Every father is different, and every person – from small children…
It’s been a while since we’ve put together a Top 10, but decided New Mums deserved a bit of help in choosing a super special Father’s Day gift for that special New Dad.
We know you’re time poor and sleep deprived, so this collection of Father’s Day gifts for first time Dads, is our gift to you.
As well as some absolute corkers (labelled beer bottles anyone?), we’ve included some priceless practical gifts, some memory-making experiences and some ideas for gifts that will tug at his heartstrings.
Ready to make the new Dad in your life feel adored, valued and celebrated?
1. Personalised New Dad Survival Kit
Move over boring old gift basket, New Dad deserves so much more so fill this personalised ‘New Dad Survival Kit’ with a treasure trove full of goodies. The box itself comes in small or large then the rest is up to you. Fill it with beer, snacks, a nappy, a canvas print and a parenting book.
2. Modish Collage Canvas
From Canvas Factory
Watch New Dad wipe a tear from his eye upon receiving this thoughtful collage canvas. You can add any image you want to this modish template. The best place to find his favourite photos is Facebook, but if you have a secret collection on your phone or camera that is ideal.
3. Personalised Beer Glass
This engraved Daddy beer glass will bring him more joy than you can possibly imagine. It’s a great tribute to the Dad who enjoys a tipple. Not only can you customise the dates, but you can engrave it with whatever title you want. Bottoms up!
4. Date Night With Mum
Arrange a babysitter and celebrate Father’s Day by taking both of you out on a date night without bub in tow. If it’s the first time you’ve been out together alone since giving birth, don’t feel you have to have a three course meal and stay overnight somewhere fancy. Even taking the time to enjoy a sunset picnic will mean a lot to you both.
5. Matching Shirts
Matching Dad and baby tshirts are currently all the rage and, given the originality of some of the designs, shamelessly so. No longer relegated to the ‘that’s kind of creepy’ corner of the market, matchy-matchy is the new black. Besides, who can resist going ‘Awwww’ when seeing a man honour his kids with such open displays of love and pride in his role as Dad?
6. Baby Carrier
Super practical, sure, but a quality baby carrier means he can do all sorts of things hands-free right? Like cook, clean, shop. Only kidding! He’s already doing all of that right? It’s also great for activities such as round the house bonding, bushwalking and travelling.
7. Plan A Family Camping Trip
This gift is particularly suited to New Dads who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. He’ll relish in the challenge of taking New Baby along to enjoy your shared favourite pre-baby past-time – camping. The key is to invite extended family, so there’s a support network available when things get tricky. Make a big Father’s Day Weekend of it!
8. Smartphone Handlebar Mount
High tech (and even low tech) Dads won’t know themselves after you give them one of these. He already walks the baby around the block for fresh air and comfort, but with a smartphone handlebar mount he’ll actually enjoy it! Sure, it’s important to limit screen time and smell the roses, but if it means baby sleeps rather than cries everyone wins!
9. Labelled Beer Bottle
New Dad deserves a bottle too right? These First Time Dad Beer Bottle labels are hilarious! They look so professional and classy yet touch on some of Dad’s most vulnerable moments. This Etsy store also lets you do custom orders, so if you have some of your own quotes you’d like to include you can arrange that as well.
10. Time To Go Fishing
Last but by no means the least, take Dad on a fishing trip. He’s keen to spend his weekends with his new family, but this treat means he can enjoy fishing and family all at once. Dream come true. Happy Father’s Day Dads! Hope you are spoilt rotten!