Gifts for new dads – Father’s Day Gift Guide

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This roundup of awesome gifts for new dads is the second in our Father’s Day Gift Guide series brought to you by the wonderful folks at Dove Men+Care.

The perfect b+w of Daddy and the new baby in a great frame is always a classic First Father’s Day gift. We happen to love this upcycled tin ceiling picture frame in your choice of red or blue. ($45 at Uncommon Goods)


Father's Day gifts for new dads: My Dad Rocks onesie

We love this clever My Dad Rocks baby tee or onesie that continues “…and feeds and changes.” Pick from five different styles, and 13 colors, dress the baby in it, and get an awesome picture. ($20 at sandbox threads)

Father's Day gifts for new dads: Diaper Dude men's diaper bag

We imagine he’ll appreciate this stylish Black Pinstripe Diaper Bag, new from Diaper Dude. Especially if your other one is pink and floral. ($65 at Diaper Dude)

Father's Day gifts for new dads: Personalized tie clip

Anything that says “dad” on it in that first year can be wonderfully sentimental. We like this sterling personalized tie clip “from the baby.”  Although is anyone really naming their babies Jen anymore? ($59.99 from Alicia Argentis)

Father's Day gift ideas for new dads: Papa Please Get the Moon for Me

Build his bedtime reading library with classic board books “from the baby” like Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle. You might also toss in Sandra’s Boynton’s The Going to Bed Book–he’ll need it. ($7.91, $5.99 at our affiliate Amazon, or from your local bookstore)

Father's Day gifts for new dads: iPhone photo printer

Prepare a gadget-loving new dad for the barrage of camera phone photos he’ll amass with this very cool if splurgey iPhone Photo Printer. The cartridges are another $24.99 each, but replace both photo paper and ink cartridges. ($159.99 at Hammacher-Schlemmer with free standard shipping)

Father's Day gifts for new dads: personalized new dad photo

This personalized new dad photo art print allows you to change the name and the adjective, whether Bob has the smartest baby in town, or Jeffrey has the coolest baby in town. It will look awesome over a desk or you know, taped to Dad’s chest for life. ($15 from Happytown USA or $12 for 5×7)

Father's Day gifts for new dads: Daddy and me gift set

We’re pretty picky about our Daddy and Me sets, but how could this one not make him smile, first thing Sunday morning? Make sure you have the camera ready. ($38.50 from Zoe’s Attic)

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Cool Mom Picks Father's Day Gift Guide giveaway 2012

1. Dozen necktie cookies from Bees Knees Creative  2.Gift card towards minimalist mens cap from Fairends 3. Custom silver key fob from Julian + Co 4. Recycled sailcloth dopp kit 5. SlantShack Jerky sampler 6. Man Vs Wild DVD, Season Six 7. Dove Men+Care collection including Clean Defense Body and Face Wash, Fresh Awake Body and Face Wash, and Aqua Impact Deodorant  8. Dad’s Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers 9. Jawbone Jambox Smart Speaker


Cool Mom Picks Father's Day Gift Guide 2012

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  • Reply May 29, 2012

    Bevin - Kippo Kids

    LOVE the tie clip and the art print. So sweet.

  • Reply May 30, 2012


    Oh. My. Gosh. The daddy and me set is too cute!!!! Definitely going on the shopping list. :)

  • Reply May 30, 2012


    Or does anyone ever use a tie clip anymore?

    Why yes they do, Jill!

    Here’s a helpful article from GQ’s Creative Director this year on how to wear a tie bar now that they’re back in style.

    We’re also drooling over this tie clip from Hugo Boss, though it’s not personalized.

    Let us know if you have any other Father’s Day questions. We’re here to help.

  • Reply May 31, 2012

    Ann C

    You are SO generous to offer this gift pack. All the items are awesome. I was struggling for ideas for this year’s Father’s Day, and if I don’t win, at least I’m inspired.

    I will definitely share this with everyone for the great ideas.

    Have a great day.

  • Reply June 2, 2012


    Father’s day (and gift buying for men in general) can be really tough- I like to focus on things that are useful and fit into dad’s life. Now that my dad is retiring, I can’t get him another tie :) There is a lot of great stuff on etsy – I like this spice rack… so many dads cook, and it’s a manly kitchen statement.

    Thanks for the great roundup!

  • Reply June 6, 2012


    I love the shirts! So adorable! :)

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