The Best Gifts for New Dads

From one cool turntable to comfy slippers to an unbreakable wine glass, we've got him covered

Having a child is a momentous occasion, one that should be celebrated. And dad, too, needs to feel special. That’s where gifts for new dads come in. Whatever you get him when his newborn arrives should spark joy, for sure, while also serving a practical purpose and making his life a little bit easier. And more fun.

Here are some unique, memorable and useful gifts for new dads that will help him navigate the early days of fatherhood while reminding him that you’ve got his back.

Dad can rock out to his favorites, and teach his newborn music appreciation, with this sick turntable.

It comes in a slew of vibrant colors, and it’s got Bluetooth compatibility. And it plays 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records. Plus, it’s just stunning.

This digital frame has a 1024 x 768 pixel IPS display (4:3). Dad can showcase thousands of photos of his little darling.

The great new dad gift comes with a remote control and lets you play HD videos and photos in the same slideshow. The resolution is spot-on, and the design is understated. After all, you want the kid to take center stage.

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Toilet paper is oh so uncivilized. Invest in this wondrous Toto seat, which is heated. It includes a warm air dryer, and automatic air deodorizer for extra comfort.

And get this. It comes with a self-cleaning wand, which is automatically cleaned before and after use. And a front and rear warm water cleanse with five adjustable temperature and pressure settings, meaning bathroom heaven. 

Jimmy Kimmel has become the prince of pancakes. He customizes them for his kids. But step back, Jimmy, because there's a new chef in town.

Before you know it, a baby will start eating solids. And that’s when dad can impress him or her with glorious, fun, delicious breakfast treats.

Tom Ford Fabulous All Over Body Spray

Tom Ford

Because parenting is tough. Because everyone feels wrung out. Because sometimes, babies cry and cry and cry for no reason. Get him a reminder that he rocks. And he always will, with this blend of clary sage, lavender, bitter almond, vanilla, leather, orris root, tonka bean, and blonde woods.

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In the age of digital-everything, it's nice to go old-school, and look sleek while doing it.

This retro-styled instant camera has a 60-mm lens that lets you get up close and personal shots and automatic exposure control to ensure your images aren’t blown out or too dark. It’s the perfect way to instantly take photos  that a new dad can put in his wallet, frame or pin to a board at work.

Nothing smells as sweet as a baby. But nothing smells quite as pungent as what comes out of the baby. Now, dad can smell good, too.

This classic scent has notes of moss, geranium and sandalwood, plus warm notes of amber, cedar wood and tonka for an all-around smoothness for a new dad.

Nisolo Cordoba Backpack


Dad can pack all his, and baby’s, essentials in this gorgeous leather backpack. It’s handmade with vegetable tanned leather in an ethical factory in León, Mexico.

Buy Now $268

Tile Pro Combo 

Tile Pro Combo

It’s easy to misplace stuff when you’re concerned with a new life at home. And that’s why Tile is crucial. It will save dad’s possessions, and his sanity. The Tile Pro Combo has a range of 300 feet and pairs with Alexa and Google assistant to always help you locate your phone, keys, water bottle, wallet, what have you.

Buy Now $50

Arlo Skye Polycarbonate Carry-On


Family travel will hit new heights with this genius suitcase. This carry-on has no zipper, is airline-approved, and its removable battery fast-charges phones and MacBooks. Not to mention, it has an anti-microbial interior lining.

Buy Now $475

Now, dad can enjoy a glass of merlot, without the possibility of dropping his glass and having shards of the stuff everywhere.

Not only does this Hydro Flask tumbler have a slip-free grip (essential if you’re dealing with a child), it’s made from food-grade stainless steel. It has an elegant shape and comes in tons of great colors.

With a new baby in the house, self-care goes out the window. So give dad some much-needed tools in this handy set.

You can take care of dad’s face, head, nose, ears and toes all in one place. He gets 23 pieces for all his grooming needs, including two stubble trimming guards, two body trimming guards, an eyebrow trimming guard, a storage bag and a cleaning brush. 

Dad can take the baby for a stroll, and still get sports scores and the latest on the 2020 election, thanks to this handy phone mount.

A simple accessory that snaps to a stroller’s handlebars, this adjustable mount fits a variety of phones. It’s a great new dad gift because it’s good for hands-free screen access and, if a new dad finds himself on a solo walk in the park with a sleeping baby, he can catch up on some TV.

This is made from water-resistant suede and is fully lined with natural wool. He can wear it during diaper changes, and while grabbing the diaper bag from the car.

They’re classic, timeless, and so comfortable any dad will never want to take them off.

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