There is nothing that compares to becoming a dad. Even those with the tough guy exterior will surely be overcome with emotion when they get to hold their sweet baby in their arms for the very first time. So whether it’s a dad-to-be awaiting the arrival of his first child, or a new dad already learning the ropes of fatherhood, that first Father’s Day is a day he’ll always want to remember. What better way to celebrate his new dad status with the perfect gift.
Though we know it’s the thought that counts, getting something that will really solidify his new role is a great way to go. Whether it’s something that helps him get more sleep, helps him relax, or creates a better bond with his new child, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect option from this list of our best gifts for his first Father’s Day.
Top 10 Gifts for His First Father's Day
The Dreamland Baby Weighted Sack is our top gift for a new dad's first Father's Day. Most babies love the comfort a wearable blanket provides, but this one from Dreamland Baby does even more to ensure that sweet little cherub is getting the sleep they need (so that Dad can, too.) Because we’re guessing if you ask the new father what his one wish is for Father’s Day, it would likely be to get more sleep. With its weighted quilting all over the front, it gives a baby the same benefits as a real weighted blanket does for older children and adults. By giving the feeling of a gentle hug, the weight increases serotonin and melatonin to help babies fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
If the baby hasn't arrived yet, we recommend you give the dad the Dreamland Weighted Sack with Swaddle Wing!
We can tell you from experience that one of the most frustrating things is when your baby finally falls asleep and then someone selling stuff door-to-door rings your doorbell. Cue the baby cries. The Ring Doorbell not only eliminates this issue by sending alerts to your phone instead, but it also gives another layer of security that any new dad would want for his family. The tired dad who was up all night feeding his new little one will also love being able to talk to whoever is at the door without actually having to get up to answer. We promise he’ll appreciate this gift!
Now this is a clothing contraption that I know for sure my husband would have loved as a brand new dad. Never the type to want to take a big diaper bag, there were plenty of times where he wouldn’t take what he needed and hoped for the best. I’m not sure I would suggest this plan, and the Dad Hoodie ensures that the new dad is fully stocked with what he needs without it being too obvious. Not only is it super functional for storing one of everything a baby will need on an outing, but customers also confirm that it’s one of the most cozy items they own.
Babywearing has many benefits for both caregiver and baby. And though some baby carriers are one-size-fits-all, not all of them are. And even the ones that are may have feminine prints that a dad wouldn’t prefer to wear. A great way to ensure that a dad will get in on the babywearing that will help him bond with his new baby is by getting him a baby carrier that he’ll actually want to wear. The simplistic, rugged designed-one by TBG was made for “dads on a mission” and will surely have him winning at the hands-free parenting game.
5) Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada book by Jimmy Fallon
It’s never too early to start reading to a baby. We’re also pretty sure that the new dad will be training his little one to say “Dada” long before he or she is ready. This darling and simple children’s book by Jimmy Fallon is a great way for the new dad to get started on that schooling ASAP. With joyful illustrations of animals and a whole lot of the word “Dada,” even if his baby’s first word ends up being something else, at least he’ll know he tried.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, babies can benefit from receiving Kangaroo Care (the act of giving skin-to-skin contact to a new baby) from their dads, too. This special bonding experience is the perfect way for a new dad to help his newborn to grow and thrive while getting the opportunity to be one-on-one with his little bundle of joy. Which is why we love the Dadwear Bondaroo so much. This specially made shirt has an open flap in the front that allows the dad to place his baby on his chest and then cover them back up to keep them cozy and warm. This is definitely a gift a dad-to-be will love to receive!
Though he doesn’t realize it yet, those weeks with his new baby will fly by when all he did was blink. Giving him a way to preserve those fleeting, yet incredibly special, moments is a perfect first Father’s Day gift. Qeepsake understood the dilemma of not having a lot of time to write down everything in a baby book and taking the time to put it together neatly. They also realized how much we’re able to capture everyday with our phones. With Qeepsake, you can utilize text messaging and cell phone photos to easily capture memories. Instead of having to remember to go into an app to write down day-to-day happenings, Qeepsake will text the new parent questions that to answer that will then go directly into their personal Qeepsake journal. When enough have accumulated, they can then be turned into a book to have forever.
8) PhoneSoap 3
Even if the idea of germs all around us never really gave the new dad the heebie jeebies in the past, all it takes is having a baby to start wanting to disinfect all the things. The company PhoneSoap calls your cellphone the “third hand you never wash.” Ew. And you would never care for your baby without keeping your hands clean, so now that you know the dirty truth, you owe it to the new father to give him a way to keep his phone clean. By placing a cellphone in the case for 10 minutes, the UVC light will destroy 99.9% of the bacteria that can make us sick. If you’re looking for an extremely practical gift, this would be it!
Yawning. The new dad will find himself doing this a lot. Lack of sleep night after night is the perfect recipe for coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. So it’s only right that the new dad has the perfect cup to look forward to every morning after stumbling bleary-eyed into the kitchen. The Nespresso Original promises more than just a cup of joe, but instead the user can “choose from a wide range of blends, each with its own individual character and intensity.” If he has to be up bright and early running on little sleep, he might as well make the most of it.
In our Top 15 Gifts for Her First Mother’s Day post, we highlighted the Bump Boxes for pregnant and postpartum moms. So, it was only right that we included The Dad Box, because dads deserve a little surprise fun, too. This box comes with several smaller items perfect for initiating the new dad into his role as parent. Bump Box promises that the contents inside will surely allow him to “rock his new role as the handy dad, the manly dad, and the new dad,” and we’d say we have to agree!
We hope this list of our best first Father’s Day gifts has given you the perfect idea to celebrate the newest Dad on the block!