Picking out a gift for a new dad might be one of the hardest things to do in the world of gift-giving. He’s sometimes hard to read because most often he’s not vocal or direct about what he wants. Let’s be honest sometimes dads don’t want much, just a card or two will do. However, we have to get him something, right?
Of course, and because every dad deserves a gift let’s look at the top ten gifts every new dad needs. Here is a simple list to give you some ideas about what a new dad might want and or might need. Every dad is different, but we’ve made these gifts universal in nature to appeal to a wide range of dads out there.
#1—Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA by Jimmy Fallon
This is a fun little children’s book and one that dad will appreciate. The illustrations are eye-catching and the read is light to keep the baby’s attention. Not only is the book a sure classic, it also encourages the baby to say dada. What new dad would not love that!
If you’re in the mood for something that’s affordable and fun try getting this for the first time father.
Nothing says, “welcome to fatherhood,” like a good pair of penny loafers. Dad is going to be exhausted after long nights with the baby. Give him some loafers he can slip on in the middle of the night and or early morning, it will be much appreciated.
He won’t have to wear something he has to lace and the comfort level is exceptional.
It’s not a surprise that after holding a baby you’re going to have a few sore muscles. Mom might not have the energy to offer a back rub either. So, what does dad do? He can reach for his trusty back massager and work out some of that back pain.
This hand-held tissue massager will make a great gift for any new dad who might wake up with a few aches and pains.
This gift is an affordable option and goes a long way. When dad has to pull an all-nighter with the baby he can be comfortably situated in any environment. Either it is on the couch or on the bed he can get cozy.
It also doubles for a great travel pillow, which is its original intention. Foam neck pillows are one of the most underrated gifts, they can bring comfort in the most uncomfortable places.
Nothing says, you’re a dad now, like a dad themed coffee mug. This particular mug will appeal to Gen X/Millenial dads, who typically are your new dads. It’s a cool mug and every dad will appreciate it.
It’s a fun gift he can bring to the office and place on his desk.
There will be days when a new dad will not leave the house. Either it be he’s exhausted or he is taking a much-needed staycation, he might need some appropriate attire for that. Hanes has some comfortable options for dad to kick back and take it easy.
It comes in a variable of colors and you can choose the one that suits him best.
Grooming is the first hygienic routine to go for new dads. Most can keep up the essentials but shaving seems to not make the cut sometimes. You can make that step a bit easier for him and get him an electric shaver.
The Phillips shaver can be used in the shower as well. That way if he’s on the go he can have a quick shave.
This gift is for dad and baby. You can give him a hand, better yet two, with this baby carrier. Dad will be able to utilize both of his hands to carry other items all while the baby is safe and snuggled up next to his chest.
This gift is a huge help and will prevent sore arm muscles. It will give new dads the versatility they need when shopping or going out with the baby.
It’s always fun to have a dad and baby match. This is a fun novelty-like item that any dad will love to show-off. If the dad likes beer this will be a great gag gift. Even if it be a gag, this matching ensemble is pretty cool.
If you’re looking to get dad something sentimental then this handprint photo frame kit is a good play. This is a gift that will gain value the older it becomes. Give dad something to remember the good ole days when his little baby could fit in his arms.
Sometimes we forget that dads like sentimental gifts just as much as moms do. Like any parent, they want little things that remind them of when their kids were tiny.
When it comes to getting a new dad something, don’t fret too much. Any new parent, in general, is appreciative of the love and support from family and friends. If none of these items seemed like a great fit for the new dad you had in mind. A general guideline to good gift-giving is thinking practical, sentimental, or laughable. Some dads love practical gifts others like sentimental gifts, and some just like a good laugh.
We hope this helped, best of luck! Looking for more gift ideas? Check out “Five Last Minute Gifts for Dad.”