The Best Father’s Day Gifts Under $50

Parenting is its own reward, and you can’t put a price-tag on love. We all know it. And yet, when Father’s Day rolls around each year, that’s sort of the task before us — scouring the internet for a Father’s Day gift that will reflect how much we value everything dads do. And it can’t just be a generic expression of gratitude — it’s about finding a gift for dad that he’ll actually appreciate and put to use.

Especially this year, when so many of our activities are limited to home, backyard, and neighborhood, finding a creative gift for dad is a challenge. Maybe it’s a tech gadget, a bottle of fine whiskey, backyard barbecue tools, or home exercise equipment. The best Father’s Day gifts tap into his passions and interests, or maybe turn him on to something new.

“I think, as with any gift, it should be something special that the person might not ordinarily buy for themselves,” says gifting guru Ann Cantrell, owner of Annie’s Blue Ribbon in Brooklyn.

Chances are pretty good that you’ll be able to find something on this list that the husband or dad in your life will love. Why? Because we pored over all the stuff and found gear that he’ll love at a price you’ll like. Happy shopping.

The Best Gifts for Dad Under $50

Areaware Drink Rocks

Stick these beauties in the freezer. And then the soapstone and marble rocks chill whatever wine or spirit he’s drinking.

BUY NOW $35.00

Opinel Pocket Knife

French knife-maker Joseph Opinel fashioned his first single blade knife in 1890. Since then, his eponymous knives have only undergone minor changes. This beechwood-handled knife has been a classic for more than a century for good reason.

Buy Now $18.50

Norlan Whisky Glass

These aren’t your average whiskey glasses. The Norlan glasses are made of hand-blown double-walled borosilicate glass and have an outer rim that perfectly fits his (or her) lips.

Buy Now $83.87

L.L. Bean Canvas Hunters Tote

Throw anything in this bag — firewood, barbecue tools, fishing gear — and go. Made from a tough, water-resistant 1,200-denier polyester shell, it’s as indestructible, useful, and reliable as bags come.


Carhartt Legacy Tool Roll

The handy dad can keep his tools organized with this Carhartt tool roll. It’s got 18 slots for different tools;, plus three small parts pockets with hook and loop closures for small tools or utility items. It’s just as suitable for tech gear, camping utensils or even art supplies.

Buy Now $24.99

Bellroy Tablet Sleeve

This 10-inch charcoal iPad sleeve, from a fancy Australian accessories brand, has a magnetic bumper closure and a quilted microfiber lining for extra protection. It’s handsome and practical.

Buy Now $39.00

Matador Pocket Blanket

This water-resistant portable blanket is 63 x 44 inches when unfolded, large enough for a picnic with the family or a solo reading session outdoors. It comes with metal stakes to keep the blanket secure.

Buy Now $29.99

Fjallraven Gear Bag

A heavy-duty all-purpose gear bag that holds 4 liters’ worth of stuff, this has a main compartment with a zippered pocket and two open compartments. He can use it for tech or toiletries.

Buy Now $35.19

LEM Products 468 Jerky Cannon

If dried meat is his jam, he’ll be into this jerky gun. This rather impressive cannon holds 1 1/2 pounds of meat and produces flat jerky, or round snack sticks.

Buy Now $39.99

Genuine Crazy Horse Leather Electronics Organizer Roll Bag

He’ll never leave home without this roll-up case, which has three mesh pockets for a USB, SD card, SIM card or other small items, two mesh zipper compartment for his phone, mouse, power bank, two leather compartments to store passports, plus of course, Velcro for the chargers.

Buy Now $47.49

Ooni Baking Stone

Designed to fit the awesome Ooni backyard pizza oven, the Ooni baking stone works just as well in your home oven. At roughly 13-by-13 inches, it fits almost any oven and turns out the perfect crispy pie in minutes.


Tartine Bread

This pairs nicely with the Ooni pizza stone (above). From baker-surfer Chad Robertson, who co-founded Tartine Bakery in the Bay Area with his wife, pastry chef Elisabeth Prueitt, this bread bible will put the superpower of creating rustic artisanal sourdough bread and pizza into his hands.

Buy Now $25.49

Fisher Space Bullet Pen

First designed in 1948, this classic bullet pen elevates the basic task of note-taking. It works no matter what angle he’s using. Even in zero gravity.

Buy Now $22.10

Radiate Portable Campfire

You get three hours of burn time with this portable campfire, which uses recycled soy wax. That means no smoky smell when you burn it in the yard or on your patio.

Buy Now $29.99

Banks Journal Primary Beanie

Thanks to its perfect fit, this sleek beanie can be worn anywhere, anytime, with anything.

BUY NOW $21.00

Billy Jealousy Beard Envy Kit

Help him keep his facial hair groomed and looking great with this Beard Envy kit, which includes a hydrating beard wash with aloe and soy protein, and boar bristle brush and a styling beard control product with jojoba oil.

Buy Now $25.00

Wayfinder Flux Waterproof Card Holder

For dads who go fishing or boating, this understated cardholder has three slots, room for folded bills, and a coating that keeps everything dry.

BUY NOW $36.00

Viski 4890 Summit Signature Corkscrew

Every proper oenophile needs a proper corkscrew, and this is it. It has a double-hinged design with stainless steel foil cutter.

Buy Now $8.60

Andar AirPods Case

This supple leather case protects and charges your AirPods (but note, it does not work on the Pros).

BUY NOW $30.00

Spigen Rugged Armor Apple AirPods Case

The carabiner always keeps them close by, and the rugged armor case charges the Apple AirPods Pro while also cushioning them during falls.

Buy Now $16.99

Purist Collective Mover Cup

This 18-ounce cup has a glass interior, so whatever he drinks always tastes pristine. Cold drinks stay cool for up to 24 hours; coffee will stay hot up to 12 hours.

BUY NOW $48.00

Printworks Classic Domino Game

The humble game of dominoes gets a facelift with this refreshing new look.

BUY NOW $32.00

Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chiller

What’s worse than no beer? Lukewarm, nasty beer. Avoid this at all costs with this beer chiller set, which cools beer without watering it down.

Buy Now $14.59

Native Union Belt Cable

He can charge his Apple devices insanely fast with this cable, which wraps up neatly when he’s done. The 4-foot braided cable is wrapped up and secured with an integrated leather belt so it’s always ready to charge.

Buy Now $24.99

Chrome Industries Kilo Dopp Kit

You can’t get more understated than this sleek dopp kit from Chrome Industries. This Chrome dopp kit features a commercial grade five-bar webbing hang strap, and is the go-to accessory for guys on the go.

Buy Now $25.00

GearLight High-Powered LED Flashlight

This flashlight has five settings, and can survive a 10 foot drop or being temporarily submerged under water. In short, it’s as tough as he is.

Buy Now $16.99

Bevel Safety Razor

The Bevel razor cuts at skin level, and doesn’t tug or pull, thus reducing unsightly razor burn. And it works with all standard double-edge razor blades.

Buy Now $49.99

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

Headphone junkies love the sound quality and design of these affordable Audio Technicas. At just over 6 ounces, they’re among the most lightweight you can buy.

Buy Now $49.00

Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Hip Pack

So lightweight he’ll forget he’s even wearing it, this upgraded fanny pack is packable and has enough room for all his essentials, like keys, phone, and even a T-shirt.

BUY NOW $29.00

Barebones Cast Iron 12-inch Skillet

Cast iron is as simple, tough and adaptable as it gets — cook anything over a campfire, on the grill, in the oven. From Salt Lake City–based Barebones, this skillet will do it all — hammer in tent stakes, or make perfect seared steaks at home. The skillet is pre-seasoned so you can use it right away.


This set of two handblown whiskey glasses is a monumental twist on drinking scotch on the rocks — at the bottom of each glass is a topographic impression of Alaska’s Denali, tallest mountain in North America. He’ll drink to that!


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