New daddy gifts are fun to shop for—and the best ones combine fun and function. Think of both the father and the infant when you shop; gifts that are man-friendly are more likely to be used and appreciated. A new dad gift can be something to help him tote or care for baby, or even a fun distraction for late night feeding times – use your imagination and keep his personality in mind as you shop.
Whether he likes fancy coffee or just a plain brew, the magic of a Keurig is its simplicity. You simply pop a pod into the machine and wait for your finished cup—no measuring, pouring or fancy prep work involved. A quick jolt of caffeine will help him get moving in the morning after a late night with the new arrival.
Not just any old remote, a universal remote with its own lighting system makes an ideal gift for new dad. Dad will appreciate being able to spot and use the remote for a nighttime feeding, without disturbing a sleepy infant. The universal aspect means he won’t have to dig through the couch to put on a movie or change the channel, and the room can stay dim, so the new arrival won’t be woken up by too many lights.
A backpack baby carrier is one of those gifts for a new dad that can be used for years. From taking baby on a nature hike to going to an older child’s soccer game, a baby backpack allows a dad to keep his little one close by—but hands free. This is an ideal new dad baby gift for a father who is active and outdoorsy – or wants to be.
No guy wants to be seen hauling around a pink diaper bag covered in fluffy bunnies—but he will likely need a way to tote some diapering essentials. A masculine diaper bag is a useful gift idea for new dads; and it can be easily used by mom as well.
There’s an instruction manual for everything—including babies! Pick up a handy guide to infant care, couched in terms a guy can relate to. You can give a man-friendly baby care book as a gift in itself, or add it to a selection of new father gifts.
These cute onesies are just begging to be shown off—and make an ideal gift for new dad (or grandpa) that is into sports. A cute sports outfit works for babies of either gender, and you don’t have to choose a specific sports team to root for.