Show first-time fathers all the love with curated gifts just for them. Make his first Father's Day special with a practical, sentimental, or time-saving gift he's sure to love.

May 16, 2019

There’s something extra special about celebrating his first Father’s Day as a dad, and it’s a great opportunity to thank him for being there through the late nights and early mornings. Show your appreciation for him with a perfect gift to mark the milestone. You can share a sentimental, thoughtful, or funny Father’s Day card and gift this year to make his day one to remember.

We’ve rounded up our favorite Father’s Day gifts for new dads including grooming products, photo books, craft beer and spirits, mugs, and more to make it easy for you to choose the best gift for the deserving daddy in your life. Many of these will also work as Father’s Day gifts from baby or for a dad to be, so know that we have your needs covered!

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Harry’s Shave Club Subscription

A smooth shave makes every man happy, which is why a subscription to Harry’s Shave Club is a first Father’s Day gift that keeps on giving—month after month! The products are clean and soothing, and the razors are always on point. And he’ll never need to think about replacing them on time since a new one will simply arrive on his doorstep each month.

Buy It: Shave Club Subscription, from $15, Harry’s Shave Club

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8-Cup Coffee Maker

Bring his favorite coffee shop brew home with his very own Chemex. This pour-over coffee maker will transform his coffee beans into the best cup of cold brew possible, and the intentional ritual of making each cup may even make those early mornings a little easier to take.

Buy It: Chemex 8-Cup Coffee Maker, $43.95, Crate & Barrel

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Ergo 360 Air-Mesh Baby Carrier

Have baby, will travel with the latest lightweight carrier from Ergobaby. We love this model for all of its carrying positions and that it has plenty of ventilation to keep dad and baby cool while on the go. It’s adjustable to carry newborns up to toddlers and has lumbar support for total back comfort. It’s also machine washable to ensure it stays fresh for the duration. Try gifting this with a handwritten invite for a family hike!

Buy It: Ergo 360 Air-Mesh Baby Carrier, $180, ErgoBaby

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Daddy & Me Board Book

If you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift from baby, here's a seriously sweet option. This personalized board book captures the sweet father-baby bond and will let your little one “ooh” and “coo” over daddy’s face even when he’s not around. We love how easy it is to customize, and that it’s a gift that both dad and baby will love.

Buy It: Custom Board Book, $39.99, Pinhole Press

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Birdling Backpacker

This brand new style of the popular Birdling bags is perfect for him. It’s a tote and a backpack all in one, and comes in gender neutral colors including classic navy and olive. The bag has a durable canvas exterior, striped cotton interior lining, two exterior pockets, and a padded laptop pouch—so it’s perfect for the busy dad who loves to be on the go with everything he needs within easy reach.

Buy It: Birdling Backpacker Bag, $65, Birdling

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Bluetooth Headphones

For the guys who love running, biking, or just being handsfree when it comes to listening to their favorite podcast, these lightweight (and super durable) Bluetooth headphones are a worthwhile pick. And at just $20, they’re a great price for someone who is just getting into the Bluetooth experience but doesn’t want to shell out hundreds of dollars for large name brand headphones. This is a great Father’s Day gift for husbands because he’ll think of you each time he pulls them out to run or mow the lawn—and it might help motivate him to get those yard chores done!

Buy It: LETSCOM Bluetooth Headphones, $19.95, Amazon

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Best Beer of the Month Club

Give him a monthly delivery of craft beers delivered right to his doorstep with this Father’s Day gift for first-time dads. You can choose from an ongoing monthly membership or a beer shipment to arrive on your own timeline, so it’s flexible for your budget and schedule. Each delivery includes 12 beers made by the best microbreweries in the country and includes 4 different kinds of beer so he’ll get a chance to find new favorites.

Buy It: Beer of the Month Club, $42 per month, Craft Beer Club

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Papa Bear Mug

Make each mug of coffee or tea a little more comforting with this sweet first Father’s Day gift. Share it with your husband from yourself, or gift it from baby, and he’ll remember he’s loved each time he takes a sip—especially since the porcelain mug holds a generous 16 ounces!

Buy It: Porcelain Papa Bear Mug, $5, Target

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One Potato Gift Card

Help ease him into his dad duties with a family-friendly meal kit delivery from One Potato. Founded by the creator of the popular kid food site Weelicious, he’ll get everything he needs to cook dinner that the adults and kids at the table will love. You can choose from a changing weekly menu and customize it from vegetarian and omnivorous boxes—and it will make everyone feel nourished without even having to go to the store.

Buy It: One Potato Meal Plan, from $59, One Potato

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Comfy Slippers

Pad dad’s middle of the night pacing with a pair of the coziest slippers around. These boiled wool slippers are a perfect way to show a first-time father you care—and that his comfort matters, even when he’s super tired.

Buy It: Glerups Unisex Slippers, $75, Amazon

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Matching Shirt and Onesie

Show your appreciation for your hubby, baby, and tacos all at once with this sweet t-shirt and onesie duo. The kid shirt comes in either a tiny tee or a onesie—with sizes that range from newborn all the way up to youth large—so you can customize it for your little. This is one of our very favorite first Father’s Day gifts from baby, so be sure to add this one to your list! P.S. It also makes for a fun dad-to-be gift!

Buy It: Taco & Taquito Shirt and Onesie, $39.99, Cole & Coddle

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Jogging Stroller

With a sleek body and performance tires, this lightweight jogging stroller is just the thing to help dad stick with his wellness goals—and enjoy some fresh air while on baby duty. Baby will also appreciate the absorbent shock system that will even out any bumps in the road.

Buy It: Schwinn Jogging Stroller, $209, Amazon

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Self-Care Skincare Set

Complete with protective matte moisturizer, cooling shave cream, and soap-free gel face wash, this first Father’s Day gift will help dad feel pampered on those mornings when he needs a little help waking up. The products are packaged in Earth-friendly recyclable packaging and are filled with nourishing ingredients including grapefruit peel oil, lemon extract, eucalyptus, and more.

Buy It: Ernest Supplies Modern Man Set, $60, Anthropologie

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Classic Dad Shirt

Inspire him to have more fun with his outdoor chores with a shirt fit for the task. The super soft cotton tee is cut and sewn in sweatshop-free factories and is designed and printed in Iowa. Plus: It’s fun to wear and is a perfect weekend uniform for the new dad in your life.

Buy It: This Is My Doing Yardwork Shirt, $23, RAYGUN

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Jersey Pajama Pant

Whether he’s getting up to walk the dog, pace with the baby, or read the paper, these cotton jersey pajama pants are key. The elastic waistband and drawstring help perfect the fit, while the machine washability ensures that they’ll be ready for anything parenthood has to offer.

Buy It: Jersey Pajama Pants, $34.99, J.CREW

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Sunday Pancake Mix

Learning how to make pancakes, or really any breakfast meal, can come with a steep learning curve, especially when there’s a little one underfoot, so set dad up for success with our favorite pancake mix. The organic ingredients and super simple method mean that he’ll be able to entertain the kids and make breakfast, no problem. (Or we hope so at least!) Gift it with a bottle of real maple syrup and a bag of his favorite coffee for weekends made right…even if you need to stay in for brunch.

Buy It: Foodstirs Organic Sunday Pancake Mix, $5.99, Foodstirs

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Help him destress and unwind—no matter how fried he is from calming a crying baby—with this citrus-infused bath soak. It’s made with rejuvenating bamboo extract and detoxifying sea salt, and has a fragrance that’s just spa-like enough to inspire deep breaths. This first time Father’s Day gift is perfect for dad’s who deserve a little at-home relaxation.

Buy It: Baja Zen Elixir Bath Salts, $24, Anthropologie

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Whiskey Club Membership

With two subscription options—you can choose 1 or 2 craft whiskey bottles every two months—this is a Father’s Day gift for husbands that’s sure to be a hit. Each order comes with expertly paired artisanal foods so you can enjoy cocktail hour without even having to find a sitter. Whether Dad drinks whiskey on the rocks or prefers a whiskey cocktail (like our Grilled Peach Whiskey Smash), he’ll appreciate the chance to relax with a drink once in a while.

Buy It: Whisky Club Membership, $49 and Up, Craft Whisky Club

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