Father’s Day is exciting for all dads, grandpas, and fur fathers but is likely the most exciting the first year as a dad. Even though exhaustion is at an all-time high, everyone is figuring out a new normal and routine, it’s still novel and exciting. It can be a lot for everyone involved though, dads included. Father’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate his successes and give him a moment to relax.
When you’re choosing a gift for a first-time dad there are a few routes to go. The first would be to gift something baby related – this can be a cute onesie (especially designed for dad), a cool masculine diaper bag, or even a high-tech security cam. If you want to think out of the box, gift something that has to do with his hobbies. A cool beer mug for a guy who loves his brew or a kid’s bike trailer for an avid biker are both great options.
If you’re looking for something quick and easy, gift cards are always a popular option for new dads. Gift him a Lowes gift card if he likes home improvement projects, a spa gift card if he loves massages, or even an Amazon gift card so he can shop for whatever he’d like.
Here are our picks for the 10 best Father’s Day gifts for new dads.
1. I’m Your Father’s Day Gift Onesie
While this is technically a gift for a baby and not the dad, we know any new dad will appreciate the sentiment and humor behind this silly little onesie. The text reads “I’m Your Father’s Day Gift Mom Says You’re Welcome”, is available in sizes from new born all the way to 24 months, and is available in over 15 various colors. The onesie is made from premium quality fine jersey cotton, which is super soft and smooth. If you like the idea of a Father’s Day inspired onesie, check out some of these other designs.
Price: $$9.99 – $15.99 depending on color and size
2. Daddy’s Tools of the Trade Diaper Changing Tool Belt
How fun and creative is this tool belt inspired Father’s Day gift? It’s made just for a new dad, filled with everything to make diaper changing quick, easy, and efficient. The belt comes with a disposable changing pad, wipes, goggles (so funny), diapers, powder, diaper cream, gloves, hand sanitizer, and a toy to distract the baby. If you’re shopping for a dad who really is handy, considering gifting this as a gag gift along with a more useful genuine leather tool belt for his home improvement projects.
3. Men’s Promoted to Daddy 2017 Shirt
Most guys have a drawer filled with graphic tees, great for running errands on the weekend, hitting the gym, or hanging out at home. This comfort fit tee has a simple design for any new dad. Whether you’re shopping for a brand-new dad or one with a baby on the way, we love this gift. If this tee isn’t quite his style, check out some of these other t-shirt designs for new dads.
4. New Dad 2017 16 Oz Glass Beer Mug
A dad who loves his beer probably needs a cold brew now more than ever. With sleepless nights and lots of diaper changing on the agenda, he probably hasn’t had ample time to himself to relax. Give him the gift of 30 minutes of uninterrupted time to enjoy his favorite beer, made extra cold and tasty with this glass beer mug. The mugs can be personalized with a message of your choosing on the bottom so you can add a date, a name, or sign it with love.
5. Utopia Alley Allcamp Diaper Bag
Many diaper bags are geared towards females. This backpack diaper bag is great for a guy who prefers are more masculine look when he’s in charge of toting around all of the necessary baby equipment. The grey backpack is neutral, perfect for day to day use. It features multiple compartments (19 internal and external options to be exact) with a spacious interior. It comes with a portable changing pad, insulated bottle pockets, stroller straps, and padded shoulder straps. The cotton canvas material is easy to spot clean and the backpack design will keep his hands free. Check out some of these alternative diaper bags for the guys here.
Price: $56.99 (5 percent off MSRP)
6. Nest Cam Indoor Security Camera
All new dads have one quality in common – they are extremely protective over their new babies and will do anything to keep them safe and out of harm’s way. While traditional baby monitors are something most new parents already own, this Nest security camera takes a watchful eye to the next level. This security camera should be set in a common space of the home and takes 24/7 live video with a 130° wide-angle view. If you’re shopping for a techie new dad who needs all of the latest gadgets, this is an awesome gift. If this option is above your price point, check out any of these security focused baby monitors for new dads.
7. Newborn Baby Handprint & Footprint Photo Frame Kit
Gift a new dad this one of kind piece of artwork that he can display proudly in his office. The three-section frame has a space for a photo, plus two additional spaces for a hand and foot print. The kit comes with a “Clean-Touch” ink pad, which ensures that the baby’s skin never touches the ink, saves you from a big mess, and is easy to clean. It also comes with two imprint cards and frame, which measures 17″ wide x 9.5″ high. If you don’t want the hassle of the prints but like the idea of a frame, browse some alternative 1st Father’s Day frames here.
Price: $16.99 (15 percent off MSRP)
8. InStep Take 2 Double Bicycle Trailer
Dads who love to bike will love this product, which provides a safe and comfortable way for them to bring their baby along for the ride. The thousands of five star reviews are impressive and are proof that this is an awesome purchase. It can seat one or two kids and has tons of padding and support. There’s also a bug shield/weather screen canopy to keep kids protected. The collapsible folding frame and quick release wheels makes for easy storage and transportation.
9. New Daddy 12oz Coffee Mug
Caffeine is a major part of the equation for any new parent and this mug says it best. Gift any new dad this fun and colorful mug, featuring his important new title, but most importantly acting as a vessel for maximum caffeine consumption. The mug holds 12oz and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
10. Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA
Written by well-known comedian Jimmy Fallon, this book is just as much for the kids as it is for the adults and is an awesome Father’s Day gift for new dads. Dads can read this to their new babies each night, hoping that the book (filled with lots of “dada”) will lead to that being their first word. It has a cute and fun story line, which kids love. We love the idea of building a little 1st Father’s Day gift box with this book included with some of the other items on our list.
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