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 daughter bonding books are a great place to start as far as the best Christmas gifts go. What is wonderful about this gift is you get a sweet memento that can grow with your little one throughout the years. With the beauty of the internet, there are plenty of sites you can go to that can even craft personalized storybooks for you and your little one.
In addition to that, reading is one of the best gifts you can give a child. When you are reading to your little one and then having her read the book back to you, you have an opportunity to help her develop her reading skills that will benefit her as she gets older.
If you start on her first birthday with a sweet dad and daughter thing book, then this can become a tradition that carries on for the rest of your life. This collection of books will then turn into one of the best Christmas gifts that they can look forward to as they get older. After all, books are one of the greatest gifts anyone can give. And with so many to choose from, you are sure to find the right one for your little girl. Here are some of my top picks of the best 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.
Some of the most favorite gifts we like on this list are the dad and son themed t-shirts. When you snag this as a gift, you also build in the perfect opportunity for a cute dad and son photoshoot. Of course, they’re also some great dad and son bonding books that are perfect for helping develop your little ones reading ability too. Check out the list of the top dad and son bonding gifts for this Christmas.
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.
When you are helping your little one pick out the perfect gift for dad, keep in mind that simplicity is usually the best way to go. While there are some great options on the list below, make sure that you weed out what is unique about Dad and focus on that as far as your gift goes. That is sure to make Christmas a memorable and sweet one for not just dad, but for the whole family.
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
(to keep his much-needed coffee warm!)
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! Sports memorabilia for both of you and the little one can make for the perfect gift for any dad and baby duo, regardless of gender. Better yet, this gift works well no matter the type of sports dad loves. If you have a little one that is born during a sports season, then this can make the fun even sweeter. When you do snag the perfect gift that is sports themed, make sure to take plenty of pictures so that you can remember this sweet memory for a lifetime.
Go wild with this one!
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!
If you’re looking for a great gift, it would even be a stellar idea to purchase a brand new piece of musical equipment for dad and a matching set for baby. Of course, this might be a little bit heftier as far as the price point goes but it is easily one of the best gifts to give any dad who is a lover of all things music.
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!
Getting outdoors with your little one on a walk around the neighborhood or on a hike in a park or in the wilderness can be one of the best ways to make sure that you get some much needed daddy and baby time. When you do go out, be sure to snag plenty of pictures so that you can have the memory forever.
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!
Just be sure that whatever gift you pick for dad, you include a way for your little one to assist you. Whether it be a mini wheelbarrow or a toy shovel. Letting your little one have a piece of the fun can be a great way to let them know that the gift was unique and special. Some of the best times of bonding with your little one revolve around having a little one be part of the gift too. With all the gifts listed below, you can easily accommodate and allow for your little one to get in on the action.
“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
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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!
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