5 Holiday Gifts for the New Dad

Julie Ryan Evans

Diaper Dude BagA baby changes everything, so what to get a guy whose whole world has now shifted because of his new son or daughter?

While he may still need a tie or two, fatherhood brings with it some new needs and a special set of challenges that lend themselves to a whole new world of gifts he may have never needed in the past.

Here are five great holiday gifts for the new dad on your list:

Diaper Dude Diaper Bag $59.99 from Babiesrus.com

For the times when he's the one slinging the diapers, and the wipes, and the bottles ... he can have his own bag. This one (pictured above) with skull and cross bones is tough.

Noise Cancelling Headphones

Noise Cancelling Headphones $299.95 by Bose

For those times when it's dad's turn to relax, these headphones can give him a bit of quiet. They're also great for airplanes, if he travels a lot. And bonus -- mom can borrow them when it's her turn to relax.

Digital Picture Frame

Digital Picture Frame $49.99 from Target

Perfect for the dad who works a desk job. You can load it with picture of his new little prince or princess so he can look at them even when he's away.

New Dad T-shirt

New Dad T-shirt $25.85 from Zazzle

For the guy with a sense of humor, this t-shirt will garner him some sympathetic chuckles when he wears it.

Be Prepared

Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads $10.80 from Barnesandnoble.com

Men don't always like to ask for help, but this practical and humorous book provides lots of good information to help new dads with everything from changing a diaper at a sports stadium to making an emergency diaper with the assistance of duct tape.

What are you planning to buy for the new dad in your life?

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