30 Best Father's Day Gifts Under $30

Show Dad how much you care this Father's Day with one of these thoughtful yet budget-friendly gifts.

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May 20, 2020

Dads are notoriously difficult to shop for. What more could they possibly need beyond our unconditional love and maybe new socks? Just kidding. But we've truly discovered that it's the small, simple things that make the greatest impact on the men in our lives. Narrow in on what Dad loves, and you're set for life in the gift-giving department. Our budget-friendly gift ideas aren't just for Father's Day either; shop our picks for every gifting occasion all year long and make him feel like the rockstar he is.

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Reflecting Mother Nature's beauty, this wenge-wood 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 is designed to keep beverages hot and cold up to 24 hours.

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Support United by Blue's conservation efforts, as well as Dad's love for being on the go, with this 10-ounce stainless-steel cup. The carabiner handle means Dad can hook it on virtually anything so he never forgets his reusable cup again.

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Perfect for those who crave great coffee on the go, the Aeropress brews an exceptionally smooth cuppa without the bitterness. Simply add hot water, stir and press for 20 to 40 seconds to brew a top-notch mug of coffee — or up to three shots of espresso — in about a minute.

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Keep Dad's coffee warm all morning with an electric mug warmer. This handy device comes with three temperature settings and automatic shut-off after four hours (which is surely enough time to finish that cup of coffee).

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Give his glass a shot of Star Wars epicness with Death Star-shaped ice. The silicone mold creates the ice ball with ease, then he just has to throw it in the dishwasher to clean.

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$14.49 (Pack of 2)

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.

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For recipes that call for continuous stirring, here's a clever time- and arm-saver he'll truly appreciate. A chef-worthy, perfectly-stirred polenta is on the way!

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$39.95 $30

Take his grilling to the next level with this curated set of barbeque sauces and rubs. The flavorful kit, which includes Honey Barbecue Sauce, Maine Seafood Rub and Maple Chipotle Grille Sauce, is sure to enhance his already mouth-watering ribs and pulled pork sandwiches.

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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.

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If Dad’s a sports fanatic and loves to grill, this oven mitt is the best of both worlds. The spirited design takes the iconic image of the foam finger and creates a one-of-a-kind oven mitt that can handle the heat in style. Choose teams across every league, from the NBA to the NHL, to score a perfect match.

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Keep him injury-free with this ingenious gadget 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.

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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 21-in-one multi-tool is a bottle opener, ruler, cell phone kickstand, flat and Phillips screwdriver, and more.

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

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

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Keep all his beloved tech in one, easy-to-find spot with this charging station. Crafted from durable silicone in a compact design, it’ll hold and charge his iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch.

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Help Dad perfect his smartphone photography skills with this handy kit. This compact set comes with four lenses, a tripod, phone holder, lens clip, Bluetooth shutter remote, cleaning cloth, waterproof bag and more.

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Dad can take his music everywhere he goes — even the shower — with this top-rated portable Bluetooth speaker. Equipped with a detachable suction cup and a metal hook, it’s easy to attach to bathroom tiles and mirrors or clip to a backpack.

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BruMate's patented can coolers will ensure Dad never drinks warm beer again. Their Hopsulator Trio set is truly the versatile can cooler in the world. It fits 16-ounce craft cans, comes with an adapter for 12-ounce cans, and with one quick switch, turns into a 16-ounce pint glass.

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$17.99 $10

Take his sandwich-making game up a notch with the Dash Express Pocket Sandwich Maker. This handy, little appliance can prepare a hot panini in minutes — no pans required.

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$49.99 $27

There’s nothing quite like enjoying the outdoors from the comfort of a hammock. And doesn’t Dad deserve some much-needed relaxation? This portable hammock is made of high-quality, breathable parachute nylon fabric that’s quick-drying and machine washable, providing the most comfortable lounge experience anywhere he can tie it up.

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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.

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$30 (3-Month Subscription)

Maybe Dad could use a little guidance in the grooming department, and Birchbox is here to help. This $30 gift card can be redeemed for a three-month subscription to Birchbox Grooming. Each month he’ll receive five deluxe grooming samples, from bar soap and face cleanser to deodorant and beard oil. That's plenty of time to get him hooked on his monthly surprise gift.

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Display his daddy status with a playful t-shirt that's both charming and comfy. This pre-washed, classic-fit tee is next-level soft and comes in sizes small to XXXL for dads of all types.

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If Dad spends way too much time watching reruns of The Office (and quoting Michael Scott), then he needs this official Dunder Mifflin baseball cap. The six-panel cotton cap features a curved brim and adjustable strapback for an extra-comfortable fit.

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Dress up Dad's feet with a pair of Happy Socks. The banana design is a fun way to show that he's truly a "cool dad."

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$40 $24

Keep Dad's feet cozy all year long with these cushioned, memory-foam slippers from Pendleton. A faux-shearling lining and micro-suede exterior mean warm toes January through December.

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$35 $27

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.

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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.

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$39.99 $25

Give Dad all the fun of classic foosball without breaking the bank. This tabletop foosball game is compact for easy storage and portability, so he can tote it just about anywhere he wants to play.

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For those days when he can’t get out to the lake, this electronic fishing game should do the trick. With a variety of options, he can choose to "fish" in a lake, stream or deep sea. It feels just like the real thing, and he can cast, catch and reel them in to score points.

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