Best gifts for new dads 2024: Our round-up of 29 daddy presents to suit any budget

It's official: the best gifts for new dads are useful, practical and sentimental — here are the top presents to buy

Our guide to the best gifts for new Dads — including socks, mugs, grooming gift sets, a green backpack and more
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Know a new Dad? Then you're probably looking for the best gifts for new dads. If that's the case, stick right here. We've compiled a tried and tested guide to the top presents worth gifting to those in the throes of parenthood. 

When you get the best gifts for new dads right, you have the power to make life as a new parent so much easier. Of course, new dads don't have quite the same mind and body upheaval as new mums do. There's matrescence to navigate, the best breast pumps to get to grips with and then there's the mental load that comes with pregnancy and birth to consider. 

But any new dad will face monumental changes too. That said, that's where a handful of gifts come swooping in to save the day and make their lives a little easier while supporting their partner and looking after their new little one. 

A new baby is an exciting time for the whole family. Generally speaking it's custom for new mums and babies to get showered with lots of cute and practical gifts. But how about the dads? From practical presents that will help boost his confidence, special keepsakes and great gifts he wishes he found sooner — keep scrolling to discover the best gifts for new dads. 

The best gifts for new dads

How we reviewed the best gifts for new dads

  • Reviews: We try to review all products we deem 'best' but where we've been unable to test ourselves, we dig deep into comments to check what consistently scored highly from verified shoppers who rate them for value and quality.
  • Price: We have included gift ideas to suit all budgets. It's worth noting, though, that some suggestions might be pricier than expected, but that's because we know that some people buy and gift from large groups. 
  • Variety: Life as a new dad can throw curve balls and needs that dads never even knew they had might crop up. We've got you covered in the useful gifts to give.

What can I get a new dad as a gift?

Anything to help him adapt to life as a parent, like a temperature controlled mug, cosy blanket, underwater camera or even a personalised keepsake like a custom photo frame. Think useful, practical and sentimental. 

Once you've bought the new dad in your life the best gift he could ask for take a look through our best gifts for a new mum round up. And then maybe prep yourself for the 1st birthday party, and take a look through some of our best personalised children's books or maybe you're stuck with what to write in the 'new baby' card? We've got all the best inspirational quotes for kids that could work perfectly.

Stephanie Lowe
Family Editor

Stephanie Lowe is Family Editor at GoodToKnow covering all things parenting, pregnancy and more. She has over 13 years' experience as a digital journalist with a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to all things family and lifestyle. Stephanie lives in Kent with her husband and son, Ted. Just keeping on top of school emails/fund raisers/non-uniform days/packed lunches is her second full time job.

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