Dad’s first Father’s Day is something to celebrate! Bringing home a baby and learning how to care for that baby physically and emotionally is a WHOLE lot of work! Any time there’s a chance to note the hard work that parents do on behalf of their children, it’s time for a well-deserved celebration.
Whether Dad would love a big family party in the backyard or just wants to spend the day with his little family hiking, reading, or hanging out at home, we have first Father’s Day gifts to show him how much he’s appreciated. This extensive list includes advice books from been-there dads and world-renowned coaches. It includes baby products like diaper bags and backpacks designed for dads to use. It includes liquor – including a tequila owned by a celebrity dad. And it includes so much more. You’re sure to find something here for every kind of dad!
And while Dad will appreciate his first Father’s Day gifts very much, perhaps the nicest thing to do for him on his big day is to make sure he has time to take a nap.
67 Fun First Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Awesome first Father’s Day gift ideas for new dads!
Men's Papa Bear Clog Slipper
Let’s face it – as new parents, there are days when you barely make it out of the house (or not at all!). These clog slippers are perfect for those days and for any time Dad wants to hang out at home and keep his feet warm. Also, if he keeps these as house shoes and takes off the outside shoes, it will keep floors cleaner for when his little one starts crawling and walking all over the floors.
Father Daughter Photo Frame
This sweet photo frame is perfect for him to take to work or put on his desk in his home office. It says, “The love between a father & daughter lasts forever.” Next to the quote is a place for an adorable pic of Dad with his little princess.
Casamigos Blanco Tequila
One of the first things to go when parents have to start paying all the expenses of babies and kids is little perks for themselves. Treat Dad to this tequila made by celebrity dad George Clooney. It’s delicious enough to be sipped on its own, or he can make himself a stellar margarita once the baby’s finally down to sleep.
Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager
Babies are 1) heavy and 2) sometimes stressful. Both of those reasons are why Dad will appreciate a great neck and back massage! This massager uses 8 different massage nodes, plus soothing heat, to work out all the kinks that a day with a baby… a toddler…or a teenager can create.
Victrola Vintage Record Player
He’s not just any dad, he’s the cool dad…which is why he needs a cool record player. He can introduce his baby to his favorite bands and play them on vinyl while they have an impromptu dance party in the living room.
Ring Video Doorbell 3
A video doorbell is wildly useful when you have a napping baby in the house! Dad can see, hear, and speak to anyone outside using his phone, tablet, or PC. He can also keep an eye on any packages dropped off at the door. He’ll get a notification anytime someone pushes the doorbell or triggers motion sensors, which may give him greater peace of mind as well.
Netflix Gift Card
Since he’ll likely be up at night feeding the baby, and since it’s a lot harder to get in a date night once a baby’s in the house, Netflix can be an entertainment lifesaver. A gift card makes this one less thing Dad has to worry about paying for, too.
Me and My Dad! Board Book
Get this book for Dad from his baby boy or baby girl, and they can snuggle up at bedtime and read it together! It follows a bear cub and his dad as they go through their day, splashing in the rain, swimming in a river, and gazing at the stars at the end of the day.
Men's Active Basic Jogger Fleece Pants
These joggers are great for lounging around on the weekend…or for throwing on to run to the store in the middle of the night for diapers! They have an adjustable waist, a ribbed ankle, and a soft inside, so Dad will be extra comfy while still being stylish.
You’re Killin’ Me Smalls! Dad & Baby Shirts
These Dad and baby outfits will elicit plenty of laughs from anyone who recognizes the “You’re killing me, Smalls!” line from The Sandlot. Dad’s shirt has the movie quote, while Baby’s shirt simply says, “Smalls.”
YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler
It’s rare for new parents to actually be able to drink their coffee hot…every time they get ready to, the baby needs something! This tumbler will actually help Dad’s coffee stay hot, so he can enjoy it the way it was meant to be drunk. It also fits in standard cup holders, so dads on the go can still get their jolt of java.
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey
Help him unwind at the end of the day with this delicious bourbon whiskey! Dad can sip this whiskey neat, with its flavors of maple, oak, and nutmeg and its mildly spicy feel. He can also put it in a Hot Toddy or other cocktail.
Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy‑Con
Help Dad not to lose touch with his fun side by getting him a Nintendo Switch. He can even play with a sleeping baby on his shoulder if he’s really careful. This bundle comes with a neon blue and a neon red Joy-Con. Dad will love it…until the baby’s old enough to steal it away to play with!
Dad Joke Loading Funny T-Shirt
There’s a good chance he’s been training for this for years – Dad finally gets to trot out all his dad jokes! Lucky you. You can celebrate this momentous occasion with a t-shirt that pokes a little fun at Dad and his ridiculous jokes. Just don’t hold out hope that it will stop him.
Daddy’s Sippy Cup Whiskey Glass
The baby has a cup…and now Dad has one, too! Get Dad this standard whiskey glass that’s sleek and streamlined. On the side is emblazoned, “Daddy’s Sippy Cup.” Whether he’s a first-time dad or he has several children, every dad can use a cup of his very own.
Papa Bear Photo Mug
Morning coffee just got a whole lot sweeter with this personalized mug! One side has the silhouette of a bear and says “Papa” on it. The other side has space for a personalized photo of Dad with his baby, plus areas where you can add a meaningful message. This would be a beautiful first Father’s Day gift from a wife to her husband!
Beard Grooming Set
Don’t let Dad’s soup-strainer fall into disrepair because he’s now in charge of a tiny human! Get Dad this grooming kit so he can keep his whiskers in tip-top shape. The set comes with beard wash, beard conditioning shave cream, beard oil, and a comb.
Custom Engraved Wood Watch
A wood watch is a recent, unique twist on traditional watches! This one can be engraved, so you could put a special message to a new dad on his first Father’s Day. Watches, in general, make great Father’s Day gift ideas, but one with a special message just for dad will really melt his heart.
Starbucks Gift Card
He likely needs a good jolt of coffee to get through his day…especially now that many of those days also include sleepless nights! He’ll appreciate a Starbucks gift card so he can get his coffee fix without having to worry about the extra splurge for fancy coffee.
Willow Tree Dad And Little One
This hand-painted figure of a dad holding his baby makes a great first Father’s Day gift! He can put it on his desk, a bookshelf, or a table at home. The figurine captures a father’s love for his child and is a beautiful, rustic piece that goes just about anywhere.
Exceptionally Bad Dad Jokes
He probably already has some good groan-inducing Dad jokes ready to go, but this book will ensure he never runs out! It’s full of clean, family-friend, truly awful puns and jokes. He can be sure that, as his kids get older, they’ll do plenty of eye-rolling, fake knee-slapping, and general moaning about his terrible sense of humor. It’s a key part of parenting.
Craft Beer Club Subscription
A beer club subscription is the gift that keeps on giving, making it the perfect Father’s Day gift for a new dad! He’ll get 12 beers per month in 4 different styles from small craft breweries across the country. He’ll discover new breweries and try new craft beers and may even discover he has a new favorite.
Letters to My Baby Book
These little books make such sweet keepsakes and great Father’s Day gifts for a new dad! The book has space for Dad to write letters to his baby that they can read as they grow older. The 12 letters each have a prompt like, “On the day you were born…” with plenty of space for Dad to write his memories and feelings. It would be especially moving to save this book for him to present to his child on a momentous occasion like a 16th birthday or a wedding day.
Happy First Father's Day Daddy Bodysuit
Let everyone know today’s a day worth celebrating with a baby bodysuit that announces, “Happy First Father’s Day Daddy.” The gray and white bodysuit works equally well for a girl or boy baby, and it’s perfect for a family picture or a special pic with Dad and his little one.
Anker Soundcore Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Is Dad a jazz music fan? How about pop or classic rock? Whatever his musical taste, he can start his baby young and teach them an appreciation for his music with this Bluetooth speaker! It has a beautiful sound quality and great bass, so Dad’s music will sound just like it should. He can put it on while grilling, or for living room dance parties, or to play low music at night when it’s time to calm down and get the baby ready for bed.
Baseball Stadium Blueprints
If Dad’s a baseball fan, these blueprints of famous ballparks make awesome first Father’s Day gift ideas! Get a framed print of a baseball stadium where he grew up going to games…or of the stadium where he dreams of seeing games with his own child when they’re a little older.
Custom Name AirPods Case
It gets even easier to lose things when there’s a new baby in the house! Help Dad to keep track of his AirPods and keep them from becoming a choking hazard, with this case. It can be customized by choosing one of 5 different colors, and you can get his name or initials printed on the case so he won’t get them mixed up at the gym or anywhere else.
The Conscious Parent
This book makes a great first Father’s Day gift for a dad whose own childhood was less than ideal. Reading this book now, before his own baby is old enough to understand, could help him to understand childhood trauma or dysfunction and to work on being present and being the best dad he can be with his own child.
Upholstered Power Lift Recliner
Every Dad needs a good Dad Chair, and this one promises to be quite comfy! He can take his Sunday naps with the chair reclined, or he can leave it down while the kids are climbing all over him (and you know they will)! Thick cushions will help his back, and he will need that after lifting children all day.
Bump Father’s Day Card
If Dad’s first Father’s Day comes before the baby actually arrives, this card is a sweet way to commemorate the day. The card comes with a photo insert, so Mom can put a picture of the ultrasound to accompany the baby’s message on the front.
Wallet Ninja Multitool Card
About half the job of a dad is fixing things their children destroy. This wallet multi-tool means Dad can fix stuff on the go – while on vacation, or in the car, or while out and about. It includes 18 tools in the little card, like a screwdriver, bottle opener, box opener, fruit peeler, eyeglass screwdriver, nail puller, and more.
Parenting Championship Pint Glasses
These funny glasses by a New Yorker cartoonist perfectly illustrate the goofiness of parenting sometimes. Dad will get 4 glasses that illustrate “Speed Sleeping,” “Outfit Wrestling,” “Playroom Hurdles,” and “Synchronized Meltdowns.” He can celebrate his prowess in all 4 areas while drinking a much-needed beer out of one of the glasses.
Amazon Gift Card
It often feels like parents make a lot of sacrifices so they can buy the things their children need. Let Dad pamper himself and buy exactly what he wants with a gift card! He could grab the new best-selling novel, or a comfy pair of sweats, or some grilling spices, or whatever his heart desires. He probably doesn’t get to do that much in this stage of life.
Personalized Men's Braid Bracelet
There may be a lot of jewelry for moms that display their babies’ names or birthstones, but there isn’t a whole lot for dads. This bracelet is the perfect solution! The leather braided bracelet is trendy, and you can choose a bead for every child. The beads come with the baby’s name and birthstone on them, and each one easily slides onto the bracelet.
Diaper Bag Backpack
Fortunately, companies are realizing that dads are just as likely to take their babies and toddlers out and about as moms. They’re making backpacks that function really well as diaper bags, and those bags make great first Father’s Day gift ideas for new dads! This backpack comes in a cool Army green and has a changing pad, 2 large zipper pockets, and 16 small pockets (including insulated bottle pockets). It’s meant to be opened and closed with one hand, making it even more convenient.
Dad's Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers Book
This book includes more than 100 quotes and inspiring bits of wisdom from some of the greatest coaches ever (many of them dads themselves!). In fact, when you think about it, being a dad is a lot like being a coach – mentoring, disciplining, and inspiring kids. The book contains advice from John Madden, Tommy Lasorda, Vince Lombardi, and many more.
Baby Handprint and Footprint Photo Frame
This photo frame would look great on Dad’s desk at home or at his office or hung up at home. It features a framed handprint and footprint from his baby, along with space for a cute photo of the baby in the middle! There’s also a kit so that you can print the name and date of the prints to remember as the baby gets older. In fact, there are lots of ways to customize this frame so it suits the decor and style Dad would like best.
Echo Dots are hugely useful for new parents and make great Father’s Day gift ideas! Using the Dot, Dad can ask Alexa to play music, set an alarm, make a grocery list, or order diapers from Amazon as soon as he thinks of it. It’s like having a personal assistant always at his side!
Personalized Father's Day Keychain
Dad will always have a reminder of his kids’ love with this keychain! The smaller disc on the keychain says “We Love You” with a heart, and the larger, bottom disc has space for the names of all his children.
Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc
This white wine has a crisp, sweet taste that makes it a delicious choice at an inexpensive price point. Dad can unwind at the end of the day with a delicious glass of white wine or drink it with his significant other for a special meal when the baby’s asleep.
PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer
We all get more conscious of germs when we have little ones in the house to protect! This smartphone sanitizer kills most germs with a UV sanitizer. Dad just needs to snap his phone into the cleaner, plug it in, and let the device do its work. He’ll feel better knowing that not only is he not bringing those germs into the house, but when his baby inevitably wants to play with his phone, it will be clean and safe.
Assorted Tea Bag Sampler Gift Set
Not every dad is a coffee addict! If he appreciates a great cup of tea instead, give him a pick-me-up with this tea sampler set. This set comes with 40 tea bags in 8 different flavors, including Earl Grey, chamomile mint citrus, and turmeric spiced. Give Dad the gift of sitting and enjoying a hot cup of tea every so often while he relaxes.
If Dad’s a cigar aficionado, indulge him with this cigar sampler set! He’ll appreciate trying these best-selling Romeo y Julieta Reserva cigars. He can either save the set and smoke one every so often as a special treat, or he can have a friend over and share his cigars with them!
Premium Baby Backpack
If the family loves getting outside hiking, a baby backpack makes a great first Father’s Day gift! This one features a stowable sun visor to protect the baby from the sun, plus padded straps and a load-bearing belt to keep the weight from being carried on Dad’s shoulders. It also features plenty of pockets in the back, plus one in front for easy access while the backpack is on.
I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
This book features the beloved Very Hungry Caterpillar, who shares a message of love and appreciation with Dad! It also features various other animals of land and sea, with colorful drawings and lots of expressions of why Dad means so much to the family.
Best Dad Ever Tumbler
Sometimes dads need a little reminder that they’re doing a great job! This mug will remind him every time he uses it – and others who see him with it will know he has kids who love him. The tumbler is insulated and double-walled to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. The front proudly proclaims that he’s the “Best Dad Ever.” The tumbler is also BPA-free and rust-resistant.
Keep The Tiny Human Alive Shirt
Get Dad a shirt to remind him of his most important mission today…and every day. It is, of course, to “keep the tiny human alive.” Any parent can tell you, it’s much harder than it sounds.
Cocktail Inspired Soap
These soaps will make Dad even better than a spring flower – they’ll make him smell like a tasty cocktail. They come in scents like Elderflower Mimosa and Mint Mojito. They’re handmade in Chicago and have plenty of olive oil and other ingredients that will be good for his skin. They don’t have actual alcohol in them – he’ll have to wait till he gets out of the shower for that.
Okay, we realize that the bathroom can become the sanctum sanctorum for new parents who just need a moment to themselves. However, sometimes those little potty breaks can stretch into quite a long time and leave people outside waiting and wondering what sorts of unholy things are happening in there. This timer gives Dad a very reasonable 5 minutes to do the things that need to be done without being in there so long his legs fall asleep.
Long Sleeve Quilted Flannel
New shirts and comfy clothes make great first Father’s Day gifts for new dads! This lined flannel shirt will keep him warm and cozy in winter. It has quilted padding and brushed flannel to make it durable and insanely comfortable. Fortunately, it’s machine-washable so he can toss it in the wash after the baby spits up on it (which will happen. A lot.)
Yoda Best Dad Ever Mug
Dad’s morning coffee will be that much better when the mug features The Child (better known as “Baby Yoda”) on the front, bearing a gift and saying, “Yoda Best Dad Ever.” The mug will also bring laughs if Dad brings it in to work to have his coffee or tea there instead.
Best Papa Slippers
These buffalo plaid clog slippers are perfect for wearing around the house on chilly days! One slipper says “Best” while the other says “Papa.” There’s also a “Best Mama” version, so these could be a cute couples’ present, too.
Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset
Dad may have to put his traveling plans on hold for a bit after a new baby, but he can visit the vacation spots of his dreams with the Oculus instead! The game Wander will take him to places around the globe – and off it, including the International Space Station. He can also do VR workouts without having to go to the gym or connect with other players for games.
Custom House Letterpress Art
Get Dad beautiful, framed artwork that features a home that means a lot to him! You could do a picture of the home he grew up in or the first home he bought, or the home he brought his first baby to. Not only is it a lovely piece to hang on the wall, his child will grow up knowing about this place that’s so important to the family.
Whiskey Wedge and Glass
Here’s a sad fact: When you become a parent, you often don’t get to drink your drinks piping hot or icy cold anymore. You intend to. But something comes up with the baby, and the next thing you know, it’s been 20 minutes, and your drink has been sitting there the whole time. With this whiskey wedge, the ice won’t melt and dilute the drink. The silicone mold keeps ice on one side and whiskey on the other…and also maximizes the surface area the whiskey touches so more of it gets cold.
Baby Daddy T-Shirt
This shirt leaves no room for guessing – he’s the Baby Daddy and proud of it. This makes a funny Father’s Day gift for a new dad! It comes in several colors and has a tagless tag so it won’t irritate sensitive skin.
BBQ Grill Tools Set Gift for Dad
If he loves to grill, get Dad a good set of tools as a first Father’s Day gift! This set even says “#1 Dad”, right on the utensils. It comes with a spatula, tongs, a digital meat thermometer, and a canvas carrying case to protect and store everything.
He’ll get a new, sweet picture of his family to look at every month with this photo calendar! In fact, the calendar is customizable and you can actually choose the number of photos you want to put on each month, so he could have several more. Either way, every time he looks at the calendar, he’ll remember great times with his family, and he can be thankful for his blessings.
Bean Box World Coffee Tour
If Dad loves his coffee, he’ll appreciate this sampler box of 16 coffees from around the world. Each bag has tasting notes and brewing tips so he can get the most out of every kind. He’ll get coffee from Latin America, Africa, Sumatra, and other far-flung places.
Ultimate Grilling Spice Set
Does Dad love to grill and season things? It’s important that he keeps the hobbies and things he loves to do, even after a baby arrives! Help him up his grilling game with this spice set. Depending on his taste, you can choose from several different themes of spices. The Adventure theme includes Lime Chipotle and Black Cajun, while the Classic set has Garlic Salt, Italian, and Cayenne. Get Dad a set that suits his cooking (and eating!) tastes.
We're Parents! The First-Time Dad's Guide
You need to know a lot as a new parent! Even more frightening, it feels like you’re also expected to know a lot without anyone actually teaching it to you. This four-time dad wrote a book explaining in detail how to do things like burp a baby, help him try solids for the first time, and tips for getting the baby to sleep. The guide goes through the entire first year of parenting, breaking it into quarters and offering advice for each stage of Baby’s first year.
Pint & Half Pint Baby Bodysuit & Men's Shirt
This funny T-shirt set features a shirt for Dad that says “Pint” and shows a foamy pint of beer. The accompanying baby bodysuit says “Half-Pint” and has a smaller, foamy beer glass on it. It would be a funny first Father’s Day gift for him to put on and take a pic with his mini-me on his special day.
Mini Hammer Multitool
This multitool is a hammer, but it also morphs to become several other tools as well. Dad will have a nail claw, pliers, a wire cutter, a knife, a saw, and several other tools he can use. The hammer says “Best Dad Ever” on the handle.
New Dad To Be Gift Box
This gift box would be a great first Father’s Day gift both for an expecting dad or a guy who just became a dad! It includes a book titled “Be Prepared – A Practical Handbook for New Dads,” #1 Dad socks, bourbon soap, a “Super Dad” keychain, and an “I Heart Daddy” baby bodysuit. A few indulgences for him, a few practical gifts that will help him on his journey as a dad – it covers all the bases.
Smoked Cocktail Infusion Gift Set
He may not get to go out for drinks as often now that he has a baby. So gift him a device so that he can make his own hand-crafted cocktails at home. This smoked infusion set means he can whip up a delicious Old Fashioned with smoky undertones right at home.
Treat Dad to some delicious, premium steaks for his first Father’s Day – it’s something worth celebrating! This set comes with 4 filet mignons, 4 chicken breasts, 4 steak burgers, 4 jumbo franks, 4 kielbasa sausages, 4 potatoes au Gratin, 4 caramel apple tartlets, and a jar of Omaha steak seasoning. He’ll not only have the fun of cooking up delicious meals, but the family will also have some meals all ready for them without having to grocery shop.
Mountain Dad Hat
Hats are obviously useful in a variety of circumstances, but new dads will find even more reasons to stick one on their heads. Hats make awesome first Father’s Day gift ideas – they can hide the bedhead of a dad who didn’t get much sleep last night. They can protect Dad’s head from baby drool (or worse) when he carries his child on his shoulders. They’ll keep the sun off while he’s playing at the park or taking a walk with his little one, too. This outdoor cap is trendy with its slightly distressed fading and simple embroidered mountain silhouette.
Father’s Day FAQs
What is the Most Common Father’s Day Gift?
Clothing is the most common Father’s Day gift, and 46% of people were planning to get their dads some sort of clothing in 2020. However, when dads themselves were surveyed, they said the gift they most preferred to get was gift cards.
How Do You Celebrate Your First Father’s Day?
The most important thing to remember when celebrating a first Father’s Day is to make sure the celebration is something Dad enjoys. Some dads would enjoy a day out hiking or at a park with their family. Some appreciate not having to do anything on “their” day, while others actually enjoy cooking a big meal for those they love when celebrating. Some dads appreciate a scrapbook or handmade card, while that effort would be lost on other dads. As long as you keep Dad’s likes and hobbies and personality in mind when planning to celebrate him, you’ll be sure to create a day and a celebration that he’ll love!