20 Best Gifts For A New Dad To Celebrate Stepping Onto Fatherhood
Welcome to Fatherhood: 20 Gift Ideas for New Dads
When a couple announces that they are expecting, all the attention falls on the pregnant mother. The baby shower involves the mother and also the yet-to-be-born baby receiving gifts. The father takes a backseat. We often overlook the contribution and efforts that a new father makes. As he turns into a new dad, he is bound to have sleepless nights too. It is both an exciting and a learning stage for him too and he deserves a bit of the spotlight too. Giving him a gift will make him feel appreciated and will help him to surge ahead in this stage smoothly. Below are some inspirational ideas for what are some of the great gifts for new dads.
20 Best Gifts for The New Dads
Helpful gifts are what a new dad needs most. So to help you find such gifts is a list given below for gifting the new dad.
For the dad who loves reading books, this is a book on parenting which will help him to calm down a baby when needed. It is a must-have if he is becoming a dad for the first time. Generally, it is difficult for new parents to understand why their baby is cranky when they are well-fed and the nappy has been changed. Now he will be able to fix the situation while letting the new mom rest because he will have this book which is like an instruction manual. We are talking about the book but it is available as a DVD too. There are also illustrations in the book to explain the techniques. The reference pages are useful when one doesn’t have the time or energy to read the whole book.
If the young man who is a fan of Batman has become a dad recently, then this pull-over hoodie sweatshirt will make him smile. The sweatshirt also comes with a couple of stickers which he can use to decorate his laptop. The sweatshirt is going to keep him comfortable while he comforts his baby. Mostly made with cotton with a mix of polyester, the hoodie is ultra-soft. There are pockets in the front which will help him to keep mobiles, and keys or to keep his hands warm when he is not holding the baby. The Batman classic logo hoodie is going to become his new favourite piece of clothing. High-tech printing technique has been used to print the logo so it is long-lasting.
This is for a new dad who loves to go for walks and goes out often for carrying out errands. It will also come in handy if he needs to rush out to get a pack of diapers or something for the new mom on an emergency basis. He can get up from the bed and leave without having to comb or brush his hair. Also, a good way to look stylish when he decides to have a short catch-up session with his buddies and doesn’t want to style his hair. The snap closure at the back has multiple holes, so the size is adjustable and will sit snugly on his head, even when he is jogging or playing something.
This is a 40-page children’s book penned by none other than Jimmy Fallon. The reading age of this book claims it is for babies between the ages of 1 to 3. So if you are looking for a funny gift for a new dad, this can be a humorous gift which will keep him prepared. Every new dad secretly hopes that his baby’s first word will be ‘Dada’ and not ‘Mama’ and so did TV host and entertainer Jimmy Fallon. His secret campaign failed but he designed this book to help all the new dads in launching their campaign. They can use this book during story time as soon as he thinks the baby is trying to speak.
Before you get confused about what we are talking about, it is a whiskey glass. If cool new dad gifts are what you have been looking for, a new dad whiskey glass is one. A new dad will feel exhausted handling the baby’s demands and tantrums. His wife might be feeling cranky at times too and he will have to handle the situation. There are days which will leave him feeling completely spent. A whiskey glass is something which he will use on those kinds of days. After the baby has finally gone off to sleep at night, taking sips of whiskey from this glass will help him relax. It is an old-fashioned whiskey glass with ‘Daddy’s Sippy Cup’ engraved on it.
If it is your husband who is now a dad and you want to give him something for Father’s Day on behalf of your daughter, then this leather wallet will make his first Father’s Day celebration special. It can also be given as a gift for his birthday or as a Christmas gift. Everyone carries a wallet with them wherever they are going and this wallet will be a constant reminder for him that he has a lovely daughter who loves him so much! He is the first man his little girl has fallen in love with and he will forever be his number-one hero, even when she outgrows his lap. It is a bifold leather wallet made with high-quality leather which gives it a vintage look.
This sculpted hand-painted figure is a sentimental gift for a new dad. It is made with resin and shows a new dad sitting, and holding his newborn. The dad seems to be looking at his baby with wonder and awe and with a lot of love. He can keep the 6-inch figurine on his work table in his office which is going to remind him sweetly now and then that he’s a dad now. It will surely make him relax despite all the work pressure. This gift somehow communicates without the use of any words and the sculpture is designed to mark a memory using a gesture. The expressive figure is something which he is going to cherish forever. Surprise the new dad with this great gift and other surprise plans too.
A strong baby carrier is every new dad’s most useful accessory. He has to carry his newborn around a lot, even in his arms which can be tiring or painful after continuously holding for a long time. And carrying a baby normally around keeps both hands occupied. By using a sturdy carrier, he will be able to carry on with his regular tasks. He will be able to take the baby for shopping trips to departmental stores or supermarkets and shop while both he and his baby stays comfortable. There are various brands available but the comfortability factor of the dad has been taken into account while making this one.
Most diaper bags have been designed for moms but this backpack has a unisex look which will make the new dad look adorable. This is a large-size multi-purpose insulation bag which is best to be carried while travelling. It will keep him prepared anytime, anywhere. The bag looks fashionable and is durable which will keep nappies and everything else that a baby might need in an organized manner. There are pockets on the sides where tissues can be kept, so they can be accessed quickly when needed. There are multiple compartments but the main interior compartment is big and spacious and there are zip-close pockets both in the exterior and interior.
On most nights now the young man has to stay awake the whole night and then head out in the morning for a walk, groceries and work. Nobody more than he will appreciate a pair of cool sunglasses more than him. When he goes outside, he will thank you for giving him a sturdy pair which will keep the sunlight out from his eyes. The lenses are non-polarized and UV protected and dark green which will not make his tired eyes visible but will add a trendy look to his appearance. The polycarbonate lens and full-rim plastic frame keep it lightweight and comfortable. Whether he is driving, relaxing at a park or on a beach, or jogging, the sunglasses won’t slip off.
This is one of the very cute new dad gifts. It is a combo pack having a tee, actually a onesie for the baby and a matching t-shirt for daddy. This is an incredibly cute pair of clothing which will get the new father raving about it. The printing on the men’s t-shirt reads ‘Pint’. Wearing these matching t-shirts, the new dad would love to show off his ‘mini-me’ to the world. The Grey colour with the blue slogan looks bright and cheerful which would look cute on both the adult and the child.
Mobile phones have diminished the importance of old-fashioned cameras but there is still something retro-cool about giving someone a digital camera. The stand-out feature of this camera is the ability to print photos instantly. Having physical photos means having access to them after decades and no chance of them being erased. Memorable moments can be captured instantly using this 5-megapixel camera. The new dad can also take out prints of the images on Zink sticky-backed photo paper. He can use the photos immediately to decorate the fridge door or build up a scrapbook or fill up a photo album.
If you are looking for a pocket-friendly yet heart-warming gift, you can give this book. This is a gift only for those new dads who have been blessed with a daughter. Though this book is aimed at little girls who would enjoy reading it when they are 4 – 8 years of age, this book celebrating fatherhood is apt as a gift for a new dad. He can keep it to read it out aloud to his daughter when she grows up enough to understand. It is a New York Times Bestseller book which can be given on the occasion of his birthday or Father’s Day. He will realise how important he is in his daughter’s life and how he would contribute to her growth.
This journal will let the new father write a letter to his child every year from birth till they are 16 years of age. Generally, mothers receive such journals but why should the after miss out on recording events and special moments in his way? He would love to fill one page each year as he watches the baby grow. He can also fill up a few pages with photographs and record key milestones that happened each year. He can also write about his dreams and hopes which makes it a thoughtful gift. There are 88 pages in the journal but it does not have any prompt, allowing him to fill it up freely.
Can be given as a gift for the baby’s 16th birthday
This is a swaddle blanket for a newborn which is one of the useful gifts for new dads, especially if they love a burrito. The wrap blanket looks like a tortilla and the new dad will not be able to stop ‘awwing’ over his cutie and would happily spend hours looking at his mini version. The weird design of the blanket will make the baby cuter than they already are. The soft flannel blanket also has a hat along with it which will keep the baby very comfortable after giving a bath or when they are sleeping. No zippers or snaps are making it completely safe for a newborn. The new dad will keep on taking photos when his baby is wrapped in this unique and funny blanket.
A new dad has gotten promoted, based on his status. He has become a dad now and he should be given something to celebrate this new phase he has landed into. This flush and cosy robe will make him feel luxuriant and he would feel like chilling in it and would hate to change into something else. This dressing gown is made with fleece and has a hoodie attached to it. As it has been made with coral fleece, the gown is extra-fluffy. Whenever he wants to have some ‘me’ time to relax and rejuvenate, the robe will give him an extravagant experience without him doing much. The belt which is used to tie the robe at the waist is adjustable and there are 2 big front pockets too.
As already discussed earlier, it is given that a new dad has to carry his baby a lot in his arms. Even if he uses a carrier, it does put a lot of strain on his body, especially his back. This is a shiatsu massager which will give a deep tissue kneading massage with heat. He can say goodbye to any back pain or neck pain that he is feeling with this portable machine. He can get a massage sitting on any chair, all he has to do is strap the massager on with the help of the velcro strap. When switched on, it can massage for 15 minutes at a stretch before switching off automatically.
A vintage mechanical watch for a mechanical engineer is a remarkable idea as they would be able to truly appreciate the mechanism of such a watch. This is a pocket watch with a chain, just as we have seen in classic old movies. This style is known as the ‘Oxford’ style which is the open-face pocket watch. It’s a 48mm golden-coloured watch which is studded with 17 jewels. It will already be delivered in a branded gift box, sparing you with the trouble of gift wrapping. The high-quality pocket watch will also come with a guarantee so you do not have to doubt the quality. There is a white dial on which Roman numerals have been used for hours. There is a sub-dial too for showing the minutes.
This is a great guidebook for a first-time dad which will not only help him survive but also be good at parenting right from his baby’s birth. Most men remain childlike till they become a father and then they have to start adulting hard. Every man needs some help on how to handle this new adventure and this book will do just that. Parenthood is a journey which will be filled with memorable happenings but there will also be moments when a new dad will feel like tearing his hair off. Fortunately, now this book is available which will make him feel prepared to handle any situation. The book has been divided into 4 chapters, each covering 3 months.
If you are looking for unique new dad gifts to give to your husband on behalf of your little one, then this set of novelty socks is your best bet. These are funky and funny socks. He is trying to be the coolest dad and trying his best to be a great father. Show that you appreciate his help and effort by giving him these socks. There are 6 pairs of designer socks made of cotton. There are 6 socks, so he can wear them every day of the week. He would proudly show off these socks at the slightest chance he gets and you can be sure these are going to be his constant with casual clothes while he is lounging at home or attending a party.
Delivered with a sweet message
6 pairs of designer socks
Made with cotton & polyester
So what do you think about all the must-haves for a new dad? There are gifts which are going to be his guide in this exciting new phase. These 20 gifts are going to make him feel appreciated and also make him more prepared for this new journey. Helpful gifts are what a new dad needs most, which is why you have seen a massager and a carrier. There are also a couple of baby products which can turn into great keepsakes. Start shopping for the new father because he needs some motivation too as he struggles to become the best dad!
Bhumika Anupkumar Golani is from Mumbai. She is a student majoring in BscIT. She loves to explore her work options and gain experience in different fields. In the past, She has worked as an assistant teacher for a year. Two or Four years from now, She sees herself as a developer or operational manager of a Software Company. She always loved writing her thoughts down on a paper, but never knew that she could turn it into a profession as a Content Writer. She sets her goals in advance for the future. She believes that practical knowledge and experience are more important than academic scores. Outside of work, She loves to travel, explore cultures, read books and binge watch TV shows.