We Found the Best Father’s Day Gifts for $50 or Less
We've rounded up the best Father's Day gifts—all for $50 max. So stop asking yourself "what should I get Dad?" and start your shopping here.
What’s the perfect Father’s Day gift?
Every year we find ourselves asking What are some good Father’s Day gifts? While shopping for Dad can be challenging, there are plenty of Father’s Day gift ideas to be had! All you have to do is tap into Dad’s favorite things—maybe it’s cooking or camping or just kicking back—and find those why didn’t I think of that! items. We found plenty of them for you this Father’s Day season—all for $50 max.
All that’s left is to add them to your cart and then plan the menu for the big day.
Heavy Duty Apron
Know a dad who’s a griller? A carpenter? An electrician? A butcher? An artist? Whatever your dad is passionate about, this is the apron to do it in. This heavy-duty waxed canvas apron ($35) provides protection and convenient pockets to keep tools. Best yet—it’s available in multiple sizes so Dad can get a perfect fit.
Amazon Echo Dot
A great gift for tech-savvy fathers and tech newbie dads, the Amazon Echo Dot ($50) is a great way to jump into the world of smart gadgets. Ask Alexa to tell you the weather, play your favorite radio station or even convert a measurement for a recipe. Until your Dot gets delivered, you can follow our guide for cutting down recipes.
Campers and backyard hosts know that a well-stocked cooler is the secret to a great outdoor shindig. After dark, though, that cooler full of drinks isn’t so easy to navigate. Keep the party and the bonfire going for Dad and the whole crew with a waterproof, rechargeable cooler light ($22).
Does your pop love to grill? Introduce him to a new grilling technique this Father’s Day. Plank grilling imparts a whole new level of flavor to fish, meats and poultry—here’s our beginner’s guide. Get him started this summer with a sampler pack of wood planks made just for grilling ($26).
Instant Read Thermometer
An instant-read thermometer, like this one from our Test Kitchen’s favorite thermometer brand ($34), is a must for any foodie dad. This small yet mighty tool is the one dads need to check steaks on the grill, the roast working in the oven or the chops sizzling on the stove.
If your pop is a bit of mixologist, consider gifting him some out of the box ingredients to stock his bar. These small-batch bitters from Wisconsin-based Bittercube (starting at $10) add unique flavors to any cocktail. We like their orange bitters in this old-fashioned recipe.
Grilling Rubs and Spices
Make the most of summer and level-up Dad’s grilling game. This set of spices from Georgia’s Oaktown Spice Shop ($32) will take your favorite cuts—everything from steaks to chops to ribs—taste better than ever.
Dad’s Favorite Spirit
Chances are Dad doesn’t treat himself to the good stuff very often. This Father’s Day, give him the top-shelf version of his favorite. Woodford Reserve ($35) is a great place to start for pops who prefer bourbon. Though we recommend this aged rum from Mount Gay ($42), too.
Whether Dad likes to spend time in the garden, on the boat or just kicking back on the porch, he’ll need something to keep his head covered and the sun out of his eyes. These hats—a wide brim ($30) and baseball option ($25)—from Duluth Trading Company are great Father’s Day gifts. They’re designed to withstand crushing (feel free to shove in a back pocket or in a suitcase) and even float if they go overboard.
Another Father’s Day gift that’s on our list is this insulated growler from Stanley ($50). We love its vintage style and how it can keep Dad’s favorite craft beer cold for hours on end. When he’s done enjoying his favorite beer (here are ours from every state), this growler works well to keep coffee hot and other beverages cold.
Cast Iron Skillet
A great cast iron skillet like this one ($27) will last a lifetime. Foodie dads will appreciate this kitchen must-have and outdoorsy dads will love this heavy-duty pan for all it can do over the campfire. Try it with our favorite camping recipes.
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