Who said a good gift had to be pricey? Below, some of our team’s favorite products you can buy for $20 or less. We think Dad will like them to.
Carolina Mfg. Bandana
It’s a smudge remover. It’s a Kleenex stand-in. It’s a face mask. A bandana is the original multi-purpose accessory and it’ll most certainly get near-daily use.
Craft Design Technology Tradio Plastic Fountain Pen
The everyman’s fountain pen. This modern, Japanese take on the classic fountain pen costs just $5.
Dad will appreciate unlimited access to unlimited live sports when they return. For now, ESPN+ is a hidden gem of sports documentaries that are certainly worthy of queue.
The Glencairn Whiskey Glass
The world’s most famous whiskey glass also happens to be delightfully affordable.
Kent Handmade Comb
When was the last time Dad got a new comb? Treat him to something special with this handmade comb from respected English brand Kent.
Patagonia Provisions Spicy Buffalo Jerky
It’s jerky, it’s spicy, it’s made of grass-fed American bison — yes, Dad will love it.
American Trench x Gear Patrol Breton Stripe Kennedy Sock
A classic gift for a classic dad. These striped options are based off a pair from JFK and made from USA grown and spun Supima cotton.
Armor All Car Wash and Cleaner Set
Dad loves his car, maybe a little too much. This Armor All set offers all the essentials to keep every surface shiny and new.
Classic Krakauer: Essays on Wilderness and Risk
Krakauer’s collection of essays highlights adventures from Mount Everest to the Arctic. Who knows, maybe it’ll inspire the old man to take you on a trip.
Obenauf’s Leather Oil
Obenaufs, the industry standard when it comes to leather oil, is a practical gift that’ll help keep Dad’s boots looking great year after year.
Barton Bands NATO Strap
Available in more than 25 widths, lengths, colors and designs, the Barton Watch Bands NATO strap is the perfect companion for your Dad’s watch this summer. And at these prices, you may as well pick up one for yourself, too.
One of the greatest kitchen tools ever was invented on accident. Use it for zesting citrus, grating ginger and garlic or dusting nutmeg.
Bluetooth Tracker Key Finder
Dads, even young dads, have a lot on their plate and tend to misplace things. Help him keep track of his keys, wallet, or glasses via smartphone app with this helpful Bluetooth tracker from SwiftFinder.
Crown & Buckle Spring Bar Tool
Bar none, a spring bar tool is the most essential piece of kit that a watch enthusiast should own. This one from Crown & Buckle features the best design on the market.
Go Like Hell: Ford v. Ferrari
Did your Dad see the film Ford v. Ferrari? A.J. Baime tells the story of Ford’s epic quest to take down Ferrari at Le Mans in this fascinating and informative book.
Mophie Powerstation Mini
This 3,000mAh portable battery is ideal for anybody who has an older smartphone that loses its power too quickly. It’s super thin (so it can fit in your pocket) and made of aluminum (so it’s durable).
Mpow Bluetooth Receiver
A Bluetooth receiver is the great little gadget for anybody with an old car, an old pair of headphones or an older speaker. It essentially can turn an old analog device into something that you can stream music to. For example, it can be plugged into a car’s audio jack and will then allow you to stream music from a smartphone and play it through that car’s audio system.
Casio A168WA-1 Electro Luminescence Watch
Funky. Retro. Colorful. Cheap. What else does Dad need in a weekend watch?
Nemo Equipment Airpin Stakes
If your dad groans every time you suggest he retires his old tent, here’s a way to upgrade it without changing too much. Nemo’s new stakes are ultralight and can hold cord taught without any knots.
This is a great smart plug because it’s simple to use, affordable and it works with everything: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT and Apple HomeKit.
Goal Zero Crush Light
A collapsible lantern with a hang hook is something dad can make use of in the backyard, in the garage or even camping.