So your friend/brother/co-worker/life partner recently became a father, and you’re trying to figure out what to buy him this holiday season. First of all, congrats — especially if you’re the person who actually birthed the baby in question. And second, don’t despair. While traditional baby gear is often hideous (and aimed at women), there are plenty of gifts you can give a new dad that will acknowledge both his change in status and his impeccable taste. Read on for our list, including an eye-catching coffee pot, the best affordable dadcore sneakers, and a sweatshirt that will look good even when it’s covered in spit-up.
A Cool Diaper Bag
Made from nylon (so you can wipe it down!) and roomy enough for everything from diapers to swaddling blankets, this backpack folds up into a tiny square.
A Warm Jacket
A Sleek Baby Carrier
A Cool Hat
He can pop this on when there’s no time to shower.
A Nice Coffee Pot
Here’s a gift that benefits both of you. Bonus points if you give it with a bag of fancy coffee beans.
These are Hypebeast-y enough that he’ll look stylish even when he’s too tired for real pants.
An Equally Cool Sweatshirt
Sunglasses to Hide Tired Eyes
An Easy Dinner Option
Because he’s too tired to cook and you can’t subsist off of takeout forever.
They might not be Balenciaga but they have the same ugly cool appeal.
A Discreet Notebook
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