baby daddy gift guide: survival items for the new dad

With Father's Day right around the corner, we want to give a special shout out to new dads.  Whether it be late night diaper changes or taking the early morning shift so mom can sleep, we want to recognize them for all that they do!  

On one of our recent photoshoots, we had the pleasure of meeting Dan, new dad to adorable baby Finn.  We could tell immediately that Dan was a natural.  He never hesitated to jump in wherever he could with the baby as well as making sure his wife was always taken care of.  We chatted with him about his experiences in becoming a dad.  

Being a Dad is amazing but it’s not without challenges. It’s hard feeling like a third wheel at times, wanting to help but not knowing when or how.

So, when I get the chance to feed him a bottle in the morning, there is nothing better. It’s just my son and I and it feels so good to be involved.
— Dan, new dad

We asked our Instagram community what their best advice for new dads is and here are some of our favorite responses.

advice for new dads


New dads deserve to be spoiled too so whether you're looking for comfy wears, early morning caffeinated pick me ups, late night treats or some pampering for dads heading to the office, we've got you covered.  We've rounded up the perfect collection of items to make picking a gift for your baby daddy a breeze. These gifts will be sure to make him feel appreciated this Father's Day.  

baby daddy gift guide

Herschel Supply Novel Duffle
Scrub Captain Beach Captain Tank
S'well insulated water bottle (various retailers)
Woodlot soap bar
Cursor & Thread Railway Chambray Necktie
Province of Canada Puff Crewneck Sweater
Happy Spritz Breathe Deeply
Hella Bitters Craft Your Own Bitters Kit
Field House Brewing Ceramic Growler
Harry's Shave Plan
Nine O' Clock Gun Hat
Bows & Arrows Coffee
The New Dads Survival Guide by Scott Mactavish (various retailers)
Chocohappy Espresso Truffles

Happy Father's Day from Mushybooks!  xo