28 Father’s Day Gifts Under $50 That Dad Will Actually Like
Rush These Gifts to Dad's Door Before Father's Day
The man who helped bring you into the world deserves some extra love and affection this Father's Day, and he's definitely due for a nice gift—which is sometimes easier said than done. When it comes to hunting for gifts, you might fall into a rut when it comes to dad ("Barbecue tongs! Oh boy!"). The best gift is one that is personally tailored and feels special. Luckily, you don't have to spend a fortune.
If you haven’t picked a gift for the father figure in your life, give these great finds a browse. Any one will make it to you or directly to his doorstep well in advance of the big day on Sunday, June 17. These items are personal, lavish, and affordable: They're all $50 or less.
Easy-to-Install Beer "Loft"
Microwavable Flax-Seed Filled Herbal Slippers
They soothe the feet with a warm sole and help dad relax with lavender-scented aroma packets.
50 State Local Beer Map
For the dad who loves to travel—and have a delicious brew, too.
Sanitize (And Charge!) Smartphones With This Handy Gadget
You know how it is: You're using your phone to look up a recipe, and soon enough, there's raw meat juice on the screen. Now dad doesn't have to worry about keeping his phone clean.
A Cocktail Shaker for All Occasions
This gift, inspired by the charm that Southern Living is known for, is both classic and mod at the same time.
A Water Bottle That Tells You Where to Fill Up
This smart water bottle is sleek, but its true value is the accompanying mobile app that tells the owner where the nearest water fountain is.
Bourbon, Bacon and Chocolate-Infused Sweets
The new Vice collection from high-end candy maker Sugarfina is a delicious treat for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Free-range, Grass-fed Beef Delivered Straight to His Door
Our review of online service Crowd Cow might help you understand why this meat CSA would make a great gift for any home cook.
The Ultimate How-To Guide on Everything Home Related
It's stylish, it's informative, it's the very detailed Kaufmann Mercantile Guide loaded with five sections (Kitchen, Outdoors, Home Grooming, Gardening) to deep dive into everything from making the perfect cup of coffee to keeping cast iron cookware up to scratch.
The Kitchen Assistant Dad Didn't Know He Needed
This Alexa-enabled gadget lets you scan kitchen item barcodes and reorder popular staples with just your voice.
A Hammock You Can Take With You
This nylon Hunter for Target hammock is super easy to clip onto any tree—two people (up to 400 lbs.) can enjoy a siesta in the shade.
Beer Savers to Keep Them Frosty Fresh
So Dad can keep it cold and fresh even after happy hour ends. Bonus: They're dishwasher safe.
A Swiss Army Knife for Aspiring Mixologists
A 10-in-1 tool that any cocktail enthusiast would love: muddler, knife, reamer, stirrer, channel knife, strainer, jigger, corkscrew, zester, and of course, a bottle opener.
Instantly Chill Beer With This Gadget
It's very similar to the model we've seen for wine bottles—no ice needed.
A Skillet to Rule Them All
This cleverly designed skillet holds the space to execute up to five distinct dishes in one pan. And who said you can't do a full breakfast in just one pan?!
For the Frequent Flyer
Mixology at 36,000 feet. There are six different cocktails to choose from.
This Gadget Gifts Espresso Anywhere You Go
Make a fresh espresso wherever you go—all need are the grounds and the hot water.
For the Dad Who Loves Breakfast in Bed
This standalone tray attaches to any bed frame with a customizable clamp.
Hours of Entertainment for Any Animal (And Their Owner)
This cheese block is a fun toy that is basically a mini-scaled Whack-a-Mole for your pet.
A Grill Item He'll Actually Be Excited For
These nonstick grill baskets give you all the char and flavor of a kabob without any of the hassle or mess.
A Kitchen Tool That Is Just as Stunning as It Is Handy
It's a classic for a reason—this Mexican mortar and pestle (called a molcajete) is carved from the toughest basalt rock, specifically for making fresh guacamole. It'll help dad pulverize fresh avocado, chilies, onions, and cilantro into a creamy chip-ready pulp that everyone will love.
For the Dad With a Green Thumb
Row 7 is a new start up that packages seeds with flavor in mind—these butternut squash seeds won't yield crops that need tons of added sugar to taste sweet.
For the Whiskey Lover Who Likes to Share
Whiskey cubes are by no means any newer of a gift than they were last year, but we love this set that has enough to go around for dads and their pals, too. If you haven't already gifted these nifty gadgets to your decanter-loving dad, 2018 is your year.
For Your Salt (and Pepper!) Bae
These finely crafted salt and pepper grinders are the most gorgeous—and useful—addition to any home cook's arsenal.
A Unique Take on a Trendy Gift
Did you know that Swell bottles are completely customizable via their online store? Add your dad's name, initials, or monogram and a special emoji for a small upcharge on many Swell products.
For the Dad Who Loves a Smoky Flavor Profile
Our friends at MyRecipes.com have previously toyed with portable smokers—one editor recommends this option as the perfect starter into the world of instant smokiness.
A Good Read for Any Gin Lover
This expansive guide, Ginspiration, covers all the deets of more than 45 varieties of the liquor found in the United States, Canada, Europe, and beyond. Plus, it'll help your dad shop for his favorites.
For the Dad Who Loves to Stay Fit
Every where you look, the fanny pack has returned to street fashion—but this well-made nylon option helps runners keep all their essentials in one place. Alongside the best running shoes for staying active, this gift is a must-have for fit foodies.