50 Thoughtful and Inexpensive 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.

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May 15, 2023

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 50 inexpensive gift ideas under $25 that will show him how much you care and that you really were paying attention all these years.

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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.

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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.

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Dads need to practice self-care, too! Build your guy a one-of-a-kind grooming kit with supplies from Goodfellow & Co. Start by snagging the charcoal gray-and-leather dopp kit below, then fill it with new bottles of face wash, beard wash and moisturizer. This is also a great gift for Dads who travel on a regular basis.

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Looking for a Father's Day gift that's as timeless as he is? Try the Corkicle Whiskey Wedge, an artful way to chill his favorite spirits. The ice forms on one side of the glass and slowly melts away to preserve the drink's flavor for as long as possible. Also included in the set is a double old-fashioned whiskey glass.

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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.

$23.99 $18.99
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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.

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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.

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If he loves cooking with fresh herbs, then treat your favorite chef to the ultimate gift: a self-watering herb garden planter. This metal container is so compact, it can easily sit on the counter or windowsill. Meanwhile, its innovative hydro-felt pads absorb fresh water and distribute it evenly to the roots within. Now Dad can get his fix almost without lifting a finger!

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Show up and show out this Father's Day by screening one of Dad's favorite movies. This kit has almost everything you'll need to create a magical theater under the stars: a movie projector screen, ropes, clips, etc. (And did we mention that it's compatible with all projectors?) You could also opt for a new Roku Express Streaming Device, a DASH popcorn maker or a 100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster.

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For the dad with a good sense of humor and at least one daughter, we suggest this cheeky money clip. The accessory is crafted from stainless steel (so it will last for years to come) and can be customized with four lines of text.

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If Dad has a taste for tea, then surprise him with this special two-in-one glass for steeping and sipping on the go. Inside, a small strainer collects loose leaves and can even be removed to prevent the drink from getting too bitter. Meanwhile, the silicone lid acts as a cover so Dad can transport the tea to his desk or car. Since this gift is just $15, you could easily pair it with one of our other ideas down below.

From $25
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You can't go wrong with a special photo for his desk or nightstand. Put his favorite tiny (or fully grown) 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.

From $20.99
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If Dad's happy place is in the woods, then surprise him with some new camping gear. This AnorTrek hammock is crafted from lightweight (yet supremely comfortable) parachute nylon fabric, so it won't weigh down his backpack. You could also throw in a waterproof phone pouch, a new dry bag or a tent lamp.

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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.

$24.99 $21.99
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If Dad takes a lot of pride in the state of his car, then gift him a portable vacuum cleaner. This handheld device plugs right into his vehicle's cigarette lighter and uses a powerful 12V motor and flexible 16-foot-long cord to eliminate dirt. The vacuum also includes a built-in LED light so he can see and target those hard-to-reach areas.

$16.50 $13.2
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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.

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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.

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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.

From $21.95
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Give your video game-loving guy a good laugh and something special to wear this Father's Day with this matching set. Every shirt is made from 100 percent cotton and comes with a onesie in six to 24 months.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Because the retro stand is made from real records, each piece is totally unique.

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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.

$23 $22.5
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When in doubt, upgrade his favorite seat with this Felt Bedside Pocket Caddy. 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.

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Spare Dad the headache of untangling charging cables and cords with this sophisticated tech organizer. The case is made from durable nylon and can fit AirPods, charging squares, lightning cables, memory cards and more.

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