The arrival of a little bundle of joy is a major life change for anyone. The transition to parenthood can be wonderful, exhilarating, and a little overwhelming, too. These gifts for new dads are a great way to help him take a load off, catch some much-needed zzz’s, and make trips to visit the grandparents a bit easier.
For When The Hours Of The Day All Blur Together
Manta Sleep – Modular Black Out Eye Mask
The nudge-nudge-wink-wink joke for new fathers is the lack of sleep they’ll need to adjust to—which, let’s face it, isn’t exactly hilarious. With this modular black-out eye mask, however, Dad can customize his own perfect fit by adjusting the soft, hollow memory foam eyepieces. They won’t press against eyes and will block out any light—key to squeezing in a cat nap when the baby sleeps.
ISOtunes -Wireless Noise Isolating Earbuds
Babies can reach an impressive range and volume of pitches with their brand new voices, and they aren’t shy about exercising their vocal cords, either. When a dad wants to tune in without tuning out, these noise isolating earbuds are a perfect fit. If he’s making calls or trying to catch up on a favorite podcast, he can listen in without missing any cries or coos.
Sleep Crown – Over-The-Head Relaxation Pillow
Some sleepers prefer more coverage than an eye mask. This special curved pillow fits the bill (and is weighted to stay in place) to help even the most tuckered-out new father drift to dreamland. While his sleep schedule might be a little shorter than usual, this over-the-head pillow will help make every snooze a restorative one.
Palmpress – Single-Serve Coffee Press
Let’s face it, even if a new dad manages to keep his sleep schedule mostly intact, he could still use a morning pick-me-up. This innovative single-serve coffee press makes fresh, hot coffee in practically no time at all , and streamlines the process in a major way. The design is as eye-opening as the contents, and it’s one of the most thoughtful gift ideas for the new parent embarking on a new—albeit hopefully nap-filled—adventure.
For When It’s Time To Hit The Road
Everything ORGO – Expandable Travel Organizer
Diaper cream, tiny brushes, and roughly a million diapers: new babies come with a lot of necessary accessories, which means they need an equally ambitious expandable travel organizer. This unfolding design forms its own shelf, and easily—and securely—balances across a sink basin or counter. With the folded-up organizer tucked into a diaper bag, Dad’s prepared for any challenges that may come up when he’s out and about with his little one.
Baby Sak – Convertible Diaper Bag
For many moms, the diaper bag sits in the same place a purse often does, making the transition to carrying it a familiar one. Dads, however, may have a bit more of a learning curve, particularly when the carrier or stroller is occupying the other hand. This diaper bag converts quickly and easily into a backpack to leave Dad’s hands free for diaper changing, feeding, and holding his precious cargo.
For When It’s Time For Dad Self Care:
Sockwell – Men’s Medium Compression Socks
As any new dad will tell you, late night walks around the house with a sleepless infant can take its toll on bare feet. Give him the gift of soft, comfortable merino wool with these compression socks. Sure, they’re perfect for wearing as regular socks during the day, but chances are he’ll get more comfort mileage on them by sliding them on before that third middle-of-the-night feeding.
Expain – Heated Back Massager
Carrying, lifting, and rocking even a few little pounds for long enough will put a real strain on the neck and back. Make it a little easier on Dad’s muscles with this comforting heated back massager. He may be optimistic he won’t need it, but he’ll be silently thanking you the first time it erases a painful carrier-induced shoulder kink like magic.
For When A Little Tech Can Help
ShutterGrip – Bluetooth Remote Shutter
Getting lots of pictures of a new baby usually means that one parent plays the role of photographer. Keep everyone in the shot with this other “new addition”—one that puts the smart back in smartphone camera. The secure, removable attachment upgrades his smartphone instantly with a wrist loop, tripod port, and a removable bluetooth-powered remote shutter button that can be used up close or across the room with ease.
KeySmart – Tile™ Smart Location Key Organizer
With a new baby at home, he might be unable to remember his own name thanks to sleep deprivation and an endless cycle of feedings and diaper changes. KeySmart not only streamlines jangling keychain bulk, it also always knows where those misplaced keys are. The organizer syncs with the Tile™ app on his phone to track those elusive keys and can work in reverse to locate a phone.
EyeVac – Home Touchless Vacuum
Little hands + little foods = big messes. Help first-time fathers turn back the tide on an endless rain of cereal launched from a high-chair tray with the EyeVac home touchless vacuum. No more strained backs from constantly stooping with a dustpan: just sweep right into the bottom slot and dust, debris, and wayward cereal is neatly gathered up for disposal.
Tipsee Light Co – Handy Lite Snap-On LED Task Light
Eliminate potential fumbles (with very unpleasant consequences) during late night and pre-dawn diaper duty with a handy task light that can snap onto a changing table, a hat brim, or a mobile to give you a hands-free spotlight right where you need it.
While we know life as a new Dad won’t be easy, it will definitely be worth it, and we are here to help make the bumps along the adventure a little smoother.