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

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

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

The gals at Cool Mom Tech alerted us to the existence of this Washable Bluetooth speaker. 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.

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

Love this Player One and Player Two combo for the gamer in your life. $35

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. It features multiple pockets for total organization, and even has cooler pockets for toting around milk or snacks like the pro he is. $50

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

Does the dad in your life deserve/need a personal assistant? Alexa to the rescue! This thing dims the lights, orders pizza, provides news updates, all just by responding to your voice! Perfect for the dad who is changing a diaper and wants the score of the game. $180

How 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

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

Create a photoshoot with letters or a simple sign. I found this one on Baby Center.

Love this Big and Little set – at least I think that’s what it says. Si? $35

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

If your kiddo is into playing with cars get Dad one of these shirts and get baby to work on that back massage! $40

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

Or, for the tea drinking Dad, there’s this reusable testicle teabag. Not much else to say about that one. $11

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

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  • 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.

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