25 Best First Father’s Day Gift Ideas For A New Dad In 2021

  • BY Joe Palinsky
  • January 22, 2021
25 Best First Father’s Day Gift Ideas For A New Dad In 2021

Without a shadow of a doubt, first-time father experiences are overwhelming to any man, even the toughest guys. From the moment he realized he’s becoming a dad to the seconds he put his child in his arms, those memories are forever imprinted.

And on his very first Father’s Day, his emotions are again evoked. The presence of his little child is already the greatest gift he could ask for. But as a wife or a close friend of a new dad, you can find him a gift to celebrate his first Father’s Day.

Among many first Father’s Day gift ideas, the best gifts are those that the first-time dad can enjoy himself and with his baby. From unique memory-filled photo gifts capturing cute and messy daddy-and-baby moments to practical gifts that give him some ease and rest, these first Father’s day gifts are sure to fill him with nostalgia, make him feel appreciated and be prepared for the emotional roller coaster of fatherhood.

Father’s Day Gifts For Expectant Dads

With a little one on the way, you can bet an expectant dad has his mind packed with all of the responsibilities on the horizon. To help him feel prepared and excited for the new challenges life is about to throw his way, there are some fantastic gift options for a father-to-be. Whether you grab something silly, touching, or practical, the gesture will definitely help to ease his mind a bit for what’s in store.

gifts for an expectant father - love at first sight desktop plaque

First Father’s Day Gifts From Unborn Baby

Love At First Sight Sonogram Desktop Photo Plaque


For a man, the sonogram is the first physical indication that a baby is really on the way. This picture can prove very special to an expectant dad, and a photo plaque that helps to highlight this monumental moment is a wonderful and touching gift option this Father’s Day.

New Dad's Playbook - First Father's Day Gifts

New Dad’s Playbook


The transition to parenthood and fatherhood has great impacts on a man, making him clueless. So there is nothing more meaningful than giving a new dad an informational guide that provides clear direction in this journey and a plan to becoming the best father to his child. It will take men from just winging it to winning it.

your baby's first word will be dada - jimmy fallon - Gift For A New Dad

Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA Book


This book is a unique gift that the new dad will be super happy to receive. Most men secretly want their child’s first word to be “Dada!”. So what is the secret? Let this book, from the famous television host Jimmy Fallon, show him how!

Promoted From Dog Dad To Human Dad – Custom Photo Mug

Dog Dad Promoted to Human Dad Mug


A mug is a classic Father’s Day gift, especially when a clever pun or joke is involved. This mug makes for an excellent present for dog dads who are welcoming the arrival of their first babies.

Father’s Day Present From Baby

If you and your significant other recently welcomed a child into your family, you might be looking for some simple and sweet first Father’s day gifts from baby. Whether you have a newborn, baby, or infant in the house, these gift ideas are sure to inspire you to find the perfect gift for a new dad.

Baby Footprint & Handprint Art Print - First Father's Day Gift

Baby Footprint & Handprint Art Print


This gift idea is among the most popular, a must but inexpensive gift to celebrate his first Father’s Day with his little champ. The personalized gift features the child’s footprints with the parents’ handprints, representing the protection of a dad for his child.

First Father's Day Gift From Baby - Handprint Baseball

DIY Handprint Baseball

A baby will grow up in no time. Therefore, gifts that help to capture this fleeting period of life is perfect for tugging at the first-time dad’s heart. This DIY baseball features the baby’s handprint and is a wonderful handmade gift for a new father who is also a baseball lover.

First Father’s Day Gift Ideas From Wife

If your husband went above and beyond to provide you with a lovely first Mother’s Day present, then you probably want to return the favor this Father’s Day. The birth of a first child is one you want to remember fondly so that you can look back together and take pride in your family. These gift ideas are designed to help you cherish these passing years in a number of profoundly effective ways.

First Father's Day gifts - DAD personalized photo canvas print

DAD Custom Photo Canvas Print


Is your phone or camera full of photos of your husband changing his son’s diaper for the first time or him resting next to his son, both of whom sleeping like a rock? Then transform those pictures into a sentimental gift like this DAD personalized photo canvas.

a photo frame with a poem about new dad - Gift for Father's Day

New Dad Poem Frame


The new dad in your life will adore this photo frame as a new dad gift. The personalized frame simply features a loving poem from his son or daughter, but will always hold a special place on his office desk.

sound wave art print - First Father's Day Gift From Daughter Or Son

Voice Wave For Dad Art Print


Whether a dad and his infant are just cooing and laughing, the moments are priceless to any new dad. Turn the laughter of his son or daughter to a sound wave art print. To make this first Father’s Day gift more special, he can play the artwork and listen to his child’s voice anytime simply by using a mobile application.

bear family - map canvas print - Personalized First Father's Day Gift For A New Dad

Bear Family Map Canvas


The birth of a child completes the family. Mark the milestone, especially the first Father’s Day of a man, with a personalized map print that features details about his wholesome family. And this cute Bear Family canvas print will make him so proud (and tear up, perhaps).

Father-And-Baby Portrait As First Father's Day gift

Father-And-Baby Portrait


A father-and-baby portrait drawing is a simple gift to get a new dad on this Father’s Day but will deliver intense sentiments to him. This gift is a keepsake that he will treasure for years to come.

baby book - The Story Of You - Father's Day Gift For A First-Time Dad

Baby Book – The Story of You


Among sentimental first Father’s Day gifts, this book is a gift idea that he can enjoy. The photo journal is filled with thoughtful prompts, allowing him to document his child’s first year. If you are his wife, start it off with a few basic details, and let your man complete the baby book.

Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera


A first-time dad can never resist taking thousands of pictures of his child whenever he can. Grab your husband a Polaroid instant digital camera and level up his photography game. This makes a great bonus for the Baby Book we mentioned above.

Father-Daughter Matching Bodysuit and Shirt

Father & Daughter Matching Bodysuit & Men’s Shirt

$21.95 – $32.99

What’s more adorable than a dad wearing a matching shirt with his child? This is a great father-and-daughter gift that will strengthen the bond that a father shares with his little princess.

Go The Fck To Sleep Book - Unique Father's Day Gift For New Dad

Go the F**k to Sleep (3 book series)


This is not a book that the new dad should read to his child, but a bedtime book for him! According to the New York Times, the book is “a new Bible for weary parents”, a beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny book for new and expectant dads. A unique first Father’s Day gift you must not skip!

Daddy's Diaper Duty Device Father's Day Gift For New Dad

Daddy’s Diaper Duty Device


Some gifts are perfect because of how practical they are. First-time fathers are usually unprepared for how messy a baby can be. This diaper duty device aims to make life a lot easier and a bit cleaner for all involved.

Smartphone Sanitizer & Universal Charger

UV Smartphone Sanitizer & Universal Charger


When a man takes on his child-care responsibilities for the first time, he becomes very aware of germs. Since smartphones are often a huge breeding ground for bacteria, a smartphone sanitizer and universal charger combo can be a practical first Father’s Day gift idea that sees a lot of use.

DadWare Kangaroo Care Bonding T-Shirt For Father

Bondaroo T-Shirt


Bonding is important for a dad and his child. This t-shirt, with an affordable price of under $50, is a sweet and meaningful way to encourage the connection a father has with his baby.

The Dad Hoodie First Father's Day Gift

The Dad Hoodie


Take a dad’s duties to the next level with this hoodie. This quality piece of clothing is designed to transform the way he goes about carrying the essentials for his infant. Let him enjoy a great time when running errands as well as traveling with his little one.

Dad Bods Are Dad Sexy T-Shirt For First Dads

Dad Bods Are Dad Sexy T-Shirt


Now that he is a dad, he is ready to dedicate all his time and throw himself into taking care of his little one, and maintaining his physique seems like an impossible task. But who cares? Dad bods are dad sexy, right? Tell your loving husband and the father of your child with this funny and last-minute gift.

Bean Box Coffee Sampler - Coffee Gift Subscription

Monthly Coffee Subscription Gift

$68.00 for 3 months

Being a new dad is a full-time job that requires a lot of energy. Help him stay motivated and sharp by gifting a personalized monthly coffee subscription that provides him with the boost he needs to conquer the day.

Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager

Back and Neck Massager


Any first-time dads will appreciate this thoughtful gift on Father’s Day. After hours of feeding, changing diapers and putting the baby to sleep, an item to relax and soothe his aching muscles will be the first thing he grabs!

First Time Dad Est Tumbler - Gift For Father's Day

First Time Dad Est. 2021 Tumbler


Another great first Father’s Day gift that you can get in the last minutes: a tumbler that signifies the established year that he takes on the role as a new dad. He’ll smile and think about his new child every time he enjoys his favorite drink.

Custom Silver Plated New Daddy Cufflinks

New Daddy Cufflinks


If the new dad has a cufflink collection, you can’t go wrong with this first Father’s Day gift. And he will be so eager to show off these cufflinks, which are engraved with his little one’s details, in his next formal event.

First Time Dad Beer Labels Gift for First Time Dads On Father's Day

First Time Dad Beer Labels


If you want to put a comical spin on a gift, these first-time dad beer labels are a great fit. Slap them over his favorite brews and watch him laugh each time he goes for a sip. A cheap but funny and meaningful First Father’s Day gift!

A man’s first Father’s Day proves to be a big moment in his life. To truly make this time a magical one, take time to explore your options with first Father’s Day gifts. A bit of research will help uncover the ideal fit for the first-timers in your life and the little bundle of joy that has come into his world.

We also have another article that helps you find novel ideas for Father’s Day gifts this year, don’t forget to check it out!



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