I came up with this idea right before giving birth to my third baby girl. That pregnancy has been a little more difficult since I had to chase after my two older girls and have not had as much time to myself for the rest that is needed. I am sure that I have focused tons on my needs and demanded more from my sweet husband. He has been great going above and beyond in order for me to get that extra rest I’ve needed.
Since birth and pregnancy are mostly about the mom and new baby, I was thinking that he needed a special treat. I decided to make him a fun little goodie basket to take to the hospital. I’m sure the guy in your life would love it too .
Here’s what you will need:
- His favorite treats
- A basket big enough for all your treats
- Fun little labels to write love/thank you notes on (I used the Artisan Labels from Creativity by Crystal)
My hubby is always bored at the hospital and sometimes gets hungry. Now every hospital I have delivered at has had a fun little goodie room for the dad’s waiting, but my hubby feels awkward going in to get himself a treat. I wanted him to have all the fun treats he loves right in the room with us!
So here goes. Pretty simple stuff. Just go find all the fun treats your hubby loves. Mine loves crackers, Coke, beef jerky, Junior Mints, Red Vines, and Nut Rolls. I tried to think of something clever to add to each note that attached to the treat. Some ended up with me just telling him how much I loved and appreciated him. I made sure to include examples of things I had noticed he had been doing. (The best way to keep them doing what you want is to let them know how much you appreciate it. Just a small tip from me!)
Give the basket to The New Daddy and watch him smile. Remember ladies, you don’t have to wait for a huge moment like having a baby to let the guy in your life know that you love and appreciate him. You could make this basket any time for any reason.