We can all agree that moms do the heavy lifting of pregnancy and the literal labor of childbirth, both of which deserve immense appreciation along with a gift or two. But let’s not forget about dads. Not only do they support their partners, but lots of fathers also take on the primary caregiving role whether it’s in the middle of the night, throughout the day, or permanently as the stay-at-home parent.
Here are a few ways to shower the new dad in your life with gifts he’ll love this holiday season.
Part survival guide, part advice book, Be Prepared offers new dads pro tips for that first year of parenthood with a dash of humor. If your guy ever finds himself in the middle of a diaper blowout with no clean diapers on hand, he’ll know how to jerry-rig one out of a sock after reading this handbook.
This basic black diaper bag is the perfect accessory for dads on the go. The detachable cooler bag holds up to three bottles plus room for snacks. The main compartment holds a diaper mat or laptop, and there are multiple pockets both inside and out. Adjustable straps, interior key clip, and rings to attach the whole shebang to the stroller make this diaper backpack indispensable.
For the man who loves music and wants to share it with his new offspring wherever they go, this compact Bluetooth speaker is perfect. It’s also waterproof so he can take it with him to bathe the babe or wash the dishes without worrying about water damage. Comes in six different colors.
Nights with a new baby can be loooong. Waking up to the promise of a piping hot espresso with a side of steamed milk makes the morning more bearable. With one-touch selections for espresso, cappuccino, or latte, this coffee maker helps a bleary-eyed dad get his caffeine fix pronto.
If you’ve ever had the baby swing give out on you just before your little one falls asleep, you know how crucial it is to have charged batteries on hand. What better way to make sure dad keeps everything running smoothly than with a battery charger? This one comes with 4 AA batteries and can charge either AA or AAA NiMH batteries. It sports an easy fold-out plug and lets you know when the batteries are powered and ready to go.
Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess Books
What if Darth Vader was really a concerned and loving dad, despite being Dark Lord of the Sith? In these humorous books, Darth takes on his parenting role with both Luke and Leia while balancing life on the Dark Side. They are hilariously perfect for Star Wars fans. Throw in tickets to Star Wars: The Last Jedi (opening December 15), and you can’t go wrong.
The zip-up hoodie is the quintessential “dad uniform.” ‘Nuff said.
These soft, lightweight pants are great for lounging around the house with a baby. The modern, tapered shape keeps dad looking stylish even as he wipes baby spit-up off his shoulder.
Matching T-shirts — what could be cuter? This set gives dad the illusion that he’s still in charge, which is very important for morale. Made of 100% cotton with water-based printing ink.
When dad needs a break from the chaos and volume of parenting, these noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones are the answer. With a 10-hour rechargeable battery, they’ll be ready to use anytime. The wearer can control the amount of outside noise they hear, so he won’t be totally out of touch with what’s going on. Pro tip: Make sure Mom gets a turn with these babies when Dad’s on duty.
Being a new parent is full of joy, overwhelm, and a whole lot of exhaustion. Giving new dads presents that offer a little comfort, entertainment, and humor goes a long way. Maybe he’ll even make you an espresso too. Happy gifting!