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9 Father’s Day Gifts For First-Time Dads

Stumped on what to get the new dad this year? Check out these fun gifts that will make any guy feel appreciated for all that diaper changing this Father’s Day.
LifeProof Smartphone Case

Water-, dirt-, snow-, and shock proof, this phone case is probably baby proof too. (There are quite a few messes ahead for dad.) LifeProof cases come in an assortment of colors and are famously thin, so dad won’t have to sacrifice style. $80, LifeProof. com



Man Bag

He’s probably dreading the thought of dragging around a frilly, flowery diaper bag. Diaper Dude has a ton of manly messenger bags, including a whole line featuring sports team logos. The true sports fan will wear his proudly. $78,


Baby Carrier

Is your guy constantly competing with his friends to have the newest and most high-tech stuff? Help him rule the dad circle with Baby Bjorn’s newest carrier, the Baby Carrier One. Expect to hear a lot of, “how many carrying positions does yours have?” (Carrier One has four.) $124, Target. com


Smart Baby Monitor

Tech-savvy dads will be obsessed with this baby monitor by Withings. It connects to your iPhone, allowing you to zoom and pan to see baby from another room. Featuring night vision and push-to-talk capabilities, it’s definitely a splurge worthy of an awesome dad. Oh, and it doubles as a nightlight and music box for baby too. $420,


Pampering Kit

A trip to the spa and some R&R are pretty routine for moms. Ever think that Dad deserves some pampering too? Manly pampering, of course. The Working Man’s Hygiene Kit has everything from body scrub to foot relief cream, helping him look and feel his best for his big day. $50,


Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

New dads have a lot of expectations and a lot of responsibilities. Michael Lewis, author of The Blind Side, offers a funny and honest firsthand account of fatherhood that your guy can identify with, even when you can’t. $10,


Personalized Wristwatch

If you’re looking for a gift that’s both special and commemorative, an engraved watch might be just the thing. Personalize it with baby’s name and birthdate for a timeless memory. (Had to.) $99,


Stroller Phone Pod

As far as we know, texting while strolling is still perfectly legal. This Brica Phone Pod clips onto your stroller handle, making it easy for busy dads to text or email while on the go with baby. $11,


Handy Dad

Show him how involved he’s going to be in baby’s life. Written by HGTV’s Todd Davis, Handy Dad is full of awesome crafts for dad and kids, from dollhouses to tree houses. Bonus: most of the craft materials come from around the house. $16,

Plus, More from The Bump:

10 Worst Father's Day Gifts Ever

5 Things All Dads Wish Moms Knew

Secret Thoughts of Newbie Dads


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