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Great Gifts for New Dads

December 11, 2017

Since gift-giving season is in full swing, you may be wondering what to give the new dad in your life. His list may be a little different than it has been in other years, so here are five great gifts for new dads.

Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

A nice pair of wireless noise-canceling headphones may be just the ticket for a new dad who is adjusting to having a new baby. Because crying babies can be stressful. So he can use them to have a little break, and then pass them along to his partner when it’s her turn to have a break. And you get bonus points for giving him a gift his significant other can use too.

A Book They Can Read Together

Choose your favorite kid’s book(s) that you know he’ll love to read to his child. Go for some classics, or some new favorites, or something that will appeal to parent and baby alike. And you can never go wrong with a little Dr. Seuss or Eric Carle. You just can’t.

New Dad Survival Kit

Yes, these are a thing. And they’re pretty amazing. If buying a prepackaged kit isn’t appealing, put together a kit of your own. Fill it with the things you know he’ll need, accompanied by some of the things you know he loves. (Think diapers AND his favorite beverage. And maybe a classic movie you know he’ll want to watch with his kid one day.)

Free Babysitting Gift Card

Sometimes, the best gifts are the ones that don’t cost a thing. Offer a punch card of free babysitting to allow your favorite new dad (and new mom) some much needed time together away from the house. If you’ve been a new parent you’ll remember how important a little couple togetherness time helps, especially when you feel totally immersed in your baby.


What are some of the gifts you most liked giving/receiving as a new parent? You can also check out our gift guide for soon to be moms!



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Wife of one tall drink of water. Mama of two spunky kids. Lover of awkwardly long hashtags and unicorn emojis. And babies, obviously.

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