Father’s Day is right around the corner (June 19th, for all you new mamas who have been in the newborn fog/focused on adjusting to life with a new baby); it’s a great time to show a new dad how much you appreciate everything they do for your family, and certainly for being a rockstar throughout pregnancy.
But let’s face it, dads are often some of the most challenging people to buy gifts for. To help you out, we compiled 48 of the best Fathers Day gifts for new dads, so you can spend less time worrying about finding the perfect gift and more time snuggling your sweet little baby.
Self-care gifts for new dads
Self-care is essential, especially as a new parent — just ask Serenity Kids Co-Founder Joe Carr, who shared his realization that super dads also need self-care in his article "Lessons Learned: 9 Months into Fatherhood". To help with that, here are our top self-care gifts for new dads.
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1. White noise machine
RESTORE BY HATCH
The Hatch Restore combines a sound machine, sunrise alarm, and smart light all into one product, which can be controlled from an app on your phone. This is an especially great gift if your little one is sleeping in your room.
DOWN ALTERNATIVE PILLOW BY SAATVA
Nobody understands the importance of a good night’s sleep quite like a new parent. And let’s face it, we all probably have a pillow or two that desperately need to be replaced. Saatva’s down alternative pillow is 100% hypoallergenic, and its plush, airy feeling will make the new dad in your life feel like he is sleeping on a cloud.
3. Fitness and exercise gifts
SELECTTECH 552 DUMBBELLS BY BOWFLEX
Life with a new baby means that he doesn’t have the free time he had pre-baby, so it’s probably harder to find time to go to the gym. The Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells can be easily adjusted and used as 5-52.5 pound weights, replacing 15 sets of weights. This is a perfect Father’s Day gift idea for new dads who love working out.
4. Foot massager
SHIATSU FOOT MASSAGER BY RENPHO
After a long day, an electric foot massager with heating is a great way to relax and unwind. The Shiatsu Foot Massager by RENPHO offers three kneading and three squeeze intensities that can be adjusted based on preference.
5. Percussion massager
THERAGUN PRIME BY THERABODY
Theragun Prime offers deep muscle treatment to ease tightness, tension, and discomfort. Its ergonomic handle makes it easier to hold than many other percussion massagers on the market. It also comes with four different attachment heads to target different depths and areas of the body.
6. Water bottle
40 OZ SARATOGA INSULATED BOTTLE BY MANNA HYDRATION
Proper hydration is crucial whether he’s at home or on the go. The Saratoga is double-wall vacuum insulated to keep liquids cold for up to 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. It also comes in various colors and sizes, ranging from 26 ounces to 80 ounces.
MEN’S BAMBOO PAJAMA PANT BY COZY EARTH
You can’t go wrong with a new pair of comfortable pajama pants. These ultra-soft pajama pants are made with breathable, moisture-wicking fabric to keep him cool, dry, and comfortable while he sleeps or lounges around.
8. Beard grooming kit
GENT’S BEARD KIT BY SEVEN POTIONS
Proper beard care will take his facial hair to the next level. Seven Potions offers a range of skincare, haircare, shaving, and beard care products made with natural ingredients, emphasizing sustainability. We love this beard gift set, which comes with a beard shampoo, oil, and a brush.
9. Comfortable clothes
Comfortable clothes have never been more appreciated than when you become a parent. Whether you’re staying in or heading out—comfort is essential when carrying a little one around. We love anything from Vuori, but you can buy from any of their favorite clothing stores. If you aren’t sure what to get, gift cards are always a great option.
10. Massage gift card
GIFT CARD BY SPAFINDER OR LOCAL MASSAGE CENTER
Who doesn’t love a massage? As a bonus—you won’t have to give it! You likely have a local spa where you can purchase a gift card, but if you’re tight on time or not sure which spa to choose, Spafinder is an excellent option. It allows you to search for resorts in your area that work with Spafinder and purchase a gift card that can apply to any location.
11. Nest WiFi thermostat
GOOGLE NEST THERMOSTAT
The Google Nest thermostat is a smart thermostat that can be controlled from anywhere using an app on your smartphone. It’s also programmable, allowing you to create an energy-efficient schedule to help save money on your electricity bill—and what new dad doesn’t love saving money, especially when they see the cost of diapers.
12. Bento Box
UMAMI BENTO LUNCH BOX
The UMAMI Bento Box is one of the top-rated bento lunch boxes on Amazon, with over 8,000 5-star reviews. It’s microwave and dishwasher-safe, making mealtime and cleanup a breeze. It also comes in a variety of sizes and colors.
Gifts for building bonds with the baby
Every parent knows how important it is to build a special bond with your little one. Here are our top gift ideas for building bonds with dad and baby. Also, check out our article “Safe Rough Play for Babies” for some tips on how to play and bond with your little one in a safe way.
13. Baby carrier
HIPSTER PLUS BY MIAMILY
We love the MiaMily baby carrier to hold the baby close but keep your hands free. It’s designed to support babies up to 44 pounds without placing the added weight on your back and shoulders. The neutral colors make it a perfect option for new fathers and mothers. Check out our article that highlights a curated selection of thoughtful and practical gift ideas for new mothers during the postpartum period.
14. Dad hoodie
THE DAD HOODIE
This super soft hoodie has six internal compartments, which will give the new father in your life tons of pocket space for all baby’s necessities, like baby wipes and diapers, without having to carry around the entire diaper bag.
15. Baby stroller
ZOOM360 ULTRALIGHT LIGHTWEIGHT PERFORMANCE JOGGING STROLLER BY JOOVY
Whether he’s a runner or not, a jogging stroller is the perfect gift idea for any dad who loves to spend some time outdoors in the fresh air. Joovy’s large, air-filled tires make it easy to go over any terrain, so he can take baby for a stroll no matter where they are.
16. Baby monitor
720P VIDEO BABY MONITOR BY VAVA
Not only are baby monitors a must-have item for new parents, but there is also nothing quite like watching your little one sleep. The VAVA baby monitor can be connected to up to four cameras, perfect for the playroom or a growing family. Many parents also love that it doesn’t run on WI-FI, so it’s less likely to get hacked.
17. Matching clothes for dad and baby
DAD + BABE TEE SET BY ASPEN + COMPANY
Nothing is cuter than seeing dad and baby in matching clothes. We love Aspen + Company’s coordinating t-shirt sets for dads and their little ones. They also have various options, including ones geared toward girl dads and boy dads.
18. Diaper backpack
KOBE EXPANDABLE BAG FOR DAD BY WSEL
The Kobe expandable diaper bag has 19 pockets, a padded laptop space, a charging port, and a large insulated bottle pocket, making it the perfect diaper bag for running errands or an overnight trip with dad.
19. Photo frame
A photo frame with a picture of dad and baby is a great sentimental gift idea for first-time dads. You could also help them make dad a special frame for the photo if you have older kids. They will love to get involved, making the gift extra unique and meaningful.
20. Books for dad and baby
BABY BOARD BOOK BY ARTIFACT UPRISING
We love the Baby Board Books by Artifact Uprising. They come in several themes and even have a completely custom option. You simply upload your pictures to create a beautiful personalized book for dad and baby to enjoy together.
“Me time” gifts for new dads
Relaxing and enjoying time to yourself is always important, even after expanding your family. Here are our top “me time” gifts for new dads.
21. Streaming device
STREAMING STICK BY ROKU
The Roku Streaming Stick plugs right into your TV, allowing you to watch all your favorite shows and movies across thousands of channels. It can also be set up to work with easy voice control through Siri or Google Assistant.
MEN’S SUNGLASSES BY SHADY RAYS
We love the sunglasses from Shady Rays. They offer a variety of styles, which can even be paired with his prescription. They also come with a Lost & Broken Replacement Program that states they will cover any shades that are lost, broken, or damaged for any reason — it doesn’t get better than that.
23. Kitchen tools
JOULE SOUS VIDE BY BREVILLE
The Joule is top-rated sous vide machine that will get any dad (or anyone in general) excited to be in the kitchen. It can also be connected to his smartphone to check on the food no matter where he is—inside or outside.
24. Tea maker
SMART TEA INFUSER BY BREVILLE
The Breville Smart Tea Infuser makes getting the perfect cup of tea simple. Just set the timer to tell you when it’s done steeping, and it will automatically keep it warm until he is ready to drink it — a must-have feature for new dads who want to avoid their tea getting cold while they are tending to the baby.
25. Coffee maker
CO-FOUNDER RECOMMENDATION: NESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE
A new coffee maker is a great way to upgrade his mornings, and our Co-Founder loves his Nespresso machine. There are several options, but no matter which Nespresso coffee maker you choose, you’ll know that he gets the perfect coffee cup every time.
WOODEN PUZZLES BY MOSAIC PUZZLES
Mosaic Puzzles are made with wooden pieces instead of the standard cardboard generally used for puzzles. They come in various designs, with the option of 250 pieces, 500 pieces, or 1000 pieces.
27. Cellphone sanitizer
PHONESOAP 3 BY PHONESOAP
Our phones are nearly always with us, which means they pick up a lot of germs and bacteria every day — and if we’re being honest, they more than likely don’t get sanitized as often as they should. The PhoneSoap 3 is a UV phone sanitizer that kills 99.99% of the bacteria and viruses usually found on phones and other small items, like your keys and wallet.
28. VR headset
META QUEST 2 BY META
Formerly known as the Oculus Quest, the Meta Quest 2 is one of the most popular VR headsets for its easy setup and quality graphics, at a more reasonable price than many of the other VR headsets on the market.
29. Polaroid instant camera
POLAROID GO STARTER SET BY POLAROID
A Polaroid instant camera is a fun way to capture memories without actually having to get the picture developed or printed. There are several different options, but we love the Polaroid Go for its small size, which can easily be stored in a diaper bag for days spent on the go.
30. Wine and beer
BEER OR WINE CLUB BY AMAZING CLUBS
A monthly beer or wine club is a great option for any dad who loves to enjoy the occasional beverage. Amazing Clubs was rated the #1 beer and wine club seven years in a row. Each month, he will receive hard-to-find craft beers and wines from across the country. You can also purchase his favorites from your local grocery or liquor stores.
31. Personalized mugs and glasses
BEST DAD EVER FATHER’S DAY MUG BY ZAZZLE
A personalized coffee mug or beer glass is a classic gift to remind him that he is always loved and appreciated. Zazzle has a ton of different options for both mugs and glasses to find the perfect fit for the new dad in your life.
THE BACKYARD BBQ BIBLE BY OSCAR SMITH
Books are a great Father’s Day gift, whether he considers himself a “reader” or not. We love a quality grilling book for those dads who don’t enjoy reading chapters from a book, like The Backyard BBQ Bible by Oscar Smith. You might even get a delicious meal (or many) out of it — it’s a win-win situation.
33. Golf day
If he loves golf, or even if he just enjoys a day on the golf course with his buddies, planning a golf day for him is a thoughtful way to let him know you appreciate everything he does daily. You can go as far as to coordinate it with his friends and pay for it ahead of time, or just give him the approval to schedule it himself.
34. Video games
Video games can be a fun activity for dad to enjoy with friends, you, or older kids. There are games in every genre, so you can find something that he’ll love. You can browse the newest releases or purchase pre-owned games at a discount.
35. Guys’ trip
While family vacations are always a treasured memory, giving him the go-ahead for a guilt-free boys’ trip with his buddies will be a huge hit. Even a night or weekend away will be a great way for him to catch up with his close friends.
36. Comic book
MEGA DAD PERSONALIZED COMIC BOOK
Whether he typically enjoys comic books or not, a personalized comic book is a special gift to show a first-time dad that he is a hero in your family. Your kid’s name is even incorporated into the story for a special surprise.
37. Gift cards or tickets to a fun local activity
Gift cards or tickets to fun local activities are great options to get him out of the house for an unforgettable day with friends — or get a sitter and make it a date night. Any local activity that he’ll enjoy will be appreciated, such as go-kart racing, an arcade, a comedy show, or tickets to a concert he’s been wanting to see.
Gifts for chill time
Here are our favorite gifts for dads celebrating their first Father’s Day — although any dad would love these gifts.
38. Bluetooth speaker
JBL Flip 5
A portable Bluetooth speaker is a must-have item for when he’s grilling, swimming, working in the garage, or wanting to pump up his shower tunes. The JBL Flip 5 is waterproof up to three feet deep and offers up to 12 hours of playtime.
39. Bluetooth headphones
BEATS STUDIO BUDS
These wireless headphones are noise canceling and offer up to eight hours of listening time per bud. They also come with three soft ear tip sizes, so he will be sure to get a comfortable fit.
40. Customized cutting board for the kitchen
PERSONALIZED MAPLE CUTTING BOARD BY PERSONALIZATION MALL
A personalized cutting board is a thoughtful yet practical gift option for any dad who enjoys spending some time in the kitchen or grill.
41. His fave home-cooked dinner
Who says you have to spend a lot of money on Father’s Day? Cooking his favorite meal is a thoughtful way to show that you love and appreciate him — plus, you get to enjoy the delicious meal, too, so it’s a win-win.
42. A grill upgrade
ORIGINAL 36” GRIDDLE BY BLACKSTONE
A grill upgrade will get dad excited to whip out his spatulas and cook. We love Blackstone griddles, which open up many mealtime possibilities compared to a traditional grill.
$399 at Blackstone Products or $339.99 at Ace Hardware
43. New grill accessories
CO-FOUNDER RECOMMENDATION: GRILLING PREP AND SERVE TRAYS BY CUISINART
Nothing goes better with a new grill than these Grilling Prep and Serve trays. It will save him some trips going in and out of the house when he’s grilling.
44. Grilling seasonings to crank up that flavor
GRILLING COLLECTION BY SPICE LAB
Don’t forget the seasonings to go along with his new grilling gear. The Spice Lab has a variety of seasoning sets, including a delicious grilling bundle that will elevate the flavor of all your meats and veggies. Pro tip: be sure to opt for spices with no sugar added whenever possible.
45. DIY beer making kit
CRAFT BEER MAKING KIT BY NORTHERN BREWER
Even if he’s not an aspiring homebrewer, making his own craft beer can be fun. This kit contains everything he will need to brew his own craft beer. You can select your recipe, and you can even purchase beer bottles for storing his delicious brews once they are complete.
46. DIY hot sauce making kit
HOT SAUCE MAKING KIT BY DIY GIFT KITS
A hot sauce-making kit is a unique gift for any dad in your life who likes hot sauce. This kit comes with everything he will need to make delicious hot sauce, including peppers, spice blends, a recipe book, and storage bottles.
47. Anything YETI
You really can’t go wrong with anything from YETI. They have a range of products, including hard and soft coolers, drinkware, and luggage. You can even customize the drinkware and coolers to personalize it just for him.
48. Bluetooth record player
H009 ALL-IN-ONE TURNTABLE BY 1BYONE AUDIO
This all-in-one vinyl player is a perfect option for the dad who loves music. Its compact design and built-in Bluetooth speaker allow you to enjoy the clean sound, without taking up all the space of a traditional turntable.
Dads can be hard to shop for, but it’s definitely not impossible to find them a gift they will love. At the end of the day, it’s always the thought that counts, and they will appreciate anything you give them. And when in doubt, just select a gift from our 48 best Father’s Day gift ideas.
Author: Jennifer Wirth is a professional writer and SEO specialist for the health and wellness industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and is passionate about providing accurate and engaging content that’s backed by scientific research. As a mom of 3 boys, she enjoys uncovering the most interesting aspects of infant nutrition, pregnancy, and parenting. When Jennifer isn’t writing, she loves spending time with her husband and kids — most likely at the baseball field.