Every great dad deserves to be celebrated on Father’s Day, but for a new parent, the holiday is especially poignant. Any guy who’s recently welcomed a little one is running on little sleep, and he could definitely use some extra love in his state of blissful parental exhaustion (and, perhaps, a nap). Of course, to mark this major milestone in his life, he could also use a few of the best Father’s Day gifts for new dads.
There are many ways to go about finding the perfect present for a new parent, of course. You could buy him some specific baby-related gear, like a great diaper bag that doesn’t actually look like a diaper bag. You could spoil him with his all-time favorite things, like his go-to bottle of tequila (or whiskey, should that be his drink of choice) or some self-care essentials that he’d probably never think to buy himself. And you could never go wrong by getting him something practical for this time spent hibernating, like comfy sweats or a gadget that will make life easier so he can focus on what’s really important: family time.
No matter what you choose, there’s something for every type of new parent out there—and we’ve rounded up the best Father’s Day gifts for new dads to help you land on the right one. Here are 29 thoughtful presents that will make him feel all kinds of special on June 18. Looking for even more gifting inspiration? Check out our guides to the best Father’s Day gifts for grandpas, the best Father’s Day gifts for husbands and the best Father’s Day gifts for sons.