25 Thoughtful Father's Day Gifts Under $25
Show Dad that you care a lot (without spending too much) with these heartfelt Father's Day gift ideas.
Dads are notoriously difficult to shop for. What could they possibly need beyond our unconditional love and maybe new socks? (Just kidding!) But over the years, we've learned that the best Father's Day gifts are usually the ones that come straight from the heart or solve an everyday problem.
Even better? Thoughtful gifts that you didn't spend a lot of money on, because Dad taught you to be frugal. Here are 25 gift ideas under $25 that will show him how much you care and that you really were paying attention all these years.
Every grill master needs a pit mitt. Encourage Dad to do what he loves and to put safety first with this protective arm covering. The pit mitt is crafted from heat-resistant aramid fibers that can withstand up to 475 degrees, and it has an extra-long cuff to prevent his wrist and forearm from getting singed.
If Dad takes a lot of pride in the state of his car, then gift him a portable shop vacuum cleaner. This handheld device plugs right into his vehicle's cigarette lighter and uses a powerful 12V motor and flexible 3-foot-long hose to eliminate dirt. The vacuum also includes four attachments so he can target those hard-to-reach areas.
Dads need to practice self-care, too. Help him set up and maintain a new skincare routine with this Facial Care Gift Set from Goodfellow & Co. The three-pack includes a bottle of face wash, face scrub and face lotion. (So he knows exactly which order to go in.) Plus, each item smells like fresh Moroccan Mint & Cedar.
For the dad who has a good sense of humor and at least one daughter, we suggest this adorable money clip. The piece is crafted from stainless steel, so it will last for years to come, and it can be customized with four lines of text.
You can never go wrong with a special photo for his desk or nightstand. Put his favorite people on display with this Golden Dad custom photo art from Minted. You'll choose the color theme and size of the print, then upload three images to fill out the text.
If Dad's always initiating conversation after dinner, then delight him with a set of Table Topics. Each lucite cube contains 135 cards with questions like, "What's the nicest thing you've ever done for someone?" and "What do you admire most about your parents?" They're practically guaranteed to get everyone talking!
Show your favorite handyman how much you care, and protect his hands from injury with this clever gadget. The magnetic tool holds nails in place so he doesn't have to risk smashing his fingers, and it's compact enough that he can stash it in his pocket or on his tool belt.
If he's particularly proud of his alma mater, then Dad might need one of these collegiate pint glasses. There are 22 college campuses represented in the collection, and each design was made in collaboration with alumni, locals, faculty and fans. The result is a thoughtful gift packed with school spirit.
Isn't there a rule somewhere that says dads have to know everything? (Or is it just that they're always bragging about knowing everything?) Either way, make sure your father figure's on top of his trivia with Factourism: An Illustrated Journey of Funny, Horrible, and Unbelievable Facts About...Everything. He'll love learning about 150 of the most interesting things that have ever happened.
For the dad who does it all (goes to the gym, squeezes in a pick-up game with friends and still has time to chase after his kids), we suggest a streamlined workout bag. This handsome duffel features a large zippered compartment for a change of clothes, plus two mesh pockets for bottles and a lower storage compartment for tennis shoes. You can even choose from seven colors to complement his style.
If he has a taste for the finer things (read: fresh herbs), then surprise him with this self-watering herb garden planter. The sleek metal unit occupies a pretty small footprint, so he can station it on the counter or windowsill, and it uses innovative hydro-felt pads to refresh the roots. And, the planter is dishwasher safe.
Okay, how sweet is this? Give Dad a piece of you to carry everywhere he goes with this personalized photo keychain. The brown leather strap can be embossed with his favorite title (like Pop or Grandad) and will make a handsome addition to his everyday essentials.
What do you get the man who's always on the move? Try 100 Drives, 5,000 Ideas. This informative travel guide describes 100 epic journeys through 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces to give your adventurous Dad fresh road trip inspiration. He can flip through the book at home or keep it in arm's reach on the passenger seat.
If he's into hiking, camping or fishing, then he could probably use a new dry bag. We love this 1.5-liter container from Kikkerland Design because it's completely waterproof, durable and boasts a roll-top closure that he can clip onto his pack. He'll never want to leave home without it.
Celebrate Dad and his incredible taste in music with this Upcycled Vinyl Album Display. The pedestal is sculpted from two recycled records and helps showcase the dust jacket while he listens to the album. Best of all? Because the retro stand is made from real records, each piece is totally unique.
Give your favorite golfer the greatest gift of all: A ball-retrieving stick so he doesn't have to bend down on the green. The plastic tube is designed to slip right into his bag, and it's extremely light so it won't weigh heavily on his shoulders. Best of all? The shagger can hold up to 23 balls at once!
If he's an avid reader, then surprise him with this cheeky bookmark. A magnetic closure holds the bookmark in place, while the soft faux-leather shell protects the pages from damage. The handy gift also works on legal pads, notebooks and other stationery.
Keep him safe on those late-night bike rides or runs with this Illumiseen LED reflective belt. The lightweight design gives him complete freedom of movement while maximizing his visibility in the evenings. He can also snap the belt in place with just one click and change the light from flashing to glowing.
When in doubt, upgrade his favorite seat with this Sofa Essentials Side Pocket. The heather gray flap tucks into the arm of the chair and gives him a convenient storage caddy for the remote, his iPad and other tech, reading glasses, etc. A small opening on the bottom even allows Dad to run charging cables through, just in case he needs to power his phone.
It's no secret that Dad is obsessed with the family dog. (AKA, his other child.) Our advice? Lean into it with this hilarious custom dog face mug. You'll submit a clear image to the seller, then personalize the block text with the pup's name and the parent's preferred title.
Now, this is a gift he didn't know he needed. Give Dad the tools he needs to escape a roadside emergency with this two-in-one USB charger. Inside the sleek shell, he'll find a safety cutter for slicing through seatbelts and a hammer for shattering car windows. He can keep the device plugged into his cigarette lighter or store it in his glove compartment.
If all he really wants is more time with his kids, then toss Dad this Cipton Light-Up Frisbee and head to the backyard. Color-changing LEDs make it easy to spot the disc midair (or behind a bush) and keep the game going well past sunset.