We love helping you all solve your greatest gift giving conundrums, and high on that list: How do I get an affordable Father’s Day gift that’s $20 or under, that doesn’t feel like some cheap trinket? Well, we hear you! And we’ve got nearly 2 dozen cool, creative ideas for you that show that even though it’s the thought that counts, that thought can be, “I’m getting my dad something awesome this year.”

Be sure to also check our entire Father’s Day gift guide for affordable gifts across every category. Because whether he’s a new dad, a grandpa, a sporty dad, or a styling dad, bet we’ve got an idea that’s just right for him.

Related: Our 2018 Father’s Day Gift Guide: Dozens of gift ideas for dads and grandpas of all kinds!


Custom wooden daddy frame | Father's Day gifts under $20

Custom 4×6 Daddy Frame  $20 Chicago Factory Gifts
Such a lovely Father’s Day gift keepsake, worthy of the picture it holds

Anatomy of a Father's Heart Mug | Father's Day gifts under $20

Anatomy of a Father’s Heart Mug $18, Uncommon Goods
Just add his favorite coffee beans.

Little green army men toy socks | Father's Day gifts under $20

Little Green Army Men Toy Socks $10 Uncommon Goods
Whether he grew up with these guys or just has a thing for Toy Story.

What I Love About Dad fill-in-the-blank book | Father's Day gifts under $20

What I Love About Dad, by Me Book  $10, Uncommon Goods
Perfect Father’s Day gift from the children — or the adult children

Related: Creative DIY Father’s Day gifts from the kids

Land of the Brave handmade pocket square by Mo's Bos | Fantastic Father's Day gifts under $20

Handcrafted Land of the Brave Pocket Square $15, Mo’s Bows
Made in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

               Yoda Best Star Wars cookie gift box | Cool Father's Day gifts under $20

Yoda Best Dad Star Wars Cookies $14/12, Sugarberry Sweets
Funny, geeky and delicious? The Father’s Day gift trifecta!

Dad jokes tee | Cool Father's Day gifts under $20

Dad Jokes T-Shirt  $20 Printed Tulip
Get one for every dad and grandpa you know


John McCain's The Restless Wave: Great Father's Day gift ideas under $20

The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations
by John McCain and Mark Salter
 $17.98, Amazon
An instant best-seller for good reason.

Spiffster tie of the month subscription from Cratejoy: Father's Day gifts under$20

Spiffster Monthly Tie Club $10/month, Cratejoy
Ties for Father’s Day? Yes, when they’re this cool. And for $20, he’ll get two!

Related: 21 creative Father’s Day gifts for the man who has everything, including great taste



Best Citrus Juicer: The Zulay Metal Hinged Manual Squeezer (and we tried 5!)

Zulay Metal-Hinged Juicer $15.99, Amazon
A gourmet dad will love it.


Dad-Daughter Wish Bracelet Set | Father's Day gifts under $20

Dad-Daughter Wish Bracelet Set  $10.62, Leo and Lovey
There’s a father-son bracelet set available too. So sweet!

Soundbot Wireless Bluetooth Sports Headphones: Great sound for under $20 | Father's Day gifts

Soundbot Wireless Bluetooth Sport Headphones $17.94, Amazon
Highly rated sound for a really fab price.

US Constitution Bar Glass | Father's Day gifts under $20

US Constitution Bar Glass  $15, Uncommon Goods
…and the pursuit of happiness

Related: 9 swanky Father’s Day gift ideas for a stylish 21st century man cave | Father’s Day Gifts 2018


Mini Soul spice gift box from Penzey's: Father's Day gifts under $20

Mini Soul Box of Spices  $14.95, Penzey’s
Penzey’s has lots of wonderful mini gift boxes for chefs and grillmasters, but I love this one “for anyone on your list working to keep the goodness of the American soul alive.” Know any dads like that?


Bottle of Ferreira Ruby Port | Father's Day gifts under $20

Bottle of Ferreira Ruby Port $15.99, Wine.com
For after the kids are in bed.

Father's Day gifts $20 and under: Victorinox Swiss Army Knife supporting the Wounded Warrior Project

VIctorinox Swiss Army Knife, Wounded Warrior Project Edition $20.50, Amazon
A solid 12-function knife. 13, if you include its support of a fantastic non-profit.

All about my dad 20-page custom photo book | Father's Day gifts under $20

All About My Dad 20-Page Photo Book  $16.99, Pinhole Press
Amazing price for a beautiful keepsake Father’s Day gift

Related: 12 wonderfully creative photo gifts for dads and grandpas


Proraso Shave Cream | Father's Day gifts under $20

Proraso Shave Cream $9.50, Amazon
The best stuff. Seriously.

Father's Day gift ideas $20 and under: I'm Keith Hernandez, A Memoir

I’m Keith Hernandez: A Memoir $16.80, Amazon
11 consecutive Gold Gloves, a National League co-MVP Award, a cameo on Seinfeld, and now, a best-selling memoir. Great gift for baseball fans.


Framed Superman mandala coloring page from the kids | Printable for download | Father's Day gifts under $20

Framed Superman mandala coloring page from the kids  $3 download, Zentangle art
Kids young and old can have the best time coloring this in. Frame would be a nice touch


My Dad: An interview journal | Father's Day gifts under $20

My Dad: An Interview Journal $12, Anthropologie
Make time to fill it in with him over time. He’ll love it


Father's Day gifts $20 or under: A charitable gift in his name to an org like Donor's Choose

A charitable donation in his name
Whether you get him a charity gift card to support Donor’s Choose and give back to help make sure other kids thrive the way his are — or another org that’s near and dear to his heart — this is one gift that’s meaningful no matter how much you spend.

The boss mug | Father's Day gifts under $20

The Boss Mug $14.50, Gent Supply Co
Yes, so maybe it’s meant for Mom. That’s okay.