Gift Ideas for New Fathers

81MIRHKkVSL._SL1500_Over the years, the number of products available to new fathers has greatly increased. Companies now offer choices that emphasis style, enhance function, set trends, and celebrate fatherhood. Below you will find gift ideas for new fathers that help increase bonding time, promote safety, and assist Dads in easing into the role of becoming a new parent:

Stylish Baby Carrier

Keeping a baby safe, close by and in comfort is a priority for parents when they’re out and about with their infant. The portability factor of baby carriers also helps create stronger bonds between parent and child. Baby carriers additionally allow men to conveniently keep an eye on their child while completing everyday tasks and chores, such as mowing the lawn. For a new father, a carrier can seem daunting at first, but to make the transition easier, perhaps you could gift one of the following trendy options: Baby K’tan Baby Carrier (shown), Sport ERGO Baby Carrier, and Phil and Teds Escape Baby Carrier.

Diaper Bag for Men

Changing diapers isn’t just for the mommies and today, there are plenty of stylish options for new fathers to consider. For instance, the Building The Foundation Daddy Diaper Bag comes with seven convenient outside pockets and a small zipper pocket inside for storing toys and cell phone. The adjustable strap makes wearing it over the shoulder a breeze. The inscription “Daddy’s Little Project” on the front will bring a smile every time!

Cool Baby Mobile

If you’re shopping for a new father who’d rather not stare at pink bunnies and cows jumping over the moon, perhaps they’d enjoy a baby mobile geared towards the sports fan at heart. Sports usually incorporated into such a mobile include baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. For example, Bedtime Originals Super Sports Musical Mobile is made with dangling footballs and baseballs that stimulate a baby’s eye development. There are also team-specific mobiles, such as the New York Yankees Baseball Mobile by Distributoys that actually plays “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” With a dangling baseball, a baby will also have four adorable characters wearing the team logo to keep him or her busy.

Digital Camera and Photo Frame

Babies grow fast! Give the new Dad a digital camera so he can take pictures of his baby from day one! The Nikon COOLPIX L830 Digital Camera with HD Video is a great choice! Another great one is Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera due to its quiet, fast, very responsive full resolution burst mode that will help the new Dad catch his baby’s smiles and fun moments in no time! A digital photo frame like NIX Digital Photo Frame with Motion Sensor would allow him to show off all the pictures of his baby while at work!

Personalized Baseball Mitt

If the new father in your life is now caring for a bouncing baby boy, commemorate the occasion with a personalized baseball mitt. Add the name, date, time of birth, and measurements to a newly bought leather baseball glove. Package the mitt neatly in a box to create a simple yet touching gesture for a new father.

A Serta Mattress is a Great Holiday Gift for Him

Having trouble thinking of a great holiday gift for him? Tired of wallets, watches, cufflinks, ties, and typical “men’s” gifts?

Well, a Serta mattress is a life-changing gift for both you and your significant other. Not only are you getting a gift for him, but you are getting one for yourself. Serta has been the number one mattress company for the last 75 years, and once you feel it you will immediately understand why! This is an ideal gift for him; after a long day of work he can kick back and relax on your amazing new mattress.

Through online shopping sites like ShopNBC you can check out reviews on all the different types of mattresses and find the perfect one for you. For example, The Serta Perfect Sleeper is a top-selling mattress where you can adjust the firmness of your side of the bed with a click of a button. When you order through ShopNBC you will receive a 10-year warranty on your mattress. Ordering this gift is quick, easy and convenient with door-to-door delivery. This holiday, let him pick out his own ties … and spring for a Serta.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

Here are our Valentine’s Day gift ideas for Him, in random order. We love them all! Remember to always read the Returns Policy before you place your order! Please note that prices may have changed.

Let’s Go Flying

Let's Go Flying!How about a gift he will remember long after the chocolates have been gobbled? Something like a Let’s Go Flying introductory flying lesson, available for around $99 at any of the 3,500 flight schools nationwide listed on www.letsgoflying.com .

During the flight, your sweetie will sit in the pilot’s seat and take the controls to taxi, take off and fly a plane for around 30-40 minutes before landing. All under the guidance of an FAA-licensed instructor.

Key to My Heart

Offering the “Key To My Heart” is a great way to express your true feelings. This handsome wood box features a green velvet interior. Inside is a large, solid chrome, old fashioned “Key To My Heart” tied with red satin ribbon and sitting on a bed of real, dried rose petals. Measures 6.5″L x 4.5″W. Includes Your Own Personal Message on a parchment scroll tied with elegant ribbon. The “Key to My Heart” can be kept in its handsome display box or it can be removed and the box can be used for storage of cufflinks, watches, money clips and the like.
Price: $39.95
Website: www.creativeromanticgifts.com

Raising the Candy Bar

From $3 for a chocolate covered skewer of marshmallows with heart-sprinkles to $10 for a deluxe chocolate covered heath bar taffy apple to $25 or $50 for a small or large chocolate heart box filled with either truffles or turtles, they’ve got some sweet gifts for sweet guys.

Raising the Candy Bar is the largest kosher candy store in the midwest, and also strong in the niche chocolate market — gluten-free, organic, vegan, lactose free, dairy free, nut free, sugar free and more. Use HAPPYCHOCOLATE until March 31 for a 20% discount.

Website: www.raisingthecandybar.com.

 Crazy Shirts

Not only can you drink your beer, you can wear it too! That’s because Hawaii-based Crazy Shirts produce Specialty Beer Dyed T-shirts. Dyed in pale ale, these beer dyed Ts are infused with hops and barley and designed with water-based inks.

Designs include a Limited Edition Crossroads T featuring an ominous design with skulls balanced with angel wings.

It’s available in men’s sizes and retail for $79. The T-Shirt can be purchased online at www.crazyshirts.com or at local Crazy Shirts retail locations across the U.S.

The American Line

The American Line(tm) is the officially licensed men’s colognes for each branch of the US Military.

They are a start-up company whose goal is to raise money for the men and women of the US Military.  The items were launched last month and retail online for $45.00.

Most importantly, The American Line(tm) will be donating a significant portion of proceeds to the US Veterans Administration.
Website: www.theamericanline.org

Uncommon

Uncommon offers you a blank canvas in the form of a sleek case for your iPhone and your inspiration (or dedication) make it a masterpiece. With Uncommon’s patent pending 3D TATT(tm) printing process, your photograph or image is embedded deep into the shell (much like a tattoo) with amazing clarity! And unlike a common skin, your image is scratch proof and will last for life. Better still, the case is durable and built to protect and even helps prevent the glass from shattering.

Price: $39.95

Website: www.getuncommon.com

Surprise Industries

Surprise Industries crafts surprise experiences: a totally unique gift that’s ideal for the special man in your life on Valentine’s Day.

Heres how it works:
1. Speak with one of their Surprise Experts who will figure out the ideal Surprise Adventure for your tastes.
2. Receive a series of mysterious clues and, finally, an address.
3. Your surprise could be anything from race car driving to sword fighting, but you won’t know for sure till you get there.
Surprises are $50 and up per person (with an average cost of $250 per adventurer), but they are happy to work with any budget.

Website: www.surpriseindustries.com

Real Shaving Company

Give the man in your life the best shave he’ll ever have with The Real Shaving Co. Ultimate Shaving Kit! It includes:

Self-heating face mask – provides “hot towel” treatment to soften and lift facial hair for better shave.
* Daily facial scrub – formulated to unblock pores, removing dead skin cells and blackheads, for closer shave and less irritation.
Shave cream – double-concentrated cream provides an extra smooth shave. Natural almond oil softens and smoothes skin and helps prevent razor dragging and burns.
Daily skin soothing balm – natural aloe vera helps condition skin and reduces discomfort and irritation.

Baby Bear Shop

Their Lip Balms are surprisingly popular with men. “All the better to kiss you with” Lip Balm Eco Gift Kit is USDA Certified Organic, 100% all natural.

Flavours:

  • Pepperminty,
  • Lavender Vanilla
  • Chai Mandarin.

Packaging and ingredients all made in the USA, 100% Cruelty-Free; for each purchase – a tree is planted.

Featured in Vogue.

Price $17.99 per kit. Website: babybearshop.com

Harvard Sweet Boutique

Manly Valentine’s Day Sampler: If you’re looking for the perfect manly gift for your manly man, you need not look any farther! This collection of decadent, dense, rich and chocolately brownies require a man’s appetite to finish! This is the perfect gift for the man of the house, and includes twelve assorted brownies (four Chocolate Fudge, four Mint, and four Raspberry). Packaged in a faux crocodile box, and tied up with a hot red ribbon. Irresistible! $32 plus S&H.

Available online at Harvard Sweet Boutique:  www.harvardsweetboutique.com

Indigo Wild

Indigo Wild is a luxury brand that uses only top shelf organic ingredients but still makes products people can afford and feel good about purchasing.

Their Valentine’s Day line, Zum Love, includes all-natural products scented in Peppermint-Citrus. From massage oil to candle’s to goat’s milk soap – they’ve got unique gifts your guy will love! In the image: their Ahprodisi-Pack!

Available at www.indigowild.com  and in over 2,000 retail stores nationwide, including Whole Foods.

Relax Intuit ™ LLC

Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace” is the exquisitely soothing, award-winning stress-relief CD that instantly releases worry, depression, sleeplessness. Like an easy chair,an oasis from a stressful schedule or prelude to deep, restful sleep, stress-relief expert Susie Mantell’s warm narration carries listeners into the relaxation of a spa vacation.

Found in The Mayo Clinic, Sloan-Kettering, Fortune 500, Canyon Ranch and on TV, in a world that often seems to spin too fast, drift into the quiet place where worries dissipate. Slow down, sit back… just let go.

Website: www.relaxintuit.com

Edible Gifts Plus

You know the old saying- “A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. This Valentine’s Day why not give him a romantic gift that he can eat?

Start your Valentine’s day celebration with a delicious dinner for two: a 5 star banquet of lobster-shrimp-filet! Your feast includes two 6oz. filet mignon, 1lb. jumbo shrimp and two 8 oz. lobster tails

EdibleGiftsPlus.com is the sought after resource for gourmet treats and sweets to celebrate births, birthdays, weddings/anniversaries and more. This online bakery is bursting with tasty cakes, cookies, chocolates, pretzels and brownies which can be personalized. Website www.ediblegiftsplus.com

Marshall Books

Journaling pros Kate and David Marshall created this journal to offer a fresh way for couples to say “I love you.” This fill-in-the-blank book prompts you to say what is in your heart, but may not always at the tip of your tongue. Tell the most important person in your life just how much they mean to you by completing the scores of unique, evocative checklists, short answers, and phrases in this attractive gift book:

If we’d first met in a comic strip, the thought bubble over my head would have said…
I adore this little daily ritual or habit we have…
One of your most irresistible physical features is…
I missed you when…

Playful, tender, and personal, “What I Love about You” makes a romantic gift both for couples in passionate love as well as those looking for ways to rekindle the sparks. Expressing love is always the answer.

Website: MarshallBooks.net

Your Cover

Show your Valentine how much you love him and how wonderful you think he is – make him the star of his own personalized magazine cover with his photo and headlines all about his life. It’s a gift as unique and special
as he is, plus it’s fun and easy to make, affordable too.

Price: $44.90 for glossy print, solid rosewood frame and shipping
$19.95 for Glossy Photo Print including free shipping
$12.95 for Instant Photo File download to print yourself (great last minute gift)

Magazine Covers can also be printed as posters or on a mug, mouse pad or t-shirt.

www.YourCover.com

M.U.G.

Give the man in your life the skin and hair he wants with Woody’™S Quality Grooming Products. Woody’™S Meat and Potatoes Bar (left) is a simple man’s solution for hair and body maintenance. Natural vegetable oils and mild cleansers will give you man a fresh feeling every time he steps out of the shower.

Depending on the hold your looking for, Woody’s Style Gels (right) are just right for your style. They offer a strong hold that is alchohol free, flake free, and dust free. Choose from a light to medium hold, to the strongest super firm hold. All protect hair from the sun, and provide long lasting stylish hair the woman will find hard to resist.

Available at mugonline.com

Valsey and Me

The “best housewarming gift since the potted plant” as stated by the Chicago Tribune. Perfect for any Valentine’s day as well!

Personalized 1x 2 individual soap chips. You can say almost anything you like such as…

Welcome to our home!
I love you!!
Stay Clean!!

All 5 available scents smell nicer than the next one.

Website: ValseyandMe.com

Clubman

After shave can be harsh on the face right after a man shaves. Clubman offers a great line of men’s grooming products such as Clubman Lime Sec Eau De Cologne. This zesty fragrance will sooth your man’s skin, leaving it comfortable and irresistible to touch. The after-shave will leave behind a scent of top notch lime with a floral and woodsy scent behind it. With Clubman Lime Sec Eau De Cologne you can assure the man in your life won’t be alone this Valentine’s Day.

Price: $10.36 per 12.5 oz.

Available at: clubmanonline.com and barber shops nationwide.

Giorgio Armani

Acqua Di Gio cologne by Giorgio Armani will keep any man smelling fresh and ready to go. Weather off to work, a date, or a causal affiar, this moderate scent is perfect for a Valentine’s Day gift.

Website: fragrancenet.com

Father’s Day Gift Guide – Books

This year, we decided to feature mainly products made in USA. Here are a few Father’s Day Gift ideas we have received from our readers.

Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace by Susie Mantell

The exquisitely soothing, award-winning relaxation audiobook on CD, Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace by national stress-relief expert Susie Mantell, soothes layer-after-layer of worry, stress, exhaustion.  Exquisitely packaged, incredibly thoughtful, this gift brings Dad soothing respite whenever he needs a break (Moms love it too!) Featured in Fortune 500, Town & Country, Billboard, The American Pain Society, listeners include The Mayo Clinic, Canyon Ranch, CEOs, surgeons, soccer moms and everyday folks who could just really use a nap.  Mantell has created a uniquely soothing experience. Like an easy chair, the warm narration is an oasis from a hectic day or a prelude to deep, restful sleep. Ever wish you could turn down the noise in your head? To be sure, these are stressful times for people in all walks of life. Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace lights the way. Slow down, sit back… Just let go. Buy at Amazon.

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Kevin and His Dad by Irene Smalls

A special Father’s Day Gift for a father and a son. A lyrical story of a young boy and his dad making a romp! of cleaning up. They dunk the dishes, railroad the rug, tidy the toys, catch the cobwebs and dust the dog. Their time together is told in Kevin’s words evoking the excitement, pride, and love a young boy feels spending time with his Dad. Kevin says, ” I love being with my Dad. He’s the best friend a guy ever had”. This book is a celebration of the father-son bond.  Full color illustrated 32 page picture book.  For children ages 3-9 years. Buy at Amazon.

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The Longest Year by Michael Isenberg

In The Longest Year, a valiant father, courageous mother, and loyal children confront adversity through the beloved father’s battle with pancreatic cancer. This book presents a family’s journey through the triumphs and travails of life, death, and love. It’s a compilation of lessons learned and moments remembered that both touch and teach. Deeply felt and lyrically written, it uncovers the priorities that should truly matter for families and individuals dealing with a loved one’s terminal illness and explains the importance of finding a way to live on after the death of a loved one. Buy at Amazon

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Fantasy Football Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football by Sam Hendricks

Are you looking for the perfect father’s day gift? Is he a football fan? Why not give him something that he can enjoy the entire football season! Give him Fantasy Football Guidebook. The book is designed to help everyone from beginners to advanced fantasy footballers. The book contains hundreds of strategies and tips for starting, playing and winning a fantasy football league.

Sam Hendricks is an award-winning author of five fantasy football books and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). Fantasy Football Guidebook is one of the Top 4 Fantasy Football Books of All-Time by RotoNation.com and is a finalist in both the Best Book 2008 Awards (sponsored by USA Book News) and the Indie Excellence 2009 Awards. Buy at Amazon.

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Big Slick Daddy by Mark Borowski

Who knew that becoming a better poker player could help you become a better parent? Big Slick “an Ace and a King“ is one of the best hands in poker and this book helps fathers create a successful parenting hand. Using his 20-plus years of card-playing experience, author Mark Borowski shows how the same strategies that help you win at poker can help you win at parenting.

With real-life stories of fathers who have applied these ideas and insightful examples, this is the entertaining and helpful resource you’ll wish someone had given you the day your first child was born. This book can be used at the card table and at the dinner table “at the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament and at your child’s soccer tournament”.

Big Slick Daddy, winner of the Good Parenting Seal and endorsed by the National Center for Fathering, walks readers through many of the typical parental challenges they face and provides questions at the end of each chapter so they can reflect upon their situation and take action. Read it and reap. Buy at Amazon.

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The Military Father by Armin Brott

Unfortunately, there are very few resources for military (and deployed civilian) fathers, who are looking for guidance on how to be in close touch with their families back home. The Military Father, written by the country’s leading authority on fathers and families, will fill that gap, providing deployed dads with everything they need to know to stay (or become) involved with and connected to their family regardless of the distance that separates them.

Flavored with the author’s trademark wit, warmth, and intelligence, this guide combines a wealth of knowledge from experts, scientific studies, and interviews with scores of military fathers and their families. The Military Father includes cartoons that complement the text, solicited from deployed military or civilian fathers and family members, ranging from those on active duty to veterans. Buy at Amazon.

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Rare Words II with Rare Fare Cards by Hallie and Jan Leighton

Is your father a Scrabble buff, crossword buff, or word buff? Buy him this lighthearted book written by a father-daughter writing team, along with an accompanying pack of flash cards. Called “both rare and well done” by CBS Sunday Morning anchor Charles Osgood, Rare Words II contains words and hundreds of humorous rhymes to help remember the meanings of the words. Buy at Amazon.

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The Book of Myself A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography In 201 Questions by Carl and David Marshall

Have you ever wished you had the life stories of a relative or friend? The Book of Myself is a do-it-yourself memoir that helps you record and preserve the experiences and knowledge of a lifetime for years to come. Divided into Early, Middle, and Later Years, this keepsake volume contains 201 questions that guide you through the process of keeping memories on subjects such as family and friends, learning and education, work and responsibilities, and the world around you. Perfect for genealogy lovers and anyone who wants to get to know his or her father, and even grandfathers, better.Buy at Amazon.

Men’s Retro Rock Concert T-Shirts

A retro concert t-shirt makes the perfect Father’s Day present for the rocker dad in your life. The concert t-shirts from Wolfgang’s Vault are reproduction of the most popular and memorable rock concerts. Concert dates are from the 60’s-90’s, which makes you sure to find the right one for your dad this Father’s Day. Retro tees range from performers such as The Doors, Led Zeppelin, and The Grateful Dead, to more modern performers like The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana.

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Grateful Dead Men’s Retro T-Shirt

For the Dead Head dad! This Grateful Dead Retro tee is from the May 5-6th, 1967 concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. The artist Wes Wilson, created this artwork as his final poster in a series of 56 for the Fillmore Auditorium.

 

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Cream Men’s Retro T-Shirt

This retro Cream T-Shirt is from the March 7-10th, 1968 concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. Artwork created by artist Stanley Mouse. What’s more fitting than a cream color tee for the band name Cream.

 

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Led Zeppelin Men’s Retro T-Shirt

For the Led Zeppelin Fanatic! This Led Zeppelin tee is from the Day(s) on the Green Event at the Oakland Coliseum on July 23-24th, 1977.  T-Shirt is also available in navy blue.
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The Pretenders Men’s Retro T-Shirt

The Pretenders Retro tee makes a great Father’s Day gift for the British Rock fan dads.  Artist Arlene Owseichik created this artwork for the Febuary 27-28th, 1987 concert in Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA.

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To see more Rock Concert Retro T-Shirts, check out Wolfgang’s Vault for a variety of other concert tees.

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Real Men Love Popcorn!

Don’t be fooled — real men love popcorn! Some guys may play dumb: trying to make you think that the whole popcorn experience is beneath them or that they’d rather be eating nacho chips, olives or something not nearly as fun. But I’m telling you: nothing is more pleasing (well, almost nothing) than a hot tub of popcorn when you’re watching your favorite DVD, sporting event, music video or whatever, and nothing makes better popcorn than the West Bend 82306X Stir Crazy 6-Quart Popcorn Popper.

The Best Popcorn Maker EVER!
The Best Darn Popcorn Maker EVER!

I may not know much (just ask my wife) but I know popcorn! I’ve tried hot air popcorn poppers and microwave bags of low cal popcorn. I’ve tried it the old-fashioned way and popped the corn in a saucepan on the stove. But nothing compares to the West Bend 82306X Stir Crazy 6-Quart Popcorn Popper.

My first West Bend was in college. I liked it then and decades later I like it now (not the same one obviously cuz I wore that one out).

The West Bend 82306X Stir Crazy 6-Quart Popcorn Popper does the most amazing thing:

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Funny Gift For Men

UPDATE: Unfortunately, last time we checked, this product was not available anymore.

photo courtesy of baronbob.com
photo courtesy of baronbob.com

When it comes to receiving gifts, I can tell you that there aren’t nearly enough FUNNY GIFTS FOR MEN on the market these days! If you want a nice tie or a handkerchief or an ascot there are countless online and retail outlets in which to find them. But funny gifts for men? They’re far and few between unless you really look!

There are not enough funny gifts for men because men aren’t encouraged to be funny! Men are encouraged to be sympathetic! Men are encouraged to be more “in tune” with their emotions.  Men are even encouraged to cry – but men are not encouraged to laugh hysterically!

Oh sure – maybe the guy can get away with a little snicker here and there. You know: “polite laughter” where you turn your head slightly and cover your mouth with a napkin so no one can hear your snort.  But Three Stooges-knee slapping-type laughter is surely frowned upon by our significant others!

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner you can just imagine how thrilled I was to come across some truly funny gifts for men! Guys, this Valentine’s Day you should practically demand that your significant other bequeaths to you a Control-Your-Woman Talking Remote Control (only at baronbob.com)!

It goes without saying that men everywhere should honor their spouse with flowers and chocolates and enough hearts to make even the Red Cross jealous! But in return, your significant other should encourage the beauty of a hearty laugh with the Control-Your-Woman Talking Remote Control at baronbob.com.

The Control-Your-Woman Talking Remote Control features 18 clever phrases including these Valentine’s Day favorites:

  • “Zip it!”
  • “Clean up on aisle four!”
  • “All right, hand over the credit cards!”
  • “Feed me!”
  • “I’m outta here!”
  • & many, many more!

There’s even a male version of the talking remote control for your wife.

Sure you can settle for a new hammer or an electric staple gun the next time you’re in line for a gift. You can even request a re-mastered DVD version of Love Story. But a good belly laugh is priceless.

Funny gifts for men? I think I’ll order two!