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6 Unique First Fathers Day Gifts or for a New Dad

Do you know someone who is about to become a new dad? Then check out my top picks for unique first Fathers Day gifts!

Finding Father’s Day gifts for dads can be so much fun – although, for a Father’s Day gift for new dad, the biggest gift will be their new baby of course!

If you’re struggling with Fathers Day gift ideas for the perfect gift, I have you covered. I’ve chosen six of my favourite Fathers Day ideas that suit all budgets. I think they’re perfect for new dads particularly, but they don’t have to be a new dad to love them.

These ideas for Fathers Day includes sponsored content and affiliate links.

PS they’re not just for Father’s Day, you’ll also get inspiration for birthday gifts for a father first-time round, Christmas and other occasions.

First Fathers Day Gift Ideas

1. Make Dinner Time Easier with Marley Spoon

I remember the early weeks (months!) of parenthood. The sleep deprivation, the tiredness and the extreme lack of time and energy sometimes.

If you’re looking for gifts for a new father, what about a Marley Spoon box?

t would make a new dads’ day to make dinnertime easier, especially if the new family isn’t ready to celebrate Father’s Day eating out.

Marley Spoon Review - Love from Mim Chorizo and Potato Tacos and Cucumber Salad

I had a think about some favourite Father’s Day present ideas that would make a new family’s life easier and Marley Spoon came to mind immediately.

I love the Marley Spoon recipe box delivery service for so many reasons:

  • It’s cost-effective as you’re sent a box that contains only the ingredients you will need and use for the recipe. That means no waste!
  • The detailed instruction card with images make preparing your meal so easy and quick – you can’t go wrong.
  • The serving sizes are really generous – when we’ve had meal boxes for two people, it’s easily fed out two small children too.
  • The ingredients are fresh – rather than turning to fast food when you want a quick meal, you can whip up a Marley Spoon recipe in super fast time and it’s healthy.
  • They do great deals! You can currently get $80 off your first three boxes by clicking here!

Marley Spoon Indian-Style Ratatouille

These are just a few of the reasons I think meal delivery boxes are good presents for dad – and for the rest of the family who get to eat the delish results too!

Apart from being good fathers day presents, Marley Spoon boxes are great all year round for families looking to waste less food and cook different and delicious recipes.


2. Dad’s First Baby Carrier

If the new dad hasn’t already got one, a baby carrier would make their day!

The BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One Air is perfect as it’s a comfortable, super supportive and unisex carrier that all parents can use. It’s a lovely choices for Father’s Day gifts from baby to daddy.

BabyBjorn Carrier One Air

You can read my review of the BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One Air here and you can click here to enter to win one of your own!

Baby-wearing is lovely for all parents. It’s a great way to keep your bub snug and close plus have your hands free.

We have loved the BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One Air for years as it’s such good quality and has lots of different options for carrying your baby safely.

You can click here to purchase your own.

3. A Personalised Mug with a Pic of the New Baby!

How adorable would a mug with a pic of dad holding his new baby be? He would love it! Plus he’ll probably be drinking endless cups of tea and coffee these days so it would be one of the most-needed personalized Fathers Day gifts.

I think this is a lovely choice for baby gifts for Father’s Day.

Moonpig Personalised Father's Day Mug

A gift ideas for dad can be sentimental, cool or funny and the Moonpig range caters for every taste.

Plus, personalised gifts for dads make such lovely Father’s Day gifts from kids – so sentimental!

Check out their range of mug present ideas for dad here and see which would suit your dad best.

4. A Back Massage…To Keep!

My hubs is always asking for a back massage and if I’m honest, I can’t be bothered most of the time! Of course, I’m happy to get them back though :)

However, recently I was sent a Bodisure Back Massager with Heat and it’s gotten me off the hook! Plus, I’ve been loving testing it out for myself too.

Bodisure Back Massager with Heat

The BodiSure Back Massager with heating option, features Shiatsu style relaxing massage for upper & lower back. It’s a lightweight, thin and comfortable design and has really helped ease our backs.

This is another Father’s Day gift you can steal for yourself too!

Click here to find out more about it and you can purchase it here.

5. A Special Hamper for Dad to Treat Himself!

If you ask my hubs what was the best Fathers Day gifts he’s ever got, it was a hamper filled with goodies he loves.

The Hamper Emporium has done the hard work for you with this gorgeous Father’s Day Hamper – it includes a L’Occitane skincare selection, plush robe, personalised leather keyring, nibbles and Cape Mentelle wine:

You can check out The Hamper Emporium’s full range of some of the best gifts for dads here.

6. A Keep Cup for his Coffee

New parents are often very conscious of their budgets – kids are expensive!

To reduce the cost of his coffee treats, perhaps a Keep Cup might be one of the best presents for dads this year.

Biome has a range of lovely and unique Father’s Day gifts online such as this Star Wars Keep Cup!

Biome Star Wars Keep Cup

You can check out Biome’s full range of first Father’s Day gift ideas here and their top picks for good gifts for dad by clicking here.

Unique First Fathers Day Gifts Conclusion

What do you think of my best gifts for new dads?

If you’ve been wondering what to get dad for Father’s Day this year, I hope these six unique Father’s Day gift ideas have inspired you!

Some are perfect for the whole family to enjoy too, which is always an added bonus for them! Let’s face it, if anyone gifts my husband chocolate, I make him share it with me.

Do you have any ideas for cool Fathers Day gifts or what to get for Father’s Day for a new dad?

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And the winner is…Rachel!

If you’re looking for good Fathers Day gifts, would winning a Marley Spoon delivery box for two make your life easier?

I’ve teamed up with Marley Spoon to give one lucky reader the chance to grab a box, worth $55! (plus, it’s a great ideas for gift ideas for new dads!)

To enter, simply:

  1. Complete the form below.
  2. Let me know which box for two you would choose from this Marley Spoon menu and why! Scroll to the bottom of this page to where it says Leave a Reply.

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Do you have any suggestions for unique first Fathers Day gifts?



  1. Rebecca
    / 10:56 pm

    Pumpkin Parmesan Ravioli with hazelnuts and creamy basil sauce because it looks incredibly delicious and its vegetarian. Yum!! This is the kind of meal I could eat every night.

  2. Bella Ri
    / 6:05 pm

    Cheesy Chicken Schnitzel and Lamb Kofte! Two favourites in our household, the chicken schnitzel is a favourite that will please everyone whilst the lamb kofte reminds me of our trip to Europe 10 years ago.

  3. Danika Pedersen
    / 5:46 pm

    I would choose the Mushroom Veggie Burgers and Honey and Lime Glazed Chicken because they not only look phenomenal but healthy and nutritious too. Also I hate shopping and these look way better than any takeaway i’ve previously gotten!

  4. Solo
    / 3:07 pm

    Porcini-Crusted Cheeseburgers with Sweet Potato Wedges and Salad, who doesn’t love a good burger?
    Pumpkin-Parmesan Ravioli with Hazelnuts and Creamy Basil Sauce

  5. Jennifer Bush
    / 10:26 pm

    Some spiceness, exotic flavours and yet easy as can be… It’s LAMB KOFTE and Cauliflower Pilaf for me!

  6. bexdey
    / 9:27 pm

    Mushroom-Veggie Burgers
    with Charred Zucchini, Parmesan and Aioli for my yummy veggie husband

  7. Kate
    / 8:05 pm

    My two Marley Spoon recipe boxes I’d like to receive are the:

    ?Honey and lime glazed chicken
    With Asian Noodle Slaw ??
    ☑️I love honey chicken -so this recipe sounds so delicious!

    ?Pumpkin-Parmesan Ravioli ?
    With Hazelnuts and Creamy Basil Sauce
    ☑️Pastas always a favourite in my house but this
    pumpkin ravioli sounds especially good!!

    ☑️I love the fact that the ingredients arrive fresh!
    ☑️While the convenience of the meals makes Marley Spoon both time and cost effective.
    ☑️I especially love that these boxes contain dishes from all nationalities. Therefore, I can try new dishes each day! ???

  8. Kate
    / 8:02 pm

    My two Marley Spoon recipe boxes I’d like to receive are the:

    ?Honey and lime glazed chicken
    With Asian Noodle Slaw ??
    ☑️I love honey chicken -so this recipe sounds so delicious!

    ?Pumpkin- Pamesan Ravioli ?
    With Hazelnuts and Creamy Basil Sauce
    ☑️Pastas always a favourite in my house but this pumpkin ravioli sounds especially good!!

    ☑️I love the fact that the ingredients arrive fresh!
    ☑️While the convenience of the meals makes Marley Spoon both time and cost effective.
    ☑️I especially love that these boxes contain dishes from all nationalities. Therefore, I can try new recipes each day! ???

  9. Sonia Cattley
    / 10:52 am

    Lamb Kofte and Cauliflower Pilaf …Spicy food is where his tastebuds are currently. Now to get him to make it himself!

  10. Jen
    / 9:23 pm

    Cheesy Chicken Snitzel…everyone loves s snitty!

  11. talese
    / 1:12 am

    i would love the steak and frites because im coeliac, boyfriends a carnivore and i cant resist a good gluten free bearnaise!!

  12. lorna Jarvis
    / 2:53 pm

    southern style steak would be lovely!

  13. Maggie Karner
    / 2:18 pm

    Sticky Honey-Baked Chicken with Rainbow Veggie Noodles. Yum Yum!!!

  14. Lauren Barnes
    / 6:38 am

    To get my easy fuss free Sticky Honey-Baked Chicken on! This dish look colourful and packed full of flavour

  15. Rhiannon
    / 4:01 pm

    I would love to try the Chorizo and Veggie Risotto but they all sound delicious!

  16. Nimmy
    / 1:23 pm

    Sticky Honey-Baked Chicken with Rainbow Veggie Noodles! 90% of my partners cooking is some variation of Chicken (usually a burger) he’s always so proud of the creations and looooves chicken. This would be a fantastic,yummy transition to something new!

  17. Sonya
    / 10:16 am

    So many yummy meals it’s hard to choose! But most likely the Indian-style Tofu and Tomato Curry, as I love Indian food, love tofu and love curries!

    (Please delete if you have already received this comment… I left the page in the middle of submitting so not sure if you got it or not!)

  18. sonya
    / 10:11 am

    Ooh, hard to choose, they all sound exotic! Right now I think I’d choose the Indian-style Tofu and Tomato Curry, because I love Indian food, I love tofu and I love curries!

  19. Karina Lee
    / 10:13 pm

    Banh Mi Meatball Bowl. I would not have any idea or motivation to cook this awesome dish otherwise!

  20. Truong
    / 6:38 pm

    Banh Mi Meatball Bowl,
    It’s certainly different to my usual bread roll,
    I would love to try this unique take,
    I can’t wait,
    No cooking for me,
    Means getting to rest my sore feet!

  21. Nadine
    / 6:22 pm

    Southern-Style Steak meal

  22. Sonia Chang
    / 2:29 am

    Southern-Style Steak and Tumeric Salmon from Marley Spoon Dinner Box menu would be perfect meals for my husband as he loves steak and salmon. It has magnificent vegetables and sauces . He would enjoy these well designed dishes with satisfaction.

  23. Jessica Finos
    / 2:05 pm

    Beef Steaks with Yellow Curry Gravy. As it would be a rare grownup meal I could enjoy with hubby while giving me that much needed iron to keep up with the kids!

  24. Rachel K
    / 2:10 am

    The Lemony Chicken Salad Bowls. In winter it would be like the sun kissing our cheeks to say “hello” for the first time in months and a cheery, reminder of summer, and a hope of warmer days to come.

  25. Alex
    / 10:51 pm

    The fennel rubbed port & chats because I love pork and my partner loves potatoes (OK, he loves pork too but he’s crazy about potatoes!).

  26. Gayle Vos
    / 8:22 pm

    The Fennel-Rubbed Pork and Chats with Peas and Braised Cabbage sounds absolutely delicious and something we would both enjoy

  27. Laura S
    / 4:38 pm

    Vegetarian Tex Mex bowl to show my husband that vegetarian doesn’t have to mean boring!

  28. Kate Slack
    / 12:56 pm

    I would choose the Southern-Style Steak with Mushrooms and Spinach because my dad is a huge fan of steak!

  29. Annie G.
    / 12:56 pm

    The Marley Spoon dinner box…Greek-Style Ratatouille and Haloumi with Chickpeas and Oregano.. perfect when prepared by my partner with his Greek heritage.

  30. Wendy Hatton
    / 9:58 pm

    Oh, boy how good do they all look. He’s a meat man so I’d first pick the Southern-Style Steak meal. Second the Indian-Style Tofu and Tomato Curry because he doesn’t mind a bit of spice in his life either. What a treat.

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