28 Heartfelt First Father’s Day Gift Ideas To Celebrate New Dads (2022)

  • BY Editorial Staff
  • April 30, 2022
28 Heartfelt First Father’s Day Gift Ideas To Celebrate New Dads (2022)

Being a first-time father is overwhelming to any man, even the toughest guys. With Father’s Day fast approaching, it will evoke his emotion because this is his very first Father’s Day! Whether he is your husband, son, or friend, get the new dad a first Father’s Day gift to help him celebrate the special day.

In this article, you can find unique keepsakes that capture memories of him and his newborn. They will make him feel like he is receiving a Father’s Day gift from his son or daughter. This list also includes some fun and practical items he thought he would never need. Whichever you choose, the first Father’s Day gift will be well-received by the new dad.

Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas for First-Time Dads

1/ Star Map Canvas Print With Photo

a star map print with photo - first father's day gift

$49.95 on 365Canvas

Celebrate the unforgettable day when he officially became a dad with this star map print. Enter the location and the date for the star map and upload a cute photo. This star map print will be a hit that melts the first-time dad’s heart.

2/ Baby Footprint And Handprint Art

baby footprint and handprint sign - first fathers day gift

$24 on Etsy

Footprint and handprint art is one of the most popular gifts to celebrate the first Father’s Day. Send the newborn’s footprints and handprints to the vendor to make this original keepsake, and you can add the family name and the year to make the gift more personal.

3/ Custom Photo and Poem Desktop Plaque

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

$24.95 on 365Canvas

The beautiful poem from the baby to the new father will leave him teary-eyed. You can customize the plaque with a photo and a short message.

4/ Voice Wave Art Print

sound wave art print - First Father's Day Gift From Baby

$34.95 on Etsy

Whether a dad and his baby are just cooing and laughing, the moments are priceless. Turn their laughter to a sound wave art print. He can play the artwork and listen to his baby’s voice anytime with a mobile application.

5/ Heart-Shaped Constellation Canvas Print

first father's day gift - star map canvas print

$49.95 on 365Canvas

The print displays the magical night sky when his baby was born. You can customize the “Daddy” title and the message as you like.

6/ Baby Footprint Cufflinks

Custom footprint Cufflinks - a first father's day gift

$18.08 on Etsy

These footprint cufflinks will be a great addition to his collection. He will be so eager to wear and show off these cufflinks at his next parties.

7/ Engraved Pocket Knife

an engraved pocket knife as a first father's day gift for him

$32.95 on Etsy

Customize the engraving on the pocket knife with his baby son or daughter’s name and the established year. This will be a hit on Father’s Day.

8/ Personalized Keychain

a personalized keychain gift for first father's day

$24.50 on Etsy

If you want to get the first-time dad something simple, then this cute, dainty brass keychain is perfect to give. The Etsy vendor is also willing to accommodate your request if you need to change the name and the quote around the bottom of the item.

9/ “The Adventure With Dad” Desktop Plaque

the adventure with dad desktop plaque

$24.95 on 365Canvas

An expecting dad would be happy to receive a Father’s Day gift from the bump. Simply upload a sonogram picture to create this heartfelt keepsake.

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10/ Baby Footprint Beer Glass

a beer glass with baby footprint

$25 on Etsy

You can give him this beer glass to celebrate his first Father’s Day. Send a photo of the baby footprints to the vendor to have them engraved into the glass. The result is a beautiful, unique beer glass that will become his new favorite!

11/ DIY Handprint Baseball

a baseball with handprint of baby: a gift to celebrate first father's day

His baby will grow up in no time. Therefore, give him something that captures this fleeting period of life, like this DIY handprint baseball with his baby boy’s handprint. The first-time dad will be so eager to use the ball to play with his son when he grows up!

12/ Father And Baby Portrait

a portrait of daddy and baby

$27 on Etsy

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

13/ DAD Photo Letter Canvas Print

DAD photo canvas print - a first father's day gift

$49.95 on 365Canvas

Do you have tons of photos of the first-time father changing his son’s diaper or him resting next to his baby, both of whom sleeping like a rock? Then transform those photos into a sentimental print that he’ll love for years to come.

14/ Baby Book – The Story of You

a baby photo book - Father's Day Gift For First Time Dads

$99 on artifactuprising

This book is a sentimental gift that he will love to receive on this occasion. Another reason to get the book is the making process that follows. 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 him complete the book.

15/ Daddy Established Year Photo Subway Art

photo canvas print - first father's day gift for new dads

$49.95 on 365Canvas

The print comes with kind wording that describes a loving father, all the attributes that he has. Customize it with a picture and texts, then you’ll have a one-of-a-kind present for the occasion!

16/ Dad Est. 2022 Tumbler

dad established 2022 tumbler

$27.99 on Amazon

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

17/ “Leveled Up to Daddy” Custom Photo Mug

leveled up to daddy photo coffee mug

$22.95 on 365Canvas

If he is into gaming, this coffee mug will mean so much to him when he is now leveled up to Daddy. You can also use the baby’s sonogram to make a gift for an expecting dad.

18/ Bear Family Canvas

bear family map canvas print - first fathers day gift

$49.95 on 365Canvas

A meaningful, heartwarming print of a bear family will leave any first-time father speechless. The gift is personalized with each member’s birth location. Plus point, the print will look great in the nursery room.

19/ Daddy – Daughter Desktop Plaque

a desktop photo plaque that says daddy's little girl

$24.95 on 365Canvas

A dad can never let his little daughter out of his sight. Even when he is at work, he will miss her dearly. Give him this desktop plaque with a photo of his little daughter so he can always keep her close.

20/ Personalized Calendar Print

personalized calendar canvas print as a first father's day gift

$49.95 on 365Canvas

Mark the special day when he becomes a dad with this custom calendar print, which can also be customized with a photo and text.

21/ “Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA” by Jimmy Fallon

"your baby's first word will be dada" book - a first father's day gift

$9.99 on Amazon

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

22/ Matching Daddy and Baby Bodysuit

first fathers day matching daddy and baby bodysuit gift set

$34.50 on Etsy

What’s more adorable than a man wearing a matching shirt with his baby? This shirt and onesie are super cute. He and the newborn will look so adorable on their first Father’s Day together.

23/ The Dad Hoodie

a multifunctional hoodie - a gift on First Fathers Day

$98 on thedadhoodie

Take his fatherhood duties to the next level with this hoodie. Praised by The TODAY Show as “The Best gift for every new Dad!”, this hoodie provides room for all needed items, making things less bulky when he is out with his buddy.

24/ Dad Bods Are Dad Sexy T-Shirt

Dad Bods Are Dad Sexy T-Shirt Gift for first father's day

$17.99 on Lookhuman

Now that he is a dad, he is ready to dedicate all his time and throw himself into taking care of his little one. So, maintaining his physique seems like an impossible task. But who cares? Dad bods are dad sexy, right?

25/ Daddy’s Diaper Duty Tool Belt

Daddy's Diaper Duty Tool Belt For First Time Dads

$39.95 on Etsy

The “tool” belt is perfect to give not only in a baby shower but also on the first Father’s Day. He will be cracking up at this gift and also appreciate the 27 items that will help him do his duty properly.

26/ Daddy and Baby Photo Collage Desktop Plaque

a desktop photo plaque gift to celebrate first father's day

$24.95 on 365Canvas

Small personalized items are always ideal gifts for a guy. This desktop plaque can be customized with 3 photos and a short text at the bottom. It is also affordable, just under $25.

27/ 1st Father’s Day Beer Holder with Bottle Labels

Funny Beer Labels

$10.80 on Etsy

This is a fun and unique gift idea! You will receive a custom printed kraft 6-pack bottle holder and the optional 6 labels. Then you simply add Dad’s favorite six-pack. Remember to add personalization details (i.e., title if other than Daddy, baby’s name, etc.) when ordering.

28/ Baby Go to Sleep (3 book series)

Go To Sleep Book - a first Father's Day Gift For New Dads

$8.99 on Amazon

This is not a book that he 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 fathers.


That concludes our list of the best gifts to give first-time dads on their first Father’s Day.




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