28 thoughtful yet inexpensive Father’s Day gifts that won’t cost more than $25

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  • Gifting on a budget doesn’t have to be stressful thanks to these 29 Father’s Day gifts under $25.
  • From small leather accessories to delectable food gifts, none of these options look or feel cheap.
  • Need more gift ideas? Check out our list of the overall best Father’s Day gifts.

Your parents might say to you every year that they don’t need a gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Chances are, you still want to get them a gift for everything they do for you, even if it’s something simple.

For Father’s Day this year, you don’t have to spend more than $25 to show your dad you’re thinking of him and that you appreciate him. A small accessory to streamline his golf game, a gourmet condiment, and a pampering grooming product are all gifts that will impress – and won’t break the bank.

The top 5 Father’s Day gifts for him:

1. A coffee subscription

2. An Apple Watch charging dock

3. An REI membership

4. A cookbook from Black Tap

5. An insulated cup

If you’re looking for more Father’s Day gift ideas, we have you covered:

These 29 Father’s Day gifts are both thoughtful and budget-friendly:

A coffee subscription

Bean Box Coffee Subscription Box

Gift a Bean Box coffee subscription, starting at $16.50

Choose how often your dad will receive a fresh bag of whole bean coffee from this popular artisanal brand. A coffee-tasting subscription lets him discover four expertly curated coffees while the coffee bag subscription makes sure a cup of joe is never far from his cupboard.

A comic guide for the ultimate superhero fan

Marvel Greatest Comics Book

Gift Marvel Greatest Comics, $19.54

This superhero book dives into the history of the greatest comics from the Marvel universe. Dad can explore the origin stories of his favorite characters like Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and more. 

An outdoors cup with a functional handle

United by Blue stainless steel mug

Gift the United by Blue Catch You Later 12 oz. Steel Compass Cup, $12.99

Beyond having a design that’s sure to make any dad say “that’s cool,” this mug has a handle that folds down so he can easily bring it along on outdoor adventures. United by Blue’s whole collection of drinkware makes for excellent and affordable Father’s Day gifts. 

A pair of golf socks

Bombas Men's Golf Ankle Performance Sock

Gift the Men’s Performance Golf Ankle Socks, $16

Socks are a universally pleasing gift. A cult-favorite among direct-to-consumer brands and the Insider Reviews team, Bombas socks offer cushioned support and practicality. This pair is designed especially for performance wear.

A photo camera lens kit

iphone camera lens kit

Gift the iPhone Camera Lens Kit, $20.39

Most dads’ phones are filled to the brim with photos of everything from family shots to last night’s dinner. Upgrade your dad’s mobile photography game with this nine-piece lens kit that includes a telephoto zoom lens, a fish-eye lens, a macro lens, and a wide-angle lens. 

A tidy Apple Watch charging dock

Apple Watch and Phone Charging Station

Gift the Tranesca 2-in-1 Charging Stand, $13.95

Dad can charge his Apple Watch on this dock while also using it as a stand for his phone. Its simple design will help keep his tabletop clean and uncluttered. 

An REI membership

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Gift an REI Membership, $20

Outdoorsy and active fathers will love a membership to this community, which affords 10%-back dividends, special offers, access to in-store REI Garage sales, and special pricing on REI classes and events.

A sleek laptop sleeve

Laptop Case

Gift a KALIDI laptop sleeve case, $19.99

This case comes in over 15 elegant colors and is made using premium microfiber leather with a velvet interior to protect his laptop against dust, shocks, scrapes, and scratches. It’s a great way to give your dad a gift he can use every day.

A cookbook from Black Tap

Black Tap Burger Book

Gift Craft Burgers and Crazy Shakes from Black Tap, $8.46

The popular New York City restaurant Black Tap is all about no-holds-barred indulgences. Be warned: Its sky-high gourmet burgers and over-the-top milkshakes might send your dad into a food coma.

An insulated cup

yeti rambler

Gift the YETI Rambler 10 oz Lowball, $19.99

An insulated, stainless steel cup that will keep cold drinks cold in the summer and hot ones hot in the winter, the YETI Rambler Lowball was made for campfire and lakeside gatherings. If he’s hanging out in the great outdoors, he’ll want to keep this cup close at hand. 

A luxurious shaving kit


Gift the Harry’s Truman Shave Set, $15

This shave set from Harry’s is as sleek as it gets. The kit includes a signature handle with a textured rubber grip, three German-engineered blade cartridges, foaming shave gel for a rich lather, and a travel cover to protect the blades when he’s on the move.

A hydrating beard oil

beard oil

Gift the Oars + Alps Cedarwood Forest Beard Oil, $20

Containing nourishing oils like jojoba and argan, this beard oil will revive his scruff in no time. It quickly relieves any flaky, itchy skin under his hair and smells good while doing it. 

A classic cologne

old spice cologne

Gift the Old Spice Classic Cologne Spray (4.25 oz), $7.47

It’s the unmistakable cool and crisp scent of Old Spice that your grandfather probably wore. Unlike other cologne brands, it’s actually affordable, but your dad will love it just the same. 

His new favorite jerky

Chef's Cut Beef Jerky

Gift the Chef’s Cut Beef, Chicken, and Turkey Jerky Variety Pack, $23.95

For jerky-loving dads, we’re fans of Chef’s Cut. The flavors in this variety pack of beef, chicken, and turkey jerkies include Original Recipe, Chipotle Cracked Pepper, Teriyaki, and Honey Barbecue.

A geeky gift basket

Lootcrate DX

Gift a Loot Crate, from $9.99

A well-curated gift box, like a geek culture “crate” from Loot Crate, is far from a cop-out this Father’s Day. The gift crates contain collectibles and merch related to fandoms like Marvel, Harry Potter, and Star Trek, and the under-$25 options contain socks, shirts, and underwear featuring a variety of pop culture icons. 

A classic golf hat

Nike Golf Hat

Gift the Nike Legacy91 Golf Hat, $20

Nike’s special Dri-FIT technology keeps his head dry and comfortable under the glaring sun, while the interior sweatband is soft and absorbent. Whether he’s on the first or 18th hole, he’ll stay cool and collected. 

A small, softcover photo book

Artifact Uprising 5"x 5" Instagram Photo Book

Gift the Artifact Uprising 5″x 5″ Instagram Photo Book, $15

Bring all your mobile photos with Dad to life in this softcover book that looks like a classy coffee table magazine. It has a textured eggshell cover and interior matte pages, which bring out the best of your favorite memories. 

Fresh laces for his Allbirds sneakers

Allbirds shoelace pack

Gift the Allbirds Runner Lace Kit, $10

If he owns a pair of Allbirds already, a simple lace refresh will make them feel brand new. This kit contains gray, white, and black, but check out its four limited-edition packs with brighter colors. 

A towel that contains pore-purifying activated charcoal

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Gift the Morihata Binchotan Activated Charcoal Face Scrub Towel, $11

Activated charcoal is infused directly in the towel rather than a mask or cleanser, so he can exfoliate and purify his skin without the hassle of using extra products.

A unique hot sauce

The Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce

Gift The Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce (Green, 5 oz), $5.39

This all-natural, tangy hot sauce is part of the lineup on the popular YouTube series “Hot Ones” and is made from Serrano peppers grown in over 30 community gardens throughout the Bronx. 

A leather money clip

leatherology money clip

Gift the Leatherology Money Clip, $25

This simple but chic full-grain leather clip can hold up to 20 bills. An added plus is that Leatherology will take care of the gift packaging for you for free. 

A fast-charging power bank

Anker phone charging bank

Gift the Anker Astro E1 6700 Power Bank, $21.99

This battery provides a nice balance between power and portability — it’s not too big, but still charges up his devices quickly. It’ll fit right in his pocket and is especially useful for traveling. 

A handmade beer bottle planter

IrishGlass Beer Bottle Glass Planters

Gift the IrishGlass Beer Bottle Glass Planters, from $9

Here’s a unique indoor garden idea. Choose any beer bottle brand you’d like to be cut, sanded, and polished into a unique planter.

A card game he can enjoy with the whole family

exploding kittens

Gift the Exploding Kittens Card Game, $18.48

If he’s a kid at heart who loves kittens, explosions, and laser beams, then he’ll love the cult-favorite, Kickstarter sensation of Exploding Kittens. Buying this gift is almost like a gift to yourself since he’ll need to enlist multiple players to enjoy the game. 

A movie night


Gift a Fandango Gift Card, from $15

Nothing beats going to the movies with his kids. While the family may not be able to enjoy an outing to the local movie theater right now, Fandango gift cards also work for movie and TV show rentals found on Fandangonow.com.

A cool popcorn popper

Microwave Popcorn Popper

Gift the Microwave Popcorn Popper, $17.99

Get that delicious movie-theater popcorn experience at home. He can stick this bowl right in the microwave and still get the fresh, buttery taste of stovetop popcorn. 

A luggage sticker to distinguish his suitcase from the rest

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Gift an Away sticker, $15 each

Away currently offers three different styles of its leather sticker accessories, which are an easy and affordable way to personalize his carry-on and get him excited for his next post-quarantine vacation. 

A whiskey glass bound to keep his drink cold

Corksicle Whiskey Wedge

Gift a Corkcicle whiskey wedge, $24.95

This glass allows Dad to enjoy a perfectly chilled glass of whiskey without it getting watered down. Not to mention it makes the drink look that much more sophisticated and cool.

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