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8 unforgettable first Father’s Day gifts for proud new dads

Show Dad (or a fatherly figure) what a great job he's doing.
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Becoming a parent is kind of like a rollercoaster ride – one that’s rife with sleepless nights, surprise nappy blowouts, and that uncanny ability to function on a coffee-fuelled haze.

WATCH: Chandler Powell cracks hilarious dad joke with Robert Irwin

From battling sleep deprivation to decoding the secret art of soothing a wailing tiny human, new parents certainly face their share of challenges. Because yes, babies are squishy and adorable, but boy are they hard work.

And while Mother’s Day may be over for the year, Father’s Day brings a golden opportunity to shine a light on rockstar dads (or fatherly figures) who are doing an amazing job raising their little ones.

Whether it’s a sentimental photo frame, or a novelty gift to help turn those challenging (yet remarkable) days into laughter-filled memories – the options are aplenty.

The 8 best first Father’s Day gifts for new dads

Here are our top picks…

Daddy's Girl Book
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Personalised ‘Why I’m Daddy’s Girl/Boy’ first Father’s Day book, $49.95 at hardtofind

Celebrate the special bond between a baby and one of their earliest loves, their daddy, with this beautiful personalised book. Written from the baby’s perspective, it captures all the loving moments, care and protection dad provides.

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Exceptionally Bad Dad Jokes
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Exceptionally Bad Dad Jokes book, $16.34 at Amazon

Is he even a real dad if he’s not spouting an endless stream of lame jokes? This joke book is full of clean, family-friendly jokes your kids will love rolling their eyes at one day. Plus, the first page has a space for you to write a special message.

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Matching Fathers Day Shirts
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Matching Father’s Day shirts, from $24.55 at Etsy

Coordinate in style with matching daddy and baby outfits, both made from 100 per cent cotton. They come in a variety of colours, and you can even add your own text for a personal touch.

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New Dad Hat
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First time father hat, $50.79 at Amazon

This versatile hat makes a thoughtful gift for husbands, sons, brothers and uncles embracing the journey of fatherhood. It’s crafted from pure cotton and has a natural, relaxed fit he’ll love.

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Father's Day Picture Frame
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Father’s Day picture frame, $43.73 at hardtofind

Make his first Father’s Day extra special with a gorgeous handcrafted photo frame. Add a photo and message, and turn it into a heart-warming gift he’ll never forget.

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Personalised New Dad Mug
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Lottie & Liv personalised new dad mug, $44.99 at hardtofind

This cheeky mug will put a smile on his face every time he takes a sip of his morning coffee (because he’ll need it!). 

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Photo Tiles
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Photo tiles, from $19.95 at Bright Star Kids

Create a lovely photo wall or desk display with these premium photo tiles. Simply upload your photo or artwork, choose the quantity and size that suits you, and your order will be printed and shipped in a flash.

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Personalised Hammer
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Personalised hammer, $59 at hardtofind

Laser engraved with the text “If Dad can’t fix it no one can!”, this gorgeous keepsake is sure to be treasured forever. You can personalise it with your chosen term of endearment, such as Dad, Daddy, Grandma, Poppy and more.

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