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2021 Cool Gifts for Expecting Dads (or New Dads!)

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Best Gifts for New and Expecting Dads

The Best Gift Ideas to Give Expecting Dads or New Dads (Psst These Are Also Great Father’s Day Ideas!)

With Father’s Day coming up, these gifts for expecting dads are not only fun, but practical gifts that dad will actually want for Father’s Day.

I love giving my husband a fun gift that I know he’ll love, but sometimes I totally get stuck. That’s why I researched and created this easy gift guide for the expecting dad in your life!

As a quick side note: This list is even husband approved! I asked my husband to look it over and for his advice as I went – so you know it’s the real deal. 😉

If you’re looking for great gifts for expecting moms – check out my list of 13 things I wish I had with my first baby!

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Cool Gifts for Expecting Dads/New Dads

1. Dad T-Shirt

There’s nothing like a good “dad” t-shirt. From a cute papa bear shirt (psst this could double as a great Halloween costume for your family) to a funny dad t-shirt, you’ll be sure to find something that your husband will want.

2. Carrying Pack

Carrying babies is so much easier in a carrying pack. Dads will love the ease of toting their little one around in one of these and showing him or her off.

As a bonus?

He’ll look good toting your baby, while having his hands free to do whatever manly thing he’s got on his agenda.

3. Onesie for Baby

A baby onesie is small, adorable, and can actually be a great gift for expecting dads.

This idea came straight from my hubby’s mouth.

Consider things your husband loves or thinks are funny. Whether you choose a jersey of his favorite sports team, or a funny one liner from Etsy – this one is sure to make an expecting dad’s Father’s Day complete.

4. Frida Balls

Have you heard of Frida Balls yet? These boxer shorts are just way too funny to not include.

Whether it’s a funny Father’s Day present for expectant dads or a gift for the dad who’s just been run into one too many times by his toddler – every dad needs a pair of these.

5. Dad Books

I LOVE this idea. And so did my husband.

There are so many books out there for babies and toddlers that are all about “mommy and me”. We even started to just change some of the words to “dad” because we felt like it was never mentioned!

While these mommy books warm my heart, it’s time daddy got a little credit for all his love towards our little ones. These dad books are perfect gifts for expecting dads!

Here are a few of our favorites:

  1. Me & My Dad – a super sweet read for dads and their babies
  2. Papasaurus – (pssst – you can get matching daddy and baby shirts that go with this book – and they are waaaay too cute to pass up – check them out here!)
  3. Daddy and Me – our baby loves these lift the flap books

And A Special Book Just For That Expectant Dad!

Since we’re on the topic of books, here’s a great gift for expecting dads – The Expecting Father book! He can get all caught up on the ins and outs of being a dad before your little one arrives.

6. Dad Jokes Book

Another book for another expectant dad gift. Dad Jokes has pulled all the best dad jokes into one place and will keep your husband laughing at the “dad humor” involved.

I feel like this one is a keeper for expecting dads all the way through when your baby is a teenager and can roll their eyes and shake their head at you. Can’t you just picture it perfectly?

7. Coffee Mug/Tumbler

Getting your husband a coffee mug or tumbler is a great idea before baby comes.

Chances are his sleep just won’t be what it used to be once baby arrives and he might be loading up on coffee.

From cute dad mugs to simply a mug with his favorite sports team on it – this is a fun gift for expectant dads. Pair it with his favorite coffee or a gift card and you’ll be set!

8. Camera

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If your husband is techy, consider getting him a new camera or phone with a great camera to capture all those precious moments on.

Trust me, when the expectant dad in your life meets his little one for the first time, he won’t be able to resist taking those pictures and showing off his sweet baby.  

9. Dad Crate?

Man Crates are popping up and are totally a fun gift idea for expecting dads.

The variety of fun and practical products makes this New Dad Essentials Crate a great gift if you’re looking for a bigger something to get an expectant dad for Father’s Day.

They even come with a crowbar for opening the crate! This is something you at least need to check out for yourself!

10. Coffee Subscription Plan

All dads are tired, but NEW dads? Gift the new dad in your life a coffee delivery subscription that comes monthly so he can wake up bright and early with his new baby!

11. Help Him Never Lose His Keys Again

Remember how we said new dads are tired – this little tile will help him never lose his keys or other important gadgets again. Even when he’s so tired he can’t remember where he’s going anyway… 😉

12. The Dad Diaper Bag

Diaper bags certainly don’t have to be girly and over the top. This diaper bag backpack for dad is perfect for the guy who’d love to carry around a baby bag that’s a little more discrete. This diaper bag backpack has insulated pockets and a built in USB charging port.

13. Home Security System

Now that the expecting dad in your life is about to have a little baby, his paternal instincts are about to spike. Help him keep his family and safe protected (and even just watch for packages to arrive!) with the help of an easy to set up home security system that connects to your phone like this one.

14. A Meat Subscription

My husband would be ALL over this one. Shopping takes a back burner when you have a new baby around, but the dad in your life doesn’t have to miss out. Get him a meat subscription where he’ll get a variety of cuts delivered to his home monthly!

15. Homemade/Sweet Card

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Sometimes a sweet homemade card is the perfect gift for expecting dads.

Whether you choose to write the note and card from the baby who “can’t wait to meet him” or from mommy telling him how excited she is to start this journey with him – you can’t go wrong.

Great Gifts for Expecting Dads

Do you have other great gift ideas for expecting dads for Father’s Day? I’d love to hear them below!

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  1. Nice ideas! My husband used to be a Lego fan. When he saw the other day my brother play with the Lego with my niece, he got all excited that one day he could play with the Lego again too, so I’ll give him a Lego set. 🙂

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