Happy birthday to all the new dads out there! You’ve survived blowouts, spit-ups, and sleepless nights. Now, it’s time for a little recognition—and by recognition, we mean gifts! But what does a new father need or want aside from maybe a few more hours of sleep? This gift guide is here to suggest meaningful and unique birthday presents for these brave new souls who’ve recently dived into the beautiful chaos of fatherhood.
As much as new fathers love their bundle of joy, we understand they need a few things for themselves. Whether they’re tech geeks, avid readers, foodies, fitness enthusiasts, or just really need something to commemorate the milestone of becoming a new dad, we got you covered.
But where do we start? Well, we’ve compiled a list of 35 gift suggestions designed to bring a smile to new fathers. Each gift idea will be accompanied by its own mini-writeup explaining why we think it’s the perfect choice. So, let’s dive into this treasure chest of gifts and find something for our new dads!
1. Custom Dad Established Shirt: Nothing says “proud new dad” quite like a personalized shirt. This shirt can be customized with the child’s birth date, turning clothing into a keepsake he can cherish.
2. New Dad Survival Kit: This has everything a new dad needs for those tough initial weeks—including coffee, nappies, earplugs, and a hilarious instruction manual.
3. Parenting Book, ‘Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad!’: A friendly, humorous guide for first-time fathers, this book will prepare new dads for the real, unfiltered pleasures of parenting.
4. Baby Hand and Footprint Picture Frame Kit: Turning memories into art, this frame kit will definitely be an emotional hit.
5. Personalized Leather Wallet: Dads need wallets, so why not a personalized one with a sweet message or his child’s birthdate or initials?
6. Custom Daddy and Me Illustration: Capturing the bond between father and child, a custom illustration is a heartfelt precious keepsake.
7. Bose QuietComfort 35 II Headphones: Dads too need their moments of tranquility. Enter the magic of active noise cancellation headphones.
8. Personalized ‘New Dad’ Beer Mug: Because, let’s face it, there will be days when a beer at the end of the day is a need more than a want.
9. Instant-Read Meat Thermometer: Perfect for dads who love BBQ. Plus, with all those late-night feedings, he might be up cooking anyway.
10. Portable Espresso Maker: New parents and caffeine go hand in hand. This gadget lets him have his beloved espresso, anytime, anywhere.
11. Apple Watch Series 6: For tech-savvy dads, this watch can help track sleep, exercise, and even send out emails during those late-night feedings.
12. Custom Family Portrait: A unique piece of art to symbolize the new family; not even the Grinch could dislike this one.
13. Amazon Echo: “Alexa, change the baby’s diaper.” Unfortunately, it won’t do that, but it will play lullabies on command!
14. Fatherhood: Life Lessons from Your Father T-Shirt: Wearable wisdom. Enough said.
15. SNES Classic: Allow him to unwind with some vintage gaming while the baby sleeps.
16. New Dad Tactical Bag: A diaper bag disguised as a rugged, masculine backpack. Stylish and practical!
17. ‘Daddy Fuel’ Coffee Mug: A gentle reminder that dad needs fuel too, especially considering the many sleepless nights.
18. Noise Cancelling Earbuds: For those times when he needs to drown out the baby cries, these earbuds are lifesavers.
19. Customizable First-Time Dad Art Print: Because first-time fathers deserve to have their milestone celebrated in style.
20. Survival Multitool: New fathers need to be prepared for anything, and this handy tool is all about that.
21. Daddy’s Diaper Duty Device: A hilarious yet practical gift for the “sh#t” duty days.
22. BroBox Care Package: Filled with snacks, energy drinks, and other essentials, this care package ensures your new dad isn’t running on empty!
23. Parenting Comic Book, ‘Baby’s First Year – Make it Work!’: Laughter is the best stress-reliever! This comic book is a hilarious take on the first year of parenthood.
24. Wine Subscription: He’s been holding the fort, he deserves occasional fine wine delivered right at his doorstep.
25. Bidirectional Baby Journal: This amazing journal allows dad to record his thoughts and baby’s milestones at the same time.
26. Farter of the Year…oops! Father of the Year shirt: A good ol’ dad joke tee, perfect for lightening up those stressful diaper-changing days.
27. WODENY Wooden Baby Gym: This baby gym will get the baby engaged, giving dad some respite. Win-win!
28. Fitbit Versa 2: It’s vital for new dads not to neglect their health. This Fitbit tracks heart rate, calorie burn, and sleep stages.
29. ‘What to Expect the First Year’ Book: This time-tested book is every new parent’s survival guide.
30. Beard Grooming Set: For the facial-hair-loving new dad. Baby spit is not a beard conditioner…trust us!
31. Whiskey Decanter Set: A classy addition to his bar cart, the best spot to relax after long daddy days.
32. Amazon Kindle: For the book-loving dad, loaded with some fatherhood books to give him some bedtime reading.
33. Ring Video Doorbell: So, he can check who’s at the door without disturbing the peacefully sleeping baby on his chest.
34. Beer Making Kit: If he can’t go to the brewery, why not bring the brewery to him?
35. GoPro HERO8: So he can document all the priceless moments that occur during this incredible journey called fatherhood.
Every new dad is unique, so make sure to choose something that will resonate with his hobbies, tastes, or sense of humor. These gifts ought to help celebrate his first birthday as a father, making it as exceptional as the journey of parenthood itself!