Ok, you’ve ticked off gifts for your baby and your toddler’s daycare educators. Now, it’s time to buy for your baby daddy. The socks n’ jocks you usually buy for your dad aren’t going to cut it. So, what do you buy for the guy in your life who’s there doing the midnight diaper changes and always has a supportive word to give? Here are 10 best Christmas gifts for dads, including something for all budgets and interests.
The sentimental gift
PocketPrints Square Photo Set
There’s nothing like looking back at happy snaps! And boy, oh boy, the number of pics you take of your little ones, it’s obscene (we get it, they’re so damn cute, and the memories are the best). So if your baby daddy is the sentimental type, this square photo set from PocketPrints will make for a gorgeous gift.
You simply upload your fave photos of your little ones with your partner to PocketPrints’ website or app, and boom – expect a delivery to your door with the prints within days. Cute!
The square photo shape is super on-trend, too… Though PocketPrints does offer the traditional rectangle shape and bigger square shapes if you prefer.
The soon-to-be-a-dad gift
Exceptionally Bad Dad Jokes book
Being able to tell a dad joke (a joke that’s so bad it makes you wince!) in the appropriate context (i.e., to your kid) is sort of a rite of passage when becoming a father. So, this book is the sweetest little stocking stuffer for any dad-to-be: it’s jam-packed with terrible dad jokes to get your significant other ready for their new role. Of course, we can’t promise you’ll love hearing these jokes, but we can bet your partner will cherish the gesture (despite how cheesy it might be)!
The practical gift
Paul Smith Sock Subscription
Ok, we know we just poo-poohed socks. But hear us out… because this a) involves Paul Smith (fancy!) and b) involves a subscription (so a little more special than the usual Target multi-pack fare).
Here’s how it works: for a one-off fee, the legends at Paul Smith will send your significant other a pair of funky-fresh socks each month for a year (though you can choose to receive all 12 pairs upfront, too). The socks are crafted in England and Italy from soft AF cotton and believe us when we say they’re nice. Consider it a remixed take on the standard socks gift.
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The ‘love you dad’ gift
Banabae Rad Dad Cap
Banabae’s ‘Rad Dad’ embroidered cap is possibly the cutest way of telling your partner how much you and your offspring appreciate him.
Made from 100 cotton and featuring an adjustable strap, we’re sure this will become a staple in your baby daddy’s wardrobe. Pro tip: Banabae also sells Rad Kid caps if you want to buy something for your babe to match!
Buy it here.
The ‘happy hour’ gift
Bucket Boys Beer Explorer Box
Got a partner that loves a good brew? We’ve got you sorted…
Bucket Boys’ Beer Explorer Box features 16 Cicerone-selected (a Cicerone is the beer version of a sommelier – go figure) craft beers designed to give its recipient a deep dive into the world of beer. The list of beers included is ever-changing, but it will usually feature a lager, a golden ale, a pale ale, an IPA, an XPA, a stout, and more.
This particular box is a one-off purchase. However, Bucket Boys also offers subscription boxes too. It’s a perfect way for your beer-loving S/O to try something new.
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The ‘loves a good book’ gift
Here’s the sitch: your baby daddy loves to read but hasn’t found as much time to open a book since your little one came earthside. The solution? An Audible membership – he can listen to books out loud while playing with your babe, taking a walk, working out, and more. (It’s the ultimate in multitasking.)
You can buy a one-month, three-month, six-month, or twelve-month membership through the Audible website. That’s reading sorted, we say!
The ‘time-to-travel’ gift
Uncommon Goods Adjustable Bag
Ok, this gem solves the age-old dilemma of what size bag to take on a trip. It literally is every type of bag your partner might need, in one. It expands or contracts to three different sizes and ten configurations, meaning it can be a backpack or a duffel bag, or anything in between. It also features a sh*tload of zipper pockets, a handy sling strap, and is carry-on size and lightweight to boot. LOVE!
It’s a must for your S/O if you’ve got any sort of travel planned – whether that’s a camping trip, an international jaunt, or simply a road-trip interstate.
Buy it here.
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The self-care gift
Bro-To The Lot kit
Real talk: have you been staring at your partner’s GIANT pores all year, wondering how they don’t notice them? We feel you. And there’s nothing like a Christmas gift to give a subtle hint (LOL!)…
In all seriousness, however, Go-To Skincare’s Bro-To The Lot gift pack is a stunning gift for the go-to guy in your life (see what we did there?!). It features the whole Bro-To range – a cleanser, a face oil, a face cream, and even a body wash – that’ll have its recipient feeling fresher than fresh and looking so too. It even comes packaged in a handy neoprene bag that can be used to store the products or take them traveling.
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The ‘little bit of luxury’ gift
Truefitt & Hill Eau de Portugal
Truefitt & Hill are luxury embodied – like, these London-based (but now worldwide) barbers literally have “By Appointment to H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh attached to their logo. Wow.
Anyway, if you’re looking to treat yo’ man this Christmas, check out their Eau de Portugal: it’s a zesty, orange-scented, ‘dressing’ (code for perfume) for hair. It looks amazing, smells amazing, and will make anyone using it feel like royalty. How deluxe!
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The ‘loves to tinker’ gift
Uncommon Goods DIY Watchmaking Kit
If your baby daddy loves to tinker with stuff (there’s something about dads and tinkering, right?!) Uncommon Goods’ DIY Watchmaking Kit is a fun and super unique gift.
The kit comes with all he’ll need (parts, tools, instructions) to build his own mechanical watch – and we’re talking a full-on hand-wound, 21-jewel, Miyota 8215 automatic movement watch with 40+ hours reserve power, a date-setting feature, a sapphire glass case, and a stainless steel band. SO cool.
Buy it here.
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Well, that’s Christmas for dad done. And speaking of your baby daddy – if he comes lookin’ your way for gift ideas, point him in the direction of our guide to ‘treat yo’ self’ presents for mamas. (We promise anything he buys from it will have you feeling like the goddess you are.)