19 Best Gifts for New Dads That He Will Treasure Forever

Updated on June 05, 2020 by Chris Bajda

Overwhelmed but ecstatic.  That best describes what’s going on in the heart and mind of a first-time dad. Just the thought of carrying and bonding with the baby for the first time are moments he would like to cherish forever.  While he may be excited to meet his little one for the first time, thoughts on how to take care of a baby including changing diapers are all new stuff he will have to deal with sooner or later. Help him adapt to this new norm by giving him sentimental gifts or functional ones that flaunt that he is a first-time dad. You can even opt for practical gifts that provide sound tips and advice that will help him in his new role as a father. No matter what type of gift you choose, make sure he knows you are rejoicing with him in this new season.

Here are 19 best gifts for new dads that he will treasure:

19. Promoted to Daddy Hat

That awesome feeling of being a first-time dad needs to be flaunted! And what better way to do that than wearing this Promoted to Daddy Hat. Made from 100% polyester foam, this hat has a wide area to feature his announcement. This gift is an essential accessory that he will never leave behind! 

    18. Daddy Since 2020 Black Cotton Face Mask

    Not everyone becomes a dad in a time of the pandemic. What better way to congratulate him and keep him safe at the same time with this Daddy Since 2020 Black Cotton Face Mask. These 100% premium cotton face masks are comfortable, lightweight, and feature beautifully digitally printed designs.

    17. Photo Collage Rustic Wood Mug

    Give him a gift that will truly warm his heart. This Photo Collage Rustic Wood Mug features a bright white base for your photo, logo, pattern, or saying, while the rim & handle are vividly glazed in rich color. Match or complement the color of your existing dinnerware set, or gift him a mug in his favorite color.

    It completely equips him with all the baby necessities. This Dad's Diaper Bag Backpack is made with durable, water-resistant fabric to safely store essentials. Multiple pockets provide excellent organization and easy access to important items, while the adjustable straps with Max Air cushioning let's him carry his gear in cushioned comfort.

    15. New Dad Grunge Father's Day T-Shirt

    This heavyweight dark color New Dad Grunge T-Shirt will quickly become one of his favorites. It is made from 100% cotton and has a comfortable, casual, and loose-fitting. The bottom and sleeve hems are double-needle stitched for extra durability. It's one of the best ways to tell the world he's a new dada! 

    14. Custom Dad and Baby Photo Keychain

      There's no way he will ever lose his keys or forget his favorite memory with this Custom Dad and Baby Photo Keychain. This keychain is a silver-colored metal charm and ring that is waterproof and has UV coating that will keep images looking like new for years to come. 

      13. Chalkboard Photograph Mouse Pad

      He's always in front of his PC. What can be a more creative reminder that he's a new dad than this Chalkboard Photograph Mouse Pad. Have it decorated with his first photo with the baby that would look really great on his mouse pad. Plus it has durable, dust, and stain-resistant cloth cover that provides the protection your mouse needs from scratches and debris. 

      12. Daddy Phone Case

      Custom Photo Personalized monogram OtterBox iPhone Case

      It protects and it reminds him of the newest inspiration in his life. This OtterBox Defender isone protective case he can rely on. This case can be personalized with a name and modern monogrammed initials plus the photo of his little one. It's one stylish and unique gift he will really love! 

      11. Custom Photo Basketball 

      Unique Personalized First Fathers Day Basketball

      He loves basketball! Wouldn't he love it, even more, when he has his little one's photo on it. This unique and personalized First Fathers Day Basketball is one gift that he will truly treasure! Have it custom made by adding his first photo with baby and a short message accentuated with small heart details. 

      10. Daddy's Diaper Duty Apron

      He will have his share of taking care of the baby and that includes changing diapers. Let this gag gift of Daddy's Diaper Duty Apron put a big smile on his face. This apron is soil-resistant and comes with a face mask, two hilariously placed "bottle nipples", rubber gloves, colorful clothespins, and disposable diaper. It is packaged in a coordination reusable pouch and includes a complimentary baby toy.

        9. Engraved Bracelet 

        Having this Engraved Bracelet on his wrist 24/7 is a constant reminder of the new season he is in - being a first-time dad. You can have this bracelet engraved with his child's name, date of birth, place of birth, weight, time of birth, and any other information you would like to engrave on the bracelet. You can even have a secret message on the inside of the bracelet.

        8. Personalized Star Map

         Let this gift remind him of the day when everything changed. This Personalized Star Map wall art replicates the stars in the sky exactly as they were on the date his child was born! Using astronomy software and vector design, it carefully recreated the whole sky from scratch including each individual star, the perfect first-time dad gift indeed!  

          7. Baby Handprint & Footprint Keepsake Photo

          Preserve the joy of having a newborn in the family with this Baby Handprint & Footprint Keepsake Photo especially if you are a first-time parent. Capture the timeless beauty of your baby's tiny little hands and feet with our complete keepsake and photo frame kit - with clay, roller, double-sided tape, stencil kit, table stand, and wall brackets for easy display on a nursery wall, table, or mantel.

          6. The New Dad's Survival Guide

          He will be needing this manual as a first-time dad. The New Dad's Survival Guide is a manual for new dads that sheds light on the confusing world of fatherhood and gives crucial tips and advice from a man's point of view. It's a practical military-style guide to surviving and thriving through even the unstable moments of pregnancy, birth, and babyhood. It's definitely a must-have!

          5. DadWare Bonding T-Shirt

          It's stylish and ergonomic. This DadWare Bonding T-Shirt is made from high-quality material, easy to wear, and comfortable. It's even made a little longer so they don't ride up when the baby is placed in the shirt. It's the best baby bonding shirt for him. 

            4. God's Playbook for Dads

            He will be their coach in life, a trainer, and a leader. This God's Playbook for Dads will be his game-day clipboard, a blueprint for success as a role model—to teach kids how to live in a hard world full of ups and downs, wins and losses, strengths, and weaknesses. It contains Bible wisdom, insightful quotes from other fathers, and encouraging inspiration grounded in God’s teachings.  It will definitely give him the tools he needs to engage with kids and help them grow in their personal faith.

            3. Clean Touch Ink Pad for Baby Handprints and Footprints

            He would like to get a keepsake for being a first-time dad without putting the baby at risk. This Clean Touch Ink Pad for Baby Handprints and Footprints sets the safety standard such that unlike other kits, Clean Touch takes the baby’s hand or foot imprint without the ink ever touching their skin. It’s totally non-toxic and baby safe, so he can focus on capturing moments that will last a lifetime.

              2. Daddy Gift from Newborn

              With a poem and a picture of him and the baby, this Daddy Gift from Newborn will be the perfect gift for him. He will love getting this sweet poem and frame as a new dad gift. The poem is written in a kid's typeface with a bold design. Each frame has a glass front - brushed silver metal frame with black velour backing. It will be one treasured item on his tabletop display. 

              1. New Dad Sculpted Hand-Painted Figure

              A gift that seems to say what's in his heart - "In awe and wonder of what's to come.” This New Dad Sculpted Hand-Painted Figure is a 6”h hand-painted resin figure. It's ready to be displayed on a shelf, table, or mantel. It's the perfect gift to celebrate new beginnings. This piece works well with other figures to create a Family Grouping. 

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