This post is from our friends at Fatherly! To get useful parenting tips, visit Fatherly.com.
A lot of guys sort of forget about their dog for a minute when their kid is born. You can’t really blame them, what with the whole miracle of seeing their offspring and all that. But here’s the thing: There comes a point — for some guys it’s a few months out, for others it is after about 36 hours — when he looks at that screaming kid, and he looks at his dog, and he remembers: This dog was here first.
These gifts are for all the guys who have already had that moment and who count their dogs among their kids.
For the Traveling Dog Dad
Filson Duffle Bag
A bomb-proof bag that looks better as it ages, which is exactly what it will do after he stuffs it with dog toys and brings it to the park all summer long.
Wildsam city guides are one part Zagat’s and one part oral history — the perfect companion to any road trip (after the dog, of course).
National Park Themed Outdoor Blankets
Whether he’s bedding down in a car camp or on a couch, these Pendleton wool blankets are perfect cuddle creators for kids, wives and dogs.
The Tech-Savvy Dog Dad
OlloClip 4-in-1 lens
Just because he no longer carries an actual camera doesn’t mean his photos have to suffer. The OlloClip ups the iPhone’s camera game with wide angle, macro and fisheye lenses.
Polaroid Cube POV Camera
A rugged POV camera with a magnetic base, it’s perfect for mounting onto a harness for a dog’s eye view of the world and works great on kids, too (provided they can fit into his dog’s harness).
Rhino Shield iPhone Case
A super-tough phone case that can withstand whatever his dog or toddler throw at it (or throws it at) without looking like it fell off a Transformer.
The Netflix-Watching Dog Dad
Sleepy Jones PJs
Great for the pajama lover, but even better for the guy who doesn’t wear pajamas, because Sleepy Jones are so comfortable, they’ll convert him into a pajama lover.
Because “Lego lover,” “dog owner,” and “father” describes something like a third of all guys in the U.S. today.
The Well-Groomed Dad
Baxter of California Shave 1.2.3 Kit
Because he’s furry, too.
Fulton & Roark Solid Cologne
If he’s spending enough time around his dog, he’ll need this. And, because it’s solid and stored in a tin, he’ll never have to worry about his kid drinking it.
Featured image via @FrankieGoesToWork
More pawesome content from Fatherly:
–Full Fatherly Father’s Day Gift Guide
–A Pro Dog Trainer On Introducing Kids To Dogs (And Dogs To Kids)
–Essential Gear For Hiking With Kids