Becoming a parent for the first time is, in a word, magical. Yes, there are late nights and early mornings, a dangerous lack of sleep, stress, and an insurmountable learning curve when it comes to things like how to install a car seat. But despite all that, there really is no greater joy than welcoming a baby into the world and knowing that you're responsible for raising that child.
Sure new moms get a lot of the attention, but it's especially important to commemorate a new dad's first Father's Day, too. To make it extra special, check out our list of the ultimate first Father's Day gifts especially chosen for new dads. Pick a little something that will be meaningful and a keepsake for years to come—that could mean personalization or monogramming. Or you could go with a Father's Day gift or step dad gift that's a little tongue-in-cheek and plays on one of his favorite activities or hobbies. You can even go sentimental—think gifts for Dad from daughter. Whatever route you take, we've got you covered, from funny and silly to sweet and sappy.
P.S. Feeling crafty? Check out our favorite DIY Father's Day gifts to make Dad feel even more special.
If you want to get dad to match baby, try t-shirt duo.
Fill this clever kit with beer, coffee, and other necessities that will help him get through the first few weeks.
This sweet children's book is an adorable way to pay homage to the new dad in your life while gifting him something to share with his child.
Customize this keychain with a penny that was made the year his little one was born. It's a subtle (yet sweet) reminder of when he became a dad.
There are few gifts quite as helpful or practical as the Instant Pot. Any dad who loves to cook will fall for this time-saving device.
It's hard enough finding his keys, let alone when he has lots of other things to remember now! A Tile set will make his life much easier.
Any hot sauce lovers out there? Give them the gift of hot and spicy all year long with this subscription box.
He's not just a dad of kids—he's a dad of dogs, too! Celebrate that fact with this fun necktie.
There's a reason so many Amazon reviewers can't get over this gadget. It functions as both a diffuser and a cool mist humidifier.
Any football fan will flip over these adorable matching outfits, which encourage togetherness and family time.
Give him a reason to break out some of his favorite whiskey in style. (As a new dad, he just might need to.)
Pick up a pack of his favorite brew and attach these clever labels so he can open one every time he experiences a new "joy" of fatherhood.
Subtitled "Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life," this book is an excellent intro to fatherhood for any sports fan.
It's the trendiest gift around! We love the idea of gifting new dads with more sleep by presenting them with a luxurious weighted blanket.
It's the stuff new dad dreams are made of: caffeine and delicious bourbon, all in one.
If you're expecting a baby after Father's Day, let him get used to his new role with this sweet card. We guarantee it'll warm his heart.
A sweet, cheeky gift for the dad who might rather be fishing than changing diapers (but changes them anyway).
Now he can enjoy his whiskey and show off his dad cred too. Customize this glass, which also comes in a pint version if he's more of a beer guy, with the year and font of your choice.
After dad puts together a bottle for the baby, he can crack open a cold one with this bottle opener.
Capture an early moment of sweetness between baby and dad with this beautiful, handcrafted frame.
This collection of hilarious stories and honest confessions about fatherhood from Michael Lewis, author of The Blind Side, captures both the excitement and confusion all new dads feel.
He won't find anything fishy about this customized lure.
With fatherhood comes an even greater need for caffeine, and this precious mug will help him fuel up for the day.
Gift him these sentimental cuff links with your baby's initials and birthdate, and he'll never want to take them off.
He'll love capturing precious memories during those first few years with this Polaroid camera that both prints a 2x3 color image and saves a digital copy.
If Dad's already looking forward to taking his son or daughter on their first fishing trip, surprise him with these personalized, lightweight seats that double as storage for their gear.
Dad can carry all of the kids' stuff in a cooler version of a diaper bag.