55 First Father’s Day Gifts That Will Make Him Smile

Check out these 50+ first Father's Day gift ideas that are sure to make Dad feel loved.
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By Cassie Kreitner, Senior Editor
Updated May 8, 2023
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Becoming a father for the first time is a momentous occasion in any man’s life. And with Father’s Day right around the corner, you’ve got the perfect opportunity to send a little love and appreciation his way. There are many options to mark this special day, but first off you’re going to need a wow-worthy present for the new dad in your life, and stat! Not a problem. We’ve scoured the internet for the best first Father’s Day gifts to bring a smile to his face.

From diaper changes to 3 a.m. feedings, pre-bedtime baths and so much more, dads have a whole lot on their plates. That’s why our first Father’s Day gift guide is chock full of extra-special gift ideas that celebrate new dads and all that they do. Whether you’re looking for personalized father’s day gifts, high-tech presents, or something totally awesome and equally affordable (think: under $30!), we’ve got some top-rated picks for you. Pro tip: For added “aw-factor,” address the gifts from baby to Daddy!

Don’t forget, Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June. Left your gift hunt to the last moment? Check out our last-minute Father’s Day gift guide for even more shopping inspiration.

Cool First Father’s Day Gifts

For the cool dude who’s into his tech gadgets, stylin’ looks, gourmet coffee and bumpin’ tunes, these first Father’s Day present ideas are sure to be a big hit.


The Dad Hoodie
Image: The Dad Hoodie
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The Dad Hoodie| $108

This super soft hoodie was specifically designed with new dads in mind. For times when he doesn’t feel like carrying around a diaper bag, he can simply wear this zip-up—which has expandable mesh pockets for bottles, wipes, hand sanitizer and more—without adding extra bulk.


Allbirds Men’s Wool Runners
Image: Allbirds
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White kicks are so on-trend, earning them a spot on our list of best first Father’s Day present ideas for stylish dads. These woolen Allbirds have a contemporary look and come in a range of color options.

Beard grooming kit

Jack Black Beard Grooming Set
Image: Nordstrom

Whether your partner’s been growing a beard or is simply too busy as a new dad for frequent shaves, this styling set will help keep his facial hair in check. It comes with a beard wash, conditioner, oil and a styling comb.

Muscle massager

Therabody Theragun Mini 2nd Generation
Image: Therabody

As a new dad, he’s likely not getting in as many workouts or stretches these days. This popular muscle-massaging device now comes in a more compact—and more affordable—mini version, yet still packs a powerful punch to relieve cramps, knots and tension.

Custom portrait

HomeHaps Watercolor Portrait
Image: HomeHaps
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Etsy| starting at $40

Cool first Father’s Day gift ideas aren’t limited to gadgets and trendy gear. We love this custom, watercolor portrait. Simply send in a family photo, pick your preferred size and choose a color scheme to create a fully personalized work of art.

Key finder

Tile Mate
Image: Walmart

Is Dad perpetually looking for his misplaced car keys? This clever device is the answer to frazzled parents’ prayers. Designed with Bluetooth-tracking technology, the organizer can be attached to everyday objects like key rings, and linked with the Tile app on your phone. Simply click “find” on the app and if the Tile Mate is inside the 250-foot range it will start ringing, helping you track down your keys in no time at all. If not, the app will show you the Tile Mate’s most recent location on a map. The alert works both ways: by double clicking a button on your Keysmart, you can find your phone too—genius.

Gaming system

Nintendo Switch Mario Choose One Bundle
Image: Walmart

If Dad is just a big kid at heart, a gaming system is a gift for the first Father’s Day that he’s sure to appreciate. The handheld Nintendo Switch lets him play whenever and wherever the mood strikes, and this bundle package includes a free Mario game download!

Diaper backpack

Paperclip Willow Diaper Bag Backpack
Image: Nordstrom

Looking for a cool first Father’s Day gift that’s practical to boot? This diaper backpack is a gamechanger. Made from recycled water bottles, it boasts a simple-yet-stylish design, a padded laptop compartment and a travel-friendly luggage sleeve. The best part? The dad-designed integrated changing station with sidewalls provides privacy and security in restrooms that lack an adequate changing station for baby.

Body care gift set

The Body Shop Hydrating & Protecting Hemp Gift Set
Image: The Body Shop
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The Body Shop|$47

Hard-working dads need hard-working skin care. This sustainable set from The Body Shop includes a moisturizing body butter, a foaming shower oil and a rich hand cream. Presented in a jute gift bag, each product is made using hemp seed oil, which is ultra-hydrating and nourishing.


Ray-Ban 50mm Classic Wayfarer Polarized Sunglasses
Image: Nordstrom
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If your man’s got style, trendy sunglasses make a great gift for a first Father’s Day, and you can’t go wrong with Ray-Ban. These retro-cool frames are a classic style with polarized anti-glare lenses.


With the plush shearling and soft wool that UGG is known for, this particular slip-on style is perfect for pacing around the house to rock baby to sleep, but also works when running out for an urgent diaper restock.

Baby carrier

NUNA CUDL 4-in-1 Baby Carrier
Image: Nordstrom
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Dad will appreciate the ergonomic design features that went into this first Father’s Day gift. The Nuna CUDL keeps baby snuggled close, with an integrated booster seat for newborns, which easily unzips as your child grows. Other features include adjustable shoulder straps, a padded waist belt and magnetic buckles.

Bluetooth speaker

Marshall Emberton Bluetooth Portable Speaker
Image: Amazon
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Retro vibes are back in style! For cool dads who appreciate unbeatable sound quality, this mini-amp speaker is just the thing. Combining vintage design with modern-day features, the speaker is portable, rechargeable (with 20 hours of play time!) and boasts Bluetooth connectivity.

Comfy pants

VUORI Sunday Performance Joggers
Image: Nordstrom
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These lightweight, moisture-wicking joggers are perfect for lounging with baby, but are just as practical for running errands outside the home. Plus, multiple zip pockets are great for storing keys, binkies or whatever else Dad needs close at hand.

Luxury sheets

Parachute Percale Sheet Set
Image: Parachute

When you’re a parent, a good night’s sleep can feel like a faraway dream—so any first Father’s Day gifts that can make it a reality are worth their weight in gold. These Egyptian cotton bed sheets are lightweight and durable, keeping new parents comfy and cool all night long.

Smart speaker and clock

Amazon Echo Dot 5th Gen with Clock
Image: Target

This compact smart speaker plays music, makes calls, displays news headlines, tells the time, sets alarms and more. And the best part? It’s voice-activated so he doesn’t have to lift a finger, making it the perfect first Father’s day gift for exhausted parents.

Tablet stand

KABCON Quality Tablet Stand
Image: Amazon
Buying Options
Amazon| $27.99

For the dad who likes to binge-watch Netflix, gift him this flexible tablet stand, designed to be used while lounging in bed (hopefully with a snack, as all good binge-watching sessions demand!).

Water bottle

Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Flex Straw Cap 24oz Water Bottle
Image: Urban Outfitters

New dads are always on the go—make sure he stays hydrated with this slick water bottle. The Hydro Flask features double-walled TempShield insulation, meaning it’ll keep beverages icy cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 12 hours. Better yet, this stainless steel bottle is BPA-free and dishwasher safe.

Personalized Father’s Day Gifts for New Dads

Looking to take your gifts for a first Father’s Day to the next level? Try giving them an extra-personal touch. From customized puzzles and books to engraved gifts, check out our pick of the best personalized Father’s Day gifts for new dads.

Night sky print

Twinkle in Time Custom Star Map
Image: Twinkle in Time

Your family’s love for Dad burns as bright as the stars—which is why this customized print, depicting the night sky the day baby was born, is a perfect first Father’s Day gift idea. Provide the date and location, add a personalized message and pick out the color and frame, and the company will take care of the rest.

3D photo art

The 3D Gift Father’s Day Landscape
Image: The 3D Gift

Immortalize your favorite photo of Dad and baby inside a 3D crystal. Simply choose a size and submit your photo, and a devoted designer will take care of the rest. For an extra sentimental touch, you can add an engraving at no additional cost.

Pocket journal

Swanky Badger Pocket Journal
Image: Swanky Badger
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Swanky Badger|$49.99

Swanky Badger is home to tons of personalized first Father’s Day gifts. Our top pick? This pocket-sized leather journal. Add Dad’s monogram to the front and a meaningful message inside. The compact design boasts a stash pocket in the front plus two card slots on the back cover, meaning it functions as a wallet too. With 200 lined pages, Dad’s unlikely to run out of space any time soon, but if he does, you can pick up a refill paper pack.

Engraved watch

Fossil Neutra Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch
Image: Fossil
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Watches are a classic first Father’s Day gift—and if you can have one engraved with a personalized message, all the better! This sleek stainless steel watch, which you can have engraved at no additional charge, will take him from desk to dinner and beyond.

Wireless charger

Courant Catch:2 Classics
Image: Courant

Searching for personalized first Father’s Day gifts for a tech-savvy papa? Check out this cool wireless multi-charging device by Courant. It’s made from premium pebble-grain Italian leather and can be personalized with initials in gold or silver print.

Photo puzzle

Shutterfly Best Dad Collage Puzzle
Image: Shutterfly

Looking for sentimental and simple Father’s Day gift ideas? Puzzles are all the rage these days, and Dad will be excited to complete a collage of memorable family photos.

Personalized book

Put Me In The Story *My Dad, My Hero* Personalized Book
Image: Put Me In The Story

Make storytime even sweeter with a personalized book all about Dad. He may not be able to leap tall buildings or shoot webs from his wrists, but he’s a hero in plenty of other ways. Customize this first Father’s Day gift by adding Dad’s name, photo and a special dedication message.

Framed photos

Minted Custom Photo Art
Image: Minted

What better way to honor a new dad than a first Father’s Day gift celebrating his love for baby? Personalize this framed set of photos with a date plus your child’s name, and then choose the frame color, matting and type of glass to match your decor.

Photo calendar

Artifact Uprising Personalized Modern Wall Calendar
Image: Artifact Uprising

How about a wall calendar customized with special dates and occasions? It’s a handy reminder for forgetful dads. Plus, the photos have perforated edges so you can hold on to them to hang elsewhere after each month ends.

Cutting board

CDShardwoods Custom Cutting Board
Image: CDShardwoods
Buying Options
Etsy|starting at $39

Is Dad the king of the BBQ in your house? Fire up your Father’s Day gift-giving with this “Grill Master” wood cutting board, engraved with the text of your choice, like his name or a sweet note.

AirPods case cover

Morf Craft Studio AirPods Pro Leather case
Image: MorfCraftStudio | Etsy

In search of simple Father’s Day gift ideas for a music or podcast lover? Help Dad protect his AirPods with a stylish leather case cover engraved with his name or initials. It can charge AirPods without him having to remove the case, and it even comes with a keychain clip he can attach to his briefcase or diaper bag.

Baby board book

Artifact Uprising Baby Board Book
Image: Artifact Uprising

Whether he’s been a dad for one month or 11 months, you probably have tons of photos of Dad with his little one. Take the best and transform them into a custom board book he can read with baby for storytime. It’s a first Father’s Day gift he’ll treasure for years to come.

Unique Father’s Day Gifts for New Dads

Ties and money clips may be classic choices, but if you really want to knock Dad’s socks off, go for unique first Father’s Day gift ideas he’ll truly appreciate. From edible arrangements to portable pizza ovens, these unexpected finds are the perfect surprises for brand-new dads.


Little Sleepies Men’s “Grogu and Friends” Pajamas
Image: Little Sleepies

The best first Father’s Day gift ideas focus on his favorite things. If Dad is a Star Wars mega-fan, treat him to these cool PJs, suitable for pairing with the matching baby size. And, if science fiction isn’t his thing, Little Sleepies has tons of other styles for both dad and baby.

Smart garden

Click and Grow The Smart Garden 3
Image: Click and Grow
Buying Options
Click and Grow|$99.95

If the papa in your life is passionate about fresh produce but doesn’t have the time (or space) to grow his own, he’ll be overjoyed to receive this low-maintenance smart garden. Choose from over 75 pre-seeded plant pots and set up an herb garden in three simple steps: insert the plant pods, add water, plug it in and enjoy. Talk about a blooming-good first Father’s Day gift!

Meat bouquet arrangement

Manly Man Company Beef Jerky Flower Bouquet
Image: Manly Man Company

Here’s a twist on a classic gift—a bouquet of meats presented in a beer glass. This unique first Father’s Day gift comes with eight “stems” of delicious beef jerky.

Stadium poster

For the dad who loves baseball, Uncommon Goods creates blueprints of the stadium of your choice—a first Father’s Day gift that’s sure to knock it out of the park.

Engraved whiskey decanter

Magic Wood Shop Engraved Whiskey Decanter
Image: MagicWoodShop | Etsy

Raise a glass to Dad this Father’s Day with a personalized whiskey decanter that you can engrave with his name and title (think: World’s Best Daddy). For an extra-special gift, include the optional glasses and whiskey stones!

DIY hot sauce kit

Uncommon Goods Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
Image: Uncommon Goods
Buying Options
Uncommon Goods|$46

Looking to spice things up for his first Father’s Day? A make-your-own hot sauce kit is the perfect gift idea for new dads. Kids can even help with this one—dip their little fingers in paint and denote how spicy the sauce is by how many fingerprints they leave on the label.

Memory foam eye pillow

MZOO Sleep Eye Mask
Image: Amazon

What do all parents wish they had more of? You guessed it: sleep. And the best first Father’s Day gifts help him get as much shuteye as possible. The gentle pressure of this memory foam eye mask is profoundly calming and naturally stress-reducing.

Smartphone sanitizer

PhoneSoap Pro UV Smartphone Sanitizer
Image: Amazon
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From making to-do lists to Googling baby questions in the middle of the night, new parents are constantly on their phones. This sanitizing station zaps 99.99 percent of germs while also charging the phone. Plus, it works as an amplifier so Dad can listen to music (or the baby monitor) while his phone’s getting a deep-clean.

Camping hammock and blanket

Bespoke Post Retreat Hammock and Blanket Set
Image: Bespoke Post
Buying Options
Bespoke Post|$70

If you’re in need of first Father’s Day gift ideas for an outdoorsy dad, a hammock and blanket set is sure to please. This option from Bespoke Post includes a heavy-duty nylon hammock plus a water-, dirt- and odor-resistant travel blanket that’ll double as a picnic blanket for excursions to the park with baby.

Illustrated pint glasses

Uncommon Goods Parenting Championship Pint Glasses
Image: Uncommon Goods

Adjusting to parenthood is no simple feat—help the new dad in your life see the funny side with these hilarious pint glasses that celebrate the “sport” of parenting. The set of four glasses, illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Kendra Allenby, depicts the trials and tribulations of everyday family life.

Portable pizza oven

Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven
Image: Target

You’re probably going out to eat a bit less these days, but that doesn’t mean Dad should have to settle for mediocre pizza. This portable oven replicates a professional wood-fired brick oven and can cook pies to perfection in only 15 minutes.

First Father’s Day Gifts Under $30

While every Father’s Day is special, the first one is particularly important. Whether you want those gifts to come from you or baby, we’ve got budget-friendly options that’ll mark the milestone in a meaningful way. Here, find books, socks and tasty treats all under $30.

Book of quotes

Uncommon Goods Dad’s Playbook
Image: Uncommon Goods
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Uncommon Goods|$13

Sports fans will be delighted with this motivational Father’s Day gift for new dads. The playbook, designed for rookie parents, is jam-packed with advice, quotes and insights from dozens of leading sports coaches that’ll put some pep into any new pop’s step.


Happy Socks Ribbed Embroidery Beer Sock
Image: Happy Socks
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Happy Socks| $16

Socks are a classic gift for dads, but that doesn’t mean you should buy him any old pair. As it’s his very first Father’s Day gift, treat him to this fun, beer-themed gift from Happy Socks.

Coffee subscription

Blue Bottle Coffee Subscription
Image: Blue Bottle Coffee

One of the best first Father’s Day gifts, hands-down? Coffee, the perfect pick-me-up for new parents. Blue Bottle Coffee offers an affordable subscription service, so he can relax knowing the house is always fully stocked. You can choose the coffee, the delivery frequency and the number of shipments you want.

Fanny pack

The North Face Explore Hip Pack
Image: The North Face

Guys that prefer to travel light will be smitten with this trendy fanny pack (seriously, they’re having a moment) from The North Face. It has a key fob loop and plenty of pockets—meaning he’ll have sufficient room for his keys, phone and a spare diaper (of course!).

Beer bottle labels

Paprika Paperie First-Time Dad Beer Labels
Image: PaprikaPaperie | Etsy
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Etsy|starting at $12

For a unique first Father’s Day gift, present him with a few bottles of his favorite brew, wrapped in these special labels. From his first dirty diaper change to the first time baby spits up on him, there’ll be a beer waiting in the fridge to mark the milestone.

Hot sauce

TRUFF Mini Hotter Sauce Set
Image: Truff

Affordable Father’s Day gifts for new dads can still pack a punch. Case in point: This four-piece hot sauce set from TRUFF. Dads that douse every meal with hot sauce are sure to appreciate the handy travel-sized bottles—the perfect accompaniment for meals on the go.

Car cleaning station

Skip Hop Car Sanitizing Station
Image: Skip Hop

This car cleaning caddy is an ideal gift for folks that like to keep their vehicle neat and tidy (which is no simple feat with baby on board!). Thanks to adjustable straps, it attaches to the back of any headrest, and comes complete with pockets for hand sanitizer, wet wipes and a collapsible trash bag holder.

New dad mug

Her 2nd Chance Customizable Father's Day Coffee Mug
Image: Her2ndChance | Etsy

This mug is an ideal gift for a man that’s eager to announce his new-dad status—and is in desperate need of caffeine. It features a sweet message and a customized illustration of your growing family.

T-shirt and onesie set

Tstars Father-Son Matching Pint Shirts
Image: Amazon

When it comes to funny first Father’s Day gifts, what’s more apropos than Dad matching his outfit (and favorite beverage) with baby? The photo opportunities in these matching shirts will be absolutely priceless.

Custom photo frame

Peachwik Decor First Father's Day Frame
Image: Her2ndChance | Etsy
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If you’re looking for a memento of the newborn days, this frame would make a wonderful first Father’s Day gift. It’s fully customizable: Choose your preferred background and wording, then add the name of Dad and baby, plus the year for a truly special family keepsake.

Greeting card

Diamond Donatello “Dad, You Rock” Card
Image: The Good Snail
Buying Options
The Good Snail|$7.50

If the new dad in your life is a big fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, this is the funny first Father’s Day card for you. Purchase a blank card or add a custom message and have it shipped straight to Dad’s door.

Insulated mug

YETI Rambler 14 oz Mug
Image: Yeti
Buying Options
Yeti| $30Amazon|$30

A common new parent struggle: finishing that much-needed cup of coffee before it gets cold. This double-insulated (and dishwasher-safe!) oversized mug traps heat so Dad’s coffee will stay warmer for longer.

Custom keychain

Ilove2stamp Personalized Dad Keychain
Image: Ilove2Stamp | Etsy
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How sweet is this custom keychain? Add a family photo to one side and a sweet message from baby on the reverse. It’s fade-proof, meaning Dad can carry a memento of his first Father’s Day with him forever.

Dad survival guide

*We're Parents! The First-Time Dad's Guide to Baby's First Year* by Adrian Kulp
Image: Walmart

Help your partner feel ready for his new parenting role with The New Dad’s Guide to Baby’s First Year—a must-have book that offers fast, fun and helpful tips to ace fatherhood.

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