Inexpensive Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Are you looking to show your dad lots of love without doling out lots of cash this Father’s Day? It’s easy to find thoughtful—even customizable—gifts for less than $30. From shaving sets to accessories to support his favorite activity, browse through several cheap Father’s Day gift ideas to give your No. 1 guy.

Is your dad aiming to find his inner chi? The ultimate grill master? Perhaps he’s a fearless fisherman? Or maybe he just loves a triple scoop ice cream sundae? It doesn't matter what your dad’s main interest is—you are just a few scrolls away from the perfect (and most inexpensive) selections for him.

Real Simple has gathered up a few of the best gifts available online for your pop, based on his preferences and taste. He’ll love that you thought of him and no one needs to tell him how much you paid for it...


Barbecue Tool 6 Piece Gift Set

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If your dad loves his grill…

World Market’s barbecue tool set offers six pieces to help him prepare your next family feast. Your culinary-inclined pop will love his popping his stainless steel and wood products in an easy-to-carry canvas case. With this set, your dad will be firing up the grill with your favorite meats and veggies in no time.

To buy: $28,


Cold Spring Apothecary Citrus Wood Soft Hold Pomade

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If your dad has great hair…

The Cold Spring Apothecary pomade instantly softens hair and keeps his style in place. The batches are made from natural oils and beeswax, and the ingredients give it a smell that's a delicious combination of woods and sweet citrus. With this set, dad may just have his best hair days yet.

To buy: $25,


Dad’s Ice Cream Shovel

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If your dad has a sweet tooth…

Etsy’s customizable options provide the ultimate gift for dad on his big day. He’ll love this vintage engraved spoon to enjoy ice cream and quality time with his little ones. The reference to “shoveling” in that delicious dessert makes it a gift that will cater to both his stomach and funny bone.

To buy: $18,


Manduka Cork Yoga Block

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If your dad is a yogi…

Support his practice with the Manduka cork yoga block. It's made from sustainable, renewable cork, so your dad with flow in eco-friendly bliss. The green product is also slip-resistant and supportive, allowing your favorite guy to perform his best poses yet.

To buy: $20,


Hudson London Black Shoe Care Kit

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If your dad is a frequent flier...

He'll shine even brighter during any big business meetings with this shoe care kit from East Dane. The set includes a buffing brush, polishing cloth, and a can of polish for the ultimate shoe shining system. Gift wrapping is also available, so you’re just one click away from giving your shoe-loving dad the ideal Father’s Day present.

To buy: $27,


Maine Guide Waxed-Canvas Fly Wallet

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If your dad is a fishing fiend...

Before you head out to the lake for a little friendly competition this Father's Day, give him a little leg up (just this once!) with this useful fly wallet. The canvas and leather-lined compact set is water resistant and features shearling lining. 

To buy: $25,


Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

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If your dad is a regular at happy hour...

No home bar is complete without this smart accessory—it makes a slower-melting ice to cool down dad’s pour of whiskey without watering it down. As a bonus, the device created an interesting diagonal look that's nothing short of eye-catching. It’s a great conversation starter and a thoughtful gift for any spirited dad. 

To buy: $18,


The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Starter Kit

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If your dad is a fan of at-home luxury...

He doesn’t have to leave the house for a high-quality shave. This kit offers pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave balm, and a mini shaving brush. The products make up enough for one week of optimal shaving, protecting your dad from getting ingrown hairs, razor burn, or cuts.

To buy: $30,


Copper Plant Markers

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If your dad has a green thumb...

Look no further than these copper plant markers. Each set comes with 10 durable copper and galvanized wire markers and a grease pencil. Your dad can customize each foot-long marker to grow his most organized and beautiful garden ever. These work for both indoor and outdoor settings, so they’re perfect for whichever environment your dad’s buds are growing in.

To buy: $18 for 10,


Serenflipity Cards

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If your dad loves adventure…

These Serenflipity cards provide nonstop entertainment for the entire family. Each card features a little dare or fun suggestions to push your loved ones outside of their comfort zones—together. One challenge? “Find a secret local restaurant and surrender yourself to the whim of the chef.” Happy exploring!

To buy: $13,