Father’s Day is coming up on June 20th, but there’s one problem: dads are notoriously hard to shop for. With that in mind, it may be a good idea to start brainstorming gift ideas early (as in right now, pal). Instead of buying him another tie or his go-to pair of socks, get him something special this year.
Before you dive into our list of the best cheap Father’s Day gifts, you should ask yourself a few questions. For starters, what kind of dad is your dad? Is he the type who would appreciate some fishing gifts? Or perhaps he’s the kind of dad that would appreciate a funny Father’s Day card? Or maybe he’s the stylish type who would appreciate a new pair of the best sunglasses?
Whatever kind of dad you have at home, we’re sure you’ll find something solid on this list. And best of all, nothing on our list is that expensive. If you’re really looking to wow your pops this year, take a gander at our round-up of the best gifts for dads. But if your budget is a little tight (which, by the way, is totally okay considering the year we’ve had), read on. It’s the thought that counts, really, but adding a little trinket with that thought will make your old man smile.
Below are some unique, heartfelt gifts that any dad (or grandpa) would love to get this Father’s Day.
1. Rabbit Whiskey and Beverage Jumbo Chilling Stones
FOR THE WHISKEY DRINKER
If your dad loves a cold glass of whiskey, get him these chilling stones. They’re much more stylish than regular ice, and they don’t dilute “the good stuff” that he won’t let anyone else touch.
2. Record Coasters
FOR THE MUSIC LOVER
These record coasters are made of actual reclaimed records, adding a nice touch to any kitchen or bar space. They come as a pack of six coasters, and feature a reasonable $18 price tag.
3. Stainless Steel Soft Grip BBQ Grill Tool Set
FOR THE GRILL MASTER
Even if dads cook nothing else, it’s generally assumed that they’ll be manning the grill for every summer barbecue. Something about cooking meat outdoors just suits them. Especially since Father’s Day falls right at the start of summer, it’s the perfect time to get them a new grill tool set for under $20.
4. Fuzzy Microsuede Indoor/Outdoor Slippers
BEST EARLY MORNINGS
Dads always seem to be the early risers of the household, so the responsibility of walking the dog and grabbing the paper first thing in the morning falls on them. These slippers are super warm and comfortable, and they’re suitable to wear outside, so they won’t actually have to get dressed or put on real shoes to venture outside at the crack of dawn.
5. Beef Jerky Subscription
FOR THE MEAT EATER
Whether your dad is a big camper or just likes to snack on some jerky at home, he’ll definitely appreciate this craft beef jerky subscription that allows him to try new kinds every month. It’s a great cheap father’s day gift that’ll keep on giving if he loves it and decides to continue his subscription.
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6. Stainless Steel Tumbler
FOR THE HOT AND COLD
This tumbler keeps coffee hot when your dad is going to work, and beer cold when he’s relaxing on the weekend. It’s a great gift he might not normally buy for himself, but he’ll use it all the time.
7. Miusco Shaving Brush and Stand
FOR THE BEARDED DAD
This high-end shaving brush is made of 100% badger hair, which offers a warm lather before shaving. It minimizes shaving irritation and exfoliates the skin, and also comes with an elegant stand that looks great in any bathroom.
8. Apple Watch iPhone Stand
FOR THE TECHY DAD
Streamline your dad’s bedside table with this charging dock for Apple devices. It can fit an iPhone and an Apple watch, or a tablet for easy viewing.
9. ProMaster 15-in-1 Multi-Tool
FOR THE HANDYMAN
For the handyman dad, get this 15-in-1 multi-tool from ProMaster. Its wide variety of tools are great for handymen, as well as campers, and it’s very well priced under $15.
10. 5-in-1 Tool Pen
FOR THE GADGET GUY
At first glance, this may just look like a sleek steel pen, but it also features a stylus, screwdriver, bubble level and ruler. It makes a great gift for any kind of handyman or creative dad.
11. Portable Travel Cigar Humidor Case
FOR THE CIGAR AFICIONADO
If your dad isn’t a regular cigar smoker, he may still be a vacation cigar smoker. This leather and cedarwood travel humidor case will keep his cigars fresh and intact through any sort of travel, even if that’s just a drive to the golf course. He can pay for the expensive cigars, and you can just contribute the affordable case that protects them.
12. Magnetic Mount Holder for Mobile Devices
FOR THE DIRECTIONALLY CHALLENGED
If you’ve ever been in the car with your dad when they thought they knew where they were going and were too proud to use directions and ended up driving in circles, this is the perfect cheap Father’s Day gift. It suctions to their windshield and will hold their phone secure via magnetic mount, so they can safely follow directions while driving.
13. Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
FOR THE GOOD LISTENER
Music, podcasts, sports radio — whatever your dad likes to listen to, it’ll sound great in these wireless Bluetooth headphones. This wrap-around style means they’ll stay secure, so he can listen while he works out, goes on walks or lounges in the backyard without disturbing the neighbors.
14. Leather Golf Log Book
FOR THE GOLFER
This handmade refillable leather golf logbook is a great cheap Father’s Day gift for the dad who golfs. It comes in three different worn leather washes so pops can track his game in style, and swap out the logs once it’s all used up.
15. Single-Serve Coffee Packs
FOR THE COFFEE CONNOISSEUR
If dad is the only one in the house who likes to have an extra cup of joe in the afternoon, he’ll appreciate these single-serve coffee packs. He won’t have to waste a whole pot while getting his fix. And best of all, this cheap Father’s day gift brews quickly like a cup of tea and has absolutely zero cleanup.
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