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Bookmark these first Father’s Day gift ideas for 2024

Emma Harpham, Editor  |  4 Mar 2024

First Father’s Day gift ideas for new dads (and dads-to-be)

Becoming a dad can be such an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience. The wait for the chance to celebrate Father’s Day for the first time in this new role can make it all feel like a bit of a big deal – and rightly so!

We’ve collected a shortlist list of our favourite first Father’s Day gift ideas for both fathers-to-be and new dads this year – so you don’t have to.

From personalised gifts to hampers and experiences, there’s something for everyone. Oh, and they’re all pretty affordable, too.

When is Father’s Day 2024?

This year in the UK, it’s on Sunday 16th June 2024. But whether you’re looking for Father’s Day gift for your partner, or more personalised gifts for daddy from baby, it doesn’t have to be challenging to find thoughtful first Father’s Day gifts last minute.

Our top 3 gifts for dads to be

Dad To Be Sleepsuit, £29.99

Available from Stork Mail

When it comes to personalised gifts for daddy from baby, Stork Mail hits the spot with their offering of gift boxes for dads-to-be.

This one comes with a personalised scroll, soft organic printed bag, and a perfectly folded sleepsuit in lovely neutral grey tones – and there’s also the option to include your baby’s scan photo, too.

Why we love it: gift-from-the-bump uniqueness


The Expectant Dad’s Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know, £14.99
Available from Waterstones

An accessible, practical guide for the father-to-be, this book gives supportive insights into pregnancy, the birth and what to expect during the first 6 weeks from a man who has been through it all, multiple times – backed with expert advice from male midwives and obstetricians.

Why we love it: a blend of humour and genuine advice he’ll actually want to read


Zita West Vitamen supplement, £22

Buy now from Zita West

Vitamen is a daily capsule formulated to ensure men are getting a combination of 12 essential vitamins and minerals.

Taking a good quality multivitamin not only helps with pre-conceptual health when you’re trying to conceive but also supports his energy levels and ensures support for his all-around health.

Because when the time comes, he’ll need all the energy he can get!

Why we love it: easy-to-remember wellness boosting for him

Our top 3 first Father’s Day gift ideas for new dads

First Father’s Day Personalised Children’s Book, £23 

Available online at Letterfest

This sweet book lets you gift a story written on behalf of the baby, thanking dad for all the wonderful things he does – from how he makes the baby laugh, to places they visit, to going to sleep.

Suitable for either single children or twins, this personalised gift for daddy from baby lets you make the story completely unique to your family.

Why we love it: personalisable cuteness to keep for a long time

first father's day gift ideas book letterfest

Daddy Mug, £23
Available from Emma Bridgewater

This high-quality earthenware pottery polka dot mug will make Father’s Day any day of the year. Emma Bridgewater’s gorgeous designs look lovely in your home, too.

Why we love it: ½ pint mug for his much-needed morning fuel


Men’s Pamper Hamper, £30
Available from GoOrganic

Being a new dad can be exhausting. Filled with handmade, ethically sourced products, this Pamper Hamper lets him make time for a little self-care, and recreate a relaxing spa experience at home.

Also, if he loves a sweet treat, this hamper also contains a Josh’s chocolate bar plus your choice of tea, for a little extra pick me up.

Why we love it: environmentally friendly wellness products plus recyclable packaging

Father’s Day experiences for new dads

Finally, when it comes to first Father’s Day gift ideas, sometimes arranging an experience for him, or one that you can share all together as a family, can perhaps feel the most meaningful.

Arranging a dad and baby photoshoot (£19.50) not only lets you have a unique day out together as a family but will also leave you with beautiful memories of this very special time.

Or, if he’d prefer a little escape, a comedy night for two (£25) is a great way to spend some time together whilst getting you out of the house for the evening.

At The Ribbon Box, we’re here to support you through the highs and lows of pregnancy and parenthood.

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