In this year’s 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 find a special Father’s Day gift.

We’ve scoured the corners of the web to find affordable, cool gifts for all kinds of dads, whatever your budget. And 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 he’ll love — in addition to a handwritten card from the kids, of course.

We hope you’ll find a Father’s Day gift here that’s meaningful, perfect for his tastes and interests, and hopefully delivers lots of awwwwww-ing.

Above: Personalized Moon & Back Keychain; Original Berf Shirt; Dad, I Wrote A Book About You


30 Father's Day gifts to wow him for less than $20: Cool Mom Picks

30 Cool Gifts for Dads Under $20:
Affordable Favorites for Father’s Day

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Cool Father's Day gifts under $20: Fill-in-the-blank keepsake book

Dad, I Wrote a Book About You

($10.99, Amazon)
You (or the kids) fill in the prompts and he has a keepsake forever.

Father's Day gifts under $20: Men's flannel button-down in 20 colors at Kohl's

Men’s Flannel Button-Down in 20 Colors

($8.99, Kohl’s on sale)
Perhaps he has an old one that uh…needs replacing? At this price, get two!


Father's Day gifts under $20: Dad's personalized ice cream spoon with your choice of sayings

Dad’s Personalized Ice Cream Spoon

($16, Mountain Bird Banners)
If you want to indulge him, tuck away a few pints of his favorite flavors in the freezer to go with these personalized vintage spoons.


Cool Father's Day gifts under $20: Custom baseball from Game Ball Workshop

Personalized Baseball for Dad

($16.99, Game Ball Workshop)
This cool Father’s Day gift under $20 makes  great little desk object. Just don’t mistake it for one you actually play with.

Campfire Roasting Kit: Father's Day gifts under $20

Campfire Roasting Kit

($15.99 on sale, Target – 60% off!)
Don’t think of it is a s’mores kit; think of it as time with the kids.


Gamer Dad tee on Etsy: Cool Father's Day gifts under $20

Gamer Dad T-Shirt

($17, Shopping Station 06 — get 25% off through 5/31/24)
If Playstation is his love language, we love this t-shirt for new dads. (Xbox dads qualify too, BTW.)

Father's Day gifts under $20: What I love about Dad custom photo book from Pinhole press. 25% off for a limited time!

What I Love About Dad Custom Photo Book

($16.49, Pinhole Press; all Father’s Day photo gifts 25% off with code DADSDAY)
One of our favorite custom photo gift companies does it again, with this heartfelt, affordable Father’s Day gift under $20 that he’ll keep forever.


Father's Day gifts under $20: His favorite NCAA team mug in black

Black Ceramic Mug with his Favorite NCAA Team 

($14.99, Target)
Probably the coolest team mugs we’ve ever seen.

MYO Chili Crunch: Great Father's Day gift under $20

A (Semi-) Homemade Jar of Chili Crunch

($8.29/pack, The Spice House)
We’ve gifted this to the dads in our own families and big hit! Just add your own canola oil, a little sesame oil, and pop it into a mason jar with a handmade gift tag.

Father's Day gifts under $20: 80s retro things to remember notebook looks like a VCR tape!

Retro 80s VCR-Style Notebook

($6.99, The Wright Agency on Amazon)
For plotting, journaling, or just making a list of all the 80s bands he thinks you should know.

Free printable coupon book for dad from Skip to My Lou

Free 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!

To the Moon and Back personalized keychain for dad | Father's Day gifts under $20 | heartfelt tokens

To the Moon and Back Personalized Key Chain

($16.96+, Heartfelt Creations — with 25% off through June 17)
For a little more, you can add tag with the  kids’ names. It’s the sweetest Father’s Day gift under $20.


Great Father's Day gifts under $20: Leather AirPod case from Verona Leather

Personalized Leather AirPods Case

($19.99, Verona Leather – Save 25% through 5/31/24)
With or without personalization, it has the added benefit of keeping the kids from claiming his AirPods.

Bocce ball travel set: Father's Day gifts under $20

Bocce Ball Travel Set

($19.99, Kohl’s)
For the backyard, trips to the park, or trips to the grandparents. Great game to play with the kids.

Father's Day gifts under $20: Jason Markk sneaker cleaning set

Jason Markk Sneaker Cleaning Kit

($18, Nordstrom)
It’s gotta be the shoes. (He’ll remember that reference.)

Cool but practical Father's Day gifts: Cast iron grill press at Sur La Table.

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.


Portable outdoor folding chair: Father's Day gifts under $20

Portable Outdoor Quad Chair

($9.99 on sale, Target)
For rooting on the sidelines, roasting s’mores around a campfire, or chilling in the backyard, it’s time he gets his own chair that the kids won’t try to steal.

Father's Day Gifts under $20: Fender 12-pack of picks

Fender Guitar Pick 12-Pack

($5.99, Guitar Center; save 10% on first purchase when you create an account)
The best-seller is so affordable! And cool! If he doesn’t play guitar yet, this will make him want to.


1Up Card Vintage Video Cartridge Cleaning Set: Father's Day gifts under $20

1Up Card Video Game Cartridge Cleaning Kit 

($14.99, Amazon)
Does he still have his Gameboy? Super NES? N64? Help him restore old-school games so you can play together.


Best Dad Ever Mug: Handmade Father's Day gift under $20

Best Dad Ever StonewareMug

($17.99, Sweetwater Decor; with 25% off through 6/17/24)
A step above the standard printed ones, at such a great price.

The Original Berf Chicagoland: Shirt for fans of The Bear

The Original Berf Shirt

($18.99, Original Berf of Chicagoland via Amazon)
Is he a fan of The Bear? Then you’ve found his Father’s Day Gift

Related: 10 really cool Father’s Day gifts that are unique — but not weird

Cool but practical Father's Day gifts: Sandalwood beard pick from Evan Alex GroomingHandcrafted Sandalwood Wooden Beard Pick

($12.99, Evan Alexander Fine Grooming)
Also featured in our list of Cool But Practical Father’s Day Gifts, it’s perfect for keeping his beard looking fire.

Cool Father's Day gifts under $20: Hashtag goals personalized notepadHashtag-Goals Personalized Notepad

($10.49 on sale, Shutterfly)
You may say he’s a dreamer.

I Am Superman Book by Brad Meltzer: Father's Day gifts under $20

I Am Superman Book

($10.94, Amazon)
From best-seller Brad Meltzer’s new Stories Change the World picture books series, it’s a perfect gift from a kid to a Super Dad — or just a Superhero fan — to read together.

Useful Father's Day gifts under $20: Dopp kit from Carhartt.

Carhartt Toiletry Kit

($17.29-19.99, Amazon)
It’s wonderful on its own, or fill it with a favorite product or two that he loves.


Father's Day gifts under $20: Resettable combination lock for a bike or stroller

Resettable Combination Lock for Bikes or Strollers

($13.99, 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.

Cool Father's Day gifts under $20: Pride socks

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!)

Bushwick Kitchen Weak Knees Sriracha: Great Father's Day gifts under $20.

Bushwick Kitchen’s Weak Knees Cochujang Sriracha

($12.99, Amazon; 20% off coupon with subscribe-and-save)
This stuff is amazing. A-ma-zing. Plus e ingredient sourced from this company supports local purveyors.


Cool Father's Day gifts under $20: Personalized stepdad artwork

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 will appreciate this more than you can imagine.

Father's Day gift ideas: Donation to World Central Kitchen

Support for an Organization That Takes Care of Others

(Photo: World Central Kitchen/
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 donate to one of our favorite nonprofits, World Central Kitchen, which feeds people where they’re needed most. If he’s the kind of dad who feels his family is everything he needs, these can be truly meaningful Father’s Day gifts at any price.