9 Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts For First-Time Dads

As a new mom, you have a lot on your plate. And if you're a procrastinator on top of that, than things don't always work in your favor. In fact, there's probably a good chance you forgot to buy your partner a gift for Father's Day, which is this Sunday, by the way. No judgement here — I may or may not have woke my husband up from a dead sleep last night, just to ask what his favorite color was so that I could shop adequately for his gift this year. Luckily, there are a number of last-minute Father’s Day gifts for a first-time dad that give off the illusion you've been working on this for months.

Although each Father’s Day is special, a dad’s first day celebrating his new role in life is particularly special. (I mean, remember how excited you were about your first Mother’s Day?) Not to add unnecessary pressure to your life, but he’s more than likely at least expecting a gift to commemorate the day.

Luckily, you don’t have to plan too far ahead or have excessive amounts of cash to make your guy feel special for his first ever Father’s Day. These gifts can all be shipped quickly, picked up in store, or better yet, made at home, so that once you do decide on a gift, you can ensure it arrives on time.


New Dad Coffee Mug

Coffee Rations Camping Metal Mug, $8, Target

A good cup of joe is an essential for new dads. This camping metal mug is perfect for both indoor and outdoor adventures and can be picked up in stores or online.


‘The Baby Owner’s Manual’

The Baby Owner's Manual, $9, Amazon

Does your guy have a penchant for reading and a good sense of humor? Ordering him a copy of The Baby Owner’s Manual for his first Father’s Day is both a witty and useful gift that will likely come in handy.


Daddy And Me Picture Frame

Daddy and Me Picture Frame, $11, Hallmark

There’s nothing sweeter than a picture of a dad and his baby. All you need to do is pick up this frame from Hallmark or order it online, and add your favorite photo of your two sweeties.


Sonogram Picture Frame For Dad’s To Be

Daddy-To-Be Picture Frame, $18, Etsy

If you’re parent-to-be, Father’s Day should still be celebrated. An ultrasound picture framed in a special frame is just as sweet and will help him feel like a dad even before meeting his little one.


One Handed Bottle Opener

GrOpener, $17, Amazon

For a gift that’s practical as well as humorous, grab your guy a one-handed bottle opener from Amazon. It will see it’s fair share of use, no doubt.


In-Car Massage

12-Volt Infra-Heat Massage Cushion, $48, Bed Bath & Beyond

Save your hands some work and give him an in-car massage chair that will work wonders after a long day at work or a long night with the little one.


Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo Dot, $50, Amazon

For the dad who has everything except Amazon’s latest technology, the Echo Dot will be your husband’s new (hands-free) best friend.


A Date Night Of His Choosing

New parents are always strapped for alone time. Give him a gift you both need and offer to spend a night together at his favorite date night spot. It might not be your ideal, but he will love it.


His Favorite Pre-Baby Meal

After your baby was born, things probably changed in every way possible — including the contents of your refrigerator. For his first Father's Day, throw baby-friendly dinner options to the wind and cook him his favorite meal. Or, order takeout from his favorite restaurant. Since food has to served at the last-minute, he won't even know you waited.