20 First Father's Day Gifts for New Dads

His life changed forever the day he became a father. Celebrate the new dad with a gift that he'll gladly use throughout the first year.

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May 18, 2020

From lack of sleep to skipped workouts and minimal grooming, new dads experience a big lifestyle change when the baby arrives. Show him that his hard work and sacrifices are greatly appreciated with a present that he'll get a ton of use out of. It'll make his first Father's Day even more special and leave him feeling oh-so-loved.

Encourage Dad and baby to enjoy some downtime together in this comfortable outdoor hammock. Babies will love nuzzling up to Dad in the ENO's cozy cocoon, while Dad will enjoy the breathable, portable design that he can use anywhere. You could even surprise him by setting it up in the backyard or on the patio and letting him find it (and test it) first thing in the morning.

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New dads probably don't remember what hot coffee tastes like. With its stainless steel and double-insulated design, this YETI mug will keep his coffee nice and warm until he gets a chance to sit down and enjoy it.

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Mom's not the only one who could use a new bag. With lots of roomy interior compartments — including a laptop sleeve and a pocket for electronics— plus a durable, water-repellent exterior, this stylin' pack works as a diaper bag or even a hiking bag. It's perfect for on-the-go dads.

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Between snapping photos to send to Grandma, Googling baby questions and double-checking the monitor, phone batteries drain fast when you're a new parent. Busy dads won't have to wait long for a full charge with this wireless charger. He can set his phone down and be back to full battery in less than an hour.

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Dad deserves a break, too. (Even if it's just a 10-minute shower.) With this fun beer holder, he can freshen up and enjoy his favorite brew in peace. Multi-tasking is an essential parenting skill, after all.

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Fact: First-time parents go through coffee faster than college students studying for finals. Luckily, this OXO adjustable conical burr grinder is up to the challenge. Using special steel burrs, it grinds beans efficiently for enhanced flavor and aroma.

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Pulling two kids on a bike absolutely counts as working out. Help Dad keep up with his fitness routine by gifting him this foldable bike trailer that he can use all around the neighborhood. Tinted windows keep the sun out, while extra storage space lets him haul extra cargo.

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It's understandable if Dad is sporting a new beard these days. (Who has time to shave with a newborn!) Help him keep his facial hair looking polished— not ragged — with a nice beard comb. Bonus: This double-sized one is made from sandalwood so it smells nice, too.

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Dads love a good gadget, and for first-time fathers, a baby monitor is the ultimate. Surprise your guy with this Owlet Cam, which will let him hear, see and get the full picture of the baby anywhere; it streams high-definition video and audio of your baby directly to your smartphone via the Owlet app.

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$60 $43

From bouncing the baby to running errands to family outings, new dads are almost always on their feet. Give him a new pair of comfortable sneakers that go with everything from athletic shorts to chinos. They're even vegan, so he can feel really good about his new look.

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Moms have likely already spotted certain similarities between Dad and baby — notably that they both like to drink. First-time dads will get a huge kick out of seeing their pride-and-joy in this punny onesie. (There's even a matching adult-size shirt. Think of the photo ops!)

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Treat a tired dad to some much-needed pampering. This limited-edition face and body care kit from Kiehl's comes with a brushless shave cream, an exfoliating soap and an energizing facial scrub and a moisturizing treatment that will leave him feeling incredibly refreshed.

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This comfortable, lightweight and well-ventilated child carrier allows Dad to enjoy his hiking hobby while towing his little buddy along for the ride. It's also great for urban adventures in case Dad needs an excuse to stretch his legs around the neighborhood.

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Spruce up Dad's workspace with a special, sentimental photo calendar featuring everything from your maternity shoot to baby's first portraits. Even during a stressful work day, one glance at this will lift his spirits.

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Everyone knows that the best dads have the worst jokes. Give your guy a good laugh and make sure he's prepared with this joke book full of gold-medal (and groan-worthy) material.

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Sure, this is a splurge gift, but it's also one that Dad will use for many years to come. With countless milestones ahead, Dad needs a camera that will capture crystal-clear photos of the most special moments. Cellphones just don't cut it compared to this Canon EOS Rebel.

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Dad needs his hands for everything these days: feeding the baby, burping the baby, changing the baby, etc. Help him keep his hands free by gifting him a pair of wireless headphones that are compatible with both iPhones and Androids. He can listen to his favorite album or podcast while attending to the little one.

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Okay, so technically, this is a gift for you both. But when Dad just doesn't have the time or energy to sweep the floors, he'll be so glad you spoiled him with this Roomba. Its smart sensors and three-stage cleaning system will ensure thorough coverage of any space, while Wi-Fi connectivity will let you both schedule activation from anywhere using a smartphone.

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$39.99 - $49

Sleep-deprived new dads will greatly appreciate an upgraded pillow. Special cooling gel technology and deconstructed memory foam will help draw heat away from his head, while a moisture-wicking, antimicrobial cover will protect his skin. It's a win-win.

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Give Dad a sweet bedtime book that he can read with his new buddy to encourage bonding and snuggles. We especially love My Dad Is Amazing by Sabrina Moyle, as it pairs hilarious illustrations with a heartfelt story that celebrates Dad in all his glory.

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