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 celebrating his first Father’s Day rediscover some sense of sanity — from organizers to sleep aids and time-savers.
For the new dad who never skips morning lattes
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
For the new dad who doesn’t have time to freshen up
For the new dad who never gets out anymore
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
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
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
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
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
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
For the new dad who’s looking a little rough around the edges
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
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
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
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
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
For the new dad who gets the sweats
For the new dad who’s a little tense
For the new dad who could use some pampering
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
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
For the new dad who likes to keep a routine
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
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
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
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