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He'll never forget his first Father's Day — 44 last-minute gifts for new dads

From a "dad hoodie" to a personalized comic book, he'll cherish these gifts forever.
Illustration of two dads holding their newborn children and a dads hand holding a baby hand
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A dad’s first Father’s Day is one he’ll never forget. From learning how to successfully install a car seat, changing diapers and so much more, fatherhood changes a man's heart forever. And after days, weeks or months of learning all about being a dad, it's important to give him a pat on the back for his all hard work with a special gift.

Since life with a newborn is chaotic — but nevertheless rewarding — we rounded up the best presents for you so you can commemorate the holiday that now holds such a great meaning to him. Whether you’re a wife shopping on behalf of your little one or another family member trying to show your love, we've found last-minute gifts for everyone to surprise the new dad in your life.

From a 7-in-1 ice cream maker to a diaper bag backpack, these gifts will show your husband how much you and your little darling value him — and he won't even know you purchased them with few days to spare.

First Father's Day gifts for husbands

Date Night Bucket List

With a new baby in the house, finding alone time with your spouse can seem impossible. But it is still important to prioritize date night no matter how hard it might be to leave your little angel (even if you're just in the next room!). This Date Night Bucket List kit is a gift for both parents: Whenever a date idea enters your mind, add it to the bucket for those special evenings.

Lifecapido I'm A Dad Double Wall Insulated Tumbler

We know your husband has been showing off your baby and his fatherly knowledge. Now he can do it in style as he sips his morning coffee or afternoon refresher.

Intex Floating Recliner

He'll take any opportunity to get some zzz's during the day. Fortunately for him, this inflatable float is comfortable enough for a quick nap while he's soaking up the sun.

Ninja Creami 7-in-1 Ice Cream Maker

Dessert does the body (or at least the soul) some good. This Ninja appliance can whip anything up from ice cream and gelato to milkshakes and smoothies quickly and effectively, especially when he's up in the middle of the night taking care of his bundle of joy. P.S. You can get an extra 30% off your purchase using the promo code TODAY30.

Harness Leather Key Clip

If he doesn't already, the new dad is about to have a lot on his mind. Help him stay organized with this handmade leather and brass key clip that he can hook all of his essentials to.

Silensys E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

Dad could use some peace and quiet while the little one is sleeping, so he'll appreciate a pair of noise-cancelling headphones. They come in eight different colors including black and blue.

HoMedics Cordless Shiastu Massage Pillow

If he’s been working from home and adjusting to fatherhood all at the same time, he’s probably been suffering from a little back and neck pain. One way to help him reduce those aches is with this top-rated massage pillow.

Merrco 100-Piece Home Repair Tools Set

Parents will always have plenty of things to work on and fix around the house. Help Dad stay prepared with this handy tool set. It includes many useful tools like a hammer, pliers and more.

Promoted to Daddy T-Shirt

What better way to celebrate his first Father's Day than a public service announcement in the form of a T-shirt? This tee broadcasts his new position proudly and comes in black and gray.

Kodak Step Touch Digital Camera and Instant Printer

While digital photos are convenient, sometimes it's nice to have a physical copy on hand, too. Help him capture all the big and small moments with this Kodak digital camera. This compact Polaroid makes it fun to snap photos and then watch the sticky-backed picture pop out, ready to share with friends and family.

Yeti Rambler Mug

New parents know that drinking a fresh cup of coffee while it's still hot is nearly impossible. Instead of having to reheat the same cup over and over again, this Yeti cup will keep Dad's morning coffee warm long enough for him to actually enjoy it that way. It comes in several different colors including black, navy, white and gray.

Skip*Hop Stroll & Connect Universal Stroller Phone Mount

This smartphone handlebar mount is great for strollers and will come in handy for all of those neighborhood jogs and family walks with the little one.

HoMedics UV-Clean Phone Sanitizer

This UV-clean phone sanitizer from HoMedics will help Dad keep his belongings squeaky clean. In just 60 seconds he can sanitize items such as his phone, keys, glasses, wallet and more and kill up to 99.9 percent of airborne contaminants.

"The New Dad's Playbook," by Benjamin Watson

You can never have too much information and advice on being a good father. This parenting book gradually introduces new dads to fatherhood.

Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness and Activity Tracker

Despite long nights and early mornings with his child, it’s still important he makes time for his health. One way you can help the new dad in your life stay healthy is with a fitness band like this Fitbit Charge 4. He can track his pace and distance during outdoor runs, rides, hikes and more.

The Dad Hoodie

Replace his bulky diaper bag for this unique hoodie that can hold diapers, wipes, bottles and pacifiers. There’s also room for Dad to stash his phone, wallet and other personal items.

Degol Rapid Speed Jump Rope

Help him stay in shape at home with these bestselling speed jump rope from Amazon.

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker

Every new dad knows how important caffeine is when it comes to the first few months (or years) of his child’s life. Help him stay alert and save some time in the morning with this sleek, single-serve coffee maker from Keurig.

Uncommon Goods Bourbon Infused Coffee

If he prefers brewing his own coffee, consider gifting him this unique batch of bourbon-infused coffee beans instead.

AllBirds Men's Tree Dashers Sneaker

What dad wouldn’t love a new pair of sneakers for Father’s Day? This pair from AllBirds are designed for maximum support, so they’re great for busy new dads. Plus, they can be thrown in the washing machine if he runs into any messes — and with a new baby, he definitely will!

NewDenBer Memory Foam Suede House Slippers

You can’t go wrong with a new pair of slippers. This memory foam pair is inexpensive and comes in nine different colors and designs. Plus, the top-rated style has over 9,000 verified five-star ratings on Amazon.

Tile Mate

If he’s known for misplacing things like his wallet and keys, then the Tile Mate will be a huge help and keep track of all of his personal gadgets and new baby gear.

Sunday Funday Matching Football Shirts

For the dads that have dreamt of watching football with their son or daughter since they could remember, gift him this adorable “Sunday Funday” matching set.

Omaha Steaks Fully Cooked Pot Roast

Make Father’s Day dinner simple for the new mom, too, by gifting him this fully cooked pot roast from Omaha Steaks.

It's Not a Dad Bod, It's a Father Figure Funny Can Cooler

While he may have worked out every day before the baby arrived, things change quickly after your first child. For a funny gag gift, go for this can cooler that says, “It’s not a dad bod, it’s a father figure.”

Putt-A-Bout Grassroots Par Three Putting Green

If he loves golf, he’ll enjoy practicing his game from home with this mini putting green.

GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Chair

Gift the new dad in your life this folding rocking chair so he can enjoy his outdoor fire pit under the stars with his little one this summer.

First Father's Day gifts from baby

Golf Footprint Art Craft

With Father's Day right around the corner, this printable gift is easy to make and can be in your hands in seconds. After purchasing the digital download, you just need to print the outline, grab some paint and get crafty with your little one.

Dad and Baby Matching Dinosaur Shirts

This matching set is ferocious and sweet all at once. It's something for baby to grow into and Dad to sport proudly now.

Ruvalino Multifunction Diaper Bag Backpack

If you think he’d prefer to carry baby's essentials in a bag, consider this diaper backpack instead. The Ruvalino backpack is waterproof, comes with a changing pad, two big zip closure compartments and 16 pockets to keep all his baby gear organized. Plus, it comes in eight different colors and has over 22,000 verified five-star ratings on Amazon.

I'm Your Father's Day Gift Funny Onesie

For a funny and budget-friendly option, this cute onesie is the perfect wrapping for the perfect gift: his little one! It reads, “I’m your Father’s Day gift. Mom says you’re welcome.”

Personalized first Father's Day gifts

MCS Clear Plastic 6 Sided Photo Cube (Pack of 4)

Does your husband love showing off photos of your little one? These customizable photo cubes double as home decor and a unique album. All you need to do is add your favorite (and cutest) pictures!

Custom Soundwaves Print

Was your baby's first word Dada, Daddy or Dad? Memorialize this milestone with a custom soundwave print. As a bonus, previous customers rave about the Etsy store's customer service as well.

Five Star Dad Personalized Ammo Box

For a truly unique gift that will make his first Father's Day memorable, get him this upcycled military surplus ammo box that can be personalized just for Dad. You can fill it with his favorite snacks or some of the other gifts on this list. He's sure to hold onto this special box long after the sun sets on his first Father's Day.

Big Catch Personalized Fishing Lure

If he likes to fish during his downtime, consider getting him this thoughtful fishing lure that can be customized with a message about his first Father's Day.

Mega Dad Personalized Comic Book

For the new dad who is already going above and beyond, gift him this personalized comic book so he can be forever immortalized as your child's favorite superhero.

Minted "Best Dad Ever" Frame

This thoughtful frame is the perfect sentimental gift to give a new dad full of photos with his child. It comes in many different frame stains including black, beige and gray, with three different color themes for the collage.

Personalized Daddy Penny Keychain

Have him carry his child’s love wherever he goes with this personalized daddy penny keychain from Etsy. You can choose whatever penny year you want and customize the stamped title.

Personalized New Dad Survival Kit

Let’s be honest, being a parent isn’t always easy. For the moments when he needs a break, he can rely on this new dad survival kit. Buy this box and fill it will all of his favorite things, whether it's beer, candy or savory snacks.

Happy First Father's Day Frame

Make his first Father’s Day even more memorable with a thoughtful frame that includes his first photo with his bundle of joy.

Zazzle Father's Day Personalized Photo Mug

If he's a coffee or tea lover, he'll enjoy using this personalized Father’s Day mug every morning. You can add up to three photos and include a loving message.

First Father's Day Acrylic Photo

This acrylic free-standing frame is both thoughtful and sentimental. Personalize it with one of the first photos he took with his baby and add a special message just for him.

Shutterfly Photo Book

Turn sweet snapshots into a gift he'll cherish for years. Each time he turns the page, he’ll be reminded of all the sweet memories he shared with his child.

Personalization Mall New Dad Custom Beer Bottle Carrier

If you're shopping on a budget, get him his favorite six-pack of beer and wrap it in this personalized beer bottle carrier designed just for new dads.

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