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23 Thoughtful & Unique Father’s Day Gifts For New Dads

It’s an extra special occasion.

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Finding out you’re going to be a dad for many people is the ultimate gift ever in and of itself. But every new dad about to celebrate his first Father’s Day deserves some additional love and a showering of gifts to celebrate him. But what’s best for a newbie dad celebrating their first Father’s Day? Perhaps one of these thoughtful gifts for new dads.

From super sweet customized memory keepers to a comfortable hoodie made with hidden pockets for storing diapers, bottles, and wipes, these gifts are functional and fun. And, is if he needed any more proof that his life has changed forever, there are tech products to enhance stroller outings, a breakfast tool to make mornings just a tiny bit easier, and even some cufflinks that tell everyone he’s now a proud papa.

That very first Father’s Day is a once in a lifetime event — even if he may not remember due to an overwhelming lack of sleep. And with Father’s Day approaching, the time to act is now. Start shopping today and you won’t find yourself scrambling the week of. So make it as special as possible with gifts, decorations, a great spread, hugs, and plenty of love.


Meaningful Artwork

This custom star map from Positive Prints says “The Day You Became My Daddy” and can be customized with a personal message. Customers simply need to add in the baby’s birth date and location, and it will generate an accurate star map of the place and time.


Sheet Masks

Dad may not have to recover from abdominal surgery or ice their genitals in the weeks following their baby’s birth, but they’re still tired — and their face will show it. The Bro Mask sheet masks from Jaxon Lane probably won’t make it look like he slept 8 restful hours after a quick soak, but hey, it won’t make things worse! And he’ll enjoy the experience and appreciate the gesture.


A Do-It-All Breakfast Station

Dad’s convinced he’s going to be the breakfast guru of the household. This Cuisinart griddle and press in one comes with interchangeable grill and flat plates so that dad can do anything from cook eggs and pancakes to get those mouthwatering grill marks on paninis and patties. It’s a great gift for a new dad who loves a warm, pressed sandwich, and can’t wait until his child is old enough to enjoy solids.


A Pair of Super Comfy House Slippers

It rarely makes it into parenting books, but gaining ninja-like covert tip-toe skills is something every new dad will quickly discover is a necessity — plus he’s going to be spending a lot more time on his feet. Give him the gift of comfort with these soft, well-cushioned house slippers that are designed to literally feel like clouds for your feet.


Cool Sunnies

Sunglasses are a great gift for a new dad to, you know, help him cover up those bags under his eyes.


A Storage Hoodie

Keeping bottles and diapers and pacifiers within arms reach is a challenge. This Dad Hoodie solves all that with a series of pockets lining its comfy interior.


A Matching Pop and Tot Outfit Set

Matching outfits have long been the stuff of mama and babes, but why not let dad get in on the fun? Here a pint and half pint make a punny set for a beer-loving dad.


A Six-Pack of New Dad Beer Labels

Know a craft beer guy who deserves a cold one after caring for his new baby? Give a new dad a six pack of his favorite splurge beers with these new dad labels right on theme for Father’s Day.


A New Daddy Mug

Gift the new dad a sweet 15-ounce mug that says “Best Dad Ever” and with a sweet photo. The bigger size will be well appreciated.


A Pair of Comfy Sneakers

Being able to get up and go to take care of a new baby is essential to a dad, but these Allbirds double as great workout shoes so pops can get some self-care in too.


A Personalized Cooler

Whether he wants to keep a picnic or a pack of bottles cool, no one will get a new dad’s cooler confused thanks to this personalized item.


A Box of Good Tea

A soothing cup of tea while holding a sweet new baby. Or a cuppa after the child’s gone to sleep are true luxuries a new dad can appreciate.


A Daddy Diaper Duty Apron

To add a little playful fun to Father’s Day, give a new dad this apron. Sporting an illustration of a baby and the words “Daddy Diaper Duty,” he can throw it on each time he has to handle a change.


A Coffee Subscription

To an exhausted new parent, the site of an empty coffee grounds jar can be horrifying. Spare the new dad an early morning trip to the grocery for more grounds with a coffee subscription.


A Set of New Daddy Cufflinks

Formal wear just got a whole lot cuter thanks to these footprint cufflinks. Whether the dad in your life has a big event coming up or just wants to jazz up business casual, these will do the trick nicely.


A Proud Dad T-Shirt

The pride a dad feels in his child is something many want to shout from the rooftops. Short of that, this shirt will do the trick.


A Great Brunch Delivery

Getting a treat one can typically only find in a special location can be the ultimate gift. This box of New York City bagels with lox is a decadent way to say “I love you, Dad.”


A Hip Turntable

If the daddy you love has big plans to inform his child’s musical tastes, he needs a slick turntable to do so. This one from Audio-Technica will help him keep playing the hits.


Baby Foot Keepsake

Create a priceless memory for your favorite father with this baby foot keepsake kit. Everything you need, including the drying clay, to take your baby’s footprints then frame them with two photos is included.


A Personalized Keychain

Essentially the modern day version of a wallet brag book, this sweet leather keychain holder comes with an image of your choice that can be embossed with a dad’s initials, a special phrase, or anything else you’d like imprinted.


Custom Father’s Day Socks

They say “wear your love on your sleeve.” But how about your feet too? Dad can with these customized socks.


A New Beard Trimmer

If dad likes to keep his facial hair ship shape, then this sleek trimmer is just the thing. Cordless and rechargeable, your dad can take it anywhere.


A Mug For A Dope Dad

Is your dad as cool as he is loving? As hip as he is protective? Then he might need this “Dope Black Dad” mug.

For the man who does so much for the new baby in his life, give him a first Father’s Day he’ll remember with these great gifts.

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