The Best Gifts for the New Dad

Fatherhood is a journey. Here are some great gifts to help that bewildered new dad on his way.

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Becoming a new dad is a profound, life-changing experience. But fatherhood is also embarking on a journey that can engender its fair share of weariness and bewilderment. For the new dad, gifts can make all the difference. There's nothing like a few creature comforts to give him a chance to chill, whether it is something weed-related to help him keep his calm, a fitness gift to help him blow off steam or just about anything else — the options are endless.

Eventually, that new dad will blossom into a wise, skilled and well-grounded father...but, for now, here are some great gift ideas to help him on his way.

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Golfer's Tool

If your Dad’s ideal day is spent on the links, this pocket knife is one Father’s Day gift that'll earn a permanent spot in his EDC rotation. Its Divot Tool is an essential for the golf course: Dad can effortlessly repair any damage he and his golf buddies have done to the green, making him even more of a hero than he already is. Off the course, its clip blade is extremely versatile and will be a go-to for camping trips or his at-home DIY tasks.

Dad Grass Hemp CBD Preroll 5 Pack
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These pre-rolls are long-lasting, all-natural — and guaranteed not to get that new dad arrested in all 50 states.

Hawthorne Woody and Fresh Play Cologne
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Dad probably isn't smelling that good with a newborn around. Get him some cologne to help him get a bit of pep back in his step (and make it so you actually want to go near him).

Ten Thousand Recover Crew
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The last thing a new dad has time for is putting effort into the wardrobe. Here's a basic, versatile sweatshirt that is comfortable, durable and always odor-free.

Men's Wicked Good Moccasins
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These moccasins are warm, comfy, not too fussy — and optimal for wandering around the house late at night.

Geologie Nourishing Under Eye Cream
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Your typical dad won't be getting enough sleep for some time, but this cream will get other people to stop asking about it on Zoom.

Bonavita One-Touch Coffee Maker
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New dads are either developing a coffee habit...or discovering their coffee habit needs to get less complex and time-consuming. Either way, this Bonavita unit delivers a quality cup and has two key features for the exhausted parent, one-button simplicity and an automatic on-off function.

Sonos One
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This Sonos unit is the perfect speaker for both the dad who already has a sound system and the dad who needs to start one.

Facial Fuel Energizing Face Moisturizer For Men
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This great facial moisturizer is designed to awaken fatigued and dull skin. Entirely coincidentally, one of the primary side effects of a new dad's perpetual sleep loss is fatigued and dull skin.

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BabyBjörn Baby Carrier
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This carrier is simple, secure and easy for one parent to use. The little one is apt to fall asleep, and the new dad has two free hands to get work done on the laptop.

Lagavulin 16 Year
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Desperate times call for this robust, peaty and mouth-watering Scotch whiskey that's available just about anywhere liquor is sold.

The New Basics: A-to-Z Baby & Child Care for the Modern Parent
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Michel Cohen's guide is easy to search and delivers common sense, agenda-free advice that will prevent many Google searches and panicked texts to friends and family.

Amazon Basics Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
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One of the first things a new dad learns is that towels are required — constantly. Here are some functional microfiber ones to have within easy reach.

Leatherman Free P2
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A multi-tool always comes in handy — especially when baby stuff is constantly arriving at the house, often with substantial assembly required.

Marathon Mechanical Wind-Up Alarm Clock
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This is a simple, loud alarm clock that will jolt that new dad back to temporal reality.

Field Company Cast-Iron Skillet
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New dads handle more of the cooking load. Time to invest in GP's "Just Get This" pick for best cast-iron skillet, which is lightweight, pre-seasoned and exceptionally smooth.

Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat
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This car seat is super-affordable. It works from infancy through pre-adolescence, and it's a great option for a second seat for parents who need to have one in both cars.

Apple Watch Series 7
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Dads still get important calls and texts, and when fighting new parent brain, the easiest device to keep track of is one that's attached to the wrist.

Tushy Spa 3.0
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He's already got one tush to clean all day and night, so get him something that keeps him from having to clean his own, like this Tushy Spa 3.0 bidet that easily attaches to his current toilet.

Pampers Swaddlers Size 1
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Diapers are a must-have — and pricey. These ones have one essential feature: a yellow line that turns to blue when wet. Pro tip: gift size 1, as babies grow out of the newborn size quickly.

BLK & Bold Rise & GRND Coffee
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New parents can never have enough coffee. This signature blend from BLK & Bold is roasted in small batches for taste, and 5 percent of profits go toward helping at-risk youth.

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