May 05, 2022 4 min read

It’s likely that many families will be spending Father’s Day apart this year due to the impact of the novel coronavirus. Nothing takes the place of time spent together, but if you’re looking to send a gift to Dad in lieu of a visit, we hope this list will help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

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 small. 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.

20 inexpensive Father’s Day gift ideas

Personalized mug

Besides having a design that makes dad say “that’s cool,” this mug also works as a carabiner so he can take it with him on outdoor adventures. These mugs are just one of the affordable Father’s Day gifts that this brand offers.

Apple Watch charging dock

This dock allows Dad to charge his Apple Watch while simultaneously using it as a stand for his phone. Its simple design keeps the tabletop clean and uncluttered.

An REI membership

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

A sleek laptop sleeve

Designed using premium microfiber leather with a velvet interior, this case protects his laptop against dust, shocks, scrapes, and scratches. It’s a thoughtful gift dad can use every day.

A cookbook from Black Tap

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

A shadow box that lets him know he’s your hero

Choose from superheroes like Batman, Superman, Thor, Captain America, and more for this adorable superhero shadow box.

An insulated cup

YETI Rambler Lowball insulated cup keeps cold drinks cold in the summer and hot ones warm in the winter. Ideal for campfires and lakeside gatherings, he’ll want to keep it close to hand.

A luxurious shaving kit

This Harry’s kit features a signature handle with a textured rubber grip, three German-engineered blade cartridges, foaming shave gel, and a travel cover to protect the blades.

A hydrating beard oil

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

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

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

The geek culture “crates” from Loot Crate — the boxes contain collectibles and merch from fandoms like Marvel, Harry Potter, and Star Trek, and the under-$25 options have socks, shirts, and underwear featuring iconic pop culture icons.

A classic golf hat

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

Your favorite memories of dad can now be captured in this softcover book that looks like a classy coffee table magazine. The cover features an eggshell texture, and a matte interior adds an extra layer of realism to your favorite photos.

A towel that contains pore-purifying activated charcoal

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

A leather money clip

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

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.

Card game

If he loves kittens, explosions, and laser beams, then he’ll love the Kickstarter sensation Exploding Kittens. A gift like this is almost like a gift to yourself since he’ll need more than one player to enjoy it.

A coffee subscription

Choose how often your dad will receive a fresh bag of whole bean coffee from this popular artisanal brand. There are only select Blue Bottle locations around the world, but he can experience its delicious coffee anywhere he lives.