20 Sweet 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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June 05, 2018

Around the Campfire

This classic treat gets a major upgrade with shortbread-like graham crackers, vanilla marshmallows and salted milk chocolate. Sit around the fire pit with dad enjoying s'mores while he regales you with his childhood tall-tales or favorite memories of you. BUY IT: Food52, $22

May the Ice Be With You

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, $9.98

A Father That Respects Our Mother

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: S'well, $25 and up

In-Flight Companion

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: Sugarfina, $25 or Amazon, $24.00 + shipping

My Hero

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

Bring the Heat

He's a man who can never be without an extra dose of spice. Buy him this set of miniature Sriracha2Go keychains so he'll always have his favorite hot sauce on hand. BUY IT: Sriracha2Go, $16

No More Sore Thumbs

Keep him injury free with this ingenious character 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: Monkey Business via Amazon, $9.99

A Level of Sophistication

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

A Classic for a Classic

Young or old, everyone looks great in wayfarer sunglasses. Made with zebra wood and thick black plastic frames, Woodies are durable and stylish, as well as being super affordable. BUY IT: Woodies via Amazon, $25

Confession Time

For all those apologies you never made as a kid, Emily McDowell has you covered with her clever checklist of amends. Let dad know how much you appreciate him putting up with all your childhood hijinks with this sweet card. BUY IT: Emily McDowell Studio, $4.50

His Handy Assistant

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: REI, $13.95 or Amazon, $12.99

Personalize His Style

Add a special touch to his daily suit and tie with a monogrammed tie clip. Choose the classic initials or get creative (as long as it fits) with an unforgettable date, fun nickname or latitude and longitude coordinates of a special event. BUY IT: fromtheinternet at Etsy, $12

Take the Guesswork Out of Grilling

Perfectly cooked meat every time; it's a dad's cookout dream. Help him achieve Grill Master status with this digital grilling thermometer that features 16 pre-programmable doneness levels. BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $24.95

Anytime Happy Hour

Heading to the big game or on 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

Like Father, Like Son

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

Elevate His Cookout Game

Take his grilling to the next level with this curated set of rubs. The flavorful quartet, which includes Traditional BBQ, Sweet & Smoky, Caribbean Jerk and Chipotle, are sure to enhance his already mouth-watering ribs, steaks and burgers. BUY IT: Williams Sonoma, $24.95

Papa Bear in the House

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 available in sizes small to 4X. BUY IT: ebollo at Etsy, $12.95 and up

Come On, Indulge a Little

Whether he's a man who loves to pamper himself or he's been using the same brand of soap since 1960, try Birchbox's subscription for men to broaden his grooming horizons. Each month he'll receive five products tailored just for him. BUY IT: BirchboxMan, $10 and up

Cocktails in the Garden

Give his green thumb a trio of plants to cultivate. The certified organic seeds, including mint, cinnamon basil and lemon balm seeds are the perfect fresh addition to his signature cocktail. BUY IT: modernsprout, $20

Grooming on the Go

Because he's probably due for an upgrade. Give his toiletries a new traveling case with this khaki waxed 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

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