60 Best First Father’s Day Gifts for New Dads in 2022
His new title is cause for celebration! Give him the acknowledgment and appreciation he deserves with one of these thoughtful first Father’s Day gifts.
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First Father’s Day gifts he’ll truly appreciate
Father’s Day is a special day for all dads. But when it’s his first time celebrating the holiday, it’s an even bigger deal. After all, this is his first year with the title of “Dad” and everything that goes along with it. Whether the new dad in question is your husband, brother, son, or friend, giving a first Father’s Day gift is a thoughtful way of showing him what a terrific job you think he’s doing. And after all the sleepless nights, dirty diapers, new worries, and all-around life changes, he’ll truly appreciate the sentiment. In addition to the cool gift for him, don’t forget to pick up a Father’s Day card and plan the perfect Father’s Day activity for the big day.
What makes a good first-time Father’s Day gift?
That first Father’s Day is the perfect time to buy meaningful presents, like personalized Father’s Day gifts, that he’ll cherish forever. That could mean something with the baby’s name or birth date, or pictures of him and his bouncing bundle of joy. Another idea: practical gifts for dads that can help him in his first few months of fatherhood—and make him think of you every time he uses them. Or, of course, you can just get him something he loves, whether it’s something he’s had his eye on or just a unique gift you think he’ll enjoy. It really is the thought that counts when it comes to Father’s Day gifts for new dads.
Can expectant fathers celebrate Father’s Day?
Absolutely! Dads-to-be are already working their magic as fathers—going to doctor’s appointments, putting together nursery furniture, and getting ready for a major life upheaval. Getting an expectant father a small present that he’ll be able to use when baby arrives or something sentimental is a lovely idea.
With all that in mind, here are 60 gift ideas that first-time dads will love. There’s something for every type of guy on this list, as well as every budget, to make this day as amazing as he is.
For the exhausted new dad
Bean Box Coffeegram Collection
New dads need a steady stream of caffeine, so he’ll really appreciate this Bean Box Coffeegram Collection. The curated gift set comes with six coffee flavors (in either ground or whole beans) and some delectable snacks—shortbread ganache, handcrafted chocolate, cinnamon-dusted churros, and espresso-infused truffles. It will be his favorite go-to during that late-afternoon slump. If your budget allows, pair it with a few more of these gifts for coffee lovers for the perfect first Father’s Day gift.
For the avid swimmer
If he’s the type who gets his regular exercise at the pool, these sleek waterproof headphones will make his laps even better. He can stream a summertime playlist, his favorite podcast, or even download an app with live coaching. He can also bring this cool tech gift on beach trips and vacations with the family.
For the eco-conscious
Nixon Ransack Backpack
Who says diaper bags have to look like diaper bags? This practical backpack from Nixon holds everything he’ll need when he’s out and about with baby—securely and stylishly—or when he’s taking a little time for himself. Even better, this eco-friendly carrier is made from recycled plastic bottles, so you can file this under a feel-good purchase for him as well.
For the guy who lives in hoodies
Richer Poorer Recycled Fleece Hoodie
A new child changes many things in his life, but there’s no need for Dad to give up his cozy sweats. In fact, he could probably use an upgrade, since he’ll be wearing them even more now! In a versatile heather-gray shade, this classic option from Richer Poorer will keep him comfy yet put-together at music class or daycare pickup. Pair it with some new joggers for a head-to-toe gift.
For the party guy
Tommy Bahama Coconut Point Sunset Sail IslandZone Camp Shirt
Summer’s finally here, and this Tommy Bahama button-down will be his new favorite for barbecues and weekend getaways with the family. And don’t worry—it’s machine washable, so if spit-up happens (and it always does in those early days), it won’t ruin this shirt.
For the sleepyhead
Bearaby Cotton Napper
Even if he wasn’t a big napper pre-baby, he’ll be one now! Spoil him with this super soft organic cotton weighted blanket from Bearaby. Weighted blankets have been scientifically proven to promote deeper sleep cycles by stimulating the production of serotonin, increasing melatonin, and reducing cortisol levels. Sweet dreams!
For the hot sleeper
Moonlight Modern Short Pajamas
While his sleep is certainly not the same these days, a new pair of pajamas will make him feel refreshed and more like himself. If he’s the type who runs hot at night, this Moonlight shorts set will keep him cool and comfortable during those late-night feedings (or when he sleeps through those late-night feedings). In addition to the modern style, he’ll love that this sleepwear is sustainably made and has the perfect amount of stretch.
For the puzzle lover
Piecework “Some Like It Hot” Puzzle
Whether putting together jigsaw puzzles is a new hobby he picked up during the pandemic or an obsession he’s had since his youth, it’s great activity—and one that’s perfect for rainy days at home, when baby is napping or snuggled against his chest. The spicy hot design of this 1,000-piece Piecework puzzle will pair well with take-out Mexican for an at-home date night on Father’s Day.
For the fashion-forward guy
Nisolo Alejandro Woven Slip-Ons
If he likes the sockless look, these stylish and breathable Nisolo Alejandro slip-on shoes will be his go-tos all summer. They pair well with casual and dressy outfits, and the design makes them a breeze to put on, even if he has a baby in his arms. For those long stroller walks, check out these top-rated walking shoes for men.
For the golfer
Nike Jordan ADG 4 Golf Shoes
He might not make it to the course as much as he’d like these days, but he’ll look good and feel like a pro when he does with these Nike Jordans. Crafted from full-grain leather, the Jordan ADG 4 (requested by Michael Jordan himself) has a retro look with a rubber sole and an integrated traction pattern that will help stabilize his swing.
For the minimalist
Ghurka Magnetic Money Clip No. 134
Babies come with a lot of stuff, and that can be a little jarring for guys who aren’t used to carrying a whole lot. This luxe leather Ghurka money clip will help keep his personal effects to a minimum and his money accessible. If he’s all about safety, especially now that baby’s arrived, you also might want to consider these RFID-blocking wallets for extra security.
For the sharp dresser
Brixton Jupiter Service Crossover Shorts
What new dad wouldn’t love a pair of stylish shorts that he can wear for walks or night outs with friends? Exactly. Made from a lightweight nylon with a bit of stretch, these Brixton Jupiter shorts are just the ticket. They feature a belted yet elasticized waist and two roomy pockets, and the unexpected golden hue elevates any outfit instantly.
For the product lover
Carter + Jane Pour Homme Shave Kit
This all-in-one shaving kit will leave him feeling fresh, no matter how little he slept last night or how many diapers he changed. He’ll love the smell of this earthy scent, with its notes of smoky sandalwood, plus the fact that it’s made of certified organic and naturally derived vegan ingredients.
For the outdoorsy guy
iRocker Nautical 10’6″ Paddleboard
Any man who loves the outdoors, especially when they involve water sports, will be stoked to get this iRocker paddle board. The inflatable design makes it easy to store and carry to any nearby lake, bay, or stream. Stand-up paddleboarding is part workout activity, part relaxing—a winning combo for any new dad. Bonus: It’s roomy enough for a dog to join him on it.
For the snuggler
Big Blanket Premier Plush Blanket
As the family expands, he’ll need a blanket that’s big enough for the entire family to snuggle under. This giant plush blanket is a serious upgrade from whatever he’s using now, and it’s attractive enough to stay on the bed or sofa, for whenever he needs it. It comes in 13 colors too, so you’re sure to find something that matches the decor of his favorite room.
For the guy on a self-improvement kick
Madefor Personalized Challenge
If you need a last-minute Father’s Day gift for a new dad, especially one who has a wellness goal in mind, give him a Madefor gift card, which enrolls him in a program that keeps him accountable. Madefor uses neuroscience, psychology, and physiology to make the brain and body better with small (and easy-to-accomplish) steps. Trust us: After the 21-day challenge, he’ll be very pleased with himself and just how far he’s come!
For the cyclist
Charge Comfort Electric Bike
This one’s a splurge, but hey, he’s worth it! Charge’s electric bike will set him up for an easy ride, letting him pedal when he wants but helping him out when he gets tired or needs to get up a really big hill. Even better, it has fold-flat handlebars and foldable pedals, so it won’t take up much space at home.
For the plant lover
Bloomscape Mini Money Tree
With a new little one to worry about and a college fund to start, a little luck is never a bad thing. According to the principles of feng shui, the aptly named money tree brings good luck and positive energy. It’s also purported to reduce anxiety and stress and even help with sleep—something any new parent will appreciate.
For the guy with a sweet tooth
No matter what he loves—chocolate, caramel concoctions, or gummies—Sugarwish will deliver them right to his door. Choose the perfect package yourself, or have a Sugarwish gift card sent to his email so he can pick out his favorites. The company also offers boxes filled with everything from salty snacks to cookies to wine, so you’re guaranteed to find exactly what he loves.
For the one who needs a massage
Sharper Image Mini Massage Gun
Becoming a new dad goes hand in hand with developing new aches and pains. This portable massager from Sharper Image will provide immediate relief for his sore muscles. It has four speeds, so he can choose that just-right pressure, and it’s super quiet, which means it won’t wake a sleeping baby.
For the sentimental type
Uncommon Goods Personalized Family Mugs
He’ll smile every morning when he looks at these personalized mugs that perfectly capture the look of his new family. Choose from a variety of illustrated characters, and then add each family member’s first name. These mugs also make great Father’s Day gifts for grandpas, so you may want to buy in bulk, especially since the more you buy, the more you’ll save!
For the homebody
Minnetonka Shearling-Lined Slippers
He’ll be spending a lot more time around the house, so upgrade his at-home footwear options with the coziest slippers around. These Minnetonkas have a slip-on style for easy wearing, as well as a shearling lining for a luxury feel. Bonus: The rubber sole allows him to run to the garage, driveway, or mailbox in them.
For the guy on the go
Camelbak MultiBev Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle/Cup
Hydration is important. So is coffee, especially for new dads. That’s why he’ll love this MutliBev 2-in-1 stainless steel bottle, which works as both a water jug and a detachable travel cup. Double-wall vacuum insulation will maintain his beverage’s intended temperature (whether hot or cold) for hours. And a leakproof cap keeps the liquid secure, so he can throw it into a diaper bag without any worry.
For the DIY-er
Uncommon Goods Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
This hot-sauce-making kit is a terrific Father’s Day gift for new dads or stepdads who like experimenting in the kitchen—or who are just obsessed with hot sauce. It’s a simple, not-too-messy way for him to have some fun and, of course, spice up his food. Maybe it’ll even inspire the guy in your life to whip up a new meal for you!
For the Netflix and chill guy
Vizio 40-Inch D-Series FHD Smart TV
This Vizio 40-inch smart TV is so much more than a big screen. It has all the great qualities you’d expect—from brilliant picture quality to full HD resolution—but it also has an ultra-fast processor with a V-Gaming engine and a bunch of built-in streaming apps. It even has a smart home voice control, so you can navigate it with your Siri, Google Assistant, or Alexa. Fans say it’s a total score for the price.
For the practical new dad
Phoozy XP3 Thermal Phone Case
While his phone might not be his most prized possession anymore, he’d still appreciate a sleeve to protect it—especially since he’ll be using it all the time to take pictures of his little one. Not only is this Phoozy case anti-microbial, but it also protects against hot, cold, and water. It uses NASA technology, a fact that will probably impress him, and attaches easily to any bag. Plus, it has an interior stash pocket that can hold ID, credit cards, or cash, making it even handier.
For the home chef
Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven
Now that he’s a dad, it’s time for him to hone his cooking skills. Grant him chef status with this pro-quality outdoor pizza oven. And it’s not just for throwing an epic pizza party (though he should certainly do that). He can also use it to bake bread, roast meats, and more. It’s easy to clean and heats up in 15 minutes, so it’s great for weekday meals too.
For the adventurer
Biolight Headlamp 330
Adventure-seeking dads will adore this gift. One day, he can bring this Biolight headlamp with his little one on a camping trip, but in the meantime, he can use this on an overnight away with his friends—or even while reading a book during those late-night feedings.
For the photo-loving dad
Minted Best Dad Ever Photo
It’s time to liven up his home office with a Minted photo featuring pictures of him and his new special girl or guy. Find the best photos on your phone, and choose the color frame that best suits the room’s color scheme. It’s like a homemade Father’s Day gift…only easier, since you don’t have to DIY it yourself.
For the tech-obsessed
Oculus Quest 2 Advanced All-in-One Virtual Reality Headset
If he needs to escape but you don’t want him to leave the house, the Oculus Quest 2 is a great compromise. Within minutes of opening this present, he can enter a new world of VR with just an app on his phone. Not only can he explore some fun games while the baby is napping, but he can also level up his fitness routine with some unique workouts.
For the health-conscious
The Beast Health Blender
New dads trying to stay healthy or get healthy will appreciate this gadget that helps them prepare protein, fruits, or vegetable shakes and smoothies for breakfast. This powerful blender, appropriately named The Beast, is light and portable. It’s also super convenient: Change the lid on the blender vessel and you’ll have an on-the-go bottle!
For the new dad who needs to relax
Outdoor Fellow Sandalwood and Pine Needle Candle
His “me time” might have decreased, but when he does get a few moments to himself, help him set the mood. Whether he puts this Outdoor Fellow candle in his office, bedroom, or even the bathroom, the woodsy scent of pine, sandalwood, and berry, with notes of lemon and eucalyptus, will make him feel like he’s in a forest. And remember: Something that’s soothing and pleasant-smelling will balance out those other moments when he’s dealing with a screaming baby in a dirty diaper.
For the wine lover
Whether he loves to unwind with a glass of vino at the end of a long day or you’re just anticipating more date nights at home, this is the perfect gift for him (and his tired coparent). With a Winc membership, he’ll get four bottles, tailored to his personal preferences, delivered each month. If your budget allows, create a whole Father’s Day package filled with gifts for wine lovers like new glasses, a fun wine stopper, and whatever else strikes your fancy.
For the weekend traveler
Yeti Crossroads 40L Duffel
For a quick weekend getaway or even an afternoon excursion with the family, a sturdy duffel will keep all his essentials protected. The Yeti model is the perfect carry-on too, with a long shoulder strap and double top handles. Inside, it’s not just roomy—it also has removable divider panels, so he can keep everything organized and in its place. That will come in particularly useful if he’s also bringing along a few things for the baby.
For the comic lover
Carhartt Batman Duck Chore Coat
Pick a first Father’s Day gift that will make him feel like the superhero that he is. This cool, understated Carhartt coat is functional, with its quilted lining and many pockets, but it’s also a great way to show off his Batman obsession at daycare pickup and perhaps make some new dad friends. If you want to put together a Father’s Day gift basket, add in some comic books and other assorted merch from the franchise.
For the techie
Otterbox Mobile Charging Kit
When he’s juggling baby duties and his job, he might forget to charge his phone and not have an outlet nearby when he needs it. That’s why he’ll love this Otterbox power bank. It will charge his phone 3.6 times faster than plugging it into a wall, and since it has multiple ports, he can plug in more than one device at the same time. Small and sleek, it works with Apple, Samsung, LG, Google, and more.
For the classically stylish dad
Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet
This refined-looking wallet from Bellroy can hold all his essentials, and the slim silhouette makes it easy to grab and go. It comes in eight colors in leather, as well as three in a woven fabric—the latter of which is perfect for vegan dads. If he’s the type who’s always misplacing his things, you might want to consider getting him a smart wallet instead.
For the clean-cut guy
Schaf Shave Cream
The beauty of gifting shaving cream is that it’s always needed, and when it’s a luxurious formula, it’s also always welcome. With a blend of coconut oil, aloe, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and plant-based emollients, this award-winning cream from Schaf will give skin a super-close, comfortable shave that’s free of nicks, irritation, and razor burn. Formulated for sensitive skin, it contains zero fragrances, soaps, irritants, or gluten, and it’s cruelty-free.
For the mocktail lover
Mingle Sparkling Mocktail Variety Pack
Dad will want to raise a toast with every sip of these Mingle mocktails. The non-alcoholic, cocktail-inspired fusions feel fun and celebratory, with party-worthy flavors including Cranberry Cosmo, Cucumber Melon Mojito, Blackberry Hibiscus Bellini, and Moscow Mule. They’re made with low-calorie natural and organic ingredients and are perfect for happy hour—or any hour.
For the fitness fanatic
FitFighter Steelhose Weights
Regular gym visits may not be in the cards right now, but you can beef up his home gym with one or two of these FitFighter weights designed by a veteran, firefighter, and Shark Tank winner. He can lift, swing, drag, toss, or drop these easy-to-transport sandbags for an amazing workout. They’re made from real fire hoses and steel, and each purchase benefits the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower Foundation, supporting first responders and their families. If you love this first Father’s Day gift idea, here are more great gifts that give back.
For the one with the brightest smile
Spotlight Oral Care Sonic Toothbrush
He’s smiling for more pictures these days, so he has even more reason to keep his smile white and fresh. An electric toothbrush is just the thing he didn’t know he wanted but will love once he has it. The two-minute timer is perfect for dads who are half-asleep while brushing or tend to zone out.
For the work-from-home dad
Humanscale Horizon 2.0
This striking minimalist desk lamp is part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection, so you know you can trust the design. But it’s the functionality that he’ll really love. The Horizon 2.0 uses Thin Film LED technology to cast an ultra-wide and glare-free light that’s easily adjustable and dimmable with the touch of a finger. It’s also PVC-free and Energy Star–certified, so it’s as sustainable as it is powerful.
For the fan of The Office
Little Hipster Tees Regional Manager Shirt and Assistant Onesie
If he’s a fan of The Office, he’ll get this joke—and love it. This matching T-shirt and onesie set would make Dwight, Michael, and the whole Dunder Mifflin crew proud. He’ll wear this funny Father’s Day gift on the big day for the perfect Instagram photo.
For the beach bum
Saxx Oh Buoy Swim Shorts
Out of all the first Father’s Day gift ideas, swim trunks are the best seasonal option. Encourage some daddy-and-kid pool time with these brightly colored Saxx swim shorts that are available in six fun patterns. Lined with light mesh and boasting all the features of the brand’s beloved underwear, they are both comfortable and supportive, ensuring that all the focus is on splish-splashing safely with baby.
For the busy dad
Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker and Nutrient Extractor
New dads need to keep up their strength, and one of the quickest and easiest ways to do that is by indulging in a smoothie. Since those runs to his favorite health-food spot are likely a thing of the past, he’ll really appreciate this Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker and Nutrient Extractor. With 1,200 watts of power, it can blend through even the thickest ingredients and extract even more vitamins and nutrients from his favorite fruits and veggies.
For the family cook
Viking Nonstick 8-Quart Covered Stock Pot
Weeknights have gotten a lot busier since baby arrived, but healthy meals are more important than ever for the whole family. This Viking stock pot will make things easier as he whips up big batches of soups, stews, and pasta dishes. It’s made from a durable heavy-gauge anodized aluminum that promises thorough, even heat distribution, and it’s PFOA-free, so he doesn’t have to worry about harmful chemical residues. Bonus: He can even use metal utensils with it!
For the adventurer
Intex Challenger Inflatable Kayak Set
Make sure he still has an outlet for adventure. This Intex inflatable kayak should do the trick, giving him some solo time on a nearby lake or river. It comes with aluminum oars and features a durable and stable design, a comfy cockpit with a padded backrest, and a cargo net to store lunch, a towel, or other gear. Bonus: It’s easy to inflate and deflate, making it great for beginners. If he loves the outdoors, here are more camping gifts guaranteed to make him smile.
For the runner
Nathan Front Runner Shorts
His fitness routine might need to be adjusted, but a new baby shouldn’t slow him down. These lightweight, moisture-wicking shorts, which have a drawcord at the waist and a reflective detail on the right side, are just what he needs. While this pair from Nathan has a minimal silhouette, it actually has three pockets that are perfect for stashing his phone and other essentials.
For the chilled-out dude
Lord Jones High CBD Formula Body Lotion
If he’s a man who appreciates a good grooming product, he’ll love this Lord Jones lotion. The luxurious formula has a cooling sensation on the skin and absorbs quickly, and the CBD in it helps to ease aches and pains, providing a soothing way for him to unwind.
For the coolest new dad
Spy+ Crossway Sunglasses
Summer is coming, which means he could probably use some new shades. With the shape of a traditional wayfarer front and curved polycarbonate lenses that provide additional eye protection, these Spy+ Crossway sunglasses will keep him looking fresh. He’ll also quickly learn that strong sunglasses are best since babies tend to be attracted to them, and these are made with a lightweight yet durable plant-based material called Bioplastic.
For the stressed-out
Gravity Terry Cloth Weighted Robe
Men who know the value of a weighted blanket will appreciate a weighted robe. The collar of this Gravity robe contains a three-pound weighted wrap that promotes the power of deep-touch pressure, which reduces stress. The moment he slips this on after a shower, whether in the morning or before bed, he’ll start feeling more relaxed.
For the chocolate aficionado
FX Chocolate Dream
Anyone with a sweet tooth would appreciate a chocolate treat. But a sleep-deprived new father will enjoy this FX Chocolate treat even more because it contains melatonin, which will help him get some shut-eye. One square before bed and he’ll be in dreamland in no time. And at $20 for a 15-piece box, you can’t go wrong. Here are more great Father’s Day deals you won’t want to miss.
For the get-up-and-go guy
Method Men Sandalwood + Vetiver Body Wash
Babies make life crazy, so it can be hard to remember to stock up on regular self-care items, let alone try to find new ones. This Method Men body wash will invigorate him on even the sleepiest mornings—and make his small moments alone in the shower a bit more pleasant.
For the hoops fan
Personalized Spalding NBA Replica Basketball
This nostalgic gift will have him reliving his glory days on the court. During nap time, he can catch some fresh air and hoops with a new b-ball. Make it personalized by adding his name or maybe even “Daddy” on it.
For the home bartender
W&P Craft Cocktail Syrup Set
Nights out at a bar may be on hold at the moment, but that doesn’t mean he can’t still enjoy his favorite cocktail. This W&P set includes three custom syrups that contain cane sugar, fruits, and spices, so he won’t have to run to the grocery store for ingredients. All he’ll need is the liquor and some ice. When the baby goes down for the night, it’s time to celebrate. Cheers!
For the guy with the eternal 5 o’clock shadow
Kiehl’s Ultimate Shave Collection
Give him something that will let him pamper himself daily. This limited-edition set from Kiehl’s has four of the skin care brand’s favorites—a wash, shave cream, razor burn and bump relief, and moisturizer—that will reenergize his skin and reduce irritation post-shave. His significant other and new baby will love his smooth, stubble-free face too. Pick up two and give one as a gift to your father-in-law as well.
For the new dad who’s attached to his phone
Smartish Phone Case
This clever Smartish phone case will make him smile and remind him of home when he’s away. Personalize it with an image of his new child, or give him a gift card so he can design his own. Fun designs, text, and the option to add a wallet sleeve will give his phone a nice upgrade.
For the dog dad
Wild One New Puppy Kit
If, by chance, this new father’s baby happens to be a puppy, get him a kit that has all the necessities he needs for cleaning, snacking, and playing. This Wild One set includes grooming wipes, organic PB&J treats, and a twist toss catch game. It’s also a thoughtful gift for a new dad with an older dog, who could probably use a little extra TLC now that he has a younger (human) sibling. If we’re barking up the right tree with this idea, check out these other gifts for dog lovers for Father’s Day and beyond.
For the casually cool guy
Florsheim Crossover Knit Slip-On Sneaker
Since he’s been living in slippers or going barefoot lately, a nice, fresh pair of sleek, classic shoes will make him feel like a new man. The soles of these Florsheims include technology that makes them flexible and comfortable with the first wear, and they’ll complement his new-dad wardrobe nicely.
For the reader
Gratitude the Great Children’s Book
Books make wonderful Father’s Day gifts for a new dad, especially when he can share them with his little one. This beautifully illustrated Gratitude the Great book has an excellent message that centers on the power of gratitude. He can read it to his child for years to come as he teaches and reinforces the importance of small acts of kindness. Pair it with one of these brand-new, well-reviewed fiction books and he’ll be all set for when the baby’s awake and asleep.
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