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25 Creative Baby Shower Gift Ideas For Men

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Dads should be celebrated, too! Here are 25 baby shower gift ideas for men.

It’s definitely more acceptable (and expected) now for dads to be more involved in taking care of new babies than in previous generations. We think this is awesome! Dad’s involvement doesn’t start right when his baby is born, however. Dads love getting ready for a new baby, and a baby shower celebrating Dad is a great way to offer him some encouragement and advice.

If you know someone who’s becoming a new father, help him celebrate this exciting milestone with these baby shower gifts for men.


25 Creative Baby Shower Gift Ideas for Men

Here are 25 baby shower gifts for men to help him with caring for his baby, or to make life a little easier for a new dad.

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Filberry Messenger Diaper Bag

  • Dad On The Go

  • $$$$$
  • Practical

This unisex messenger bag is a cool way to tote along diapers, wipes, rash cream, and all the other accouterments babies need! It has a top zipper so he can open the bag and grab what he needs fast and 11 pockets for storing all the different baby products. He’ll be ready for any stinky emergency.

Community Feedback

"In my experience, this diaper bag certainly has its pros and cons. On one hand, it's spacious with many compartments, making it perfect for any organized parent, plus the top zipper provides quick access to the bag's contents. On the other hand, it started to lose its durability after 6 months of weekend use, with seams beginning to fray. While it's a bit bulky, it works well for both moms and dads who need a lot of space for all their baby essentials."

Best Dad Ever Travel Coffee Mug

  • Stay Caffeinated

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

He’s going to need a lot of coffee to deal with late-night feedings and early morning diaper changes! Travel coffee mugs make great baby shower gifts for men – get him one that will remind him he’s doing a great job. He probably needs the encouragement.

Community Feedback

"This travel mug was a hit as a Father's Day gift, with both my dad and my husband appreciating its practicality. It's durable and well-made, but there's an issue with the lid's design: the rubber ring tends to detach and the lack of an air vent leads to occasional coffee splashes. Despite these minor setbacks, its non-spill feature when tipped over quickly is a bonus. Although there's room for improvement, this travel mug has become a cherished item for the dads in my life."

You're Killin' Me Smalls Matching Shirts

  • Like Father Like Son

  • $$$$$
  • Funny

These matching and unique father-son shirts are 1.) adorable and 2.) hilarious. Dad’s shirt reads, “You’re killin’ me, Smalls,” while Baby’s shirt reads simply, “Smalls.” They’re sure to get plenty of laughs when they’re out together.

Community Feedback

"When I first received this matching shirt and onesie set as a Father's Day gift, my husband and I were over the moon. The design is adorable, and seeing our baby and my husband in matching outfits was a sight that brought us so much joy. However, after washing, we noticed the adult shirt shrank slightly, resulting in a snug fit due to its 100% cotton material. The onesie also had an issue with the sleeves being tight and lacking stretch, making it a bit challenging when dressing our little one."

Brookstone PhotoShare Frame

  • Share The Love

  • $$$$$
  • Sentimental

Photo frames make great baby shower gifts for men! He will, after all, have a ton of pictures and need somewhere to display them. This digital photo frame can take pictures straight from a smartphone, email, or social media, and the internal memory can hold over 5,000 photos.

He can also send the pictures to family members who have the same frame, so they can display pictures of the new baby too.


A Cool Baby Carrier

  • Mission Accomplished

  • $$$$$
  • Practical

Sure, there are neutral, subdued baby carriers that moms and dads can share. And then there’s this Mission Critical baby carrier that makes them feel like they’re suiting up for battle. (And let’s face it – aren’t they?)

The army green harness carrier is cool. All the buckles and straps are cool. The carrier is designed for babies to be carried facing inward when they’re very little or facing outward when they get older.

Community Feedback

"When I first started using this baby carrier, I was pleasantly surprised by how durable and secure it felt. It took a bit of time to get the adjustments right, but once they were set, getting it on and off was a breeze. I appreciated the built-in sunshade, a feature I didn't initially realize was present. Swapping the carrier between different sized individuals posed a bit of a challenge, but overall, it was quite manageable. Despite minor issues, this carrier was comfortable, stylish, and highly functional, making it a hit not just with me, but with other parents I encountered as well."

Baby Book Subscription Box

  • It’s Storytime, Dad!

  • $$$$$
  • Family Time

Nothing is more rewarding at the end of a long day than Daddy Storytime! Studies show babies benefit from being read to pretty much from birth on up. Get him a book subscription box with 3-4 board books chosen just for babies. It’s a great way for him to spend quality time with his baby.


Customized Chocolate Cigars

  • A Sweet Treat

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

It’s an old cliche that dads pass out cigars when their baby is born…but everyone will enjoy these chocolate cigars! The labels can be personalized, so you can have the baby’s name or a custom wish added to the cigar. Then, let him pass them out and everyone can chomp away.

These would also make great prizes or favors at the shower itself or for guests who win the games. (Yes. Of course you have to play games.)

Community Feedback

"I found the personalized cigar labels to be exquisitely crafted, adding a unique touch to the chocolates. Despite some minor issues with a couple of wrappers being slightly damaged due to the packaging, the chocolates themselves were scrumptious and impressively resistant to the Texas heat. Whether used for special occasions like a Havana Nights themed birthday party or simply as a fun addition to a candy table, these flat-backed chocolate 'cigars' offered both a visual treat and a delightful taste experience."

All-Star Cigar Sampler

  • The Real Thing

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

Of course, if he’d rather have a real cigar, get him a few of those, too! This cigar sampler pack is great for guys who like a nice celebratory smoke. It comes with 5 cigars from great brands – he can smoke them himself or share with friends who are there with him on this journey through fatherhood.


Mute Button Pacifier Set

  • Humorous Binkies

  • $$$$$
  • Practical, Funny

He’ll get a kick out of this pacifier set. It includes two binkies, one that reads, “Mute button,” and one that says, “Pull to sound alarm.” They’re BPA-free, and contoured to fit baby mouths…and he’ll discover soon enough how true those sayings are.


A Sparkling Wine

  • Toast Le Bébé

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

From Baby’s trip home from the hospital to their first word or first steps, there are a lot of milestones to celebrate in the first year or so! Bottles of wine make great baby shower gifts for men. They can pop one open that night or save it for a special occasion with their partner and toast their parenting accomplishments together.

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Papa Bear Shirt

  • Don’t Mess With Papa

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion

He can proudly announce his father status with this shirt! It has a bear silhouette with the word “Papa” in the middle…and it’s a fair warning to anyone who might come between this dad and his cub.

Community Feedback

"I'm truly pleased with this shirt, finding it to be of high quality and boasting a soft, light material that's ideal for comfort. As someone who prefers not too heavy clothing, the thin yet durable fabric is a plus. The print on the shirt is not cheap-looking at all, which made me feel that it's worth more than what I paid for. I've also gifted this to my dad and husband and they both loved it, it fits well and the cotton material gives it a cozy touch."

Sony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera

  • Family Photographer

  • $$$$$
  • Sentimental

Cell phones work great for candid shots of babies, but if you’re looking for baby shower gift ideas for men who know a little about photography, a quality camera is going to be an awesome present. It has a superfast autofocus and object tracking, which is key for snapping pix of wiggly babies and quick kids. This camera will up his game from cell phone candids to professional-level photography.

Community Feedback

"This Sony A6100 camera, gifted to me by a relative, has certainly been a mixed bag. While the well-regarded auto-focus and excellent image quality are undeniable, the electronic viewfinder leaves a lot to be desired. Admittedly, the camera's compact size and user-friendly features make it a strong contender in the APS-C format category, but Sony's apparent lack of commitment to this format raises questions about future support and improvements. Additionally, the camera's software and mobile app, particularly the frustratingly complex Imaging Edge Mobile app, could use a major overhaul. The A6100 is a decent entry-level camera for amateur photographers, but for those seeking more sophisticated features and functionality, it might be worth considering other options."

Snacks For The Delivery Room

  • Stay Fortified

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

Some babies pop right out into the world, while others mosey along and take their sweet time being born. Help him be ready for the second scenario with some delivery room snacks he can have while he waits. Just also give him a warning – if you’re in that delivery room with a laboring woman, do not eat them in front of her.


Daddy's Diaper Duty Apron

  • You Got This, Dad

  • $$$$$
  • Funny

This diaper duty apron is a gag gift that comes complete with a face mask, rubber gloves, clothespins, and a soil-resistant apron. The apron also has some decoy nipples on the front, in case the baby needs a distraction. It’s all funny and silly…but a diaper-changing apron actually makes a lot of sense.

Community Feedback

"I've had the experience of gifting this humorous item to my cousin who is a new father of twins. The size of this product, however, is surprisingly small for adult use, making it seem more suitable for a child. Despite this, the comedic value of the item was well received, sparking much amusement at the baby shower. One minor issue was that a part of the bottle attachment was broken, but we chose to overlook it given that it was more for laughs than functionality. This product, paired with a bedtime storybook for the new dad to read to his kids, made for a unique and memorable gift."

The Baby Owner's Manual

  • A Puzzling Contraption

  • $$$$$
  • Practical, Funny

Every good product comes with an owner’s manual. Now that he’s figured out how to fix his car, program his microwave, and hook up his computer, he needs a manual for the most puzzling contraption out there. A baby.

This book combines humor with real, practical advice on swaddling a baby, helping him sleep through the night, and when to bring in a service expert like a doctor.

Community Feedback

"I found this book to be an absolute gem, tackling the overwhelming sea of parenting advice with common sense, humor, and detailed diagrams. It covered everything from cleaning dirty diapers, regardless of baby's gender or diaper type, to managing post-vaccination situations. This book provided me with practical, easy-to-understand information that was not only helpful but also made it a hit among health professionals."

Diaper Cake

  • Yes, You’ll Need All Of Those

  • $$$$$
  • Practical

You almost can’t buy too many diapers for a new baby. They go through a lot. Diaper cakes are a fun way to package all those diapers, and this one comes unadorned, so you can decorate it however you want. Diaper cakes make great baby shower gifts for dad – you’re saving him several emergency trips to the store in the middle of the night!

Community Feedback

"I'm genuinely pleased with this diaper cake I recently purchased. The pre-assembled structure was a breeze to personalize, taking me just about 10 minutes to add ribbons and other baby accessories. The diapers included in the cake are incredibly soft and unlike some decorative items, they're completely usable. While I did find the ledges on each layer a tad small for some baby products I wanted to attach, it didn't detract from the overall appeal. It turned out to be a beautiful, customizable gift, receiving many compliments, and I believe it's a great idea for any DIY enthusiasts out there."

Daddy's First Milestones Beer Bottle Labels

  • Celebrate Good Times

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

Create another great way for him to celebrate milestones with these beer labels. Get him a six-pack of his favorite beer, and slap these labels on for things like “Dad’s First Guys Night Out” and “Dad’s First Time He Gets Peed On.” Actually, he might as well drink that one at the hospital. It doesn’t take long.

Community Feedback

"Got these labels for my son-in-law's beer and he absolutely loved it, giving the gift a personal touch. The quality of these labels is excellent, they stick to the bottles effectively and are easy to apply or remove if needed. The set also includes labels for the holder which adds to its uniqueness. One minor thing to consider is bottle size, as some beer labels may be larger than these stickers, but this can be easily resolved by soaking the bottles in warm water to remove the original labels."

The Ultimate Dad Joke Book

  • Challenge Accepted

  • $$$$$
  • Funny

He’s going to have a lot of responsibilities as a new dad. But there is one responsibility that lies far above the rest – his new job as chief Dad Joke Teller. This Ultimate Dad Joke Book will get him started with a repertoire of clean, cheesy jokes he can start learning now for years of eye-rolling fun down the road.

Community Feedback

"For anyone who has a soft spot for dad jokes, this book is a real delight. I purchased it as a gift and it was a big hit, sparking laughter and shared moments among friends and family. While some jokes may not tickle everyone's funny bone, a good number of them had me in stitches. It's a wonderful, lighthearted gift, sure to bring a smile to anyone who appreciates a good dad joke."

Dad Apron

  • Classy Cooking

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink, Family Time

Aprons make wonderful baby shower gifts for men! Whether he’s the family master chef, or he wants to make a few things with his baby when they get older, this apron comes in muted, neutral patterns that anyone will love. It can also be customized.

The best part? There are matching kids’ aprons. Get one for him and one for his mini-me!


“Bring My Dad A Beer” Baby Socks

  • Helping Out Dad

  • $$$$$
  • Funny

These baby socks are both cute…and cheap! They say, “If you can read this, bring my dad a beer” with a cartoon drawing of a beer mug. They’d be hilarious to pop on Baby’s feet before heading to a barbeque with friends. These baby shower gifts for dad are sure to get a good laugh.

Community Feedback

"I found this gift to be a mixed bag of sorts. On one hand, it looked handmade and indeed carried an undeniable charm, just as shown in the picture. However, I was disappointed when the vinyl started peeling off right after I opened the packaging, which unfortunately, detracted from its overall appeal. Consequently, while it could potentially make a perfect baby gift for an expecting mom, the quality issue with the vinyl could use some improvement."
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Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover

  • The Most Useful

  • $$$$$
  • Practical

We know he probably doesn’t have Tide To Go on his baby registry. But his first time out in public, when his bundle of joy leaves a bundle of…something…on his shirt, he’ll be very thankful he has it!

Stain remover could also be part of a bigger “New Dad Survival Kit.” Include this with a lot of other small items new parents need, like bath supplies and diaper-changing products.

Community Feedback

"My experience with this Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover Liquid Pen has been nothing short of impressive. With its compact size, it easily fits into my bag, ready to tackle any unexpected stains on my clothes. This little pen has worked wonders on various types of stains, from food spills to ink marks, erasing them effectively and quickly. Despite its powerful stain removal capabilities, the application is mess-free and doesn't require any additional water or rinsing. With a three-count pack providing excellent value, I've found it to be a reliable and efficient solution for on-the-go stain emergencies."

My First Baseball Board Book

  • Pass Along His Passion

  • $$$$$
  • Family Time

Baby board books about their favorite sport or hobby make great baby shower gift ideas for men! If baseball is his passion, this “My First Baseball” board book is a great present to give Dad to read with his baby. They can read it together, and then Dad can spend some time lovingly instructing his child on which teams they are supposed to love and which they are expected to loathe. It’s called bonding.

Community Feedback

"If you're hoping to kindle a love for baseball in your child, this book is a homerun. The simple words and pictures on each page are engaging, even for my 4-month-old, sparking an interest in the sport. As a bonus, it doubles as a keepsake, with ample space for guests to leave their well-wishes at birthday parties. However, I felt it could've been improved with the inclusion of an umpire character, in place of the seemingly idle coach. Despite this, the book is a sturdy and delightful introduction to baseball for young children."

Dad Juice Whiskey Glass

  • Don’t Touch My Drink

  • $$$$$
  • Funny, Food & Drink

These make funny, creative baby shower gifts for men who like a nice glass of whiskey. The glass reads “Dad Juice,” and he can use it for bourbon, scotch, or other spirits. He can also mix up any drink that would be served in a lowball glass to drink from this one. For an excellent present, pair it with a nice bottle of whiskey to go in the glass!

Community Feedback

"I received this whiskey glass as a present and was immediately struck by its elegant design and sturdy, albeit slightly thin, construction. Despite its delicate appearance, it proved to be a reliable companion during my evening whiskey sessions, with its weighty bottom providing a satisfying heft. However, I found that the glass required gentle care, particularly when washing, to preserve the fine lettering. While I was disappointed when it developed a small crack, I chose to keep it, valuing the sentimental value over flawless functionality."

Baby Handprint & Footprint Keepsake Photo Frame

  • Lovingly Preserved

  • $$$$$
  • Sentimental

Help him preserve the memory of those tiny hands and feet with this photo frame! The frame has spots for two pictures, along with a place for a hand and foot imprint. He can display it proudly at home, or in his office, or somewhere else where he can see it often. These are sentimental, sweet baby shower gifts for dad!

Community Feedback

"I've been using this kit for various family members and have found it to be both sentimental and high-quality. The process is simple and mess-free, allowing for multiple attempts if necessary, but does require a bit of skill to evenly distribute the clay. However, the final product is always well loved and appreciated, making it a meaningful project to embark on."

Prank Box “My First Fire”

  • Greatest Dad Award

  • $$$$$
  • Funny

Whatever you choose to get him as a present, wrap it in this prank box that reads “My First Fire,” with pictures of children playing happily with flames. It will generate some laughs and probably a few raised eyebrows from people whose sense of humor isn’t as twisted as his.

Community Feedback

"I'm quite thrilled with this prank box's hilarious and creative features. I remember using it for my daughter's birthday, the anticipation in her eyes as she unwrapped her gift, only to reveal the absurdity of a 'cheese printer' had everyone in stitches. The box's professional design and ridiculous product ideas like the bicycle seatbelt, turned an ordinary birthday into a day filled with laughter. This prank box was a hit with my son too, he was puzzled and bemused by the 'puzzle pieces' sound when shaken. While it could be a tad sturdier, the quality of printing and overall comedic value of this prank box have proven invaluable in creating unforgettable family memories."

Baby Shower Gift FAQs

What Are Baby Showers For Dads Called?

Baby showers including Dad are becoming increasingly more popular. It makes sense when you realize that men are generally a lot more involved in caring for their new baby than in previous generations. This is an exciting time for him! If you want to throw a baby shower and include the father, you have a few choices. You can throw a couples shower, where both parents attend and are celebrated.

You can also throw a shower just for Dad! In fact, knowing his friends are helping him celebrate and will be there for him as a new dad is a wonderful feeling for him. Dad baby showers are often called Manshowers or Dad-chelor parties.

You can do sports-themed parties where the men play shower games that are a twist on various sports. You could also bring out their competitive side with games where everyone races to change diapers or other new-baby jobs. You could even arrange a trip away.

Then again, many guys don’t want a huge fuss. A meal and time to hang out with good friends may be exactly what he needs before the baby arrives.

Do Fathers Go To Baby Showers?

Fathers can definitely attend baby showers! As dads have gotten more involved in the day-to-day parts of raising kids, it only seems fair that they are there for the parties celebrating those kids.

If a father will be at the baby shower for his child, it makes sense to invite men to the shower as well. Men who are close friends of the parents-to-be can definitely come. Also, men that the parents want to be a positive influence in their child’s life may enjoy attending the baby shower.

Attending the baby shower can be a whole lot of fun, but it can also be a meaningful time for people who are important to the parents.

How Do You Make A Father Survival Kit?

Father Survival Kits can make great baby shower gifts for men! You can include a lot of different items that will help a guy out while he’s navigating this New-Dad Life. You could also ask each shower guest to contribute something to a survival kit.

Here are a few ideas to include in a Father Survival Kit:

  • Disposable dishes and a gift card for takeout for those nights when everyone’s too exhausted to worry about dinner
  • Laundry soap, stain remover, or nice soap and shower gel since fatherhood is a messy job
  • Baby bathtime shampoo, towels, washcloths, and a rubber ducky so he can keep the baby clean as well!
  • Snacks like granola bars, trail mix, water bottles, a good book, and other things he may want in the hospital while he’s waiting

How We Choose Baby Shower Gifts For Dad

At Gift Rabbit, we understand the difficulty in finding the perfect baby shower gifts for dad. We meticulously research, review, and score each product based on strict criteria to ensure you’re getting the best options. We consult with experienced parents, ask for their feedback, and compare various products to bring you unique, thoughtful gift ideas that cater to different demographics. Our guide covers a wide range of styles and prices, allowing you to find a gift that perfectly suits the expectant dad’s taste and your budget. With Gift Rabbit, you’re not just reading a review; you’re gaining access to comprehensive, trustworthy advice to help you choose a memorable baby shower gift for dad.

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Laura Falin

Laura Falin is a freelance writer from Colorado. She worked in TV news for more than ten years, and since then has written for publications and websites including BabyCenter, Colorado Parent Magazine, and Denver Parent. She loves being outdoors and reading.