33 Best First Father’s Day Gift Ideas In 2021

  • BY Joe Palinsky
  • April 12, 2021
33 Best First Father’s Day Gift Ideas 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.

Well, 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.

And the best first Father’s Day gifts for an expectant or new dad should be ones that he 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 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 a soon-to-be dad has his mind packed with all of the responsibilities on the horizon.

To help him feel prepared and excited for the new fatherhood challenges, below are some fantastic gift ideas for a father-to-be from the bump!

a first fathers day gift for expectant dads - a sonogram photo desktop plaque

“I Can’t Wait To Meet You” Sonogram Desktop Plaque

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For a man, the sonogram is the first physical indication that a baby is really on the way. The picture is special to any expectant dad, and a small keepsake that highlights this monumental moment will be a wonderful and touching gift for him this Father’s Day.


the new dad's playbook book gift for first father's day

New Dad’s Playbook

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The transition to parenthood and fatherhood has great impacts on a man, making him clueless.

So there is nothing more meaningful than giving a future 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" book - a first father's day gift

Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA by Jimmy Fallon

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This book is a unique gift that the dad-to-be 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!


my jokes are officially dad jokes coffee mug gift for new dads on first fathers day

“My Jokes Are Officially Dad Jokes” Mug

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Well, if he is a guy with a sense of humor, his jokes are now officially dad jokes! What better occasion to gift the man this gift than this first Father’s day?


a father's day gift for first time dad: a sonogram photo mug

“This Father’s Day I’ll Be Snuggled Up In Mommy’s Tummy” Mug

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This first Father’s Day, make your husband feel special or even surprise him by sending him a message from his unborn child:

“Daddy, this Father’s Day I’ll be snuggled up in mommy’s tummy. But next Father’s Day, I’ll be cuddled up with you.”

Customize the mug with a sonogram of the bump, and add a custom message to the father-to-be.


a sonogram desktop plaque gift for first fathers day

“I’d Tell You If I Could That I Love You So” Desktop Plaque

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The desktop plaque features a heartfelt message from the unborn baby to his or her future dad.

Upload a sonogram picture and add a personal touch to the keepsake with your baby’s expectant name and delivery date.


1st fathers day gift: a sonogram desktop plaque with a message from unborn child

“The Adventure Is Just About To Begin” Desktop Plaque

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The sonogram desktop plaque contains a lovely message from the little bump to the soon-to-be dad, letting him feel the vibe of starting a new adventure on his 1st Father’s Day.

There are 2 designs with two verses, one from a girl, and one from a boy.


First Father’s Day Gifts from Baby

Presents that involve the newborn certainly make the best Father’s Day gifts. The gift ideas below help you save the handprints and footprints of the baby. And on his first Father’s Day, these handprint and footprint gifts will tear his heart out.

a print of baby's footprint and handprint - a first father's day gift from baby to new dad

Baby Footprint & Handprint Art Print

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This gift idea is among the most popular, a must but inexpensive gift to celebrate the 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.


daddy i have made prints of my little feet photo canvas print gift for first time dads on father's day

“I Have Made Prints Of My Little Feet” Canvas Print

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An alternative to the above item. You can take photos of the baby’s little feet and of a daddy-baby moment. Upload them and you’ll have a perfect gift for him on this special day!


a baseball with handprint of baby: a gift for new dads on first father's day

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.


Best First Father’s Day Gifts for New Dads

These Father’s Day gift ideas for first-time dads are mainly designed to capture the first memories between a father and his little bundle of joy. These keepsakes mark the milestone in his life, and shall remind him of his special first Father’s Day even years later.

a star map print with a photo of new dad with baby: 1st fathers day gift for new dad

“The Day You Became My Daddy” Star Map Print With Photo

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Celebrate the unforgettable day when a man officially became a dad with this print.

To add customization, simply enter the location. Upload a cute photo of the new dad holding the baby. Add other details like name and date.

This star map print is a perfect gift, a hit that will melt any first-time dad’s heart!


a photo frame with a poem about new dad - first fathers day gift for new dad

“I’m So Happy You’re My Daddy” Photo Frame

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Any new dad will adore this photo frame. The item features a loving poem from his baby, and will always hold a special place on his office desk.


a desktop photo plaque with a poem from baby to dad - a gift idea for first fathers day

Desktop Photo Plaque With A Poem From Baby

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Simply upload a photo and add the baby’s name. The plaque, with a beautiful poem for new fathers is definitely going to leave him teary-eyed.


first fathers day gift - a personalized canvas print with a poem

“Walk With Me, Daddy” Photo Canvas Print

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The photo canvas has a print of a sentimental “Walk With Me, Daddy” poem on it. You can change the photo and the name to make the gift extra personal.

The result is a stunning gift for his first Father’s Day, and a wall art that he will proudly hang in the house.


sound wave art print - First Fathers Day Gift From Baby

Voice Wave For Dad Art Print

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Whether a dad and his infant are just cooing and laughing, the moments are priceless to any new dad. Turn the laughter of his child to a sound wave art print.

To make this gift more special, he can play the artwork and listen to his child’s voice anytime simply by using a mobile application.


DAD photo canvas print - fathers day gift for first time dad

DAD Custom Photo Canvas Print

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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.

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Father-And-Baby Portrait As First Fathers Day gift

Father-And-Baby Portrait

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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.


a baby photo book - Fathers Day Gift For First Time Dad

Baby Book – The Story of You

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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.


a photo canvas print gift for first fathers day with the saying i love you from the top of my head to the tip of my toes

“From The Top Of My Head To The Tip Of My Toes” Custom Canvas Print

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The simple and rustic look of this print will fit any home and any man’s personality. Plus, the message on the print (totally customizable) will bring tears to the new dad’s eyes in no time.


a desktop photo plaque with a quote my fingers may be small but i can still wrap daddy around them

“My Fingers May Be Small” Desktop Photo Plaque

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This desktop plaque features a lovely message from the baby, “My fingers may be small, but I can still wrap daddy around them.”

Customize the gift by uploading three photographs of daddy and his baby girl or baby boy.

It’s like the little bundle of joy is giving the first gift to their father!


A canvas print with image of a bear family - gift for first time dad on fathers day

Bear Family Map Canvas

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The birth of his first 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.

This cute Bear Family canvas print will make him so proud (and tear up, perhaps).


to us you are the world canvas gift first fathers day

“To Us You Are The World” Canvas Print

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He is the pillar of the family, his son’s best friend and his daughter’s first love. Let him know how important he is and that he is the whole world to somebody with this gift.

* Title “Daddy” is customizable.


Custom Cufflinks with The Infant's name and birthday: fathers day gift for first time dad

New Daddy Cufflinks

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


Leveled Up to Daddy photo mug gift for first time dad on fathers day

“Leveled Up to Daddy” Photo Mug

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It is one of the biggest milestones of a man’s life. If the first time dad is a gamer, he will adore this “Leveled Up to Daddy” mug which features a photo of him and the baby.


Promoted From Dog Dad To Human Dad Custom Photo Mug

“Dog Dad Promoted to Human Dad” Mug

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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.


a subway art photo canvas print - first fathers day gift for a new dad

Daddy Established Photo Subway Art

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Celebrate the first-time dad with words! The print comes with kind wording that describes a loving father.

So all you need to do is upload a picture, customize the day he steps into fatherhood, and a cute text from the bundle of joy.

Then you’ll have a one-of-a-kind subway art for the occasion!


Dad Est 2021 tumbler - 1st fathers day gift

First Time Dad Est. 2021 Tumbler

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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.


our first fathers day together matching shirt

“Our First Father’s Day Together” Matching Shirt and Onesie

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What’s more adorable than a dad wearing a matching shirt with his child? This shirt and onesie are super cute. The newborn and his dad will look adorable together this Father’s Day.


Dad Bods Are Dad Sexy T-Shirt - a gift For First time Dads on fathers day

Dad Bods Are Dad Sexy T-Shirt

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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 fun shirt.


Beer Labels Gift for First-Time Dads On Fathers Day

First-Time Dad Beer Labels

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If you want to put a comical spin on a gift, these 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!


Go To Sleep Book - Unique first Fathers Day Gift For New Dad

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

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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 - Fathers Day Gift For new Dad

Daddy’s Diaper Duty Device

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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.


Bonding T-Shirt - first fathers day gift for new dads

Bondaroo T-Shirt

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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.


a multifunctional hoodie - a First Fathers Day Gift

The Dad Hoodie

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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.


Conclusion

A man’s first Father’s Day is a big moment in his life. To truly make this occasion a magical one, grab a meaningful gift from this list or go to our 365Canvas store for more custom gifts for him!

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