From homemade hot sauce to personalized tools
Shopping for Father’s Day is tough! Most dads say they just want to have a nice day barbecuing with the family or trying out a new kind of beer. They would hate to know how much we’re over here stressing about what kind of cologne to buy! In the spirit of keeping things fun and low-key for June 18, here are 15 Father’s Day gifts under $50 that he’ll like and use.
Homemade Father’s Day Gifts
Hatch Chile Hot Sauce (a DIY recipe from the blog Helyn’s Plant-Based Kitchen)
So green, so fresh, so perfect for summer! For the man who loves hot sauce with his hot sauce, this hatch chile recipe is sizzling.
Supplies: Stock up on mason jars at ACE Hardware.
Father’s Day Golf Balls (DIY, from Blupla)
This is fun project to tackle with young children. Let them marker all over a new set of golf balls for Dad. He’ll appreciate having these with him out on the course; they’re a nice reminder of who his No. 1 fans are.
Supplies: Get an 18-pack of golf balls at Target.
Pre-Shave Oil (DIY, from the blog The Merry Thought)
This homemade shave oil can be used in lieu of shaving gel for smooth, moisturized skin. Make extra because this is great for shaving legs in the shower, too.
Supplies: Pick up essential oils at Target.
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Personalized Father’s Day Gifts
Personalized Leatherman Micra ($29.95 at L.L.Bean)
This Leatherman is a high-quality tool that comes with a blade, scissors, three screwdrivers, a nail file, bottle opener and tweezers. It can be personalized with his name or initials.
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Personalized Favorite Song Sound Waves Print by House of Yve ($33.01 at Not on the High Street)
Does he have a favorite band or song? Provide House of Yve the song title and artist, and it will convert the song into a visual waveform.
Food and Drink Father’s Day Gifts
Craft Beer Club ($42 per month at The Original Craft Beer Club)
Each month, beer lovers will get three bottles of four different styles of craft beers from breweries like Peak Organic Brewing Company, Free State Brewing Company and the newly reopened Oasis Brewing Company.
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World’s Greatest Dad Petite Caramel Apple Gift Set ($39.99 at Mrs. Prindables)
Get four chocolate-dipped petite caramel apples—two covered in dark and white chocolate ribbons, the other two with milk chocolate and walnuts. Your sweet-toothed guy can share it with the whole family.
Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank ($17.95 at Amazon)
He’s mastered the perfect char and sear, and he’s ready to take his outdoor grilling to a whole new level. Enter this special tool, which gives food a nice, salty (but not too salty) flavor. He can also chill it and use as a serving platter.
Tech Father’s Day Gifts
ReTrak VR Headset ($49.99 at Brookstone)
If Dad has been curious about the VR trend, this headset is a cool way to let him immerse himself in a virtual world. He can place his smartphone in the headset to play games, watch 3D movies and check out various landscapes.
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Sky Viper S1700 Stunt Drone ($41.99 at Toys R Us)
This easy-to-maneuver stunt drone can fly up to 20 mph and offers endless hours of geeky fun for the kids and the kid-at-heart.
Alexa Echo Dot ($49.99 at Amazon)
Give Dad the ultimate gift of convenience. He can use the Alexa Echo Dot to find out the weather, to play music or to operate any smart devices around the house. Even better, he can order pizza from Domino’s, request an Uber ride or check his bank account balance. Alexa is pretty much a wish-granting genie.
Sporty Father’s Day Gifts
Nike Comeback Shorts ($44.99 at Eastbay)
Available in seven colors, these sweat-wicking shorts are stylish enough to wear outside of the gym. Chances are Dad won’t want to take them off.
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Under Armour Men’s Driver Golf Hat ($27.99 at Dick’s Sporting Goods)
This is a solid pick for athletes, but it’s equally handy if he’s all about hanging out on the deck and keeping the sun out of his eyes.
Tickets to a Minor-League Baseball Game (Prices vary at MiLB.com)
Are you anywhere near a minor league team’s ballpark? Hitting a minor-league game is a fun way for the whole family to go to a sporting event without having to go into serious debt to pay for the tickets. Prices are low for concessions, too, and the whole game is usually a chill affair, with fun promotions and crazy on-field antics between innings.
Stylish Father’s Day Gifts
Anthony Facial Moisturizer With SPF 30 ($34 at Sephora)
From Anthony, the popular men’s brand, this non-greasy sun protection also firms the skin and minimizes fine lines.
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Diesel Men’s Aviator Bronze-Tone Sunglasses ($49.99 at Jet.com)
This is a classic pair of shades that works for all sorts of face shapes and fashion styles, and come at a great price.