Father’s Day is almost here. And yes, of course, parenting is its own reward. Of course we get it. But a little swag is always nice, too. So, in an effort to make things easier on gift buyers, we assembled this list of great gifts under $50 for dads.
“I think, as with any gift, it should be something special that the person might not ordinarily buy for themselves,” says gifting guru Ann Cantrell, owner of Annie’s Blue Ribbon in Brooklyn.
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Chances are pretty good that you’ll be able to find something on this list that the husband or dad in your life will appreciate. Why? Because we pored over all the stuff (translation: garbage) out there and found gear that he’ll love, at a price you’ll like. Happy shopping.
The handy dad can keep his tools organized with this Carhartt tool roll. It's got 18 slots for different tools;, plus three small parts pockets with hook and loop closures for small tools or utility items.
This tool roll, as the name indicates, is made for tools. But it’s just as suitable for tech gear, camping utensils or even art supplies.
No more lost chargers or tangles cords, thanks to this stupidly handy roll-up charger travel case.
He’ll never leave home without this roll-up case, which has three mesh pockets for a USB, SD card, SIM card or other small items, two mesh zipper compartment for his phone, mouse, power bank, two leather compartments to store passports, plus of course, Velcro for the chargers.
Of course it's what's on the inside that counts. And what's the inside will taste all that much better in this sleek, stunning lunch box.
This bento box is designed for portion control. And it has hermetic silicon-lined lids with integrated ventilation system, meaning it’s air-tight and leak-proof.
Velomacchi sets the gold standard in protecting tech gear. And this laptop sleeve is no exception. It has a reinforced 1680D ballistic shell with a quilted front panel for extra protection, should he drop his iPad.
This particular tablet sleeve fits 8-10 inch devices, and protects them every which way, thanks to its ballistic shell. It also has foam padding around all surfaces for extra oomph.
Norwegian brand Helly Hansen has been making pro-grade gear since 1877. It's one of the many reasons he'll love this lightweight and warm fleece, which will keep him warm and dry.
He can wear this daybreaker year-round. The fleece has a YKK coil 1/2 zip front opening with a gusset for added comfort and protection from the elements. It fits snugly.
You get three hours of burn time with this portable campfire, which uses recycled soy wax. That means no smoky smell.
Light his fire with this portable campfire, which you can set up anywhere, from the backyard to the beach, for some smoke-free vibes.
Get him the perfect T-shirt, from the sustainable clothing brand founded by champion surfer Kelly Slater and designer John Moore.
The classic-fit T-shirt, made from organic cotton, will feel like a second skin. The more you wear it, the better it looks.
Help him keep his facial hair groomed and looking great with this Beard Envy kit, which includes a hydrating beard wash with aloe and soy protein, and boar bristle brush and a styling beard control product with jojoba oil.
He’ll thank you, and you’ll thank him, because his beard will feel smooth, silky, and soft.
This portable massager is great for planes, or when he's on the road. He can use the stick by itself or add the massage rings to customize his massage.
This is one great massager. The Morph Stick relieves muscle pain and works on every body part, including his back, shins, and neck.
Every proper oenophile needs a proper corkscrew, and this is it. It has a double-hinged design with stainless steel foil cutter.
No more digging around for that beater corkscrew you have shoved in a drawer somewhere. This one befits the bottle of wine he’ll open.
What's worse than no beer? Lukewarm, nasty beer. Avoid this at all costs with this beer chiller set.
He gets two one of a kind in-bottle beer chillers that keep his brew cold until the last drop.
You can make calls and wirelessly stream high-quality sound from your smartphone or tablet, for the ultimate Father's Day party.
The JBL Clip 2 attaches to just about anything, so you can have tunes or make speakerphone calls on the go, while the IPX7 waterproof rating lets you play it anywhere, from the shower to the beach.
This next-level lunch container is made of stainless steel, meaning it keeps your food hot or cold for six hours.
Preserve’s VacuTherm technology keeps his pasta, soups, stews, or curries hot or cold for six hours. And looks cool doing it.
If dad is into fishing, get him these carbide cutters to quickly remove hooks or replace treble hooks on his go-to lure. They're ergonomically-designed, for ease of use.
Thees fishing pliers have a non-stick handle, and can basically do it all. They’re lightweight enough to tote around, but solid enough that they won’t slip, even when wet. He can use them remove hooks or cut fishing lines.
If dad loves the outdoors, he'll love this knife, which comes with a fire starter, cutting or gut hook and a 110-decibel emergency survival whistle, to cover all contingencies.
French knife-maker Joseph Opinel fashioned his first single blade knife in 1890. Since then, his eponymous knives have only undergone minor changes.The handle on this knife is made of durable polyamide with a soft rubber grip.
The Goorin Bros. trucker hat is equal parts retro and equal parts functional. It has a mesh back and an embroidered animal patch.
You get classic trucker style, with a cotton twill sweatband, a soft mesh back and an adjustable closure, from an iconic hat maker.
He gets drill bits, masonry bits, fastener bits, and hole saws, inside a handy carry case.
A rotating bit cartridge makes sure you won’t lose any bits, while the on-board magnet keeps screws from getting lost. Bonus: This drill holds a charge for a year and a half, so you won’t be stuck with a dead tool when a job arises.
These aren't your average whiskey glasses. The Norlan glasses are made of hand-blown double-walled borosilicate glass and have an outer rim that perfectly fits his (or her) lips.
The Norlan whiskey glass is a glorious double-walled vessel, made of two-part molds. It’s beautiful, and it sure makes his libation taste just as stellar.
He gets ice-cold drinks, and raises money for cancer research. Cheers to that.
These chillers are made from highest quality stainless steel and best of all, the profits go directly to support testicular cancer cure research at the MD Anderson cancer center in Houston.
He can charge his Apple devices insanely fast with this cable, which wraps up neatly when he's done.
No more messy, tangled cables. The four-foot braided cable is wrapped up and secured with an integrated leather belt so it’s always ready to charge.
You can't get more understated than this sleek dopp kit from Chrome Industries.
This Chrome dopp kit features a commercial grade five-bar webbing hang strap, and is the go-to accessory for guys on the go.
the thin leather bifold design on this minimalist wallet includes two vertical card slots on the left side and two horizontal slots on the right side. It fits everything he needs, and nothing he doesn't.
No, he doesn’t need or want a Costanza wallet. It’s got a RFID shield, to protect his data, and won’t cause any unsightly bulges.
We love the simple, timeless look of these sunglasses, which get you serious value for the money. The lenses are polarized and durable so you get UV protection and a solid optical experience, without spending a mortgage payment.
The look will never go out of style, and the performance of these shades is top-notch.
Does he need cashmere socks? Absolutely not. Will he love wearing them? Hell, yes.
These luxurious socks make socks an actual, desirable gift. They’re warm and soft and everything good in this world.
You clip this lens onto your phone, and shoot next-level photos. He'll dig it.
This clip-on lens works with Apple and Android phones. Xenvo’s multi-element, coated glass lenses minimizes ghosting, reflections, lens flare, and other things that can make great photos look crappy.
If he wants his Joe on the go, make him happy with this portable espresso maker. It's one smart, handheld espresso machine.
This hand-operated, pocket-sized espresso maker uses a powerful extraction pressure to whip up a rich, bold espresso on the road or at a campsite.
Speaking of camping, dad will love this blindingly bright flashlight, which delivers up to 1200 real lumens.
This flashlight has five settings, and can survive a 10 foot drop or being temporarily submerged under water. In short, it’s as tough as he is.
One Fatherly editor swears by this hybrid dry shampoo and styling paste, which always makes him have a great hair day.
For those days when he doesn’t have time to shower, the Badlands paste gives him texture and makes sure he looks damn good.
We're fans of the entire Bevel shaving set here, but it's not easy on the wallet. So get him this standout razor instead.
The Bevel razor cuts at skin level, and doesn’t tug or pull, thus eliminating razor burn. And it works with all standard double-edge razor blades.
Headphone junkies love the sound quality and design of these affordable Audio Technicas.
You literally cannot get better sound quality, or performance, for the price. These headphones rock, bottom line.
So, no, dad is no Messi or Ronaldo. But he can get his kicks with this Adidas soccer ball.
The size 5 ball is the official size you want, and this particular Adidas ball is part of the MLS Soccer collection. It has machine-stitched construction and an internal nylon wound carcass for maximum durability and performance. So no deflate-gate.
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