The 52 Best First Father’s Day Gifts for New Dads

The 52 Best First Father’s Day Gifts for New Dads

Best Shirt to Gift New Dads

Lululemon Metal Vent Tech Long-Sleeve Shirt

Metal Vent Tech Long-Sleeve Shirt

Best Shirt to Gift New Dads

Lululemon Metal Vent Tech Long-Sleeve Shirt

This shirt wicks sweat like its life depends on it, the mesh fabric is ideal for using a cuff to wipe his kid’s snotty nose when he’s out of tissues, and when he finally gets a minute’s rest, it’s as comfortable as silk pj’s.

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Best Baby Carrying Shirt for new dads

Lalabu Dad Shirt Baby Carrier

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Dad Shirt Baby Carrier

Best Baby Carrying Shirt for new dads

Lalabu Dad Shirt Baby Carrier

Lalabu’s Dad Shirt provides a secure, hands-free way to carry your newborn wherever you go thanks to its smart kangaroo pouch. The t-shirt is comfortable for you and the baby: a win-win scenario here.

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Best funny gift for new dads

Personalization Mall Dad Personalized Pocket Pillow

Dad Personalized Pocket Pillow

Best funny gift for new dads

Personalization Mall Dad Personalized Pocket Pillow

Now 10% Off

This is the most dad thing ever invented: A unique pillow for the couch king to remind him he’s a total boss—and also where that remote is that he can never seem to find.

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Nike Men’s Air Max SC Sneaker

Men's Air Max SC Sneaker

Nike Men’s Air Max SC Sneaker

Now 29% Off

Remind your father of his glorious young adult days with a classic Air Max design that’ll make him feel young again.

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Best sentimental gift for new dads

Astrohaus Freewrite Traveler

Freewrite Traveler

Best sentimental gift for new dads

Astrohaus Freewrite Traveler

Astrohaus’ digital typewriters help encourage distraction-free writing in the most enjoyable way possible. The Freewrite Traveler is a portable edition from the brand made to go anywhere. It’s got an incredibly long memory and battery life, making it easy for new dads to write notes and journal entries that can one day be handed down to their kids.

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Best Protective Wear to Gift New Dads

G-Form Pro-X3 Knee Guards

Pro-X3 Knee Guards

Best Protective Wear to Gift New Dads

G-Form Pro-X3 Knee Guards

This flexible padded gear is capable of withstanding soccer shin kicks, baseball elbow blows, and all manner of bike scrapes. But it’s also lightweight and formfitting and looks like something out of The Terminator—negating all the excuses of kids not wanting to wear pads.

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Best diaper bag for new dads

Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack

Indi Diaper Backpack

Best diaper bag for new dads

Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack

Behold, the perfect unisex, lightweight backpack for diapers, baby bottles, and all the gadgets and gizmos a new dad needs to carry. Dagne Dover’s Indi bag easily clips onto strollers and even has a mini changing mat.

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Best fitness recovery gift for new dads

Therabody Wave Duo

Wave Duo

Best fitness recovery gift for new dads

Therabody Wave Duo

Whether he’s going into beast mode at the gym or just lives a very active life toting around a toddler, the new Theragun Wave Duo will take care of muscle tension, without having to book a massage.

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Best Fitness Gift for New Dads

adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3 Running Shoes

Adizero Adios Pro 3 Running Shoes

Best Fitness Gift for New Dads

adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3 Running Shoes

Now 20% Off

A good pair of running shoes will help him keep away that dad bod. Colorway options aside (which, by the way, that mint/black/blue combo is *chef’s kiss*), the construction of these Adidas Adios Pro 3s to keep things lightweight with enough Lightstrike Pro cushioning to help you preserve energy as you go the distance. Race day or a casual long jog, he’ll love running in these kicks.

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Best on-the-go gift for new dads

Oars + Alps Wake Up Eye Roller and Eye Depuffer

Wake Up Eye Roller and Eye Depuffer

Best on-the-go gift for new dads

Oars + Alps Wake Up Eye Roller and Eye Depuffer

A new dad will soon find out how much sleep they can actually function on. Pass them this caffeinated cooling eye roller to help them feel and look like they got eight hours the night before, even if all they got was three.

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Best Gift for new dads that Keeps on Giving

Men’s Health Shop Men’s Health MVP Premium Membership

Men's Health MVP Premium Membership

Best Gift for new dads that Keeps on Giving

Men’s Health Shop Men’s Health MVP Premium Membership

What’s an easy way for dads to look better, feel better, and live better than ever before? Maybe we’re a little biased, but a year’s subscription to Men’s Health magazine should do the trick.

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Best Diaper Bag to Gift New Dads

L.L.Bean Diaper Bag

Diaper Bag

Best Diaper Bag to Gift New Dads

L.L.Bean Diaper Bag

Sure, he could shove a loose diaper and a slim pack of wipes into your back pockets and wing it. Or you could just buy him this bag, which also houses a water-bottle holster, a changing pad, and tons of pockets. You know what the Boy Scouts say.

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Best Headphones Gift for new dads

Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise Canceling Headphones

WH-1000XM4 Noise Canceling Headphones

Best Headphones Gift for new dads

Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise Canceling Headphones

Peace and quiet is probably the best gift you can give a new dad. With the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones, he’ll be able to take a moment to himself to listen to his favorite jams or focus on his work, without hearing loud squeaky kids’ toys.

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Best Sleep Gift for new dads

Pluto Pillow Pluto Pillow

Pluto Pillow

Best Sleep Gift for new dads

Pluto Pillow Pluto Pillow

A proper pillow is going to be a must-need for new dads. Enter the Pluto Pillow. He will take a quick survey so the brand knows his preferences (thickness, firmness, sleeping position) and then out comes a pillow entirely unique to him. The process is fun, the price point is great, and the sleep is amazing.

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best upgrade gift for new dads

Braun Series 9 9390cc, Wet & Dry Shave

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Series 9 9390cc, Wet & Dry Shave

best upgrade gift for new dads

Braun Series 9 9390cc, Wet & Dry Shave

This top-notch smart shaver has an AutoSensing technology and a 360-degree flex head for the most efficient shave he’ll ever get that trims even the thickest beards and reach those tricky areas. Sure, he could use any ol’ shaver, but why not gift him a cool top-of-the-line option that’ll make him feel like a king.

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best jogging stroller for new dads

Thule Glide 2 Stroller

Glide 2 Stroller

best jogging stroller for new dads

Thule Glide 2 Stroller

This sturdy stroller folds up on a hinge and unfolds with the twist of a handle—and a massive holding area beneath the seats can hold an entire diaper bag. The ride is smooth, the lockable turning wheel transitions easy from walk to run, and the adjustable handlebar snaps for the comfort of various pushers.

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Best Smart Crib to Gift New Dads

Snoo Smart Sleeper Bassinet

Smart Sleeper Bassinet

Best Smart Crib to Gift New Dads

Snoo Smart Sleeper Bassinet

This wildly popular robo-bassinet gently and automatically rocks and soothes his baby to sleep—even if they wake up in the middle of the night. Yes, they’re pricey, but what would you pay for a good night’s rest when he really needs one?

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best mixology gift for new dads

Tom Bullock’s 5 pc. Cocktail Shaker Bar Set

5 pc. Cocktail Shaker Bar Set

best mixology gift for new dads

Tom Bullock’s 5 pc. Cocktail Shaker Bar Set

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Tom Bullock’s stainless steel cocktail set includes everything he’ll need for a drink at the the end of a long day of parenting, including a shaker, stirrer spoon, ice tongs, strainer and jigger. As the inspiration for the brand, Tom Bullock was one of the most influential bartenders from the 1910s and was known for tending the prestigious St. Louis Country Club.

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Best massage gift for new dads

Viktor Jurgen Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager with Heat Deep

Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager with Heat Deep

Best massage gift for new dads

Viktor Jurgen Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager with Heat Deep

Now 17% Off

Raising a newborn can be a pain in the neck, but thankfully, there’s an at-home solution for that. This neck and shoulder massager is a game-changer for aches and soreness whenever he needs it most.

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A high-tech sleep mask

Therabody SmartGoggles

SmartGoggles

A high-tech sleep mask

Therabody SmartGoggles

Help the new dad in your life get quality shut eye with these high-tech goggles, which features heat and massage features.

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Christian Gollayan

Deputy Editor, Commerce

As Men’s Health’s Deputy Editor, Commerce, Christian Gollayan oversees all shopping content on menshealth.com. He relocated back to New York by way of Portland, where he was the Associate Managing Editor at TheManual.com. Christian’s work has also been featured in InStyle, Food & Wine, the New York Post, and Tatler Asia. 

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