Put on a sassy, sexy "preggers" t-shirt and see how long it takes your man to notice what it says --and what it means!
Photo: Etsy/Strong Confident YOU
What could be sweeter than a box of chocolates? Well, how about a box of handcrafted letter-chocolates that spell out your big news!
Photo and idea: Etsy/What Candy Says
How precious is this onesie with the message Hello Dad written across it? Your baby's first bodysuit could be the absolute cutest way to surprise your lucky guy with news that he's about to become a father. And in 9 months, your little nugget can wear it!
Photo: Etsy/All That Glitters Baby
Thanks to morning sickness, a lot of pregnant women aren't really in the mood to cook during the first trimester. Why not order take out from your favorite Chinese restaurant and slip in your own, personalized fortune cookie!
Photo: Fortune Cookie Planet
Looking for a fun, caffeinated way of spreading the news? Instead of handing your guy his usual morning java, get him something decadent and write Daddy instead of his name -- he'll freak out!
Photo and idea: Events by Elisa
Rocker dads will flip over this "Soon to be Dad" personalized guitar pick made of stainless steel. He'll keep it forever and never forget the moment you told him (maybe he'll even write a ballad for mama-to-be!).
Photo and idea: Etsy/Sierra Metal Design
His eyes will pop out of their sockets when you hand him one of these Sh*t just got real cards with a cute drawing of a pregnancy test. Another fun one for the scrapbook!
Photo and idea: Etsy/Julie Ann Art
Most guys like beer, and these personalized bottle labels are an adorable way to surprise your spouse with the exciting news. Not to mention, he'll be able to make a toast to the mama-to-be!
Photo and idea: Etsy/Big Dot of Happiness
Puzzled over how to surprise your spouse with the news? (Sorry, couldn't resist!). Make him work for it by having him assemble a cute little jigsaw puzzle with the news.
Photo and idea: Etsy/Zelsk
Point your spouse in the right direction with a simple chalkboard sign. This is perfect if you can't keep the secret in long enough to plan an elaborate surprise.
Photo and idea: Scottsdale Mom Blog
Arrange a photo session, and ask your guy to write something he loves about you on an oversized card. Tell him you'll do the same, except that you'll really write down the pregnancy announcement. When you reveal the surprise, the photog will be right there to capture his reaction. (See how this announcement unfolded on on Nicole Davidge's blog!).
Photo and idea: Nicole Davidge
Let your pooch get it on the big reveal with a subtle new toy. Give your dog a cute pair of babies shoes right before your husband comes home, so the dog doesn't have enough time to use them as a new chew toy.
Get artistic on the sidewalk, and write a message for all (and your partner) to see. Convince the older sib to lay alongside the note, and surprise Dad,
Photo and idea: Solis Plus One
Tape this eviction notice on kid #1's crib for your partner to find when he tucks her in for the night. Laughter will ensue. Trust us.
Photo and idea: Mommy Shorts
Really get the message across by having the dog hold a sign announcing his new position as the baby's guardian.
Photo and idea: Keep Calm and Carry On
Start the family game night tradition ASAP with this cute Life idea. Even if you don't know the baby's gender, you can still add a little one to your game piece and leave the little car of him to find.
Photo and idea: Mental Floss
If your partner is a math teacher (or just loves numbers), try this idea. It proves that sometimes, 1 + 1 doesn't equal 2.
Photo and cards: hello inklings
Check out this happy surprise. If you have a little niece or nephew (or some baby-related clip art), you can whip up a pink and blue hued message.
Photo and idea: Little Baby Edmonds
Let him know there's a new batter up. Scribble a note on a baseball to announce that a little one is on the way.
Photo and idea: SlipTalk
Swing by the mall or IKEA during non-peak hours, and text him a picture of you standing in the coveted spot.
Photo and idea: Little Hiccups
Expecting baby #2? Get big sister (or brother) involved. Let a t-shirt tell Dad their new status in the family. Buy pre-made shirts, or use a word processing app and printable iron-on transfers to create custom designs.
Photo and idea: Georgia Grace
A little box of peanuts is a cleverly-worded way to announce your soon-to-arrive peanut.
Photo and idea: Friday's Child
If fall is right around the corner, use pumpkins to make a subtle message.
Photo and idea: Fizara
A little DIY stork bundle is another option to deliver your good news. Stuff the bag full of little baby goodies.
Photo and idea: KimberlyMichelle.com
The stork can help announce your good news. Leave a little feather on your partner's pillow with this darling surprise.
Photo and idea: Little Elephant Crafts
These announcement cards basically say it all. Whether you're still in a full state of OMG or if you're ready to officially declare your guy a DILF, card designer Julia DeLuce has an embossed card to fit the occasion.
Photo and cards: JDeLuce
Bake up batch of your husband's favorite cookies featuring your sweet announcement!
Photo and idea: Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.
Husband a tee-shirt and jeans kind of message? Send him (and everyone else) the message with this cool shirt. Put it on his pillow right before bedtime for a fun surprise.
Photo: Etsy/The Print Project Store