10 Thoughtful and Practical Gifts for First-Time Dads

When a new baby has just arrived or is on the way, new fathers can be overlooked in the frenetic excitement. But, just like new moms, new dads face their fair share of sleepless nights and diaper duty shifts. So sometimes, they need to pick me up a little to get their days going. Why not celebrate your favorite new daddy with a curated gift box designed just for him?

The preparation, patience, dedication and love that babies need to thrive is a family affair. New dads and dads-to-be will welcome a gentle reminder that self-care = survival! Whether you want to send a new parent “survival kit” or a box that indulges his favorite hobby, Cratejoy is stocked with curated boxes and subscription services that are perfect for new dads.

First-Time Dad Gifts They’ll Love

Take for instance the Daddy and Me Gift Set which yells adorable. Daddy and Me is a unique monthly subscription box that is designed to help Dad and baby live in style. Each box is filled with soft and snuggly 'I heart Daddy' onesies or colorfully illustrated children's books, creating special moments for baby and dad to bond and create lasting memories together. The soft and snuggly 'I heart Daddy' onesies are not only adorable but also provide a cozy and comfortable outfit for the little one, perfect for cuddling up with dad. The onesies are made with high-quality materials, ensuring that they are gentle on the baby's delicate skin.

If you don’t want to go the fashion route, gift him The Rad Dad Box Subscription kit. It’s a unique and thoughtful subscription box that serves as a welcoming starter kit into the world of fatherhood. This small business behind it takes pride in curating high-quality baby toys and small-batch self-care goodies to support and celebrate first-time dads on their journey into fatherhood.

There you have it, what are you getting him? Becoming a father for the first time is a momentous occasion that deserves to be celebrated!


Daddy and Me Gift Set

From €72.61 per box
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Daddy and Me is a monthly subscription box that’s designed to evolve and change as your little one grows. Soft and snuggly ‘I heart Daddy’ onesies or colorfully illustrated children’s books — it’s all about baby and Daddy bonding!

Shipping: Your first box ships 2 days after purchase. Ships worldwide from Greece.

“100% recommend this box for any parent whether a new father or a new addition! You often see so many subscriptions for mothers but not much for fathers! This idea is perfect and I’m so glad we found them! A perfect gift to make a father feel just as important! 10/10 x” — Kayleigh M.


The Rad Dad Box - The Essentials

From $27.99 per box
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Like a starter kit welcoming you into the world of fatherhood, The Rad Dad Box is filled with first time dad essentials. It’s a small business that prides itself on high-quality baby toys and small batch self-care goodies.

Shipping: Ships Between the 25th and 28th of the month, except for Father's Day and Christmas, which ships earlier.

“This truly a wonderful gift for a new Dad! A great way to encourage special father/baby moments of bonding.” -Sharmin Q.


Sibling Box (mixed age books for 0-8 yrs)

From $30.00 per box
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Since reading is a window to the world, Tiny Humans Read focuses on developing literacy skills from babyhood and beyond. Each curated selection is encourages story telling and creating a lasting love of reading in kids.

Shipping: Box will ship on or around the 18th of the month.

“I received a box for my baby boy and the board books were awesome! Such a good variety and names I had never seen!! I love this, and will absolutely be a continued subscriber!!” -Alena P.


Jerky Snob

From $15.49 per box
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At Jerky Snob, they take dried meats seriously. Beef jerky make for the perfect snack for road trips, while watching Netflix, and even on the way to the gym. Whether they're a dried meat connoisseur or looking for another source of protein, Jerky Snobs curate premium handcrafted jerky from small-batch artisans. Choose between 3 different levels, sending from 2 bags up to a full pound, for a variety of protein-packed tasty products.

Shipping: Following boxes ship the 15-18th of each month.

“My S.O. loved these! I got this for him for his birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed looking forward to a new delivery each month. The jerky was really good, exceptionally fresh! Even his least favorite jerky's, the sugar free ones, were pretty good. They just need some kin of sweetness to balance out the flavor. All in all this was a wonderful experience and will be my first stop for future gifts!” - Donna H.


BBQ of the Month Club

From $70.75 per box
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No need to mess with the slow cooker or grill when the BBQ of the Month Club delivers high-quality ‘re-heat and eat’ meals that are perfect for grill lovers. Simply open the securely packed cooler and enjoy organic meats, seasoned and cooked to perfection.

Shipping: Ships around the 15th of each month.

"Delicious product (bacon) and top notch customer service." - Cherie T.


Craftsman Crate

From $30.77 per box
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If you have any guys in your life who like to spend time doing hands-on creative projects, then they won't be able to get enough of the Craftsman Crate. Every month, this subscription box arrives with new activities—from woodcarving to mosaic-making—and real tools to complete them. There are also clear, easy-to-understand instructions that outline each project’s construction process so everyone from beginners to experienced builders can create the item with ease.

Shipping: Boxes ship around the 12th of each month worldwide from the U.S. and renew monthly on the 15th.

“My 11-year-old son got a subscription to Craftman Crate for Christmas and he really enjoys it. He's been introduced to basket-weaving, leatherworking, glass-etching, globe creation, and more. It was a great gift that was a little outside the box for him.” — K.B.


SnackSack Classic

From $26.91 per box
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Looking for the ultimate snacking subscription? This box delivers between 11 and 13 surprise snacks every month centered around a fun or seasonal theme. There are four snacking plans to fit different lifestyles: classic, vegan, gluten-free, or vegan and gluten-free.

Shipping: Orders are shipped on the 17th or 18th of each month.

“I am enjoying everything that came in my monthly box, there wasn't a bad snack in the entire selection! Also, I love the cute bag to keep my snacks in; it's a really nice touch. I can't wait to see what other delights are in the other months to come.” — Kareema B.


Comma Vintage: Quarterly

From $55.00 per box
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Comma Vintage is on a mission to infuse some retro fashion sense into every OOTD by sending unique and stylish garments from days gone by. Perfect for men who want to add classic vintage pieces into their everyday wardrobe, each quarterly box brings a curated mix of vintage menswear, all handpicked to match one another, along with a one-of-a-kind accessory, like a tie, hat or belt.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. 2-4 weeks after the subscription is ordered

"Such a cool idea and my box turned out better than I could have hoped. Received some very vintage pieces I can't wait to play around with styling. This would make a great gift too." - Zarah D.