50 Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas for All Budgets

50 fun, useful, and unique Father’s Day gift ideas for dads of all interests and all budgets from $12 and up.

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photo: Alisha Rudd Photography

So… uh… Father’s Day is sneaking up on me way too fast. And today, I realized it’s right around the corner!

Last month, I shared all of my favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas, so it seemed only right to round it out with a Father’s Day guide too.

In preparation, I not-so-stealthily asked Robert what were some of the coolest Father’s Day gifts he could possibly get (besides good ol’ quality time with the fam).

And these were what he came up with, a few of his favorites that he already owns, and a few I threw in as perfect ideas to give him and my dad. Just in case you need some gift ideas for dad in your life.

Not gonna lie… I kind of want a few of these for myself.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Gifts for Dad Under $30

RFID Blocking Apple Tag Slim Wallet – To prevent the ol’ George Costanza fat wallet situation. (Seinfeld, anyone?) With an Apple Tag so you’ll never lose it.

Hybrid Swim Shorts – Robert is totally hooked on hybrid shorts now. Wear them to the beach, to a casual summer date night, or to mow the yard. They work for everything.

Clinique for Men Skincare Kit – One of the most top rated men’s skincare brands to help dad get into a healthy routine.

Leather Dopp Kit – This thing is handsome! And perfect to give just in time for any summer travel ahead with a personalization option.

Pun Intended Game – For the dad who always has a punny dad joke for every situation. He will ROCK at this game!

Electric Protein Shaker Bottle – If your guy loves mixing up protein shakes, smoothies, or Bulletproof coffee, this shaker makes them even better.

Cocktail Codex Recipe Book – If your dad has ever been interested in mixology, this cocktail recipe book is a great one to teach him the building blocks of bartending.

Bourbon Caramels – If your guy has a sweet tooth and an affinity for bourbon, these will be a hit.

Anthony Thomas Buckeyes – What is it with dudes and peanut butter cups? But anyways… these are even better than Reese’s. Yeah. I know that doesn’t seem possible, but I’m not exaggerating. They’re crazy good!

SoundBot Bluetooth Shower Speaker – My new favorite with great sound quality that makes showers a total escape.

Patio Umbrella Light – Whether for the beach, patio, or camping tent, wherever your guy finds his happy place, this light makes it a little brighter.

Tortoise Apple Watch Band – A classic that can dress dad’s smart watch up or down.

Atomic Habits Book – If you or the dad in your life haven’t read this book, put it on your list now! I loved it so much that I passed it along to Robert, and he’s a fan too. It sets you up to have a strong mindset to tackle any goal.

Cold Brew Coffee Maker – Hot June weather just calls for a good slow brewed iced coffee.

Stovetop Espresso Maker – If he’s a die-hard hot coffee drinker though, this is one of the best ways to make coffee the “old school” way. He can even take it on camping trips if he’s outdoorsy.

Gifts for Dad Under $50

100 Hikes of a Lifetime Book – If you have an outdoorsy guy in your life (or an indoorsy guy with an appreciation for nature), this book is full of stunning photography from the world’s best hiking trails, plus tons of wisdom and tips from expert hikers.

Dresser Valet Charger – Dad can organize all of his daily belongings on his dresser, desk, or nightstand with a convenient place to charge his devices.

Catch Co Mystery Tackle Box – A cute gift for the fisherman in your life with a variety of lures and fishing tricks from experts.

Digital Tape Measure – A 2-in-1 laser rangefinder to make measuring large spaces way easier than the usual way.

Massage Chair Pad – This massager has rave reviews yet is cheaper than the real deal full-sized massage chairs.

Meridian Cordless Trimmer – This trimmer is a pro at preventing razor burn, shaving bumps, and ingrown hairs.

Mixbook Father’s Day Photo Book – A fully customizable album to save all of your family’s favorite images in a keepsake. In this digital age, we often don’t print photos as often as we should.

Sleep Sound Machine – If dad has a hard time falling asleep, this little device has 255+ sound mixer options and breath therapy to ease sleep problems.

Retro Style Pickleball Paddle – The rise of the sport of pickleball, especially in dads, calls for a super cool paddle, of course. 😉

Divi Scalp Serum – I’ve used this myself to help boost my postpartum hair regrowth. If the dad in your life needs some hair revitalization, this stuff is the jam. Plus, the tingly feeling and the fresh smell is awesome.

Forevermore Portfolio – The perfect all-in-one for dad to carry to the office.

Firedragon Fire Blow Poke Tool – Robert loves keeping this thing handy around our fire pit! It rakes coals, turns logs, and gets the fire blazing with just one tool.

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Gifts for Dad Under $100

Retro Bluetooth AM/FM Radio – We bought this speaker for this office makeover, and it’s so fun for combining modern capability with a vintage look. Perfect for dad’s study or “man cave”.

Heavy Duty Waxed Canvas Tool Bag – This heavy duty tool tote is the best if dad often does a lot of DIY jobs all around the house.

Wood-Handled Barbecue Tool Set – This grill set is beautiful! And definitely has everything the grill master could ever need.

Savory Seasonings Set – This stuff goes on everything. And it’s a good one to gift to the grill-master of the family.

Beach Chair – Coolest beach chair ever! Comes in 3 fun prints (but that Sasquatch pattern is darn cute). The back has a built-in pillow so you can comfortably sleep or read while lounging on the beach. And will fold up with backpack straps for hands-free carrying.

OluKai Compression Flip Flops – Robert bought these last spring, and he swears they are the most comfortable pair of sandals he’s ever owned. They’re virtually indestructible so far too.

MEATER Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer – Takes the guesswork out of cooking meats by wirelessly connecting to Android, iPhone, Apple Watch, or Alexa via Bluetooth.

Harry & David Nut Gift Crate – I don’t know what it is about guys and snacking on nuts, but it’s a thing. This is something that definitely won’t go to waste.

Acqua di Gio Cologne – Smells so fresh and masculine with pine and citrus notes. It’s a classic for a reason.

Retro Style Bike / Skate Helmet – I don’t think a helmet can get anymore rad than this one. Perfect for the dad who loves to hit the bike trails (or can shred with the best of them on the halfpipe).

Heavy Duty Sawhorses – I gave these to Robert for Christmas, and we have toted them everywhere for projects any time we need to bust out the power saws. 100% love!

Collapsible Outdoor Utility Wagon – Perfect for dads of little ones who have to haul lots of gear to the beach or on vacation.

Splurge-worthy Gifts for Dad

Everdure Portable Grill – Perfect for camping, beach days, tailgates, or picnics! And it has a preparation cutting board and food storage compartment built right in.

Portable Mini Outdoor Projector – This projector is the size of a soda can! It has a 4-hour built-in battery and 360° sound to play video indoors or outside as large as a 100 inch picture.

Hardback 3 Piece Luggage Set – If dad has any fun travel plans this summer, this luggage set would be great to gift him. Get one that is a pop of color so it’s easier to spot at the airport baggage claim.

Ray Ban Folding Wayfarer Smart Sunglasses – I just bought these for myself! So genius for easy packing. And the shape is a classic that never goes out of style.

Beats Fit Pro Wireless Earphones – The latest cutting edge sound technology designed with high-fidelity audio and noise cancellation or transparency mode so you can choose your listening experience.

Allbirds Sneakers – These breathable mesh sneakers get rave reviews for a reason!

Dewalt 4-Tool Combo Kit – We have done many DIY projects over this years, and this set is perfect to get you started on lots of them. There are so many home improvement jobs you can do with just a drill/driver, circular saw, and oscillating multi-tool. Our go-to brand is Dewalt and this price is a steal!

Smart Bird Feeder with Camera – The best gift idea for any bird lover dad (or grandad)! The kids will love watching the up-close bird action too.

Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch – This GPS watch is a big hit with the outdoorsy guys. Heavy duty and constructed to U.S. Military standards, it monitors heart rate, activity, and stress with 3 axis compass and barometric altimeter.

Coleman Steel-Belted Cooler – This vintage style cooler is, dare I say, pretty?!

TIKI Smokeless Fire Pit – If you don’t have a real, in-ground fire pit, this smokeless one is the next best thing and a less pricey alternative to the Solo Stove with a more modern design.

Pressure Washer – Our go-to pressure washer brand we use on everything around here! Including cleaning up our patio furniture for summer hangouts.

Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors Golf Rangefinder – I gave this to my dad 2 birthdays ago, and it’s been a hit ever since. He’s borderline obsessed, and he swears it has improved his golf game immensely.

Got any other Father’s Day gift suggestions? Or ones you’ve given in the past that were a big hit?


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  1. What a helpful resource! I’ve got to get one more gift for my husband and I’m thinking the retro Bluetooth am/fm radio is perfect! Thank you!

  2. Thank you Lauren for some good ideas for Son’s Father’s Day gift! Corn Hole Boards it is!

  3. Love your ideas! I’m planning a small fold-up table for next to the grill. But I must say, I’m looking forward to when my kids are old enough to choose Daddy’s gifts themselves – that will be interesting. My son, when he was 3, wanted to get Daddy pink slippers for Fathers Day!