Growing up, my sister and I always gave my dad crappy ties and handmade “art” for Father’s Day. When Quinn was born, I figured I should step up my game and give a decent Father’s Day gift. But what do you give a new dad for his first Father’s Day? “Stuff” like golf accessories, grilling tools and beer goodies just seemed insincere and irrelevant, plus he already had tons of that stuff.
So I had a great first Father’s Day gift idea that was easy, inexpensive, and meaningful… A collection of “daddy books”. What’s a daddy book, you ask? Just a kid’s book featuring a Dad as one of the main characters.
The best books for Father’s Day
Because Your Daddy Loves You – a pretty cute story about an adventure to the beach plus a good reminder to practice patience
My Dad Loves Me! – colorful and bright, the animals give kids something to identify as the story goes on
Because I’m Your Dad – this is a silly story with friendly monsters, very sweet
My Dad is the Best Playground – a short, cute book about having fun with dad
And a couple other “Daddy Classics” that are so perfect for brand new babies and toddlers:
Daddy Kisses – the animals are beautiful and this book is great for little guys or gals.
Daddy Hugs – Karen Katz books are really sweet and interactive.
Just Me & My Dad – I remember reading the Little Critters series when I was a kid. This story is about a dad helping the child and Quinn always giggles at the drawing.
I Love You Daddy – this one is about bravery and the daddy encouraging his little bear. “Brave” is a huge word in our house right now!
Mighty Dads – Coop loves this one about dad and son construction vehicles.
Me and My Dad – a cute little board book about bears
Ladybug Girl and Her Papa – Q loves Ladybug Girl
And I REALLY want to add this one, because I just love Jimmy Fallon, the cover looks adorable, and I’m positive Chris waged the same campaign to make our kids’ first words “dada”