Becoming a father for the first time is a wonderful thing, so help a new Dad celebrate this momentous occasion with a thoughtful gift.
My Top Gift Choice For New Dads
Using a baby carrier is a great way to soothe and bond with your new baby, and this military style one is ideal for men who still want to feel masculine as well as being a great Dad.
Having your first child is a magical moment in anybody's life.
However, while new Moms get showered with gifts after giving birth, the poor old Dads usually get left out.
And this really isn't fair, as they do their bit in supporting their partner and helping them through their pregnancy, and experience the same life changing emotions during and after the birth.
So take a look through the following list of gifts for new Dads and pick something out for them that will make adapting to their new life a whole lot easier.
And to also let them know how much you appreciate them too.
1. A Tactical Baby Carrier
Carrying your new born baby around and holding them close to you really helps to build a strong bond with them and make them feel safe and secure.
And a great way to do this is by using a baby carrier.
However, these baby carriers can look a bit feminine, and this may discourage more masculine type Dads from using them.
So a great gift for a Dad like this would be the TBG tactical baby carrier, as this one is designed in a military style that couldn't look more manly if it tried.
2. A Manly Diaper Bag
Just as a new Dad may not feel comfortable using a feminine looking baby carrier, the same may apply to using their partner's cute diaper bag.
So another great gift idea is to get them a more manly looking diaper bag to use when it's their turn to take the baby out.
And a top choice for this is the HSD diaper bag for men.
As this one looks like a regular men's backpack, but is full of pockets and compartments to keep all the baby essentials in.
3. A Hoodie With Pockets To Replace A Bag
Sometimes taking a full backpack around with you can be a little overkill when on a short outing with the baby.
So a really nice gift idea is to buy them this specially designed Dad Hoodie.
As they can wear it as a regular hoodie, but it has pockets inside to store bottles, wipes, diapers, and the rest safely and easily.
Meaning they can keep their hands free and not have to lug a bag around with them all day when wearing one of these.
4. A Kangaroo Pocket Shirt
A kangaroo pocket shirt works in a similar way to a baby carrier, in that you can place your baby in the pouch and safely carry them around with you.
And this not only soothes and calms the baby, the close contact also helps them to bond with their father.
So they make for an excellent gift for a new Dad, with my recommendation being the Lalabu Dad shirt.
5. A Pair Of Dad Slippers
As a man becomes a father for the first time, he well and truly enters into adult life.
So how about getting him a pair of Dad slippers to relax in? After all that's what old men like to do right?!
But seriously, these make for a good gift, as they can wear them to stay comfortable around the house as they take care of the baby.
And a really popular pair of slippers for men are the UGG Olsen moccasin slippers, as these are warm and super snug and comfy.
6. A Coffee Maker To Keep Them Going
A lack of sleep is par for the course when you have a new baby, and this is especially hard to deal with when it's your first one.
As they wake you up throughout the night with their cries, needing your love and attention to soothe them at the most ungodliest of hours.
And while this is hard enough for Moms, for Dads that are having to get up in the morning to go to work it can be even more torturous.
So they may find they need to rely on their morning coffee much more than in the past to wake them up and give them the energy to keep going.
Which makes a good coffee maker such as the Keurig K-Duo Plus an absolute life saver of a gift for a new Dad.
7. A Coffee Mug That Keeps It Warm
It's one thing making yourself a much needed cup of coffee to give you some energy to keep going, but being able to drink it before it goes cold is another thing entirely.
As your newborn baby can demand immediate attention at any time of the night or day.
So buying a new Dad a YETI Rambler mug that can keep their coffee warm is a really nice gift idea.
As no matter what baby tasks they have to do in the meantime, they can always return to a warm sip of coffee before putting out the next baby fire!
And these mugs come in a range of sizes, such as the 14oz one above or 20oz tumbler styles for those that need a bigger caffeine kick.
8. Matching Dad And Baby Clothing
A cute gift idea for a new Dad is to get them and the baby matching t-shirts and onesies with a funny message on.
As these will raise a smile when worn and are great for photos or gatherings.
And there are a range of options available depending on their interests, such as:
9. Kit The Baby Out In Their Team's Colors
There's one thing a man will love for a lifetime besides his family, and that's his favourite sports team.
Because whether he's into football, baseball, basketball, or hockey, being a fan is something that will run deep in his heart forever.
So what better gift to give him than to kit his newborn baby out in his favourite team's colors.
Because that way not only will he be glowing with fatherly pride at his child, he'll also get the satisfaction of passing his love for his team onto the next generation.
And most sports teams will have their own range of baby and toddler clothing for this purpose, with one example being the NFL Dazzle onesies above.
10. A New Camera For All Those Baby Snaps
Babies grow so fast, so you'll want to capture all those precious moments and memories by taking as many photos and videos of them as you can.
So getting a new Dad a top quality digital camera to do this with is a gift idea that he'll absolutely love.
And one that makes for an amazing gift is the Canon Powershot G7 X.
As not only does this one takes fantastic photos, you can also shoot super smooth 4K video with it too.
So you'll be able to take all the footage you need to share with your family and friends (and to embarrass your baby with when they become a teenager!).
11. The Baby Owner's Manual
While us men don't always follow instruction manuals as much as we should do, we like to have one around to refer to when things goes wonky.
And while these manuals are handy for things like cars and gadgets, there will be nothing more alien to us than working out what a baby needs and wants.
Because when you first have kids, you don't have a clue what you're supposed to be doing for the best!
So getting them a 'how to' book to guide a new Dad through those first couple of years of fatherhood is a really nice gift to give them.
And I chose the Baby Owner's Manual above, as this one delivers the information in a humorous way, while having the design of a car instruction manual.
So it works really well for men.
12. A Pocket Swiss Army Knife
Now a Swiss army knife may not be the first thing that pops into your head when you're thinking about what to buy for a new Dad.
However, having one of these in your pocket can be really handy.
As the scissors, tweezers, and blade will come in useful for multitude of tasks that need doing while you are tending to your baby.
So gifting them something like the Victorinox pocket Swiss army knife makes for a nice stocking stuffer.
13. The Dad Box
You could put together your own gift package for a new Dad that contains a combination of the gift ideas I've given you so far.
Alternatively, you could buy them a ready made one such as the Dad Box from Bump Boxes.
As this is a gift package for New Dads that contains a selection of items they'll find useful, such as:
14. Get Them Something Special To Save For A Milestone Event
This final gift idea is one that could turn out to mean a lot to them in the future.
And that is to buy them a special gift that they can keep safe and enjoy when their new baby reaches a certain milestone in life, such as graduating from college or getting married.
As things like a top of the range box of cigars or a bottle of single malt scotch that will keep for the next 20-odd years work really well for this.
Because taking a puff on that cigar or a sip of that scotch as you watch you son or daughter get married or graduate will feel so good, and take you back to the wonderful memories you have of them as a baby.
So it's a really lovely and thoughtful gift idea that will appeal to many new Dads.
Becoming a Dad for the first time is a momentous occasion and one worthy of buying a gift for.
So show them how much they are appreciated and loved by picking out a gift for them from this list of gift ideas for new Dads.
As they are all things they will enjoy and will help them get through the first couple of years of fatherhood.