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
An I Love Dad onesie
A new dad subscription box
Deluxe Rad Dad Subscription Box | $38/mo, Cratejoy
A baby gift for dads that keeps on giving — and charming.
A 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.
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.
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)
A burp cloth set
Lumberjack Pattern Burp Cloth Set | $19.95/2 on sale, The Copper Pearl
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A new dad tee
Dope Black Dad t-shirt | $21.42, Shantastic Finds
Goes perfectly with the baby he’ll be wearing.
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.)
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.
A really good bourbon
Booker’s Bourbon | $89 (more or less), Drizzly
Cigars are out. Bourbon is in.