Nothing can truly prepare a man for becoming a father. From the daily work grind, to navigating parenthood, including unpleasant diaper changing and attempting every trick in the book to calm a crying baby, a new dad has many sleepless nights ahead of him. He’s exhausted and probably can’t find an item of clothes in his closet that’s not decorated with baby puke—but hey, that’s the price to pay for an adorable bundle of joy. And he wouldn’t change a thing.
For his first Father’s Day, make it special with a unique gift that he’ll truly appreciate. Whether it’s that cool item he’s eyeing, but thought it was too frivolous with new household expenses, or something useful he really needs, but hasn’t had time to shop for himself, there are plenty of great gift ideas for a new dad. To help you make the right choice, here are 30 of the best first father’s day gifts to congratulate and honor new dads on this milestone occasion.
Say goodbye to diaper-bag duty, dads! The breathable mesh lining of this classic hoodie holds all your essential baby products, so the new dad in your life doesn’t have to be embarrassed lugging a cutesy baby bag everywhere.
New dads (or any dad left alone with the kids for too long) might need a little extra help. This personalized emergency kit has all the goodies Dad needs to get through a difficult day, including beer, snacks, and personal mementos he’ll truly appreciate.
Raising a newborn can be a pain in the neck, but thankfully, there’s an at-home solution for that. This neck and shoulder massager is a game changer for aches and soreness whenever he needs it most.
Behold, the perfect unisex, lightweight backpack for diapers, baby bottles, and all the gadgets and gizmos a new dad needs to carry. Dagne Dover’s Indi bag easily clips onto strollers and even has mini changing mat.
New dads need all the sleep they can get, even if it’s just a midday catnap. This sleep mask is soft, very light, and fully envelops your eyes to block out all light. The eye cups are molded so you won’t snag a lash while blinking, and it attaches to your head with a secure Velcro strap.
The force is strong with this Father’s Day gift idea. This T-shirt and onsie is perfect for a photo opp to celebrate a new dad’s first holiday and much safer than matching lightsabers.
Give him one of the most innovative, unique grooming gifts for his first Father’s Day that he’ll actually use. He can turn it on, adjust the heat level, and get one of the smoothest shaves from the comfort of his own home. He won’t need to find time to run to his local barber, because now, he can pamper himself with a hot shave anyday.
His first Father’s Day is one the new dad in your life will never want to forget. Help him cherish the memory with this personalized frame to display in his office or at home. It has a plate that can be engraved with any message, name, or significant date to make it extra special.
Make Dad feel like the superhero he is with this personalized gift. If he has a little guy, he can read this cool comic book for some father-son bonding with his son’s name in the story. Mega Dad saves the day!
Who doesn’t need a good night’s rest (especially a new dad)? Dodow will help any guy fall asleep in half the time it normally takes. His breathing will sync with the light emitting from the device to create a tired sensation that will make him naturally fall asleep—it’s genius.
Gag gifts are a must to make Dad’s first Father’s Day extra memorable with great laughs. He might not have the dad jokes down yet, but he has some time before the little guy can complain about them.
The latest version of the Ember Mug keeps your coffee or tea at the perfect temperature on-the-go with the tap of the mug’s touch display, making commutes and days out with the toddler better than ever. Plus, it has a top-notch leakproof travel lid, making it easy to sip with zero chance of a spill.
With the GoPro HERO 7, any new dad can capture all the action of family outings and activities with smooth video stabilization and time warp video that delivers professional quality video.
When you’re a busy parent on-the-go, it’s almost impossible to remember where you put your phone, keys, and other important belongings while trying to take care of a toddler. The Tile App makes it easy for new dads to find lost possessions, even when they’re hidden under a pile of baby gear.
Becoming a new dad can make a man feel like he’s aging twice as fast, so gift him a high-quality anti-aging cream that works for all skin types to diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
What new dad has any time to eat? Keep him fueled with the best protein bars he can eat before his workouts or have as a snack when he needs something filling to hold him over.
Peace and quiet is probably the best gift you can give a new dad. With the Bose Noise-Cancelling 700 headphones, he’ll be able to take a moment to himself to listen to his favorite jams or focus on his work, without hearing loud squeaky kids toys.
A new dad needs caffeine—and a lot of it. The Wacaco Nanopresso travel coffee maker allows him to enjoy a caffeine fix wherever he may be, without having to run to Starbucks.
When you’re new to fatherhood, your only “me time” is when you’re in the shower. He can enjoy a cold one and make that personal time extra relaxing. If you only have 15 minutes a day to yourself, it’s best to make the most of it.
Kids spread germs. Germs make you sick. If there’s one thing a new dad can’t handle, it’s another cold that takes him out of commission. This handy PhoneSoap is his best bet at staying healthy.
Help the new dad in your life keep his pockets slim with his money and credit cards in one safe, secure wallet. The Ridge Wallet holds up to twelve cards, has a money clip that doubles as clip for your pants, and RFID-blocking plates to keep hackers from getting your personal information.
This top-notch smart shaver has an AutoSensing motor and SyncroSonic technology for the most efficient shave he’ll ever get that trims even the thickest beards. Sure, he could use any ol’ shaver, but why not gift him a cool top-of-the-line option that’ll make him feel like a king.
After filling out a style profile, StitchFix’s experts will curate a box of clothing options to send right to your door and you only have to pay for what you keep. It’s like having a personal stylist, without the high-priced fee.
Cool dads wear Allbirds. They’re breathable, lightweight, and extremely comfortable when you’re on your feet all day. Oh, and they look stylish, too.
Call the new dad in your life Mr. Fix It, because this 8-in-1 tool can help him fix any problem, without taking up too much space. It’s a hammer, wire cutters, pliers, blade, screwdriver, and even a bottle opener in easy-to-use personalized gadget.
Sometimes, it’s the little things like a matching pair of socks that make the best gift for new dads. Give him the gift of stylish socks with his initials on it for him to feel extra fancy with every wear.
A customer-made frame to cherish the memories of his new baby might bring a man to tears (in a good way.) These moments are precious and you can help him remember them for a lifetime.
Whether he’s going into beast mode at the gym or just lives a very active life toting around a toddler, the Theragun 3 will fix his muscle aches and soreness, without having to book a massage.
Any new dad will appreciate a Kiehl’s kit full of grooming essentials to help him look his best, especially when he’s having an off day. The grooming kit includes body scrub soap, shaving cream, and Facial Fuel face wash and moisturize to revitalize his skin for a fresh look.
Keep the new dad in your life healthy with a Fitbit Versa that will track his activity, sleep, and heart rate.