Whether it’s your partner, your son, your brother, or your friend, new fatherhood is something to be celebrated. Every one of the awesome dad-to-be gifts in this collection is practical and useful, including a t-shirt with a baby pouch built-in, a set of groan-worthy dad jokes, and a hoodie with hidden pockets for all his baby-outing needs. There’s even a guide book which metes out advice from some of the world’s greatest sports coaches.
Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA Book
The ideal gift for any dad-to-be who wants his child’s first word to be ‘Dada’, this cute book will enchant tiny tots and parents alike. Filled with easily recognizable animals and the sounds they make, will they all learn to say ‘Dada’ by the end of the book?
Mighty Mug Spill-Proof Mug
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The early days of parenthood call for coffee, and lots of it, but being sleep-deprived can also lead to spillage. The Mighty Mug is an innovative and quite frankly genius mug which not only keeps drinks hot for 6 hours, but will not spill, no matter how hard you try.
For sports mad dads, this book could be the parenthood bible they’ve been waiting for. Packed with advice and tips from some of the greatest sports coaches of all time, the Dad’s Playbook will advise, cajole, and inspire men in a language which they can relate to.
Dad to Be Papa Bear T-Shirt
Let him show the world that he’s a dad and proud of it with this fun, casual t-shirt. Printed with eco-friendly water based inks, this Papa Bear tee comes in six colors and five different sizes, and is super soft, so just right for snuggling his tiny newborn.
Parenting Championship Pint Glasses
Parenthood is definitely a marathon and not a sprint, but this set of 4 pint glasses will show it in the form of some other interesting sports events. Light-hearted and fun, they depict sporting classics such as speed sleeping, outfit wrestling, and synchronized meltdowns for a father and child tag-team.
New Dad Survival Kit
He may not want to carry a big changing bag when he’s out and about with the baby, but he will still need some basic essentials. This cute printed canvas pouch is small enough to be discreet, but big enough to hold a couple of diapers and wipes.
Mega Dad Personalized Comic Book
Give a new dad the superhero status he so deserves with this fun, personalized comic book. Set inside a hard cover, the full color pages are filled with adventures which feature Megadad (with customized skin tone), along with the name of his child throughout the story.
HSD Diaper Bag Backpack for Dad
Changing bags need to be up to the rigors of life with a baby, and this military style one fits the bill. With a super roomy internal compartment, external wipes pocket, waterproof outer, and space for small items like pacifiers and keys, it also comes with a tri-fold tactical changing mat.
Personalized Daddy and Baby Bonding Activity Tokens
If he’s new to parenthood, the chances are he’s a little lost as to what to do with such a tiny, helpless being. This jar holds charming wooden tokens which each have a suggestion for a gentle activity which will help to strengthen the bond between Daddy and baby.
Once he reaches the heady heights of parenthood, he qualifies for making Dad Jokes. Help him build up his repertoire with this set of cards, which contain 300 terrible jokes which can be used to play a family game, or just learned so he has a never-ending supply of puns.
Hands-Free Cell Phone Holder
Becoming a parent means you need an extra pair of hands as you try to juggle everything at once. Give them a helping hand with this clever universal phone mount, which can be twisted, bent, and wound around items so they can use their phone completely hands-free.
The New Dad Hoodie
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From the outside, this looks like a normal, soft hoodie, but open it up and you’ll find a plethora of pockets designed to carry diapers, wipes, bottles, pacifiers and more. Warm, soft, and casually stylish, it’s a must-have for the dad who hates carrying bags.
KinderPerfect Parent Paty Game
Irreverent parents will love this game of KinderPerfect, the card game which is inspired by Cards Against Humanity. Using hilarious real-life parenting situations to create the funniest of scenarios, this game is a must-have for when the kids are asleep and it’s time to unwind.
The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be
Dads-to-be can feel a little left out when their partner is pregnant, but this book aims to help them get involved every step of the way. With month by month advice, insights, and practical things he can do, The Expectant Father will be an invaluable gift from day one.
Ergobaby Carrier with Cool Air Mesh
If he’s going to be a marsupial dad, he’ll need a carrier which is both stylish and strong. The Ergobaby Omni 360 will accommodate babies from 7-45lbs, and can be adjusted to suit all carry positions. There is even a UPF 50+ hood to protect delicate heads from the sun.
Dad Life: A Manly Adult Coloring Book
Even dads need to de-stress sometimes, and there’s no better (or more fun) way to do it than coloring in. The #Dadlife book features dozens of Dad-related pictures and patterns just waiting to be colored in, which will make him laugh as well as save his sanity.
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If he wants to baby-wear but doesn’t want the hassle of ties, belts, and buckles, the Dad Shirt is for him. Soft and stylish, it comes with an integrated cozy pouch on the front which can accommodate a baby from newborn (7lbs) up to 15lbs.
Mini Diaper Cake
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Any dad who is passionate about saving the planet will appreciate this diaper cake. Including wipes, shampoo and body wash, balm, and lotion, this set also includes 35 diapers which are made with plant based and sustainable eco-friendly materials such as sustainably harvested fluff pulp.
Dad's Box New Dad Survival Kit
Francophile fathers will be bowled over with this dad’s survival kit. All written in French, this kit contains fun but invaluable items such as a card of things not to forget once the baby is born, a rescue kit, a beginner’s guide, and other useful gifts.
Pizza Pie & Slice Matching Apparel
This adorable set would make a delightful dad-to-be gift, whether the impending arrival is a boy or a girl. With an adult t-shirt featuring an almost-whole pizza, the set also includes an infant bodysuit in the same color, with the missing slice displayed on the front.
Portable Diaper Changing Pad
New parents never seem to have enough hands, but at least diaper changing will be easy with this one-handed diaper changing bag. Easy to open single-handedly, this cute fox design bag can hold wipes and nappies, and also includes a built-in memory foam pillow for baby’s delicate head.
Cross Country Baby Backpack Hiking Child Carrier
Suitable for babies from approx. 9 months, this sturdy backpack carrier will grow with the child and can be used until they are around 4 years of age. With an integral rain and sun canopy, it will keep little ones happy, safe, and secure while Dad enjoys a comfortable hike.
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