A few months ago, my brother and his wife had a baby shower for their new bundle of joy.    Of course, I thought it would be a great opportunity to make a gift I saw on Pinterest.   The gift was a bag for the expecting father who is usually ignored in the festivities.  It was called a Daddy Hospital Survival Kit from Jens Own World blog.   I thought it was an awesome idea and it also gave me a chance to flex my creative muscles and use yet another idea that I had discovered on Pinterest.  Besides, when would I get another chance to make something like this for a guy.

Anyway, after reviewing the ideas from the original website, I started putting together my own version of the gift bag.  First, instead of using a paper gift bag, I decided to use a gym bag.  I figured he would get more use out of the bag once the delivery was over.  Plus, the gym bag was sturdier and able to hold more gifts.  Second, I gathered a lot of items that I thought would be useful to a guy at the hospital during delivery.  I even asked a few of my male friends their opinions about their experiences and what they would have liked in a bag when they went to the hospital during delivery.  Armed with that information, I was able to come up with the following items:  a male travel kit (with soap, toothpaste, shaving cream, deodorant, etc…), snacks, a hand held video game, water, Red Bull, gum, lotion, & hand sanitizer.  I also included  a letter explaining the purpose of each gift in the bag.

Needless to say, my brother and his wife LOVED the gift.  Apparently, she had been hounding him to get his bag together for weeks.  Therefore, the gift was right on time.  So if you ever have to attend a baby shower, try this gift out.  The expecting father will be glad that you did.







Red Bull


Hand sanitizer

Shaving cream/razor



Hand held video game

Letter explaining the purpose of the bag