Father’s Day presents the perfect time to thank your dad for everything he’s done for you and show him how much you care. But what do you get for the comfortable dad who has everything or, on the contrary, a minimalist dad who keeps insisting he needs nothing?
From elevated essentials to nostalgic touches — and a few surprises for you to tuck up your sleeve — read on as we break down dozens of Father's Day gift ideas that prove impressing your dad doesn’t have to break the bank. (He did teach you the importance of being fiscally responsible, after all.)
Personalized Father's Day gifts under $50
Whether he prefers to hit a few practice swings in the backyard or head out for a day on the green, he’ll have some unique good luck charms to take with him. Expedited shipping options means Dad will be putting in no time.
Mugs can be overdone, but can he resist a mug with adorable family photos on it? If you're helping your kid shop for the perfect Father's Day gift, you can customize his new favorite coffee cup with up to nine photos and remind him that he truly is the “best dad ever.” With "zip" shipping options, this gift should arrive right on time!
If Dad is constantly suiting up to go into the office or only wears a suit and tie on special occasions, add a personal touch to this accessory with a sentimental photo. Tucked on the underside from the outside, this tie looks normal, but peek underneath to reveal the photo.
If you're seeking a sleek gift small enough for Dad to take with him anywhere, this personalized keychain does the job beautifully. Select your preferred color, shape and font, then add a personalization perfect for the father figure in your life. While this'll arrive after Father's Day, the quality alone will make it worth the wait for him.
Dad will think of you every time he enjoys his morning coffee or five o'clock beverage thanks to this coaster set. You can pick photos of some of your favorite memories for a sweet gift, or opt for the goofiest selfies you have for a good laugh.
Father's Day style gifts under $50
For the dad who's a bit of a minimalist, this wallet keeps things simple and sleek. It has just enough room for the essentials, and he'll appreciate that it can fit in his front pocket.
This hat might just be the perfect accessory for the father figure in your life — it's literally called a Dad Cap! Coming in a range of colors that will match any style, he'll be throwing this trusty hat on all summer.
If he loves the family pup like a child of his own, he'll get a kick out of this shirt, which you can customize with a photo of his furry friend. Speedy shipping services allow for this doggone gift option to arrive on time for Father's Day.
Available in 16 colors, Dad will be traveling in style from now on with this Herschel carry-on travel kit. Whether he uses it to carry miscellaneous items to and from the office or for packing toiletries while on vacation, he'll have plenty of room for either, as this case has two zippered compartments and a mesh sleeve.
Complete his summer look with these wear-anywhere dock shorts, described by L.L. Bean as “a throw-on-and-go weekend favorite.” The top-rated style comes in a classic fit (6” and 8” inseams) with a drawstring waist for quick changes and customizable comfort.
Ensure he always has something to wear with this super flattering tee, made with ultra-soft cotton for a cozy feel and added breathability. Ranging in size from XS to XXL, you can choose from various necklines, pocket styles and shades from Heather Gray to Deep Sage.
He’s not a regular dad, he’s a fun dad, and now everyone will know it thanks to this playful trio of novelty threads from Happy Socks.
Father's Day food gifts under $50
If Dad is a grill aficionado and loves to cook outdoors, help him keep flies and other critters from getting to his food with this food tent. Now on sale for less than $5, this mesh tent can fit over large plates, bowls and platters to keep food safe.
For the dad that has become his own barista, this simple kitchen gadget can be a game changer. Goodbye boring coffee, hello lattes and cappuccinos.
If Dad cooks a lot of meat or takes his grilled cheese game very seriously, these tongs make a great gift. Plus, they're dishwasher-safe, so the clean-up is extra easy.
Delight the ice cream lover by stocking his freezer with some gourmet pints from McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams. The Santa Barbara-based creamery offers nationwide delivery on local favorites such as Sprinkle Cake and Double Peanut Butter Chip, as well as limited releases like Raspberry Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust and Chocolate Caramel Cookie.
If he’s always grilling up more than burgers, these kabob baskets can help step up his dinner game. Even better, 1- and 2-day shipping allows Dad to get grilling sooner.
Take him on a food tour (without ever leaving the house) with a Goldbelly gift card that can be used to order delicacies from across the nation right to his front door. If you’d prefer to do the ordering, Zucker’s Bagels and Biscuit Love are among our breakfast selects for making someone’s morning shine.
If he’s been known to sneak the last brownie, he’s sure to appreciate some fudgy concoctions from The Killer Brownie Company. We suggest scooping up this assortment of customer favorites, including Triple Chocolate and Cookie Dough, in hopes that he will be inclined to share.
Treat him to an American classic with a serving (or eight) of craft lemonade cocktails from Fishers Island Lemonade. This variety pack includes three bestselling blends, each infused with both barrel-aged whisky and premium vodka for a rich flavor profile with a nostalgic twist. The refreshing taste and colorful cans also make them a hit at Father’s Day and summer barbecues.
If he tends to gravitate toward the savory, he’s sure to appreciate a helping of goods from Momofuku. The New York-based, Michelin-starred restaurant has its famous noodles available for purchase on their website, including a variety pack for the ultimate chef tasting.
For the heat-seeking patriarch, consider a quad of colorful hot sauces from Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. The Ontario-based company offers 13 (yes, 13!) different flavors ranging from Red Habanero to Dill Pickle Serrano, proving that variety truly is the spice of life.
For the father who's go, go, go, gift him with something that'll help keep him alert and caffeinated. New York City-based chain Partner's Coffee has put together a bundle specifically for Father's Day, which includes their Flatiron, Manhattan and Jumpstart blends.
For the dad who avidly follows the Triple Crown or just enjoys a slow sip, consider topping his shelf with a bottle of Woodford Reserve. It’s infused with dried fruit and hints of mint and oranges, along with a dusting of cocoa, vanilla and tobacco spice, for a rich bourbon that goes down smooth.
A good charcuterie board is a crowd favorite, and Murray’s selections of cheese always aims to please. The Burrata Lover’s Collection includes Burrata, Prosciutto Di Parma and Castelvetrano Olives for his own personal tasting, while the brand’s Father’s Day Samplers are great for bigger appetites and groups.
Surprise the serious snacker with this Beef Jerky Sampler from Righteous Felon. It’s stashed with 12 all-natural, low-sugar, high-protein jerkies (four savory, four spicy and four sticks) for a hunger-curbing, flavor-packing nosh.
Father's Day home gifts under $50
If his favorite spot on the couch doesn't come with a cup holder, present him with this arm rest that serves as the perfect resolution. He can set a snack and a drink on it while watching TV, reading or lounging in the living room.
This one's for all the bookworms out there! If Dad likes to read at night, but doesn't want to bother others, get him this wearable LED reading light that will allow him to indulge in his hobby in peace.
A cast-iron skillet is a kitchen staple that can be used to heat up all of his favorites on the stovetop, in the oven and over the open fire (making it also ideal for camping). Scoop up this version from Lodge and he’ll never have to think about cookware again.
Form meets function in this warm wood grill set from Cuisinart, which features an assortment of utensils and tools for flipping and serving burgers, hot dogs and beyond. Get it for the grill master and consider throwing in some grilling sauces from Stonewall Kitchen to get the barbecue started right.
If he claims he just wants quality time as a gift this year, these conversation cards can make things interesting. You can choose from different topics ranging from “family” to “teen” for some classic fun.
This durable insulator from Yeti works to keep cans and bottles ice cold, which any dad can appreciate in the heat of the summertime. It’s also dishwasher-safe, so he won’t have to do any of the cleaning.
He spends a third of his life in bed, so why not give him a plush place to land his head? This essential pillow from Casper has a cult-like following for soft exterior and supportive interior (and considering pillows should be replaced every 1-2 years, there’s a good chance he’s due for a change).
Add to the spa experience with a set of slippers he can use to step out of the shower and grab the paper while feeling like he’s walking on clouds. This classic pair from Parachute has become a bestseller for its cozy footbed and simple style.
For his green thumb, consider a nice plant that will add some nature to his living space or liven up his corner office. This low-maintenance Pilea adds the perfect pop of greenery without taking up too much real estate (choose from eleven different pots to make it his own).
Help him embrace the art of the lounge with an ultra-soft robe he can use to revel in the morning and relax in at night. This pick from Quince, made of organic Turkish cotton with a modern waffle texture, looks and feels luxurious at a fraction of the competitor price.
Father's Day self-care gifts under $50
If Dad's self-care routine doesn't currently involve a sunscreen, get him a bottle as summer heats up. He'll be ready for some safe fun in the sun.
Refresh or refill Dad's razor set with this five-pack from Harry's. With four additional reusable blades that can be swapped out, as well as a precision trimmer and shave gel, he'll be all set. Harry's razors feature a flex hinge factor, meaning it can help get to all the hard-to-reach spots.
Reviewers love these razors because they're long-lasting, durable and affordable.
Make sure he keeps his whiskers looking pristine with this beard oil, formulated to keep his facial hair feeling super soft.
Who says men can't enjoy a good face mask? Crafted with purifying ingredients like charcoal powder, kaolin clay and argan oil, this skin care essential will leave his skin radiant, renewed and feeling like....well....buttah!
For the kid or nature lover at heart, consider this groovy, limited-edition Father’s Day gift set from Lush. The wilderness-themed box opens to reveal the brand’s Ocean Salt face and body scrub, Cosmetic Lad moisturizer, Lakes bath bomb and Fresh As Shower gel for a relaxing soak from sea to sky.
Put a little pep in his first step with this invigorating Facial Fuel set from Kiehl’s, boasting the brand’s bestselling gel cleanser, energizing scrub, moisturizer and lip balm for creating and maintaining a healthy skin care routine. The uplifting menthol scent is especially useful when it comes to early mornings and sleepless nights.
Elevate his bathroom or man cave with this dapper cleansing duo from Grown Alchemist. The hand wash and body cleanser will keep germs at bay, and the invigorating fragrance blends (think orange, cedarwood and sage) will linger long after his lather.
Father's Day tech and recreation gifts under $50
For the tech enthusiast, this charging stand will help keep up to three of his devices charged and organized at the same time.
Keep their phone, AirPods or other wireless-enabled devices at full charge without breaking the bank.
Don't leave Dad stranded with a dead device with this emergency charger kit. With a power bank that can charge both Androids and iPhones, this kit also includes a mini flashlight and emergency whistle, just in case.
Whether he’s headed out for a hike or simply wants to relax in the backyard, he’ll likely want to bring some tunes along with him. This portable speaker comes with its own carrying strap and boasts 10 hours of playing time on a single charge.
Ensure he never misplaces his charger (or misses your call) thanks to this convenient, top-rated electronics case, which can be used to organize his cords and other tech equipment. The durable, waterproof fabric — available in three shades — will also keep his items from getting damaged while at home and on the move.
If Dad tends to be a bit forgetful, this Bluetooth tracker is such a smart gift. He can pop it on his keys and view its location in the app, or tap the Tile twice to instantly make his phone ring wherever it is.
If he loves entertainment, we suggest looking into a gift card to Ticketmaster that can be used to secure a spot at an upcoming concert or sports event of his choosing.
Whether Dad is an avid adventurer or needs some equipment to get him goin' on his next journey, gift him with an REI co-op membership, that will score him discounts and extra deals on brands and products he loves.
For the DIY guy, consider this handy tool set from Cartman, which comes equipped with 148 tools and extensions and has over 20,000 reviews from customers who’ve come to rely on it for tackling everyday repairs in and outside of the home.
When it comes to drying off, we can’t get enough of these towels from Nomadix, beloved by swimmers and adventure seekers for their lightweight, super-absorbent fabric and scenic designs. The brand also offers versatile blankets for beach days, picnics — the possibilities are endless.
Impress the avid camper or traveler with this compact set of zip pouches from Baggu, which take up no room to store and can be used as toiletry bags, packing cubes and much more.
If he has access to a pool, help him make a splash by gifting him a standout tube from Funboy. This roomy, checkered design will allow him to sit comfortably while allowing him to cool off and float all of his worries away.
Whether he’s hitting the beach, the trails or local farmer’s market, he’s sure to make good use of this sleek cooler bag from Igloo. The lightweight, packable puffer is not only compact and sustainable (made of recycled plastic bottles), but expands to fit up to 20 cans or a bounty of food items for stocking up and replenishing on the move.
For the competitive dad, consider some pickleball equipment he can use to improve his game or get in on the craze. This top-rated set from Amazin’ Aces features four paddles and four balls, along with a mesh carrying bag and a one-year warranty for all of his practicing needs.
Ensure he always has a good seat with this portable chair from Coleman. The foldable design comes with a bag for easy carrying, as well as a built-in cooler for keeping drinks and snacks chilled when sitting around the field or campfire.
If he’s the outdoorsy type, consider arming him with this folding knife from Opinel — recommended for preppers, adventurers and collectors alike. The wooden handle can also be personalized for a more custom feel.
Consider wowing the car enthusiast with a hot set of wheels he can take for a spin around town. With Turo, you can rent luxury automobiles (a Porsche or Lamborghini, perhaps?) for fancy weekend trips or the occasional test-drive.