9 Best Gifts For New Dads

Lots of people complain that it’s hard to shop for dads. After all, men frequently say they “don’t need anything.” However, with new dads, don’t believe the myth. There are a slew of products he’ll suddenly need once he’s welcomed a new baby into the mix, both for sanity and practicality. Line his freshly-minted parent arsenal with any of these 9 gifts.

The Tile App
New dads have a ton of their plates, and not everyone is great at multitasking. Take a little bit off his mind with the Tile app. How does it work? A little chip is connected to an app on your smartphone. Toss the “tile” in a diaper bag, attach it your keys, or stick it in a wallet. If you lose whatever you attach the chip to, the app will track it down. (thetileapp.com)

Watch 
Schedules and routines are super-important for new parents, so make sure the new dad in your life has everything he needs to be on time with an awesome, manly watch. He’s finally entering the last official stage of adulthood and responsibility. Gotta look the part!

Dad’s Playbook 
For the sport-loving dad, give him some fatherly advice he’ll actually take to heart with Dad’s Playbook — including wise words from the best coaches of all time, like John Madden and Vince Lombardi. Through the familiar lens of sports, nuggets of wisdom about the scary new world of parenting are suddenly so much easier to understand…

Noise-Canceling Headphones 
Just like new moms, new dads need peace and quiet from time to time. Gift him some mental space with a great set of noise-canceling headphones. Whether he’s trying to get work done or simply take a break, this  is just what he needs.

Family Print 
Yes, there will be lots of baby photos in the days to come, and you could always give a new dad a picture frame. However, a fun family print commemorates the birth of a whole new family — and he can still hang it up at work or in a home office, just the same. (uncommongoods.com)

Pocket Nanny 
Frazzled? He probably is. First-time fatherhood tends to be pretty high-stress. So he doesn’t forget anything important, especially when mom is away from the nest, give him the Pocket Nanny. Not only does this little tool include timers for things like feedings, naps and medications, but it also has special features like a nightlight to navigate a dark nursery.

Golf 
Give a new dad the perfect sanity break with a golf getaway! (Or the equivalent, in card- form, which he can cash in whenever.) The GoPlayGolf Visa can be used at thousands of high-end golf courses across the United States, can be sent traditionally or online… and is basically a man’s dream gift. (goplaygolf.com)

Coffee Mug 
A “dad mug” is kind of like an initiation gift to parenting, so welcome new dads to the club with this witty little gem of a cup. And since he’ll be getting a lot less sleep in the days to come, the caffeine-administration device is a totally practical gift, too.

Dad Diaper Bag 
Diaper bags aren’t exactly the coolest items to tote, so a new dad will totally appreciate this kid carryall that’s essentially just a backpack with all the necessary components for baby — from a changing pad to bottle compartments. He can wear it on his back when he leaves the house, or attach it to a stroller to give his shoulders a short reprieve.

Lots of people complain that it’s hard to shop for dads, but here are 9 “can’t miss” ideas!

By Jenna Birch

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