Advertise with us!

Baby-shower gift for dad

By on December 28, 2008

diaper toolbelt
photo by sunsurfr
I receive a lot of gift ideas for the mom-to-be and baby but rarely any ideas for the dads. The first tip is a cute gift idea for the new dad. He’ll have everything he needs for diaper duty.

DAD-TO-BE GIFT: You can make a tool belt filled with supplies. Use a canvas work apron (has pockets and ties around the waist), and fill it with supplies, such as rattles, rubber gloves, pacifiers, hand sanitizer, a pair of tongs, nose plugs, baby wash, diapers, plastic goggles, baby wipes, etc. — Erica, e-mail

What gifts have you given the dad to be?

TURKEY THAWING: It’s one day for every four pounds of turkey for fridge thawing. I usually use a cold-water bath just because I do not have the extra room in my fridge with all the other food I have. I use a big cooler and put it in my bathtub (for easier draining). — Heather, New York

SOAP SPRITZER: If you put dish liquid and water in a spray bottle, you can do a quick spritz, rinse and dry on the stray dishes that aren’t very dirty. — Jenna J., e-mail

FLAVORED FROSTING: When I make frosting for cupcakes and cookies, instead of adding food coloring, I add drink powder. It colors and flavors the frosting. — Michele, Arizona

PREVENT BOIL-OVERS: When boiling liquid in a pan, either oil the rim of the pan or place a wooden spoon across it. The liquid won’t boil over. — Jo, Pennsylvania

TOTE IT: Each member of my family has a personal plastic carry tote for bath items, such as soap, shampoo, brush, hairspray, etc. The totes are stored in the linen closet, and, because everyone has his or her own, I don’t hear, “She used my razor on her legs” or “He didn’t clean the hair from the brush.” They each learn to make a list when they run out of an item. I also fill them up for holidays. I love that the bathroom counters aren’t cluttered up, too. — Pauline, e-mail

TIMESAVER VEGETABLES: The last thing I want to do when I get home from work is to peel vegetables. I use red potatoes and baby carrots a lot. I save time and don’t have to peel them. — Kim, New York

FRUGAL PIE SHIELD: Cut out the center of a disposable pie tin, invert, and put over the top of your pie when baking to prevent the edges of your piecrust from burning. — Carrie, e-mail

MUG WARMER: When serving hot drinks in a mug during the holidays, I use my candle-tart warmers to keep the mugs warm. It adds a special touch. Mine are electric, but the votive tart warmers would be nice, too. — Jean, Indiana

GROUPING LINENS: I fold my bedding sheets and place them inside one of the pillowcases so I don’t have to hunt through my linens to match everything up. — Stacia H., New Jersey

CHEAP GLASSES:
I have the best place for getting cheap prescription glasses and sunglasses — Zenni Optical. I have ordered only three pairs so far, but I plan to order more. All three pairs that I have gotten have been perfect. They ship pretty quickly, with a hard case and cleaning cloth for each. The shipping rate is $5. All you need is a copy of your prescription, which you enter on the Web site at zennioptical.com. — Danielle, Wisconsin

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

About Sara Noel

Sara Noel owns Castalia Coffee Roasting Company, Follow me on Twitter

One Comment

  1. Pingback: Monroe on a Budget » Frugal Village: Baby shower gifts and bathroom totes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>