Great Gifts for a New Dad (or Dad-To-Be)

Gifts for new dads: cool and unique presents for a new father including books, funny tshirts, and diaper bags!

Great Gifts for New Dads (or Dads-to-Be):Great Gift for a Dad-to-be: Man Behing the Bump funny Tshirt

The Man Behind the Bump t-shirt. I saw a picture of a guy that wore this shirt to the hospital when his wife gave birth and it just cracked me up. – Similar shirts, $14


Great gift for an expectant father: Be Prepared Handbook

There’s nothing I love more than a good field guide. Not only is this Be Prepared book a fun take on getting ready for parenthood, it actually gets really good reviews for being a great resource. $10

Unique gifts for a new father: Bluetooth speakerThis Washable Bluetooth speaker is perfect for a dad who like to rock out but doesn’t particularly enjoy the remnants of baby’s sticky hands all over his electronics. It’s pricey at $270 but we get a ton of use out of our bluetooth speaker with camping, picnics, hanging outside and even just cleaning out the garage with some tunes.


Inexpensive gift for a dad-to-be: DIY baby countdown printable

An excited Dad-to-be would love this countdown printable. (Also great for the dad-to-be like my husband who could not for the life of him remember how many weeks we had to go.) $7

Fun gift for a new dad who's a gamer: player 1 and player 2 tshirtsLove this Player One and Player Two combo for the gamer in your life. $35


New Dad Gift Idea: Camo diaper bag
I think everyone would love this awesome diaper bag back pack, but it’s lack of frills and chevron might make it more appealing for the dude in you life. Water-resistant camo printed polyester with leather trim. Five exterior pockets including two insulated side bottle pockets. Includes an interior padded laptop sleeve, changing pad included, and is free of harsh chemicals such as PVC, BPA and Phthalates.

Related: Best Gender Neutral Diaper Bags 

Unique dad gift: Big and Little Dipper Tshirts

I can’t even handle how adorable these Big dipper/Little dipper shirts are. The little dipper comes in sizes as small as 3-6 months. $48


Unique dad gift: Car Tracing T-shirt
Number tracing T-shirt. I will take 10 of these, please. They have the car playmat t-shirt as well.

Gift Ideas for a New Dad: Daddy's first libraryHow about giving dad his very own library of books that are sure to become night time favourites?


Amazing list of gift ideas to give a new dad (or soon-to-be-dad). Everything from gifts from a wife to a first time dad to just plain funny.

I love seeing dads baby wearing. Keeping comfort and street cred in mind, a LILLEBaby Carrier is a great product that tends to work well for both mom and dad. Just be sure to use it properly unlike my beloved Ryan Reynolds above – hey, it could happen to the best of us. I still love you, Deadpool. $140


great gift ideas for a new dad: daddy's little beard puller onesie
Daddy’s Little Beard Puller onesie, for those itty bitty hipsters in training.


Gift ideas for a new dad: Pint tshirt with 1/2 pint onesie
Pint and Half-pint tshirt and onesie. I also love the Little House on the Prairie reference that some people may or may not get.


Christmas gifts for a new dad: Dad's playbook wisdom for fathers

Dad’s Playbook This gift book for dad collects more than 100 inspiring quotes from the greatest coaches of all time. I doubt that “go ask your mother” is in there. $9

DIY sentimental gift idea for Valentine's Day or Father's DayCreate a photoshoot with letters or a simple sign. I found this one on Baby Center.

Great gift ideas for new dads: Daddy and Daughter tshirt and onesieLove this Big and Little set – at least I think that’s what it says. Si? $35


Top Gift Ideas for New Dads: Swing ease

Nothing rocks like being pushed on a swing by your dad but if there are no baby swings (or they are being hogged by other kids) you are often out of luck. SwingEase converts any regular swing into a baby swing so you can get the awesome underdogs without the face-plants. $30



Funny Father's Day Gift for a New Dad: Love the Reason you drink bottle opener

I love this for a Dad who likes to crack open a cold one after a particularly gruelling kid bedtime routine. It’s funny because it’s true, man. $23


Unique (and fun) Gift for a Dad: Adopt an Anaconda from WWF

Adopt an Anaconda – $55 WWF. You can also adopt a beaver if you’re tired of all my dick references here. All kidding aside, charities are a wonderful gift for the guy that has everything.

Let me know what other gifts would be great for a rad dad!

More from Amy Morrison

100 Great Gifts Ideas for Babies Under One

If you're looking for some baby gift ideas – even gifts for...
Read More

You May Also Like


  • I bought those Big Dipper/Little Dipper shirts for my husband and daughter last year for Father’s Day! They are SO SOFT and my husband still wears his all the time. This year I’m buying them vinyl record/45 adapter shirts. I think I have found our Father’s Day tradition: matching shirts! So thank you!

  • My boyfriend is a interested in anything space so I bought him a night sky print out from

    You choose a date/location and they’ll print out what the sky looked liked that night. You can also add a message and it’s an 18X24 print. It just arrived and I absolutely love it! I highly recommend this.

  • I bought my son the Daddy back pack from his registry at Babies R Us. This one looks even better! It has a changing paid inside and a thermos bag built right into the backpack. It is stylish and he can have both his hands free to handle baby. I made a ” Daddy Duty” bag out of it with some fun things ( goggles, earphones, ear plugs, box of gloves, heave duty gloves, sented poop bags, a couple masks- all for fun for the Dad to Be, then I put in baby wipes, disposable bibs, baby powder, a couple of outfits saying I love Daddy or Daddy sayings, a book to add to his growing library along with other baby necessities. I put it into a cellophane bag and tied it up with a whistle and a baby boy key ring for the baby shower. He will be mommys birth coach, so why should he be left out. You can see my creating on Pinterest alone with the baby diaper cakes I made from one box of size1 diapers. This is a great gift for mommy also, she can grab this back pack and have hands free. All she has to do is put her small pocketbook and phone in the inside large pockets. Great Shower gift also.

  • Oh my gosh, we have that Jimmy Fallon DADA book and we HATE it so much! There’s no story to it and it reads awkwardly. Our daughter does love the pictures, but we hate reading it to her! LOL!

    But I LOVE those Big Dipper/Little Dipper shirts. And my husband would love that testicles tea bag! Thanks!

    • WE HATE THAT JIMMY FALLON BOOK TOO! IT’S THE WORST. It’s just….nothing of a book. Jimmy should be ashamed to have his name on it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.