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.
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 $18, Uncommon Goods
Just add his favorite coffee beans.
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, by Me Book $10, Uncommon Goods
Perfect Father’s Day gift from the children — or the adult children
Handcrafted Land of the Brave Pocket Square $15, Mo’s Bows
Made in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Yoda Best Dad Star Wars Cookies $14/12, Sugarberry Sweets
Funny, geeky and delicious? The Father’s Day gift trifecta!
Dad Jokes T-Shirt $20 Printed Tulip
Get one for every dad and grandpa you know
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 Monthly Tie Club $10/month, Cratejoy
Ties for Father’s Day? Yes, when they’re this cool. And for $20, he’ll get two!
Zulay Metal-Hinged Juicer $15.99, Amazon
A gourmet dad will love it.
Soundbot Wireless Bluetooth Sport Headphones $17.94, Amazon
Highly rated sound for a really fab price.
US Constitution Bar Glass $15, Uncommon Goods
…and the pursuit of happiness
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 $15.99, Wine.com
For after the kids are in bed.
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 Photo Book $16.99, Pinhole Press
Amazing price for a beautiful keepsake Father’s Day gift
Proraso Shave Cream $9.50, Amazon
The best stuff. Seriously.
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 $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 $12, Anthropologie
Make time to fill it in with him over time. He’ll love it
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 $14.50, Gent Supply Co
Yes, so maybe it’s meant for Mom. That’s okay.