The 25 Best First Father’s Day Gifts for New Dads

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For new dads, the first Father’s Day is probably the one he will value the most. Being given the title of dad for the first time when Father’s Day is around the corner—whether that be with a new baby or as a daddy-to-be—makes it an even more meaningful celebration. Honoring his new dad status with coffee in bed, a day on the grill, and a family-filled day of doing his favorite activities are the best ways to celebrate, but finding the best first Father’s Day gifts makes it even more special.

If there’s one Father’s Day gift he’s bound to remember, it will be the first one. There are scores of amazing first Father’s Day gifts out there for new dads, so we did all the homework for you. From matching dad and baby tees or a much-needed coffee subscription to practical advice from the pros for his new dad gig, these first Father’s Day gifts are sure to make him feel the part on this important day. From useful to meaningful and even some comical, these are our 25 favorite Father’s Day gifts for new dads.

dada and baby matching shirts
Etsy | Vision Custom Tee

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 and sizes XS - 3XL

footprints glass
Etsy | Gray Fox Trading Co

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.

Seeds of Life

Enduring Oak Tree

This oak tree will grow as steadily as their new little one will. It's a great way to memorialize this important milestone.

Etsy | Pinhole Press US

Personalized Board Book

New parents can't get enough of looking at baby pics. Make it easy for him to carry pics back and forth and also read with the baby.

Etsy | Paprika Paperie

First Time Dad Beer Labels

Dad definitely needs a cold one, and these cute beer labels will give him a laugh when he reaches for that bottle.

hatch Smart Sleep Assistant
Hatch

Restore Smart Sleep Assistant

Give a new dad the gift of healthy sleep with Hatch's Smart Sleep Assistant. We promise they will thank you.

prince & Knight book
Kido | By Daniel Haack and illustrated by Stevie Lewis

Prince & Knight Book

Published in partnership with GLAAD to accelerate LGBTQIA+ inclusivity and acceptance, this critically acclaimed fairytale shows kids that not every prince would like to marry a princess.

Uncommon Goods

Dad's Playbook

For the new dad who idolizes sports figures, give him the gift of wisdom from some of the greatest coaches in history.

Uncommon Goods

Dad and Me Activity Bucket List

If he's already planning the many adventures he will take the baby on, help him with a ready-made bucket llist.

yeti traveler mug
Yeti

Traveler Mug

Every dad—well, every parent—could use a hot cup of coffee. This cult-beloved traveler mug is critical to keep beverages hot on the go.

Uncommon Goods

Megadad Personalized Comic Book

Dad will always be a superhero. They will read this book over and over for many years.

The Dad Hoodie

The Dad Hoodie

Along with the dad title comes the expectation that he's always prepared for every occasion. Make it easy to carry all the must-haves with this hoodie.

Blue Bottle Coffee

Coffee Subscription Gift

The gift of coffee is one that all new parents need and want. And with a Blue Bottle subscription, he will thank you with every morning sip.

Cratejoy

Cocktail Gift Box

This is the perfect present for the new dad who is also a cocktail buff.

BuyBuyBaby

Chicco Backpack Baby Carrier

Are your summer weekends already fully scheduled with family hikes? Outfit dad with this backpack to carry the little one along for the ride.

Artifact Uprising

Everyday Photo Book

A beautiful photo book is a gift that never misses the mark.

Amazon | Polaroid

Original Polaroid Instant Camera

If he's always the one snapping photos, give him a little burst of nostalgia with the return of the original Polaroid camera.

Williams Sonoma

Papa Bear Mug

He is Papa Bear now, so make sure his coffee mug bears the same name.

Amazon | By Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben

Daddy Dreams Book

He'll share this sweet book with the little one that is all about animal dads and babies.

Etsy | Sweet Pea Gang

Two Dads Club T-Shirt

This adorable T-shirt for baby is definitely a sweet gift for two new dads.

Etsy | Shop Vanilla Bean

Pour Over Coffee Set

Coffee + style = this gorgeous pour-over set in amber.

Etsy | Heart Swell Co

Two Dads are Better Than One / Father's Day Card

When two dads are celebrating their first Father's Day, you can't go wrong with a sentimental card.

Paper Culture

Photo Calendars with Stand

Dad will need help keeping track of the days, especially early on in a newborn's life. Make it easy with this photo calendar.

best dads tshirt
Target

Best Dad Ever T-Shirt

He's the best dad, so make sure he's outfitted in just the right way with matching family tees.

Amazon | By Jimmy Fallon

Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada

Yeah, yeah, a baby's first word is usually "Dada." This cute and funny book by Jimmy Fallon celebrates just that.

This article was originally published in June 2021 and has been updated for timeliness. 

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