20 Thoughtful Gifts for Dad That Are Under $25

Show dad how much you care this Father's Day with one of these thoughtful but budget-friendly gifts. (You know he'd rather you put more money in your savings account anyway.)

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May 24, 2019

Teakwood Water Bottle

Reflecting Mother Nature's beauty, this teakwood water bottle is good for the earth (no more plastic bottles) and for his body (hydration!). To tote on a day hike or in the car while he's running errands, this bottle keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours.

Buy It: Amazon, $10.99 - $34.99

Camping Survival Kit

If he's happiest when he's in the woods, then he'll greatly appreciate this gentlemen's survival kit. The travel-sized tin contains a mini compass, fire starter, 6-in-1 penknife, tweezers, 210 cm rope, wire saw and safety pins — basically everything he needs for a weekend spent camping.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $18

Sriracha Keychain

He's a man who can never be without an extra dose of spice. Buy him this set of Sriracha2Go keychains so he'll always have his favorite hot sauce on hand.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $8 (Set of 2)

Productivity Planner

Help Dad stay on top of his goals with a productivity planner. The open-dated journal includes space for six months of planning and comes with additional pages for weekly review, so he can see how to best move forward with his schedule.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $24.95

Epic Death-Star Ice Molds

Give his glass a shot of "Star Wars" epicness with Death Star-shaped ice. The pair of silicone molds creates the ice balls (or even ice cream balls) with ease, then he just has to throw them in the dishwasher to clean.

Buy It: Amazon, $11.99 (Set of 2)

Sophisticated Stone Coasters

Just because he loves his man cave doesn't mean he has to live like a barbarian. Grab dad this set of dark stone coasters to keep his table and desk free of water rings. Made from natural lava stone, the coasters can be monogrammed for a personal touch.

Buy It: Pottery Barn, $16.50 (Set of 4)

Smart Finger Saver

Keep him injury-free with this ingenious character figurine that holds a nail in place while keeping fingers and thumbs out of harm's way. The handy tool fits most nail sizes and is small enough to stow away in his pocket or tool belt.

Buy It: Amazon, $9.99

Proud Papa Bear Tee

Display his daddy status with a playful t-shirt that's both charming and comfy. Made from 100 percent cotton, the shirt is pre-shrunk and also available in sizes small to 4X.

Buy It: Etsy, $16.95 and up

Heroic Bookend

He's always been your superhero. Gift him this inventive bookend as an everyday reminder. The silhouetted figure props up his favorite collection of books in a completely unexpected way.

Buy It: Uncommon Goods, $25

In-Flight Cocktail Kit

For the dad that's always boarding a plane, the Carry-On Cocktail Kit has everything he needs — aromatic bitters, cane sugar, muddler and even a linen coaster — to make two Old-Fashioned cocktails. Time to channel his inner Don Draper.

Buy It: Amazon, $34.99

Digital Grilling Thermometer

Perfectly cooked meat every time? It's a grilling dad's dream. Help him achieve Grill Master status with this digital grilling thermometer that features a large LCD screen for easy reading.

Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $14.95

Stylish Shades

Young or old, everyone looks great in Wayfarer sunglasses. Made with zebra wood and thick polarized frames, Woodies are durable and stylish, as well as super affordable.

Buy It: Amazon, $25

Matching Socks Set

Dress up the feet of daddy and his little bud with matching Happy Socks. The striped design is pure classic and a fun way for Dad to pass down his chic fashion sense.

Buy It: Nordstrom, $16

Custom Tie Clip

Add a special touch to his daily suit and tie with a monogrammed tie clip. Choose the classic initials or get creative with an unforgettable date, fun nickname or latitude and longitude coordinates of a special event.

Buy It: Etsy, $14

Bold Barbeque Sauce Set

Take his grilling game to the next level with this curated set of barbeque sauces. The flavorful trio includes Sweet Onion Applewood, Bourbon Black Pepper and Mango Habanero and will surely enhance his already mouth-watering ribs and pulled pork sandwiches.

Buy It: Williams Sonoma, $23.96 (Originally $29.95)

Thumbs-Up Charging Stand

Give Dad a helping hand (or two) with this thumbs up wireless charging standing for his phone. The compact piece will fit neatly on his desk and prop up his cell so he can see when he gets a text from his favorite child.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $10

Edible Flower Pack

We have no doubt that dads with green thumbs will love this pack of edible flower bombs. All he has to do is drop the mixturse of clay, soil, organic fertilizer and seeds into the ground and watch as they produce a crop of edible flowers that can be used to garnish salads or cocktails.

Buy It: Terrain, $8

Hammered Gold Flask

For the big game or his much-loved camping trip, give Dad this stainless-steel flask to stow away in his jacket pocket. The hammered gold finish adds a little flash to his sneaky spirits.

Buy It: World Market, $16.99

Handy 12-in-1 Tool

Remember all those times he told you to quit monkeying around? Give Dad his own personal primate that's slim enough to stow away in his wallet. The 12-in-1 multi-tool is a bottle opener, ruler, cell phone kickstand, micro, flat and Phillips screwdriver and more

Buy It: Amazon, $11.99 (Originally $14)

Chic Black Canvas Dopp

Because he's probably due for an upgrade. Give his toiletries a new traveling case with this black canvas dopp kit that'll keep everything organized and easy to find on a trip or at home. Inside is an extra zipper compartment for his smaller items.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $25