The 21+ Best First Father’s Day Gifts for New Dads in 2023
Stepping into fatherhood is overwhelming to any new (and expecting) dad. This Father’s Day is going to be his first, so it will be full of emotions and excitement! So let’s celebrate this occasion by giving him some meaningful first Father’s Day gifts. Whether he is your husband, boyfriend, or a close family member of yours, buying him a gift is a thoughtful gesture that he will appreciate.
We scoured the Internet for the coolest first Father’s Day presents. We think the best gifts are those that can capture and show memories of him and his newborn. Another special point, these items, whether big or small, will make him feel like he is receiving the very first Father’s Day gift from his son or daughter. Let’s dive right in!
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The Best First Father’s Day Gift Ideas for New Dads
1/ The Night You Became My Daddy Custom Star Map Photo Canvas Print
This Canvas Print is a profound First Father’s Day gift. It holds the stars that adorned the sky on the night when the expecting Dad embraced fatherhood. It evokes the sentimental journey of becoming a dad, making it a deeply meaningful keepsake.
2/ Baby Footprint Art
This piece of art captures the unique and precious memories of the new arrival in a creative and lasting way. The print shows the baby’s actual footprints, making it a one-of-a-kind and personal item that the first-time father can display in their home. This first Father’s Day gift is a memorable keepsake that he can look back on as the baby grows and changes over time.
3/ To The World You Are One Person Photo Canvas Print
Mark the unforgettable moment when he became a dad with a sentimental and meaningful gift. This photo daddy canvas print is the perfect way to do just that. Simply adding some cute photo memories to create a unique and personalized gift that will touch his heart.
4/ Leather Keychain With Photo
Make every day of the new dad special with a leather photo keychain. This practical gift allows him to keep a photo of his beloved baby close by, wherever he goes. You can choose from two sides with photos, or one side with a photo and one side with a personal message. With 7 color options for the leather keychain, you can easily find the perfect match for his style. This gift will become a daily reminder of the love and joy his new bundle of joy brings to his life.
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5/ DAD Custom Desktop Photo Plaque
Make this first Father’s Day a truly special one with this desktop photo plaque. This unique gift is the perfect way to show your love and appreciation for the new dad in your life. The plaque features a touching quote about dad, expressing love and gratitude, that is sure to bring tears to his eyes. Personalize it even further by adding photos, a short message, your names and signature, making it a keepsake he’ll cherish forever.
6/ Photo Etched Glass
This will become his favorite whisky rocks glass for at least another year! According to many reviews, the pictures came out perfectly clear on the glass. Just make sure you send high-quality images to etch nicely. Because the glass is laser etched directly into the surface, it is completely dishwasher safe.
7/ Baby Footprint Cufflinks
These footprint cufflinks are fully customizable and engraved with the baby’s name and date of birth. They are sentimental and meaningful accessories that the father can wear and treasure for years to come. The cufflinks will serve as a reminder of the special bond between the father and their child, and of the momentous occasion of becoming a parent.
8/ Engraved Pocket Knife
The pocket knife is a versatile and useful tool that many men appreciate. But this pocket knife is special and a great gift idea for first Father’s Day because you can engrave his son or daughter’s name and the year he became a father on it.
9/ Daddy and Baby Brass Keychain
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.
10/ Baby Footprint Glass
You can engrave the footprint and text on a pint glass, wine glass, or coffee mug of your choice. Then send a photo of the baby footprints and the custom text to the vendor as you purchase it. The result is a beautiful, unique glass that will become his new favorite!
11/ DIY Handprint Baseball
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/ To My Dad Print Gift from Daughter
The words on this rustic print are what the baby girl wants to say to her daddy on this very special day. That’s why this canvas print is one meaningful choice for a first Father’s Day gift. And you can customize the text at the bottom of the print with your own wording.
13/ Father And Baby Portrait
A father-and-baby portrait is a simple gift for a new dad on his first Father’s Day but will deliver intense sentiments. You get to have the print delivered framed or unframed. The picture frame is also packed with bubble wrap to protect the picture during delivery.
14/ DAD Photo Letter Canvas Print
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 proudly hang in the living room. You can change DAD letters to DADDY or a custom word of your choice.
15/ Baby Book – The Story of You
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.
16/ Dad Established Year Tumbler
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 journey of fatherhood. This tumbler is a nice sentiment but also useful and practical for everyday use.
17/ Super Daddio Funny Mug For Dad
If he is into gaming or a Mario lover, this coffee mug is the perfect gift to give this first Father’s Day as he is now leveled up to Daddy. You can choose from 6 kids for the face when he pours hot water in!
18/ You’re Dad: A Little Book for Fathers
“You’re Dad: A Little Book for Fathers” is the perfect tribute to new dads on the journey of fatherhood. Filled with humor, heart, and adorable drawings, this book celebrates fatherhood in all its shapes and sizes. The book will take him through adventures of fatherhood, commemorating the laughter and the tears that he has been or will experience. As an ideal gift for first Father’s Day, this book will move and delight him.
19/ Matching T-shirt and Bodysuit
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.
20/ Daddy’s Diaper Duty Tool Belt
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.
21/ Beer Holder with Bottle Labels
This is a fun and unique gift idea! You will receive a custom printed kraft 6-pack bottle holder and the optional 6 labels. Add his favorite six-pack and the first Father’s Day gift is ready for giving. Remember to add personalization details (i.e., title if other than Daddy, baby’s name, etc.) when ordering.
22/ World’s Best Daddy Custom Photo Collage Canvas Print
For an expecting dad, this occasion is a milestone too! If you want to give him something to memorize his fatherhood journey, this photo collage canvas print is just the right gift. You can choose the photos you want to show on the item.
What makes good first Father’s Day gifts?
A custom gift with photos or texts will make his day more special and memorable. However, as you might spend a lot of time personalizing or changing your customization (we all are!), make sure to allow extra time when placing an order. We never want the gift to arrive late.
A practical gift that aids his new journey into fatherhood
While some men have the natural ability to take care of a child, a lot will struggle in the first months. Therefore, giving him a practical tool or guidebook is a thoughtful gesture he will appreciate.
An experiential gift
You might want to avoid extravagant material gifts as you have just started a family. So simply let the man have a day off, be freed of childcare responsibilities, and hang out with his friends. But we are sure he will stick around with you and his child, as having both of you is the best first Father’s Day gift to him already!
That concludes our list of the 21 best First Father’s Day gifts to give in 2023. We hope this article helps you find a good fit for the guy. More importantly, we hope these recommendations help the new dad or expectant dad celebrate the milestone with joy and happiness.
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