40 Father's Day Gifts for $25 & Under

Sheri Reed | May 3, 2018 Parenting News
40 Father's Day Gifts for $25 & Under

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On Father's Day, we get to celebrate dads, grandpas, stepdads, father-in-laws, partners, and any other honorary fathers in our lives. These extra-special guys mean so much and they help us out whenever they can, so it’s important we find a Father’s Day gift that’s just right. Lucky for anyone here, we’ve found lots of great, super-affordable gift ideas for all kinds of dads.

Oh, Dad -- we just love him so! When we were kids, he always acted surprised and thrilled to get yet another rock with "Dad Rocks" painted on it. He really appreciated it and kept it on his dresser all year long. However, if this is the year to do a little better for dear old Dad, then let’s get to shopping. 

Dad generally doesn't ask for much (unless he catches us, yet again, standing and staring into the open refrigerator), so this year, make sure to give his Father's Day gift some thought. We've come up with tons of unique Father's Day gift ideas, and not one of them is a necktie or a magazine subscription. This year, we looked high and low to find original and budget-friendly presents for every kind of dad out there. Check out our roundup of special gifts for Dad, and each and every one of them is $25 or less ... 

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  • Papa Bear Mug


    It's an everyday mug for dear old pops. Whether he's a no-nonsense protector who's always got your back, a big ol' softie who gives the best hugs, or all of the above, this is the kind of gift Dad can use on the daily. 

    Papa Bear Mug ($15, Brooklyn Backroom)

  • Can Glass


    For dads who like to drink their beer from a glass (no judgment ... it does taste better that way!), we love these trendy can-shaped glasses. Get four glasses for just $16 or get him a six-pack for $24. 

    Can Glass ($4 each, Crate & Barrel)

  • Johnny Cash Socks


    Young or old, all kinds of dads love Johnny Cash, his music, and everything he stood for. These mug shot socks are the perfect accessory for outlaws, underdogs, and the people who fight for them every day. 

    Johnny Cash Mug Shot Socks ($16, Stance)

  • Smart Plug


    Dad is going to LOVE this. Now he can turn off any plug-in device right from his smartphone. Lamps, TVs, the "damn coffee pot" your mom is always forgetting to shut off. He can even track usage or run-time on each device to conserve energy and money. Sorry, Mom! And man, we're glad we're grown.

    Smart Plug ($16, Urban Outfitters)

  • Felt Bedside Caddy


    This cool bedside pocket is the perfect catchall for Dad's glasses, phone, tablet, earbuds, and crunchy snacks. Fits all beds and couches.

    Felt Bedside Caddy ($20, Kikkerland)

  • Headphone Stand


    This simple hanger keeps headphones neat and tidy and can double as a cell phone or tablet stand. It also has a handy cable organizer on top. Perfect for Dad's favorite workspace. 

    Anypro Headphone Stand ($16, Amazon)

  • Colorful Koi Travel Laundry Bag


    OMG, where has this been all our lives? It's a koi fish that "gulps up" all the dirty clothes while you're traveling. Type A dads who don't like the the dirty and clean stuff touching in the suitcase will love this fellow. It's 100 percent cotton and machine washable.

    Colorful Koi Travel Laundry Bag ($14, Uncommon Goods)

  • Soft Touch Waffle Robe


    It's a brand new robe for Dad, fully equipped with two very awesome pockets and a belt to keep it all together. This robe is available in a one-size option, as well as a size 2XL/3XL. Choose from Black, Grey (shown), or Navy. Machine washable, of course. 

    Fruit of the Loom Soft Touch Waffle Robe ($22, Walmart)

  • Sling Bag


    The fanny pack is here to stay, so it's a good thing that this one's great looking. There are two zip compartments and an adjustable strap. Choose from Sapphire (shown), Light Grey, or Multi-color. 

    Eastpak Springer Sling Bag ($25, Urban Outfitters)

  • Enamel Steel Mugs


    Any outdoorsy dad will love one of these enamel mugs, which are both campfire and stovetop safe. Choose from six cool designs, including (shown clockwise from top left): 1) Found ("Leave the World a Little Better Than You Found It)," 2) "Let's Get Lost," 3) John Muir ("The Mountains Are Calling"), 4) Upstream, 5) "Born to Roam," or 6) Inlet. 

    Enamel Steel Mugs ($20 ea., United by Blue)

  • 'Most Bestest Papa Ever' T-Shirt


    This comfy tee says it all. Choose from Navy (shown), Black, or Charcoal Heather in sizes S-2X. Also available: 'Most Bestest Daddy Ever' and 'Most Bestest Grandpa Ever'.

    'Most Bestest Papa Ever' T-Shirt ($20+, ModernMondayCo/Etsy)

  • Summer Bracelet


    He's not just a regular dad. He's a cool dad. For him, choose from this series of super-stylish bracelets, all made from different materials and in different styles. 

    Summer Bracelet ($25 ea., Scotch & Soda)
  • Goatskin Work Gloves


    These insanely soft and durable gloves are made from goatskin leather. They're the perfect gift for any dad who likes to get handy around the house or yard. 

    Goatskin Drivers Work Gloves by Hestra ($16, Patagonia)

  • Wood Block & 12 Prints


    Dad will love this simple wood block stand that holds a dozen photos of his favorite people. Customize with any photos he'll like! 

    Wood Block & Prints ($25, Artifact Uprising)

  • Swim Shorts


    Does Dad need new swim shorts this year? The answer is always yes. A thousand times yes. Even if he says he doesn't. Otherwise, he will keep trying to wear those 13-year-old short shorts that really don't fit anymore. 

    Stoked Board Shorts by Goodfellow & Co ($25, Target)

  • Worker's Soap


    Just because it's small batch artisanal soap doesn't mean it's froufrou. Not at all. It's made with natural pumice that helps scrub up and soften his rough and grimy paws. Plus, it smells of a lovely blend of tobacco, cedar and patchouli.

    Worker's Soap ($17, Hudson Made)

  • Customized Leather Keychain

    Give Dad a sweet, personalized message he can put on his keyring or hook to his luggage. 
    This handmade vegetable leather keychain comes in 17 colors. "Best Daddy Ever" is the personalization shown here, but these can be customized with any loving saying, up to 15 characters. 

    Customized Leather Keychain ($18, KatieKimStudio/Etsy)

  • Cardholder Wallet


    Dad will love carrying his cards and cash in this ultra slim card holder wallet with multiple card slots and a top-access storage sleeve. Choose from 57 cool designs, including several leather ones that are sold at a slightly higher price point. 

    Charlie Wallet ($20+, Herschel)

  • 'Eat a Little Better' Cookbook


    If the dad on your shopping list loves food and being in the kitchen, gift him this lovely new cookbook from Sam Kass, who cooked for the Obamas and served as the White House food policy advisor. Kass shares 90 delicious, simple recipes and everyday tips for shopping, eating, and cooking a little healthier. 

    Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World by Sam Kass ($22, Target)

  • Faux-Leather Sandals


    A nice, new pair of warm weather kicks is a great gift for Dad. Choose from Tan (shown) or Dark Brown in these faux leather flip flops.

    Faux-Leather Sandals ($20, Old Navy)

  • Sommelier Knife


    If Dad is a wine guy, then he needs his very own stylish sommelier's knife. This stainless steel and wood beauty comes in a cool rustic box, perfect for gifting.

    Sommelier Knife ($20, NYBG Shop)

  • Clip with Spoon


    Here's a unique and super-swank gift for coffee lovers. This brass-colored coffee scoop doubles as a freshness clip for his favorite bag of coffee. Gorgeous and very cool. 

    HAY Clip Clip with Spoon ($11, The Line)

  • Cotton Cap


    Any stylish, hat-wearing guy can use a fresh cap for summertime. This one's plain and cotton with adjustable strap. Choose from Khaki (shown), Bluish, Red, Navy Blue, or Black.