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10 Father's Day gifts for first-time dads

June 10, 2013 at 10:54 AM ET

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Take a look at the prince’s life, from a privileged childhood to an exciting adulthood.

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:

Amazon.com
Amazon.com

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

etsy.com
etsy.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

etsy.com
etsy.com

Matching madras: For the preppy pop, this paternal pairing is perfection.

Father Son Bowtie Set, $48, etsy.com

Diaperdude.com
Diaperdude.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

Overstock.com
Overstock.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

Uncommongoods.com
Uncommongoods.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

black-blum.com
black-blum.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

Museumofusefulthings.com
Museumofusefulthings.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

TinyPrints.com
TinyPrints.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

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Getty Images stock

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

Gift cards starting at $25,spafinder.com

Image: Queen Elizabeth II Hosts A Garden Party At Buckingham Palace
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From the moment the royal couple announced in December 2012 that they were expecting, the world has been captivated by Kate's many maternity looks.


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