This article is part of a 4-part series of baby shower gifts/baby gifts related topics. Read the rest of them here:

So your friend, a soon to be father, is expecting a child and you want to get him something nice. This list will help you select a thoughtful gift for him.

1. Diaper Bags, for Dudes

The perfect gift for Father’s day and Baby Shower!
A diaper bag that dad won’t shy away from! Specially designed for hip dads (and moms!), this cool sack has sporty messenger styling and lots of handy features for on-the-go parents.

Available from $60 at

2. Stroller mounted iPhone Holder

For dads who’ve always got an email to answer or a phone call to take, and a baby to soothe all at the same time. Available at Amazon at $6. BRICA Phone Pod Phone Holder, Gray

3. Bottle Opener

A bottle opener for when you’ve only got 1 free hand. Disclaimer: doesn’t work for Dads with twins.
Available at

4. Mustache Pacifier, just for laughs

Parenting can be a stressful. Lighten up the day with this hilarious looking Moustache Pacfifer.

Moustache Pacifier

Available at

5. Disposable iPad Sleeves

For when the child barfs, pees, poos, drool, spit, slime on your device(s). Also useful around clumsy adults. Unlike the other baby shower gifts, this one won’t get thrown away when dirty or used!
Available for $19.95 at

6. Fatherhood Advice, From the Best Sports Coaches ever

Dad’s Playbook isn’t just for Dads. It is a “must read” for all managers, especially those that manage in a blue-collar environment. All too often it is the lack of “positive coaching” that causes disdain and diminished productivity in our workforce. I am an HR Manager, raised by a father that mentored and motivated me all of my life……I don’t get football (and don’t really care to) but I get Tom Limbert’s message. Tom, I hope that you sell millions of books and that every person that buys or receives Dad’s Playbook, reads it and learns from it. Surely, the world would be a better place.

Not many baby shower gifts can teach you something new. (It’s more like you learn something new in order to use the baby shower gift) This is a gift that will stand out.

Available from Amazon: Dad’s Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches of All Time

7. Funny T-Shirts. Real Men Change Diapers, Proud & Not Afraid to Show It

Available from $20 at

8. Pre-mixed formula milk bottle

This is for the fathers who won’t/can’t/don’t/lazy to bother to learn how much baby formula to use for meal times. Mommy can just prepare this in advance and Daddy can just mix for the baby when they start demanding food. Hooray for useful baby shower gifts!
Available from $17 at

9. Pocket Nanny, a P.A.

Gadgets galore! For the new father who can’t keep track of time (and other things)
Blue-Pocket-Nanny-Baby Shower Gifts
Available from $24.90 at

10. Heavy Duty Diaper Bag

This diaper bag from okkatots is like the Swiss Army Knife of Diaper Bags for dudes. Functional and stylish, it’s a modern man’s diaper bag.
travel-open-detail-slim Baby Shower Gifts
Available at

11. Purpose Built, Bike & Stroller in 1

If price isn’t an issue, this is the perfect for health junkie dads who like cycling and want to keep their baby close too.
Bike And Stroller Baby Shower Gifts
Available from

12. Infant Airplane Seat

Since Airlines see fit to charge babies a fee, but not provide them with seats. When your friend goes on their annual holiday, they’ll thank you for this!
child seat baby shower gifts
Available from Amazon at: Munchkin Travel Booster Seat