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One of the exciting milestones of the first year with your baby is all the sentimental holidays: that first holiday season and first Halloween. But perhaps two of the most special are a parent’s first Mother’s Day and first Father’s Day. With all the planning that goes into having a baby (and checking that newborn checklist twice, three times), it’s nice to be celebrated.
If you’re looking for first Father’s Day gifts, you’re in luck—here are loads of brilliant Father's Day gift ideas available at the click of a button.
Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 18th, 2023. It’s one of the kickoff holidays of the summer, where you and the newly crowned first-time father can celebrate however they see fit, with a barbeque, day of rest or trip to their favorite place.
Kicking off the best first Father’s Day gift ideas is a matching set for dad and baby. It has a t-shirt for the dad and a onesie for the baby, available in either gray, pink or white. An adorable graphic of two hearts holding hands will melt any first father’s heart.
Available in dad sizing small to XXL, and in baby sizing from newborn to 24 months, it makes for a perfect first Father’s Day picture and a lifelong keepsake. This dynamic duo also ships fast, making it one of our favorite last-minute Father's Day gifts for new dads.
While new parents won’t be getting the most relaxing sleep for a while, it’s nice to have options when it’s time to wind down. The Hatch Restore is a sister product to the new parent favorite, the Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine.
While a new dad might not be able to enjoy his own white noise for a while (#nightfeedings), Hatch Restore has tons of other soothing sounds. It also has its sunrise alarm clock feature and different colors, including a soft-glow reading light. Love to match? The brand also makes one of the best toddler alarm clock models on the market.
Got a new dad with a sense of humor and or a love of Star Wars? Then this coffee mug featuring Baby Yoda is a first Father’s Day gift idea that will have them chuckling. Featuring Baby Yoda and “Yoda Best Dad Ever” on both sides, it’s the perfect vessel for all the coffee bleary-eyed dad will be drinking.
Add a bag of his favorite coffee to the gift or one of his favorite coffee alternatives. Either way, he'll think your gift is out of this world.
Most adults could benefit from a massage gun, but new parents have a lot of body adjustments they’ll be making when holding a newborn, or contorting themselves in different ways to pick things up one-handed (or, you know, with your toes). Dad will never expect but will love a handheld massage gun that can really target muscles, including the neck, shoulders and arms.
Listen, the old trope about never sleeping gets thrown around a lot because it’s true. And that sleeplessness often leads to other things, like forgetfulness. Enter the Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker, a handy device that new dads can attach to important things like keys to make sure that they don’t get lost, even if you’re operating on two hours of sleep.
He can even use it to find his phone, and it’s waterproof—just in case. It's one of the most thoughtful gifts for forgetful guys.
Handsfree is super important for new parents, so it makes sense that one of the best first Father’s Day gift ideas is an Amazon Echo Dot if you don’t somehow already have one. Keep it in the nursery to ask it to play lullabies, or keep it on the kitchen counter to ask it important questions about poop colors. Pro tip: you can get it with a Baby Yoda stand, should you choose.
It’s not all doom and gloom for new dads during that first year—there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the wins, including when you’re able to go back to making your own food. This outdoor pizza oven from Big Horn Outdoors is bound to make a dad feel like a chef.
It heats up to 860 degrees in only 18 minutes and can fire off a pizza in a mere 90 seconds. This unique gift has foldable legs and only weighs about 25 pounds in case the dad you’re buying for has limited space, although once he gets his hands on this he might not want to cook any other way.
New dads want sleep, too—and what better way to do it than on a new cooling memory foam mattress? It promises temperature-regulated sleep, which is perfect for hot sleepers, and has pressure-relieving foam in six, eight, 10, and 12-inch thicknesses, with the thickest being the comfiest. (He deserves it!)
For those looking to cue up some waterworks when it comes to first Father’s Day gift ideas, Letters to My Baby: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever. will definitely do it. It features 12 prompts, like “On the day you were born,” and “Your first home was like this,” where dads (or any parent) can write down their thoughts and memories.
Oh, and it comes with stickers to seal them up until your baby is an adult. We think it's one of the most unique options in our gift guide and a memorable conversation starter.
Even the coolest of dads can become that guy when it comes to photos of their kids, so why not memorialize them forever through printed photos? KODAK’s Step Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Color Printer is compatible with any iOS or Android smartphone, tablet or other device so that he can print photos instantly.
There are no ink cartridges needed in this handy mobile photo printer, and it even includes an editing suite via the KODAK app to make any collages, apply filters or stickers, or alter photos however Dad sees fit. The entire operation weighs less than a pound and each photo takes about a minute to print, with a full charge printing 25 photos.
Insert jokes about new parents and coffee here, but trust us when we say that any caffeine at all is much appreciated in those first few months. If Dad is a coffee snob, he might enjoy a coffee subscription box from a brand like Bean Box, which is conveniently available on Amazon for quick and easy shipping.
This one is comprised of four half-pound bags of single-origin, whole-bean coffees and blends. Each box is hand-selected by a world-class coffee expert, and each is from an exclusive small-batch micro-lot, so you know it’s going to taste as good as it is going to feel for those five AM wake-ups. It's an extra special caffeine boost he won't soon forget.
It’s not just new moms who need to stay hydrated—new dads can also benefit from constant water reminders, and Stanley is now the undisputed king of vessels for liquids. The 30-ounce IceFlow Stainless Steel Tumbler has a pop-up straw and can keep liquids cold or hot for up to two whole days.
It comes in over 20 color options ranging from plain silver to Carnelian, a reddish hue that is reminiscent of some pro sports teams, should Dad be into that. If you want to stay a little lower in budget and he likes a more visible straw, check out this Stanley Cup dupe for under $30.
Dad’s on a new schedule now with his new responsibilities, so a great first Father’s Day gift idea would be to get him a new wireless charging station so that he never misses a calendar reminder.
This one comes with charging locations for phones, watches and headphones, all in a compact stand that’s perfect for the bedside. It also makes a great stand for watching movies or YouTube clips about how to burp a baby.
If you’re the type of family that loves to go hiking or be outdoors, then a hiking carrier backpack is a good investment and the perfect Father’s Day gift. This one from ClevrPlus comes in four colors and only weighs 5.5 pounds. The max weight limit is 33 pounds, meaning that babies from nine months to four years can fit comfortably in the backpack.
It comes with a rain canopy, safety belts, foot stirrups and even a washable baby drool pad, which means you know the person who designed this definitely has kids.
Just in case there’s any confusion about his new status, this “Dad” hat from Trendy Apparel Shop will help make things clear. Available in 13 colors, it has that slightly worn-in look that makes it seem as if the new dad in your life has always been that dad. It has 6 embroidered panels with 6 ventilation eyelets and a buckle closure for the perfect fit.
Be sure to add this one to your newborn checklist ASAP so he's got his hospital wardrobe set.
If the dad in your life is a jogger, a jogging stroller, like the BOB Gear Wayfinder Jogging Stroller, is going to be a clutch piece of equipment for those first few years. Made with three wheels so that he can move fast, this stroller allows Dad to take the little one out on a jog safely.
It has excellent downhill control and folds up nicely, although he might have a hard time putting it away once he starts using it. We love that it's a major upgrade from even the best umbrella strollers, but just as easy to take on the go.
If he's a sock guy, then these Super Dad socks are the ticket to a laugh and maybe a cry on his first Father's Day. They come in one size and are a cotton blend, perfect for comfort and performance, even if that just means doing his turn at a feeding. The socks are machine washable and come with a reinforced toe and heel, too, so he can wear them for many years to come.
A newborn means hanging around the house more as the whole family adjusts to the new schedule. Keep Dad occupied and happy during his downtime with a three-hole backyard putting green. It's a par three that has two sand traps, so it'll keep him busy in the backyard instead of on the golf course for a win-win.
Dad will want to get comfortable, too, for those late-night feedings, burping sessions, baths and everything in between. A set of nice cotton pajamas will make him feel fancy and comfortable. Available in almost 20 colors, these pajamas are available in long-sleeve and short-sleeve options and in a wide variety of sizes. They're machine washable, too, which will come in handy for any spit-up.
Whatever his outdoor activity of choice, the dad in your life still needs sun protection too, even if that just means taking the baby out for a stroll through the neighborhood. This hat by Columbia blocks out UVA and UVB rays with its UPF 50 fabric. It also has a drawstring at the neck and is moisture-wicking. There's a mesh vent panel, too, for ultra-hot days.
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