29 Sweetest Gifts for New Dads (Or Dads-To-Be) That They Will Appreciate
Fatherhood is an incredible journey. No man should ever set off on this journey unprepared, though. Amidst the preparations for the upcoming bundle of joy, it’s easy for a few essential pieces to go overlooked. As a role model and friend to the dad-to-be, it’s your job to make the transition to fatherhood as smooth and exciting as possible. The following gifts for new dads will help your loved one to take on their new responsibility and grow into the dad every baby deserves.
Best Gifts for New Dads
Batman Batmobile Car Bed
New parents will waste no time getting their infant excited about their own hobbies and interests. For the dad with a love for Gotham’s greatest crime fighter, the Batmobile car bed is just the gift to begin training his young Robin. Adding cool style to young tyke’s space while creating a fun crime-fighting ambiance that’s perfect for pretend play. And new mom and dad will have a blast documenting the adventures of their own Dark Knight.
Baby Tattoo Sleeve Romper
As cute as a newborn may be, there’s no doubt that dad is eager to unleash their inner rock legend. The unique sleeves of the romper boast colorful “tattoo” details, turning any sweet little baby into a sweet little punk rocker. For a growing baby, new clothes are a go-to gift, but the dad in particular will enjoy dressing their infant in these fashionable new threads.
Travel Belt Baby Seat
Traveling is complicated at the best of times. Managing to pack everything you need and coordinate a group as you wander an airport, bus or train station can feel like herding cattle. Now add a stroller and baby to the mix. Yikes! The travel belt helps to simplify the process. By attaching a baby’s car seat to a suitcase, dad eliminates the need to push a stroller around a crowded terminal and can feel secure knowing that his child is always close at hand.
How Not To Kill Your Baby
For the most part, babies are pretty durable. Millions of humans have managed to raise healthy, happy children throughout history, many without half the resources parents have at hand today. Still, it never hurts to make sure that dad knows the basic rules of keeping their child kicking. How Not to Kill Your Baby is a hilarious gag gift for all new dads (as well as a handy guide for the well and truly clueless!).
Infant and New Dad T-Shirt Maching Set
A new baby can never have enough clothes! The matching infant bodysuit and men’s t-shirt ensure that both dad and baby can greet each day in style. The pizza illustrations on both garments are incredibly cute and allude to the powerful bond between man and child. New dads will appreciate the comical imagery; babies will appreciate the comfortable 100% cotton fabric. Now, this is a matching set with pizza-zz!
You Made Me a Dad
We all recognize the impact a dad has on his child. However, this beautifully-illustrated children’s book flips the script, instead acknowledging the huge impact a kid has on their dad. New dads will be moved by the kind message of “You Made Me a Dad,” ensuring that storytime is particularly special whenever this gift is pulled out. A new dad’s story is forever changed by the introduction of their beloved new character; this picture book is the perfect reflection of this intense bond.
4-in-1 Convertible Carrier
Remaining on the go with a newborn is a challenge to say the least. For times when a stroller is impractical and unwieldy, a baby carrier is a must-have gift for new dads. You can save new parents at least one expense with the gift of the Infantino 4-in-1 Carrier. The carrier itself is incredibly practical because of its versatility. Dad will be able to appreciate being close to his newborn while remaining comfortable, even as the baby grows up.
Smart Baby Feeding Monito
A baby cannot always express when it is feeling under the weather. For new dads, one of the biggest indicators of their child’s health is their feeding behavior. With the BlueSmart Feeding Monitor, you can gift dad the peace of mind, allowing him to appreciate each moment more fully. The feeding monitor automatically records baby feeding behavior and provides reminders at mealtime. If their child’s behavior is out of the ordinary, dad’s will know immediately with the feeding monitor.
Baby Sleep Tracking Camera
As with the BlueSmart, the Nanit Plus Sleep Monitor gifts new dads with the chance to relax. A dad has to sleep at some point; when nighttime rolls around, he can rest at ease knowing that his infant is still being watched over. Beyond recording sleep patterns, the Nanit Plus provides additional vital information such as room temperature and humidity. Sleep has never been more comfortable for dads or newborns.
Baby Handprint & Footprint Kit
When the baby was born, the new dad in your life was probably struck by just how tiny their child was. The hands and feet of a baby are preciously mini; years from now, it will be hard to imagine their child having been so small and fragile. With the Handprint and Footprint Kit gift, the new dad can always remember that innocent moment when they first grasped their child. As their little one grows up, dad will adore this preserved memory of those tiny limbs.
New Dad Sweet Poem
Come sleepless nights and countless diaper changes, dad can sometimes feel lost in his role as a new parent. At those times, he will appreciate having these sweet words from his baby. The poem included in this folding picture frame is childish and adoring and is a beautiful reminder of the wonderful days that are yet to come. With this new dad gift, he will be reminded of how loved he is by his infant, even if the child lacks the words to say it themselves.
Newborn Crochet Beanie Hat Clothes
In this colorful crochet get-up, a baby will be as snug as a bug! Cute baby clothes are a sure-fire gift to impress new dads, and the Baby Cocoon Set by Foxnovo is no exception. Transform baby into an adorable little caterpillar in an outfit at cozy as it is cute. The Cocoon Set is an especially great gift for a father-child photoshoot, as baby will be irresistibly precious in this knitted number.
Skin to Skin Kangaroo Care Bonding T-Shirt
Like a joey to its mother, skin to skin contact will bring new dads closer to their infant’s than ever before. Holding a child near to you has been demonstrated to promote parental bonding; The Kangaroo T-Shirt makes for a great gift for a new dad to hold a baby to his heart. The chest of the t-shirt can be unfastened, opening a large kangaroo-Esque pouch for the baby to slip inside. The result? Easy, convenient father-baby bonding!
New Dad Sculpted Figure
Gifts for new dads can sometimes veer on the edge of overly-cutesy; given the inherent sweetness of a baby, this isn’t much of a surprise. However, for a more adult, aesthetically pleasing gift, this Willow Tree New Dad Figure is a fantastic choice. The wooden ornament isn’t extremely large or colorful but manages to represent tenderness and love between dad and child nevertheless. The New Dad Figure is a decoration that dad will be proud to display in his house for years to come, even as their newborn grows.
Diaper changes are not the most precious part of raising a baby. If changing diapers tends to get a bit messy for a new dad, then Pee-Pee Teepee is here to help. Dads will be protected from the rouge spray as they change their child’s diaper, improving the experience for everyone involved. For a gift that is sure to be appreciated, none is superior to this one.
Mealtime is a chance for the whole family to gather, and that should include baby. The Keekaroo High Chair makes meal time with an infant a breeze; its adjustable size and durable build ensure that a child will fit comfortably for as long as they require the seat. New dad will love this gift that brings his child to his level, and will definitely appreciate the opportunity to save a bit of cash buying a high chair himself.
Infant Car Seat
When it comes to new dad gifts, you can’t go wrong with a good quality car seat. After all, every new father understands that nothing is more important than their child’s safety. With features such as a level indicator and a one-pull harness, this car seat is guaranteed to take the stress out of those long car journeys. It can even be easily attached to compatible Keyfit strollers, meaning they can easily take their precious tots for a walk without any fuss.
Daddy's Diaper Duty Apron
Let’s be honest—no matter how much they love their children, every new father dreads being put on diaper duty. So, why not make their life a little easier by gifting this handy collection of accessories? Each Daddy’s Diaper Duty Device comes with a collection of diapers, wipes, plastic tongs, sanitizers and more. It can even be tied around the waist for easy access and they’re sure to get plenty of use from it. and each set even includes an individual poem to bring a smile to their face.
Hanging Storage for Baby Essentials
It’s easy for homes to become cluttered whenever a new baby is on the way, so show those new dads in your life you care with this baby diaper storage unit. This handy gift comes with six separate shelves, perfect for storing diapers, wipes, towels, and all other essentials. It can also easily attach to tables and cribs for easy access, making their life that little bit easier. It’s perfect for the entire family and makes for an excellent baby shower gift too.
My New Name Is Daddy Mug
Having a child can be a wonderful experience, but it also results in plenty of sleepless nights. So, if you’re stuck for gift ideas for all those new dads out there, consider buying this adorable coffee mug. It’s perfect for those who need a morning pick-me-up each day and they’ll be sure to thank you. The mug also has a capacity of 12 ozs, ideal for those who need to get their caffeine fix. There’s even a matching pair for moms, making it an excellent present for those baby showers.
Promoted to Daddy T-Shirt
When it comes to gifts for new dads consider buying this hilarious T-Shirt. This vintage themed shirt is a perfect gift for prospective fathers and is guaranteed to put a grin on their face. It also makes a great conversation piece at home or around the office and is ideal for those fathers who want to show off their bundle of joy to the rest of the world. It’s also made out of one hundred percent cotton ensuring a comfortable fit, and there’s a range of different colors available.
New Father Son Matching Shirts
Who doesn’t love Star Wars? This pair of matching father and son shirts is perfect for all those fans out there with tots of their own, and it’s perfect for boasting to friends and co-workers. Designed and printed in the USA, these shirts are entirely made out of cotton for added comfort. There’s even a range of different designs for both boys and girls, including a “Daddy’s Little Jedi” shirt if joining the dark side isn’t quite their thing.
Keep Calm You're Going To Be A Dad
This funny keep calm mug is perfect for all those anxious fathers-to-be over there, and it makes for a hilarious yet practical gift. Whether they’re looking for a morning pick-me-up or just want to sit back with a relaxing cup of tea, they’re sure to get plenty of use from it. The mug is also made from microwave-safe materials and holds up to 11ozs, perfect for giving them that extra perk in the morning. It also makes for an excellent conversation around the office or at home, and is sure to give their friends a chuckle.
Baby Engraved Wood Picture Frame
With a baby on the way, all those new dads in your life are going to have plenty of opportunities to take photos, so why not show them that you care with this beautifully present? Made out of high-quality wood, this engraved picture frame is perfect for capturing those precious moments. It’s also meticulously crafted by hand and comes with a separate design for boys and girls. It’s ideal for placing around the office or home and can be easily hung on the wall for the whole family to see.
I Leveled up to Daddy T-Shirt
For those new dads with a sense of humor and style, this hilarious announcement shirt makes for an excellent gift idea. This video game themed gift says it all and is great for all those nerds out there. With a funny player 1/player 2 design, they’ll be raring to go once their tots are old enough to play themselves. It’s also lightweight and made from cotton for a comfortable fit and is perfect when proudly showing off to friends and colleagues.
New Dad's Novelty Crew Socks
When it comes to buying gifts for new dads who already have everything, you can’t go wrong with a pair of funny socks. With a design that reads “Here comes cool dad”, it’s guaranteed to get a good chuckle from their friends and is perfect for showing off when going for a walk, relaxing at the beach, or just chilling at home. It also makes a perfect baby shower gift, and if they always seem to find themselves short of a sock they’ll be sure to thank you.
Sleep Miracle Soother Sound Machine
Let’s be honest, even though having a baby can be a wonderful experience, most new dads find themselves dreading those long sleepless nights. So, why not make their lives easier with this tried and tested baby shushing device? This nifty little gift uses a real human voice to gently lull their baby to sleep, and they can even set a fifteen or thirty-minute timer for those stubborn tots who struggle to drift off. It even comes with a wrist strap that allows them to carry their baby at the same time, freeing them up to do other tasks.
New Dad's Playbook
Being a new father is probably the most daunting task a man can confront: taking care of a small, helpless life that is completely at your mercy can make you feel afraid, lost and in desperate need for more wisdom. If you are looking for some new dad gifts for someone who is about to be a father, the Dad’s Playbook is perfect for those moments of doubt. This book has been written with new dads in mind: full of quotes from other famous dads that are role models and mentors. It will put you in the mindset that you and your children are a team that need to work together towards a common goal: becoming the best persons you can be. When it comes to parenthood, all the wisdom we can amass is never enough, isn’t it?
Newborn Baby Long Sleeve Romper
Last but not least, this “I love Daddy” jumpsuit is another perfect gift for all those new dads out there. After all, you can never have too many baby clothes. This suit is made from an easy to clean blend of cotton, ideal when cleaning up all those mishaps. It’s also comfortable, ensuring a snug fit for their precious little ones. There’s even a matching one for mommy, meaning you can gift them as a set for those new parents.
Having a child is a monumental occasion for the whole family, and fatherhood is a thrilling journey. Nothing can prepare you for the love a man feels for his newborn – or for the countless expenses that a newborn brings with it. However, while there’s no shortage of gifts for mothers and tots out there, finding the right gifts for new dads or the dad-to-be can be a little more tricky. Are you one of those people who struggle for ideas? Offer your help with any of the heartfelt new dad gifts on this list, the men in your life can enjoy their new role to the fullest.