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The 10 best and most thoughtful gift ideas for new dads

When a man is new to fatherhood, it means he has to be ready to face fresh knowledge and mistakes, in short, it’s not easy. It’s a lot of pressure to do the parenting thing right. If you want to reward a new dad who is having it rough despite loving his role, giving him a gift that is well thought of is the way to go. Treat the new father to one or two of these gift ideas that he will definitely appreciate. Whether he’s into cooking, grooming, or listening to music, there is something for every kind of dad.

At a glance:

  • Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker $22
  • Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker $120
  • Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack $60
  • Arlo Pro 2 $359
  • Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Combo Cooker $40
  • Tile Starter Pack $50
  • Gillette Fusion Proshield Shave Gift Set for Men $30
  • Bose Custom QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II $350
  • Rhone Commuter Dress Shirt $118
  • Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle $63

Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker

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Every new parent has to brace themselves for a new day of taking care of their household and firstborn. That’s why this Cold Brew Coffee Maker by Takeya is an ideal gift to give to a new father. It’s the perfect way to energize in the morning since he can get his caffeine fix with a cup of smooth cold brew. The coffee maker can also make up to four servings for later. On top of that, it has a fine mesh coffee filter to ensure that the coffee is brewed to perfection.

Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

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If he loves cooking, you can’t go wrong with giving him an Instant Pot Duo Plus. With nine different functions in one slow cooker, he can make as many dishes as he wants. The Instant Pot Duo Plus cooks dishes 70% times faster so making dinner won’t be such a stressful time. It’s also easy to clean and safe to use to ensure no accidents will happen while in the kitchen.

Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack

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At first glance, you wouldn’t even think this backpack was a diaper bag. This makes it perfect to give to a new dad while he’s out with his baby. It is made of high-quality materials such as water-resistant twill polyester so that it will last for a long time. The diaper backpack is also comfortable to wear and has a large capacity to stuff everything he and his baby needs. This is the kind of diaper bag that he won’t be annoyed or embarrassed to hold.

Arlo Pro 2

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For every parent, having a secure home to protect everyone in the household is important. If you’re looking for an ideal gift for a new dad, they would appreciate the Arlo Pro 2. Whether you’re a new parent or not, a home security camera system will give you more assurance. The Arlo Pro 2 can take footage in 1080p to capture even the tiniest details. This can also help him watch over his baby when his eyes are off them.

Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Combo Cooker

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Give him this pre-seasoned cast iron set so he can whip up his own personal dishes during his downtime. Whether he wants to fry eggs or whip up a delicious meal, he can do all that with this combo cooker. Let him sauté, sear, fry, bake and stir fry any dish that his stomach desires. He might even thank you for the gift by cooking you a hearty dinner.

Tile Starter Pack

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Being a new father can be hectic, and there are instances when he forgets where he put what. With that in mind, the Tile Starter Pack can be a handy and functional present to give. He can find his items with ease by using this Bluetooth item locater. Whether it’s keys, wallets, backpacks, or electronic devices, the Tile Starter Pack can be helpful in finding them all. All he needs to do is use the app to find his missing items by ringing the things if it’s nearby.

Gillette Fusion Proshield Shave Gift Set for Men

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A shaving kit may seem like a cliche gift for men but if given to a new dad who often pays more attention to his baby than himself, he will surely appreciate it. Gillette Fusion Proshield Shave Gift Set comes with a Fusion5 ProShield razor handle, 4 ProShield blade refills, and a 6oz Pure by Gillette Shave Cream. The razor is perfect to use for hard-to-reach spots and to style facial hair. He will definitely feel and look fresh with this shaving kit.

Bose Custom QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II

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Nothing is more thoughtful more than a customized gift with the new father in mind. If he loves listening to music, he will rave about getting customized Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones. If you already know his preferences well, let’s say, his favorite color, then you can customize it yourself as a surprise. If you don’t mind letting him know about it, he can also customize it himself on the website and have you pay for it.

Rhone Commuter Dress Shirt

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This dress shirt by Rhone’s is perfect for the man-on-the-go who wants to keep his appearance clean. This athletic fit dress shirt is stretchable and lightweight. On top of that, they are also moisture-wicking and wrinkle-resistant so he doesn’t have to worry about sweat stains and wrinkles. The dress shirt is also machine washable so he can easily put in the wash after a long and hectic day.

Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle

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Reminding someone to stay hydrated is more thoughtful than you think. This is the perfect item to give to a new dad who is constantly on the move and forgets to drink his water. With this Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle, he can keep tabs on his water intake. The bottle also illuminates to remind him to drink water. This BPA-free bottle has a smooth silicone sleeve which makes it easy to hold and it can easily fit most cupholders and backpack pockets.

Looking for more gift ideas? We also rounded up a list of best git ideas for new moms.

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