The First Father’s Day - Father’s Day Gift Ideas for New and Expecting Dads

So he’s entered the Fatherhood club! A Dad’s first Father’s Day is a really special & important milestone. There’s nothing more incredible than bringing a child into the world and all the amazing new Dad’s out there are worth celebrating, because becoming a Dad is a really big deal!

It’s easy to get caught up in the daily scramble of figuring out life with a newborn… nappy changes, lack of sleep, realising you're responsible for a tiny human being, more nappy changes! So with Father’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect moment to let the new & expecting Dad’s know they’re appreciated and are doing an awesome job.

The most thoughtful gift may be as simple as a sleep in, a day off nappy duty and a spot in front of the TV, beer in hand! But here are some tried & tested gift ideas to accompany this relaxing Father’s Day scene…

Because he’s been absolutely nailing the bedtime routine, a new book for Dad & baby to read together before bed would be perfect! You could send him on a trip down memory lane & find some of his favourite books from his childhood. Or you could buy him a book from the ‘Little People, Big Dreams’ biography series, interesting & inspiring reads for kids, but loved by grownups too. And one for Dad to read alone is the hilarious ‘Go The F*** To Sleep’ by Adam Mansbach, a laugh-out-loud reminder that he isn’t the only Dad rocking a baby back to sleep at 3am!

Sharing your favourite places with your children are such special moments & make for the greatest memories, so a trip planned to Dad’s favourite spot will make it a first Father’s Day to remember. Whether it’s a walk on his most treasured beach, a trip to his lucky fishing spot, or a meal at the cafe that serves his favourite eggs bene, this is an awesome way to celebrate and could be the start of a new Father’s Day tradition!

You can never go wrong with breakfast in bed - a classic (& always appreciated) Father’s Day gift for a reason! Cook up some bacon & eggs, pour him a big cup of coffee and deliver it bedside with a card from your little one. This is sure to make Dad feel extra loved!

Does Dad have a favourite sports team? Matching team outfits for him and his baby will put the biggest smile on his dial and make for a cute photo for the family album too!

And of course, we have some perfect gift boxes to show the new or expecting Dad how much he’s loved! Send some appreciation his way with one of our tried & tested Dad-friendly offerings…

Gift Ideas for New & Expecting Fathers

 The Thank You Dad - With chips, peanuts & plenty of delicious chocolate goodies, this is the perfect gift box to thank Dad for all the late nights!


The I Love You Dad - Filled to the brim with popcorn, brownie, cookies & chocolate, we guarantee that Dad will love this delicious combo!


The Craft Beer Lover - Full of savoury snacks & beer, with this sitting next to him he won’t need to get off the couch at all! Because Dad definitely deserves to relax a little, even if only for one day.


The Coffee Lover - These days he needs all the help he can get to rise & shine in the morning, so gift him a caffeine hit! With his new favourite mug, a delicious bag of plunger coffee, and lots of chocolate treats, this will definitely put a much-needed spring in his step.



Every year at Father’s Day, we like to raise money and awareness for The Prostate Cancer Foundation. Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in Kiwi men - almost 4000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in New Zealand yearly, and about 650 die from the disease – the third highest cause of death after lung and bowel cancers. How can you help? Switch to a blue ribbon for $1, we will match this and donate $2 to The Prostate Cancer Foundation to help kiwi men and their families impacted by prostate cancer.

With a fair few babies in the Giftbox Boutique team, we would love to help you celebrate these amazing first time Dad’s! Get in touch for some gifting wisdom & ideas for the perfect first time Father’s Day gifts!