Father’s Day Gift Ideas To Make Dad Happy & Stay Within Your Budget

​​Are you looking for Father's Day gift ideas and not sure where to start? Since great dads deserve to be spoiled once in awhile, finding a nice gift is important. Just think of all he's done for you over the course of your life!

​Fortunately, you don't have to break the budget to buy a nice gift for dad. And in most cases, he would prefer you didn't do so! It is truly the thought behind the gift that counts. 

​So let's dive in and and look at some gifts that you can buy, make, and craft ideas your kids can ​create too! 


When buying Father's Day gifts, I like to purchase things that are useful to make life easier. This is not always easy because dads will often just buy what ​they need when they need it. Food, drink, men's grooming supplies and clothing options are my go-to. But you can't beat gifts you can DIY! #Father'sDayGiftIdeas

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​What Gifts Should I Buy For Father's Day?

​When buying Father's Day gifts, I like to purchase things that are actually useful. Something dad can use to make life easier. Tools or electronics for instance. However, this is not always easy because dads will often just buy what ​they need when they need it. And it's no fun to see last year's gift sitting in the corner unused because dad didn't need it.

​So if I can't find something practical, I often go to food and drink options. What dad doesn't like food? And some like adult beverages. Buying their favorite bourbon or even glassware is a great touch. Some dads don't drink alcohol. However, those that don't will have something else they like to drink. My dad likes to drink Coca-Cola for example. So I usually buy him some Coke in bottled form to make it a bit more "special" for one of the gifts. I know it sounds overly simple but if they enjoy it, why not? 

​Clothing makes for great gifts also. Sizing makes things a little tricky but that's what gift receipts are for! Shoes, sandals, hats, and belts are all great ideas for dad. 

​Men's grooming supplies are popular these days. Beard oil, balms, wax, washes, etc. Even shaving supplies in general like monthly shaving subscriptions are hot items and make for great gifts. 

​You really don't have to break the family budget to get great gifts for Father's Day. There are plenty of options for under $50 which will make dad very happy! 

​What Kinds Of Gifts From Kids Can I Buy For Father's Day?

Kids love to give their parents gifts on their special day, like Father's Day. These are some simple ideas between $10 - $20 if kids want to use their own piggy bank to pay for a gift: Leather Wallet Coffee Mug (Favorite sports team, hobby, movie/​TV show, dad theme), Grilling Accessories, Book or DVD Movie, Fishing Lures, Golf Glove, Personalized Pens, ​"Best Dad" T-Shirt #Father'sDayGiftIdeasFromKids

​​Kids love to give their parents gifts on these special days. And the best part of all, the gifts can be the smallest of things. The price doesn't matter because it's the thought and love behind it that counts. 

And if your child wants to actually pay for the present with their own money, it's important to find something very affordable for them. Here are a few ideas.

  • Leather Wallet
  • Coffee Mug (Favorite sports team, hobby, movie/​TV show, dad theme)
  • Grilling Accessories
  • Book or DVD Movie
  • Fishing Lures
  • Golf Glove
  • Personalized Pens
  • ​"Best Dad" T-Shirt

Some of these items are under $10 and most can be found under $20. Again, you don't have to break the child's piggy bank (if they want to pay) to find a great gift.

​​What Are The Best Crafts For Kids To Make On Father's Day? 

These are some popular and easy to make Father's Day DIY craft ideas: Homemade cards​, Candles, Coasters, Paper Weights, Sports themed crafts, Handprint crafts, Keychains, Photo Frames. These projects won't require tons of costly supplies and most items you might already have on hand!

​Homemade crafts are perfect Father's Day gifts. They are made with love and show off your child's creativity. And perhaps mom's ​skills too!

​Not to mention, projects like these promote good family bonding time. With TV and electronic gadgets stealing more and more of our time, these moments are precious. 

Some popular and easy to make Father's Day homemade craft ideas are:

  • Homemade cards​
  • Candles
  • Coasters
  • Paper Weights
  • Sports themed crafts
  • Handprint crafts
  • Keychains
  • Photo Frames

In addition to be pretty quick and easy, these projects won't require tons of costly supplies. Most items you might already have on hand!

​Father's Day Gift Ideas Under $20

I never would have thought of these ideas for Father's Day gifts, but they make total sense and dad would enjoy! I bought an iphone stand and hair clippers for myself even! I love the fact that these are all ideas under $20.

​Tryone Gooseneck Tablet Stand

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​Say goodbye to that sore neck from constantly looking down at your tablet. The Tryone Gooseneck Tablet Stand elevates your device, which is perfect for watching Netflix or one of those long Facetime calls.  

​It is also compatible with phones, Kindle Fire and the Nintendo Switch. Just make sure to select the appropriate sized stand in the options as there are a few.

​Gerber Dime Multi-Tool

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​The Gerber Dime Multi-Tool is perfect for all dads. It has 10 tools: Needle nose spring-loaded pliers, Wire cutter, Fine edge blade, Retail package opener, Scissors, Medium flat driver, Crosshead driver, Bottle opener, Tweezers, and a File. For under $20, this makes a great gift for the dads who like to tinker! 

​​Wahl Color Pro Complete Hair Cutting Kit

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​Getting a haircut at a stylist every month adds up over the months and years. Especially if you have kids! And since we are always looking for ways to trim the family budget, purchasing a clippers and cutting hair yourself will basically pay for itself after one use. 

​Cutting our own hair has saved us thousands of dollars since we started using Wahl clippers years ago. And what dad wouldn't appreciate saving some money?

​There are several models available. ​We have the model that has a cord attached to it but I see there are models now that come with rechargeable batteries.

​Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife

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​Want a gift that will be useful and support a great cause? Check out the Wounded Warrior Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife. Features (7) functions: 1.25" blade, nail file with screwdriver, scissors, key ring, tweezers, and toothpick. These knives are super useful and might take dad back to when he was a kid.

Note- Amazon has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project for this product.

​Father's Day Gift Ideas Under $50

I never spend more than $50 on Father's Day Gift ideas. This is the best consolidated list of ideas to help me stay within my shopping budget this Father's Day, and they are all ideas Dad would love! #Father'sDayGiftIdeas

​Harry's Shaving Kit

​Harry's is a super popular shaving supply company and they make affordable shaving kits and accessories. The Winston Set includes 3 blades, handle, shave gel, and a travel cover for $25. And there is an engraving option for an extra $15 to personalize the product! 

​YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler

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​The always popular YETI tumbler makes for a great gift on Father's Day. Dad will be able to keep his drink at the desired temp and it even has a magnetic locking lid to prevent spills. And it's dishwasher safe which makes for a very low maintenance gift idea. 

​​Grave Before Shave Beard Oil 4 Pack

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​For the dads out there sporting facial hair, Grave Before Shave beard oil comes highly recommended. Not only do their products smell good, they also help beards feel softer and get rid of itchy faces and necks. This 4 pack is a great starter and they also have quite a few other beard oil scents to pick from. My husband started sporting a beard this past year - and I absolutely LOVE it! ​I do buy these products as a go-to gift for my hubby and my favorite scent​ is the Bay Rum!

​Roku Premiere Streaming Media Player

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​We live in a digital age and streaming TV and movies is everything right now. Roku has awesome technology for streaming and we personally use the Roku Premiere in our house. It will handle 4K, HD, or HDR and get picture quality that's optimized for your TV.  

​Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Smart Speaker With Alexa

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​The Amazon Echo Dot is a great Father's Day gift for the dads who want to jam on some tunes or add to their smart home technology. Amazon's most popular speaker, the Echo Dot stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and others. You can also listen to audio books from Audible. And of course Alexa will be there to ​entertain you along the way!

​Crafts For Kids To Make For Father's Day Under $10

Homemade crafts are perfect Father's Day gifts. They are made with love and show off your child's creativity. These are the best craft ideas for kid's to make on Father's Day. #Father'sDayCraftsForKids #Father'sDayGiftsFromKids

​Shirt And Tie Father's Day Card

​A card, pens, glue, and scissors are all you need to create this awesome Father's Day card for dad. The shirt and tie card is such a thoughtful gift, he'll probably want to bring it into the office to show off! 

​Football Handprint & Photo Keepsake

​For all the dads who love football, this kids craft is for them. Not only does it have a sporty football design, but even more importantly, the child's handprint and photo. This is one that will be kept for years! 

​Building Memories With Dad

​First of all, this is such a cool idea! Using Legos, or a different brand of building blocks, to ​build memories with dad. The best part is you probably won't even need to buy anything because who doesn't have building blocks if you have kids? 

​Father's Day Baseball Craft

​The Father's Day Baseball Craft is a very quick and heartfelt gift that dad will be sure to love. And your child will love playing with the ink too! Just be sure to store it in a safe place to avoid temptation in using it in the backyard! 

​Food Basket Gift Ideas For Father's Day

My dad loves to eat and so does my husband. Food basket gift ideas are a HIT in my family and they love to receive them on Father's Day or other special occassions throughout the year like birthdays. #Father'sDayGiftIdeas #Father'sDayMealIdeas

​Sausage And Cheese Gift box

​The perfect gift for those who love gourmet meats and cheeses! This sausage and cheese gift box from Harry & David features Colby and Garlic Jack cheeses, hickory-smoked summer sausage, three-seed crackers, and a zingy honey hot mustard. Perfect for hosting or for dad to keep all to himself! 

​Famous Dave's Variety Pack

​Is dad a BBQ enthusiast? If so, he will love the Famous Dave's Variety Pack which includes: Famous Dave's Rich & Sassy BBQ Sauce, Famous Dave's Sweet & Zesty BBQ Sauce, Famous Dave's Rib Rub Seasoning, Famous Dave's Steak & Burger Seasoning, Famous Dave's Signature Spicy Pickle Chips and two boxes of Famous Dave's Corn Bread Mix.

The Famous Dave's Rib Rub is a "must have" item in our household!

​Dad's Ideal Gift From Omaha Steaks

​Speaking of BBQ, Omaha Steaks has a great selection of foods that will bring a smile to dad's face on Father's Day. Dad's Ideal Gift best described straight from their website..."Rest assured, dad will love this gift. A pops-approved collection of certified classics, this package is perfect for grillmasters and gourmands alike. Included here, you'll find our famous-for-extreme-tenderness Filet Mignons, bold & hearty Top Sirloins, and plenty of Omaha Steaks Burgers. Add in some creamy, savory Stuffed Baked Potatoes and Caramel Apple Tartlets for dessert, and what do you have? One seriously happy dad."

​Mrs. Fields Cookie Crate

Mrs. Fields Cookie Crate is a rugged crate shipped with an assortment of 40 delicious cookies from the famous treat company. This will surely satisfy dad's sweet tooth and he might even share!

​Bonus: DIY Dollar Store Father's Day Gift Basket Video

​Check out this awesome DIY Father's Day gift basket video to learn how to make your own affordable gift using dollar store items! 

This is a great way to include many of dad's favorite items and it won't cost you a fortune. Double win!

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​What are your favorite Father's Day gifts to give? Or receive! Comment Below!

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