The 35 Best Gifts for New Dads to Help Them Feel Awesome in Their New Superman Role
Long gone are the nights of post-work happy hours and guys’ weekends at a moment's notice. Now it’s all about tummy time and sleep schedules (that somehow never coincide with your own). We know parenting is no walk in the park (which is why moms need a gift just for them), so gift the new dad in your world something to make his life a little easier—whether it’s baby-related or not. So show him that every day is Father's Day: Here are 35 gifts that new fathers will appreciate…possibly even more than that extra hour of sleep.
1. HSD Dad Diaper Bag Backpack, Changing Mat, Wipes & Bottle Pockets, Waterproof
Best for the Designated Supplies Carrier
This is a diaper bag disguised as a really cool, smart backpack. Even with the changing pad, there's room for up to two kids' supplies in the main compartment.
2. 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.
3. MZOO Sleep Eye Mask
For the Napper
When sleep schedules are all thrown off, this light-blocking mask will make any afternoon feel like nighttime.
4. Baby Shusher For Babies
For the Dad Who Loves Peace and Quiet
This tool uses a real human voice to lull babies to sleep with the calming sound of “shush.” Um, genius.
5. Madewell x Real Fun, Wow!® Graphic Low-Key Tee
Best for Hip Guys
This T-shirt designed by an Ojai-based illustrator will remind him he's cool, even when he's covered in spit-up.
6. PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console
For the Kid at Heart
Just get him a gift he actually wants: A PlayStation.
7. Instant Pot DUO Plus 60, 6 Qt 10-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker
For the Chef
For days when he wants to help out, but is too tired to spend precious time in the kitchen.
8. TREBLAB Z2 Ultra Premium Over Ear Wireless Headphones
For the Work-From-Home Dad
Whoever invented noise-cancelling headphones deserves a trophy.
9. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
For the One Who Likes It Hot
The second he pours a cup of coffee, the baby wakes up. This smart mug will keep that java nice and warm, even if it’s an hour before he sits back down to enjoy it.
10. Tile Sticker (2 Pack)
For the Forgetful
Because on-the-go dads don’t have time to remember where they left their wallet, keys or the baby’s favorite pacifier. These handy little trackers stick directly to any device, making it easy to find via the Tile app.
11. OSTRICHPILLOW GO Travel Pillow for Airplane Neck Support
For the Globetrotter
Babies don’t care where or when they fall asleep in your arms. Enter: this comfy high-tech neck pillow that makes sitting up for two hours bearable.
12. Highline Wellness CBD Fitness Cream
For the Weekend Warrior
Baby carriers are great until the back aches and sore necks start. But this CBD-infused balm soothes it all. No really, it alleviates pain in mere minutes.
13. Ancestry DNA Kit
For the Aspiring Genealogy Buff
He'll want to make sure he gets all the facts straight when teaching the kiddo about his family tree.
14. Hydro Flask 64 oz. Beer Growler
For the Beer Drinker
Bonus points if you fill it with his favorite local brew before gifting.
15. ‘Hollywood Park: A Memoir’ by Mikel Jollett
For the Reader
Good Morning America dubbed it a moving and profound memoir for anyone who loves a good redemption story. And it's just the thing to relax after a long day of swaddling and changing diapers.
16. Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
For the Nighttime Feeding Volunteer
R&R is a rarity these days, but this super-plush robe can even make 3 a.m. feeding duty feel like a trip to the spa. (Sort of.)
17. Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine with Heat
For the Dad Who Paces
The baby won't sleep unless you're standing and rocking. But soothing sore soles with this foot massager makes it even sweeter when she finally goes down for a nap.
18. Allbirds Men's Tree Runners
For the Eco-Conscious
These low carbon footprint kicks are ultra-comfy, which will make standing for hours feel more like floating on clouds.
19. Winc Wine Subscription
For the Wine O'Clock Guy
Because he's still his same wine-appreciating self. (And you can reap the benefits, too.)
20. Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Air Purifier
For the Dude with Thermostat Control Issues
Pure air and the perfect temperature are just what he needs to doze off like a newborn.
21. ALTEC LANSING RockBox XL Bluetooth Speaker
For the Music Lover
Sturdy enough for curious baby hands and powerful enough for playing Baby Shark on repeat for hours (and hours).
22. PLUSUS Lifecard Lightning Power Boost
For the Forgetful Phone Charger
A power bank that fits right in his wallet, because his phone always seems to die right before capturing that little gummy grin.
23. Chatbooks Monthbooks
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.
24. Blue Bottle Coffee Subscription
For the Guy Who Enjoys Primo Coffee
Coffee that shows up when he needs it most. Need we say more?
25. Mont Alpi Portable Pizza Oven
For the Carbohydrates Fan
Recreate his favorite gourmet pizza while the baby monitor sits close by.
26. 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.
27. Sphere Ice Molds (Set of 2)
For the Craft Cocktail Lover
Much like his coffee that always goes lukewarm, the ice in his whiskey melts before he gets a chance to drink it. But these molds create giant ice spheres that melt slower—and let's be real—look cooler.
28. Full and Low Battery Men's T-shirt and Infant Bodysuit
For the Tech Bro
Because this is what he's going to feel like...pretty much from now on.
29. iRobot Roomba 960 Wi-Fi Connected Vacuuming Robot
For the Neatnik
Since no one feels like cleaning after being on kid duty all day.
30. Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro
For the Guy with a Mobile Office
He'll be all for anything that makes his life easier, like this iPad stand/keyboard that turns his tablet into a desktop in a snap.
31. Bearaby Tree Napper Knit Weighted Blanket
Best for Comfort Seekers
Yes! They too can get swaddled. Plus, this guy looks pretty chic draped on a couch or bed.
32. Champion Reverse Weave Jogger Pants
Best for the Casual Clothes Fan
Now he’ll understand your athleisure obsession.
33. Ring - Alarm Security Kit 9-Piece
For the Security Conscious
It's a spend, sure, but it's worth pooling with other gift givers to give him the most precious thing he can have—a sense of security for his new family.
34. Dad Est 2020, Co Ed Baby Shower, New Dad Gift
For the Collector
Because he's going to want an early-morning memento that reads the year it all happened.
35. Aculief - Award Winning Natural Headache, Migraine, Tension Relief Wearable
For the High Strung Guy
S--- is about to get real, so support the new dad with this acupressure stress relief tool he clips onto his hand and, ahhh.