The Best First Father’s Day Gifts for a Day He’ll Remember Forever

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Best First Father's Day Gifts

Verywell Family / Lecia Landis

A new dad’s first Father’s Day is a big deal for two reasons: For one, it’s the first time he gets to celebrate himself rather than his own pops. Second, he deserves some pampering for dealing with the long nights and messy diaper changes that a baby brings. To truly treat the new dad in your life, a personal present is a must.

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The Yeti Rambler Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler keeps drinks hot or cold thanks to the double-wall vacuum-sealed insulation. If you want to splurge, we recommend the UGG Scuff Slipper.

Check out gifts that can be personalized with a special touch that Dad will remember forever. Consider gifts that are high in quality but don’t sacrifice your budget in the process. We carefully considered design, lifestyle, personalization, ease of use, and value when reviewing products.

Here are the best first Father’s Day gift ideas to make any dad feel loved and appreciated.

Best Overall

Yeti Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Tumbler

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We named the Yeti Rambler Stainless Steel Insulated Tumbler our top pick because this 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 a new dad puts it through, and best of all, it fits into the car cup holder.

Price at time of publication: $35

Best Loungewear

UGG Men's Scuff Slipper

UGG Scuff Slippers

Courtesy of Nordstrom

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.  

Price at time of publication: $90

Best for Multitaskers

The Dad Hoodie

The Dad Hoodie

Etsy

Say goodbye to the diaper bag and hello to a soft hoodie with enough storage compartments for all of the baby’s items. The Dad Hoodie is made with a blend of cotton, polyester, and rayon, and features a double stitch construction for durability and a breathable liner to prevent Dad from getting too hot.

The Dad Hoodie has six internal compartments, which can hold a bottle, wipes, snacks, and much more. The soft, jacket-style hoodie is available in four different colors, and sizes range from small to XX-Large. Plus, the hoodie is safe to toss in the washing machine and dryer on laundry day for easy cleaning.

Price at time of publication: $98

Best Book

Hooray Heroes Personalized Book

Hooray Heroes Personalized Book

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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. 

Price at time of publication: $47

Best Baby Gear

ClevrPlus Cross Country Baby Backpack Hiking Child Carrier

ClevrPlus Cross Country Baby Backpack Hiking Child Carrier

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For the dad that loves to hit the trails on the weekend, this kid carrier ensures that he 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, has a removable canopy to block the sun or rain, and can hold a kid up to 33 pounds.

Price at time of publication: $167

Best Wellness

Gravity Weighted Blanket

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Gravity Blankets Weighted Blanket for Adults

Amazon

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. 

Price at time of publication: $250

Best for Work

Herschel Anchor Laptop Sleeve

Herschel Anchor Sleeve

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This sleek laptop sleeve is the perfect option for dad as he heads back to the office. 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. 

Price at time of publication: $40

Best Sentimental

Artifact Uprising Wood Block & Printing

Artifact Uprising Wood Block & Prints

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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.

Price at time of publication: $22

Best Wardrobe Update

Saxx Underwear

Saxx Quest Underwear

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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. 

Price at time of publication: $34

Best Classic Gift

Ekster Parliament Slim Leather Wallet

Ekster Parliament Leather Wallet

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Whether Dad needs a new wallet or is simply tired of his bulky one, we think he’ll love this slim leather wallet from Ekster. This lightweight wallet is handcrafted from top-grain leather and has a slim design for easier storage. While it can fit more than 12 cards, the company recommends storing only around 9 cards.

Inside the wallet, Dad will find a built-in aluminum card holder that fans out his cards with the touch of a button for easier access. The wallet even features special technology that helps protect against skimming. Plus, Dad can add an optional tracker to the wallet so it’s easy to find if lost.

Price at time of publication: $89

Best for Foodies

Meater Plus With Bluetooth Repeater

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MEATER Plus Wireless Smart Thermometer

Amazon

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.   

Price at time of publication: $100

Best Game

Spikeball Roundnet Combo Set with 3 balls and Backpack

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Spikeball Standard 3-Ball Kit

Amazon

Great for backyard parties, this two-on-two 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.  

Price at time of publish: $70

Best Splurge

Oura Heritage Stealth Ring

Oura Heritage Stealth Ring

Oura

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, and 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.  

Price at time of publish: $399

Best Budget

Harry’s Shower Trio

Harry's Shower Trio (Body Wash)

Courtesy of Harry's

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

Price at time of publication: $21

What to Look for in 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 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 budget-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.      

Personalization  

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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