9 thoughtful holiday gifts for new dads

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Welcoming a new baby is certainly an exciting time in anyone’s life. Of course, it can also be really overwhelming. Between the sleepless nights and the never-ending cycle of feedings and diaper changes, there’s a lot to get used to.

Given all that new parents have to deal with, treating them to something special during the holiday season is a really nice gesture. This is especially true for new dads. While many folks pay special attention to mom and baby (and rightfully so), it’s also important to remember dad. He’s likely waking up in the wee hours of the morning, too, so he also deserves some appreciation.

If you want to get a new dad in your life a really great gift this holiday season, let the picks below inspire you. From cozy slippers that make long days and nights at home a bit comfier to special keepsakes that can help dads commemorate this special time, the below gifts for new dads are all winners.

Gifts for New Dads

1. Dearfoams Men’s Papa Bear Slipper, $16-$46.21

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Waking up two or three times in the middle of the night is never fun, but it can at least be a little more comfortable if dad can slide his feet into these soft and cozy Dearfoams Men’s Papa Bear Slippers.

2. Engraved key holder with your photo, $19.50

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This engraved key holder will make it easy for dad to keep his little bundle of joy close by no matter where he goes.

3. Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack, $185

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No, diaper bags aren’t just for moms. This stylish unisex design by Dagne Dover is spacious, functional and designed to last a really long time.

4. Baby Stats Bracelet, $31.45

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Another special way for dads to keep their baby close by? Wearing a beautifully personalized Baby Stats Bracelet.

5. Men’s Hoodie with Baby Pouch, $95 (Orig. $109)

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A hoodie that doubles as a baby carrier? Genius! Every new dad should own one of these for when mom needs a break.

6. UGG Ascot Slipper, $109.95

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Unlike most slippers, which are comfy for indoor use but too unsightly for wearing anywhere else, these sleek UGG Ascot Slippers are a bit more versatile. If dad is slightly absentminded or scatterbrained because of the new baby, it won’t be the end of the world if he wears these stylish slippers out of the house.

7. STAR WARS Men’s Officially Licensed Tees for Dad, $10.66-$37.89

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If the new dad you’re shopping for is a Star Wars fan, then this tee is a must-buy.

8. Pearhead Daddy & Me Keepsake Rustic Picture Frame, $9.99

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Perfect on the bedroom nightstand or a desk at the office, this sweet Keepsake Picture Frame is a great way to showcase a nice photo of dad and his new baby.

9. Matching Family Graphic Sweatshirt for Men, $15.97 (Orig. $34.99)

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Don’t think twice about grabbing this Graphic Sweatshirt from Old Navy. It’s a hit with shoppers, and sizing is limited.

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