The Best Holiday Gifts for New Dads

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Let’s face it. Things do get a bit different once the little one comes along. While babies are incredibly “portable” and can easily join you while running errands, hikes and even dinners out, there’s definitely a fair amount more time spent cuddling, sleeping (for babies more than others) and hanging around at home.

14 Gift Ideas For New Dads

While there’s typically so much fuss over new moms (rightfully so, I might add!) the dads we know tend to get equally as excited by high-quality, well-made, good looking and utterly useful bits of baby gear, clothing + gadgets that make this transitional time a little bit easier and more comfortable.

The items below are all TME dad-approved and a perfect little collection of what to gift a new dad for the holidays.

ps. Be sure to check out our Holiday Gift Ideas page, too. We’re cooking up lots of new ideas for 2023. xo!

The best gifts for new dads

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1. Outdoor Rocking Chair

The best gifts for new dads

Amazon

Picture this. Firepit. Friends, and the babe all snugged up on his chest, rocking away.


2. Dagne Dover Medium Indi Diaper Backpack

The best gifts for new dads

Saks Fifth Avenue

This diaper bag will serve double duty (see what I did there?) Kidding aside, it’s made from high-tech neoprene with such subtle-but-useful dadding details (think: stroller clips & tons of pockets for wipes, pacifiers, stuffies) they’ll be happy to use this ultra cool bag far beyond the diapering days.


3. Travel Mug

The best gifts for new dads

Amazon

Spillproof, keeps drinks warm, and fits into the car, the stroller…EVERYWHERE. And they’ll need it everywhere.


4. OtterBox Phone Case

The best gifts for new dads

Amazon

See note on baby reflexes below.* Time to get the heavy duty protection or that phone doesn’t stand a chance.


5. Nanit Pro Smart Baby Monitor & Wall Mount

The best gifts for new dads

Amazon

You know how you wait and wait (and WAIT) for those little beings to fall asleep? And yet, when they finally do, you find yourself just wanting to WATCH them sleep? It’s a thing. This video baby monitor will please high-tech dads letting them do that from anywhere via their phone.


6. Deuter Kid Comfort Carrier

The best gifts for new dads

Amazon

Amy had this hiking carrier. Here’s what she had to say about it. “We used it like crazy (our kid is just too big/energetic for it now) but it’s one of our FAVORITE baby purchases by far. Breathable, machine washable, extremely sturdy, held allll our trail snacks + it’s still going strong with my cousin who just recently had a baby.”


7. Goodr OG Sunglasses

The best gifts for new dads

Amazon

Don’t be fooled by those adorable chubby little hands. They’ll rip those sunglasses right off of daddy’s face with ninja-like precision. This pair is classic in style and touted as being “made for beasting.” Sounds like they’ll stand up to the full-contact sport of parenting.


8. Hatch Restore Sunrise Alarm Clock

The best gifts for new dads

Amazon

Dads, you will sleep again. You will sleep again. When that time comes, this one will help you get back into a natural rhythm and it will look pretty dang cool on your bedside table.


9. Vuori Ponto Performance Jogger

The best gifts for new dads

Half Zip Hoodie | Joggers

Made from Vuori’s DreamKnitTM fabric, these pieces are soft, luxe and work equally as well for cuddling on the sofa as they do for looking “dressed” while getting in some steps during those stroller naps.


10. Personalized Bracelet

The best gifts for new dads

Bracelet

The perfect balance of masculine + sweet. A basic braided leather bracelet but with customized charms that can feature names of kids/ family.


11. Smart Portable Projector

The best gifts for new dads

Amazon

These days, movie night might just feel like enough of a date night. Level things up and watch it outdoors. And, before you know it you’ll be using it to show movies for the kiddo and their friends. S’s husband Mike has this one and he’s obsessed with it.


12. Ergobaby Omni 360 All-Position Baby Carrier

Amazon

The OG. And still an all-time fave. Made from cotton, it’s super soft, machine washable (on delicate cycle) and designed for wearing the babe…and eventually toddlers…comfortably up front or on your back.


13. The North Face Water Resistant Slipper

Nordstrom

Think hygge for feet. S’s husband, kids, and all of their friends swear by these (and Pax may have even tried to convince her that they should be his winter boots because they’re SO warm.)


14. Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada Book

Amazon

Just saying. Don’t @ me.


Anything else you’ve gifted to a new dad that we should add to the list? Let us know!

Xo,

Ange

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