Need a gift for a man who is celebrating Father’s Day for the first time? We’re here to help with a gift guide that’s all about celebrating Father’s Day with a first-time daddy. This gift guide also works well for men who have just welcomed a second or third child into their family. Whether you’re looking for a funny gift, a gift for a tech-savvy guy, or a gift that will help him take care of a new baby, our guide has a variety of gift ideas for a variety of budgets. We’ve compiled a list of gifts that will help dad get accustomed to fatherhood. Our guide also includes some gifts that are just for him, which are perfect for helping him find a little “me time” in the midst of parenthood.
Whether you’re a wife looking for a Father’s Day gift for your husband, or a close family member looking for a gift for one of your relations, our guide is packed with smart gift ideas. If you want even more resources to help you find an amazing Father’s Day gift, you might also want to browse our guide to the best gifts for dads, and the best gifts for men. We’ve also put together a brand new guide to the best Father’s Day gifts, which has 20 solid gift ideas.
1. Diaper Dude NY Mets Diaper Bag
Some dads feel self-conscious carrying a diaper bag, particularly if the bag in question is pink, or seems too feminine. This diaper bag with a Mets logo is a great gift for the guy who wants to carry a manly diaper bag. If he’s not a Mets fan, you can browse other MLB team logo diaper bags here. No matter what the outside looks like, the inside will contain a changing pad, along with ample room for clothes and toys. Three exterior pockets provide storage for wipes, bottles, food, bibs, or snacks.
Shopping for a dad who doesn’t like baseball? Another manly diaper bag option is the Tactical Dad D.O.D.D., a bag inspired by tactical bags worn in the armed services.
Price: $65.44 (16 percent off MSRP)
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2. Britax 2015 B-Agile Double Stroller
For the dad who has recently welcomed a second child into the world, this double stroller is a thoughtful gift. It can work as a Father’s Day gift for a dad with a growing family, or a first-time dad who just welcomed twins into his family. The seats are suitable for newborns, and can continue to be used until kids reach 50 pounds. This is a gift that he can use for years, so it’s worth the investment.
Want to see similar gifts? You can browse Britax’s whole lineup of baby gear here. It’s also worth noting that the 2016 Britax B-Agile Double Stroller model will be available in July. If you want to hold out for that model, and the dad in question doesn’t mind a belated gift, that’s another option to consider.
Price: $337.49 (22 percent off MSRP)
3. Hatch Baby Smart Changing Pad
We’re officially living in the era of the smart home, where pretty much any item in your home can be connected to your smartphone. This innovative changing pad is great for new dads, especially dads who are worried about the health of their baby. The changing pad weighs the baby every time they get a diaper change, tracking growth, consumption after each feeding, and even storing info about frequency of diaper changes. The changing pad gives parents insights into their child’s sleep patterns, and also lets them compare how their child is growing against World Health Organization growth percentile data.
Looking for other products like this? A similar, slightly cheaper product to consider as an alternative is the Withings Smart Kid Scale. You might also want to take a stroll through our guide to the most unique Father’s Day gifts to get even more ideas.
4. Withings Wireless Video Baby Monitor
Withings makes a baby monitor that is so much more than a traditional baby monitor. In addition to providing visual and audio monitoring for the baby’s room, this smart camera connects with your smartphone via the free Home Monitor app for iOS and Android. The camera has night vision, along with sound and motion alerts. LED light and sound programs help to soothe his baby to sleep. In addition to all these features, the camera also monitors indoor air quality, giving him even more peace of mind. This baby monitor bundle includes two additional covers, so you can coordinate with your baby’s nursery.
5. ‘Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA’ by Jimmy Fallon
Looking for a funny Father’s Day gift? This cute book has a sentiment all new dads will love, and it’s a book he can read to his child every night before bed. Consider pairing this cute book with a funny baby onesie, or a humorous dad t-shirt.
Price: $6.19 (23 percent off MSRP)
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6. The Man-Tastic Executive Gift Basket
Bringing home a new baby is stressful. Give a new dad some gifts that will encourage him to pamper himself, instead of “Pampering” the baby. Even guys who generally dislike “frou frou” things like spa treatments may find that they appreciate an excuse for a little “me time” after the baby comes home. This gift basket includes activated charcoal soap, orange coriander beer soap, after shave lotion, shave soap, pre-shave oil, lip balm, and a fancy washcloth made from agave fibers.
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7. Fitbit Blaze
Shopping for a dad who put on some sympathy weight during his wife’s pregnancy, or a dad who just needs to adopt healthier habits? Help him live better with a fitness tracker. There are lots of options out there, but one tracker we really like is the Fitbit Blaze, Fitbit’s first tracker with a full-color touchscreen. One cool perk is the ability to begin a FitStar workout on your wrist and get step-by-step instructions and graphics to ensure you complete each move correctly. That special feature ensures he’ll be getting the most out of each exercise, and also minimizing his risk of injury.
Not sure if this Fitbit model is right for his fitness style (or your budget)? Get additional recommendations on Fitbit models in our guides to the best fitness watches and our fitbit comparison post.
8. Zepp Golf 3D Swing Analyzer
Want to give him a Father’s Day gift that’s just for him? This golf swing analyzer is a great gift he can use on the links this summer. The sensor comes with a glove mount, and can be used in conjunction with an iOS and Android app. Using the app, you can track club head speed, swing plane, hand path, tempo, backswing position, and hip rotation. He can also review his swing, and compare his approach to PGA Tour pros to improve his form.
If you want to get him a gift that will let him unwind from the stress of being a new parent, this is a gift that will get him out of the house. If you have a little extra money to spend, you could consider the newer Zepp Golf 2 sensor, which is more advanced.
Price: $99.99 (33 percent off MSRP)
9. ‘Ahhh I’ve Created A Monster’ Matching T-Shirt & Onesie Set
This hilarious gift is perfect for new dads. The adult shirts are available in sizes from small to XL, with onesie sizes from six months to 24 months. Not a fan of this style? Browse more funny shirts for dads here.
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10. Monster Brew Home Brewing Mini Bookshelf Brewery
At the end of a long week of work (and a long week of parenting), it’s only natural to crave a frosty beer. This fun “bookshelf brewery” contains everything he needs to make a gallon of home brew. There are a variety of beer styles available, including kits for IPA, amber ale, and American-style wheat beer. Even if he’s never made beer at home before, this kit will be easy enough for him to follow along and successfully brew his first ale.
Price: $18.08 and up, depending on beer style selected (Up to 60 percent off MSRP)
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