Of course your love don’t cost a thing and the handmade cards and heartfelt DIY gifts always go straight to the heart. But if you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift under $25 that makes a big splash with a smaller budget, we’ve found some seriously cool ideas for the next installment of our 2016 Father’s Day Gift Guide.

Just think of it as us doing all the work searching so you don’t have to. We hope you love them as much as we do!


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Father's Day gifts under $25: My father gave me the greatest gift coffee mug on Etsy

Inspirational Father’s Day Mug

Every time we start thinking mugs are a cop-out gift, we find one that totally speaks to us. This sentiment is so perfect on its own, but the 11 oz coffee mug gets more special when you fill it with his favorite candies, a handful of DIY coupons, or a bag of really great coffee. ($14.99, The HoldFastery; 15 oz size for $17.99 )



Father's Day gifts under $25: Rad Dad hand embroidered pocket square from Jack Spade, providing jobs to Rwanda artisans

Rad Dad Pocket Square

From the Jack Spade On Purpose collection, this is created by independent businesses in Rwanda to provide income and trade skills to local adults. Have it monogrammed any way you’d like — but we think “rad dad” is kind of…rad. ($23.80 Jack Spade with 15% discount from email signup)


Father's Day gifts under $25: Beard balms in fun themes + a natural shave brush

Beard Balm + Proraso Natural Shave Brush

Yes, together they come out to more than $25 but we can’t choose between them! Beard Balms are made just for The Adventurer, The Gentleman, and our favorite, The Beast. And that natural boar bristle shave brush made in collab between Proraso and Omega is exquisite. (Beard Balms $22.95 at Gent Supply Co; Brush $19 at Sephora)


Father's Day gifts under $25: Oregon Distiller's Truffle Collection, made with seriously amazing small-batch liquors and liqueurs

Oregon Distillers Craft Truffle Collection 

Includes flavors like Oregon Spirit Distiller’s Wild Card Absinthe, Clear Creek Distillery’s Oregon Apple Brandy, and Rogue Ale Dead Guy Whisky. This is one to enjoy after the kids are in bed. ($20, Moonstruck Chocolate; be sure to confirm shipping available to your state)


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Father's Day gifts under $25: Personalized set of football photo coasters from Paper Culture

Personalized football photo coaster set

You pick the colors and the photo, Paper Culture makes the set of coasters. Bonus points if you can find a photo of the kids wearing his own fave team jersey. ($19.99/12 with 20% discount, paper culture)


Father's Day gifts under $25: Personalized Game of Thrones house t-shirt. So awesome!

Game of Thrones Personalized House Tee

Why show allegiance to House Stark or House Targaryen when he can pay homage to his own clan. It’s way more affordable than a life-sized replica of the Iron Throne, and easier to take care of than adolescent dragons. ($27 Vinyl Al Kimmy)


Cool Father's Day gifts under $25: Wooden grill plank set

Grilling Wood Planks Sampler Set

According to the editors of Food 52 and our own Stacie Billis of Cool Mom Eats, personalized steak irons are so last year. If he’s a master griller, he can try his hand with this set and see the difference a plank of cedar, hickory, or northwest alder makes to the flavr of his salmon or steak. ($20–25, Provision by Food 52)


Father's Day gifts under $25: Prince: The Hits and the B-Sides on CD or MP3.

Prince: The Hits & B Sides

We’re not recommending this so we can listen to it too, or anything. No, of course not. ($22.68 CD  or $23.99 MP3, Amazon)


Father's Day gifts under $25: Printable dad definition artwork - so sweet!

Printable dad definition poster

So sweet, whether he’s a new dad or a great grandfather to many. But hey, any “living room dancer” at all deserves a nod, right?  ($5, alex and co pretty prints on Etsy)


Father's Day gifts under $25: Cool Father's Day gifts under $25: Tactical Dad Diaper Bag

Tactical Dad Diaper Bag

Love this affordable, basic, no-frills diaper bag that he’ll never confuse with anyone else’s. ($24.99 on sale at Think Geek through 6/8)

Father's Day gifts under $25: Personalized perpetual desk calendar from Pinhole Press - modern and lovely

Personalized Perpetual Desk Calendar

Order soon for this sweet perpetual desk calendar, customized with a favorite photo and even a few words of love on the front cover. Love the modern design — and the price. ($24.99, Pinhole Press)



Customizable and personalized funny Father's Day cards at Cardfool


Father's Day gifts under $25: A pint of his favorite ice cream or gelato, and a hand-engraved spoon from Milk + Honey Luxuries

Dad’s Own Ice Cream Spoon + His Favorite Pint

The only thing more indulgent than a pint of the totally rich, amazing Talenti gelato, is his very own spoon with which to eat it. Or hey, Haagen Dazs, B&J, Steve’s Ice Cream — whatever he loves is perfect. Sharing optional, but of course encouraged. ($18, Milk and Honey luxuries; Talenti Gelato varies)


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Father's Day gifts under $25: Personalized wooden iPhone case at Hatch - lots of designs to choose from

Personalized wooden iphone case

We love woodworker Matt McCoy’s affordable personalized iPhone cases that come with so many graphics, from sugar skulls to wild animals. But this swallow tattoo is extra-cool. ($15, Hatch)


Father's Day gifts under $25: Limited edition Blue Note Moleskine notebooks for jazz lovers

Blue Note Limited Edition Moleskines

If he’s a fan of Monk, Blakey, Burrell or Hubbard, there’s a commemorative jazz legend Moleskine with his name on it. Well actually, with their names on it — but inside the covers he can make it all his own. ($19.95-$24.95, Moleskine)


Father's Day gifts under $25: Great Father's Day gift from kids with two dads: My dads Rock burlap print

My Dads Rock Burlap Print

If you’ve got two dads to celebrate this Father’s Day, this print is such a cool, affordable way to do it. Just be sure to get them each their own card — no fair doing sharesies on Father’s Day! ($15 Marcee Duggar Designs)


Father's Day gifts under $25: If you're going the tie for Father's Day route, we love this modern Topman Floral Black and White Tie

Topman Floral Print Tie

If you’re going to go the tie route, shake things up with this totally on-trend black-and-white floral from Topman. That’s one cool dad who can pull this off. ($20, Nordstrom)


Father's Day gifts under $25: Weak Knees Gochujang Brooklyn-made Sriracha

Weak Knees Gochujang Sriracha

Will two bottles even be enough? ($16/2-pack, Food 52)


Father's Day gifts under $25: Clashist cord tacos are such a cool way to keep tech wrangled on the go | This is Ground

Clashist Cord Tacos

Whether he’s a fan of Bowie, Bill Murray, Kurt Cobain, or would appreciate the meta wink to a collection of traditional Father’s Day gifts like ties and cologne, this is the coolest way to to keep his cords wrangled when he’s on the go. ($12 each or 5/$40, This Is Ground)


Father's Day gifts under $25: Because I'm Your Dad, by Ahmet Zappa

Because I’m Your Dad, by Ahmet Zappa

All books make great gifts for any occasion, but for Father’s Day from a kid, we adore Ahmet Zappa’s new book filled with fun wishes and dreams from a father to a child. Dan Santat’s illustrations bring it to life playfully and perfectly. ($5.64, Amazon)

Father's Day gifts under $25: Sony MDRX 110 Stereo Headset offers great sound at an unbelievable price

Sony MDRZX110 ZX Series Stereo Headphones

Rich bass and well-balanced sound from Sony for a truly terrific price. Throw in an iTunes or Amazon music gift card while you’re at it. ($14.68 on sale, Amazon)


Father's Day gifts under $25: Personalized wooden army knife by woodworker Matt McCoy

Personalized Wooden Army Knife

Again from Matt McCoy, we couldn’t resist this personalized knife which you can have engraved with a flag, an icon, or his own initials. He needs about 3-5 days to make it so order soon! ($22, Hatch)


Father's Day gifts under $25: Flock of Chicks in his honor donated to a family in need through Heifer Int'l


A Flock of Chicks For a Family In Need 

If he already has everything he needs, he may be more delighted to give something to another family. A donation in his honor to his favorite charity is incredibly thoughtful; if Heifer is on that list, we love their gifts that not only provide them with a direct food source, but sustainable income for families in need around the world. ($20, Heifer International)