35 Sweet Father’s Day Gifts to Celebrate First-Time Dads
His new title is cause for celebration! Give him the acknowledgment and appreciation he deserves with one of these thoughtful Father’s Day gifts for new dads.
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Make his first Father’s Day one to remember
Father’s Day is a special day for all dads. But when it’s his first time celebrating the holiday, the day is even more momentous. If there’s a new dad in your life—whether it’s your husband, brother, son, or friend—not only is it a great time to read up on the history of Father’s Day, but it’s also the perfect time to show him how much you care and how awesome you think he’s doing in his new role by giving him a meaningful Father’s Day card and present. After all, the first year of parenthood has a lot of ups and downs, sleepless nights, and all-around changes, and that acknowledgment and appreciation will mean a lot.
So, what first Father’s Day gift ideas will make him smile on June 20? We’ve got a few suggestions, whether you’re looking for thoughtful personalized Father’s Day gifts, deluxe Father’s Day gift baskets, or anything else. Our Father’s Day Gift guide has something for every type of guy and for every budget. So, get ready to spoil that new dad…and then maybe let him take a nap.
For the comfort connoisseur: Minnetonka Shearling-Lined Slippers
When you’re a new dad, mornings and just general time around the home certainly look a lot different all of the sudden! Gift him a bit of comfort with a pair of the coziest slippers around. The slip-on style has the look of his favorite casual sneakers, but the shearling lining gives them a luxury feel. Bonus: The rubber sole allows him to run to the garage, driveway, or mailbox.
For the sentimental dad: Uncommon Goods Personalized Family Mugs
Make him smile each morning with a portrait of his new family on his coffee mug. Pick from a selection of adorable illustrations that suit the look of his family. This fun, personalized gift also happens to be made in the United States. It’s a great Father’s Day gift for Grandpa, too, so you may want to buy in bulk, especially since the more you buy, the more you’ll save on each mug.
For the stylish new dad: Fjällräven High Coast Lite Sweatshirt
A new child changes many things in his life, but there’s no need for him to trade out his cozy sweats. In fact, what he might need is a bit of an upgrade since he’ll be wearing them even more now! In a classic heather-gray shade, this clean-cut option will keep him comfortable while also looking dapper at music class or daycare pickup. If you need more gift inspiration, check out these great Father’s Day gifts from wives.
For the guy on the go: Camelbak MultiBev Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle/Cup
Hydration is important. So is coffee, especially for new dads, which is what makes this a fantastic first Father’s Day gift idea. This MutliBev 2-in-1 stainless steel bottle works as both a water jug and a detachable travel cup. Double-wall vacuum insulation will keep the intended temperature, whether hot or cold, for hours. And a leakproof cap keeps the liquid secure, so you can throw it into a diaper bag, along with baby bottles, without any worry. You might also want to check out these smart water bottles that are worth every penny.
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 all elements: hot, cold, and water. It uses NASA technology, a fact that will probably impress him, and it attaches easily to any bag. Plus, it has an interior stash pocket that can hold ID, credit cards, or cash, making it even handier.
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For the wine lover: Winc Membership
After a long day, some wine can help him unwind—and so can mom! With a Winc membership, he’ll get four bottles, tailored to his personal preferences, delivered right to his doorstep each month. It’s also the perfect way to give someone the gift of date night at home. If your budget allows, create a whole Father’s Day package filled with new glasses, a fun wine stopper, and whatever else strikes your fancy. Or if he’s more of a foodie, try these delectable food gifts.
For the DIY guy: 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 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. It’s 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, which will come in particularly useful if he’s bringing along a few things for the baby, too.
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 and roast meats. It’s easy to clean and ready to cook in 15 minutes, so it’s great for weekday meals, too. For more ideas, check out these other cooking gadgets he’ll wish he had years ago.
For the techie: Otterbox Fast Charge Power Bank
A new dad’s day has a whole new routine—and, basically, that’s no routine at all. 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 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, this tech gift works with Apple, Samsung, LG, Google, and more.
For the adventurer: Biolight Headlamp 330
Adventure-seeking dads will adore this gift. One day, he can bring this 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 health-conscious: The Beast B10 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 No.8 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 in his office, bedroom, or even the bathroom, the woodsy scent of pine, sandalwood, and berry, with zests of lemons and eucalyptus, will have him feeling like he’s in a forest. And remember: Something that’s soothing and pleasant-smelling will balance those other moments when he’s dealing with a screaming baby in a dirty diaper.
For the reader: Gratitude the Great Children’s Book
Books make wonderful Father’s Day gifts for a new dad, especially ones he can share with his little one. This beautifully illustrated option has an excellent message, too, 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.
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, since he could probably use a little extra TLC since his new sibling arrived.
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For the new dad who’s attached to his phone: Smartish Phone Case
Give him something that will make him smile and remind him of home when he is away. Personalize a cell phone case with an image of his new child or give him a gift card to design his own. Fun designs, text, and the option to add a wallet sleeve will give his phone a nice upgrade. It doubles as an excellent idea for a tech-obsessed daughter to get for her father on the big day.
For the classic dad: Florsheim Crossover Knit Slip 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 summer-fun dad: 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 five fun color palettes and 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 the baby.
For the party guy: Tommy Bahama Flaming Tango Tropical Print Short Sleeve Button-Up Shirt
Get him ready for some outdoor summer gatherings. A new button-up shirt will give him something fresh and stylish to wear all summer, and if a spit-up accident happens to occur while he’s wearing this, no worries—it’s machine washable. (For other types of stains, though, check out our stain removal guide.) The fun print will show off his new playful side and possibly match his baby’s flamingo- or fruit-covered summer outfit.
For the new dad who could use a little pampering: Method Men Body Wash Sandalwood + Vetiver
Life has gotten a bit crazy for this new dad, and when that happens, it’s easy to forget to stock up on his 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.
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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, possibly for someone 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 pleased with what he’s accomplished.
For the outdoorsy new dad: Intex Challenger Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars
Make sure he still has an outlet for adventure. This inflatable kayak should do the trick, giving him some solo time on a nearby lake or river. It 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.
For the sleepy new dad: Bearaby Cotton Napper
Even if he wasn’t a big napper pre-baby, he’ll be one now! Spoil him with a super soft organic cotton weighted blanket, which has proven to aid in deeper sleep cycles by stimulating the production of serotonin, increasing melatonin, and reducing cortisol, your stress hormone. This throw is one he can keep in the nursery when he falls asleep watching the baby.
For the fitness fanatic: FitFighter Steelhose 10-Pound Weights
Regular gym visits may not be in the cards for the time being, but you can beef up his home gym with these 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 hose 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 achy new dad: Lord Jones CBD Body Lotions
If he’s a man who appreciates a good grooming product, this Lord Jones lotion is an excellent choice for a gift. 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. Choose the fragrance-free option if you aren’t sure what sort of scent he would enjoy.
For the coolest new dad: Spy Optic Crossway Sunglasses
Summer is coming, and he could most likely use some new shades. With the shape of a traditional wayfarer front and a twist protecting his eyes, these sunglasses will keep him looking fresh. He’ll quickly learn that strong sunglasses are best since babies tend to be attracted to them.
For the eco-conscious: Nixon Ransack Backpack
Provide him with an alternative option to the diaper bag when he’s out and about on daddy time. A large backpack will hold everything he needs confidently and securely. Uniquely designed from REPREVE Our Ocean fiber, this backpack was created by ocean-bound plastic bottles, so you can file this under a feel-good purchase for him as well. Here are another 15 brilliant products made from recycled ocean plastic.
For the hoops fan: Personalized Spalding NBA Replica Basketball
Give him a nostalgic gift that 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 Cocktail Syrup Set
Nights out at a bar are on hold for a variety of reasons at the moment, but that doesn’t mean he can’t still enjoy his favorite cocktail. This set includes three custom syrups that contain cane sugar, fruit, and spices, so he won’t have to run to the 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 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. If you’re on a budget, here are more cheap Father’s Day gifts that’ll look like you spent a whole lot more on them.
For the stressed-out: Gravity X Modernist Terry Cloth Weighted Robe
Men who know the value of a weighted blanket will appreciate a weighted robe. The collar contains a three-pound weighted wrap that promotes the power of deep-touch pressure, reducing stress. The moment he slips this on after a shower, whether in the morning or before bed, he’ll feel immediately relaxed.
For the fan of The Office: Regional Manager Shirt and Assistant to the Regional Manager 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. Send it to him before the holiday, so he can wear it on June 20 for the perfect Instagram photo moment. Speaking of which, here are more funny Father’s Day Gifts you can get delivered.
For the photo-loving new dad: Minted Best Dad Ever Boxes
It’s time to liven up his home office with some pictures of him and his new special girl or guy. Find the best photos and choose the color frame that best suits the room’s color scheme. He’ll be moved by the thoughtfulness of this gift. And don’t forget the card! Here are some of the best free Father’s Day cards.
For the one with the brightest smile: Graphite Grey 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. The two-minute timer is perfect for dads who are half-asleep while brushing or tend to zone out.
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. Using these products will help reenergize his skin and reduce irritation post-shave. His significant other and new baby will love his smooth, stubble-free face, too. Also, don’t forget to plan something fun for the dad in your life! For ideas, check out these 22 Father’s Day activities he’ll appreciate.
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