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Need a gift for a new dad or dad-to-be? Check out these homemade new dad gifts. A DIY gift is always something unique and you can follow the special wishes of the new father.

Most of these ideas are qualified for a mother to give to her husband but I also have ideas for co-ed baby showers, a baby shower for dudes / dadchelor party or for office staff to give to their co-worker or boss who just became a new father.

Rock Art: Rock, Dad!

cute for dad’s (first) father’s day!

Homemade new dad gifts: This one is so cute and so easy to make! Just make sure the stones you use are really flat. And you need to remove the glass from the frame. Of course you can also make more people (2 children for example or the whole family).

Handmade Gift Ideas For New Dads, For Dad’s Birthday, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas or Just Everyday!

Ideas For Baby Handprint And Footprint Art

Are you a new mommy and need a cute birthday gift from yourself and baby to daddy? Or maybe a Christmas present? Or a gift for dad’s first Father’s Day? Or do you just want the kids to tell daddy how much you love him and how special he is to you?

This idea is perfectly qualified for all these occasions. This is a great homemade new dad gift that mommy and baby can work on together.

Baby Canvas Art

colorful art in rainbow colors, baby footprints turned into a butterfly, dated 2013, signed by Alisa

Make some cute canvas art from baby’s hand or footprints. I used our baby’s footprints and fingerprints (for the frame) to make this colorful butterfly. My husband loves it!

More canvas handprint art ideas for babies and kids.

Personalized Sports and Leisure Gear

Does daddy like anything special? Any ball sports, like baseball, football, soccer, tennis, hockey, ice hockey, etc.? Get a ball and personalize it for dad! Print the baby’s hand or footprint on it. Or write / paint on ‘new dad’ or ‘Emma’s dad’. You can also add the baby’s date of birth. If dad loves cars or motorcycles, get a toy or model car / motorcycle and add your letter to it.

Just use your imagination! Dad will love displaying this new ‘trophy’ on his desk at work or at home!

Baby Handprint Poems and Baby Footprint Poems

Here are some poems and rhymes to add to your art:

‘Nothing too sweet, as little baby feet’.

‘I love you (we) Dad. From the end of my nose (our noses) to the tip of my toes (our toes)!’

‘It’s not just a butterfly that you can clearly see. I did it with my feet that were part of me.

It comes with lots of love especially to say I hope you had a great Father’s Day / Christmas Day! (I hope you have a wonderful and special birthday!)’

(If your picture is not a butterfly just replace butterfly with another word. And if you used a baby’s hand, write hand(s) instead of feet)

Homemade Daddy Gag Gift

How about a gag gift for the new dad? Put together a homemade diaper change toolbox with lots of fun things for daddy and baby.

For the container, get an ordinary (empty) toolbox or a tool caddy. If it’s a boy, you can choose a blue toolbox, for a girl choose a pink one (yes, you might be lucky to get a pink one indeed!).


Things to include (you can get some of these at the Dollar Store):

– face breathing mask, so daddy can breathe properly while changing baby’s diaper

– (a pair of ordinary swimming) goggles, for better eye protection

– (plain, extra long, wooden grill) tongs, for easy removal and disposal of diapers

– (ordinary) ear plugs, can be used…

– some clothes pegs to use on daddy’s nose when the smell is gone

– baby wipes, well, even mommy needs them when changing diapers

– a ‘bio hazard bag’ (write the bio hazard bag in an ordinary dustbin bag) and rubber gloves, to dispose of the diapers from the tweezers in the bag

– some coffee and an insulated coffee mug, for happy nights

– a spare onesie or bib that says ‘I love daddy’, in case daddy and baby have an ‘accident’

– a pacifier with a funny dad saying, maybe dad can use it too from time to time…

– a couple of sample packets of men’s cologne, handy to ‘cover up funny smells’

– a boo-boo rabbit, for the worst case

– Ibuprofen, when all else fails, take 2…

– some diapers with funny messages written on them for daddy. Choose diapers that are plain white on the back and do not have a pattern and a suitable pen. Alternatively, stick a post it or a small note to the diapers. Funny diaper messages are for example: ‘Be careful! Open at your own risk’, ‘Hold your breath…’, ‘Do not test with finger’, ‘shit happens’, ‘daddy’s turn’, ‘I love daddy’, ‘special delivery’, ‘code brown’

Put everything in your toolbox, add some funny notes to your items (indicate what the items are for, as described above) and finally use metal letter stickers on top of the toolbox to -personalize the new dad baby kit for the new dad!

Free printable funny diaper messages to go with your homemade new dad gifts.

Baby Photo Gifts For Dad

Yes, photo gifts are also homemade new dad gifts. Even if the whole process is not homemade from scratch, you have to be creative and have to add your own style and luv, too!

Photo album for dad’s wallet: Buy a mini photo album for 4×6 inch photos and put different pictures of baby and daddy but handwritten messages for daddy or make some inserts on your computer, print them and add them between your photos. Here’s a funny quote to use: “A father is a man who takes pictures of where his money is”.

Framed collage: Create a photo collage with photos showing baby and father, add some text and print it at home or at the photo shop of your choice. Put it in a beautiful frame for the wall or put it on daddy’s desk.

Special photo gifts for everyday use: Take your favorite dad and baby photo, mom and baby photo or mom, dad and baby photo and insert it into a tumbler, keyring, snow globe, personal notebook etc. so that dad is always with the baby and the family. Add a handwritten note and voila – a beautiful and loving gift for dad.

Create your personalized homemade new dad gifts like baseball photo gifts, pillows, iphone cases, mugs, water bottles etc. online at Zazzle. Here is a water bottle that I designed. To find dad gift ideas, simply type ‘dad’ into the Zazzle search bar and tons of cool personalized gift suggestions will pop up. Then you can order them as they are or try your own style, image(s) and design.

New Dad Gifts at Home

Baby Gift Basket For Dad / Diaper Cake For Dad

Just like mom gets a diaper cake with some goodies for mummy, you can make one for a new dad too. Alternatively, a gift basket (which can also include diapers) is a great idea. For a special ‘daddy touch’ include some baby clothes that say ‘I love Dad’ or ‘Best Dad ever’. The diaper gift basket shown here is for a company boss who is a new dad.

Items to include in the daddy diaper cake / daddy baby gift basket:

– baby clothes that say ‘I love Dad’, ‘Best Dad Ever’ or a onesie with a funny saying about daddy (‘Handsome like daddy’, ‘I want to hang out with daddy’, etc.)

– chocolate, candy, Lifesaver

– a photo frame of dad and baby

– an insulated cup or mug ‘Best Dad Ever’ (see above)

– a dad T-shirt / matching dad and baby clothes

– any of the fun items mentioned above for dad’s diaper changing toolbox.

For a baby gift basket tutorial, click on the dad gift basket image above. If you want to make a daddy diaper cake instructions for diaper cakes here.

a pair of DIY baby diapers made from 2 diapers, 2 washcloths and a pair of baby socksbaby diaper for new dad, made with ‘I love Dad’ newborn socks
a homemade diaper snail wearing a white baby hat with textdiaper snail for new dad, made from baby hat ‘I love Mom and Dad’

Also check out my gifts from baby ideas, you’ll find lots of homemade new dad gifts, as well as personalized shirts and personalized mugs and tumblers.

Not into making a homemade new dad gift? Then just buy one – find lots of gift ideas for a new dad here.

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