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The Best First Father’s Day Gifts (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for New Dads

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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 this Father’s Day. Here, we’ve rounded up a range of first Father’s Day gifts that will help the time-starved new dad rediscover some sense of sanity — from organizers to sleep aids and time-savers.

For the new dad who never skips morning lattes

Nespresso 3694-US-BK Aeroccino3 Milk Frother

If he doesn’t have the time to pick up his usual order, this Nespresso milk frother can handle the foamy-milk part with the push of a button. It transforms a regular espresso into a barista-quality latte or a pour-over into a satisfying cafe au lait in seconds.

For the new dad who’s lacking sleep

Kate Somerville Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm

He might roll his eyes at the frivolity of an eye balm, but take it from photographer Gray Malin, Very Good Light editor David Yi, and the Cut: It’s a little indulgence worth having.

For the new dad who doesn’t have time to freshen up

Bliss Lemon & Sage Refreshing Body Wipes

Showers are a real luxury to a time-starved person, and these Bliss wipes are nice to have on hand whether he’s on the way to work or cleaning up the odd spill during the day.

For the new dad who never gets out anymore

RIF6 Cube Full LED Mini Projector

Maybe he can’t step out to see the latest blockbuster in theaters, but with this pint-size projector (which we’ve covered before) he can project all of his favorite Criterion Classics right on the living-room wall.

For the new dad who misses the outdoors

Boy Smells Cedar Stack Candle

He might be pining for the woods if the baby has put traveling on hold, or just need an olfactory pick-me-up, where is where one of these Boy Smells candles comes in. This cedar stack option smells like a “log cabin,” per the brand, so he can live his Thoreau fantasy in the comfort of his own home.

For the new dad who needs to declutter

Yamazaki Home Tosca Laundry Basket, Large

A stylish, unasssuming basket that will provide a home for the mountain of dirty laundry and odds and ends that are piling up everywhere.

For the new dad who’s also a cat dad

SureFlap - SureFeed - Microchip Pet Feeder

This SureFlap automated pet feeder relieves some of the stress of babysitting multiple pets who like to steal each other’s food. It’s compatible with microchipped pets or can be synced up to RFID collars to open and close when one designated pet approaches to eat or moves away.

For the new dad who doesn’t want to hire a cleaning service

Neato Robotics Botvac D3

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 new dad who wants to get better at meal prepping

Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker, Programmable, 6 Quart

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 new dad who thinks he’s Anne Geddes

Lomography Lomo’Instant Camera Black

Everyone in the group thread is getting all of the baby-photo updates, but this instant camera will give him the chance to print out some of his portraits.

For the new dad who’s looking a little rough around the edges

Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 5550

Deputy editor Jason Chen likes the “Lift and Cut Action” of this electric razor for the way it catches hairs on the first pass. He considers it “the smoothest, most effortless shave” he’s experienced, so it might be a good gift option for the dad who’s looking on the scruffier side.

For the new dad who’s not shaving, period

Professor Fuzzworthy’s Beard Shampoo

If he hasn’t been shaving at all, but could still use a good clean, this beard shampoo cleanses without stripping your face, and prevents itchy beards in the process.

For the new dad who wants to be more on top of it

Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband

An all-in-one fitness and activity tracker so he can measure his hours of sleep (or lack thereof), and much more.

For the new dad who could use some peace and quiet

Cowin E7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

You can only hear “Baby Shark” so many times before losing your mind, so a little noise-canceling action might help him find a quiet moment to himself. We’ve covered these Cowin headphones as some of the best under $100 for the cushy, breathable ear bands and the crisp sound quality.

For the new dad who really wants to zone out

Muse 2: The Brain Sensing Headband

This brain-sensing headband helped us find our inner peace, and for the budding yogi or meditator, it can help you tune in to your breathing and shut out distraction.

For the new dad who works from home

AM Get Clean Mist

Kids’ messes tend to get into everything somehow, so this handy screen cleaner will help keep his work station and laptop free of crumbs and debris.

For the new dad who gets the sweats

Nest Thermostat

With one of these smart thermostats, he can adjust the temperature to an optimal 65 degrees (or whatever his happy medium is) with his phone.

For the new dad who’s a little tense

Viktor Jurgen Shiatsu Neck Massage Pillow

If his shoulders and back are tense from rocking a baby for hours, he might need some shiatsu chops around his shoulder blades and neck.

For the new dad who could use some pampering

Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager

This foot massager is a perennial best seller for Father’s Day for a reason.

For the new dad who doesn’t have time for the gym

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

So he can still count reps at home wherever there’s an awning.

For the new dad who doesn’t have time to hit the green

Putt-A-Bout Par Three Putting Green

With this portable putting green, he can practice his swing from the living room.

For the new dad who likes to keep a routine

The Miracle TimeCube Timer

A productivity timer that’s useful if you hate the grating sound of an oven timer, like to workout at home, or are maximizing your productivity.

For the new dad who could use a cold one

MiiR Stainless Steel Beer Growler

A colorful growler for the dad who home-brews, or just loves a cold one in summer.

For the new dad who could use a chilled cocktail

Corkcicle Men’s Invisiball Ice Maker

Not one of those fancy gold ice-ball-makers, but a pretty close (budget-friendly) second.

For the new dad who’s into kombucha now

The Kombucha Shop Kombucha Brewing Kit

Here’s a handy at-home kombucha kit so he doesn’t have to keep running out to the nearest health-food store every time he wants to get his fix.

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The Best First Father’s Day Gifts for New Dads on Amazon