The Best Father’s Day Gifts for First-Time Dads

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If gift-buying for the men in our lives is a tough job, shopping for a newly-minted father is exponentially harder. From labor and delivery to middle-of-the night wakings, a new dad’s role is at first mostly about support. And Father’s Day is a good reminder to thank them for being there.

While we can’t gift new dads what they really need—a good nap or a magical power to make the baby sleep—we can find ways to make their lives simpler and a little more enjoyable. In preparation for Father’s Day, The Everymom hit the virtual shops to unearth 12 sweet and practical gifts to celebrate his new role as ‘dad.’

Pinhole Press US | Etsy

Personalized Board Book

For a gift dad and baby can enjoy together, customize a memory book with photos that will make them both smile.

Mudpuppy

Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada Flash Cards

Based on the best-selling book by entertainer and comic Jimmy Fallon, these flashcards are a portable way for dads to teach their little ones animal names and sounds alongside the all important word, "Dada."

Vision Custom Tee | Etsy

Daddy and Me Shirts

Encourage a little wardrobe coordination with these oh-so-cute ‘dada’ and ‘baby’ tees in super soft cotton. Available in 14 colors, from XS to 3XL.

Kingsley Leather | Etsy

Leather Keychain

A sleek leather keychain is sophisticated and practical, promising a sleep-deprived new dad will never misplace his keys. This style allows him to clip his keys to a belt loop or stroller bag so they never slip out of sight.

Lalabu

Dad Shirt

There is no sweeter sight than a baby-wearing dad, making this a double-gift for both a new father and his partner. Free of ties and buckles, this shirt is the simplest route to keeping baby close: just pop them in and out of the pocket and go.

Gray Fox Trading Co | Etsy

Engraved Baby Footprints Glass

Proving baby feet make everything instantly adorable, this personalized glass—available in rocks, pint, and wine sizes—showcases your child’s perfect, little prints.

Dragon Forged Studios | Etsy

Custom Engraved Cutting Board

For the dad who loves to cook, personalize this beautiful cutting board with your little one’s name. This one is available in maple, cherry, or walnut.

Chronicle Books

One Line a Day Memory Book

For the sentamentalist dad who wants to remember special moments and capture his kid's funny quotes, this one line a day journal has room for five years of memories.

Imani Lynn Prints | Etsy

Custom Illustration

Capture the magic of your little family of 3 (or more!) with a custom illustration of dad and his new addition. We love the minimalist vibes and know these pieces will be something any new parent cherishes forever.

Seeds of Life

Olive Tree

For the guy who has everything, give him the gift that will last a lifetime: a sapling to plant in honor of his new baby’s birth. Keep it on your property and watch it grow year-after-year alongside your little one.

Vanilla Bean | Etsy

Pour Over Coffee Set

New parenthood is the perfect time to up your coffee game, making this blown glass pour over set a natural pick for Father’s Day. Choose between energizing orange and tranquil blue—two qualities every new dad needs—for a beautiful start to his day with baby.

Blk & Bold

Loose Leaf Tea

If the new dad in your life is a tea enthusiast, give him his caffeine fix in the form of loose leaf chai green tea. For a feel-good bonus, 5% of every purchase from this small coffee and tea company supports at-risk youth here in the U.S.