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10 Father's Day Gifts for First-Time Dads

For grilling gear and golf tees, look elsewhere. Here's the stuff that actually says, "I appreciate you."

The guy who gushes over baby as much as you, shares your level of sleep deprivation and has gone all in on this wild ride called parenthood deserves a nod (or two) for all he does. We found 10 out-of-the-box Father’s Day gifts that strike the perfect balance of thoughtful and useful, which means you’ll have a very grateful Dad.

Artifact Uprising Instagram Photo Book

We love this gift-giving tradition Artifact Uprising founder Jenna Walker started with her husband. “About three years ago, I began to realize how special it was that my husband Matty photographs the everyday life of our family, and I had the idea to put together an annual book through his lens,” Walker says. “Each year, the title of the book I gift him is simply ‘What Dad Saw.’” You can play off this idea by creating your own Artifact Uprising softcover square book of curated family captures directly from your Instagram feed.

Buy it: From $18, ArtifactUprising.com

Papa Bear Box Subscription

You might get your monthly beauty boost with Birchbox, but your guy deserves some recurring TLC too. Enter Papa Bear Box, the subscription box just for new dads. Each month, he’ll get four to six accessories and full-size grooming, snacking and parenting products selected and approved by fellow dads.

Buy it: From $60 per month, PapaBearBox.com

Otis & Eleanor Bongo Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker

If your partner considers his Spotify account his other baby, he’ll love this hipster-approved little wireless speaker. Made from sustainable bamboo and available in 13 different designs, it can crank out up to 15 hours of tunes before it needs a charge.

Buy it: $99, TJMaxx.com

The Blue Envelope Dad Tee

Each letter of the word “Dad” in this tee is in praise of all he is and does (“lawn ninja,” "piggy back prince,” “superhero”). Throw in a coordinating shirt for your little one, and this dad-baby moment is Insta-worthy.

Buy it: $30, TBEApparel.com


We adore the fact that you can create beautiful wall art that has deep sentimental value. Pay tribute to the city where you fell in love or the town where baby was born with a custom map poster by Mapiful, the perfect gift to give to your hometown hero.

Buy it: From $60, Mapiful.com


We bet a lot of people, not just you, think your partner is a special guy. Now you can crowd-source the love with Imprint. Send your inner circle an Imprint-generated link via text and watch the love roll in. Each sentiment is batched up into a slideshow your guy can view from any device.

Free, Imprint.us


Memories aren’t one-dimensional and your photos don’t have to be either. Upload either six, 12 or 18 different family photos and Paper Culture will print and display them on beautiful bamboo Kubelets blocks that make a perfect desktop display. Plus: With every order, a tree is planted—a big (green) thumbs up.

Buy it: From $20, PaperCulture.com

Grovemade Walnut Watch

Time might be a blur in these early days of parenthood but that doesn’t mean he won’t love this conversation-starting Grovemade timepiece. The analog watch, made of walnut and vegetable-tanned leather, is a tribute to American craftsmanship and great style.

Buy it: $239, Grovemade.com

CUPS Prepaid Coffee Plan

Keep him caffeinated for late-night diaper duty with an all-access pass to your city’s coolest coffeehouses. This app-based subscription service allows you to load up his account with five or 15 cups at a time, or pay a monthly flat rate ($120) for unlimited coffee. Now when he’s on daddy duty, he’ll have good reason to pack up the little one for a stroll to get his favorite cuppa.

Buy it: From $18, CupsApp.com

Diaper Dude Messenger Bag

Here’s dad’s official welcome to parenthood: his very own diaper bag! This Diaper Dude messenger bag, complete with a bottle holder, four separate compartments and a changing pad, is discreet and designed specifically with guys in mind.

Buy it: $93, Amazon.com