Can you believe it’s December already? I have a few gift guides for this week, the first of which is a guide for gifts to give to new or expectant mamas. I created this with the guys in mind, so send along to your guy, or to your best friend’s husband who might need some ideas. All of these are fairly simple; they would work well as stocking stuffers, or as thoughtful gifts that won’t break the bank. Just know that some of them require some follow through (like the vase, the books, and the time-out kit)! I think my favorite is the books. It’s often challenging for first-time dads to find ways to be helpful and involved, and this is a great way to do just that. I found that evenings were really hard for me in the beginning with Vivi; we ended up making it a bedtime ritual for Chip to sit in there with me and read a chapter or two from a book out loud while I fed her and did her nighttime routine. It made it so much more bearable and memorable, and how sweet would it be to gift those pretty editions to your child as a keepsake once he or she is older? For extra points, guys, choose some books that are her favorites, or just try something new and different neither of you have read! Our favorites were Winnie the Pooh (if you have never read them, the original stories are darling and really sweet!) and the Chronicles of Narnia.