The best gifts for new dads


by Emily Thorpe |

When a new baby arrives in the world, friends and family often like to spoil the little one with gifts like toys and books. But if you're looking to buy something for a new dad, it can be tricky knowing where to start.

Do you pick something baby-related and sentimental? Beer? Food? Or something Dad will like doing in his baby-free time?

Fear not! Whether it's for Christmas, Father's Dad, a birthday or simply to celebrate the arrival of their child, treat the new dad to one of these brilliant gifts in our round-up and we guarantee it'll be a big hit.

Commando Dad: Basic Training

Commando Dad: Basic Training
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As used by none other than Prince William himself, this non-nonsense training manual is written by ex-Commando and dad of three Neil Sinclair. It promises to teach Dad all the practical skills needed to be a top-ranking parent including how to maintain morale in the ranks and how to feed, clothe and entertain the troops.

Review: "I got this for my partner on a whim. He’s felt a bit out of touch with the pregnancy due to COVID and not being able to attend appointments and despite participating in online antenatal classes, he found them boring and couldn’t relate. I decided this may help to educate him on what we need to prepare for but in an entertaining way and this certainly didn’t disappoint! He absolutely loved it and read it all within two days. He then had a complete change of attitude and became a lot more attentive where he started to actively check we have everything baby proofed, checking our sleeping, changing, bathing items to ensure we have essentials, taking the initiative to add things to my hospital bag for what may be useful."

Rad Dad Gift

Rad Dad Gift

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This fab gift will leave Dad smelling delicious. It contains Rad Dad Shower Gel combining siberian pine, oris oil and cucumber combined in a beautiful, fresh green scent and a refreshing Ocean Salt Face and Body Mask.

Luxury New Dad Giftbox

Luxury New Dad Giftbox

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With customisable colours and designs to suit Dad, this box full of goodies contains:

  • A two-pack of super soft muslin squares in a choice of three colours.
  • A pot of 'Man polish' luxury moisturiser beautifully wrapped with a wax seal.
  • A bag of Sussex roasted delicious coffee beans.
  • A bar of 'Arthouse unlimited' luxury chocolate.
  • A choice of our sweet bear rattle (Great for 0-6m) or our Monstera lacing toy (Great for 6m+)

You can even send it straight to the recipient with a handwritten card.

Personalised Metal Photo Keyring With Leather Case

Personalised Metal Photo Keyring With Leather Case

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Choose a photo to be directly printed onto the stainless steel insert, which is then enclosed in the leather case, for a subtle yet stylish heartfelt gift that can be taken wherever the recepient goes. The leather case is available in two colourways – tan brown or smart black. It can also be personalised with your choice of text.

Review: "The key chain is adorable and really high quality, cant see any faults in it and I would recommend it as its a lovely present!"

Personalised Adventures For Daddy And Me

Personalised Adventures For Daddy And Me

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This adorable set has ten wooden tokens, that are each personalised with your choice of an adventure that Daddy and his child can enjoy together when baby grows up. A special keepsake, it's a fun way to help choose what to do when spending time together.

Review: "Fantastic unique gift and really good quality and value."

F*cking Strong Coffee

F*cking Strong Coffee

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This complex blend of Brazilian and Honduran Arabica Coffee is a must for tired new parents. Fragrant, full-bodied and flavoursome, it combines powerful notes of dark treacle, cocoa and liquorice for a delcious cup he's sure to savour.

Review: "Fantastic coffee. I bought some a while ago as a gift for my partner but i ended up drinking it. Perfect for when three spoonfuls of instant coffee in your cup isn't quite hitting the spot."

Dad Master of Puzzles Box

Dad Master of Puzzles Box

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One for any (admittedly rare) free time, this deceptively difficult puzzle features thirteen different pieces (twelve pentominoes and one square) and it's up to Dad to fit them all together. It comes in a handsome wooden box made from sustainable Samena wood.

Emma Bridgewater Blue Star 'Daddy' Half Pint Mug

Emma Bridgewater Blue Star u0026#039;Daddyu0026#039; Half Pint Mug

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Every Dad needs a special mug! This one from Emma Bridgewater is designed in an all-over star print with the word 'Daddy'. Made from earthenware, it's dishwasher safe.

Review: "This mug is the perfect gift for any dad. I bought this for my little boy to give to his dad and he loved it. He now drinks from it every day."

Craft Beer Discovery Gift Set

Craft Beer Discovery Gift Set

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Help dad relax with this gift set which has five 330ml bottles of award-winning craft beers, spanning American IPA brands and British craft breweries. It also includes an Aviero tasting glass and stainless-steel bar blade bottle opener to help them tuck right in!

Review: "Very easy to order and arrived on time. My husband assured me it was a good selection of drinks."

Doughnut Time Classic 6-pack

Doughnut Time Classic 6-pack

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Give Dad (and Mum!) a real treat with this six pack of delcious doughnuts from London-based Doughnut Time. Available for nationwide delivery, it includes Bueno Mars: Hazelnut cream filling, milk and dark chocolate glaze with Nutella, wafer and Kinder Bueno pieces and David Hasselhoff: Caramel glaze, chocolate drizzled, filled with Lotus Biscoff spread, topped with a Lotus biscuit.

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