Hello fellow procrastinators! I’m terrible at gifts. Or remembering important dates in general, for that matter. So I’m usually shopping for gifts at the very last minute, in a desperate search. I also found in my search for the perfect father’s day gift that everyone was sharing ridiculously expensive gift suggestions. My dad certainly deserves nothing but the finest gift selections, but I’m positive he’d rather see me save my pretty pennies… or pay off my student loans (ha!). So I’m rounding up some top-notch father’s day gift ideas under $50.
P.S. Dad, if you’re reading this, look away! I may or may not have already purchased one of these gifts for you. 😉
I gave my dad my old iPad a little over a year ago and he LOVES it. But iPad’s are expensive. And honestly, the Fire 7 tablets are really cool and do everything an iPad can, and more. Plus, it has Amazon Alexa built in! Steven bought one a few years ago on Prime Day and he uses it more than his laptop. Long battery life, perfect screen size for watching movies on planes, and very durable. So this tablet is perfect for any dad – travelers, leisurely wine drinkers, couch warriors. It’s the perfect gift. And yes, it’s under $50. AND it ships Prime. Win.
Every dad needs a good set of BBQ tools. This set includes the three main tools you need for grilling: spatula, fork and tongs. And they’re beautiful! Made of walnut and durable stainless steel, these will surely last longer than a junk set from the local store. They’re also currently 20% off!
For those dad’s who haven’t hit retirement yet, this mini espresso machine is a must. Because, let’s face it. After years and years of drinking coffee, you need something a little stronger. The Minpresso lets you make espresso right from your desk. Just add ground coffee and water, and let the machine do its magic. Pretty cool, right? This is a gift that will definitely win some brownie points with your dad.
Almost 6 years ago, I bought my dad a no-spill insulated tumbler from Starbucks and to this day he still uses it and swears it’s the best coffee mug he’s ever had. Before retiring, he used to take it to work with him every day. Now that’s he’s home it allows him to get chores done around the house and he can take his coffee on the go while running errands. And not a drop in sight! It keeps coffee warm and prevents any spills from happening. This Simple Modern tumbler is the perfect option for dad’s who need their coffee on the go.
For those dad’s who are more active, these bluetooth headphones make an excellent gift. And before anyone immediately assumes these are junk since they’re under $25. Think again. With over 5 thousand reviews and 4.3 stars, it’s clear these are a crowd favorite. They’re noise cancelling, sweat-proof and bluetooth so you can workout or go for walks to your favorite tunes without having to be connected to your phone. Not bad for $24.
Confession: I just bought these for myself haha! Couldn’t resist. I needed a good pair of headphones for working out. And again… $24.
This is such a great buy. These are Steven’s dad’s favorite shirts to work out in or go for walks. He practically lives in them. And Nordstrom currently has them on sale for under $15! I’d recommend picking up a few – maybe a couple of colors. Every dad is sure to be thrilled with these shirts. Especially if he doesn’t have to go shopping to buy them for himself. 😉
If your dad doesn’t have an Amazon Echo Dot yet, do him a favor and buy him one. Or two. These things are the best! We have two in our tiny apartment. We bought my parents two last year. And we bought Steven’s parents two. Everyone loves these. I can’t even remember what life was like before Alexa. We have it hooked up to our lamps, thermostat, and pendant lights and it really the best thing ever. And for all you super procrastinators, this ships for free with Amazon Prime… in one day. Boom.
This is probably the coolest gift on this entire list and the one I was most excited about. Mostly because I didn’t even know this was a thing! The temperature indicator allows you to check the temperature without having to lift the lid on the grill allowing your food to cook properly. The iGrill connects to your phone so you can keep an eye on things without having to be by the grill the whole time. It has 150 foot Bluetooth range and and a 150 hour battery life. Plus it is magnetic so you can stick it right on the grill. Cool, right?
If your dad is anything like my dad, he doesn’t always pay attention to wear water is being sprayed when watering the patio or working in the backyard. He’s also someone who pretty much always has music on. So this was an “aha!” moment when I saw it online. The waterproof speaker is under $30 and has over 2 thousand reviews with a 4.3 star rating. It also has a suction cup which makes it easy to stick to a window, on a car, or in the shower. It also has 10-hours of battery life and comes with a 100% money-back guarantee for 1 full year. This is a gift that’s sure to win dads over.
So there you have it! 10 cool father’s day gift ideas under $50. You don’t have to spend a ton on gifts. But what not find something cool, even if you’re shopping on a budget.