Posted on June 23 2016

We think dads deserve some ruffle-free gifts they can use on their shifts of baby-rearing duty, so here are ten great gift ideas for cool new papas. 


1. Fawn and Cub Changing Mat

I have one of these and keep it in my dadventure mobile for tailgate and trail side diaper changing while I've got my mini out on adventures. Fawn and Cub also carries some cool backpacks that dads can use as diaper bags.





2. Papa Bear Subscription Gift Box

We've been watching this new company on Instagram and love what they are up to. A good mix of snacks and grooming gear for dads and baby gear, these boxes are definitely put together by dads that have been in the trenches.




dad and child matching shirts3. Tosan Knows Best POP+ TOT Sweatshirts

Our friends over at Pop Shop Tosan Knows Best have some great dad gifts, including these super comfy matching sweatshirts (design is also available as matching T shirts) for pop and his mini.



organic cotton swaddle blanket4. Wolf With Me Swaddle Blankets

California brand Wolf With Me makes organic cotton blankets, swaddles, baby sheets, art prints, and more for the nursery using prints that stylish papas will dig. They even make customized blankets that you can add your family or baby's name to on one side, with a cool print on the other.


5. Craft Coffee Subscription

Before our baby was born I was a casual coffee drinker. After our daughter was born coffee became a necessity, and probably the only constant in my daily routine. I couldn't have made it through the first year (a.k.a. the zombie year) without it. Any new dad would appreciate having great fresh coffee delivered to his door every month, and Craft Coffee can help you give him the gift that keeps on giving.


6. Honest Co. Diaper and Wipe Gift Bundles

It is estimated that parents of a newborn will change around 2,500 diapers in that baby's first year, so diapers and wipes are always going to be a well appreciated gift. Our favorite brand is Honest Co., and they have other great products and subscription boxes for newborns as well.


7. The Lotus Travel Crib by Guava Family 

The Lotus is well designed; it is light and easy to set up, safe, great for those early family adventures. It can convert from a bassinet to a crib, can be carried like a backpack, and has accessories (like a mosquito net and a sunshade) that make it great for outdoor adventures too.


Gathre Bonded Leather Mat for Kids8. Gathre's Bonded Leather Mat  

These great mats have the great style and look of leather but are easy to clean, making them great for use around the house (under high chairs for example) or to roll up and take with you. They are new on the market so it is one of the only things on this list I haven't tried personally, but the reviews look positive and it is on our wish list to try for sure.


Best Baby Carrier for Dads9. Mission Critical Baby Carrier

Built with the same military grade materials as tactical high-performance outdoor gear, Mission Critical's line of dad gear is tough enough for any dadventure. Dads will love the these modular systems (integrated baby carrier + diaper bag backpack for example) and accessories.

Uncle Goose Blocks10. Eames House Blocks by Uncle Goose 

These blocks are a cool heirloom quality gift that both parents and kids will love. Uncle Goose makes a wide variety of awesome wooden alphabet and art blocks that are educational but also beautiful enough to keep out on display.

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