12 Best Gifts For Expecting Dads 2021: Gifts For Soon-To-Be Dads

Best Father’s Day Gifts For Expecting Dads

November 21, 2018 Updated May 4, 2021

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The best Father’s Day gifts for expecting dads are meant to acknowledge their exciting new role and maybe (just maybe!) make those first weeks, months, even years just a little bit easier. This is especially true for first-time fathers who have yet to realize how little sleep they’re about to get (heh). But as experienced parents know, ignorance is bliss — and perhaps part of the reasons we continue to procreate, despite its hardships. So in the name of keeping the wind in his sails as Baby’s due date approaches, this Father’s Day, help pump up the soon-to-be dad in your life so he can coast through that first phase of fatherhood for as long as possible.

Challenges aside, embarking on this journey is a thrilling, scary, and fulfilling adventure that’s certainly worth celebrating. We’ve gathered the best Father’s day gifts for expecting dads to help welcome him to this club we call parenthood. Whether he’s an outdoor enthusiast who can’t wait to raise a little explorer or a cheesy humor aficionado who’s already practicing his dad jokes, we’ve got the best gifts for any soon-to-be pop, no matter his dad-ing style.

Best Father’s Day Gifts For Expecting Dads

Mancro Diaper Bag Backpack

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.

$23.99 AT AMAZON

66% OFF (was $69.99)

Baby Back Pack Cross Country Carrier Stand

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.

$109.99 AT AMAZON

Braun Series 7 790cc

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.

$174.94 AT AMAZON

Universal Lazy Long Arm Holder For Cell Phone

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.

$18.99 AT AMAZON

Rockdove Memory Foam Slippers

Nothing says “new dad” like comfort shoes! These babies are so comfortable his feet will go into a coma.

$21.99 AT AMAZON

Best. Dad. Ever. Shirt

Every new dad deserves this “Best. Dad. Ever.” t-shirt. It’s a fact!

$12.99 AT AMAZON

Bruntmor, Beer Opener & Cap Catcher

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!

$19.88 AT AMAZON

Southpole Men's Fleece Joggers

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.

$14.32 AT AMAZON

D Is For Dad: An ABC Book For Kids…And Dads

THIS is the ABC he will to read to his kids. C is for Cargo Shorts, F is for Finger Pulling, and O is for Oil checks. He’ll like it even more than they do.

$18.00 AT AMAZON

Baby Boys Superman Blanket Sleeper

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.

$19.99 AT AMAZON

The Dad Book

If you soon to be dad loves to laugh, this is the perfect gift. Packed with hilarious jokes, hacks and dad-isms, yet (almost) small enough to fit in his cargo shorts.

$15.00 AT AMAZON


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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Mancro Diaper Bag Backpack

66% OFF (was $69.99)

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Braun Series 7 790cc
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Rockdove Memory Foam Slippers
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Bruntmor, Beer Opener & Cap Catcher
Southpole Men's Fleece Joggers
Baby Boys Superman Blanket Sleeper
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The Dad Book
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