33 First Father's Day Gifts for New Dads

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

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May 10, 2023

He'll never forget the day that he became a dad. But somewhere in the sleep-deprived haze of feedings, diaper changes, tummy time sessions, doctor's visits and more, he may have forgotten that his first Father's Day is coming up (on June 18, by the way).

The good news? You remembered. Now show the best new dad around that you notice and appreciate all of the love he's pouring into your little one with a gift that he'd never think to buy for himself. Here are 33 ideas — ranging from sweet and sentimental to problem-solving and practical that will make his very first Father's Day even more special.

Best First Father's Day Gifts Under $25


Dad deserves a break. (Even if it's just a 10-minute shower.) And thanks to this fun beer holder, he can freshen up and enjoy his favorite brew in peace. Multi-tasking is an essential parenting skill, after all. The piece is made from silicone and sticks right onto the wall.


He's not like a regular dad, he's a cool dad. Now cement his new status with the ultimate #DadStyle must-have: a Hawaiian shirt. This lightweight button-down is the perfect throw-on for quick runs to the store or a day at the park.


For the new dad who's on his feet during the day and gets up with the baby for those late-night feedings and diaper changes, we recommend this bedside caddy. The storage pocket is made from premium felt and can hold everything from his phone to his Kindle, so he can stay in bed for as long as possible. We can already hear his sigh of relief!

If he's particularly proud of his 'New Dad' status (or simply misses his baby while he's away at the office), then surprise him with a personalized photo mug. This heartfelt gift is crafted from ceramic, comes in two sizes and reads, "Happy 1st Father's Day" on one side and "Love Child's Name" on the other.

Best First Father's Day Gifts Under $50


New dads have enough to remember. Spare him the stress of losing his phone, keys, wallet or diaper bag by gifting him an Apple AirTag. He can attach the little gadget to his item of choice and use the Find My app to track it down later.

Dad's mental health matters, too. Gently remind your partner to practice self-care with this 90-Day Mindfulness Challenge Set. At the start of each week, he'll pull a new quote card and complete simple "experiences" that encourage surrendering, affirmation, gratitude and meditation. He'll really appreciate finding some calm in the chaos of having a new baby.


It's totally understandable if Dad is sporting a new beard these days. (Who has time to shave when they're caring for a newborn?) Help him look and feel polished not ragged with a luxury beard grooming kit. This Father's Day-ready gift set from Jack Black includes a special beard wash, conditioner, oil and handcrafted comb. And, did we mention every product smells amazing?

If he's the sentimental type, then tug on Dad's heartstrings with a custom board book that he and baby can read together. You can select the exact number of pages, tweak the text and fill the book with images from your newborn session. It's a sweet first Father's Day gift and family keepsake.

Dads love a problem-solving gift, so this Video Conference Mute Button should be a huge hit. If he's working from home and caring for your little one at the same time, give him a clear signal that he's successfully muted with this light-up gadget. No more surprise shushing or screaming in the background!


With this versatile and effective portable roller, Dad can work out all the kinks from rocking, bouncing and carrying Baby. (Finally!) The 360-Degree Rotation Ball delivers pinpoint pressure to his deep muscles and joints, and it can be easily mounted on sealed surfaces like painted drywall, metals, plastics and laminates.

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Is he even a dad if he doesn't own a pair of dad shoes? Help him break in his new title (and stay comfortable while bouncing your bundle of joy) by handing him a pair of New Balance Casual Comfort Cross Trainers. These iconic shoes will go with everything from athletic shorts to chinos.

If he's a reader and a hands-on new dad, then he'll greatly appreciate this Personalized Book Nook Reading Valet. The wooden caddy quite literally saves his spot, so he can tend to your little one and quickly find his page afterward. It also features designated slots for his reading glasses and a cup of tea or coffee.

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Now here's a first Father's Day gift that he'll never forget. Transform one of Dad's favorite photos into an heirloom-quality watercolor painting for his desk or nightstand. Each illustration is hand drawn by artists in-house and includes a proof, so you can approve the image before it arrives.


Dads use diaper bags, too! Give your guy a stylish and streamlined way to carry the essentials with a Kibou Vegan Leather Diaper Belt Bag. He'll love the gender-neutral design (available in eight muted hues) and how easy it is to sling the belt bag around his waist or over his shoulder. And inside? He'll find a waterproof pocket for diapers and wipes, plus a detachable changing mat.

What do new dads want besides a good night's sleep, you ask? A tasty meal that they can make with very little effort. Go above and beyond by treating your partner to this Fresca Italian Pasta Night Gift Crate, which includes everything he needs to whip up authentic tortellini, ravioli, etc. (It's basically a gift for him and for you, which you both deserve as new parents.)

Best First Father's Day Gifts Under $200

Sleep-deprived new dads will greatly appreciate an upgraded pillow. More specifically? The Easy Breather Memory Foam Pillow from Nest Bedding. Adjustable memory foam allows him to customize the fill level to his exact need, while the cooling cover ensures that he never gets too hot during the night.

If he can't get enough skin-to-skin contact, then surprise Dad with a shirt specially made for bonding. The design keeps babies "kissably close" but also allows Dad to use his hands as needed. (Say, to do the dishes or fold some laundry.) It's available in five sizes.

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Coffee is life for new parents. Keep his cup warm until he can finally sit down and take a sip by switching him to an Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug. This high-tech vessel is crafted from a mix of stainless steel and ceramic, comes in two colors and can be controlled via the Ember app.

Thanks to this clever Hanging Cocktail Bar, the new dad on your list can still enjoy his favorite beverages while keeping them safely out of reach. The unit is expertly crafted from Paulownia wood and raw metal, and it includes a fold-down shelf that doubles as a mixing station.

Help the new dad on your list blow off some steam (even when he can't make it to the putting green) by surprising him with this Battlechip Golf Game Set. The indoor-friendly design includes two hitting mats, 16 balls, two targets, one scorecard and a carrying case. You can also personalize the mats with his initials to make this Father's Day gift even more special.

Best First Father's Day Gifts Under $350

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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 just in case Dad needs an excuse to stretch his legs around the neighborhood.

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