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95 Best Baby Shower Gift Ideas for Dads-to-Be 2019

There comes a time in a man’s life when he sees it fit to bring new life into the world. It’s a time that takes great courage and is a true test of his mettle as a man, but that doesn’t mean he can’t use some help from friends!

Show your support to the new dad or dad-to-be by handing him a couple of baby shower gifts that’ll make life with a baby a little bit easier. That can be a bit of a challenge in its own right, so we’ve compiled these baby shower gifts for dads-to-be that he’ll most likely enjoy.

1. Daddy’s Tools of the Trade Diaper Changing Toolbelt Gift
No trooper is sent to battle unarmed, and a house with a newborn in it can be a battlefield in itself. Make sure the man of the house is fully kitted out with this neat tool belt, where he can stash packs of wet wipes, baby powder, rash cream, spare diapers, and sachets of instant coffee for that quick perk-me-up to keep him in tip-top baby-caring condition. With all the needed tools in hand, that little one will quickly run out of things to cry about — hands down one of the most solid contenders for baby shower gifts for dad.
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2. STANLEY 65-Piece Homeowner DIY Tool Kit
All the necessary tools to help put together and make tweaks to those pesky IKEA cribs, all in a neat and sleek little toolbox. Anything that dad might need to fix up baby’s stuff – and stuff around the house in general – this little guy has got in store. It’s even got its own engineer’s level! No broken crib leg or non-mobile baby mobile is too tough for a man with the right tools.
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3. Stokke MyCarrier Front and Back Baby Carrier
Baby carriers are a tough thing to get right. There are the usual issues of the baby getting too big for it too soon, being too hard on your back, and all the other little design flaws. The Stokke does away will all of those errors with this brilliant carrier. It's fully adjustable to allow for growth and a snug, secure fit. It also allows carrying from either the front or back as well. If the dad you're thinking of gifting to has a bad back or hip, this ergonomic carrier would be perfect for him.
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4. Recycled Dad-To-Be Set
Thinking of gifting to a dad who’s enthusiastic about the environment? Give him this green parenting bag, made entirely out of biodegradable and recycled materials, including a diaper bag made out of used water bottles. Incredible, right?

It's pretty spacious and full-featured to boot, boasting a changing pad, an insulated bottle pocket, a removable cell phone pocket, to name a few. It even has a "dad checklist" stuck on a magnetic flap, as well as a "Baby Owner's Manual." The guys who made this thought of everything! Anything and everything that both dad and baby might need on their day out, this trusty bag can carry.
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5. Taco & Taquito Matching T-Shirt and Bodysuit
This cute little matching apparel set is tailor-made for all those taco connoisseurs out there. Made out of 100% pre-shrunk cotton, you can be sure that baby won’t grow out of his Taquito onesie prematurely, and neither would Dad if he’d had one too many tacos! Baby’s onesie also features a three-button snap closure, snugly nestling his nappy.
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6. NoCry Professional Knee Pads with Heavy Duty Foam Padding
With baby's arrival, chances are dad's going to be going around the house fixing odds and ends and baby-proofing things in preparation for baby's impending walking sprees. That probably means a lot of kneeling to tweak and hammer on things, which can be pretty hard on his knees. Make it easier on his poor joints with NoCry's heavy duty knee pad solution.

This pair of knee pads truly live up to the “heavy duty” label, because it’s made out of heavy nylon thread and a sturdy yet breathable polyester mesh. Dad’s tired old knees themselves would be cradled by comfy yet durable EVA foam padding layered on top of a soft gel core. With these things, he can practically spend the rest of his life on his knees!
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7. Daddy Hugs Board Book
Some studies show that babies’ brains develop optimally when both dad and mom expose the little tyke to their voices. What better way to let baby hear Dad’s voice than by reading to him while they’re cuddling and close together? Daddy Hugs is a fantastic book for the job, being just the right size for baby’s little hands to turn the page. This is a brilliant father-baby bonding gift.
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8. Dude, You’re a Dad!
Some dads go into parenthood as if they've trained all their life for it. Some dads start slow but pick things up fast. Other dads… well, let's say they need a more than a little help. Show your support by gifting him this baby-care walkthrough book during the baby shower. If getting his wife through pregnancy wasn't enough to give him the skills required for parenting a newborn, this book will fill him in nice and quick.
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9. Crystal Baby Smile Portable Changing Pad
This nifty portable changing station comes with a detachable padded mat, letting Dad change baby just about anywhere he might find himself faced with an "emergency." Chances are he might need to set him down somewhere less than ideal, like a wet or dirty surface. The waterproof mat eliminates any trouble that might be caused by that.

The portable changing station itself is incredibly lightweight, but still manages to be spacious and very well organized. Everything you need for a quick nappy change – wet wipes, baby oil, creams, toys to keep baby entertained, and a full pack of diapers – can fit nicely in this portable station’s mesh pockets, with still some room to spare.
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10. Daddy’s Diaper Duty Service
This is essentially a mini-apron containing all of the essentials for diaper-changing, such as diapers, wipes, travel-sized baby products, and even plastic tongs and safety glasses ( you never know how volatile a "situation" can get). All the aforementioned items are included in the product itself, which makes it a pretty decent deal, especially if the Dad you're gifting it too often needs all of the necessary stuff in a pinch.
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11. CCP New Dad Survival Toolkit
Less of a practical one and more of a practical joke one, this gift would be fitting for dads who like to inject a bit of humor into the tedious and often gross parts of parenting. It includes all the necessary equipment for containing and decontaminating baby's little "biohazards": gas masks, biochemical gloves, emergency diapers and wipes, a pacifier, earplugs, a rattle, and even a biohazard "do not cross" sign — standard hazmat stuff.

There’s even a little instruction infographic for posting to keep the untrained laymoms of the house informed about standard decontamination procedures.
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12. BUFF BABY Dumbbell Baby Rattle
Gym rat dads will appreciate being able to work out with baby as soon as he or she can grasp a dumbbell. This fun baby rattle makes it so that while baby can’t handle the weight of an actual dumbbell quite yet, she’ll still be able to copy Dad’s routine, and even beat him in terms of reps per minute!

The rattle measures 5 and ½ inches by 2 inches and is around 1 pound in weight – just right for baby’s tiny arms. It’s also phosphate and BPA-free, making it completely safe for baby’s curious mouth.
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13. “Hey Daddy It’s Me” Ultrasound Photo Frame
This sweet gift is a great way to frame up baby's first picture. On the left frame of this pair of 4x6-inch frames is a poem directed to the dad-to-be, and the right frame is meant for a 4x6-inch copy of the baby's ultrasound photo. The frames each have a glass front, backed by soft black velour and encased by brushed silver metal. It's a great way to start the collection of tabletop pictures of the baby.
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14. The Helping Hand Car Clip
With fatherhood comes the inevitable chore that sends shivers down any parent’s spine: carrying the baby car seat around. It's big. It's heavy and immensely awkward to carry. It gets to the point that parents prefer going through the trouble of transferring the baby to a carrier to get some mundane task done, all the while taking care not to wake him or her.

This handy carrying clip takes away a big chunk of the difficulty of carrying the car seat by hooking onto Dad’s waist or diaper bag and supporting baby’s car seat on one end, giving him a “helping hand” and freeing up one hand for simple activities.
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15. Experimenting with Babies: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Kid
This one is for those "mad scientist" dads who are looking to have a little fun while watching the baby. Babies have been a treasure trove of discoveries on cognitive and motor development, and with this DIY book, the dad you're gifting it to can perform the very same experiments that led to those discoveries on his own (along with his hopefully willing test subject, of course).
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16. Welcome to the Club: 100 Parenting Milestones You Never Saw Coming
Taking care of a newborn can be stress on top of even more stress, but sometimes it passes into a point of teeth-rattling terror, such as when baby gets hold of a metal fork, catches sight of an electrical outlet, and gets a dangerous gleam in his eye. This book is meant to capture those tense and not-so-pleasant moments, and hopefully add a bit of comic relief to them as Dad checks off items such as "First time I accidentally taught junior a curse word."
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17. “In Memory of When I Could Sleep In” Mug
You wanna make a baby, you gotta break some sleep schedules. It’s a necessary tradeoff, a fact of life. Poke some healthy fun at the dad-to-be’s plight by gifting him this mug, made in memoriam of the bygone era when sleep was an ever-present friend. Fitting that it’s a mug, too, since coffee will be his new best friend at this point in his life.
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18. Tortilla Baby
This tortilla swaddle and cap should send baby off to dreamland snug as a bug in a burrito-themed rug. Dads who have come to build an extremely positive association with anything that looks like a burrito would be more enthusiastic about tucking baby in with this! The whole thing is made entirely of breathable fabric, so baby's temperature will stay more or less at comfy levels regardless of how tightly he or she is wrapped up.
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19. Dad’s Playbook
Not every new dad was privileged enough to have been schooled by veteran dads on the basics of child-rearing and being a good dad themselves. Luckily, this collection of wisdom from seasoned fathers is here to pick up the slack. It features insights from sports coaches, world leaders, and other parental figures. This book will help prepare a rookie dad for the tough yet joyful challenges that lie ahead.
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20. “Daddy Needs a Bottle”
Alcohol is one of the things new dads should cut down on to be able to put more effort into caring for baby, but sometimes you got to unwind and chug one down. This quaint little laser-engraved bottle opener is a fitting companion to help a stressed dad pop open a cold one after a long day of nappy-changing. Hopefully, the buzz will get him psyched for just one more before bedtime!
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21. Made for Me
Another adorable book for new dads to read to their little ones, this book encapsulates the pure joy of a father holding the new life he helped create in his hands and envisioning the future person the baby might grow into. Charmingly illustrated and beautifully written, this book perfectly conveys a father’s feelings as it’s read to the baby that was made just for him (and Mom too, let’s not forget her).
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22. The New Dad Dictionary
Getting in on a new field of expertise can be a daunting task. There’s loads of jargon and technical terms to learn, for one thing. Thankfully, this dictionary has got you covered. Every baby-caring term from cluster-feeding to engorgement is covered in this comprehensive dictionary, with every single word defined in an easy-to-understand way that’s relevant to parenting. Bewildered dad no more, with the info that this dictionary delivers.
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23. Baby On Board Sticker
Inspired by Carlos from Hangover, dads who are fans of the movie will be thrilled to stick this on their car. This long-lasting vinyl decal stands out from all of the other "Baby on board" stickers by having a unique design, and it's about a beloved movie franchise to boot. It's a great gift for fans of the movie or just a dad who likes to have different and cool-looking baby stuff.
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24. Baby’s Heartbeat Engraved Key Chain
For those family guys who think that family is everything, this custom-engraved pewter keychain would be a great way to remind him what’s best in life as he pulls out his keys and starts his car.

There's also the option of having text engraved on the other side. All you need to do is to find a way to get your hands on the baby's sonogram without him knowing if you intend to give it as a surprise.
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25. Munchkin Brica GoBoost Travel Booster Seat
This sturdy, easy-to-clean baby car seat’s main selling point is its foldability and compartment for diapers and other emergency supplies. It also features high-grip traction pads, ensuring that the seat doesn’t slip off of the chair it’s strapped to.

If Dad is the kind of guy who likes to go on road trips where you stay in the car for hours on end, this booster seat would be brilliant for keeping all the necessary supplies in one place.
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26. Lalabu Soothe Shirt
This innovative shirt brings a whole new meaning to the expression "wearing your baby." The stretchable front pouch gives dads an easy way to carry the baby around and do it in style too. Great for dads who aren't too keen on putting on baby carriers. It also has the added advantage of keeping baby closer to the body, soothing him or her faster than if on a baby carrier.
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27. Project Nursery Parent + Baby Smartband
Some new dads can find it pretty hard to adjust to the schedule changes that babies bring. Project Nursery alleviates some of the difficulty to that with this schedule smart band and companion app. Though it's aimed primarily at moms with its breastfeeding and breastmilk pumping schedules, dads will find it nearly as useful in reminding them when it's feeding time or nap time.

Hopefully, with a couple of months of use, dad wouldn't even need this thing anymore, but it's great for getting him in the parenting groove.
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28. Baby Brezza Baby Food Maker Machine
This nifty gadget is a superb gift for when the mom and dad are weaning baby off of formula. Pop in some ingredients set the cooking time, and this machine will simultaneously puree and steam the stuff into some fresh baby food. It's also a fantastic backup plan for when there isn't any formula or baby food lying around and baby's getting impatient for lunch. It also includes a steam-only setting so dad can make foods like rice or pasta for himself.
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29. Advice For The Dad-To-Be Printable Card
Cards are a staple of life celebrations like birthdays. Baby showers are no exception to this rule. This card would be a great way to add a personal touch to the baby shower by having the guests write out their advice for the soon-to-be dad and have him read it aloud. Not a solid gift by itself, mind you, but it’s a good way to spice up the festivities with bits of sincere advice (and quite possibly a few insincere ones as well).
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30. New Dad Essentials Kit
This simplistic take on the "baby control" kit includes an apron, a "dad pad" (baby status checklist) and a "baby's first report card," which lets dad report on how well baby's needs have been tended to on his first go-around. It's by no means a complete kit on its own, but works well to complete any of the others you or the other guests in the baby shower might have gotten him! Perfect for new dads, godparents, and rookie babysitters alike.
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31. Baby Shusher Sleep Miracle Soother
Dads, in general, have never been the best at shushing crying babies. Thankfully, a whole bunch of white noise machines exists just for that purpose. A prime example is the Baby Shusher. Featuring a real human voice going "shhh," the Baby Shusher delivers an authentic calming sensation to any disquieted baby. It also features a timer that goes up to 30-minutes, and a wrist strap so dad can cradle baby while the Baby Shusher does its work. It also has adjustable volume, so dad can put the baby to sleep without waking up everyone in the adjacent rooms!
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32. HSD Tactical Backpack Diaper Bag
For the dad who's into all of that "tactical" stuff (and is more than a little embarrassed about toting a big girly diaper bag around), this specialized "tactical diaper backpack" would make a brilliant gift. It features an integrated wet wipes pocket and a tri-fold diaper changing pad, as well as a padded hydration bladder and laptop pocket. This thing was made to be the ultimate dad bag. However far afield his operations might take him, this bag ensures that he'll always be ready to answer the call of dadhood.
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33. Beebo Free Hand Bottle Holder
Giving a baby shower gift to a gamer dad who likes to keeps all of his fingers stuck in the fight? Maybe a dad who likes to sit down with a good book to unwind? Keeping both hands free can be a bit of a challenge when you’ve got a baby on your chest that needs feeding.

The Beebo Free Hand Bottle Holder gets rid of that conundrum, by hanging over the shoulder of the dad in question and holding a bottle that dangles right in front of that hungry baby’s face. Its rotatable design allows for maximum adjustability, making sure that there are no awkward feeding angles.
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34. Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts For Life With Kids
Nearly everybody loves lifehacks, especially young dads. Who doesn’t like shortcuts that work just as well or even better than the traditional way to do them? This 272-page book by Asha Dornfest is rife with such shortcuts and additional details, letting clever dads make the most of parenting, and minimize grave mistakes like losing your kid at a big event (writing "My Mom's phone number is ____ on your kid's belly seems dumb at first but turns out to be incredibly useful!). It's a great companion book to all of those "instruction manuals" about raising kids.
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35. Homedics 3D Vibration Massage Pillow With Heat
Babysitting can be taxing work for mom and dad both, and after a day full of heating chilled breast milk and taking out the bags full of loaded diapers, sometimes you want a soothing massage while you tuck into bed. The Homedics 3D Vibration Massage Pillow gives you just that, and even delivers a relaxing level of heat while it's at it. This is a perfect gift for dads with bad backs or necks – babies may be light at the start, but they get heavier as time goes on and it can be pretty tiring to be carrying them around all day!
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36. Bear Snores On
As was discussed in the previous items, there’s no better way to stimulate the language center of a baby’s developing brain than to expose it to all sorts of voices and languages. While the multiple languages part might not be readily available, Dad can still read to him with that deep soothing voice of his. Bear Snores On is a great book for that purpose, with its calming tone and enjoyable rhythm. With any luck, the baby will come to associate the storybook with a sleepy feeling, to the point that is simply seeing the cover will induce snoozing.
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37. “My Favorite People Call Me Dad” Mug
While gifts in the vein of “best dad ever mugs” might not garner the most gratitude in a baby shower, they’re still appreciated, especially when the design gives it a bit more of a creative spin. Plus, at the very least, they’re still mugs to pour coffee into. This 11-ounce ceramic mug is dishwasher and microwave-safe, so it functions just fine as that.
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38. 4moms Self-Installing Car Seat
The future is now! This self-installing car seat installs itself without a hitch. By using the companion app, it automatically adjusts the levels and tensions depending on your car's interior. It is to ensure a comfy, non-bumpy ride for your infant – great for dads who frequently remove the baby carrier from the car and would like to slap it on every time he puts it back instead of going through the installation process all over again. The installation self-verifies, and alerts Dad whenever he leaves the baby in the vehicle, too. The only downside is the price tag, so you and other guests might have to chip in together to get him this gift!
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39. Little Nomad Baby Foam Play Mat
Turn every room into a playroom with this set of six 2ft x 2ft play mats. Criminally comfy and incredibly easy to clean, these play mats will be so fun to play on that baby might never want to be picked up from them come playtime's end. Great for dads who like to watch the baby in their own adult spaces, or those with limited home space and don't have anywhere to put a dedicated playroom.
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40. “Little Buck on Board” Car Sticker
Hunter dads and deer enthusiast dads alike will be thrilled to receive this quaint little car decal. Of course, a “buck” is a young male deer, but the decal works for female babies just as well. It's made of long-lasting professional grade quality vinyl, rated at more than 5 years of longevity – that's almost enough time for the kids it pertains to grow up enough to be embarrassed by it!
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41. Malden International Daddy & Me Frame
The words “Daddy & Me” written in metal lettering set against this wooden picture frame tells everybody who has the pleasure of gazing upon it exactly how the two people in the photo framed within are related. Any new dad will be sure to be filled with joy upon looking at those words and being reminded of the adventure that's laid out in front of him – one that's not entirely his, but that of a whole new person of his own making.
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42. Matusse Baby Car Mirror
It's usually recommended for baby car seats to be faced backward, to decrease the likelihood of being harmed in a car accident. With that orientation, it can be a bit hard to check the baby's status.

That's why a high quality, the crystal-clear mirror comes in incredibly handy for peering into how well baby's handling the car ride. Matusse's offering is not only that but is shatter-resistant and glare-proof as well. It offers all of the pros of having a baby car mirror while minimizing the cons. What's not to love?
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43. Pee Pee Teepees
As baby gets older and more… "capable," he or she tends to end up liking to pull little pranks on whoever's changing the nappy, by adding a little extra wetness to the equation (baby boys are especially talented at this!). Dispel that little magic trick with these 100% cotton teepees. Just place one onto the offending sprinkler and Dad can rest easy in the knowledge that he won't get himself splashed anytime soon. Great for when Mom takes over diaper duty as well.
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44. Infant Care Troubleshooting Flowchart
Programmer and Engineer dads are going to love this. This easy-to-follow problem-solving flowchart delivers entertaining solutions to common baby errors, according to Dad's arrangement. This flowchart set is completely rearrangeable and magnetic, making it easy to refer to in a pinch provided that Dad has a fridge or a metal door handy nearby. Babies are stressful work, but with this, at least he can have fun formulating his baby troubleshooting flowchart to refer to while he's in between making the formula and putting the baby to sleep.
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45. So Happy Together Family Sculpture
This adorable custom sculpture fits well whether it’s the firstborn, twins, or the second child with the first already pretty grown. Whatever the future family structure on the arrival of the newborn, the maker of this sculpture can custom-make a sculpture out of hydrostone and black varnish that displays that lovingly. It makes for an outstanding personalized gift.
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46. CafePress Caution: Men At Work Apron
Now that a baby is going to be added (or re-added) into the equation, that likely means that Dad’s going to take on some of the babysitting and even housekeeping workload, at least on his off days (or when Mom’s sick). This “Men at Work” apron would make a great gag gift for the man of the house when it’s his turn to keep said house, and that dastardly diaper-changing work too.
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47. BabyDam Bathwater Barrier
Baby's bath time, made easy! BabyDam turns any bathtub into a baby-friendly bath, letting Dad easily wash baby when one too many dirty diapers have given him or her that soiled smell. The BabyDam is water-efficient, too, since you only need to fill the part of the bathtub that baby occupies. Great gift for dads who find themselves washing baby often in the bathtub and have no room to keep a baby wash basin.
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48. “Ride Or Cry” Motorcycle Shirt
This shirt was made for the spawn of biker dads specifically, but it holds up on its own as a funny joke gift. This soft cotton polyester shirt is resistant against wear and fading, making it great as a hand-me-down that still looks brand new even after a couple of handings-down. For biker's kids who look like they'll be following in the tire skids of their dad, they'll get a kick out of seeing this onesie in pictures in the future and seeing that they started young!
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49. “I Make Cute Babies” Dad Shirt
What better way to compliment the dad-to-be than to gift him a shirt that tells him how good the genes he passed down will no doubt show themselves to be? Let him flaunt his reproductive prowess at the supermarket with this shirt that announces what the most eye-catching characteristic of his incoming offspring will be. If the baby’s already popped out by the time the baby shower is held, you can still give it to him to hammer home that same point to the world while he’s holding the baby in question.
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50. Daddy Needs a Motherf*cking Beer: A Sweary Coloring Book For Dad
Babysitting is not only stressful work, but sometimes downright hair-pullingly rage-inducing. Give the hapless dad something to vent his frustration out on with this hilarious paperback coloring book. Filled with pages upon pages of adult-level coloring pictures, even the shortest-tempered dads will get a kick out of the funny images inside and cool off by fixating on the activity. Before long, he’ll be in a much better mood for babysitting.
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51. The Awakened Family by Shefali Tsabary
Dads who like to sit down with a book and a mug of joe in their quiet time would appreciate being gifted a book about "how to raise empowered, resilient, and conscious children." Dr. Tsabary delivers cold hard truths that have the potential to sting but are completely necessary for the sake of the children's good development. Parenting, like a lot of things, is a two-way street, and that's only one of the things stressed by this comprehensive parenting book.
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52. “Dad” Galaxy S6 Phone Case
Some dads like to take every opportunity to proclaim to the world, "Hey! I successfully reproduced!". You can't fault them for it. It is quite an achievement. This phone case is one of the things that satisfy that craving. Give your dad-to-be friend another way to tell the world how much being a dad means to him.
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53. “Dad Is Taken But My Uncle Is Cool & Single” Bib
This is best gifted by the uncle of a newborn, so baby can have a hand in wingmanning for the guy at the park or during some event that both single ladies and babies attend. The bib is lightweight at only 5.5 oz and is made out of 100% ringspun cotton jersey. The ink is also skin-safe and heat-cured for maximum longevity and readability. All those single chicks are going to know that there's some good stock on the father's side of the cute baby wearing this bib!
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54. Custom Watercolor Painting
Personalized artwork is one of the sweetest and most heartfelt gifts to give at your friends’ baby shower. Not everyone was born with the kind of artistic prowess to make this gift not just end up on the fridge, however. So commissioning custom artwork of your friends and their newly formed family is the next best thing. This artist can make a 5"x7" watercolor portrait painting of just about anything, but family portraits are her specialty. Contact her and get collaborating on an idea, and she'll render it in her cute and charming art style.
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55. Rad Dad T-shirt
This tee sets the record straight on exactly what adjective describes the dad or dad-to-be wearing it! Dads are usually the primary accomplice in fort-building, post-bedtime shenanigans, and other rapscallion activities you wouldn't want to tell Mom. That makes them worthy of this shirt. It's semi-fitted, meaning that it'll wrap around him nicely without unflatteringly contouring his dad bod entirely. The lettering also doesn't fade with washing regardless of whether you pick matte, flock, or glitter.
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56. “You Can Do This Dad!” Instructional Infant Bodysuit
Because some dads need all the help they can get. Joking aside, this is a nice gag gift to poke fun at a new dad's fumblings and works better if he's light-hearted about a little teasing. With the instructions printed right on it, hopefully, dad (and baby too!) will be able to find his way through a little onesie-changing.
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57. Pukies Burp Cloths
The burping that comes after feeding can lead to some pretty gross expulsions, so naturally burp cloths are going to come in incredibly handy. Go one step above that by gifting dad these Pukies Burp Cloths, with patterns that help camouflage anything the babies might eject. This’ll save both Dad and Mom some soiled clothes when burping baby, and will save any unlucky souls that happen to see from puking themselves, too (unless they look too close, of course).
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58. Anywhere Chair Harness
Not every place has a high chair, and sometimes you just got to set the baby down somewhere, preferably somewhere that doesn't encourage falling over. This Anywhere Chair Harness solves that problem by securing baby onto any chair, with its width and height adjusters. It can even double as a sitting carrier for keeping baby on Dad's lap while keeping his hands free at the same time; it works especially well if the baby is a squirmer.
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59. Soft Rock Grasp Toys
Having a baby shower for musician parents? They'll love receiving these music-themed grasp toys. Let them start baby off early in the world of music by getting him, or her used to the feel of holding musical instruments and implements. Each grasp toy makes a fun sound too, for that extra bit of stimulation: The microphone is squeaky, the boombox is crinkly, and the guitar rattles in place of rocking out (that'll have to come with better-developed fingers).
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60. 100 First Words for Little Geeks
Dads who have been enchained in the world of STEM, fandoms, and all other sectors of geekdom will surely love exposing their babies to this compendium of nerdy first words. Whether it's "pi" or "hoverboard," Dad's little one will have his or her tiny foot in the door of geekdom before even learning to walk. Bazinga!
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61. Personalized “Goodnight Little Me” Book
Everything can be personalized these days, right down to storybooks. Let Dad treat junior to a personalized "good night" with his very own bedtime story! This custom storybook features all sorts of sleepy creatures wishing the little one the sweetest dreams and tomorrows that bring them true, all written in a relaxing, sleep-inducing style.
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62. “Letters to My Son” Parenting Journal
This lovely parenting journal offers both Dad and Mom the chance to document all of baby's growing moments, every baby step of the way. The paper is acid-free, so the journal can be preserved so long that even baby's grandkids can see just how much Mommy and Daddy loved seeing him grow!
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63. Fowl Language: Welcome to Parenting
For a lot of boys, comic books were their refuge against the stresses of the real world when they were kids. The likes of Garfield, Thor, and even the guys from The Far Side would make them chuckle and forget about math homework for a while.

Now that they’re dads, comic books like this one are still here to offer their support by poking fun at all of the aspects of parenting that’s almost enough to drive a man insane. Featuring a cast of fatherly fowls, the dad you’re gifting this collection of comic strips will soon find everything in it relatable a few weeks into parenting, if he still doesn’t from the get-go.
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64. “Drinking Buddies” Onesie
Some dads swear off of drinking when the baby comes. Some dads drive right into it and get into full-on drinking sessions with their kids. Show Dad that you're calling it right now by gifting him this "Drinking Buddies" baby bodysuit on the baby shower. It's a little cheeky, but it'd be a pretty cool thing to be wearing when Dad does have a couple of drinks with the baby and takes a picture for posterity.
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65. Daddy Diaper Duty Hand Towel
Another funny gag gift to give, this one will make a great staple around the changing station. A dedicated towel would be nice to have for anywhere you do a certain type of dirty work, and the nappy station is no exception. The towel is a generous 15"x22" and features a familiar scene of a dad wearing a gas mask and handling a contaminated infant subject.
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66. Calm The F*ck Down: The Only Parenting You’ll Ever Need
Dads are usually more collected than moms when it comes to parenting, but some situations curl the hair of even the cooler-headed fathers. This humorous parenting book serves as an effective reminder of the most potent parenting trick in the book: keeping calm. Inside are golden nuggets of advice from David Vienna and other parenting experts on how to keep a level head when the going gets tough. Crisis averted, freakout averted.
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67. Lil’ Lager Baby Bottle
Let baby take after Dad by letting him or her knockback that pumped breastmilk stored in this 10 oz bottle that looks almost like an actual lager bottle. The baby bottle complies with all health standards like having a food-grade silicone nipple and BPA-free plastic, ensuring that it's safe as well as funny. Now they can be even closer to actual drinking buddies! Imagine the pictures.
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68. Jurassic Dino Mobile
This creative baby mobile is composed of a gaggle of baby dinosaurs made out of felt, hanging by vines from an erupting volcano. Now if this weren't made for babies, that scene sounds almost entirely gruesome. But since it's a baby mobile, it's all handmade to look as cute as possible. The little prehistoric pals look like they're having the time of their lives just hanging from that floating volcano and being spun around. It's a great gift for dads who have always had a fascination for dinosaurs, whose kids will, no doubt, inherit.
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69. Embroidered Personalized Baby Cap
Having lots of personalized baby stuff makes for brilliant keepsakes for when the baby's all grown up, and baby caps are one of the most common ones to be personalized. These baby caps have the baby names hand-embroidered on them, giving them even more of a personalized feel (it has a 12-character limit, however). It fits well for newborns up to 6 months of age.
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70. Baby Handprint and Footprint Kit
One of the most interesting things you can look back on as an adult is how small your baby hands and feet were compared to how big they are now. That’s why this handprint and footprint kit would make an amazing gift, not just as a brilliant mantle display for Dad’s den, but also for baby to look back on when he or she grows up. This one even includes a free “Baby’s Firsts” ebook.
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71. The Baby Owner’s Manual
The quintessential operation manual for infantile units, this instructs even the most novice baby owners in the proper care and maintenance of their newly issued child. From maintenance operations such as swaddling and diaper-changing to activating basic functions like burping and sleeping, this comprehensive guide has got you covered on all of the technical bases.
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72. “New Dad” Baby Announcement Shirt
When you're running low on ideas for baby shower gifts for dad, you can't go wrong with a simple T-shirt that says "Hi, I'm a new dad!". It's topical, fitting, and useful. Nothing fancy but not off the mark either. It just works.
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73. “Shh…I’m Watching The Game With Dad” Baby Onesie
This bodysuit is proper attire for some edge-of-your-seat sports action in front of the TV with dad. If you can already see him making baby watch along with him and teaching him or her how to cheer his favorite teams, this onesie would make an excellent baby shower gift for Dad.
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74. Milestone Baby Cards
The first 12 months of the baby being home is going to be full of milestones coming in rapid succession. Allow Dad to commemorate each of baby's firsts with this set of 28 achievement cards. Snap a photo of the momentous occasion and pair it up with the appropriate card. Perfect for scrapbooks and photo albums. Imagine how proud Mom would be when Dad manages to get 10 achievement cards in a row in just one babysitting session!
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75. Day in the Life Baby Blanket
This comfy blankie doubles as a fitting indicator for what activities baby specializes in – you know, just in case Dad forgets. Babies might not be productive members of society just yet with their minimalistic lifestyle, but they're darn cute, so they get a pass for now.
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76. Watercolor Birth Announcement Pillow
Taking pillows personalized with embroidered names to the next level, these vibrant watercolored pillows have everything from baby’s name to the birthplace, weight, height, and exact time of delivery. It even adds in the names of baby’s parents and siblings if there are any. This makes for a welcome colorful addition to the nursery and is a great sentimental piece as well.
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77. Brew Dad & Micro Brew Matching Shirt and Bodysuit
This one’s for the beer enthusiast dads. The shirt is 100% preshrunk cotton, minimizing the shrinking effect of machine-drying (that would be incredibly unflattering to the standard beer gut) and the baby onesie fits well for babies of all shapes and milk guts. It also features a three-snap closure, further ensuring those microbrew contents don’t spill out the back end.
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78. Invisible Magnetic No-Drill Safety Lock
This baby-proofing kit full of plastic covers and locks ensures that baby won’t get hurt around the house when he finally learns how to walk. Featuring electric outlet plugs, cabinet locks, edge, and corner guards, this medley of baby-proofing materials will keep baby safe from any harm that might befall him or her at home. Since it's no-drill, there's no hardware required to install these. Stick them onto furniture, and they're baby-proofed.
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79. Cinch Plush Sleep Aid
This friendly baby giraffe will help send even the fussiest babies to dreamland with its soothing collection of sleep-inducing authentically-recorded sounds: a babbling brook, a serene summer night, the sound of waves lapping the shore, and the main feature, the sound of a mother’s heartbeat from within the womb. This subliminally familiar sound will remind baby of the calm sleep experienced before birth and fall asleep faster than if Mommy were holding him or her. Great for dads who have trouble with putting the baby to sleep.
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80. Dad Life: My Quotable Kid
This personal baby growth journal has 125 pages waiting to be filled with all of the zany and quotable stuff that comes out of kids’ mouths. But while baby still hasn’t developed the gift of language just yet, Dad can fill the first couple of pages with his thoughts, insights, and even quotable quotes that might come to mind while parenting. Great to have something to look back on when the baby phase is over, especially if Dad’s the writing kind of guy.
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81. Infant Massage Lessons For Dads
Dad might be a veteran masseuse for Mom, but babies are a different beast altogether. If he might find himself lost on how to relax baby through his magical massage hands, this DVD will certainly come in handy. Featuring classic techniques from award-winning massage therapist John G. Louis, the baby will sleep better, grow faster, and be more relaxed in general; and form a closer bond with Dad in the process.
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82. LiPing Portable French Press Coffee Maker
When traveling and no babysitter is available, it's imperative that Mom and Dad bring baby with them. Good, freshly made coffee can be hard to come by in certain places, however, and sometimes running out to get a cup of joe is out of the question. With LiPing's portable coffee maker solution, Dad can make his coffee right in the hotel room while he's attending to baby's needs. It should make up for all that exhaustion from travel and taking care of the baby at the same time in a cinch.
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83. Sriracha Baby Bodysuit
The best onesies to give as gifts are those that speak to the things that Mom and Dad (mostly dad in this case) love. That’s why if the dad in question absolutely cannot get enough of Sriracha sauce, this infant bodysuit ought to be a fun way to poke a little humor at his cravings. It’s incredibly soft and comfy, and the easily adjustable cotton hat “caps” it all off nicely.
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84. Personalized Baseball Babysuit
Deck Dad’s little Little Leaguer out with his or her very own baseball jersey! You can customize the text on the back of this cozy 100% cotton onesie with the name and number of your choice. You can put in baby’s surname and birthdate to give it that authentic baseball player feel, or the name and number of a famous athlete. The front of the onesie has a set of baseball stitches printed on, making baby's cute little milk gut look like an adorable little baseball!
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85. Personalized Football Babysuit
People have different analogies and expressions to describe the shape and cuteness of their babies: there's "cute as a button," "munchkin," and even "bullet-shaped." We all see cute differently, and you can already see what football nuts ought to see their baby as. Give Dad's little football a personal touch by gifting him this baby suit. Like the baseball one, you can customize the name and number on the back, and it's got the football stitches at the front too!
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86. “Party At My Crib” Infant Bodysuit
Dad raising a regular party animal? Send over this cool onesie that tells everyone where the main event's at. Whether it's gathering over the crib railings to watch the baby roll over for the first time or just a regular playdate where you make baby laugh by jingling keys, everyone's sure to come running when they read the announcement on this bodysuit.
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87. Oh Boy, You’re Having a Girl: A Dad’s Survival Guide to Raising Daughters
Many dads – especially ones that were the only child or have been around brothers all their lives – have raising boys down pat based on experience. But what happens when the baby that popped out happened to have two X chromosomes? Most girls aren't very boyish, and hence they come with their suite of factors that Dad might not be very comfortable with. If you're certain that Dad is going to be in way over his head with that scenario, send over this book at the baby shower for some required reading. It contains all the necessary tutorials from dance recitals, tea parties, and potty training.
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88. Baby Gate Wall Cups
For dads intending to set up baby enclosures, they might run into some problems with their baby gates scraping the wall paint, especially if the baby grows up to be a rowdy little ragamuffin who likes to bang on the gate. It helps with keeping the gate stable too, meaning no accidental baby containment breaches. It's a no-tools-required setup as well, so dad doesn't have to lug that big toolbox from the garage.
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89. DIY Family Photo and Hand/Footprints Kit
Parents making handprints and footprints with their babies have been a long-standing tradition in families. It's an easy way to create a creative and personal memento and marks how amusingly small baby's hands were compared to Dad's or Mom's. This glass-covered wood photo frame makes it all the easier to do that and wraps it up in a sleek-looking package too. It comes with three non-toxic watercolor bottles, and the frame itself has a section dedicated to a small family portrait.
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90. Dad On Diaper Duty (D.O.D.D.) Tactical Diaper Bag
Prepare Dad for deployment with this tactical diaper bag. It comes complete with its diaper changing pad, quick-release sternum straps for extra securing, two insulated bottle holders, and lots and lots of pockets. It’s also made out of tough, military-grade 600 denier polyester, making it truly heavy-duty. Parenthood can be comparable to a military excursion, as some military dads might attest, and this diaper bag will help prepare Dad for the action that lies ahead.
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91. Koalaty 3-in-1 Universal Infant Travel Tote
As the name suggests, this handy tote bag is three things rolled in one: it’s a diaper bag, a full-sized changing station, and the interior also transforms into a bassinet crib or cradle. It’s sturdy and waterproof, made out of heavy-duty 600D polyester. Dads who travel a lot with baby ought to be thrilled to have all the baby stuff in one place, and can let baby sleep anywhere he or she might feel like catching winks too. It’s even got a clip-on disposable plastic bag dispenser, for when you need to dispatch a soiled diaper.
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92. “The Bump Maker” Dad Mug
This mug is equal parts clever and cheeky, and Dads who have a comparable personality that would love to pour their coffee into it every morning. It’s a great way to pat your mate on the back for his baby-making skills. It makes for a funny little ego-stroke for him too: when he sits down for some coffee one morning in the future and watches his kids dashing out of the front door to catch the bus, he’ll notice the print on the mug and remember that he was the one who brought those little rapscallions into existence.
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93. Super Dad Pink Baby’s Tutu
Some days you feel like dressing up, or for babies' case, sometimes Mom feels like dressing them up. Give Daddy's little girl a way to flatter her old man with this pretty tutu that says "Who needs superheroes when I have Dad!" the next time Mom decides it's time to pretty her up.
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94. Personalized Family Growth Chart
Gone are the days of etching height marks on the door frame; these days, sophisticated humans get custom growth charts with the family name on it online! Dad is sure to get a kick out of comparing everybody’s heights on this neat-looking chart, and watching in amazement at how fast baby’s catching up!
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95. The Happy Sleeper: The Science-Backed Guide To Helping Your Baby Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Putting baby to sleep is one of the first hurdles Dad might find difficulty in traversing, so he'll find the tricks in this book handy should all of the usual techniques fail. Featuring insights from child sleep experts Julie Wright and Heather Turgeon, Dad will be equipped with all he needs to teach baby all the necessary skills to be able to sleep and nap on his or her own.

With all of the science-backed tips in this book, Dad will have no problem at all, making baby sleep like a… well, baby.
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