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First Father’s Day Gifts To Melt A New Dad’s Heart

Updated on February 8, 2021 Updated on Feb 8, 2021
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    A man’s first Father’s Day is a special day. One where he’s welcomed into the daddy club and properly celebrated for the first time. Make it extra memorable with one of these first Father’s Day gift ideas.

  1. Personalized Frame
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    Personalized gifts are always a winner, and this one proves that photo frames don’t need to be boring. The self-standing frame is made of basic wood, but then choose a realistic printed wood design to overlay on top–– everything from a white wooden beach shack to dark, rustic panels. 

  3. A Thoughtful Book
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    This beautiful book by Lauren Sala has become a bestseller for its touching (tear-inducing…) celebration of fatherhood. Dad can read it to his new little one as they grow together over the years to come.

  5. T-shirt / Onesie Set 
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    An adorable “matchy-matchy” set will bring a smile to Dad’s face with this 100% combed cotton Captain and First Mate men’s t-shirt and baby bodysuit. Perfect for baby boys and girls, and very cool for a first Father’s Day photo.

  7. Kid Proof Undies
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    Fridababy is renowned for taking care of new moms and babes, and now it’s Dad’s turn. FridaBalls make a great gag gift to protect dad from “head butts and the baby carrier swinging heel” and are designed with “Heirloom Conservation Technology (HCT).” Lol. 

    Penny Keychain

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    Customize a lucky penny with the year he became a dad and turn it into a keychain, so it’s always at hand. The coins are hand-stamped to order and make a unique gift for a new dada.

  9. Customized Face Socks
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    Though he may have to don a suit sometimes, he can still carry a secret underneath–– his new baby’s cute face. These socks are super comfortable, and the photo printing is topnotch, even when stretched over big feet. 

  11. Coffee Tumbler 
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    What does a new father desperately need? Caffeine! But he also secretly wants everyone to know he’s a new daddy. This stainless steel, double-wall, vacuum-insulated tumbler will keep his coffee hot (or iced) for hours. The artwork is engraved so it won’t rub off or fade.

  13. Dad and Child Figurine
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    A gift to celebrate the loving relationship that develops between a father and his new child, this figure of a dad holding his newborn is a touching piece. Willow Tree figurines are known for capturing raw emotions, and each comes with a sentiment card. This one reads, ”In awe and wonder of what’s to come.” 

  15. Diaper Duty Tool Belt
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    Here’s the perfect gift for his first Father’s day–– a diaper duty tool belt. It comes equipped with baby wipes; disposable diapers; travel-size baby powder, sanitizer, and diaper cream; and protective gear-–  plastic tongs and safety glasses. Plus a funny poem to get him through poop-pocalypses.

  17. Dad’s Playbook
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    The sports-loving new dad will be captivated by this collection of over 100 inspiring quotes from the greatest coach-daddies of all time–– from John Madden to Phil Jackson. The book aims to empower fathers to be the best leaders, role models, and life coaches they can be. 

  19. Star Map
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    Gift the first time dad with a representation of how the sky looked on the date, time, and location his little one was born. You can completely customize the art print with a choice of text, fonts, and colors for a virtual planetarium that makes for a one-of-a-kind keepsake.

  21. Letters To My Baby Kit
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    New parents always have good intentions for journaling, but it can be hard to keep it up. This book of 12 letters and envelopes (each with a unique prompt to get them started) lets a new dad drop a letter in the book whenever he feels. When baby’s all grown, they’ll have a super sweet, paper time capsule.

  23. Whiskey Glass
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    A new dad who’s partial to whiskey will surely appreciate this hand-etched old fashioned glass. Being that the text is etched and not printed, it’s guaranteed never to wear off. Even if his patience sometimes does.

  25. DIY New Dad Survival Kit
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    One of the best first father’s day gifts is something original and thoughtful. Like this personalized box for building your own “daddy survival kit.” Fill it with things he might need to make it through those first months–– beer, bourbon, coffee, a sleep mask… Then he can use it as a keepsake box for years to come.

  27. Personalized Comic Book
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    He’s Mega Dad! And he can lift doughnut trucks in danger with his super strength! This highly original, custom hard-cover comic book incorporates the Mega Dad of your choice and his kid (pick from three skin tones) into a heroic adventure.

  29. First Father’s Day Onesie 
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    The perfect first Father’s day gift from Mommy to Daddy is to simply present the small human in this cute onesie. Made from 100% preshrunk, combed-cotton, the overlapping expandable shoulders make it easier for changing poop blowouts. Available in pink, blue, white, or lemon. 

  31. Incognito Diaper Backpack 
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    This Eddie Bauer Backpack is a hip backpack for any adventure. But open it up and it’s actually a diaper bag with seven storage pockets–– including two insulated side pockets, an insulated bottle pocket, and a removable changing pad.  

  33. Photo Coffee Mug
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    Whether dad works from an office or home, it’ll make his morning brighter look upon his little person while he sips his brew. The high-quality printing is both microwave and dishwasher safe, and of course, completely customizable.

  35. Matching Trucker Caps
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    Trucker hats on little ones are absolutely adorable (especially on lil’ girls) so pair them up to turn heads.  This “Biggie and Smalls” pair (a play on the rap legend) is perfect for Daddy’s and their sons or daughters.

  37. The Dad Hoodie
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    Hailed as “The best gift for every new dad” by The TODAY Show, this hoodie is basically a diaper bag in a sweatshirt. The soft and stylish hoodie has six internal storage pockets for everything a dad needs when he’s in charge, all housed in a breathable mesh lining. 

  39. Hand and Footprint Keepsake 
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    A quintessential keepsake for any parent is a picture frame that also doubles as a way to remember those perfect little hands and feet. This idea also makes a fun and easy DIY Craft Project that will only take 10-15 minutes (…perhaps with Mom’s help.) Every purchase contributes to Postpartum Support International.

  41. Papa Bear Slippers 
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    If the new dad’s keeping late hours he’s going to need some comfy slippers and Dearfoams are renowned for soft, warm fabric and ultra foam cushioning. You can also get the little one an adorable matching “Baby Bear” pair OVER HERE.

  43. Daddy’s Boy/Girl Book 
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    A sweet personalized book celebrating the relationship between Dad and their newest buddy, this book explores all that Daddy does for them– like keeping them safe, warm, and happy; and teaching them all he knows. Customize things like baby’s birth date, where they live, and favorite things to do with papa.