Fatherhood has changed: Gifts for work-at-home dads

The traditional role of fathers is continuously evolving, as there are more number of work-at-home dads or stay at home dads today. Since 1989, the number of stay-at-home dads has doubled in Britain, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. There are now 229,000 men who stay at home with their children, compared to 111,000 in 1993. Meanwhile the number of women at home has fallen in the past year by 45,000 to 2.04million.

But, if you’re trying to get back in the game:

  • Try not to let your CV die: Volunteer, take educational courses or hold down a part-time job or how about working from home?
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  • Keep your old networks and make some new ones.
  • A sudden shift from a full-time family man to a full-time employee can be overwhelming – read business magazines regularly, whenever you find the time at home to keep yourself abreast of the latest trends in your industry.

It’s time to give credit

Now that fathers are learning to embrace new family roles, return the favour by giving away unique gifts that reflect this flexibility. These thoughtful gifts are ideal for stay-at-home dads or those planning to work from home.

  • A clutter-free home office – if you’re planning to help your stay-at-home dad to begin working, then you might want to set up a home office first. Look for a space that would be perfect for studying and then start arranging it, keeping in mind his taste for décor. You could also adorn it with personalised wall art, framed quotes or alphabet art work.
  • Business development help – if a father runs a business from home, here is how you can show him that you care about his business:
  1. Sign him up for a coaching session with any good business coach relevant to his industry.
  2. Enrol him in a dedicated business course to fulfil a specific need, such as business blogging, social media, launch strategy or SEO.
  3. Hire help for his business or a helper to watch the children, or a designer to help create a website for the business.
  • Gift voucher from his favourite food delivery restaurant – for a dad who is working at home, one of the biggest distractions of the day could be making lunch. Cut out the hassle and gift him some food vouchers.
  • How about a comfortable desk chair? An ergonomic desk chair could help make his job less painful. Standard ergonomic seating supplies would feature:
  • Aromatherapy candles for stress relief – adding aromatic candles to your home décor not only gives a great aesthetic look, but can also help reduce a father’s stress over deadlines and housekeeping.
  1. Height adjustment
  2. Angle adjustment of the back rest
  3. Adjustable arm rests
  4. Attachable pillows (optional)
  5. Reclining option (non-compulsory)
  • Aromatherapy candles for stress relief – adding aromatic candles to your home décor not only gives a great aesthetic look, but can also help reduce a father’s stress over deadlines and housekeeping.