Affordable Father’s Day Finds: Top Gifts for Dad That Are $50 and Under

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This Father’s Day, you don’t need to break the bank to show the dads in your life how much they mean to you. With a budget of $50 or less, you can still find a wide array of meaningful and practical gifts that will bring a smile to their faces. From must-haves for outdoor adventures to grooming gifts to help them feel their best and everything in between, this gift guide is filled with thoughtful options to make this Father’s Day a memorable one.



Infinity X1 Flashlight


Infinity X1 5000 Lumen Flashlight ($39.99) 

This powerful flashlight is a must-have for the home, yard, and beyond. It comes with two power cores; one that is rechargeable and one that is powered by AA batteries. The adjustable light has a beam distance of up to 180M and a run time of up to five hours. It’s ideal for camping or power outages, as it serves as a power bank for other devices.  

Shop now: Infinity X1 5000 Lumen Flashlight at Costco (members only) and (all shoppers)




12-in-1 Mini Multi-Tool

Gerber Gear Dime 12-in-1 Mini Multi-tool ($29.99)

This sturdy, stainless steel tool has so many uses that it will become a go-to for Dad. It has spring-loaded needle nose pliers, a wire cutter, a bottle opener, a box opener, a folding knife, a flathead screwdriver, scissors, and more. It’s under 3” when it’s closed, tiny enough for a pocket. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Shop now: Gerber Gear Dime 12-in-1 Mini Multi-tool


Micro Inflator/Deflator

SylvanSport Cloud Layer Micro Inflator/Deflator ($24.95) 

This portable pump is deceivingly powerful for its size and can fill pool floaties, air mattresses, and more, making it a must-have for any camping trip or day at the lake. The battery is rechargeable via a USB-C cable –  no power cord is needed! Dad can charge it up, toss it into his backpack and go! The package includes 6 nozzles, a carrying case, and a charging cord.  

Shop now: SylvanSport Cloud Layer Micro Inflator/Deflator


Knife, fork, and spoon TrailWare

Jetboil TrailWare ($17.95)

Another fun one for the outdoorsy dad, this 3-piece cutlery set is handy for eating, of course, but the spoon and fork both extend, allowing Dad to use them as cooking implements as well. The spoon even has a silicone edge for scraping food from the pot. The 3 pieces snap together for easy storage.

Shop now: Jetboil TrailWare


EZ Quest charger


EZQuest UltimatePower 65W Gan ll USB-C PD Wall Charger ($49.99)

If Dad’s devices are always low on battery, this wall charger will have him charged up in no time! It can recharge up to 3x faster than standard wall chargers and up to 3 devices at once. It’s smaller than traditional silicone-based chargers and it has foldable wall plugs, so it’s also good for travel. Includes a 1.8-meter USB-C cable and 18-month warranty. I also like their UltimatePower USB-C 66W Car charger, which has 2 ports and charges devices – including a 13” laptop! – faster than his in-car USB charger.  

Shop now: EZQuest UltimatePower 65W Gan ll USB-C PD Wall Charger



Men's Comfortable Business Casual Oxford Sneakers
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Bruno Marc Men’s Comfortable Business Casual Oxford Sneakers ($45.99) 

These sneakers are the ideal blend of dressy and casual, with a dress shoe top and sleek sneaker sole. They have a stretchy knitted collar, which makes them incredibly comfortable, and they come in a variety of colors and styles. And you cannot beat the price!

Shop now: Bruno Marc Men’s Comfortable Business Casual Oxford Sneakers


Adventure Awaits Short Sleeve T-Shirt
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Arbor Day Foundation Adventure Awaits Short Sleeve T-Shirt ($24.95)

This tee shirt is a great way for him to shout his love of nature from the treetops. It is soft and comfortable; made using eco-friendly manufacturing processes from a 50/50 blend of recycled polyester from plastic bottles and organic cotton. With the purchase of every shirt, a tree is planted in one of our Nation’s forests. Available in several styles, and long sleeve tees are available for $29.95. Unisex fit, available in XS–3XL.

Shop now: Arbor Day Foundation Adventure Awaits Short Sleeve T-Shirt



Stationery Father's gift
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The Stationery Studio Brooklyn Notepad Slab ($34.95)

This 250-sheet,  6″ x 6″ notepad will add a personal and useful addition to Dad’s desk, kitchen, home office, or anywhere he loves to jot his thoughts. Personalization is available in your choice of typestyle and flat ink color on white stock, featuring up to 5 initials. Positioning only as shown.  

Shop now: The Stationery Studio Brooklyn Notepad Slab


Scrabble Bingo

Joy for All Scrabble Bingo ($39.99)

This updated version of the beloved Scrabble game offers three ways to play; Classic Scrabble, Scrabble Pass, and Scrabble Bingo. With so much variety, it will become a favorite! The game is also inclusive and accessible, with easy-to-read text, gameboard, cards, and tiles, so it’s ideal for older dads or for the guy who likes to play with the kids or grandkids. Ages 8 and up. 

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Book Nook™ Reading Valet
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Uncommon Goods Book Nook Reading Valet ($50) 

If a dad on your list is a reader, he will fall in love with this decorative, individually crafted wooden reading station, which can sit on a nightstand or couchside table. The book rest holds his page and “Save My Spot” is printed on the front and “To Be Continued” on the back. There is a nook for his phone to avoid distractions, and spots for a mug, and his glasses. Made in India. 

Shop now: Uncommon Goods Book Nook Reading Valet



Bevel Skin Care Set

Bevel Skincare Essentials Bundle ($25.25)

Bevel is designed for the unique skincare needs of Black men. This set of essentials which is ready for gifting, includes a face wash, moisturizing face gel, and 2-in-1 exfoliating toner pads for cleansing, brightening, and preventing clogged pores. Star ingredients include coconut water, tea tree oil, and Vitamin B3. 

Shop now: Bevel Skincare Essentials Bundle


Good Time Smooth & Soothe Duo
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Good Time Smooth & Soothe Duo ($23) 

This set of a shaving bar and an award-winning exfoliator bar will ensure that his face and body are as smooth as can be…sustainably! Good Time donates half of its profits to nonprofit organizations that focus on clean water, so your purchase will delight Dad and do some good for the planet.

Shop now: Good Time Smooth & Soothe Duo


©Beard Guyz

Beard Guyz Adventurous Set ($14.99, $40 value)

If you have a beloved bearded guy on your list, this set will keep his beard looking spiffy and feeling soft.  The set includes a cleanser, three different moisturizers (oil, balm, and butter), and a boar bristle beard brush.

Shop now: Beard Guyz Adventurous Set



portland syrups set


Portland Syrups 12-Pack Sampler Set ($49.98) 

If he loves mixing up creative cocktails and mocktails, he will go wild over this set of syrups made with whole ingredients and 40 percent less sugar than standard mixers. This pre-made set on Amazon comes with 12 flavors, but because the brand has over 25 flavors to choose from, you can also create a 3-piece sampler pack ($15) on their site. Some of my favorites are the Vanilla Rooibos and the Spicy Ginger. 

Shop now: Portland Syrups 12-Pack Sampler Set   


True Story grilling bundle

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True Story Grilling Bundle ($49.99)

This delicious gift will get his creative grilling juices flowing.  The bundle contains 2 packages each of Organic Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage, Organic Apple & Wildflower Honey Chicken Sausage, and Organic Beef Hot Dogs.  They are all scrumptious and come from this family-owned and run company that uses top-tier natural ingredients and artisanal techniques and no preservatives or nitrates/nitrites.

Shop now: True Story Grilling Bundle

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