Long gone are the nights of post-work happy hours and getaways taken at a moment's notice. Now it’s all about tummy time and sleep schedules (that somehow never coincide with his own). Whether you're shopping for Father's Day for one guy or a pair of dads heading a family, a dad's birthday or a gift for his baby shower, it's an opportunity to say to the new dad: We got you, fella. We know parenting is no walk in the park (which is why moms also need a gift just for them), so we say gift the new dad or dads in your world something to make life a little easier—whether it’s baby-related (like this infant instruction manual) or not (he'll love these sweet treats). So show him that every day is Father's Day: Here are 48 gifts that new fathers will appreciate…possibly even more than that extra hour of sleep.
The 48 Best Gifts for New Dads to Help Them Feel Awesome in Their New Superman Role
PureWow editors select every item that appears on this page, and the company may earn compensation through affiliate links within the story. You can learn more about that process here.
1. Custom Dad Est. 2022 Hoodie
Best Father's Day gift for New Dads
Get this for him to commemorate this very special year, when he became a dad and life as he knew it changed forever. But, you know, all said in hoodie form.
2. Tstars Funny Baby Bodysuit
Best Funny Gift for New Dads
Poke fun at his lack of childcare expertise with this all-cotton onesie—tell him it's okay he's confused, since babies don't come with instruction manuals.
3. Dad Life: A Manly Adult Coloring Book
Best Gag Gift
Lots of funny zingers in here, like the design that reads "Dads: Refusing to ask directions since 1492." This 88-page book is great to gift along with a box of crayons.
4. Dagne Dover Landon Carryall Bag
Best Gift for at the Hospital
Mom isn't the only one who needs a bag to take to the hospital. This one can fit a toothbrush, change of clothes, a spare phone charger and even a 13-inch laptop...because when those contractions being speeding up, he'll need to be speeding to the hospital. And post-birth, he can use this as a carry-on bag, since it has a luggage sleeve to snugly fit onto rolling suitcase.
5. Elephants Deli Three Days Of Entrees
Most Unique Gift for New Dads
Beef lasagna. Beef stroganoff. Meatloaf. These three main courses are shipped frozen to the new father's home, because he'll be wanting some serious comfort food once his tiny new roommate has the household at their mercy.
6. Myka Leather Bracelet With Custom Beads
Best Personalized Gift
Gift the new dad the name of all this kids (up to seven!) and then, once he's got his latest addition named, the makers will send a bead customized with their name.
7. The Happiest Baby On The Block by Dr. Harvey Karp
Most Useful Gift for New Dads
This paperback classic from a UCLA pediatrics assistant professor who also runs a private practice is going to teach readers important concepts like the fourth trimester and the five S's of soothing (swaddle, side-stomach Position, shush, swing and suck). Everyone, not least of all the new dad, will learn something useful from this book.
8.Oceas Outdoor Pocket Blanket
Best Small Gift
This 60-by-55-inch polyester blanket rolls up into a pouch that fits into the palm of a hand, but it's got sturdy reinforced rivets that, along with the accompanying small stakes, keep the blanket in place while the new baby is exploring tummy time in the park. There's even a carabiner that attaches to your stroller.
10. Bonobos Throwback Swim Trunks
For the Dad Who Loves the Beach
The throwback styling (piping and pockets!) is just like his dad used to wear. And now, it's his turn.
11. Courant Catch 1 Charger
Best Gift for New Dads' Bedside
Help him simplify his coming bedside clutter of pacifiers and sippy cups with this low-profile wireless charger.
13. Lululemon At Ease 7-inch Shorts
Best for the Understated Dresser
Four-way stretch fabric, a drawcord that can be tucked in and ultra-soft textured fabric are going to make these the shorts he reaches for first.
18. Novogratz Lana Recliner
Best for the Sports Fan
He's a dad now...so he's earned the right to recline in comfort in front of the game. (This vegan leather recliner looks like a club chair for all the non-football-watching other times in the week.)
For the Nostalgic Fellow
It can be hard to find the deckle-edging tool and other scrapbooking supplies at a moment's notice. However, it's easy to use Chatbooks's handy app. Use it to send a monthly batch of photos from social media or your photo roll that are then magically transformed into a keepsake soft- or hardcover book he'll treasure for years.
26. Dearfoams Buffalo Plaid Slipper
Best for the Cuddly Dad
Possibly the sweetest message anyone could ever have during a middle-of-the-night feeding session, right there on his feet where his sleepy gaze will land.
29. Irobot Roomba Wi-fi Connected Self-emptying Vacuum
For the Neatnik
Since no one feels like cleaning after being on kid duty all day.
30. Aplos Hemp-infused Elixir
Best for the Cocktail-Loving Dad
This non-alcoholic herbal drink has notes of yuzu, rosemary, basil, cucumber and dandelion, and makes a great 5 p.m. wind-down after a big day of parenting, with no hangover the next day.
41. Knack Sugar Daddy Gift Set
For the Dad with a Sweet Tooth
Marshmallows, salt caramel and bourbon-laced gummy bears are all included in this delightful box of glycemic overload.
47. Muse 2: The Brain Sensing Headband
We could all use a little more Zen, and this guided meditation headband tracks brain waves to offer real time feedback for his most productive practice, even if it's just five quick minutes.