Gift-buying for daddy from baby makes me excited! There are so many funny, quirky, sporty, serious, themed, sentimental and loving gifts that would make the perfect present for any amazing dad.
Gone are the days of purchasing a boring pair of socks and a packet of underpants for Christmas, birthdays and Father’s Day. Get searching, get creative, and amaze your man with a memorable gift from your little one that will put a smile on their face and joy in their heart.
You should also think outside the box, not only for daddy, but also for the uncles and grandfathers in your baby’s life. They also deserve some serious thought when it comes to finding the most perfect and special gift from you and your baby.
I have taken the guesswork out of purchasing the best gift for daddy from your little one by creating 7 categories of gifts. So, depending on the type of daddy, grandparent or uncle in your baby’s life, you are sure to find that perfect present you have been searching for.
Funny baby gifts for dad
Daddy’s Diaper Duty Device is a fabulous way to put dad onto the job of changing nappies in a fun way. This tool belt pack includes tongs and safety goggles! Just what dad will need in the middle of the night when there has been a nappy explosion. He will not get his hands dirty with this one!
All daddies need their own Daddy Sippy Cup. Dad and baby can sit together and enjoy a sip of their favorite beverage. This is a gift that would certainly surprise him and one that might be used frequently. You could not ask for more than that in a gift.
There are a multitude of quotes and sayings that would look perfect on a shirt or cap for the men in your baby’s life that will bring a smile to everyone’s face who sees it. This includes rompers or jumpsuits for baby to wear as well, so consider a dual gift. One for dad and a matching shirt or jumpsuit for baby. You know your man best and therefore will have a good idea as to how much you can get away with when it comes to the choice of quote and how funny you want the gift to be.
If you are looking for a unique gift for your partner before the baby is born, the “man behind the bump” shirt is a really awesome and fun present to give your baby daddy. He will wear it proudly as he walks along beside you and your growing tummy.
One gift for daddy that I just love is the coin flip decision making diaper changer. It will be like a challenge between the two of you as to who has to change a nappy! Bring some fun into your relationship and parenting with a gift like this.
Quirky gifts for the men in your baby’s life
Quirky gifts make for memorable presents. Some men really enjoy the thought you put into gift selecting and if they are quirky by nature, they will really appreciate it.
Personalized gifts are a great way to send a quirky message. There are many items that can be personalized, with the most common being mugs, glassware and shirts. Think about the personality of the men in your baby’s life. Do they have a weird way of saying things?
Whenever the wind would blow the door shut in my house when I was growing up, my dad would always reply with, “and stay out!”. I always found that quite funny and is an example of something I could use to make or find a quirky gift to match.
If your man is about to become a dad for the second time, you might like to gift him a mug from his “second born” child. Nothing wrong with starting some sibling rivalry early on!
Have you ever heard of flashlight gloves? These are pretty cool and could have many uses. This gift giving idea definitely falls into the category of quirkiness and uniqueness.
Dad jokes find their way into every family and are always remembered and cringed at over the years. If your baby daddy is only new to the daddy gig, consider gifting him a quirky book of dad jokes to get him started on his dad journey. He might just find some rippers in there that will have him amused, and the rest of the family cringing, for a very long time.
How cool it would be to surprise the man in your life with a new dad to be box full of goodies! Imagine he does not know you are pregnant and he opens up this wonderful gift. The surprise and excitement on his face would be priceless!
Sporty gifts for the sporty dad
Many men love their sports, whether that be watching or participating. Men love to include their children in the sport that they love and encourage them to root for the same team. I have seen many baby rompers and jumpsuits that match particular sporting teams.
Your baby daddy will feel really “understood” if baby gives him a gift that reflects his sporting passions. Your baby could upgrade his golf clubs, gift some golf balls or a handy tee set. Not all gifts need to be about the baby, but could reflect an appreciation of who they are as a person, by gifting something they might not go out and purchase themselves. I particularly like the best dad by “par” golf accessories.
If dad likes to get out in the fresh air to ride his bike, consider gifting him a bicycle mounted child carrier. Now this gift is a real winner because when dad and baby are out riding, you can have some quiet time all by yourself! Maybe you should start to encourage him to become a bike rider!
If daddy is into basketball, have you considered gifting him a present that he can pass down to his child? This fully engraved basketball is a letter from father to son about some of the most important lessons in life. What a great idea to give a gift that can then be passed down and given as a gift. So clever!
Is daddy into serious gifts?
Camping survival gear might be just the ticket for a serious gift for dad. If he likes camping with the family, then this would be a perfect gift to make sure he is prepared for anything that eventuates. Camping means great family time, so this would encourage you all to go on your next adventure with your baby.
Is your man handy with the tools and likes to walk around looking for things to fix? There is nothing wrong with leading by example and encouraging this type of behavior. Baby can gift daddy an interesting and unique magnetic wristband tool belt. He can get his jobs done, and baby can watch, and hopefully, follow in his footsteps one day.
Many dads love serious hypothetical questions and enjoy investigating theories. There are some serious dad gifts that may help him to answer some of the deep thoughts he has. This is a gift that will be appreciated by the serious daddy in your life.
Nothing could be more serious than cooking up a smashing barbecue for the family. Now to be the best at the barbecue, your baby’s daddy will really need to have the right tools for the job and to look the part as well. Dad will love to impress everyone with his skills when baby gifts him a BBQ tool set. We are also now quietly excited that we will not need to cook for once! Shhhh! I really love these baby daddy gifts that just keep on giving.
Themed gifts for added excitement!
Your baby’s daddy might be into Star Wars, gaming or even totally obsessed with a television show or series. Imagine giving him a mug or shirt from your precious little one that says, “Yoda best dad ever”. How cute is that!
Star Wars dads might also get a real kick out of a pair of Chewbacca fluffy slippers. These are a perfect idea for those cold nights when daddy needs to get up for a crying baby. He can hop out of bed, slip these on and tend to the baby in the middle of the night. I am sensing another win-win situation here!
If your baby daddy goes crazy over new technology and gadgets, then you should definitely be on the hunt for something unique and special. I particularly like this Magnetic Levitation Globe and I am sure any tech-loving dad would think it was awesome too! The globe literally levitates and it mesmerizing to sit and look at.
Another fancy gadget to consider for a great gift is a tactical pen. It has so many uses and functions and is made from aircraft aluminum! Dad will think he is pretty cool with this little gadget in his pocket. He will feel like he is in the army and will be ready to perform any tactical response needed.
Sentimental gifts that last a lifetime
Sentimental gifts really pull at your heart strings. If your baby’s daddy is a softy on the inside, he might really appreciate a gift that will hold sentimental value. Babies do tend to turn their dads into marshmallows regardless of their tough exterior.
You could choose a gift from your baby to daddy in the form of a keychain inscribed with a special and personal message. You can find the perfect message already inscribed from either your son or daughter. This is not only a sentimental gift but also a useful one that he will get to see every day when he uses his keys.
Baby hand and foot print molds and frames are always a special gift to give to dad. They can take pride of place on the wall or a coffee table and you will marvel just how much your little one has grown over the years. Having the mold reminds you of how little they once were and is definitely a special and memorable keepsake.
Loving gifts from your baby
There is nothing more special than a gift that speaks volumes about the love a parent has for their child and the love a child has for their parent.
Consider gifting a photo frame of dad and baby that also includes a nice saying. There are many generic ones to choose from or you could create your own personalized one. This newborn photo frame for dad is a particularly sweet gift for the new daddy. If your little one is not born yet and you want to gift a present to the expectant father, you could even frame up a picture of the ultrasound, your miracle waiting to be seen!
A Dear Daddy fleece blanket could be the ultimate gift to wrap dad in some special love. These blankets have a special message for dad from their daughter or son. They can snuggle up and be warm on the outside and at the same time, have a special warmth in their heart as well.
Give daddy the gift of skin-to-skin contact with baby. This is an unusual but loving gift that allows baby and daddy bonding time. Babies love to be connected to their parents and feel their heartbeat. It provides comfort, warmth and love. This bonding shirt is perfect for baby and daddy to get as close as they possibly can in the first few months after birth.
So, there you have it. Many different ideas help you through the gift selection process when looking for something special for a daddy from their little one. Hopefully, you are now armed with some great suggestions and will be able to find the most perfect and unique gift for daddy from baby.