If it’s his first Father’s Day, Dad will likely have his hands full learning the ropes, but there’s nothing better than a Father’s Day gift that will make him melt. If you’ll be together to celebrate his welcoming into fatherhood or even if you’re far away this year, there are many ways to show him how much he means to your family.
Sentimental gifts for first time dads can include adorable books to read with his new baby, gear that helps him be the hands-on dad he’s always wanted to be, or something engraved with a special message. We’ve chosen a few gifts here from Amazon, Etsy and Motherhood Maternity, that are sure to impress (and make shopping a breeze).
With Father’s Day right around the corner, make sure to look through these gift ideas that will make first time dads feel extra special and loved. Add these to your cart now so that they’ll arrive in time—Father’s Day is just a little over a week away.
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Dads In The Hood
For his first Father’s Day, give the dad in your life this genius, hands-free hoodie from Motherhood Maternity. Available in heather gray and charcoal, the Dad Hoodie is made of the softest fleece and has six internal compartments so this new dad can hold on to his baby while carrying a bottle, hand sanitizer, his phone and baby’s pacifier with ease. This may not make him teary, but he’ll have this hoodie as a sentimental reminder of being a new dad.
Baby’s First Board Book
Jimmy Fallon is busy as the host of The Tonight Show, but did you know that he’s thriving in his side-hustle as a best-selling children’s picture book author? Fallon has a handful of books under his belt including the adorable title, Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA, and this one is fun to read aloud and oh, so sweet.
For some dads, being prepared and stylish while he’s out with the baby is what makes his heart sing, so this diaper bag and backpack combo may be the perfect gift choice. This one has six interior pockets, a diaper organizer, insulated bottle pockets, and so much more.
Daddy To Be
While a wallet card doesn’t have to be the only gift you give, it’s a great way to let him know he’s going to be a father soon. A new dad will love this sweet keepsake that he’ll see every time he uses his wallet. Give this stainless-steel wallet card as a gift on its own or add it inside a wallet.
A Quality Keepsake
AprilandKiwi on Etsy handmade this 100% top-grain cowhide leather wallet, and their customers say the quality is “amazing.” The personalized engraving is what really sets this wallet apart so you can add sentimental words inside. Plus, this identity protection wallet is lined with RFID blocking material. This is a keepsake that will cherished by dad for many years.
Forget Me Not
Surely as a new dad he’s taken many pictures with the baby. So instead of leaving them in the phone or posting on social media, print the pictures out and place them in frames like this one from Pearhead. Celebrate their special bond with this rustic frame that says “Daddy and Me.”
The Warmest Mug
If he’s a coffee drinker, gift dad a special mug that will remind him why he’s the number-one dad. “Daddy, a son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love” is written on both sides of this mug and it will warm his heart every time he grabs a cup of coffee or tea.
If dad knows his way around a grill, he’ll be thrilled to receive this apron which gives props to his cooking skills. Made of super-soft cotton, this apron is also great for baking, cooking, and barbecuing. These Best Poppy Ever aprons also make great gifts for crafters, gardeners, and painters.
Keys To His Heart
Even the toughest of first-time dads will become emotional at the sight of this meaningful keychain. A stainless steel heart is engraved with “Thank you for giving me the wings to fly.” Whatever meaning he takes from the gift, any dad is sure to love the sentiment behind the phrase.
Best Dad Ever
Becoming a first-time dad doesn’t always mean you’re the father of a newborn baby. Sometimes he’s the dad of an adopted child or a stepchild. This stainless steel engraved watch is such a special way to tell this new dad that he’s appreciated. The engraving says: “Stepped up dad, one who made the choice to love another’s child as their own. One who stepped up to provide, protect, encourage and love. You may not have given me the gift of life, but you have given me the gift of you. Thank you for being the father you didn’t have to be.”
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