The third Sunday in June is Father's Day — a time when we celebrate dads, granddads, uncles, and anyone else who has provided loving support and great big bear hugs throughout the year. But what do you get for the guy who can grill anything, fix everything, and usually wants nothing but a couple of hours to watch their favorite sporting event uninterrupted? Fortunately, there are plenty of Father's Day gifts under $50 that will make Dad's day special without completely blowing your budget.
I know, when you hear the words "inexpensive gifts," you automatically think of some unidentifiable homemade arts and crafts project that usually ends up in the school project graveyard — also known as the junk drawer. But trust me, the gifts on this list are so much more. Whether your guy is the sporty type, a beer expert, or into making sure his lawn is the best on the block, there is something that he's sure to love (and actually use).
So save yourself some time and a lot of frustration, and check out these cool and inexpensive Father's Day gifts. You might even get a hint of a smile from dad when he opens his gift.
1For The Dad Who Is Serious About Snacking
Father's Day Beer-B-Q Bucket ($40) from Gourmetgiftbaskets is a reusable bucket includes snacks, glazes and rubs for the grill, and three types of beer. Perfect for a lazy Father's Day.
2For The Beach Bum
Rock out on the beach with a colorful portable speaker ($49) from Sunnylife.
3For The Dad Who's Always Losing Stuff
Are you always helping him find his lost wallet and keys? Now he can keep track with a leather wallet, keys, luggage GPS tracker ($35). Compatible with iPhone and Android, it's the perfect gift for a forgetful father.
4For The Grillmaster
Dad can keep his kabobs in one perfectly grilled piece with Kabob grilling baskets ($17) from Uncommon Goods.
5For The Handyman
Get more accurate measurements with this digital tape measure ($32) from the MoMA Store.
6For The Well-Dressed Man
He'll be proud to pop his perfectly pressed collar after using the Collar Perfect compact touch-up and portable iron ($35).
7For The Guy Who Likes To Plug In
A leather cord holder ($49) will help Dad keep all of his cords in one safe, stylish place.
8For The Guy Who Needs Tunes For His Workout
Bluetooth wireless headphones ($25) will help him let the music play while working out.
9For The King Who Needs Help Finding His Throne
A motion-activated toilet nightlight ($20) will make sure he doesn't lose his way in the middle of the night.
10For The Dad Who Loves His Lawn
The Gardena water gardening spray wand ($26) will make sure Dad's prized lawn is still the greenest on the block.
11For The Clean-Shaven Guy
This father-son razor set ($30) comes with a real razor for dad, a shaving guide, and a pretend razor for his little guy.
12For The Dad Who Still Loves His Tapes
He can still listen to his Nirvana when he converts cassettes to MP3s with a digital conversion cassette player ($30).
13For The Class Clown
This paper plane power adaptor ($50) is bluetooth compatible, letting dad control the plane with his smart phone. Way better the ones he used to make with notebook paper in math class.
14For The Guy Who Loves To Play In The Backyard
A bocce ball game set ($45) will let him have hours of backyard fun with his buddies.
15For The Guy Who Wants To Share His Beer
Let Dad bring his beer to his buddy's house in style with a wooden beer carrier ($48) which includes a bottle opener.
16For The Not-So Clean Shaven Guy
If he doesn't want to shave, help him keep that beard under control with this Billy Jealously beard envy kit ($21).
17For The Dad Who Wants A Smooth Shave
Art of Shaving's pre-shave oil ($24) will prep Dad's skin for a nice, clean shave.
18For The Cocktail Lover
Let Dad have his drink on the rocks, literally with these drink rocks ($35) from the MoMA store that will keep his cocktail cool without watering it down.
19For The Dad Who's A Little Nuts
Don't let him waste time or ruin his dental work. Let him use this nut hammer ($40) from the MoMA store instead.
20For The Guy Who Likes It Hot
Let him spice up his meals with his own hot sauce creations a homemade hot sauce kit ($50) from Williams-Sonoma.
21For The Bacon Lover
He'll love adding his homemade bacon to breakfast with Williams Sonoma's bacon making kit ($40).