Inside: All the focus of baby must haves is on mom and baby. But what about the new dad? Here are the best gifts for new dads at the hospital – and after the hospital – that he’ll be relieved to receive. This post contains affiliate links. Read our disclosure here.

All eyes are on mom and baby. But what about the new dad shaking in his boots? 

Here are the best gifts for new dads that will help him feel included, appreciated, and, when he can use the gifts he receives to calm a fussing babe and give mom a break, he’ll feel like a superhero. 

Best Gifts for New Dads at the Hospital

These gifts will be well received and greatly appreciated by every dad to be, and they go so much further than the hospital room.

So, as you shop for a gift for new mom and baby, don’t forget to place an item or two from the list below on your gift list to help new dads feel less stressed, more involved, and set to take on this new role of fatherhood, whether this is his first time becoming a dad or you’re gathering gifts for dad on his second, third, or fourth child.

Best Gifts for New Dads

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TBG - Mens Tactical Baby Carrier for Infants and Toddlers 8-33 lbs - Compact (Ranger Green)
  • Tactical, Military-Tough Design – MOLLE-compatible baby...
  • Made for Modern Parents – The perfect women’s or men’s...
  • Lightweight, Minimalist Design – Simplistic design...

A baby carrier is one of the best ways for new dads to bond with their babies. This allows them to hold baby close to their body while freeing up their hands to read a book, mix bottles, or make dinner, all while spending time with their new bundle of joy.

It’s also a great way to give mom a break while giving dad and baby special one-on-one time.

New dads will especially love the TBG – Mens Tactical Baby Carrier with its masculin look and feel and they won’t be embarrassed to wear it out in public.

2.

Philips Avent, Baby Bottle Warmer
  • Gently and evenly heats no hot spots as the milk circulates...
  • Works with all Phillips Avent bottles, toddler cups, and...
  • Heats 4 ounces of milk in 3 minutes

A bottle warmer quickly and safely warms breastmilk or formula directly in the bottle so it reaches the perfect temperature for baby in less time.

The Philips Avent Bottle Warmer warms milk in as quick as 3 minutes, all the while circulating the milk to ensure there are no hot spots and it is evenly warmed. It can also be used to defrost frozen breastmilk and baby food.

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The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
  • Learn the secrets for making babies happy.
  • Dr. Karp found there IS a remedy for colic.
  • A innovative and thought-provoking reevaluation of early...

This is the ultimate gift for new dads at the hospital. The Happiest Baby on the Block is the perfect new dad survival “kit”. Baby expert Dr. Harvey Karp teaches new parents how to calm crying and fussing babies and help them sleep longer using his remarkable techniques. 

This book is a sanity saver and must-have for new parents.

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Baby Shusher For Babies — Sleep Miracle Soother Sound Machine For New Parents
  • SLEEP SOOTHER: Using a real human voice, lull your baby to...
  • SLEEP AID: 15 to 30-minute timers assure long shushing...
  • BABY SLEEP: Adjustable volume control helps your baby get to...

The Baby Shusher for babies, aka, The Sleep Miracle lulls your baby to sleep using a real human voice, saving you the hassle and time of having to do it yourself. Many parents have stated that the baby shusher helps babies calm down fairly quickly.

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Swaddle Blanket Baby Girl Boy Easy Adjustable 3 Pack Infant Sleep Sack Wrap Newborn Babies by Comfy Cubs (Small (0-3 Month), Gray)
  • 0-3 months, 7-14 Pounds, up to 26 inches
  • RECREATE THE WOMB when you wrap-up your bundle of joy in a...
  • ENJOY MORE SLEEP YOURSELF as your baby learns to...

These Comfy Cubs Swaddle Blankets save dad and mom the hassle of fighting with a traditional baby blanket to get the perfect swaddle – not too tight, not too loose – in the middle of the night when sleep deprivation has taken its toll.

These swaddle blankets were meant to recreate the womb, which helps ease baby’s transition from womb to world and stop spontaneous movements from waking them in the middle of the night. 

6.

Your Baby's First Year For Dummies
  • For Dummies
  • Gaylord, James (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

The perfect gift for the new dad and dad-to-be who love to read. Give them peace of mind and help them prepare for baby’s first year.

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Pearhead First 5 Years Chevron Baby Memory Book with Clean-Touch Baby Safe Ink Pad to Make Baby’s Hand or Footprint Included, Gray, Gray Chevron
  • Pearhead’s gray chevron babybook is the perfect keepsake...
  • Pages include: who this book belongs to, baby’s...
  • Pages also include: delivery/birthday!, special page to...

If the new dad you’re buying for likes to preserve memories, the Pearhead First 5 Years Memory Book will be a hit. This is the perfect keepsake to remember every moment and milestone of baby’s first 5 years.

8. The Daddy Diaper Bag

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Diaper Bag Backpack for Dad - Large Baby Bag for Men with Travel Changing Mat, Unisex Toddler Gear (Ranger Green)
  • Seven exterior pockets including a large main compartment...
  • Dedicated pocket for baby wipes holds an open pack of wipes...
  • Drinks & snacks stay warmer or colder for longer with 2...

Many dads feel self-conscious when carrying around a feminine diaper bag. New dad’s definitely won’t feel embarrassed to sport this diaper bag backpack for dads. With its masculine appearance and feel it screams manly man.

Plus, it has everything that a typical diaper bag needs: 

  • A large main compartment
  • 2 insulated bottle pockets
  • 2 front storage pockets
  • A pocket for baby wipes
  • A concealed felt-lined pocket
  • A diaper changing mat

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I Love You to the Moon and Back
  • Tiger Tales
  • Amelia Hepworth (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Perfect for dad and babe bonding time, this board book is a best-seller among parents.

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Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens | Built-in Wi-Fi|24.1 MP CMOS Sensor |DIGIC 4+ Image Processor and Full HD Videos
  • 24 1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor with is 100–6400 (H:...
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC technology
  • 9-Point AF system and AI Servo AF

Does dad-to-be love to capture memories and moments? If cameras are his thing, the Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR will help him capture special moments with quality, making capturing squirmy baby moments feel flawless and helping him feel like a professional right from the get-go.

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Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller, Phantom, 50 Pounds
  • Large bicycle tires roll effortlessly over all surfaces
  • Front swivel wheel for easy maneuvering, locks for jogging....
  • Reclining padded seat with 5 point harness, tether, large...

Perfect for promoting daddy-baby bonding time, this jogging stroller will help any new dad fight dad bod, give mom a break, and enjoy the outdoors with his new bundle of joy.

12.

Contigo Snapseal Byron Stainless Steel Travel Mug, 20 Oz., Monaco
  • Seal it in: Leak proof lid (when closed) for on the go...
  • For the long haul: Drinks stay hot up to 7 hours or cold up...
  • Lend a hand: Easy one handed drinking

With all the duties that come along with becoming a dad, a Contigo travel mug is the perfect gift for new dads at the hospital to keep their much-needed caffeine intake warm throughout the day. (Because, let’s face it, most new parents don’t even remember what warm coffee tastes like.)

13.

Hatch Rest Sound Machine, Night Light and Time-to-Rise Bundled with Set of 3 Alpaca Adventures Coverlets
  • MULTI-FUNCTIONAL: Rest combines nightlight, sound machine,...
  • EASY TO USE: Rest can be programmed to turn on...
  • GROWS WITH YOUR CHILD: Rest grows with your child’s needs...

Give new dads the gift of sleep with the Hatch Rest Sound Machine. It is multi-functional, combining a night light, sound machine, and time-to-rise alerts all in one device that new dads can control right from their phone. Talk about super practical and convenient!

14.

Timex Men's Ironman Classic 30 Full-Size Quartz Running Watch with Resin Strap, Black, 18 (Model: TW5M401009J)
  • Adjustable black 18mm resin strap fits up to 8-inch wrist...
  • 100-hour chronograph with 30-lap memory; 24-hour countdown...
  • 3 daily, weekday or weekend alarms; 24-hour military time...

With sleep deprivation in full swing, new dads will be extremely grateful for a watch that is easy to read and one that has the Indiglo feature, making checking the time in the middle of the night quick and simple.

15.

Klikel Daddy And Me Frame - Black Wood Picture Frame With Silver Sentiments - Holds 1 4x6 Photo With Mat or 1 5x7 Photo Without Mat - Wall Mount And Table Desk Display
  • SOLID WOOD: Made with premium quality materials. The 5x7...
  • REAL GLASS: Real glass protects the photos. Not acrylic or...
  • EASY TO DISPLAY: Mount the daddy picture frame on the wall...

Celebrate dad with this adorable Daddy & Me picture frame.

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Tile Pro (2020) 2-pack - High Performance Bluetooth Tracker, Keys Finder and Item Locator for Keys, Bags, and More; 400 ft Range, Water Resistance and 1 Year Replaceable Battery
  • FIND KEYS, BAGS & MORE -- Pro is our high-performance finder...
  • FIND NEARBY -- Use the Tile app to ring your Tile Pro when...
  • FIND FAR AWAY -- When outside of Bluetooth range, use the...

“Honey, where are the keys?” “Babe, where’d I leave my wallet?”

The sleep deprivation that both moms and dads experience during the first months with a new baby can cause remembering where things are to be a bit of a hassle, specifically when it comes to finding keys, wallets, and other important items.

The Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker has 400 feet of range that helps new dads find misplaced items.

17.

Munchkin Formula Dispenser Combo Pack, Colors May Vary
  • Ideal for use with all bottle and/or formula brands
  • Single serve holds 8 ounce ideal for quick outings
  • Each chamber of 3 section dispenser holds 8 ounce ideal for...

This formula dispenser is the perfect gift for formula-feeding parents. After pre-measuring the formula into each compartment, you simply dump the formula into a bottle making it the ideal gift for new dads on the go.

18.

Amazon eGift Card - Father's Day Best Dad in the Universe
  • Amazon.com Gift Cards never expire and carry no fees.
  • Multiple gift card designs and denominations to choose from.
  • Redeemable towards millions of items store-wide at...

An Amazon gift card is the ideal gift for new dads, since it gives them the freedom to buy a few things they really want and need, stopping you from having to guess what would or wouldn’t be a good gift.

Now they can buy something they really want, like bluetooth earbuds to block out noise, or something more practical for the new baby, like Comotomo baby bottles.

19.

TOZO T10 Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds with Wireless Charging Case IPX8 Waterproof TWS Stereo Headphones in Ear Built in Mic Headset Premium Sound with Deep Bass for Sport Black
  • [TWS & BLUETOOTH 5.0] - Adopt the most advanced Bluetooth...
  • [Hi-fi stereo sound quality] - TOZO T10 offers a truly...
  • [One step pairing] - Pick up 2 headsets from charging box...

Bluetooth earbuds are a fun and practical gift for new dads. Whether they want to crank the tunes while they workout at home but don’t want to wake the baby or they need a break from all the screaming, the TOZO T10 bluetooth wireless in-ear headphones are a popular pick.

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Fossil Unisex 44MM Gen 5 Carlyle HR Heart Rate Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smart Watch, Color: Smoke (Model: FTW4024)
  • Smartwatches powered with Wear OS by Google work with iPhone...
  • Battery: 24 Hr + multi day extended mode, varies based on...
  • Health and fitness: Heart Rate & Activity Tracking using...

Including a heart rate and activity tracker, notifications for calls, texts, apps and automatic time, time zone and calendar syncing. You can even answer and make calls right from your wrist. This is the perfect gift for busy dads.

21.

101 So Bad, They're Good Dad Jokes
  • Hill, Elias (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 107 Pages - 07/20/2017 (Publication Date) - CreateSpace...

Is he really a dad if he doesn’t have a sleeve full of corny dad jokes ready to pull out at any given moment?

Help the new dad in your life really take his new role of fatherhood by equipping him with 101 So Bad, They’re Good Dad Jokes to pull out and embarrass his kids with over the years. The ultimate new dad gift for dads who like to laugh.

22.

DadWare Bondaroo Skin to Skin Kangaroo Care Bonding tee Shirt for New New Dad
  • PERFECT FOR THE NEW DAD: This kangaroo care baby wrap is not...
  • ELONGATED AND BUILT FOR COMFORT: These high-quality, easy to...
  • HIGH-QUALITY & SAFE MATERIALS: This Kangaroo Care bonding...

Skin-to-skin is an important part of bonding for new dads and babies. The DadWare Bondaroo kangaroo-style baby wrap isn’t so much a carrier, but instead gives easy access to dad’s bare chest for the critical skin-to-skin bonding with baby. 

Skin-to-skin helps new dads stay calm and provide emotional support, learn their child’s cues, and promotes better sleep for both dad and baby.

23.

Sony - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder (black)
  • 50Mbps XAVC S1 1920x1080 at 60P, AVCHD and MP4 codecs. 30x...
  • Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple...
  • Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction....

If dad-to-be is big on home videos, a good-quality, handheld video camera is a must for capturing all the moments he never wants to forget. This makes capturing moments to look back on for years to come easier than ever.

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Daddy's Diaper Duty Device - Funny New Baby Gifts for Dad
  • Daddy’s Diaper Duty Device INCLUDES diapers and wipes,...
  • Daddy’s Diaper Duty Device apron holds multiple baby...
  • FUNNY GIFT FOR DAD: Dad’s tool-belt style apron is printed...

Help new daddy find courage to change the smelliest of diapers with this funny gift for new dads that’s bound to bring a smile to his face.

25.

Dearfoams Men's Papa Bear Slipper, Blue Tartan Plaid, Small
  • SLIDE-ON DESIGN: Men’s Dearfoams Papa Bear Clog Slippers...
  • CLASSIC PATTERNS: Available in red plaid and blue plaid,...
  • MEMORY FOAM INSOLE: Each slipper is fitted with a...

These cute slippers keep new dad’s feet warm during the endless trips to babe’s room in the middle of the night.

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New Dad to be gift box | Bump Boxes
  • New dad gift perfect for a dad to be
  • Dada by Jimmy Fallon: What will your baby’s first word be?...
  • Raddest Dad Koozie: For the celebratory CHEERS

The ultimate gift for new dads is a gift that covers it all: The New Dad-to-be Gift Box, which includes the adorable Dada book by Jimmy Fallon, a Raddest Dad Koozie, a Dad Pad for when memory fails, Bloody Knuckles Hand Repair Balm to keep those diaper-changing and furniture-building hands in tip-top shape, and more.

27.

If Papa Can't Fix It We're All Screwed Travel Mug Tumbler.Funny Father's Day Birthday Christmas Gifts for Men Papa New Dad Father Daddy from Son Daughter Wife.(20 oz Black)
  • ★ GIFTS FOR DAD: Makes a great unique novelty gift to your...
  • ★ PREMIUM STEEL & BPA FREE: Food grade premium heavy gauge...
  • ★ PRODUCT FEATURES: Wear resistant,rust...

A cute mug to keep his coffee warm day or night. “If Papa Can’t Fix it, We’re All Screwed”.

28.

How to Traumatize Your Children: 7 Proven Methods to Help You Screw Up Your Kids Deliberately and with Skill
  • Whether you want to send your children to therapy with the...
  • Paperback lets you learn the latest buzzwords and trends in...
  • Choose a personal trauma style - controlling, indulgent, and...

A book that will crack him up, even in the most tired moments of parenthood. “How to Traumatize Your Children: 7 Proven Methods to Help You Screw Up Your Kids Deliberately and with Skill” Add this lighthearted and humorous book to your list of gifts for new dads at the hospital.

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Tstars You Can Do This Dad Outfit Funny Gift for New Dads Cute Baby Boy Girl Bodysuit NB (0-3M) Black
  • Best gift idea for a new dad! Funny Father's day gifts or...
  • Great gift for any first time father. Perfect for a Proud...
  • Surprise your husband, Brother, Son or any new Dad for the...

Give dad the confidence to dress his new fragile bundle with this adorable onesie that offers directions.

30.

Willow Tree New Dad, Sculpted Hand-Painted Figure
  • Sentiment: ”In awe and wonder of what's to come” written...
  • 6”h hand-painted resin seated figure in cream shirt and...
  • A gift to celebrate new beginnings, new babies, new...

Help this new dad feel special and loved with the New Dad Willow Tree sculpted hand-painted figure.

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NY Threads Luxurious Men's Shawl Collar Fleece Bathrobe Spa Robe (Small/Medium, Black)
  • SHAWL COLLAR FLEECE BATHROBE - Super soft, plush, shawl...
  • SOFT AND FLUFFY - The bathrobe is soft and fluffy, which can...
  • ADJUSTABLE WAIST BELT - Each bathrobe features an adjustable...

A warm, cozy bathrobe is the perfect gift for a new dad. It pairs especially well with these Papa Bear slippers.

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If you’re looking for the perfect gift for new dads at the hospital and that new dad happens to be your beloved spouse, a handwritten letter is a heartwarming gift he will be elated to get.

Tell him the things you love about him, remind him of his qualities that will make him an exceptional father, and remind him that you’re a team, in this together, and that you can’t wait to face the exhaustion and joy of parenthood with him by your side.

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Convenience Kits Men’s Premium 20 Count Necessities Travel Kit, Featuring: Dove Men & Care Products
  • TSA APPROVED TRAVEL ACCESSORIES: This TSA compliant 20-piece...
  • TRAVEL SIZE TOILETRIES: A great gift set for men, this...
  • MEN'S PREMIUM TRAVEL KIT: This men's travel kit is ideal for...

This men’s necessity travel kit is the perfect gift for new dads at the hospital, since it includes everything he will need when he’s there (plus more). Give him this gift before heading to the hospital so he doesn’t pack duplicates of the items with him.

He’ll be so grateful for the toothbrush, deodorant, and other necessities in this kit once baby has arrived and he has a few moments to think about his self care.

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Beard Kit for Men Grooming & Care W/Beard Wash/Shampoo,2 Packs Beard Growth Oil,Beard Balm Leave-in Conditioner,Beard Comb,Beard Brush,Beard Scissor 100% Pure & Organic Beard Growth Kit
  • GREAT VALUE: Included in the kit are shampoo,balm,oil,plus...
  • A CLEAN BEARD IS A HAPPY BEARD: Our wash, used twice a week,...
  • 100% SUPERIOR BEARD GROWTH OIL & BALM: Our Beard Oil & Beard...

Treat this new dad with the ultimate gift for new dads – a beard grooming kit. Everything he needs to keep his facial hair tamed, trimmed, healthy, and stylish.

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With a new baby around, dad may not have as much time to head out the door to the gym these days. That’s why home fitness equipment is a hit when it comes to new dads. This way they can stay in shape and fight the ever so famous dad-bod all while staying around the house to help out with the new baby.

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Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista Espresso and Cappuccino Maker, White
  • Semi-automatic 3-in-1 espresso maker, cappuccino maker, and...
  • 15-bar pump system brews rich-tasting espresso coffee.
  • Trouble-free automatic milk frother removes the guesswork

Caffeine is a must-have for most new dads. This 3-in-1 espresso, cappuccino, and latte maker will be well loved and well used, giving dads the energy to face the day ahead after a long night with a baby who just won’t sleep. 

If you really want to treat the new dad and want something on the more luxurious end of products, the Breville BES870XL Espresso Machine is a best-seller and highly rated, though it is on the pricier side of things.

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Deer & Deer Hunting
  • English (Publication Language)

Give this new dad the gift of a magazine subscription. Whether he’s into hunting,  golf, or cooking, there’s a magazine for that.

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LEATHERMAN, Surge Heavy Duty Multitool with Premium Replaceable Wire Cutters and Spring-Action Scissors, Black with Premium Nylon Sheath
  • A MULTITOOL POWERHOUSE: The Surge is one of our largest...
  • 21 TOOLS IN 1 HAND: Features a unique blade exchanger,...
  • OUR GUARANTEE: We’re proud to stand behind every product...

From putting baby furniture together to fixing a burnt-out light, the LEATHERMAN Surge Heavy Duty Multitool is the perfect gift to help out new dads.

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Baby Shusher The Soothing Sleep Miracle Collection Pack
  • Using a real human voice, the Baby Shusher helps lull your...
  • 15 to 30-minute timers assure long shushing sessions can get...
  • Designed in consultation with leading ER pediatricians, the...

This is the PERFECT gift for new dads. Most new dads worry about how they’ll be able to calm down their new baby. How are they supposed to know what the baby needs? This is why the baby calm down kit is a top pick for the best gifts for new dads. 

Complete with a real human voice “shushing” machine that comforts and lulls your baby to sleep, a Shushie Pacifier recommended by ER pediatricians that allows your baby to satisfy their need to self-soothe through sucking, and two muslin swaddles that promote comfortable and safe sleep.

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DOSS SoundBox Touch Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers with 12W HD Sound and Bass, 20H Playtime, Handsfree, Speakers for Home, Outdoor, Travel-Black
  • Capacitive Touch Control: Easy-to-use touch controls allow...
  • Portable and Versatile: Enjoy high definition stereo sound...
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Technology: Equipped with advanced technology...

20 hours of playtime, touch controls, easily portable, and compatible with all bluetooth devices, this bluetooth speaker will be a very well-received gift by new dads and dads-to-be.

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Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness and Activity Tracker with Built-in GPS, Heart Rate, Sleep & Swim Tracking, Black/Black, One Size (S &L Bands Included)
  • Use built-in GPS to see your pace and distance on screen...
  • With Active Zone Minutes, feel a buzz when you reach your...
  • Get a 90-day free trial of the Fitbit Premium to help you...

Help this new dad feel good about himself by giving him a Fitbit, which will help him track his heart rate, play music, track his workouts and sleep, and more.

Things to Keep in Mind When Buying Gifts for New Dads

Although he isn’t the one carrying the weight, he’s there through it all. The morning sickness, the cravings, the tears, the hormones, the labor and delivery.

New dads and dads-to-be need to be celebrated, and what better way to do that then gift them something that truly makes them feel appreciated and seen? 

However, there are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for the best gifts for new dads at hospital:

  • Keep it personal

Think of gifts he’s liked getting in the past, or something he has been dropping hints about wanting for months. Get something for the new dad that he will actually use and like, so it doesn’t just end up collecting dust.

  • Keep gifts small, or don’t bring them up to the room

If you plan on bringing the push present for dad up to the hospital room, keep it small. Remember everything that comes into the room with you needs to get hauled back out, plus more.

  • Keep it useful

Get a gift that will help dad-to-be feel prepared for parenthood. Something he will find useful as he takes on this new role of dad.

What to Bring a New Dad at the Hospital

If you’re wondering what to bring a new dad at the hospital, remember to keep it simple, keep the gift useful and straightforward, and keep it personal.

If you plan on getting him an extravagant gift or something he doesn’t need at the hospital (like a shaving kit), maybe save the gift-giving until he’s home from the hospital. 

Remember that everything that goes into the hospital room needs to be hauled back out, plus more, so try not to clutter up the hospital room with too much stuff. 

If you want to give him something at the hospital but feel the gift you got him is too big or complex to bring in, simply bring a little note that lets him know he has a surprise waiting for him at home.

Conclusion: The Best Gifts for New Dads at Hospital

Your turn.

What are some of the best gifts you’ve gotten for new dads and dads-to-be that have been a big hit? Did you get a push present for dad that rocked his world? Share your thoughts and ideas in a comment below.

Related: Postpartum Must Haves Every Mom-To-Be Needs

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