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We have gifts under $50 for every sort of dad, from the hot sauce fan to the history buff.If your budget changes, here’s a guide to gifts under $25.Need more gift ideas? Check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here.Whether you’re looking to rag on Dad or show him all the love and kindness in the world (which are really one in the same, right?), we’ve got affordable gift ideas for budgets under $50 for every sort of dad, from the hapless car-key-losing fool to the history buff and the masterful (or not-so-masterful) home chef.
Whatever it is that Dad’s into, something below is bound to make him smile, laugh, cry, or, hopefully, all of the above.
If you need a gift quick and don’t want to pay for expedited shipping, you might want to consider our list of Prime-eligible gifts available at Amazon.
See more under-$50 gifts for Dad below:This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by Under Armour. It also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.*
A new, ultra-lightweight headlamp
BioLite HeadLamp 200, available at BioLite, $44.95Dad’s neck could stand a break; you’ve been a pain in it all along, and that clunky old headlamp he takes out night-fishing isn’t doing him any favors, either. Biolite’s latest edition weighs under two ounces and boasts 40 hours of battery life.
A guitar pick punch
Guitar Pick Punch, available on Amazon, $25.95If Dad doesn’t already play the guitar, it’s time. There is no instrument more “Dad” than the ax. But, just as he loses his keys, he’ll constantly find himself in want of a pick. Make no mistake, this little tool will save him a few bucks over the years. Old gift cards and credit cards are fair game, but beware: so is your fake ID.
A lavender-scented starter shaving set
The Art of Shaving Lavender Starter Kit, available at Macy’s and The Art of Shaving, $30In case you’ve been looking for a way to let him know that it’s time to shave that patchy, salt-and-pepper-colored thing growing on his face.
A shiitake mushroom log kit
Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit, $30Protein on a log? What’s not to love? A harvest every six weeks for up to three years means you’ll probably be reaping the benefits at some point too. Consider this an investment piece, just like you.
A reusable water bottle
S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottle, available at Amazon, $45This reusable water bottle will be sure to help your dad remember to drink more water throughout the day, whether it sits on his office desk, in his car, or in his gym bag. He’ll enjoy traveling in style with the refined, soft-edged design that’s unique to S’well.
A portable bluetooth speaker
Anker Soundcore Flare Mini, available at Amazon, $42.99If your dad’s all for simplicity and good sound, this wireless Bluetooth speaker delivers with its 360-degree audio, minimal buttons, water-resistance, and 12-hour battery life. The bottom also lights up with a colorful display that matches the beat of the music.
A sleek portable charger
Clutch Charger, available at Amazon, $49.99Say hello to the solution to your dad’s phone somehow always running out of battery. This portable charger can slip right into his pocket, so he’ll never forget it or miss any of your calls.
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