We Shopped for All the Best Father’s Day Gifts For $25 or Less

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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.

The 77 Best Gifts for Dad That He’ll Actually Use (and Won’t Abandon in the Garage)


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.

Buy It ($18)


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.

Violet Grey

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.

Buy It ($25)


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.

Buy It ($22)


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.

Buy It ($25)


8. casely Stars Align Blue & White Stars Case

Remind Dad he’s your star with this protective phone case.

Buy It ($25)

L.L. Bean

9. l.l. Bean Personal Toiletry Organizer Kit

Waterproof, this nine-inch-long countertop travel bag fits a surprising amount of products.

Buy It ($25)


10. jot Ultra Coffee

Add a tablespoon to hot water or milk and you’ve got a helluva cup of Joe—no brewing necessary.

Buy It ($24)

West Elm

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.

Buy It ($24)


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.

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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.

Violet Grey

14. necessaire The Body Wash With Niacinimaide

He’ll appreciate the eucalyptus scent right away, and after using a few times, notice how hero ingredient niacinamide is making his skin look more even toned and sleek.


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.

Ursa Major

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.

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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.

Buy It ($15)


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.

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Dana Dickey

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Dana Dickey is a PureWow Senior Editor, and during more than a decade in digital media, she has scoped out and tested top products and services across the lifestyle space...
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