Is it just me or are Father’s Day gifts getting better? My inaugural Father’s Day gift guide was in 2010, and I had to dig deep to find things beyond ties and “#1 Dad” tees. Those traditional gifts are still around but I am blown away by all the options now! Things like indoor gardens and unique personalized gifts are really mixing it up this year. Here are my 12 top picks for Father’s Day gifts on a budget:
Father’s Day Gifts Under $100
Aerogarden Sprout Countertop Herb Garden
If he loves to cook, this clever gadget will help him grow up to three herbs at a time, inside his home, no green thumb required. It comes with everything he needs and he’ll be notified when it’s time to add water and nutrients.
Get it here for $99.95 on Amazon.
If Dad walks around with a jumble of cash and credit cards in his pocket, he needs the #1 wallet in the country! The Ridge Wallet will help keep his cash and cards organized in a slim, pocket-friendly format. Choose from a variety of colors and Cash Strap or Money Clip. Plus, the Ridge is RFID blocking, so his cards are protected.
Get it here for $75 at RidgeWallet.com.
Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable
If his vinyl collection is neglected because his turntable died years ago, give him a walk down memory lane with a Crosley Turntable. The stylish player has 3-speeds, built-in speakers, and a headphone jack in case you don’t feel like listening to his old Rush albums. Available in over a dozen colors.
Get it here for $59.95 and up on Amazon.
Stadium Cabinet & Dartboard Bundle
If his game room doesn’t have a dartboard, it’s time to change that. This wooden dart cabinet is a functional showpiece with everything he needs for a serious game, including built-in dart storage, erasable scoreboards, lights, and doors to hide the target when playtime is over.
Get it here for $89.49 on Amazon.
Just because he needs reading glasses doesn’t mean he’s lost his cool. These stylish readers, which are the world’s lightest full-frame reading glasses, come in two styles and a range of colors and strengths. The case is super slim at 4mm, so they can even be slipped into a back pocket.
Get them here for $72.
Father’s Day Gifts Under $50
Grady’s Cold Brew Kit
Get it here for $30 at GradysColdBrew.com.
If Dad loves his wine, make it personal with a label customized just for him. Once you select your wine, you can use anything from a photo to your child’s artwork for the label. You even engrave the bottle and wine box if you so choose. Your ultra-personalized gift ships in just a few days after ordering.
Get it here for around $35 and free shipping.
Customized Slide Sandals
These comfortable slides are great for the beach, the pool or shuffling around the house. They can be customized to match Dad’s unique personality. Add pictures, phrases and logos to create his personalized pair.
Get them here for $49 and up at ISlideUSA.com.
Insulated Cooler Backpack
Hiking, camping, picnics in the park – a cooler is must. Most of them are unwieldy, but this water-resistant cooler is wearable, has plenty of pockets and keeps 28 cans cold. Available in four colors.
Get it here for $35.99 on Amazon
Father’s Day Gifts Under $25
These engravable silicone rings are the perfect placeholder for his official band. Whether he’s off to the gym or the worksite, his Qalo will be comfortable, and won’t slip or pinch when he’s working with his hands. The zippered, neoprene pouch (included) can hold the real deal. Available in $ colors.
Get it here for $19.95. Engraving is an additional $11.95.
Leather Tray Organizer
“Where do I put my random stuff?” he asks himself every day as he adds his keys and change to a growing pile on the nightstand. In this leather tray, of course. The tray is available in five colors and has a divider.
Get it here for $19.99 on Amazon.
Personalized Memo Cube
These days, it’s hard to keep track of what day it is, never mind what we’re supposed to accomplish each day. These personalized sticky notes will help him stay organized.
Get it here for $24.95 (regularly $34) at StationeryStudio.com.