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

Check out these 50+ Father's Day gift ideas that are sure to make Dad feel loved.
ByCassie Kreitner
Senior Editor
Updated
Aug 2020
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Father’s Day is right around the corner, which means you need a wow-worthy present for the new dad in your life, and stat! Not a problem. We’ve scoured the internet to bring you the best first Father’s Day gifts, whether you’re looking for a present that’s personalized, high-tech or something that’s totally awesome and equally affordable (think: under $30!). Scroll to see The Bump top picks for Father’s Day gifts for new dads.

Cool Father’s Day Gifts for New Dads

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

Tablet stand

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

Buy it: Tablift Flexible Tablet Stand, $40, TheGrommet.com

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Specialty coffee maker

Truth: Parenting is tiring work. Give your partner a much-needed caffeine boost this Father’s Day with a top-of-the-line coffee maker. This one zips out stellar cups of espresso and coffee (hot and cold!) in six brew sizes—all at the touch of a button.

Buy it: Ninja CM407 Specialty Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe, $209, Amazon.com

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Slip-ons

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 and running out for an urgent diaper restock.

Buy it: UGG Ascot Slipper, from $75 Zappos.com

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Amazon smart speaker and clock

The only other woman Dad’s allowed to have in his life? Amazon’s Alexa. This compact smart speaker has a digital clock, can play music, make calls, send and receive messages, give you the headlines, set alarms and more. And the best part? He doesn’t have to lift a finger, making it the perfect first Father’s day gift for a tired new dad.

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Buy it: Amazon Echo Dot with Clock, $45, Amazon.com

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Beard grooming kit

Whether your partner’s been growing a quarantine beard or is simply too busy as a new dad for frequent shaves, this styling set will help keep his facial hair in check.

Buy it: Jack Black Beard Grooming Set, $35, Shop.Nordstorm.com

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Smart doorbell

A great Father’s Day gift for new dads? A sleeping baby. He’ll love this doorbell upgrade that allows you to see, hear and speak to anyone at your doorstep from a smartphone or Echo-enabled device—so no more loud doorbell sounds whenever a package is delivered or a visitor arrives.

Buy it: Ring Video Doorbell 3, $200, Amazon.com

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A diaper backpack

Looking for a cool first Father’s Day gift that works with his new dad style? He’ll look forward to using this simple-yet-stylish neoprene backpack when he’s with baby and on his own. The versatile design has plenty of pockets for all of baby’s necessities, but also has a separate interior laptop carrier and an exterior luggage sleeve for Dad’s own gear.

Buy it: Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack, $195, DagneDover.com

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Noise-cancelling headphones

There are plenty of first Father’s Day gift ideas, but none may be as welcome as some peace and quiet. These over-the-ear noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones are an Amazon best-seller, offering 30 hours of playtime and a high-quality microphone so Dad can take calls with ease.

Buy it: Cowin E7 Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones, $60, Amazon.com

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Comfy pants

These lightweight, soft cotton pants are perfect for lounging around with baby but are just as practical for running errands outside the home.

Buy it: Polo Ralph Lauren Relaxed Fit Lounge Jogger Pants, $38, Shop.Nordstrom.com

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Adidas sneakers

White sneaks are so on-trend, earning them a spot on our list of best first Father’s Day gifts for stylish dads. These leather Stan Smiths have a contemporary look and come in a range of color options.

Buy it: Adidas Originals Men’s Stan Smith Shoes, from $48, Amazon.com

Water-resistant speaker

The Bose speaker, complete with an easy-to-tow handle, is water-resistant, making it ideal for Dad’s shower sing-alongs.

Buy it: Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Bluetooth Speaker, $299, Amazon.com

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Sunglasses

If your man’s got style, trendy sunglasses should be on any list of cool first Father’s Day gifts. You can’t go wrong with Ray-Ban. These retro-cool frames feature a keyhole bridge and gradient lenses.

Buy it: Ray-Ban Chris 54mm Gradient Lens Sunglasses, $147, Shop.Nordstrom.com

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Bluetooth speaker

Retro vibes are back in style. For cool dads who appreciate unbeatable sound quality, this 70s-style mini-amp speaker is just the thing. Combining vintage design with modern-day features, the speaker is portable, rechargeable (with 25 hours of play time!) and boasts Bluetooth connectivity.

Buy it: Marshall Stockwell Speaker, $149, Amazon.com

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Nintendo gaming system

If Dad is just a big kid at heart, a gaming system is a first Father’s Day gift he’s sure to appreciate. The handheld Nintendo Switch lets him play whenever and wherever the mood strikes.

Buy it: Nintendo Switch Lite, $200, BestBuy.com

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Bluetooth turntable

This gadget is the perfect combo of classic-meets-modern. The three-speed turntable can play all of his favorite vinyls, while the built-in Bluetooth capability can wirelessly connect compatible devices to play tunes through the speaker system.

Buy it: Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable with Speakers, $50, Amazon.com

Personalized Father’s Day Gifts for New Dads

Looking to take your first Father’s Day gifts to the next level? Try giving them an extra-personal touch. From customized puzzles to engraved gifts, here’s the best of the best in personalized Father’s Day gifts for new dads.

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Photo puzzle

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

Buy it: Best Dad Collage Puzzle, starting at $50, Shutterfly.com

Engraved whiskey decanter

Raise a glass to Dad this Father’s Day with a personalized whiskey decanter. The set comes with two tumblers and a decanter that you can engrave with Dad’s name and title (think: Best Dad) and a date.

Buy it: Magic Woodshop Personalized Whiskey Decanter, starting at $53, Etsy.com

Photo: Courtesy Artifact Uprising

Photo calendar

For the dad that has an office, gift him a wall calendar that can be customized with special dates and occasions that he can look at all year long. The best part? The photos have perforated edges so you can hold on to them to hang or frame elsewhere after each month ends.

Buy it: Artifact Uprising Modern Wall Calendar, $39, ArtifactUprising.com

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AirPods case cover

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

Buy it: AprilandKiwi Personalized AirPods Leather Case Cover, starting at $20, Etsy.com

Night sky print

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 such a perfect first Father’s Day gift idea. Provide the date and location of their birth, pick out the color, font and text you want, and this Etsy seller will design a fully personalized print.

Buy it: Our Love Was Born Father’s Day Gift, starting at $37, Etsy.com

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Personalized book

Make story time even sweeter this Father’s Day 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.

Buy it: My Dad, My Hero Personalized Book by Ethan Long, $35, Putmeinthestory.com

Cutting board

Is Dad 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 Father’s Day note.

Buy it: CDShardwoods Grill Master Cutting Board, starting at $40, Etsy.com

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Engraved watch

Watches are classic first Father’s Day gifts—and if you can have one engraved with a personalized message, all the better. This sleek stainless steel Townsman watch, which you can have engraved at no additional charge, will take him from desk to dinner and beyond.

Buy it: Fossil Townsman Chronograph Silver-Tone Stainless Steel Watch, $159, Fossil.com

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 this Father’s Day, go for truly unique first Father’s Day gift ideas that he’ll really appreciate. From outdoor pizza ovens to cooling sheets, these unexpected finds are the perfect surprise for brand-new dads.

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Smartphone sanitizer

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 off 99.99 percent of germs while also charging it. Plus, it works as an amplifier so Dad can listen to music (or the baby monitor) while his phone’s getting a deep-clean.

Buy it: PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer, $80, UncommonGoods.com

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Portable pizza oven

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.

Buy it: Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven, $351, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Cosy House Collection

Temperature-regulating sheets

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 unique, hypoallergenic, bamboo microfiber bed sheets are designed to regulate heat more effectively than cotton sheets, so Dad can stay cool and comfy all night long.

Buy it: Cosy House Collection Luxury Bamboo Bed Sheet Set, $42 for queen size, Amazon.com

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The Dad Hoodie

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.

Buy it: The Dad Hoodie, $85, Thedadhoodie.com

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Camping hammock

If you’re in need of first Father’s Day gift ideas for an outdoorsy dad, a double hammock is sure to please without breaking the bank. This one from Amazon is lightweight, to keep Dad’s pack light, but can hold up to 400 pounds.

Buy it: AmazonBasics Lightweight Double Camping Hammock, $34, Amazon.com

Stadium poster

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

Buy it: Uncommon Goods Baseball Stadium Blueprints, $185, Uncommongoods.com

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Memory foam eye pillow

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.

Buy it: MZOO Store Sleep Eye Mask, $18, Amazon.com

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Portable charger

A dead phone battery = every parent’s nightmare. Keep Dad connected at all times with this external battery with fast-charging technology, so compact that he can slip it into his pocket. With a near five-star rating from thousands of Amazon shoppers, this is an affordable first Father’s Day gift that doesn’t skimp on performance.

Buy it: Anker PowerCore 5000 Portable Charger, $18, Amazon.com

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Child carrier backpack

Your sense of adventure doesn’t have to end when you become parents. Active dads will love to use this lightweight-yet-sturdy carrier for a family hike. It even has an integrated pack so you can keep baby’s gear separate. Dad will be dreaming of the day you can all hit the trails together.

Buy it: Deuter Kid Comfort Active Carrier, $240, Backcountry.com

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Fishing flask

The dad who enjoys a nip or two while fishing obviously needs a large fish-shaped flask. There’s no need to drink like a fish, but it sure is fun to drink out of one.

Buy it: Foster & Rye Trout Flask, $23, Amazon.com

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Muscle massager

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.

Buy it: Theragun Mini, $199, Therabody.com

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Activated charcoal towel

For the dad who’s into looking good but short on time, this activated charcoal body scrub towel is a great first Father’s Day gift idea. With just a few scrubs, it refreshes, exfoliates and revitalizes the entire body and neutralizes any skin impurities—so he can step out of the shower looking fine, without having to use extra products.

Buy it: Morihata Binchotan Activated Charcoal Body Scrub Towel, $21, Amazon.com

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DIY hot sauce kit

Looking to spice things up with your first Father’s Day gifts? A make-your-own hot sauce kit is the perfect gift idea for new dads. Baby can 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.

Buy it: DIYgiftKITSco Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit, $48, Etsy.com

First Father’s Day Gifts Under $30

While every Father’s Day is special, the first one is particularly important. Whether you want those first Father’s Day gifts to come from you or baby, we’ve got budget-friendly options that’ll mark the milestone in a meaningful way.

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Framed photos

What better way to honor a new dad than with a first Father’s Day gift celebrating his love for baby? This framed set of photos can be personalized with a date and your child’s name, and you can choose the frame color, mating and type of glass to boot.

Buy it: Minted Elegant Simplicity Custom Photo Art, starting at $24, Minted.com

Photo: Courtesy Artifact Uprising

Baby board book

Whether he’s been a dad for a month or 11 months, you no doubt have tons of photos of Dad with baby. 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 that’ll keep on giving.

Buy it: Artifact Uprising Baby Board Book, starting at $30, ArtifactUprising.com

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New dad mug

An ideal gift for the father who’s eager to announce his new dad status—and is in desperate need of caffeine. Bonus: This mug also features a customized illustration of your growing family.

Buy it: Her2ndChance First Father’s Day Customizable Coffee Mug, starting at $20, Etsy.com

Dad survival guide

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.

Buy it: We’re Parents! The New Dad’s Guide to Baby’s First Year: Everything You Need to Know to Survive and Thrive by Adrian Kulp, $11, Amazon.com

Beer bottle labels

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.

Buy it: Paprika Paperie First Time Dad Beer Bottle Labels, starting at $12, Etsy.com

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On-demand razor blades

There’s a reason why the scruffy new dad look is a stereotype—with a newborn in the house, who has time to run out and get fresh razor blades? This Father’s Day, present your guy with the ultimate solution: A subscription to Gillette On Demand, where he can pick his favorite blades and decide how often he wants to have them dropped at his door.

Buy it: Gillette On Demand subscription, starting at $8, OnDemand.Gillette.com

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T-shirt and onesie set

When it comes to funny first Father’s Day gifts, what’s more apropos than dad matching his outfit (and go-to- beverage) with baby?

Buy it: Tstars Pint & Half Pint Baby Bodysuit and Men’s Shirt Matching Set Father & Child Outfit, $30, Amazon.com

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Coffee subscription

Among the best first Father’s Day gifts, hands-down? Coffee–the lifeblood of every parent. Blue Bottle Coffee offers an affordable subscription service, so he can relax knowing the house is always fully stocked. Choose the coffee, delivery frequency and the number of shipments you want.

Buy it: Blue Bottle Coffee Gift Subscription, starting at $24, BlueBottleCoffee.com

Book of Dad jokes

For the guy who can’t resist a good dad joke, it only makes sense to receive the Amazon best-selling definitive guide as his first Father’s Day gift. Good luck keeping a straight face.

Buy it: 101 So bad, They’re Good Dad Jokes, by Elias Hill, $6, Amazon.com

Footprint art

If you’re looking for a memento of the newborn days, baby footprint art makes for wonderful first Father’s Day gifts. Help Dad remember just how tiny baby was with a unique twist on the family portrait. You can customize it using photos of your handprints and baby’s footprint, or embrace the symbolism of the stock images.

Buy it: Pine and Poem Baby Footprint & Handprint Art, starting at $20, Etsy.com

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Insulated mug

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 warm for longer.

Buy it: Yeti 14 oz. Rambler Mug, $25, Backcountry.com

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Wine subscription

Enjoying a glass of good vino after putting baby down to sleep sounds like a pretty ideal Father’s Day gift for new dads, right? With Winc ‘s wine subscription service, you can make sure Dad’s getting bottles he’s sure to love. Have him answer six short questions about his taste preferences, and they’ll deliver four bottles a month to your door.

Buy it: Winc monthly subscription, starting at $60, Winc.com

Greeting card

If your kid is the apple that didn’t fall far from the tree, this is the funny first Father’s Day card for you. Available in both daughter and son editions.

Buy it: Lukanna Designs Like Father Like Daughter Father’s Day Card, $5, Etsy.com

DIY First Father’s Day Gifts

Sure, there are loads of shoppable first Father’s Day gifts that Dad will love, but perhaps the most meaningful gifts are those you (and baby) make with your very own hands. DIY Father’s Day gifts are the perfect presents for new dads—all that’s required is time, imagination and a little bit of love.

Breakfast in bed

Even if it’s just cereal in a bowl and freshly poured OJ, breakfast in bed never gets old (but you get bonus points for bacon).

Decorated gardening gloves

A DIY first Father’s Day gift that’s also practical? Gardening gloves, embellished with the handprints of Daddy’s favorite little gardener-in-training. All you need is a pair of gardening gloves and a different color of paint for each child.

Handprint platter

Another DIY Father’s Day gift for new dads that involves paint: a handprint platter. It could be Dad’s grill plate or just a general cooking platter. Whatever he uses it for, it’s sure to be the only plate he cooks with. Plus, more from The Bump:

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