10 Father's Day gifts for first-time dads
As Father’s Day coincides in the USA and the UK this year, people all around the globe are wondering what exactly the pitter-patter of little feet will sound like in the halls of Buckingham Palace. For Prince William and other first-time dads, new footsteps are just one of many new changes. To celebrate this momentous milestone, we’ve rounded up 10 presents for the prince in your life:
Grip and gripe: He may be king of the castle, but like it or not – that little royal is going to grab hold of his iPad. You might as well pad it well while you can.
Big Grips Frame for iPad, $34.95, Amazon.com
Back tracks: Whether your tot is driving here or abroad, there’s no wrong side on this road.
Car Play Mat T-Shirt, $22, etsy.com
Matching madras: For the preppy pop, this paternal pairing is perfection.
Father Son Bowtie Set, $48, etsy.com
Keep calm and carry a baby: Encourage those special weekend morning walks with a carrier all his own. Dad and his little one will bond and explore while you get to sleep in for once.
Boba Carrier, $124, Diaperdude.com
'Star Wars' or bust – or both: It’s never too early to start embarrassing your kid. Give the new dad a head start with this ominous "Star Wars" bust, and he’ll be found rasping, “Luke, I am your father” in no time. Force bonus: it breathes heavily when a peripheral is plugged into the device.
Darth Vader USB Hub, $32.99, Overstock.com
Lean in: For times when parenthood is a royal pain, it helps to remain level-headed. These paperweights should be a gentle reminder to do just that … And could you install that safety gate, while you’re at it?
Level Headed Paperweight, $45, Uncommongoods.com
Papa bear: Banging traditional ice cube trays to get a cube can be messy and loud – two things new parents don't need. And this dad likes his kitchen floor like he likes his whiskey – neat. This design is so cool it will accommodate the former, and so clever it may change the latter.
Polar Bear Ice Tray, $20, black-blum.com
Canvas the neighborhood: Just when it seems like everything in the house is covered in farm animals and polka dots, give him something to hold on to. In lieu of a life raft, try this masculine satchel that will fit documents and diapers alike, and may even have enough room for his previous identity.
Canvas Mason Bag, $44, Museumofusefulthings.com
Just in case: He won’t even have to turn it on to show you off. Let him wear his heart on his sleeve with this photo iPhone case.
Personalized IPhone Case, $39.95, TinyPrints.com
Pop pampering: Whether he’s been busy with daycare drop-off duty, middle of the night feedings, or crib assembling 101, he’s likely experiencing some growing pains – both physical and emotional. Address both with a local pampering spa treatment. Find one close to you on
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