The 12 Best First Fathers Day Gifts of 2021

Celebrate the new dad in your life

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Our Top Picks
The double-wall vacuum sealed insulation keeps the drink of choice just the right temperature.
Best Loungewear:
UGG Scuff Slipper at Amazon
slip-on shape is easy to slide into and the wool lining will be sure to keep dad’s feet warm.
With the option of adding a toy or a personalized puzzle, this will become a piece that dad can share for years to come.
Allow dad to hike more miles with a happy baby (or toddler) and have less back pain with this carrier.
The pressure from the blanket feels like a hug and can actually increase serotonin in the body.
A sleek laptop sleeve, it's padded with a fleece lined interior and features a minimal clean design.
Ordering is easy, and the photos that are included are beautifully thick and matte.
Best Wardrobe Update:
Saxx Underwear at Saxxunderwear.com
They are breathable and lightweight—an everyday, all-day companion.
For the pitmaster in your life, this wireless meat thermometer has state-of-the-art technology.
With its foldable legs, it's easy to bring along and play anywhere.

Best Overall: YETI Rambler Mug

This Yeti 20-ounce rambler is everything you would want in a travel mug. The double-wall vacuum-sealed insulation keeps the drink of choice just the right temperature, whether it’s a hot coffee or the perfect cold beverage. 

Although not leakproof, the MagSlider lid is an added barrier of protection. The mug is simply designed but tough. It’ll hold up well to whatever dad puts it through, and best of all, it fits into the car cup holder.

Best Loungewear: UGG Scuff Slipper

Maybe it’s cliche, but you really can’t go wrong with a new pair of slippers. Best worn inside with its thin rubber sole, we love the UGG Scuff Slipper. The slip-on shape is easy to slide into and the wool lining will be sure to keep dad’s feet warm. Reviewers rave about how well these hold up and look brand new months later.  

Best Book: Hooray Heroes Personalized Book

Hooray Heroes Personalized Book

A personalized gift can really hit home, which is why we love this book from Hooray Heroes. The Daddy Edition captures this eternal boyhood, from riding a bike to saying good night it promises to be an emotional roller coaster.  

Each and every detail is personalized from dad’s hair color and skin tone to the dedication message at the front of the book. With the option of adding a toy or a personalized puzzle, this will become a piece that dad can share for years to come. 

Best Baby Gear: ClevrPlus Cross Country Hiking Child Carrier

For the dad that loves to hit the trails on the weekend, this kid carrier ensures that you can hike more miles with a happy baby (or toddler) and less back pain. This backpack carrier is affordable and comes equipped with lots of storage, a removable canopy to block the sun or rain, and can hold a kid up to 33 pounds.

Best Wellness: Gravity Weighted Blanket

Gravity Weighted Blanket

A weighted blanket makes a great gift for anyone who wants to sleep better. The pressure from the blanket feels like a hug and can actually increase serotonin in the body.  

The micro-plush cover is secured to the inner weighted piece with ties and a zipper fastening system. Easily removed, the duvet cover is machine washable while the inner is hand-wash only and air dry. The Gravity Blanket is available in different weights and modern neutral colors that will match any decor. 

Best For Work: Herschel Anchor Sleeve

Herschel Anchor Sleeve

This sleek laptop sleeve is the perfect option for dad as he heads back to the office this year. The sleeve is padded with a fleece lined interior and features a minimal clean design. 

There are multiple size options to choose from that fit all Macbook and iPad products. Like all Herschel products, this sleeve is design driven with its signature striped fabric liner detail and classic woven label. 

Best Sentimental: Artifact Uprising Wood Block & Printing

Artifact Uprising Wood Block & Prints

A great alternative to a photo book or framing a photo, this woodblock comes with 12 different photos of your choice. Ordering from Artifact Uprising is easy, and the photos that are included are beautifully thick and matte.

This reclaimed pine wooden block makes a great gift that works well on a desk, side table, or in the kitchen—it’s affordable, sentimental, and unique.

Best Wardrobe Update: Saxx Underwear

Saxx Quest Underwear

If the dad in your life hasn’t tried a pair of Saxx underwear, now’s the time. These underwear are on the more expensive side but are totally worth it. The patented BallPark Pouch and Three-D Fit is what fans of the product rave about and confirm that it “feels like you aren’t wearing underwear”. 

They come in fun graphics with the option of a few different fits and materials. They are breathable and lightweight—an everyday, all-day companion. 

Best for Foodies: MEATER Plus Meat Thermometer

MEATER Plus Meat Thermometer

For the pitmaster in your life, this wireless meat thermometer from MEATER has state-of-the-art technology. It’s easy to use; insert the probe into the meat, set up your cook in the app, and begin cooking.

Fans love that the thermometer is cordless and that the app will send any necessary alerts. If dad is serious about his meat, this is no brainer gift for Father’s Day.   

Best Game: Spikeball Standard 3-Ball Kit

Spikeball Standard 3 Ball Kit Game

Great for backyard parties, this 2 on 2 indoor outdoor game is a hit and can be played with friends, family, or even kids. With its foldable legs, Spikeball is easy to bring along to a day at the beach, a tailgate, or a weekend at the lake.  

Best Splurge: Oura Oura Heritage Stealth Ring

Oura Heritage Stealth Ring

Mostly used to track sleep habits, the Oura ring is the next step for dad on his health journey. It can be worn showering, sleeping, working out and doesn’t blink, vibrate or ring. The advanced technology does not miss a beat. While you’re awake it tracks activity levels, calories, steps, naps, and inactive times and during the night it captures data on your heart rate, body temperature and sleep quality.  

Best Budget: Harry’s Shower Trio

Harry's Shower Trio (Body Wash)

Every dad wants to smell good.  The body wash lineup from Harry cleanses deeply and is still gentle on the skin. The body wash makes a rich lather made without sulfates, parabens or dyes. This is a great gift for any dad that won’t break the bank.

What to Look for When Buying a First Father's Day Gift

Price

Use your judgment here. Think about what you want to spend and go from there. For your partner’s first Father's Day, you may decide to expand your budget so that you can splurge on a nice gift that they will love to commemorate their time as a new parent. On the other hand, you can easily find thoughtful gifts for the dad in your life at just about every price point.

Quality

Quality doesn’t have to mean expensive.  There are plenty of options that are price friendly but still best in class. Dad will get more long-term value out of something built to last, so consider the reputation of the product when purchasing.      

Make it Personal  

We all know how great it is to receive something we’ve had our eye on. However, it will be a nice surprise for the new dad if you surprise them with a sentimental gift like a thoughtful book or photos of his kids in a rugged frame.

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Deanna McCormack is a writer, copywriter, and creative consultant who specializes in beauty, parenting, and lifestyle products.

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