What Makes a Great New Dad Diaper Kit?

Celebrating fatherhood with a new dad diaper kit is a great way to show him you care. Shop with care however, not all kits are made the same! So what makes a great diaper kit for the new dad in your life?

1. High quality diaper bag

Make sure there’s an actual bag, and not just a tupperware container! Diaper bags should have a sling for easy carrying (or at least a strong handle), lots of storage, built tough, and look masculine. Having storage with zipper closures are a definite bonus. Look for bags that are neutral or darker in colors. Rugged nylon construction will ensure the bag won’t come apart at the seams, even though he might feel like it!

2. Useful accessories

When the poop hits the fan, he’ll be grateful there’s wipes and towels. Diapers can be found in some kits, though may want to customize with your favorite brand or type. It might seem counter-intuitive, but look for kits that put the parent first. Asprin, ear plugs, snacks and drink mix… these all will help dad stay focused. The best kits include a little something for baby, too! Pacifiers are a popular addition.

3. Entertaining distractions

There’s a kit for every man! Look for themed kits tailered to your particular new dad. Humorous and/or thoughtful books might be included, along with something fun for both the dad and baby. Some have electronic handheld games, some have golf-related fun stuff, and you might even find one or two with a flask!

Find a selection of new dad kits at DadGifts.com!

Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Discount Deals

It’s time to shop! This Friday through Monday you can get more bang for your holiday buck with DadGifts.com’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday coupon codes. Please apply them to the coupon field during checkout.

These codes unlock discounts based on what’s in your basket. The more you spend, the more you save:

  • $150+ use BFSALE30 for $30 off
  • $100+ use BFSALE20 for $20 off
  • $50+ use BFSALE10 for $10 off

These coupon codes start 11/23 9pm (PT) and evaporate 11/27 11:59pm (PT). Popular items can sell out quickly so act fast. Limited to stock on hand.

Find the perfect gift for the Dad in your life today!

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: The Tool User


We get it, the Dad in your life is a hard guy to shop for. He’s been around for a long time and maybe he has skills that reflect a life which revolves around his hands. With that in mind, here’s some holiday gift ideas for the Dad who always has your back.

Toolshed Journal


There’s an interesting back-story surrounding the illustrations in this journal. Click through to read all about it!

Hand Crank Radio


The tool user loves utility, and this radio has utility in spades.

Pizza Cutter


One of our best sellers, often difficult to find during the holiday season. Act fast!

Lewis Ice Bag and Hammer


Destroying ice with a wooden hammer, then using that ice in a cocktail? Sounds like a win-win!

Bicycle tire repair kit


This deceptively heavy, compact kit is chock full of incredibly useful tools and repair materials while biking on or off the road.

See many more great gift ideas on our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide!

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: New Dad Survival Kits


Being a new father is a bewildering experience, even for those who have been there before. Help the Dad in your life have an easier time with these awesome kits! Each kit is assembled by us here in Portland, Oregon. All kits include a card, a New Dad checklist, and a personal message can be added.

New Dad Survival Kit – The Classic

The kit that started it all! We’ve included some important (but often overlooked!) items a new dad needs when he and baby leaves the house.

New Dad Survival Kit – The Gamer

When a new Player 2 comes around, the Gamer Dad will love the retro feel of this kit!

Diaper Kit for Dads

Featuring the essentials a new Dad needs to care for his mini-me, and then some!

See many more great gift ideas on our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide!

Kids Corner – Snow Plow Trains

In the parts of the world that get regular, heavy snowfall, railroads must keep the tracks clear and operating. Moving lots of heavy snow takes heavy duty equipment. To get the job done a railroad company will use a snow plow train. There are two different kinds of plows used on snow trains:

  • Wedge Plow
  • Rotary Plow

Wedge Plows

Operating at speeds up to 50mph wedge plows require a very experienced crew. Everyone must be on high alert as derailments are a real and constant threat. If there’s unfamiliarity of the track, or if someone doesn’t spot an obstacle, it could be game over. Early wedges had the plow made partially from wood, with the blade and ‘tongue’ reinforced using steel. This had an added benefit of keeping the plow from lifting while working through heavy drifts.


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As the trains evolved, the entire plow became constructed from metal. Fun fact: no wedge train is self-powered; they are all pushed by locomotives. This wedge is living out its retirement at a train museum.


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Still in use by railroads today, the wedge plow is a less expensive way for them to clear tracks of light to moderate/heavy snow.


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Hey kids! Do you think this a real snow plow train… or not?


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Rotary Plows

Working at low operational speeds, and powered with massive engines, rotary plows are the big guns railroads will use to tackle levels of snow that would stop a wedge plow. Invented in the mid-1880’s the first rotaries had dual discs arraigned horizontally . The large, single disc was an improvement on that design towards the end of the 19th century.

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Even though they look like they can move on their own, like the wedge plow the rotary plows require a locomotive to move around.

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Modern rotary plows are compact, powerful, and efficient despite the plow design has been largely unchanged from the late 1880s. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” holds true!

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The standard locomotive in this video demonstrates why railroads use snow plow trains whenever possible. The train engineers would probably appreciate a wedge plow making a first pass!

Free Shipping and Discounts This Father’s Day!


Father’s Day is just around the corner: get the Dad in your life a great gift this year at DadGifts.com! Whether he’s a new dad, on the road, or grilling up a storm, we’ve got the gift that’s going to make him smile.

New for 2017 is our Father’s Day Gift Guide where you can find FREE SHIPPING! Many items are also discounted. Please note that June 13 is the last day to place your order for Father’s Day delivery with USPS Priority.

Need help finding the perfect gift? Try our Gift Selector app.

Happy Father’s Day!

Perfect Father’s Day Gifts for the Dad in your Life: BBQ Sauce DIY Kit + Grilling Tools


Give the Dad in your life the gift to show off his creative side with this make your own BBQ sauce kit! Featuring artisanal ingredients, this kit has what it takes to make a variety of custom flavor profiles. Three storage bottles and blank labels are included.



Once his custom BBQ sauce is ready, he’ll want to put it to use ASAP! With a new set of grill tools he can leave worries behind and focus on the best part: the BBQ! These tools are made from high quality wood and steel and includes a custom-fit storage case.

Cyber Monday Savings

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Get ready to shop! Now through Monday you’ll get more gifts for the Dad in your life for less dollars with DadGifts.com’s Cyber Monday coupon codes!

These codes unlock discounts based on what’s in your basket. The more you spend, the more you save:

  • $150+ use BFSAVE30 for $30 off
  • $100+ use BFCSAVE20 for $20 off
  • $50+ use BFCSAVE10 for $10 off

These coupons vanish at midnight Nov. 28th. Limited to stock on hand.

Black Friday + Cyber Monday Savings

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Get ready to shop! This Friday through Monday you’ll get more gifts for the Dad in your life for less dollars with DadGifts.com’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday coupon codes!

These codes unlock discounts based on what’s in your basket. The more you spend, the more you save:

  • $150+ use BFSAVE30 for $30 off
  • $100+ use BFCSAVE20 for $20 off
  • $50+ use BFCSAVE10 for $10 off

These coupons vanish at midnight Nov. 28th. Limited to stock on hand.

Incredible Pumpkin Carving Inspiration

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Halloween brings a special set of memories, fueled by the cool crisp air, changing colors in the trees, and the magical gleam the kids get in their eyes because CANDY! Plus nothing beats gathering at the dinner table and carving out a pumpkin. If you’re stuck in a carving rut, get inspired with these great ideas. At the end of the list there’s a couple links to some actual professional pumpkin carvers, and even some free designs to print out!


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Breaking Bad’s Walter White/Heisenberg.


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Full size Thing from Fantastic Four.


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You Shall Not Pass!


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The worst pirate that you’ve heard of… but you have heard of him.


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Mystery Science Theater 3000.


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Cheshire cat?


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Minion!


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Abed from Community.


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Tinkerbell!


Be sure to check out the jaw-dropping carving skills from these amazing companies:

For some free templates, be sure to visit Carving Pumpkins!