The Best Gifts For New Dads
Moms tend to have most of the fun when it comes to baby gifts, so get dad in on the action this season with a dad-friendly gift designed to please. From one-handed bottle openers (that's a beer bottle, FYI) to daddy-and-me tees, from the latest tech toys to a manly diaper bag, these gifts will make his new-dad life easier, more stylish, and more fun!
'Dad's Brew House' Wall Mount Bottle Opener
All new fathers should be able to crack open a cold once every now and then. And the 'Dad's Brew House' Wall Mount Bottle Opener ($30) will make a nice addition to his man cave.
You're Killing Me Smalls Dad and Baby Shirts
A matching set of You're Killing Me Smalls Dad and Baby Shirts ($36) will make all dad and baby's one-on-one time totally Instagram-worthy.
Compiled on the basis that dads and coaches strive to exhibit similar traits, Dad's Playbook ($13) is a beautiful collection of more than 100 quotes on motivation, mentorship, discipline, and love — straight from the mouths of the greatest sports coaches of all time.
PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer
Not only will sticky fingers quickly be all over dad's smartphone, but he will also want to make sure that it's germ-free before they even have a chance to touch it. That's where this PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer ($20) will come into major use.
My Life Story — So Far
With so many major changes happening in Dad's life, these are the days that he is going to want to remember and share with his little one in the future. Give him a place to keep these important memories with this My Life Story — So Far ($30) and it will become a coveted book for the new baby one day, too.
Touted as the "smallest, best-sounding wireless speaker and speakerphone," Mini Jambox Speakers ($130) will fit in the palm of dad's hand. The speakers come in lots of colors and designs and are perfect for the dad in your life. My husband, for instance, likes a little music during bath time.
iPad Mini 4
Expect to win the best spouse ever award when he opens his iPad Mini 4 ($349 and up). Just warn him: in less than two years, "his" iPad will quickly become your new addition's favorite toy!
Netflix and Hulu Plus would make great gifts, too, but we're guessing Apple TV ($149) will have the biggest wow factor for a new dad. The service will give him access to movies, TV shows, sports, music, and photos — right on his widescreen TV. He can even play content from his iPhone or iPad on the TV using AirPlay. All that entertainment might even persuade him to hold the baby for a couple of hours while you shower and nap!
A Day on the Greens
Every dad deserves a break, especially the new ones. Treat him and a friend to a day at the golf course, where the only things he has to carry are his clubs.