As much as new moms deserve gifts of gratitude on Mother’s Day, so, too, do new dads who are splitting diaper and baby duty. Here, we’ve rounded up a range of gifts that will help the time-starved new dad who’s celebrating his first Father’s Day rediscover some sense of sanity — from organizers to sleep aides and time savers.
For the Dad Who’s Lacking Sleep
We’re a big fan of sleep masks here at the Strat, and we heard about this weighted one from someone who would know all about sleep deprivation, emergency physician Wallace Blake McKinney. He uses this eye pillow to sneak in naps in between shifts. “The weight is just right and it stays in place — lets me get comfortable on my side, too.”
For the Dad Who’s Lacking Sleep, Part Two
For the Dad Who’s Lacking Sleep, Part Three
So he can whip up some French-press coffee anywhere he is, even half-zonked.
For the Dad Who Doesn’t Have Time
For the Dad Who Never Gets Out Anymore
Even if he can’t step out to use his MoviePass subscription, he can stream the latest movie right on the living-room wall with this pint-size projector that we love.
For the Dad Who Needs to Organize
A chic-looking basket that will provide a home for the mountain of dirty laundry and odds and ends that are piling up everywhere.
For the Dad Who Needs to Clean
We were skeptics on robot vacuums until we saw the way the Neato could deep-clean a hardwood floor, and at $300, this guy’s a whole lot cheaper than the one we reviewed.
For the Dad Who Wants to Save Time in the Kitchen
When the Postmates gift cards are all used up, he can just pop a roast in here in the morning and forget about it until it’s ready to be served for dinner.
For the Dad Who Loves Taking Photos of the Baby
For the Dad Who’s Looking a Little Rough Around the Edges
A handsome, personalizable comb that he can store in his wallet for some on-the-go, bleary-eyed grooming.
For the Dad Who’s Been Changing Many, Many Diapers
This curious stainless-steel soap just needs water to activate, and it’s supposed to work better at ridding your hands of those hard-to-ditch smells like garlic than regular soap can.
For the Dad Who Needs Some Quiet
A little noise-canceling action might help him restore a sense of calm.
For the Dad Who Works From Home
For the Dad Who Gets the Sweats
For the Dad Who Could Use Some Relaxation
For the Dad Who Doesn’t Have Time to Shave
If he hasn’t been shaving, but could still use a good clean. This one cleanses without stripping your face of its oils, meaning no itchy beards here.
For the Dad Who Doesn’t Have Time for the Gym
So he can still do reps at home.
For the Dad Who Keeps to a Strict Schedule
For the Dad Who Could Use a Cold Beer
A colorful growler for the dad who home-brews, or just loves a cold one in summer.
For the Dad Who Could Use a Cold Cocktail
Not one of those fancy gold ice-ball-makers, but a pretty close (budget) second.
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