Best gift ideas for dads
Being a new dad can be an exciting but scary time. Grab your favorite new(ish) dad one of these great gifts.
These are perfect gifts for your first visit to meet the new addition, baby showers, birthdays, Father’s Day, or just because! Some of these would make great gifts for dads of any age but they are especially great gifts for new dads with young kids under 3.
Looking for Father’s Day gift ideas for any dad? Check out our new Father’s Day gift ideas page!
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Personalized Men's Leather Wallet
I love this customized wallet as a Father's Day or birthday gift!
It's something they carry with them all the time and every time they open it they can get a sweet reminder of how much they are loved.
Personalized Hand Print Canvas
A personalized canvas with baby's handprints is a gift he'll cherish forever!
Purchase the customized canvas and then simply add your own prints to it for an instant gift.
Dad Fuel - Glass Coffee Mug
Coffee is essential to survival as a new parent. Grab them a gift card to their favorite spot, a nice bag of coffee beans, or a fun coffee mug to drink it out of.
The Dad Hoodie
Make a new dad feel extra special at a baby shower or any special occasion with this fun hoodie.
You can load the internal pockets with lots of baby gear and they'll actually come in handy for walks and trips to the park.
(There is a vest version available too.)
We're Parents! The New Dad Book for Baby's First Year
A book to help guide him on his new adventure is a great and thoughtful gift. There are many to choose from but this one has great reviews!
Flip a Coin!
I kind of wish we'd had this when my kids were new babies. We used the "not it" system instead. A new dad is sure to find this funny!
Stole Daddy's Heart shirt
If the dad you're buying for is a car or motorcycle fanatic snag one of these cute, 1st I stole daddy's heart, shirts or bodysuits for their son or daughter to wear. They come in a variety of vehicles and a generic car keys version. There are also versions for grandpa!
Dad Jokes for New Dads
Learning Dad jokes is practically a rite of passage for new dads! This book has over 500 he can try out to see which get the most groans.
Baby Footprint Keychain
For a dad who's a bit more low key a nice keychain or dog tag can make a wonderful gift. They can be personalized just for them. These will take some time to be made so make sure you order one ASAP if you want to go this route.
Handprint Poem Printable
This one is great, especially if you're looking for a last minute gift. Simply print and add a handprint. You can put it in a frame to make it more gift like and you'll have a sweet and sentimental gift.
Mens Promoted to daddy 2022 T-Shirt
Fun t-shirts are a staple in any closet. It's time to add a shirt or two that celebrates his new role as dad to his wardrobe.
A favorite is this promoted to Daddy shirt. There are tons of variations to choose from!
Letters to You — Write a Letter to Your Child Each Year
For sentimental types, or just those that like to write, consider this "Letters to you" book. Inside are questions, prompts, and space to write their new child a letter for the first 18 years of their life.
Diaper Bag Backpack
Too manly for a traditional diaper bag? A backpack diaper bag is subtle and they are actually super versatile. We switched to one from this brand when we had our second child and we've never looked back.
Daddy & Me Canvas Wall Art
This is such a beautiful gift for a dad for Father's Day, a birthday, or Christmas.
Send them a pic of dad and his kids and they'll turn it into a piece or artwork.
A lot of dad's find they really enjoy babywearing...but sharing with your wife and constantly readjusting is a pain. My personal recommendation is the Lillebaby. My husband is able to get our daughter in and adjust this one all by himself when he needs to. It also is made of a lot of mesh to help keep dad and baby cool as dads tend to run pretty warm.
Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Whether they're playing outside with the kids, working in the garage, or showering a portable blue tooth speaker is a great way for your guy to play some tunes...just make sure he keeps it kid friendly when little ears are around!
My husband loves his so much that we're getting one for my dad for Father's Day.
Silk Sleep Mask
This little eye mask was crucial to our success in the early days.
Breastfeeding and caring for a newborn, especially for first-time parents, requires a bit of light at night. Wearing a blackout eye mask, and occasionally earplugs allowed my husband to get some much-needed rest while I took over caring for our newborn.
My husband wore it until he wore it out! We'll definitely be purchasing another one when baby number two comes along. This is the perfect gift for a new dad kit.
A new dad would be happy to have any of these gifts to go along with their greatest gift…their kid!