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Know a guy who’s expecting their first child? Make sure they have everything they need with these essential gifts for expecting dads.

From baby monitors to baby carriers, our team has handpicked the best gifts that every new father might need.

No matter if they’re your son, sibling or husband, and no matter your budget, discover the best gifts for expecting dads below.

Best Gifts For Expecting Dads

1. New Dad To Be Gift Box

new dad to be gift box

What better way to ensure any guy has everything they need to be the best dad with this essential gift box. Containing a range of practical gifts including hand balm, socks, a notepad and several books this gift set is sure to be the perfect present for any expecting dad.

2. Tactical Diaper Bag Backpack

tactical diaper bag backpack

Ensure they always have the essential baby suppliers wherever they go with this durable adventure diaper bag. Designed and built especially for men, the backpack features a tactical design, which is ideal for any guy in the military. Featuring plenty of storage compartments the bag also comes with a foldable nappy changing pad that is sure to come in handy!

3. Baby Monitor Camera

baby monitor camera gift

What better way to watch their new baby sleeping at night than with this multifunctional baby monitor camera. With a microphone, night vision and zoom functionality, this monitoring system will let him watch his sleeping beauty all through the night. With a 3.5 inch display, the system delivers crystal clear audio and video from anywhere in their home.

4. Instant Pot Electric Cooker

instant pot electric cooker

When their baby is finally born, they’ll have little time to cook meals every day. Help them make nutritional meals while tending to their newborn with this essential instant pot cooker. Ideal for cooking a range of meals and dishes, simply place the ingredients in the pot and let it work its magic automatically.

5. White Noise Machine

white noise machine gift idea

Give them a helping hand of getting their newborn to sleep with this fantastic white noise machine. Containing six soothing lullaby sounds such as white noise, the ocean, heartbeats and more, the noises will help any baby peacefully drift off to sleep. Compact and portable, the device also comes with an automatic shut off function that will turn it off after 15, 30 or 60 minutes.

6. Commando Dad Basic Training Book

commando dad basic training book

For first time dads, this book will help guide them on all their upcoming challenges. Written by an ex-commando and dad of three, this book provides clear and logical advice on all the practicalities of becoming a new father. Perfect for the dad that’s worrying about how they’ll cope, this is sure to help calm them and help them become the best dad ever.

7. Daddy’s Diaper Duty Device

daddy's diaper duty device

Ensure they are well prepared for diaper duty with this essential daddy’s diaper duty device. The perfect gift for dads who have never changed a nappy before, the kit comes with everything they’ll need. Including six diapers, baby wipes, hand sanitizer and baby power, this is sure to be the perfect gift for any expecting dad.

8. Father To Be Picture Frame

father to be picture frame

For any expecting father who has just received the good news, help them cherish the moment forever with this cute keepsake. Ideal for holding any ultrasound picture of their yet to be born child, this frame will hold any four by six photo. Perfect for displaying on a tabletop or shelf, this is sure to be a gift they will treasure forever.

9. Men’s Tactical Baby Carrier

men's tactical baby carrier

With a tactical and military design, this baby carrier is sure to get plenty of use. Designed to carry infants and toddlers that weight between 8 and 33 pounds, any dad will find this carrier incredibly easy to use. Super adjustable and designed for maximum comfort, any expecting dad will undoubtedly appreciate this practical gift.

10. Diaper Changing Decision Coin

diaper changing decision coin

Help any father to be get out of diaper duty with these life saving coins. With just a flip of a coin, couples can decide who will be changing the nappy. With two brass coins at 39 mm in diameter each, they’ll never have to argue again. Complete with a velvet pouch for storage, this is certainly a unique gift for any expecting dad.

11. Father And Daughter Matching Clothes Set

father and daughter matching clothes

Make your loved ones Instagram ready with these super cute father and daughter matching clothes. Containing a full size t-shirt and baby sized bodysuit, any father and daughter are sure to both look adorable wearing these. Available in a range of different sizes to fit anybody, this is sure to be a gift any dad will love.

12. Bondaroo Care Bonding T-Shirt

bondaroo care bonding shirt

Help any new father cuddle their baby with the bondaroo skin to skin t-shirt. Designed with a special removable patch, fathers can cuddle their baby skin to skin whenever they please. Ideal for father to child bonds, when not cuddling it can be worn just like a regular t-shirt thanks to its seamless velcro.

13. Portable Baby Changing Pad

portable baby changing pad

For the times when there isn’t a bathroom or changing room nearby, this portable baby changing pad is essential for diaper changing. Easy to carry around and deploy, the pad comes with diaper and wipes storage compartments making it perfect for carrying everything in one go. Waterproof and lightweight, this gift is sure to come in handy over the upcoming months.

14. The Man Behind The Bump T-Shirt

man behind the bump shirt

A hilarious shirt for any couple who have just announced their pregnancy, this shirt will let everyone know who the father is. Available in a range of different sizes from small to 3XL, this screen printed shirt is sure to be an excellent conversation starter. Ideal for baby showers, gender reveals and other parties, it’s sure to be well received.

15. The Expectant Father Book

the expectant father book

Trusted by millions of new dads, the expectant father book is the ultimate guide for dads to be. Now in its fourth edition, the revised and updated book gives fathers a month by month overview on how to support their partner and prepare for the baby’s arrival. With chapters covering everything from how to stay involved, to the delivery of the baby, this book is sure to give them plenty of valuable information.

16. Father And Son Matching Gaming Outfits

father son matching gaming outfits

Get them started young with this hilarious set of matching gaming outfits. With an outfit for both players, these are the perfect tops for any father and son. Available in a range of different colors and sizes to suit everyone, any gamer dad will surely appreciate this gift and wear it regularly.

17. Ergonomic Baby Carrier

ergonomic baby carrier

Get any new dad the perfect gift for their newborn with this ergonomic baby carrier. Suitable for babies and infants from 0 to 36 months old, the stylish and comfortable carrier is ideal for any type of dads. Featuring soft skin-friendly breathable fabric, the adjustable straps ensure it can carry any baby as they grow older.

18. Baby Daddy T-Shirt

baby daddy t-shirt

Let everyone know they’re a first time dad with this funny statement shirt. Made in the USA and available in sizes small to 3XL, the soft fabric is super comfortable and perfect for everyday wear. An excellent gift for any new father who’s worried about getting his other shirts ruined by sick, this is sure to become his favorite shirt.

19. Never A Dull Moment Baby Journal

never a dull moment baby journal

What better way to treasure some hilarious memories of their first born than with this baby journal. Featuring hundreds of blank pages to fill out and jot down events, this book will help any father record the funniest moments from their child growing up. A sweet keepsake to give to them when they’re older, this is the ideal journal to write everything down!

20. One Handed Bottle Opener

one handed bottle opener

Holding a baby can be hard work and challenging, especially when you need two hands to open a beer! Help them multitask and crack open a cold one with this unique bottle opener. Designer to be used with just one hand, they can babysit their newborn with one hand and open a bottle with the other! A funny gift for expecting dads, they’re sure to enjoy using it.

21. Bad Dad Jokes Book

bad dad jokes book

Becoming a dad for the first time means they will have to quickly learn the art of the dad joke. With over 300 of the best worst dad jokes of all time, this book will teach them the classics that will last them a lifetime. Ideal for spreading fun and laughs with the kids, he’ll have plenty of time to memorize all 300!

22. We Have A Winner Coffee Mug

we have a winner coffee mug

An excellent baby shower gift, this mug will make any father to be smile. Including the print on both sides, this dishwasher and microwave safe ceramic mug is printed in the US using the highest quality materials. With an 11 ounce capacity and suitable for both hot and cold beverages, this is a fun gift any father with love.

23. How To Be The Father Your Children Need Book

how to be the father your children need book

Becoming a dad can be a tricky task for some guys, especially when they never had a father figure growing up in their life. This book speaks to the hearts of men, bringing wisdom and clarity to what it means to be a man and a great father. Full of everything they need to know to be an awesome dad, this is bound to be a book they won’t be able to put down.

24. Daddy To Be Socks

daddy to be socks

The perfect present for any daddy to be, this pair of socks are a sweet and thoughtful gift for any guy. Featuring a sewn in print on the bottom of the sock, these durable socks are made from cotton and polyester. A great gift for baby showers, gender reveal parties or any other occasion, a new father can never have enough socks!

25. The First Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook

the first time dad's pregnancy handbook

From the first moment their partner tells them they are pregnant, many men can often feel worried and start to lose sleep. Specifically for first time dads, this book covers everything they need to do month to month. From the initial birth to bonding with their new baby, this book will help them every step of the way.


Beth Noll is a gift editor at Gift Observer. She loves shopping for friends and sharing her top gift recommendations on the blog. With 9 years of blogging experience, she's always up to date with the latest trends and best gift ideas.