If you know someone who's celebrating his first official Father's Day this year, then you know his life is probably a little different these days. Actually, it's very different. After all, the old adage about babies changing everything is so true. But these Father's Day 2018 gifts for the new dad let him know that you have his back with this whole baby business. He's doing a great job.
Because even the most well-prepared parent has to deal with some surprises from the baby (as well as the inevitable sleeplessness) these gifts will help him power through. Whether he needs to caffeinate, rest his eyes, or tote the baby for a long time, there's something on the list to make those moments a little easier. Hey, what new parent doesn't need a little support from their nearest and dearest? It's a hard job.
Of course, it's probably a treat for you to see just how positively the new baby has changed your man's life as well. He's probably so proud of this new little person in his world, and so smitten with the baby's every move, that it's a delight to spend time with the new duo. So help him celebrate his new identity as a dad this year with a stellar gift that he'll be sure to appreciate.
1A Spill-Proof Coffee Mug
2A Restful Eye Mask
People joke about new parents not getting enough sleep all the time, but it's a real struggle, especially during those first few weeks. Help you new dad enjoy at least a little rest with this sleep mask. It's especially crucial for those quick afternoon naps when the baby is sleeping.
3A Silly Dad Shirt
4Some Handy Headphones
5A Cozy Robe
6A Cool Camera Phone Kit
7Some Matching Bowties
8A Good Book
Give the gift of bonding time with a great read. This book, featuring the famously hungry caterpillar, has a lovely message about father-child relationships. Plus, the illustrations are sure to delight anyone who reads it.
9Some Comfy Shoes
Whether he's doing laps with the stroller or carrying the little one all around the house, a new dad spends a lot of time on his feet. Help him make the journey more comfortable with some cushiony flip flops. They're shoes you can slip on anytime, even when your hands are occupied with a baby.
10A Funny Prop
11A Super-Long Phone Charger
12A Playful Key Holder
13Button Down Shirt
Because dads love skin-to-skin, too, a button-down shirt is a great piece of clothing that will allow them to cuddle with their newborn whenever, wherever without ripping off their whole shirt. Oh, and they can absolutely keep it in their closet well after the baby stage.