As much as we love shopping and splurging and splurging some more, we are also big supporters of the thought that counts, especially when it comes to Father’s Day Gifts. So if you’re looking for an affordable but cool gift for dad under $20 to go along with a picnic in the park, breakfast in bed, or just some handmade cards and a day to himself to do…whatever, we’re hooking you up with some really neat ideas. We hope they all feel like actual gifts, not trinkets from the dollar store.

Speaking of affordable gifts, we’re happy to welcome our friends at Dove Men+Care who are in part sponsoring our gift guide. We love them because they really support men who take care of themselves, and more important, take care of their families.

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Plus, because we all adore the dads, granddads and stepdads in our lives so much, be sure to check out our massive Father’s Day giveaway below, valued at over $900, that we’ve put together from some of our very favorite Father’s Day gifts. You have a chance to enter on every one of our 2014 Father’s Day Gift Guide posts which is pretty great odds for you. Good luck!

All our picks are determined solely by the editorial team; there has been no compensation in exchange for recommendations. Some products may include affiliate links.



Cool gifts for dad under $20: Hashtag Father’s Day instabook at Rag & Bone Bindery
We love pretty much everything from Rhode Island’s Rag & Bone Bindery, which still hand-binds all their lovely keepsake journals and photo books. They’ve just introduced this Hashtag Father’s Day instabook which is ready for your favorite square Instagram photos. We here that’s kind of a popular app these days ($19, Rag & Bone Bindery)


Cool gifts for dad under $20: Kollar Krack Dark Chocolate Bark with Pop Rocks
We recently fell in love with the exquisite handcrafted Kollar chocolates out of Napa Valley. While they have plenty of gourmet gifts for dads, for a sweet bargain, grab some of their clever Kollar Krack Dark Chocolate Bark with Pop Rocks which is perfect for kids at heart with adult tastebuds. ($12.50/5 oz, Kollar Chocolates; note there’s a minimum order for shipping.)


Cool gifts for dad under $20: Stamped coffee spoon at Milk and Loney Luxuries
If he measures his life in coffee spoons, bring him some coffee in bed along with this sweet hand stamped I Love You Dad coffee spoon for a gift he’ll remember, possibly every morning.   ($18, Milk and Honey Luxuries)


Cool gifts for dad under $20: Letterpress bookmark at Sesame Letterpress
We’re always fans of books as gifts, so head to your local indie book seller, find something he’s been dying to read, then make it a little more special with a Letterpress bookmark like this one from one of our favorite little Brooklyn print shops. Added bonus: Give him a coupon towards free reading time on the weekends. ($5, Sesame Letterpress)


Cool gifts for dad under $20: Gentlemen’s Club bar glasses at Gent Supply Co
A posh dad with a heart for vintage will love these funky Gentlemen’s Club bar glasses. They’re sold in pairs, but get a few more for Dads’ Night In, whether they’re filled with iced teas or something a little stronger.  ($19.95, Gent Supply Co)


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Cool gifts for dad under $20: British racing stripe bike bell at
If he’s a biker, he has to love this fun British racing stripe bike bell to keep him safe and stylish at once. Well, we love it. ($16; use our invitation link if you’re not already a member.)


Cool gifts for dad under $20: Foodie Garden at Poketo
If he’s a foodie, a gardener or both, the Foodie Garden kits really caught our eye. Each pack contains either Black Cherry Tomatoes, Scotch Bonnet Peppers, or Wild Arugula, for a dad who who can appreciate the difference between a Salad and a salad. Plus, great packaging. ($15/ea, Poketo)


Belkin Mixit In-Ear Headphones: Father's Day gift ideas under $20

Tech gifts can get pricy as we well know, and while these BelkinMixIt PureAV002 Earbuds are no Beats Solo that we’ve included as part of our giveaway, the Belkin buds get great reviews. And for under $20, you can’t go wrong whatever color you choose. If you want to get extra nice, add in an iTunes gift card ($18.49, Target)


Cool gifts for dad under $20: Scout Soap Dish at Gent Supply Co
His inner Boy Scout will love this vintage inspired Scout Soap Dish–as did we. You can package it with a great soap, like, oh, say… one of the body and face bars from Dove Men+Care? The Aqua Impact smells yummy. ($18.50, Gent Supply Co; Dove Men+Care soap $8.79 at local Target stores)


Cool gifts for dad under $20: Natural bristle shaving brush at Poketo
Also in the affordable pampering category, we love the look of the Natural bristle shaving brushes  at Poketo in three really great colors. Nice little indulgence if he doesn’t already have one, and you rarely see ones this nice at such a good price. ($20, Poketo)


Cool gifts for dad under $20: from Meredith Collie Papers
Real men write thank you notes, and every dad should have his own notecards. Check out the Gentleman’s stationery in several styles, which can be personalized for a remarkably good price. ($12 from Meredith Collie Papers, at

Cool gifts for dad under $20: Kentuckyaki at Gent Supply Co
It’s a terriyaki sauce! It’s got bourbon! It’s even vegetarian, at least until you drench a perfect cut of prime rib with it. It’s Kentuckyaki and we’re all over it. ($13.95 at Gent Supply Co)


Cool gifts for dad under $20: Dads are the Original Hipsters book at Amazon
Dads are the Original Hipsters book. What more is there to say? ($9.50, Amazon)



We’re so excited to give away one massive Father’s Day prize pack valued at more than $900, filled with some of our favorite gifts for dads. In fact, we want to steal them all.


Cool Mom Picks Father's Day gift guide giveaway 2014


•Collection of 10 Dove Men+Care skin products including dual-sided shower tool, 2 bottles of Body+Face Wash, 2 Body Bars, Thickening Shampoo, 2 in 1 Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner, Cool Silver Antiperspirant, Clinical Protection Antiperspirant, Hydrate Face Wash, and Hydrate Face Lotion
Beats By Dre Solo Headphones available at Target
Custom keychain with your child’s artwork from Metalmorphosis
Dad’s Gotta Eat gourmet collection from MOUTH
Moleskine myCloud Messenger Bag
Duck Island Dopp Kit from Zady (to keep all those cool Dove products)
J Press York Street fine corded tie from Zady
Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments by Mike Adamick




Also a big thanks to our wonderful sponsor Dove Men+Care. Visit their website for more info about their terrific skin, hair and body products, and follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook because that’s how we all roll these days.

Other 2014 Father’s Day Gift Guide posts:
Personalized Gifts for Dad
Gourmet Gifts for Dad
Gifts for the Stylish Dad
Gift Ideas for New Dads
Best Books for Dads
Gifts for the Dad who has Everything
10 Cool DIY Gifts from the Kids