When there’s a new arrival in the family, typically we dote on the mother and the baby with gifts and presents – but what about those first time dads? We’ve rounded up a list of the best gift ideas for first time dads, for baby showers, father’s day, or just because!

1. Dad and Baby Shirts

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There’s nothing cuter than a matching outfit for dad and baby. This matching tee-shirt and onesie is a hilarious and cute gift for the first time dad.

2. Photo Prints on Wood

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Photo memories can last a life time. But new families will be inundated with regular framed prints and canvas prints. A photo print on wood is a unique and quirky gift that’s perfect for the new father to display in his house.

3. Heated Eye Masks

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A new dad isn’t going to be getting much sleep! A heated eye mask can not only aid sleep, but also help revive tired eyes. They can also help relax and soothe stress.

4. A Day or Night Out

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Sometimes all a new dad needs is to let off some steam. The best gift for a new father can be to treat him to some time off with his friends, and letting him take a well deserved break from baby duties. Get for a nanny (or yourself!) to be over for a few hours to help take care of the baby.

5. I Love Dad Baby Onesies

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You can’t go wrong with a cute onesie for the new baby. New fathers will love this ‘Dad I Love You’ onesie for the new baby.

6. Netflix Subscription

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Looking after a new baby means there's no time to catch up on your favourite films and tv shows. A Netflix subscription is a great idea for a new father, so he can watch his favourite shows on demand.

7. New Dad Shirts

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Sometimes, the best gift is a novelty shirt. This ‘Dad Bod’ t-shirt is sure to put a smile on any new father’s face.

8. Pregnancy Books for Dads

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Navigating a new arrivial can be tough on dads-to-be, and while there’s plenty of information out there for mothers, we sometimes forget new fathers can need help and guidance too. A pregnancy book for dads is the perfect gift to give advice for dads to be.

9.Coffee Subscription

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A new baby equals lack of sleep! A coffee subscription from your local roaster would be a welcome gift to help those mornings where it’s just too hard to get out of bed.

10. Family Photoshoot

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A family photoshoot is the perfect gift for a new family. Treat the new father to a photoshoot experience with the whole family, to capture the moments for a lifetime.

11. I Love You Daddy Book

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A great way for a new dad to bond with the baby is storytime. The classic ‘I Love You Daddy’ book will help strengthen that bond, and make bedtime feel more special.

12. Engraved Leather Keychain

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A personalized engraved leather keychain is a way for a new father to be reminded of his new son or daughter everytime he takes out his keys.

13. White Noise Machine

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The best gift? A good night's sleep for baby, which also means a good night's sleep for daddy! A white noise machine can help take a fussy baby to sleep, and help them sleep through the night.

14. Jogger Stroller

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A jogger stroller is the ideal gift for the new dad who likes to keep on the move. This way he can get his runs in while spending time with his new baby.

15. Pizza Delivery

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If nothing above strikes your fancy (but how could it?!), the one gift that is practical, affordable, and one almost everyone would appreciate - pizza delivery to his door.

We hope you’ve got some great inspiration for buying a gift for a first time father!