First time dad gift ideas

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First time dad gift ideas
Relaxing or helpful gifts are ideal for first-time dads. (father with baby image by Pavel Losevsky from

Finding a gift for a new dad can be challenging. First-time dads are often full of excitement about their new babies, but also full of the stress that comes with parenting. Gifts that will either help a dad in his new parenting endeavours, or that will help him relax and forget his responsibilities for a short time, will be appreciated by first-time dads.

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Champagne & Candy Cigars

A nice bottle of champagne is appropriate for any celebratory event, and a new baby is certainly reason to celebrate. New dads can feel overwhelmed with their new parenting responsibilities, so reminding the new dad in your life about what a miraculous and wonderful event having a new baby is, with a bottle of celebratory champagne, could be just what he needs to help him appreciate the joys of a new baby. Cigars are also traditional and appropriate for this occasion. For those who do not smoke, chocolate cigars are a festive way to celebrate sans tobacco.

Remind him how special a new baby is with a bottle of champagne.
Remind him how special a new baby is with a bottle of champagne. (Bouteille de champagne floue, flute de champagne nette image by Bruno Bernier from


A digital camera or video camera is a thoughtful gift for a new dad. If he already has a camera, accessories such as extra memory cards or a spare battery can help him be ready to capture all of the baby's cute expressions and milestone moments. Offering to have prints made of some of his favourite photos, and framing them, would also make a thoughtful gift.

First time dad gift ideas
Cameras help new dads capture memories of their new child. (digital camera 6 image by Harvey Hudson from

Gardener Services

For a busy dad who no longer has time to tend to his yard now that he has a new baby, a gardener service is a helpful gift. Find a local reliable gardener service provider and purchase a 6 -month or 12-month service for the new dad's home.

The gift of a well-kept lawn is ideal for a busy new dad.
The gift of a well-kept lawn is ideal for a busy new dad. (A mowing man in a blue T-shirt and green trousers image by Werg from

Event Tickets

Dads love their kids, but sometimes they like to get away. Tickets to a sporting event or music concert will be appreciated by a new dad looking to have some time to himself during the stress of a new baby. Select an event well in advance so that he can arrange for babysitting, if necessary.

Daddy Tool Kit

Daddy tool kits are kits containing essential items for new dads such as diapers, baby wipes, formula and bottles, bibs and other baby items. These can be arranged in a typical construction tool belt for a clever presentation, or simply put into a handy carrying bag.

Masculine Baby Supplies

There are lots of supplies new parents need, from carrying bags to strollers to baby clothes, making gift giving options almost endless. The key to a great gift for a new dad is finding baby supplies in masculine colours and themes. Many dads would much rather carry a neutral brown or black baby supply bag than a more common bright-coloured or cartoon-themed bag.

First time dad gift ideas
New dads will appreciate a masculine carrying bag for baby supplies. (business bag image by from

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