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 Dad-To-Be
Ideal for future dads who just heard the good news, this popular handbook (over 6,400 reviews and an impressive 4.7-star rating) is a great present for getting him prepared, and more importantly, amped up. This handy little book contains real, clinical information but delivers it with a humorous and supportive spin — exactly what the expecting dad in your life needs right now.
When picking out a diaper bag, it’s important to think about everyone who will be using it. This bag is a nice neutral grey color that won’t show a lot of stains, plus Dad will appreciate that he can carry it around hands-free.
66% OFF (was $69.99)
Cheers to you, Dad! Nothing says “welcome to the club” like an honorary whiskey glass in which he can toast this milestone with his favorite libation.
Nothing says “new dad” like comfort shoes! This pair features a memory foam insole and rubber bottoms that are perfect for walking on the crumb-covered, unswept floors that’ll soon become the norm in their house. These babies are so cozy, his feet will go into a coma.
THIS is the ABC he will 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.
Every new dad deserves this “Best. Dad. Ever.” t-shirt – it’s a fact! This one will get him pumped for his big new role. Maybe he can even wear it a few times before it gets covered in spit-up.
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.
I know this doesn’t seem like a gift for a new dad, but it is. Says one of our dad writers, “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.” BTW: The cape detaches so Dad can take it off before letting his little one sleep safely.
If your 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.
You can tell your fave father-to-be that these noise cancelling wireless headphones are for his bike rides/mowing the lawn/work commute. But we both know what they’re really for: Getting a few moments of solace from his soon-to-be crying baby (haha, sucker). These guys feature active noise cancelling, seamless pairing, and are sweat proof on the off-chance that he actually does find the time and energy to jog (a few months after the LO is born, perhaps …). They’re good for 15+ hours of Bluetooth play time with an additional 55+ hours of juice stored in the portable charging case.
If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that cleanliness is so important — and that’s especially true when there’s a newborn at home. He may not know it yet, but the new dad in his life will use this simplehuman rechargeable liquid soap dispenser all the time since he’ll be washing his hands more than ever before (and he thinks he’s scrubbing up often, already!). This touchless device allows for germ-free soap dispensing, plus it’s super easy to refill and recharge (which he’ll only need to do every once in a while). Another bonus? All 5 finishes are fingerprint-resistant, meaning there will be one thing on the house that doesn’t have smudges all over it.
For the soon-to-be dad who likes his cup of joe chilled, this cold brew maker will allow him to make it at home (and as much as he wants, at that). This set comes with a glass carafe that has a filtered insert so all he’ll need to do is fill it with grounds and let ’em brew. A leak-proof top and measuring scoop ensure the perfect carafe of coffee, every time. For new parents, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
How much space can a little one take up? Turns out, a lot. With all that baby gear coming in, some of Mom and Dad’s stuff may have to be stashed away. But, there’s good news: Pops can stow his stuff in style with this cool metal locker that’s perfect for a garage, man cave, or even a bedroom (sneaker storage, perhaps?). This heavy-duty unit is even combo lock compatible if there are valuables he wants to keep locked away.
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.