If you’re here, we already know that your search for the perfect Christmas gift is on. A dad’s first Christmas is an exciting time! It’s a great chance to treat your partner or any new dad in your life to something they will always remember.
So, whether you are the sentimental type, looking for a gift that packs a wow factor, or just want to get them a little something to show them what a great job they’re doing, we’ve got an idea for you.
Below you’ll find general gift ideas, and ideas to fit the exact kind of dad your loved one is. So let’s hop to it and find the perfect Christmas gift today for that new dad.
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Christmas Presents for Dad from Daughter
So I can’t start this article without a quick note about gender norms. If you see something you love on this list that you want to be from the opposite gender- go for it! I know I would. But in an effort for an organized and complete guide, it made sense to divide the gifts up into more specific categories.
The daddy daughter bond is a sweet one, and there’s no doubt that any new dad will treasure a gift from their little girl. Here are a few ideas for a gifts from daughters from decorative mementos to sweet books and outfits that will get them bonding even more.
Dad and Daughter Themed Books
Daddy Hugs by Karen Katz
Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too by Anna Dewdney
Why a Daughter Needs a Dad by Gregory Lang
Other fun gifts for dad from daughter
Christmas Presents for Dad from Son
The dad and baby bond starts right away of course, but what better chance for some father-son bonding than a great gift for a new dad with a son. Here are some fun gifts that dad and son can use together now or down the road.
Father and Son Themed Books
Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer
My Father Knows the Names of Things by Jane Yolen
Daddy and Me by Karen Katz
Father and Baby Son matching shirts
Christmas Gifts for Dad from Baby
While your baby can’t exactly choose new dad’s Christmas gift, we love the idea of a gift from baby. Maybe something to let him know how much those night time shifts are loved or to dress baby up in a way that’ll make him smile.
Daddy and Child Themed Board Books
I Love You, Daddy by Polona Lovsin
My Dad Loves Me! by Marianne Richmond
Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada by Jimmy Fallon
I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by The World of Eric Carle
Other Fun Gifts for a New Dad
Insulated Mug (to keep his much-needed coffee warm!)
Dad-Joke Book, either to add to his collection of jokes or get him going. It’s a must have on any dad’s bookshelf 😁
Gifts for the dad who’s into sports
Got a new dad in your life who’s a sports fanatic? Here are some fantastic gift ideas for new dad’s that can’t get enough of sports, no matter the season!
T-Ball Set to get dad and his little started early
Toddler Basketball Hoop for living room practice together
“Cutest Little Fan” Sport Team Picture Frame (comes in a variety of team options)
Gifts for the dad who’s into music
Whether it’s a themed gift to let the new dad in your life really know how much he rocks, or perhaps a gift for the new dad that will let him and the new baby rock out together. Your music-loving dad will love these gift ideas! As a mama with a music-loving partner, we got our daughter a real ukulele for her first birthday, and now at 2 years old she and dad do jam together!
A Real Ukulele, to teach your little one to love music and learn with real instruments
I Couldn’t “Pick” a Better Dad, to remind him every day of how much he is loved
Dad-themed Guitar Picks, a fun way to show the love!
Baby-friendly Instruments, for jamming out together
Classic Rock Onesies, because how cute is a baby in a Pink Floyd Tie Dye or Nirvana T-shirt? Enough said.
Gifts for the dad who loves the outdoors
Got a new dad/outdoorsmen in your life? Here are some gifts to have him thinking of his little ones while enjoying his outdoor hobbies. Other ideas will get your baby or little one out there with him!
Engraved Pocket Knife, this will surely make him smile every time he pulls it out.
Hiking Back Pack, this is our favorite hiking backpack! We’re still using it with our daughter who recently turned two.
Daddy’s Little Hunting Buddy Onesie, love the cute and trendy look of this cute T
Dad’s Lucky Fishing Lure, It’s a real lure! That will be really special to use.
Gifts for the DIY dad
Any dad who loves a DIY project, or who might be described as a “Mr. Fixit” type, will love these gifts. There’s also some great ideas for that dad who’s always out working in the yard. Whether it’s something for him to use, or a way for his little one to get in on the action too!
“Fix and Break” matching T-shirt and Onesie
My First Tool Set (for dad and little to learn together)
Hilarious and Clever Shirts for New Dads
Give the new dad in your life a Christmas gift he’ll treasure forever!
Welcoming a new baby into your life is an exciting time. Make this Christmas one he’ll remember with some of the great gift ideas on this list. Think about what will make the new dad smile, laugh, or feel loved. Whether it’s something he’ll use on his own and always think of his baby, or something to share with his baby as they grow, he will love whatever you choose!
Have another gift idea to add to the list? Please feel free to chime in below! We’d love for readers to add their suggestions 🙂
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Alli Wittbold is a wife, mama, blogger, and online teacher. She feels passionate about connecting expectant mothers with childbirth class educators, and supporting them to achieve the birth they desire. After having her first baby delivered by a Certified Nurse Midwife, Alli is an advocate for midwifery prenatal care. She has learned so much about labor and delivery by attending and reviewing dozens of birth classes to help mothers learn and explore options. Alli co-authored the Week-by-Week Bump Smart Course, the Nesting Planner and the Breastfeeding Handbook, resources she is proud to share with as many expectant and new mothers as possible. Read more about Alli.