We Shopped for All the Best Father’s Day Gifts For $25 or Less
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20, and while you don’t need to spend a lot to find something he’ll really appreciate, you do want to spend a little bit of time browsing for something that says, “I know you, Dad, and here’s what you will use.” So sure, you can spend big on Father’s Day and also get together for a fun activity like a picnic or cooking class. But in case you need a present to send from a grandchild, or just want a little something to wrap, here are little luxuries, tools and treats he’d never think of buying for himself.
1. Sneaker Lab SL Premium Kit
Gift him this kit with a biodegradable cleaning solution, water-based anti-odor solution and a sneaker protector, along with a premium hard wood brush, so he can keep his sneakers fly.
2. Truff Hot Sauce
He prides himself on enjoying spicy foods, so he’ll be intrigued by this combination of ripe chilis, agave nectar and black truffle.
3. Isotoner Men’s Microsuede Moccasin Slipper With Cooling Memory Foam for Indoor/Outdoor Comfort
Microterry lining = a fluffy summer beach towel experience for his feet.
4. Kiehl’s Since 1851 White Eagle Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream
Menthol and camphor makes for a tingly close shaving experience—no water required.
5. Pursoma Detox Beauty Body Brush
Stimulating the lymphatic system (and doing a number on dry skin), a body brush is the new wash cloth.
6. Brightland Balsamic Vinegar
Does Dad like to cook? He’ll appreciate this fruit-forward balsamic vinegar that’s made on a family farm in central California, full of double fermented California zinfandel grapes and blackberries.
7. Yeti Rambler 16 oz. Stackable Pint with Magslider Lid
In a bright orange, this insulated drink vessel is going to be easy to spot in the kitchen—and it truly, truly keeps its contents cold, even when Dad leaves it in the car for second day in a row.
8. Casely Stars Align Blue & White Stars Case
Remind Dad he’s your star with this protective phone case.
9. L.L. Bean Personal Toiletry Organizer Kit
Waterproof, this nine-inch-long countertop travel bag fits a surprising amount of products.
10. Jot Ultra Coffee
Add a tablespoon to hot water or milk and you’ve got a helluva cup of Joe—no brewing necessary.
11. West Elm Bamboo Pet Brush
Be sure to include an awkward joke about how he showers way more attention on the family golden retriever than he ever did you kids.
12. Stasher Half Gallon Bar
Fill one of these microwave-safe, freezer-friendly reusable silicone bags with his favorite homemade cookies, and you’re golden.
13. “And the Answer Is...: Reflections on My Life” by Alex Trebek
Trebek quotes Mark Twain, Malcolm Gladwell and Chinese proverbs in this moving memoir lauded by the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.
15. 5Aup You Are The Luckiest Dad In The World Mug
Because he’s the one who gave you your special sense of humor.
16. P.F. Candle Co. Moonrise Sunset Incense
A tin of incense cones scented with Yuzu, Indian jasmine and smoked cedarwood is an air-freshening experience that’s inspired by California summers in the 1970s.
17. Craighill Key Capsule
Emergency cash, medicine or whatever else you’d like to hide inside this 2.25-inch anodized aluminum pod that can be attached to Dad’s key chain.
18. Craighill Wilson Keyring – Carbon Black Enameled
Minimalist chic, this simple key holder is made of stainless steel with a nitrocarburized coating that looks industrial cool while it slowly wears off.
19. Onsom Vietnamese Lemongrass BBQ Starter 3-Pack
Liven up the big guy’s barbecue habit with this spice mix that turns any pork, tofu or shrimp into a classic Asian recipe to serve over rice. The recipe was developed by chef Jimmy Ly of Madame Vo, a restaurant in New York City with lines around the block.
20. Parigo LED Magnetic Pick-Up Tool
He will be impressed with the ingenuity of this little light that telescopes out 22 inches and has a magnet at both ends—so if someone drops so much as a nail in the garage, this will pick it up.
21. Kiko Leather Simple Bookmark
Five inches of pebble leather he can use—gift this inside a favorite book you can read together.
22. Ursa Major Forest Fix Deodorant
Explain to Dad the concept of an armpit detox, then gift him this petrochemical-, paraben- and synthetic fragrance-free stick of woody-citrus protection.
23. MP Michael Phelps XCEED Swimming Goggles
He’ll appreciate how these mirrored lenses are encircled by a super-soft water seal gasket.
24. Boarding Pass NYC This Bag is Not Yours Leather Bag Tag
He’ll never need to wonder if that’s his black rolling bag on the carousel again with this cheeky hang tag.
25. Willuck Gifts for Dad from Daughter Son, Pocket Multitool Knife
This 9-in-one screwdriver set, with bottle opener, pliers and more is perfect for keeping in the car for emergencies.