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    37 First Father's Day Gifts That Will Make New Dads Think, "Why Didn't I Have Kids Sooner?"

    From sneaker candles and speakers to baseball caps and boots, find something special for the proud (and presumably very sleepy) papa in your life

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    1. A soy Air Max 1 sneaker candle with notes of citrus, amber, jasmine, dark musk, vanilla, and sandalwood, which is nothing like what dad's actual kicks smell like. Paternal sneakerheads can feel (smell) the burn for up to 50 hours.

    Model's hand with glass candle holder with black top and sneaker illustration on front

    2. A lightweight, ergonomically designed Sonos Roam portable speaker so dads can bring their beats (or, you know, "Baby Shark" when absolutely necessary) just about anywhere and stream directly from their devices via Bluetooth. The speaker's sound adapts to its surroundings and it's waterproof for the beach, pool, or small child who spills more than they ingest.

    White triangular-shaped Sonos speaker on a picnic cloth

    3. A New Era Duck Camo fitted baseball cap with a stylish World Series side patch and an even more unexpectedly stylish pink under visor. It's MLB fashion, Dad! Look it up (in your baseball encyclopedia).

    Three fitted camo baseball caps with colorful team logos and patches

    4. A Heykube 3x3 puzzle that gives a modern update to a retro game with guiding LED lights that give hints to allow dads to finally solve the cube game they wasted hours playing in their youth.

    5. A super-soft, body-adaptive, portable Walden meditation cushion made with natural materials for new dads to grab a minute (because that's all you can get sometimes) and take a breather, reflect, "be present," or just zone out and close your eyes (even though you're just resting them).

    Split image of a model holding maroon-colored cushion from handle and sitting on said cushion

    6. A programmable, smart Google Nest learning thermostat so new dads can begin their unavoidable lifelong quest to control the temperature of their homes at all times. The Nest makes that journey a little easier thanks to its quick install, remote control access from digital devices, and voice-control via Alexa. I mean, have you seen the heating bill?

    A split image of the Nest thermometer, one would a blue screen showing indoor temps and one with a home screen showing day, date, and outdoor temps

    7. A nonslip, super-cushiony Skip Hop baby bath kneeler pad because, unless you're getting in the tub, new dads are going to be praying (you're basically already in that position) for some much-needed support for their patellas from the unforgiving bathroom floor.

    A dual image of a blue whale kneeler hanging from the shower next to a model kneeling on the whale while tending to a child in the tub

    8. A canvas and twill Hedley & Bennet Big Apron that's both longer and wider in full-body coverage to help new dads with all that BBQ grilling, workbench drilling, and, most importantly, to avoid all that messy kid spilling.

    Char colored apron with pocket

    9. A 220-piece Plus Plus Boks Windmill desk set to decorate dad's workspace with a toy that's just as much fun for adults to play with as it is for the kids. Added bonus: they hurt a lot less to step on than Legos!

    Split image of white square box with colofrul plastic puzzle pieces

    10. A pair of Hari Mari Adobe Waxed Chocolate boots with soft-squeeze memory foam footbeds and high-density arch support so new dads can stay comfortable while on their feet all day without sacrificing any style (which is one of the first things to go).

    Two brown lace-up chukka boots with blue soles

    11. A pair of durable (but breathable) stretched, woven-canvas Western Rise AT slim pants which are totally dad-core (water and stain-resistant) but still look and feel nothing like ill-fitting khakis.

    Split image of blue-gray pants showing the cut as well as the back pocket zipper

    12. A Sudski silicone shower drink holder, because a new dad needs to learn how to multitask and beer o'clock now takes place during the only time pops won't be interrupted (probably, maybe).

    Model's hand grabbing beer can from black shower drink caddy

    13. A Líllébaby Serenity Airflow baby carrier to alleviate dad's soon-to-be-aching back while keeping their hands free. Use the backpack configuration and pretend you're Master Blaster from Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.

    Split image of a parent wearing the green baby carrier with the child held from the front and the back respectively

    14. A rechargeable, portable, lightweight Flyby deep tissue massage gun for combating all the impending body soreness one gets from lifting and carrying a small human that's constantly gaining weight.

    Black massage gun with neon green light and six attachments

    15. A Leatherman Free P4 that uses magnets to safely lock in all of its 21 tools when in use. Plus it comes with a hip belt sheath (it's OK, you're a dad now, wear it with pride) so it's ready to be deployed at all times.

    16. A lightweight, compact Wise Owl Outfitters hammock (with nearly 30,000 reviews on Amazon) made from heavy-duty but super-soft parachute nylon with straps for mounting between two trees so pops can go for a swing or take an outdoor snooze.

    Split image of model relaxing in blue hammock and model reading a book in said hammock

    17. A stain- and sweat-resistant Carhartt short-sleeve cotton T-shirt to start building that dad wardrobe. And yes, the dad in your life will totally find some functional use for that front pocket. Bonus points for the tagless neck!

    Triptych image of model wearing the same T-shirt in blue, green, and orange

    18. A Tushy Classic 3.0 bidet seat, because if a father's home is indeed their castle then they should certainly have a throne that leaves their bums extra clean. Plus, every new dad could potentially use one less pain in the ass!

    White bidet seat with wooden knob mounted on toilet

    19. A Gravity classic cooling weighted blanket to reduce stress and anxiety (relatable for any new dad) and improve sleep quality (two words that new dads rarely use together). The moisture-wicking fabric is super breathable for hot sleepers so no need to worry about the night sweats!

    Model "sleeping" in bed under blue Gravity blanket

    20. A pair of Public Rec Every Day Joggers that new dads can think of as their "dress-up sweats." Perfect for developing dad-reflexes while endlessly chasing after crawling/toddling individuals with absolutely no regard for their own safety. Dad + Cardio = Dadio!

    Triptych image of a model wearing charcoal gray joggers

    21. A pair of L.L. Bean "Wicked Good" moccasins with a shearling lining that feels like a warm (and also moisture-wicking) hug each and every time you slip on them on. And that durable outsole means there won't be any slipping in these slippers.

    A side and bottom view of light brown LL Bean moccasins

    22. A scale replica Playmobil Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus for dads who love classic Vee-Dubs and who will soon long for those days of road-tripping that didn't involve multiple restroom stoppages or tiny backseat drivers constantly inquiring, "Are we there yet?"

    23. A quiet but effective, remote-controlled Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac that'll give new dads a much-needed helping robotic hand while attempting to keep some semblance of cleanliness around the home.

    Round black robo vacuum

    24. A one-of-a-kind wallet made from old baseball gloves so dads can relive their little league glory days every time they open it up to pay for whatever sport, club, or activity their kid is currently into.

    25. A motivational time marker water bottle to encourage dear new dad to keep chugging and stay hydrated during the grueling sleep-deprived days ahead.

    Water bottles with times of day and motivational messages on them

    26. A reusable hold and cold therapy pack filled with jasmine rice which can be heated up in the microwave or chilled in the freezer. Helps with sore backs (take note new dads), headaches, earaches, acne, bruises, or just relaxing (which won't be happening anytime soon).

    A therapy pack in a light green stripe patterned cover

    27. A pair of noise-canceling Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro True wireless earbuds so dads can get a little added peace and quiet while listening to tunes or taking calls for seven hours on a single charge (with up to three re-charges from charging case).

    Split image of blue earbuds inside of charging case and out

    28. An Everlane Uniform denim jacket that's fashionable year-round (literally will never go out of style) and comes with a 365-day guarantee. So if there's a hole, fading, or shrinkage (not that kind) you can make a return for a brand new one.

    Split image of the front of a black denim jacket and the back worn by a model

    29. A super soft and elegantly designed "Papa" T-shirt to let them know exactly who you are: the pater familias. But, you know, in much fewer syllables that are much easier for your very, very smol child to say.

    A heather blue t-shirt with a white square and the two sets of the letters PA stacked on top of each other

    30. A pair of comfy, durable, and downright patriotic Stance Captain America socks that might not have the same lifespan as Steve Rogers but will survive the impending Infinity War that is new fatherhood.

    Split image of blue Captain America socks

    31. A pair of retro-inspired New Balance 720s sneakers, because now that you're a dad it doesn't mean you have to wear those NB sneaks. You know the ones! But don't worry, in time these too shall be called "dad sneakers."

    A white and light gray sneaker with maroon and navy accents and logo

    32. A polished, aluminum Bialetti Moka coffee brewer so new, sleep-deprived papas can get that super strong cup of percolated perfection to start their day (or get them through the night).

    A metal Bialetti coffee brewer sitting on a stovetop burner

    33. A print of iconic cars (and trucks) from nearly any film or TV series like the Pursuit Special from Mad Max and The Porkchop Express from Big Trouble In Little China.

    34. A pair of UV-resistant, quick-dry, wicking Bonobos Anywhere Shorts to wear, well, anywhere really. Dad's often only own one pair of shorts and if that's going to be the case these are the ones they should own.

    Triptych image of a model front and back of model wearing blue shorts that hit at mid-thigh and a close up of the elastic waist band and tie

    35. A slim but durable Anker portable charger power bank for making sure a new and very forgetful dad's Galaxy or iPhone doesn't run out of juice at the absolute worst time (like during a meltdown that only a YouTbue Kids video can cure).

    Model holding black charger battery pack in hand

    36. A Philips Norelco BT9000 Prestige beard and hair trimmer so new dads can look a little less disheveled in those first few months and beyond! It's also waterproof so you can save some time by shaving in the shower.

    Silver and black electric razor with black shaving head and case

    37. A Fujifilm Instax Mini instant camera bundle that'll instantly print full-color photos to send to those family members who don't do digital. Honestly, what new dad has the time to order actual printed photos of their newborns?

    White camera with complete package of film, batteries and bag

    These might be some of the best Father's Day gifts out there for new dads...that is until the kids are old enough to ask you this (punches thigh thinking that will somehow hold back the tears welling in both eyeballs).

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