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- Best gifts under $20
- Best gifts $20–$50
- Best gifts $50–$100
- Best gifts over $100
- Best funny new dad gifts
- Best sentimental new dad gifts
- Best personalized new dad gifts
- Best practical new dad gifts
- Best Amazon new dad gifts
Finding the right item to celebrate this significant moment in a father’s life not as easy as it seems. He’s not the one that’s showered with presents traditionally, but dad deserves a little love and appreciation too!
Whether you’re buying for a friend, brother, son, co-worker, or partner, any first-time dad will appreciate a gift that is both practical and useful as well as something that makes them smile.
To come up with the items on this list, we looked at popular picks from Amazon as well as reviews from customers. We thought about the new dads in our life and what they need to make the days with a newborn (and those oh-so-long nights) a little easier and more comfy.
Best new dad gifts under $20
Hanes Men’s Ultimate Cotton Pullover Hoodie
Every dad needs a comfy hooded sweatshirt. Bonus if it is inexpensive since babies spit up a lot!
This cozy fleece essential from Hanes is a top pick for dads looking for a casual sweatshirt to wear around the house or one they can throw on and head to the gym. Plus, it is available in over 10 colors.
Snapfish Personalized Photo Calendar
It’s not uncommon to forget what day (or month!) it is after you become a new parent.
That’s why this calendar that also doubles as a picture frame is exactly what every new dad needs.
Torras Diamonds Clear Cell Phone Case
Caring for a newborn requires both hands, which means dad will most likely drop their cell phone a few hundred times.
If they have an iPhone, check out this Torras case — it’s simple, anti-yellowing, and built to last through all kinds of drops, baby drool, and spit up.
Best new dad gifts: $20–$50
The Rad Dad Box
Help encourage the father-child bond with one of these unique subscription boxes. Each box comes with a book and toy for dad to share with their little one.
Plus the boxes come with a self-care or apparel item just for dad. The traditional box contains three to four items, and the deluxe edition has five to eight products. You can purchase a one-time box or sign dad up for a month-to-month, 3-month, or 6-month subscription.
WizGear All In One Multifunctional Phone Mount
Busy holding the baby or pushing the stroller? No problem.
This phone mount attaches to a variety of locations and surfaces, including strollers, tables, and several areas in your car. Plus, it’s lightweight and portable, so dad can toss it in the diaper backpack to use on the go.
Video Streaming Service
Newborns spend a lot of time napping, which means dad spends a lot of time snuggling with their little one on the couch. What better way to pass the time than to stream a favorite series or movie.
For under $50, you can sign dad up for a 3-month subscription to Hulu, Netflix, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Showtime, Starz, and many more.
Best new dad gifts: $50–$100
The Dad Hoodie
Zipped-up, this hoodie looks just like any other sweatshirt. But take a peek inside, and you’ll see why this is a great gift for a new dad.
The Dad Hoodie is a guy’s solution to wearing a diaper bag. The ultra-soft fleece sweatshirt comes with six interior compartments for dad to stash anything from a few diapers and a small pack of wipes to a baby bottle, soft toy, pacifier, pouch snacks, and cell phone.
Abco Tech Indoor Golf Putting Green
No time for the golf course? No problem. Perfect your short game with this indoor/outdoor golf putting green. Even non-golfing dads will enjoy sinking putts while baby snoozes in a baby carrier.
Plus, the mat comes with a smart ball return system, so dad does not have to waste time fetching balls. And it rolls up for easy storage — something the rest of the fam will appreciate!
Ergobaby 360 All Positions Baby Carrier
A baby carrier is an excellent gift for any new dad, especially if they need to be hands-free throughout the day. The Ergobaby 360 is a breathable, lightweight carrier that provides extra lumbar support for dad’s achy back and an adjustable head support for baby.
Plus, it’s built to support your little one as they grow. With four ergonomic ways to wear baby, this award-winning pack is functional for little ones between 12 and 45 pounds.
Best new dad gifts over $100
BOB Gear Alterrain Jogging Stroller
Buying a gift for a runner? Active dads who want to keep up their weekly mileage while spending time with their little one will appreciate the durability of the new BOB Gear Alterrain jogging stroller.
Designed for all surfaces, including the rough terrain of trail running, the BOB also comes with an extra-large SPF 50+ canopy to protect the baby. It’s complete with handy storage pockets to put all of the necessities like diapers, wipes, bottles, and snacks.
Arlo Pro 3 Wire-Free Security System
Dad will know the family is safe and secure with this two-pack, indoor-outdoor security camera system from Arlo.
Designed to work with Alexa and Google Assistant, the Arlo Pro 3 is also wireless, has color night vision, a loud siren, and two-way audio, so you can talk to the baby when away from home.
Canon SELPHY Square QX10 Black Mobile & Compact Printer
Sure, it’s fun to scroll through baby photos on a phone, but it would be extra special for dad to be able to print pictures on the spot for posting around his desk or on the fridge.
This compact portable printer from Canon produces high-quality, fast-drying photos in a matter of minutes. Plus, each print features a peel-off adhesive backing for easy use and placement in a baby book or scrapbook.
Best funny new dad gifts
FridaBalls Kid Proof Underwear
First-time dads have no idea the pain a baby can cause — especially when they kick right where it hurts the most. That’s where the FridaBalls Kid Proof Underwear comes in.
These briefs come with a reinforced protective pouch that can soften the blow when baby decides to deliver a heel blow right below dad’s waistband.
‘101 So Bad, They’re Good Dad Jokes’
If you’re gonna be a dad, then you need to learn how to tell awful jokes.
These jokes in this book will likely have neighbors, guests, and anyone else in earshot laughing hysterically — especially when dad reads them aloud.
World’s Best Farter Mug
Test dad’s eyesight with this funny play on words. The “World’s Best Farter — I Mean Father” ceramic coffee mug just might become dad’s favorite go-to cup for a morning brew and late-night beverages.
Best sentimental new dad gifts
Willow Tree New Dad Sculpted Figure
Willow Tree figures are a top gift for new parents. These hand-painted figures are a gift to celebrate new beginnings, new babies, and new families.
The new dad figure shows a father cradling their baby with an enclosed message: “In awe and wonder of what’s to come.”
Poetry Gifts New Dad Poem and Photo Frame
When life gets hectic, dad will appreciate taking a break from the day to enjoy this poem and photo frame.
The frame comes with two 4- x 6-inch photo frames — one for the sweet poem and the other for dad’s favorite picture with their little one.
First Time Dad Black Stainless Steel Tumbler
Coffee — at all hours of the day — will become dad’s favorite new beverage. This vacuum-insulated stainless steel tumbler will keep dad’s coffee hot, and their favorite adult drink cold.
Plus, with an elegantly engraved “Dad” on the front and the year established, everyone will know who should be sipping out of this cup!
Best personalized new dad gifts
Willis Judd DAD Black Titanium Bracelet
Birth jewelry is not just for new moms. Dad will treasure this black titanium bracelet that has “Dad” engraved on the front and “Best Dad Ever” on the back.
This premium bracelet comes with a size adjusting tool and a premium gift box.
Baby Mushroom Handprint and Footprint Keepsake Photo Frame Kit
Tiny hands and feet grow fast, so capture those precious moments for dad with an easy-to-use, nontoxic clay mold. The stencils allow you to add a name or birthdate.
Slide in a few pictures of dad with their little one and this personalized frame will become his favorite gift.
Things Remembered Black Matte Money Clip
All dads need a place to put their money, license, and credit cards.
This personalized money clip can be engraved with any message; even something as simple as “Best Dad” will make any first-time father feel appreciated.
Best practical new dad gifts
RAK Magnetic Pickup Tool with LED Lights
Dropping car keys between the driver seat and console is the new normal for many parents — especially while holding the baby, diaper bag, backpack, and anything else that needs to go in the car.
That’s why the RAK Magnetic Pickup Tool is a great gift for new dads who need an extra hand to get the job done. Compact enough to fit in a pocket, this tool telescopes out to 22 inches and comes with an LED light and 360-degree flexible neck.
Panasonic Arc5 5-Blade Wet/Dry Electric Shaver
Personal grooming may not be the first thing on a new dad’s to-do list. But at some point, getting rid of the scruff will become a necessity.
The good news? A quick shave is easy with this cordless, electric wet/dry shaver from Panasonic. Trim up beards, sideburns, and mustaches while in the shower or while the baby is sleeping.
Mancro Diaper Bag Backpack
Dad will get a ton of use out of this multifunctional diaper backpack from Mancro. Designed for heavy-duty use, this comfy and very affordable pack comes with a pocket for just about every type of need.
You can stash wipes, baby bottles, a tablet or magazine, diapers and clothing, nipples and pacifiers, snacks (for both dad and baby!), and more. It also comes with a changing pad and two stroller straps that allow you to secure the bag to any stroller.
Best Amazon new dad gifts
Hanes Men’s Moccasin Slipper
Every new dad needs a pair of comfy slippers to wear day and night. These moccasin-style house shoes with thick memory foam cushioning are cozy enough for indoor use yet sturdy enough to slip on when bringing out the trash.
What’s more, the durable, gripped sole means no slipping when dad is crying precious cargo (aka the baby).
Amazon Essentials Men’s Fleece Jogger Pant
Caring for a new baby means dad will be spending a lot of time in comfy clothes.
These essential fleece jogger pants are ideal for lounging around the house and wearing out and about for errands or to the gym.
Beckham Hotel Collection Gel Pillow (2-Pack)
Sleep takes on a whole new meaning when you become a parent. With this top-selling Amazon product, dad gets two luxurious pillows — one for bed and one for the couch.
They are ideal for back, side, and stomach sleepers, and they come with cooling technology, which is a plus when dad needs to cool down after a hectic day caring for the fam.
Finding the right gift for a special dad can make them feel appreciated and loved. And whether you choose an item off this list or use this as inspiration to shop around, a thoughtful present to celebrate this joyful event will mean the world to a new father.