New moms deserve all the pampering on Mother's Day—so it's only fair that new dads get their share of special treatment on Father's Day. After all, becoming a dad is quite the adjustment! From lack of sleep to learning how to manage a massive blowout, he's earning those Dad Badges left and right.
The best Father's Day gifts for new dads are ones that make this new season of life just a little bit cushier. Because when you're exhausted, short on time (and brain cells) what could be better?
From a dad-designed tactical hoodie that holds every baby essential (and then some) to the perfect black-out eye mask that will have him catching zzz's in minutes, we've rounded up gifts for every new pop on the block.
Dad's been taking his fair share of those 3 am wake-ups, right? This cooling under-eye cream serum helps fight bags, dark circles and the impending wrinkles with powerful hyaluronic acid and snow mushroom (so he can stop sneaking yours.)
Hop on the sleep-deprived struggle bus, daddio! Luckily, this handy iced coffee maker puts delicious cold brew into your tired hands in four short minutes. And since it brews directly into a to go cup, all you've got to do is put the lid on and sip away.
Spit up? Spilled (aforementioned) coffee? Diaper explosions? Like water off a duck's back, my friend. (Well, maybe not the diaper business...) Anyway, the Lifeproof Pullover is no ordinary sweatshirt. The odor-proof, stain-proof, and water-proof essential stays fresh for days despite your best efforts. Go ahead. Put it to the test.
Keep him light on his feet and ready at a moment's notice. The easy-breezy Tree Loungers from All Birds are comfortable from minute one thanks to the silky smooth and breathable eucalyptus tree fiber fabric and anatomical construction.
If this past year didn't make him a robe convert, fatherhood certainly will! The Super-Plush Robe from Brooklinen is made from 100% Turkish cotton that brings the spa vibes every time he wraps himself up—even if he's still recovering from nighttime baby duty.
He might not be a bath guy, but if he's being honest with himself, indulging in a bit of self-care is a worthwhile endeavor. Enter the shower bomb. These delightful discs from Euka are packed with mood boosting essential oils like lavender, bergamot and peppermint to transform his daily rinse into an aromatherapy-powered pamper session.
Wine, water, a healthy pour of his favorite bourbon—it all works in this gorgeous handblown short glass from Hudson Wilder. The borosilicate glass makes it more durable than traditional glasses and the shape? Well, it's just plain sexy.
With their soft shearling lining, premium nubuck leather exterior and signature drop-heel design, these might be the only slipper he'll ever love again. As a bonus, no one would notice if he accidentally left the house in them. (Because that's guaranteed to happen at least once.)
If a new mattress isn't in the budget, the gel-infused memory foam Trey mattress topper from Sleep Envie will breathe new life into the one you're stuck with. At three inches thick, the cool plush layer makes even the most uncomfortable mattresses feel heaven, and hot sleepers rejoice! The cooling gel makes the entire bed feel like the cool side of the pillow. (And while neither of you are getting much sleep these days, how smart is it to gift him something you can also reap the benefits of? Clever one you are!)
He might think a diaper in his back pocket and a pack of wipes in the glove box is all he needs for outings with the mini. NOT SO. Help him be prepared and stylish with a diaper bag that's all his own. Not only does it feature ample storage including a padded laptop compartment and suitcase pass-thru, but it also has an integrated changing station that provides privacy and security with built-in sidewalls (which can easily detach when it's time to be cleaned.)
Not convinced on the diaper bag front? That's fine. Try the Dad Hoodie instead. It's like what MacGyver would wear if he had to hotwire a car with a paperclip while also carting a tot around. Interior mesh pockets provide a place for everything without adding bulk or necessitating a bag that slows him down.
Speaking of being ready for anything, Matador's pocket blanket is a total lifesaver. The water-repellent blanket folds to the size of a credit card so that he'll always have a clean, dry place to sit and chill. It's big enough for 2-4 people, providing plenty of space for baby playtime at the park or unplanned stops along the way.
We've embraced the jogger and we're never looking back. That said, no one wants to look like a schlub. The super popular Sunday Joggers from Vuori are the magical intersection of comfy and stylish with a relaxed fit that can go anywhere. (Or nowhere, because that's how he's rolling these days, right?)
Plugging in allll the things takes effort. How about just tossing them on top of this instead? The Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad can juice up his iPhone, Apple watch, and AirPods all at the same time and let's face it—looks way cooler than that tangle of cords he's rocking.
As a new mama, you might marvel at your partner's ability to slumber peacefully while your adorable and oh-so-hungry bundle wails like a tornado siren. (And by "marvel" I mean "want to throttle.") But if he's putting in the work right alongside you and battling sleep deprivation too, the Manta Sleep Mask is about to become his new BFF. The super-soft and customizable construction provides 100% blackout powers without putting pressure on the eyes to optimize sleep no matter what time of day it is.
Skin-to-skin snuggles aren't just for mamas. Spending time against dad's chest is proven to increase bonding and benefit baby too! The innovative Bondaroo shirt from DadWare makes it easy to slip baby in and out, providing papa and his little some quality time in those early weeks.
Keep the good times going! The dad-friendly carrier from Ergobaby carries little ones from 12-45 pounds in four ergonomic positions. And with its cool air mesh design and easy to adjust construction, everyone will stay happy and comfortable on the dadventure of the day.
They call it "mom brain" but we can share the diagnosis with him too. This handy 4-pack of Tiles will keep him from losing track of everything from his wallet to the remote.
As one of the country's few full-blood Wagyu farms, chances are, he's never had steak this good. Of course he's got to cook it himself, but what brings him more joy than preparing the perfect steak? (Ok, I'm generalizing, but still.) Vermont Wagyu ships the finest quality steaks directly from their bucolic Vermont farm to anywhere in the US making the perfect date night at home just a few clicks away.
He's been putting in the WORK these days. Help relieve those tense muscles with the top-rated Opove M3 Pro Max Massage Gun. The percussive massage helps muscles recover faster and reduce pain, helping to improve blood flow, range of motion and muscle stiffness. Gift with one caveat—he has to take turns.