Daddy Duties

Best Gifts for New Dads

Here are the things they never knew they needed.

By Danielle Wright With Jessica Lodge

The products listed here were independently selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.

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Finding a gift for a new dad seems pretty straightforward; pick up anything with the word "dad" or "father" on it. But as the new dad in your life takes on his new role, it wouldn't hurt to ease his new lifestyle. 

Shopping for dad should always include a little something for the baby, such as a Diaper Backpack that doubles as a changing station or even a tortilla swaddle to make a baby burrito. Or, purchase a much-needed necessity like the "Dad Hoodie" – loads of pockets for baby essentials and a practical handbook to guide his new bundle of joy. 

Scroll ahead and shop these must-have gifts for new dads.

Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads


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Preparing to be a father can be a bit nerve-wracking. The Be Prepared Handbook helps guide new dads with helpful tips like changing a diaper at a stadium or baby-proofing the house.

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Dad Fuel Coffee Mug


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New babies are a hassle. This gift will help him make sure he's refilling his energy to the max!

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First Time Dad Journal


The journey of having a child is one never to forget. Document your experiences with The First Time Dad Journal, from the pregnancy and the baby's first-month checkup to their first steps.

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Skip Hop Universal Stroller Phone Mount


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The Universal Stroller Mount is your gadget for those who multitask. Whether you're going for a walk through the park or neighborhood, you can focus on the stroller while your phone stays intact for reading, listening to music, and providing entertainment for the baby.

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Frida The Kid Proof Underwear


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Sometimes a brutal accident may happen when babies kick their legs while being upholstered by Dad. The Kid-Proof Underwear by Frida features a protective pouch to make sure dads have a seamless experience.

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Debug Baby Diaper Backpack


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Dads need a baby bag, and Debug helps them in more ways than one. This Diaper Backpack features a foldable crib that doubles as a changing station to tend to their baby anywhere. Plus, it's waterproof, sizable for travel, and includes various pockets for your wallet, i.d., bibs, and more. 

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Alex Mill Standard Crew Tee Local


Accidents happen, especially on Dad's favorite shirt. Gift him an emergency crew t-shirt to keep in his car or baby bag for those just in case moments. The softness of Alex Mill's standard crew will be all the reward he needs.

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Uncommon Goods Burrito Baby


For the Dad obsessed with burritos, he'll enjoy learning to wrap his baby in a tortilla. Uncommon Good's Burrito Baby Swaddle is fun, practical, and too cute to eat.

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Banks Journal Primary Track Pant Local


With a new baby, new dads will always be on the move. These Primary Track Pants by Banks Journal are perfect for keeping him feeling comfortable and cozy while playing, chasing, or napping with the baby.

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The Dad Hoodie


Ditch the extra baggage for this innovative jacket. The Dad Hoodie features six sizable pockets to store anything from diapers and wipes to a bottle and cell phone. Made with mesh lining and stretchy material, the durable jacket is a must for dads on the go.

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