Gift Ideas for Birth Fathers
With Father’s Day fast approaching, you may be wondering what you could give to your child’s birth father as a gift. After all, with you having recently celebrated Mother’s Day, chances are that you may have received something from him. For birth fathers, Father’s Day brings a lot of meaning to them. Whether he is a first-time father or already has children, the title of “father” celebrates a huge accomplishment and is a sense of pride.
That said, what are the best gifts to commemorate the occasion? WDon’t worry. We have you covered. We’ve compiled a list of great gift ideas for birth fathers. We hope that you will consider some of these gifts if you are having trouble deciding what to give your child’s birth father for Father’s Day.
Gift Ideas for Birth Fathers
- A souvenir from his favorite sports team. With COVID-19 having cancelled all sports, there’s a chance that this may have disappointed your child’s birth father. Perhaps you enjoy the same team that he does, or you like his rival!
Gifted souvenirs are usually inexpensive and can be found at a wide variety of online stores like Amazon, or at some sports stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods. Your child’s birth father will be delighted to receive a gift from you. Gifts from his favorite sports team are wonderful, because it could be a way that your family bonds, and it could be something that he enjoys. We encourage you to shop around. We can guarantee that you will find a sports related gift that he will like!
- Make him his favorite food! The word “making” has a wide variety of definitions, which can greatly benefit you when deciding what type of gifts you want to create for your child’s birth father. If you are a baker or a chef, you could always make him his favorite food. Or if you want to be more creative, make him something new! You could also invent a new dish out of some of his favorite foods or ingredients!
As the way to every man’s heart is through his stomach, Father’s Day is a great opportunity for you to cook or bake for him. You could serve your meal to him when your family is eating Father’s Day dinner. The chances are if he likes it, maybe you will too! Any birth father would love to eat some food, and he knows that something homemade is special.
- Make him something homemade! If you are not someone who enjoys baking or cooking, you could always make him something homemade. Homemade gifts are very inexpensive, and we can guarantee that your child’s birth father will appreciate whatever you make for him. Although this might not have been your first idea, doing something with your hands, such as tracing or writing can be a very therapeutic activity. If you are still expecting, you could write things like your child’s name or predict what his or her interests will be when they are born. Not only is this idea fun, but it’s also that you and your child’s birth father will love! If your baby has already been born, maybe you could do the same thing, but with his or her hand. This can be a great idea, especially because your child’s birth father will cherish having this little reminder as your child grows.
Adoption can be tough on first time birth fathers, especially on a day that highlights them. Your child may not be physically present, but having homemade gifts directly related to him or her, like a handprint, can make Father’s Day a day to remember. This is especially true if you, or your child’s birth father do not plan to see your child that day.
- Write a handwritten note. Everybody knows that cards are typically for Father’s Day and with Mother’s Day, as are flowers. But when you were growing up, did you ever handwrite a note to your father? This could be a great idea for your child’s birth father, if you two have a good relationship.
Just like homemade gifts, a card with a note inside is personalized and comes from the heart. First time fathers, especially, are adjusting to becoming fathers, and a note can express how excited you are to have your child, and that you look forward to watching your child after the adoption finalizes. If your child’s birth father is struggling over the idea that you are expecting, a friendly card can allow him to breathe and be proud that he will soon be a father. Cards with notes are simple, yet gifts that he will treasure forever.
Birth Fathers and Father’s Day
Father’s Day is a special day of the year that celebrates new, expecting and repeat fathers. For some fathers, this day is not one that he may look forward to. For others, it may be. Whatever the case may be with your child’s birth father, these gift ideas are mostly inexpensive and can brighten his day, no matter the situation. Especially with the stress of adoption, gifts like these can allow him to be more open to adoption and allow him to breathe a little bit more.
Meet the Author: Jason Legasse is a rising senior English major studying at Siena Collegein Loudonville, New York. He hails from the Albany, New York area, but has plans to relocate to sunny Venice, Florida with his mom come Fall. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Jason plans to study General Special Education at Meredith College, where he will earn a Master’s degree and use that to teach middle school Special Education.
Jason is a self-proclaimed introvert with Asperger’s who really enjoys writing. He has a huge passion for helping others, specifically those with disabilities. He is very excited to be working with Adoption Choices over the summer, and looks forward to learning more about the adoption process!