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23 Father’s Day Gifts From Son or Daughter

We’ve come up with cute, creative and funny Father’s Day gift ideas so baby doesn’t (a.k.a. you don’t) have to.
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By Emma O'Regan-Reidy, E-Commerce Editor
Updated May 9, 2024
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Dad plays a special role, so it’s only fitting to give him a special gift—whether it’s for baby’s arrival, Father’s Day, the holidays, his birthday or just a well-deserved thank you. However, rather than buying a run-of-the-mill present, you can celebrate the bond between Dad and his kiddo with a gift from your child.

You might have some idea of what’s on his wishlist, but you may need help thinking of a sentimental gift that comes from your little one. And because they might not be able to pick something out themselves yet, we’ve done the shopping for them (and you). Say hello to some of the cutest and most creative gifts from baby to Dad out there. Pair any of these with a meaningful card to create the perfect present! Below, shop our favorite gift ideas for Dad from infants, toddlers and big kids.

How We Chose the Best Father’s Day Gifts from Kids

We know gifting isn’t always a breeze. To help you choose the best Father’s Day gifts from kids we spent time researching top-rated products on online retailers, so you don’t have to. Here are the steps that we took to create this gift guide:

  • We researched what was being said about Father’s Day gifts from kids in The Bump community forums to learn what parents were thinking of gifting their loved ones—and what they’ve received themselves.
  • We conducted exhaustive market research, scouring external forums and message boards and reading user reviews to find out what parents across the country looked for when choosing Father’s Day gifts from daughter and son.

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Best Father’s Day Gifts From Baby

On the hunt for heartwarming Father’s Day gifts from baby to Dad? Look no further than these standout ideas. We’ve covered all the gifting bases, from sweet board books and funny onesies to custom wall art. Below, browse our top picks.

Babywearing hoodie

Seraphine Men’s Hoodie with Baby Pouch
Image: Seraphine
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Seraphine|$125

First up on our list is a sweet gift idea that Dad and baby are sure to love. This zip-up hoodie has been designed with babywearing in mind and features an adaptable pouch that fits snugly over an infant carrier or wrap. Dad and his little one will appreciate the soft, fleecy interior and the on-the-go cuddles.

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Personalized book

Wonderbly “Thank You, Daddy” Personalized Book
Image: Wonderbly
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Wonderbly|$39.99

Chances are your kiddo can’t quite rattle off full sentences yet, so look for a present from baby to Dad that speaks for them. How? Have Daddy read this board book to your little one at bedtime. Each sweet page is filled with adorable rhymes and personalized illustrations that say “thank you” to the main man in their life (a.k.a. Dad).

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Dad-to-be gift box

Bump Boxes The Dad Box
Image: Bump Boxes
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Bump Boxes|$49.99

Searching for a Father’s Day gift from son or daughter who’s on the way or has recently arrived? Opt for this fun box of presents that will help your loved one prepare for his new role as a parent. Inside, Dad will find a onesie, a ceramic mug, a lightweight moisturizer, a baseball hat and a silicone teether. This starter kit is bound to spark joy!

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Embroidered hat

Stunning Hats Custom Embroidered Hat
Image: StunningHats | Etsy
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Etsy|$24.99

Some of the best Father’s Day gifts from baby are those that celebrate his new status as a parent—just like this embroidered baseball cap. You can customize it with whatever text you’d like, but we suggest adding “Dad” to the first line and baby’s birth year to the second. Choose from an array of colors for the hat and embroidery thread for a personalized present that’s sure to get a lot of use.

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Vibrant organic onesie

Finn & Emma Rad Like Dad Graphic Bodysuit
Image: Finn & Emma
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Finn & Emma|$22

Whether you’re on the hunt for a Father’s Day gift from daughter or son, this graphic bodysuit is sure to check all of the boxes on your list. Technically, it’s a present for baby, but Dad will definitely smile when reading the vibrant design which says: “Rad Like My Dad”. Even better, the onesie is made from 100 percent organic cotton that’s buttery-soft, meaning it’s great for crawling, snoozing and cuddles, of course.

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Customized mug

LetItBeYoursCo. Custom Mug For Dad
Image: LetItBeYoursCo. | Etsy
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Etsy|From $28

The best Father’s Day gifts from daughter or son are the ones Dad can use daily—and this cool mug may just become his go-to coffee cup. Simply upload a photo of your little one along with their name for a customized mug he’s sure to love. Better yet, if you have more than one child, you can add even more smiling faces upon request.

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Sound wave art

Rindle Waves ​​Custom Sound Wave Art
Image: Rindle Waves | Etsy
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Etsy|From $30

Looking for extra-creative (and super-meaningful) gifts from baby to Dad? We’ve got you covered. Record your child saying “Daddy” or another special first word and get the audio file turned into chic sound wave art. Talk about awesome office decor!

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Sweet board book

While this book can’t guarantee baby’s first word will be “Dad,” it can nudge them in the right direction. Written by Saturday Night Live alum and host of The Tonight Show, it’s sure to result in some giggles during storytime at least. Plus, the sturdy board book design is perfect for little hands to hold on to, so you don’t have to worry about it being torn (or chewed on).

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Best Father’s Day Gifts From Toddlers and Kids

Now that your little one’s a bit older, they can help pick out (or even create!) a thoughtful present. Whether you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift from son or daughter, you’re sure to find something that checks all of the boxes on your list. Below, discover some of our favorite gift ideas to shop now.

Planter set

Uncommon Goods Stand Tall Planters
Image: Uncommon Goods

Plant parents are sure to appreciate these adorable planters. Dad can add a plant to each pot and watch them grow and blossom alongside his family; it may even be a fun project for your toddler or pre-schooler to work on together with Dad! Present them as a Father’s Day gift from daughter or son with a note signed off from their little bud.

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Heroic storybook

Wonderbly “My Daddy The Superhero” Personalized Book
Image: Wonderbly
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Wonderbly| $39.99

Next up is another book that Dad and his kids can enjoy together. The hardcover book tells the story of a superhero Dad who uses his parenting powers to save the day. To personalize it, include Dad’s name, select a character that looks like him and add up to four other characters to represent your kiddos. You’ll also be able to pick from several eye-catching covers and write a heartfelt dedication to Dad on the first page. Created with three-year-olds up to eight-year-olds in mind, it’s a great option for families with siblings. You really can’t go wrong with a customized present from Wonderbly!

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Matching PJs

Little Sleepies To the Moon & Back Men's Pajama Pants
Image: Little Sleepies
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Little Sleepies|$34

What’s better than adorable baby pajamas? Daddy-and-me PJs, of course! We’re fans of the coordinating family styles from Little Sleepies, including this starry night sky print. For Dad, there are pajama pants or shorts and for little ones, there are zippy one-pieces and two-piece sets for toddlers and kids. There are also several options for Mom so that everyone can join in! No matter what design you go with, you can count on the fabric to be super-soft, breathable and snuggly, thanks to the brand’s signature Lunaluxe bamboo material.

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DIY wooden frame

Mondo Llama Make-Your-Own Frame Mother/Father Day Craft Kit
Image: Target
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Target|$5

DIY presents are classic Father’s Day gifts from daughter or son—and with good reason. With this convenient craft kit from Target, you’ll receive six paint pots, two paintbrushes, silver and gold glitter glue and a wooden frame. This way, your kiddo will have everything they need to create a sweet, colorful present for Dad. Don’t forget to add your favorite family photo!

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Custom drawing blanket

TheRootedPair Personalized Blanket
Image: TheRootedPair | Etsy
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Etsy|From $59

Toddlers love nothing more than presenting their parents with their latest doodles. So why not memorialize your child’s drawings with this cozy throw, available from Uncommon Goods? Ordering a custom design is as easy as submitting your child’s Father’s Day artwork, and then choosing a size and a color option. The finished blanket will add a special touch to your home, not to mention give Dad that warm-and-fuzzy feeling whenever it’s wrapped around him

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E-reader

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Image: Amazon
Buying Options
Amazon|$149

If Dad loves storytime, you can’t go wrong with a Kindle as a Father’s Day gift from son or daughter. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite has been purposefully designed to mimic the experience of reading a paperback and features thin borders, a glare-free screen and adjustable warm lighting. If that’s not all, it can also hold thousands of titles at a time. With this sleek, lightweight e-reader, Dad can read his little ones stories on the go and catch up on his own to-be-read list. It’s a win-win!

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DIY mug kit

Mondo Llama Create-Your-Own Ceramic Mug Mothers/Fathers Day Craft Kit
Image: Target
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Target|$5

If you’re looking for creative and budget-friendly Father’s Day gifts from kids, this kit from Target is the answer. It includes a white ceramic mug and three markers your little one can use to create a custom cup for Dad. When they’ve finished their masterpiece, simply bake it in the oven to seal the colors so that they’ll last for many cups of coffee to come.

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Colorful photo album

Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book
Image: Artifact Uprising
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Artifact Uprising|$22

This eye-catching, softcover photo album is a thoughtful present that Dad will surely cherish. Your preschooler or kid may even be able to help you design the book via Artifact Uprising’s intuitive, simple templates. Just choose your favorite family photos—along with a color for the cover and the text—and you’ll receive a beautiful, modern album that’s as unique as your crew.

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Dad jokes

Uncommon Goods Word Teasers Dad Jokes
Image: Uncommon Goods
Buying Options
Uncommon Goods|$15

If Dad always has the same joke or two up his sleeve, this present will be a hit. The set of 300 cards is full of new material he can use—plus, they can even double as a game the whole family can play. This Father’s Day gift from daughter or son will definitely result in some giggles.

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Personalized socks

ShineSand Custom Face Socks
Image: Amazon
Buying Options
Amazon|$13.99

Does Dad’s sock drawer need a pop of color? Then this funky personalized pair is just the present for him. Choose from several color options and customize them by uploading a photo of your kiddo’s smiling face. Not only are they a funny gift option but they’re also practical; reviewers love how soft and high-quality they are!

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Comic book-inspired socks

Happy Socks Super Dad Sock
Image: Happy Socks
Buying Options
Happy Socks|$16

Here’s another vibrant sock option for Dad, but these ones celebrate his superhero status. Inspired by iconic comic book pages, each pair features a colorful, punchy design that’s sure to brighten his day. Moreover, they’re made with a reinforced heel and toe for added durability.

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Instant camera bundle

With this instant camera, Dad will be able to capture all the sweet, precious and goofy moments he shares with his kiddo. Standout features include the selfie mirror, self-timer and double exposure. This bundle also comes with a pack of color film so he can start snapping photos as soon as he opens this present. Plus, thanks to its compact size, Dad will be able to bring it on plenty of adventures with his little ones.

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Classic board game

Hasbro Candyland Board Game
Image: Target

Some of the most memorable Father’s Day gifts from son and daughter are those that allow Dad to spend even more quality time with his kids. Take this classic game, for instance, which he probably played as a child himself! As you move around the board, you’ll discover plenty of colorful surprises that are sure to delight. Suitable for ages 3 years and older, it can be enjoyed by older tots and bigger kids alike—so it’s a great choice for a family game night.

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Personalized paint-by-number kit

Patrick & Peter Custom Paint-by-Number Kit
Image: Uncommon Goods

Crafty parents will adore this cool paint-by-numbers kit. The Patrick & Peter team will transform your favorite family photo into a multimedia masterpiece. All you have to do is upload your favorite snap and Dad can easily paint a beautiful portrait of your family.

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Gourmet hot sauce

TRUFF Variety Pack
Image: TRUFF

Does Dad love spicy foods? Then this gift idea is sure to be a hit in your household. The variety pack comes with three of TRUFF’s best-selling hot sauces. Each gourmet blend is infused with truffle oil, resulting in a decadent, delicious flavor that you can add to just about anything.

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About the writer:

Emma O’Regan-Reidy is an editor at The Bump. She specializes in writing e-commerce content about the latest and greatest in pregnancy, postpartum and parenting. O’Regan-Reidy has researched an array of topics, from prenatal vitamins and postpartum pads to the best non-wifi baby monitors, toddler learning towers and everything in between. With over a four-year career in digital media, O’Regan-Reidy has written dozens of gift guides and aims to create engaging, helpful articles that inform new and seasoned parents.

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