In our 2023 Father’s Day Gift Guide, we’re excited to share a fantastic selection of our favorite Father’s Day gifts under $20. Because we know that you don’t have to spend a ton to get some amazing Father’s Day gifts.
We’ve truly scoured the corners of the web to find the coolest gifts for all kinds of dads at prices to fit any budget. But we’ve also worked hard to make sure everything in our gift guide is high value — after all the dads and grandpas in our lives deserve something cool, in addition to a handwritten card from the kids, of course.
We hope you’ll find a Father’s Day gift here that’s useful, stylish, and ready for lots of awwwwwwww-ing.
– This post has been updated for 2023 –
The best gifts for dads under $20: Our favorites for Father’s Day 2023
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Dad, I Wrote a Book About You ($13.29, Amazon)
You fill in the prompts, he has a keepsake forever.
“Awesome Like My Daughter” t-shirt ($18.95, Gorilla Rex)
As daughters ourselves, we may be a little biased here, but what a great message.
Black ceramic mug with his favorite NCAA team ($14.99, Target)
Probably the coolest team mugs we’ve ever seen.
80s nostalgia VHS journal by Denik ($15.99, The Revival)
For plotting, journaling, or just making a list of all the 80s bands he thinks you should know.
Cast iron grill press ($8.99 on sale, Sur la Table)
Of course a grilling gift for Father’s Day! If he’s already got all the tools he needs, this is a pro way to get those burgers leaner, that bacon flatter, and those paninis perfect.
Personalized leather AirPods case ($13.99-$18.19, Verona Leather)
With or without personalization, it may keep the kids from swiping his AirPods.
Custom Printed Baseball ($15.99, Game Ball Workshop)
A great little desk object for a Father’s Day gift. Just don’t mistake it for one you actually play with.
I Love Us: A Book About Family ($8.99, Amazon)
Perfect gift from the kids. The fill-in-the blank family tree makes it a keepsake as well as a bedtime story.
1Up Card Video Game Cartridge Cleaning Set ($14.99, Amazon)
Does he still have his Gameboy? Help him restore old school games for Nintendo, Super NES, N64, and more.
Lyre’s Italian Orange non-alcohol spirits ($16.99, Amazon)
For when he wants a cocktail with all the flavor but none of the booze..
Printable Father’s Day coupon book (free, Skip to My Lou)
Fill a coupon book with a dozen or more IOU gifts to dad from the kids–he will really love this!
Hashtag Goals personalized notepad ($7.50, Shutterfly)
You may say he’s a dreamer.
Carhartt toiletry kit ($19.99 in black or brown, Amazon)
It’s wonderful on its own, or fill it with a favorite product or two that he loves.
Hatch rocks glass (set of 4 for $19.90, Crate & Barrel)
Has he been meaning to replace the mismatched set? Cheers!
Pride Dress Socks ($11.95, Gent Supply Co)
If you’re Father’s Day shopping for two dads, you’ll need two pairs. (Not just two socks!)
Kitchen apron with pockets ($14.99 on clearance, Crate & Barrel)
For grilling burgers, chopping veggies, rolling sushi, or making Sunday morning French Toast. Just not on Father’s Day Sunday!
Jason Markk Sneaker Cleaning Kit ($18, Nordstrom)
It’s gotta be the shoes. (He’ll remember that reference.)
Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson ($16.56, Amazon)
A great new biography always makes a cool, affordable Father’s Day gift. This one covers the legend behind the man behind the legend.
Bushwick Kitchen’s Weak Knees Cochujang Sriracha ($11.99, Amazon)
This stuff is amazing. A-ma-zing. And every ingredient sourced from this company supports local purveyors.
Comfy men’s sweatshirt in multiple colors | $14.99, H&M
Perhaps he has an old one that uh…needs replacing?
Personalized “Bonus Dad” artwork
($6/instant download – $15+/printed, Little Tree Lane Design)
If you need a cool Father’s Day gift for your stepfather, or other father-ish figure, he’ll will appreciate this more than you can imagine.
Resettable combination bike or stroller lock ($13.99-$14.99, Amazon)
If he likes to go for long bike rides or to take the baby for a ride on sunny days, he’ll appreciate a solid lock for those bathroom–or iced coffee–pit stops.
Support for organizations that takes care of others (Photo: World Central Kitchen/WCK.org)
Take the kids shopping for Items for the local food pantry. Set up an assembly line to make sandwiches for your city’s soup kitchen. Or make a donation to one of our favorite nonprofits, World Central Kitchen, which feeds people where they’re needed most. Especially if he feels his family is everything he needs, these can be truly meaningful Father’s Day gifts, whatever you spend.