16 Under-$50 Cool Gifts for Your Equally Cool Dad

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Father’s Day is around the corner, and if you have yet to get something, don’t worry; it’s not too late. Whether your dad loves eating (and whose father doesn’t?), golf, whiskey, or tech, finding the perfect present can be a challenge—that’s where we come in with a curated guide featuring the cool and unexpected finds he’s sure to love. Oh, and they’re affordable, to boot. Read on for the under-$50 gift ideas that will show Dad just how much you care.

For the dad with a sweet tooth

Dad’s insatiable taste for sweets knows no bounds. He’ll be putting this spicy honey on pizza and salads and everything in between.

For the eco-conscious dad

If he’s not quite ready for stainless steel straws and the disintegrating paper variety are out of the question, these silicone ones strike a happy medium.

For the well-groomed dad

The art of shaving begins with a quality cream, and this vitamin E–rich option is definitely a good start.

For the dad who loves to stay hydrated

Make his potables portable—regardless of what the source of hydration may be. We’re not here to judge.

For the foodie who loves to travel

This complete guide to under-the-radar gems and hot-spot eateries is curated by a who’s who of the culinary world.

For the outdoor enthusiast

A pair of durable mugs, prime for all sorts of campfire shenanigans, is perfect for the adventure-loving dad.

For his home office

He probably has your elementary school–era finger painting still propped up on his desk—so a refresh is definitely in order, no?

For the jet-setter

A curated kit, featuring hair and body essentials, will help Dad look his best at all times, even after a long, long flight.

For the dad who’s all about TLC

Dad loves his baths, and his nightly ritual is surely worthy of this luxe upgrade.

For the coffee connoisseur

Featuring notes of red currant, macadamia, and tamarind, this unique blend is noted as being an “exceptionally rare coffee with a beautiful flavor profile.” You can’t beat that.

For the dad who’s still a kid at heart

With shuffleboard on one side and a disc-flicking game on the other, this gift is guaranteed to keep him entertained for hours.

For the fit dad

A cool carryall, with style to spare, will keep his gym gear in check.

For the entertainer

Imagine this: Coasters he’ll actually be excited to use.

For the techie

Consider this the start of Dad’s personal journey toward a totally smart house.

For the grill master

Get him ready for grilling season with this classic and quality tool set—consisting of tongs, a big spatula, and a grill head brush.

For the dad who’s all about personalization

Allow Dad to upgrade his stationery situation with this extremely dapper gold foil–pressed set.

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Anna Kocharian


Anna has a penchant for travel, fresh flowers, and books. You can usually find her on some sort of culinary adventure, seeking the best burgers or waffles in the city.