Best gifts for new dads 2023: Our round-up of 24 daddy presents to suit any budget

The best gifts for new dads are useful, practical and sentimental.

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The best gifts for new dads can vary hugely, but when you get it right it has the power to make life so much easier for them and their new family. We've researched, tested, and reviewed the most wanted daddy presents, according to dads themselves.

While new dads don't quite have the same life and body upheaval as new mums do (what with navigating matrescence, figuring out the mental load, and how to get on with the best breast pumps), they still do face changes in their life and there are gifts that could make their lives a little easier as they support the new mother.

First, here's how we chose 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.

When a baby is born, it is an exciting time for the whole family and understandably mum and baby get showered with lots of cute and practical gifts, but how about the dads? From practical gifts to boost his confidence, or keepsakes and mementos, we share a huge array of gifts for new dads to choose from.

The best gifts for new dads

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