The best baby gifts for dads | 2021 Baby Gift Guide

Best baby gifts for dads 2021 | Cool Mom Picks baby gift guide

Hey, how come dads don’t get enough love when it comes to baby gift guides? Let’s put an end to that, shall we? Modern dads love getting their own baby gifts too, whether it’s a dad diaper bag just for them, or a baby gift that makes parenting a little easier, a little more fun, or a little more restful. (And here’s to that.)

Check out our picks for the 10 best baby gifts for dads this year, and use our gift guide as a jumping off point for your own creativity.

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Our guide is brought to you in part by Chicco, who makes the kinds of practical, affordable baby gifts
we’ve always included in our guides.

All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff. Just the stuff we love! We’ve included gifts from a range of stores, but as always, we urge you to consider independent retailers and support small businesses.  This post contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a small commission from certain purchases to help support the work we do at no additional cost to you.

 

The Best Baby Gifts for Dads: 10 Ideas We Love

Best baby gifts for dad: The Eric Carle "I love dad" onesie

An I Love Dad onesie

Eric Carle / Hungry Caterpillar Onesie | $16 on sale, Out of Print
To make it extra sweet, add the Hungry Caterpillar Board Book.

Related: The twin quarantine baby onesies making us giggle

 

Best baby gifts for dads: A Deluxe "Rad Dad" subscription box

A new dad subscription box

Deluxe Rad Dad Subscription Box | $38/mo, Cratejoy
A baby gift for dads that keeps on giving — and charming.

Related: These inclusive baby books are made for LGBTQ parents, single parents, adoptive parents

 

Best baby gifts for dads: A unisex dad diaper bag like this diaper backpack from Hershel SupplyA daddy diaper bag

Dad Diaper Bag Backpack | $129.99, Herschel Supply
Yes it’s called a dad bag, but honestly, bags don’t have gender. Anyone can use it.

Related: Tim Burton and diaper bag: Two phrases we never thought we’d hear together.

 

Best baby gifts for dads: This cool Star Wars baby blanket

A cool baby blanket

Star Wars Baby Blanket | $69.50, Pottery Barn Kids
Get ready for lots of “I’m your father…” jokes. It’s like a new dad law or something.

 

Best baby gifts for dads: Some new picture books for bedtime reading

A library of baby books for bedtime reading

A few favorites beyond the classics:
Made for Me by Zack Bush, Gregorio DeLauritas (Amazon, Indiebound)
Hair Love by Matthew Cherry, Vashti Harrison (Amazon, Indiebound)
Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA by Jimmy Fallon (Amazon, Indiebound)
The Girl With Two Dads by Mel Elliot (Amazon, Indiebound)

 

Best baby gifts for dads: Lumberjack burp cloth set from Copper Pearl

A burp cloth set

Lumberjack Pattern Burp Cloth Set | $19.95/2 on sale, The Copper Pearl
Rugged!

 

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You probably know Chicco as the maker of top-rated car seats, strollers and high chairs that parents love getting as baby gifts, but they also happen to make some wonderful baby feeding essentials designed for the ultimate combo of safety, function and style. That includes their adorable, and smartly designed PhysioForma Orthodontic Pacifiers, which soothe, comfort, and actively support a baby’s breathing and oral development, and can be an important part of a safe bedtime routine.

Giving a new mom or dad the gift of sleep? Well who would say no to that?

Shop the whole line of Chicco PhysioForma Orthodontic Pacifiers in lots of styles, colors and age ranges. 

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Best baby gifts for dad: A dad tee like this dope Black dad tee from Shantastic Finds

A new dad tee

Dope Black Dad t-shirt | $21.42, Shantastic Finds
Goes perfectly with the baby he’ll be wearing.

Related: 12 of the absolute best daddy and me t-shirt sets 

Best baby gifts for dads: Daddy-baby matching Adidas

Daddy-and-baby matching kicks

Superstar Adidas baby booties | $38, Nordstrom
Classic Adidas Superstars | $80, Nordstrom
We love daddy-and-me t-shirt sets! For an alternative, try getting creative with daddy-and-me shoes.
Also, it’s a practical gift for when he’s racing out for diapers at 3AM. (The dad, not the baby.)

 

Best baby gifts for dads: A high-tech security cam like the Google Nest cam

A high-tech baby monitor / security cam

Google Nest Cam Indoor Wired Camera | $127, Amazon
Does he like gadgets? This indoor WiFi cam offers 24/7 video and night vision, motion and sound alerts, a two-way microphone and more. Ooh, he’s going to have fun with this.

 

 

Best baby gifts for dads: Booker's Bourbon, way cooler than a cigar

A really good bourbon

Booker’s Bourbon | $89 (more or less), Drizzly
Cigars are out. Bourbon is in.

 

Thanks to our sponsor Chicco, who makes the kinds of practical, affordable baby gifts we’ve always included in our guides. All gifts in our guide have been editorially determined by our staff — just the stuff we love! We’ve included gifts from a range of stores, but as always, we urge you to consider independent retailers and support small businesses.

This guide contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a small commission from certain purchases to help support the work we do, at no additional cost to you. 

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