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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.

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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.

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MLB Ballpark Traveler’s Map

If dad’s life goal is to visit every MLB park, help him keep track with this handy map. It includes baseball-shaped stickers he can easily attach after each visit. Dad will want to make these ballpark favorites at home, too.

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Scotch-Infused Chocolates

Relaxing with a quality box of chocolates is one of life’s simplest pleasures. And this collection from Vosges Haut Chocolat is infused with The Dalmore Scotch whisky for over-the-top indulgence. Do you know the difference between whisky and whiskey?

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father's day gift ideas under 50 Star Wars Millennium Falcon Waffle Makervia

Millennium Falcon Waffle Maker

Chewie’s always thinking with his stomach—and now dad can, too. This Millennium Falcon waffle maker is perfect for Sunday brunch or Star Wars marathons. These other gadgets will bring The Force to your kitchen as well.

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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 provides protection and convenient pockets to keep tools. Best yet—it’s available in multiple sizes so Dad can get a perfect fit.

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Pizza Stone

Is your dad a pizza fanatic? Of course, he is. Give him the tools he needs to make the perfect pizza in the oven or even on the grill. This pizza stone helps create the crispy crust that everyone craves.

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Amazon Echo Dot

A great gift for tech-savvy fathers and tech newbie dads, the Amazon Echo Dot 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.

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Cooler Light

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.

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Grilling Planks

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 pack of cedar planks.

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Instant Read Thermometer

An instant-read thermometer, like this one from our Test Kitchen’s favorite thermometer brand, 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.

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Cocktail Bitters

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 add unique flavors to any cocktail. We like their orange bitters in this old-fashioned recipe.

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father's day gift ideas under 50 Grill Broil 4 Jar Gift Packvia

Grilling Rubs and Spices

Make the most of summer and level-up Dad’s grilling game. This set of spices from Penzeys’s will take your favorite cuts—everything from steaks to chops to ribs—taste better than ever.

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father's day gift ideas under 50 Hydro Flask Tumbler Cupvia

Hydro Flask Tumbler Cup

Use it for water, beer or a great cocktail. Whatever’s inside, this tumbler from Hydro Flask will keep his beverages cold (or hot) for hours on end. Pour Dad his favorite drink and let him kick back this Father’s Day.

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Dad's Favorite Spiritvia

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 is a great place to start for pops who prefer bourbon.

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Golf Mug

Fore! This clever mug will keep dad entertained while he sips his coffee. Plus, the included mini golf club doubles as a pen, so he can jot down his actual tee time with ease.

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father's day gift ideas under 50 Outdoor Popcorn Poppervia

Outdoor Popcorn Popper

For the outdoorsy dad who already has everything, this popcorn popper is the way to go. It pops dad’s favorite snack to perfection right over the campfire or grill.

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Crusher Hat

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. This wide brim hat from Duluth Trading Company is a great Father’s Day gift. It’s designed to withstand crushing (feel free to shove in a back pocket or in a suitcase) and even float if it goes overboard.

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Jerky Gift Box

You get a lot of beef (and pork!) for your buck with this jerky gift box. It’s packed with everything dad could want to stay satisfied—including pepperoni snack sticks, beef sausage sticks and old-fashioned maple bacon jerky.

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Insulated Thermos

Another Father’s Day gift that’s on our list is this insulated thermos from Stanley. We love its vintage style and how it can keep Dad’s favorite drink hot (or cold) for hours on end.

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father's day gift ideas under 50 Williams Sonoma Diamond Ice Moldsvia

Diamond Ice Molds

Give “on the rocks” a whole new meaning with this impressive diamond ice mold. It’s a great gift on its own, or paired with a bottle of the good stuff.

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Cast-Iron Skillet

A great cast iron skillet like this one 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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Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Lisa is also dedicated to finding and testing the best ingredients, kitchen gear and home products. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.

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