Does the stay-at-home dad in your life need a pick-me-up? Perhaps a holiday is coming, and you must find the perfect gift.
We’ve worked hard to find the best gifts for stay-at-home dads and compiled a list for you to choose from, no matter the occasion. Our treasure trove of findings includes everything from funny t-shirts to practical items like mugs, reading lights, and organizers.
Keep reading to explore the best gifts you can give the stay-at-home dad for Christmas, a birthday, or just to remind him how important he is to the family.
Everyone knows that being organized is a struggle. For those stay-at-home parents, keeping track of life’s most essential items can be even more challenging. This solid ash phone docking station and organizer eliminates the stress of finding car keys, cell phones, loose change, and more. This handy, dandy phone docking station is offered in three beautiful finishes to complement any home decor.
Nothing beats hands-free devices for those stay-at-home dads with a lot on their plates. Make his life easier with this rechargeable LED neck reading light. It fits comfortably around the wearer’s neck, allowing them to read wherever, whenever, without needing an outlet or table. It’s perfect for the father figure who enjoys quiet early mornings or shadowy late nights to carve out a little literature time. Recharging is easy using the included type-c cable to enjoy up to 80 hours of light, and the one-year guarantee provides peace of mind.
Do you know a stay-at-home dad who loves his morning cup of Joe (or tea)? This clever and practical coffee mug is an excellent choice to gift to any house dad while reminding him of his irreplaceability. It features a cute “nutrition label,” listing his skills and their daily value. It’s a great way to show off you understand what he does, day in and day out. Already packaged in a gift box, this mug is UV-protected, FDA-compliant, and microwave and dishwasher-safe.
This funny shirt is a fabulous option for the stay-at-home dad in your life. The bold screenprint message highlights his essential job as a stay-at-home dad while poking fun at those who must deal with the daily grind. He will love this clever reminder of his influence on the kids. This lightweight shirt comes in nine colors and sizes ranging from small to 3XL because Dads come in all shapes and sizes.
Is the stay-at-home dad in your life head and shoulders above the rest? Do the kids think he is “sparkle-tasticly” fun? This cute ornament is a unique gift that might be just the thing. The white metal ornament depicts “normal” stay-at-home dads as b-o-o-o-oring, but your stay-at-home dad? No way! He’s a fabulous, colorful, dancing rainbow unicorn of a stay-at-home dad. Not only is this good for a Christmas tree, but it could be displayed year-round. This gift is sure to get a laugh, at the very least!
You can’t help but hum the tune when you see this blast from the past reference emblazoned on this white, high-quality ceramic mug. It shows off your loved one’s role at home while acknowledging the relationship dynamic. You’re not going to find many gifts more practical than a mug! The unique design, featured on both sides, will hold up through years of use. This serviceable mug is dishwasher and microwave-safe.
This fantastic gift idea is a humorous shirt your loved one will get a kick out of wearing. The high-quality, lightweight tee features a contrasting white screenprint on the front, guaranteed to get conversations going. This clever euphemism for a stay-at-home dad’s job is a fun way to celebrate his role. Available in sizes from small – to 3x-large and five colors, there is a shirt to suit almost any size and wardrobe style.
This cast iron pot, pan, or griddle cleaner is a handy accessory for any house dad! A super heavy-duty cleaning brush, it’s made with a replaceable chainmail scrubbing surface and a food-grade silicone handle. To clean cookware, simply use a small amount of warm water, scrub, and dry. It’s that easy to use! Also, use it to clean baking sheets, cast iron skillets or grills, woks, Dutch ovens, pie pans, frying pans, tortilla presses, stainless steel sinks, pizza stones, carbon steel pans, and much more. Any stay-at-home dad will be thrilled to add this to the kitchen.
All dads need a little help occasionally, and this handy-dandy guide is chock full of tips and tricks from over 50 other stay-at-home fathers. Topics in the manual include cooking, cleaning, relationships, and mental health to give a little push when Dad needs it. This book might be the best go-to of all our gifts for stay-at-home dads, and the 4.7-star customer rating agrees!
Even if the man you know isn’t an avid camper or outdoorsman, this is still one of the best gifts for stay-at-home dads. The 11-ounce mug is crafted from stainless steel with a white enamel coating and sports a blue and grey design, perfect for use over a campfire, portable camping stove, or at home in the kitchen. It keeps hot drinks warm or cold drinks cool. Shipped in a gift box, this mug is a gift that any stay-at-home dad will proudly show off.
Baby shower? Expectant parents? Individually cut and sewn, this 18×18 throw pillow is one of the most perfect gifts for stay-at-home dads-to-be. The front of the pillow sports colorful writing and a fun progress bar showing how far along this “dad” is in the process. It’s a cute gift to give the dad who hasn’t quite taken on his “stay at home” role but is looking forward to it.
You won’t find a cuter t-shirt for the stay-at-home dad with a good sense of humor and more than a bit of experience with babies. A surefire conversation starter, the tee comes in ten sizes from small-3x-large and a ten-color selection. If there is no diaper too great, this shirt is a must-buy.
Gather the little ones and do a toddler-age scavenger hunt with the help of these 20 double-sided cards. Dad and little tots can search the home for pre-placed items using these cards, helping toddlers learn new words and encouraging reasoning skills. Rated an average of 4.7 stars from over 9,000 ratings, you can’t go wrong if you’re looking for the perfect gifts for stay-at-home dads.
Favorite snacks are one of the best gifts for stay at home dads. You select six of his favorite snacks for this personalized gift, ranging from nuts or dried fruits to chocolates. This secret stash provides a much-needed respite during a busy day or when he wants a little self-indulgence.
This daddy-ized custom rocks glass is a clever way for him to appreciate his role in the home while relaxing at the end of the day. While this gift might not be for every day or every dad, it perfectly suits some stay-at-home dads!
Does the Dad in your life carry a vast collection of items in his pockets, then dumps it all on his nightstand at the end of the day? This handy artificial leather tray keeps those items in one spot. It’s the perfect place to toss keys, receipts, a phone, or anything that often gets misplaced. The tray measures 9.6×8.2×1.6” and is easily stored in a drawer or on top of the dresser.
Rather than have a rose bouquet delivered, why not send a beef jerky bouquet to your favorite stay-at-home dad’s door? The flowers and stems are entirely edible. Select from an eight-count bouquet or spring for a full dozen in three flavors. If you can’t decide, send a mixed bouquet. You can splurge for an additional meaty message and send a jerky card with your delivery to show how much you appreciate all he does.
If the stay-at-home dad in your life is always on the go with the kids, this travel mug is the perfect gift. The stainless steel 20-ounce tumbler is well insulated, keeping drinks hot for up to three hours and cold drinks cold for up to nine hours. This lidded mug is the best gift if you know a stay-at-home dad who is the man, the myth, and the legend.
The couch cup is a handy gift for the stay-at-home dad, especially those with tiny tots. Made from silicone, the holder features anti-slip grips and weighted bars for a secure fit over the arm of the couch or chair. Big enough to hold a cup, can, or coffee mug up to three and a half inches in diameter, there is plenty of space for the remote and small snacks. It makes it far easier to enjoy relaxation when little ones are napping with everything they need in arm’s reach.
Need a unique, thoughtful, and incredibly useful gift? Newborn babies love being close, and this shirt introduces new fathers to “babywearing.” Babies up to 15 pounds slip right into the front pouch, leaving the stay-at-home dad to continue working while providing warmth and snuggles. The polyester, rayon, and spandex mix shirt is available in sizes from small – to 2x-large, with five colors to choose from.
Not every gift for the stay at home dad needs to center around his daily dad duties. This 9-foot indoor putting green is perfect for the golf-loving father. To improve his game, helpful squaring and alignment guides at 3, 5, and 7 promote consistency while the automatic ball return rolls the golf balls neatly back to the front of the green. Measuring 9’x16.25”, the green is easy to install and stores away when not used.
Being a stay at home dad can be sweaty work! This 3-speed fan delivers cooling air along the neckline, providing two to six hours of sweet relief from heat. The adjustable angle fits almost any neck size and recharges quickly via the included USB cable. It’s great for exercising on hot summer days, adventures to the zoo or playground, on a picnic, or for prolonged yard work. Rated an average of 4.3 stars by users, this neck fan will surely be a hit!
Pregnancy isn’t all about moms! Every new dad is proud to announce his elevated status, but he’s also uncertain about what’s to come. This Dad Box covers all the bases for that stay-at-home dad-to-be. The kit includes a keychain, a onesie that any new Dad will love, Dad socks, a new dad handbook chock full of tips, and a book to share with your new little one.
We all know the bathroom should be a time of peace and quiet and sometimes a place to take a much-needed break. You can’t beat this toilet timer for the stay-at-home dad with a sense of humor! It’s an inventive way to tease the dad in your life about just how long he’s been in the bathroom. It features an hourglass-style 5-minute timer and is sure to become a conversation starter. The timer beats, yelling, “Hurry up!” while pounding on the bathroom door.
Is the stay at home dad you know a baseball lover? This handmade, beautifully constructed wooden display celebrates the role of the stay-at-home dad in your life and the kids he watches daily. The fully customizable home plate display with crossed ball bats holds up to eight baseballs engraved with children’s names. Need a custom message? The bottom of the display has room for notes such as “Happy Father’s Day” or “Dad’s Favorite Team.”
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