I can’t speak for all dads-to-be, but becoming a father was hands down one of the most stressful events of my life. The moment my wife showed me that little stick with the two lines on it, I felt like I was approaching a cliff. I mean, sure… it got easer. But being a father is a big transition, so we’ve put together a list of items that will for sure help it go a little easier for the soon-to-be father in your life.
When picking out a diaper bag, it’s important to think about everyone who will be using it. This bag is a nice natural grey color that won’t show a lot of stains, and won’t make the new dad in your life feel awkward carrying it.
If the new dad in your life is an outdoor type, this cross-country bag is a must have. This sucker is an amazing way to still get out into nature while being a supportive father. Two for one, people.
Face it… New dads look like garbage most of the time because, you know, babies suck at sleeping. When I was a new dad, I had to give up on my razor and go electric to save time, and to keep from getting fired for looking like every month was no shave November.
Who has a free hand? Not a new father if they are holding a baby in one hand, a bottle in the other. For that reason, this long necked little wonder is priceless.
Nothing says “new dad” like comfort shoes! These babies are so comfortable his feet will go into a coma.
Every new dad deserves this “Best. Dad. Ever.” t-shirt. It’s a fact!
Remember what I said about dads without a free hand? Well… sometimes they only have one hand, and they’d like an open drink in it. This handy sucker attaches to the fridge with a magnet on par with the north poll, allowing one handed bottle opening. It’s like living in 2025!
These are basically yoga pants for dads. Will he have time for yoga (or jogging) with a new baby? No, but if you honestly think that’s why he needs them you missed the point.
When I was up at night with the baby, I watched crappy action films. Why? Because my wife was sleeping, the baby was too young to pick on all the swearing, and I was too tired to follow a serious plot. This collection is perfect for that active up in the night dad.
I know this doesn’t seem like a gift for a new dad, but it is. When my son was born, I got him Superman pajamas and then I got to make him fly around the house. These are some of my favorite memories with my baby boy.
11. I’m Sorry…Love, Your Husband : Honest, Hilarious Stories From a Father of Three Who Made All the Mistakes (and Made up for Them)
With chapters covering stupid things you should never say to your pregnant wife, the trauma of taking a toddler shopping, and revelations on buying a minivan, this should be standard reading for all new dads. He needs this book.
Make it easy on yourself. Take our advice. The soon to be dad in your life will LOVE any of these gifts. We have no doubt.
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