Cheap and Cheerful Father’s Day Gift Ideas for a New Dad

Father’s Day 2014 will be a monumental day for all new dads as it will be the first opportunity for them to get a card and gift from their little one, showing them how much they’re loved and how much you both appreciate him.
It’s of course not about how much you spend or where you get the gift from that matters – therefore I've put together a list of some lovely things you can get the first-time dad for his first father’s day that won’t break the bank but that will definitely put a smile on his face.
-A photo mug with matching coaster
You can make your own mug at My Photo Gifts and other great photo sites that enable you to upload your very own photo and put them onto a mug. You could even add a message too from the two of you. You could opt for a photo just of the little one, or one of dad’s favourite picture of them together, or even one of the ultrasound. The possibilities are endless! You could also make him a matching coaster to keep your coffee table safe, too.
-A special personalised wall print
Why not give dad something to brighten up the walls for father’s day? You could purchase a special wall print or even make your own if you’re watching the pennies a little more. You could frame a picture of baby’s feet or hands and write their date of birth on it, along with the date of dad’s first father’s day. You can buy baby printing kits quite cheaply too, and then all you need is a nice frame which you can even pick up from pound shops!
-A personalised baby grow for the little one
Let baby tell daddy (sort of!) how much they love them all by themselves? Let their baby grow do the talking with thispersonalised ‘I love daddy’ baby grow. You can even add a name onto it for extra personalisation which is really sweet. You can take some photos of them together whilst baby wears it which will be lovely. It also gives dad something really special to keep forever, too. At £6, it’s a fab price as well. You could even get them a matching piece of clothing, like a matching or coordinating top which would be really sweet!
-‘Dad and me’ themed books for bed time
If dad loves nothing more than tucking baby in at night and reading them a bed time story, a special book that’s just for the two of them would be a really sweet idea. There are lots of different ones available, some that you can personalise and some that are all ready to go. This one titled ‘Daddy is my Hero’ is a great choice and is a nice price too. There are lots more on that website which would fit gifts from a baby boy or girl, as well.

- Daddy Dinky Frame by Spaceform
This gorgeous glass Spaceform dinky frame from Born Gifted makes the perfect gift for any daddy this Father’s Day. Just add a passport-sized photo of daddy’s little girl or boy and they can proudly display this in the office or home.  Presented in a stylish Spaceform box.  Price £12.99 with Free Delivery. Available to buy at Born Gifted

Whatever you choose for Dad - Have a wonderful Fathers Day! x



  1. I still haven't got Nathan anything! Eek. We got him a photo mug last year, so I might put a bet on England to win the World Cup or something daft like that this year :)

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  2. I think personalised presents are great for a first Fathers Day. Lovely list of ideas! x

  3. Great list Alex! We have a special gift for daddy on the way ;) and I'm surprised they have kept the cards they made a secret too x