As a one of summer’s few holiday’s aside from Memorial Day and July 4, Father’s Day really couldn’t come at a more appropriate time. As guys, we like to think of ourselves as low maintenance individuals, happy to simply take some time to slow down from the daily grind and maybe enjoy an afternoon of backyard grilling. Therefore, the holiday’s timing – mid-June – is an ideal moment to make this happen. Because that’s honestly all dad really wants is some R & R with the family. Celebrations be damned, this holiday – like the month’s previous holiday recognizing the tireless efforts of our better halves – is more appreciation than anything else. A card, a gift, a thank you, and presence is all that’s required; just some semblance of understanding that through the thick and thin, your dad has always had your back.
And since for some of us an extravagant gift isn’t necessary for this holiday, we wanted to put together a list of some of our favorite Father’s Day gifts for under $50 that still boast a quality you’d come to expect from products of utility without breaking the bank. From golf markers to cigars, to camping equipment these are gifts that are meant to be shared and strengthen the bond between you and your father. Because deep down, intentions mean so much more than a price tag.
Gerber Fire Starter
Get a fire going quickly and easily with a little help from the Gerber Firestarter complete with both a ferrocerium rod and metal striker. It also boasts a watertight construction and a lifetime of at least 8,000 strikes.
Gearward Keychain Duct Tape
We all know Dad as “Mr. Fix-It.” The handyman who at a moment’s notice would be there to remedy an issue at hand. And if they’re like this on the go as well, then Gearward’s Keychain Duct Tape is a great gift.
Ted’s Original Bourbon Cigars
Whiskey and cigars go together like hotdogs and hamburgers. This is obvious. So if the old man is a fan of both then these bourbon cigars are a great way to spend an afternoon catching up on old times.
Harry’s Winston Set
Unless sporting a beard is in the rolodex of style options for Dad, odds are he’s shaving often. And with Harry’s trusted name behind this shaving kit, he’ll be thankful you considered some grooming essentials this go around.
Bull & Stash Travel Stash Notebook
For the dad who’s always full of ideas but always short of a means to keep track, the Bull & Stash Travel Stash is a great way to stylishly put pen to paper in this pocket-sized leather notebook.
Umoro Protein Shaker
Can’t blame the old man his new exercising regimen in old age. So you might as well help him out by getting him a proper bottle shaker for his proteins shakes. So what if he’s still trying to fit in, at least he’s getting fit in the process.
Fiskars Finishing Hammer
Every man needs a standard set of tools in his home, a hammer notwithstanding. So if that household hammer he’s been using is old and rusted, let this Fiskars Finishing hammer become the go-to tool for small projects around the house.
Smartwool Men’s Ph.D. Outdoor Light Crew Sock
Keeping the feet warm and comfortable may not be a pressing issue during the summer but come fall and winter, Dad will certainly be thanking you for gifting him a pair of 63% Merino wool socks made for outdoor adventures.
Leatherman Rev Multitool
A handyman’s day never ends, even after the sun goes down. And when much is to be expected by these craftsmen, nothing gets the job done like Leatherman. The convenient multitool boasts 12 tools all in its compact design and comes with a 25-year warranty.
LinkSoul Hand Forged Golf Ball Marker
For the golfer, these handy hand forged ball markers are made in Portland by a local blacksmith and come available in either bronze, copper, or mild steel.
The Steve McQueen Collection
Ask pops about his favorite Steve McQueen movie and odds are it’ll be featured in this collection of classic films featuring none other than the King of Cool himself. Plus, it’ll turn any old evening into a familial movie night.
Stanley Classic Lunchbox
Odds are you Dad remembers Stanley more than you do. So why not surprise him with a trusted old school throwback lunch box from a trusted American brand? Can’t go wrong here.
W & P Design Bartender’s Knife
For the home bartender in training, this Bartender’s Knife from W&P design is crafted from hardwood, brass and high-quality steel resulting in a trusted tool for crafting cocktails after a long day at the office.
Snow Peak Giga Power Stove
We know you’re not a fan of cold dinners while camping. And you know what? Neither is he. That’s why with the Giga Power Stove he’ll be enjoying hot meals in the wilderness without the worry of lugging a cumbersome stove around the campsite.
MIS Mesh Toiletry Bag
For the traveling salesman in and out of hotel rooms during the workweek, there’s rarely anything more valuable than a high-quality toiletry bag. This offering from MIS is made from 1000D Dupont Cordura nylon and finished with a water-resistant urethane coating.
Machine Era Original Brass Pen
For the writer, the note taker, the inspired day-to-day traveler.Whoever pops may be at heart, the Machine Era Original Brass Pen is an everyday carry staple machined right here in the USA from a piece of solid brass.
Dexter-Russell Meat Cleaver
Meat cleavers are a must for any home cook, especially if that home cook likes to grill from time to time. This offering from Dexter-Russel features a 7-inch high-carbon steel blade, rosewood handle, and brass compression rivets.
Foursevens Preon P1
Both ultra compact and bright, the Preon P1 is a lightweight and stylish way to light up the night when the time comes. Brightness ranges between 5 and 100 lumens and the device runs on a single AAA battery.
Mobility Supernova 2.0
Yeah, we get it, he’s getting old. Just don’t say that to his face. Instead, help him work out those tiresome knots with this convenient recovery product boasting a dynamic groove pattern for deep tissue therapy.
Skullcandy Barricade Mini Speaker
Music. It’s what brings us together and partially what makes life worth living. And nothing’s better than bringing that favorite playlist with you on the go. It’s all possible with the Barricade Mini boasting 6 hours of playback and big impactful sound.
Just Mobile Headphone Stand
Give Dad a place to rest those high-fidelity headphones he received during the holidays this year. The Just Mobile Headphone Stand is made from aluminum, boasts simple assembly and comes equipped with an integrated cable tidy as well.
8bitdo NES30 Bluetooth Controller
In a world full of the Bluetooth gaming controllers it’s tough to remember how far the gaming world has come from the days of the Nintendo NES. Well, not anymore thanks to this gaming controller boasting the classic NES retro design that’s compatible with plenty of contemporary gaming systems currently on the market.
Husqvarna Wooden Hatchet
For the outdoorsman and camping enthusiast, Husqvarna’s 13-inch curved handle hatchet is hand forged in Sweden and positioned to keep the campfire fueled and the home warm this winter. A Father’s Day must.
Buck Mason Navy Henley
If style is an arena where the old man is lacking, then be sure to hook him up with this handsome henley shirt from a trusted brand. Boasting a slim, relaxed fit with Pima Cotton milled in LA, is a menswear essential that isn’t disappearing anytime soon.
Bug-A-Salt 2.0 Insect Eradication Gun
Target practice. At least that’s what pops will be thinking when enjoying a little time relaxing in his reading chair shooting down pesky insects with this Bug-A-Salt gun from across the room. Time to let Dad have a little fun with pest control.