The 62 Best Father's Day Gift Ideas for New Dads
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It’s his first Father’s Day—a big deal!—which can only mean two things: 1) He’s happy 2) He’s tired. The diaper changing, the late nights, the early mornings. It's the hardest thing he's ever done. Hence, this Father’s Day, no matter if he’s your husband, cousin, or friend, get him a first Father’s Day gift that’ll make his first parenthood milestone even brighter.
Here's some pointers: The best gift for him on this day should help him not stress much about being a dad. I.e. your gift should bring forth a day of napping, relaxing, and entertaining. We’ve got 55 first Father's Day gifts to make that happen—including killer sleep upgrades, useful gadgets, fun family games, and gag-worthy laughs that he can relish on his own or with his baby. Help the new dad celebrate his first newly ratified fatherhood status the right way.
'Go the F**k to Sleep'
Because honestly, that kid needs to go the fuck to sleep.
Indi Diaper Backpack
A diaper bag that looks good enough to be a work bag. He'll appreciate it. Plus, he can get his own duffel to match.
Packable, stackable containers so he can bring his entire routine—skincare, supplements, etc.— with him when he heads out of town.
Stackable Snack Containers
He gets to pass down his love of Star Wars (or Marvel or DC). And more importantly, he's got ready-to-go container that has space for his snacks and the baby's. Win-win!
Trying to feed a small child will lead to him skipping some meals. Protein shakes are a great way to get his calories back, and that's vital if he's still trying to hit the gym. This BlenderBottle has clever compartments for all his powders and supplements when he's on the go.
Or just get him our absolute favorite blender, and he can make his smoothies that way.
Pull Up Bar and Dip Station
As time and money become precious commodities, that gym membership will be first to go. No worries, a pull up bar/dip station in the garage is all he needs to stay fully fit.
Go Suspension Trainer System
Add a TRX System to that garage setup, and he'll probably get more ripped at home than he ever did at the local gym.
Rambler 20 oz. Mug
He's got a busy few years ahead of him. A personalized travel mug will help him get through it all.
Cast Shadow Decorative Plates
These elegant hand crafted in France plates will liven up whatever he puts on them—whether it's a weeknight sheet pan meal or a weekend ribeye.
He's been under a lot of stress since the kid got here. Hell, you have too. This eye mask from Therabody comes with a bunch of pre-loaded massage routines for meditation, stress relief, and sleep aid. And it's not just weird Sci-Fi stuff. It really works.
These days, he can't listen to music past 9pm, so a great pair of noise cancelling headphones are the perfect purchase. Bowers & Wilkins makes the Rolls Royce of headphones. (And they're cheaper than the AirPods Max.)
Sleep is tough to come by these days. Give him the tools (a smart alarm clock and sunrise lamp) to gently wake him up, making sure he gets the most out of those R.E.M. cycles.
New father? Time to adopt the shoe favored by dads all across America.
Kid Comfort Active Carrier
Summer is here. Dad has been itching to get outside, and the kid is all into grabbing, walking, and (soon enough) talking. It's the perfect time to invest in the one product that will get everybody outdoors.
Newport H2 Shoes
Or you can fully combine the Dad Shoe thing and the Outdoorsy Dad thing with some Keen Newports. Practical? Abso-fuckin-lutely. Ugly? Not anymore! Keen's new monochromatic editions of everyone's favorite water shoe look really, really good.
Hypervolt Go 2
He's getting aches and pains he's never had before. A percussion massager will keep him feeling young.
7 Maillon Panda Tie
A really nice tie is a good thing for a dad to own. Gift him this one now, and one day he'll pass it down to his firstborn.
12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Nothing fancy or crazy expensive. Just a nice Scotch to mix or sip when he puts the kid to bed.
Or maybe with all the running around a new parent does, he wants something pre-made. Via Carota, one of NYC's most popular Italian spots, makes our favorite batch cocktails.
Stone Street's dark roast is one of our favorite blends, and it'll help him keep up with the kid in year two.
Bleu de Chanel Shaving Kit
Now is the perfect time to improve his grooming ritual. The old-fashioned feel of a boar-bristle brush will make his whole routine feel more considered. But if $350 is too pricey, the Bleu de Chanel aftershave lotion is a similar little luxury.
Hi-Fi RUSH Xbox Series X|S
When the baby goes to sleep, and he just wants turn his brain off. One of our favorite games of 2023 is a rhythmic beat-em-up. It's the perfect not-too-involved, great-for-zoning-out type of game.
CBD Pre Rolled Joints 10 Pack
But maybe he really needs to chill out. But the new legalized 70 percent THC corpo-weed makes him feel like he's dying. Dad Grass makes a CBD alternative. It chills him out without blasting him off to Mars.
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2, 14 oz, Black, 80 min. Battery Life - App Controlled Heated Coffee Mug - Improved Design
Just because keeping his espresso warm is now demoted to the second spot on his morning to-do list doesn't mean it's no longer desired. Get him Ember's smart mug.
Your guy's about to be spending even more time in the house. Make being homebound slightly more bearable with UGG's Tasman slippers that are so comfortable he won't want to take 'em off.
The Dad Hoodie
Tired: clumsily lugging around a diaper bag.
Wired: wearing a breathable dad hoodie with inside compartments for pretty much all baby essentials.
Dad and Baby Footprint
It won't be long before the kid is grown and makes their coop away from home. This gift will touch his heart for years to come.
Captain & First Mate Matching Dad Shirt & Baby Bodysuit
Listen, you don't think it's cute—but then you see them wearing it...
Dad Established Glass
So he'll never forget.
Chuck Taylor All Star Cribster Easy-On
Baby Chucks couldn't be any cuter.
3 in 1 Advanced Baby Bottle & Pouch Warmer
Dad likely would appreciate a hand with milk temperature at feeding time. This machine makes it impossible to screw up.
Bluetooth Smart Pen & Notebook Set
Baby saliva, vomit, or snot might smear up his notes, but Moleskine's smart note set will record his every stroke in real-time in the app. This is really the kids-proof notebook if we've ever known one.
Babywearing Shirt Carrier
Tee and baby carrier wrap in one. What'll they think of next?
Digital Picture Frame
Such cuteness could be his if you get him this Wi-Fi-enabled digital picture frame. The best part is, you can send photos directly to the frame to surprise him, and he can "like" it to let you know he's watching.
Omni 360 All-Position Baby Carrier
Nothing says "I'm a new dad" like a good old classic baby carrier. And Ergobaby offers luxury and comfort in one, for both people involved.
Music Library Subscription Box
If he's already got a name for the family band picked out, then hook him and his kid up with the storybooks that'll make it happen. Magic Library regularly sends out kids' books and accessories themed around musicians, from Beethoven to Bob Marley.
Expedition Jogger Travel System Stroller
He might already have a chunky stroller with four gigantic wheels for big family travels, but does he own a compact foldable rig that's both burly enough for his daily morning jog at the park and safe for the baby? Didn't think so.
The Rec Short
These shorts will be love at first try-on. And he can wear them directly from hitting the bench to roaming the amusement park with the baby—they're heavy-duty.
Freezable Whiskey Glasses, Set of 2
These whiskey glasses—or frankly, glasses for any liquid—can keep his sips cold for four hours so that at the end of a long, tiring day, he'll be drinking the good stuff in good condition.
So when he's got a kid sitting on his shoulder, he'll need to keep tabs on only the essentials and nothing more.
Wooden Family Board Games
Baseball, soccer, hockey, and horse racing—these family games will help cultivate the kid towards the activities dad already loves.
Baby Monitor with True Crying Detection
In addition to being as cute a dang Pixar character, this camera also keeps tabs on his baby's crying, sleeping, and wandering. That's the peace of mind a new parent wants.
Rectangle Bento Box
Instead of Ziploc baggies, he can bring these customizable bento boxes to any outdoors trip with the baby.
Monthly Spirits Club
God knows how many drinks he needs.
The Draft Top 3.0
It doesn't just crack open a cold one—it literally takes the whole top off. Safe for his lips and the kid's prying hands. (The contents? Not so safe.)
GO Plus Biometric Stash Case
There's just some stuff that kids should not lay a finger on—and neither should you. He'll keep them safe and sound in this portable safe instead.
Cotton Poplin Pajama Set
Speaking of better sleep, J.Crew's classic pajamas will upgrade his nighttime comfort from "restless teen in hot summer" to "classic '50s dad in an AC-powered house."
Canvas Weekender Bag
For his weekend with the boys, his first overnight camping with the baby, or his first business trip as a new dad, this tough duffel has enough space to stash everything he needs.
Premium Face + Scalp Starter Kit
He won't have the time to go on Curology and wait for a dermatologist to fix his tired skin now. Instead, MANTL's facial kit has the essentials—from SPF to anti-aging moisturizer—to put it to rights.
MasterClass Annual Membership
We can't say for sure that there's a celebrity-taught lesson here on how to master fathering—who knows? Maybe Kit Harington or Joe Jonas is signing up to teach one after becoming dads themselves?—but there's enough arts and crafts here for any father to learn and pass on to the kid when the time comes.
Scanwatch Horizon Hybrid Smartwatch
A smartwatch that doubles down on luxury mechanical style without losing the data-tracking knack in getting his ECG, heart rate, and sleep cycles measured is fit for a new dad who still knows how to take care of himself.
Instagram's favorite pan is an all-in-one kind of cookware that he needs to be a do-it-all kind of dad. It's capable of frying, braising, steaming, sautéing, steaming, boiling—you get the gist.
Now I-Type Instant Camera
To capture all of the indelible, first-time moments that'll soon follow, and to stick them on the fridge immediately after, Polaroid's instant camera with exceptional quality will do.
Adventure Flask Kit
Otherwise known as his emergency survival kit.
New dads need a pair of pants that can stand up to spit-up stains and everything else his suddenly hectic life throws his way, without sacrificing comfort or style. Mack Weldon's nailed it with these Ace sweats, elastic waistband and all.
Cordless Beard Trimmer
Give him the gift of a perfect shave (even when he's half-asleep) courtesy of Silicon Valley darling Bevel and its damn-near-revolutionary beard groomer.
Emile & Olive Sandwich Shop Role Play Set
So he can teach his kid the art of the perfect ham and cheese sando early on.
Apple Watch Series 7
He’s going to need all the help multi-tasking he can get. Spring for the cellular version so he can leave his phone at home and go hands-free—except for the baby he's toting, of course.
Disney+ Gift Subscription
Star Wars and Marvel for dad, Raya and the Last Dragon for the kiddo.
Buttah Body Trio
Chances are if he's going out at all, he's going to want something that can partially mask the not-so-subtle smell of many a sleepless night and showerless day, with some efforts on his part.
Wave Plus Multi-Tool
For putting together all the baby stuff, and for fixing said stuff once the baby is let loose in it.
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