper - to write down your thoughts/memories to share when they are older
Wipes - for cleaning up those little messes
Candle - to remind you, you will be the light of that childs eye
Peppermint - to remind you you are worth a mint
Brag Book - so you will always have your child near
Sweet & Sour Candy - to remind you that every child can be both
Clock - to remind you that time passes to quickly...enjoy every minute
Mounds Bar - for the mounds of wisdom you will pass onto your child
Hershey's Hugs & Kisses - because you deserve them~!
Happy Face (Sticker) - to remind you to keep smiling
Paperclip - to help hold it all together
Balloon - to remind you to teach the children to reach for the sky
Rubber band - to remind you that flexibility is the key
Tissue - to dry those tears, the babies and yours.
Fireball - for times when you are burnt out
Lollipop - to lick all your problems
Eraser - to remind you that every new Dad made mistakes
Playing card - Raising and educating children is a gamble
Cotton Ball -- for times when you can't hear yourself think
Rope - in case you get to the end of yours
Puzzle Piece - to remind you that you are an important piece in the journey of your child
Tootsie Roll - to remind you to roll with the punches
Candle - so you never feel in the dark
Do Not Disturb Sign - to remind you that you need time to yourself
Aspirin - for when all else fails...take two