best Father's day gifts


16 best Father’s Day gifts for every budget

Show dad just how much you appreciate him!


Marisa Losciale

Dot Recs

Posted on May 31, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 2:37 pm CDT

Dad Day is June 16th this year, so if you don’t have a present for the father figure in your life on lock just yet you still have time! And by using our list of the best Father’s Day gifts for every budget, you won’t have to worry about figuring out a finance plan to get dad a gift he’ll not only appreciate, but actually use.

Best Father’s Day Gifts under $25

1) A travel hammock

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Even if dad isn’t much of a camper, he’ll treasure the time spent hanging in the forestry of his own backyard. Honest Outfitter’s portable hammock has a 5-star Amazon rating and reviewers say that its quality is unbeatable. Easy to assemble, the hammock is made from parachute nylon which makes it soft, comfortable, and strong enough to support up to 500lbs. It even folds up into a carrying case, making it road-trip ready. 

Price: $19.99+


2) Skin Food’s Bitter Green mask

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Sick of dad stealing your skincare products? Get him his own! We recommend the Bitter Green mask by the Korean skincare company, Skin Food–it goes beyond just purging pores of the sweat, dust, dirt, and oils of the day by using a combination of five bitter green complexes to discharge toxins from the skin. 

Price: $15.99


3) Captain America waffle maker

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If your pops is the ultimate Marvel fan (or just a good man), you’ll want to get him the waffle maker version of Captain America’s shield. All he has to do is pour in his batter (extra points if its colored!), close the shield, wait for the light to go off, and enjoy–superb waffles every time. 

Price: $27.99 (regularly $39.99) 


4) Bluetooth to FM transmitter

If you can’t afford to replace dad’s car (and don’t know how to replace his radio) but want to give him an upgraded experience, this in-car Bluetooth to FM transmitter is exactly what you need. Once paired with a smartphone (either via Bluetooth or with the included AUX cord), it can be used to bump custom playlists, listen to podcasts and even get directions. It even supports high-speed charging so you don’t drain your battery on the road. Plus, it sorta works like a bonus safety feature – since its LCD display reads and illustrates your car battery level, as well as the ID of any incoming calls.

Price: $16.99


5) Super Mario Bros. checkers

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This double-sided checkers board sure is a blast from the past! It features 8-bit versions of Mario and Luigi and custom tokens you won’t find anywhere else. 

Price: $19.25 


6) Spock’s oven mitt

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Even in the frontier of space, no one is safe from the occasional burn. Protect dad’s precious hands with the Vulcan sign of peace. 

Price: $24.99


7) A collapsible trunk organizer

Traveling, shopping, and quite frankly just using a car, all lead to one thing: a messy backseat. Which is where this collapsible trunk organizer comes in handy. Instead of just piling things on top of each other or shoving them into the few available storage compartments, you’re able to take advantage of your trunk space and keep track of all your stuff. And with a clear back seat, toting a few passengers is a breeze! Dad will wonder how you came up with this one (and we’ll bet it makes his best Father’s Day gifts list, too).

Price: $24.99 (regularly $39.99) 


Best Father’s Day Gifts under $50

8) Craft A Brew hard cider kits

If you’re looking for something that the two of you can enjoy together, look no further. Craft A Brew Hard Cider kits come with everything needed to brew not one, not two, but three batches of premium cider! Included in the kit: a glass gallon jug, tubing, a funnel, yeast, sanitizer, and a no-nonsense guide to making the best damn cider you’ve ever had. All you need to bring to the table is some patience, a pot to mix your ingredients in, juice or cider (your choice depending on your ideal brew) and some brew bottles. The guide is relatively easy to follow, but it is important to note that the brewing process does require a cooler environment – since we’re dealing with yeast here. But luckily we live in a day and age where we can check the forecast, plan ahead and of course, take advantage of that sweet, sweet air conditioning! If dad isn’t the cider type but you think he’d still enjoy being a brewmaster, no worries. Craft A Brew also has kits to make ales, IPAs, and stouts. Even gluten-free kits are available.

Price: $43.99


9) Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

Make it easy for dad to watch what he wants, when he wants, where he wants, with the Amazon Fire Stick. He’ll be able to launch and control content (both live and streamed) thanks to the upgraded Alexa Voice Remote. Simply say, “Play Game of Thrones” or “Launch Netflix” and Alexa will respond instantly. Plus, play music, find movie times, order a pizza, and more—all he has to do is just ask! And if he’s an Amazon Prime member, he’ll have unprecedented access to thousands of exclusive shows, movies, apps, and more. 

Price: $34.99 (regularly $39.99)


11) The Vinyl Styl Deep Groove record washer system

This totally self-contained record washing and drying system will take your pop’s used vinyl collection and make it sound brand-spanking new. After all, in order to achieve clean audio, you have to start with a clean record! It comes with a container of cleaning fluid as well so your dad can get right to making his vinyl sound as good as the day he bought it.

Price: $67.99


12) A Droid Inventor kit by littleBits

Anyone can put together a toy. But the most creative dads can use this Droid inventor kit to build something better: their very own bot friend. As they build, they’ll pick up serious coding skills too. Using the Droid Inventor app, they can control their Droid, teach it new abilities and take it on 22 missions. Once built, this Droid can also move about on its own, avoiding any obstacles in its way. Together, builders and their Droids can send secret messages, conquer obstacle courses, and force movement with a simple wave of a hand. Sound familiar? Best of all, they can personalize this Droid to their heart’s content. Save $10 off the price of the Droid inventor kit with the code DailyDot10 at checkout.

Price: $99.95


Best Father’s Day gifts under $200

13) The FRESHeTECH Portico Pro

Bring the backyard to life with this solar powered patio end table that also happens to contain a Bluetooth speaker. This powerful 12-watt speaker will fill your entire backyard with crystal clear audio and the battery will last all day in the sun. When the sun goes down the party doesn’t stop as the Portico will play for eight hours when not in the sun and features LED lights to bring an extra glow. Portico is weatherproof and includes two full stereo speakers, passive subwoofers, and a USB port to charge your phone. 

Price: $189.95


15) Weber’s Smokey Mountain Cooker

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Regardless of grill skill, any dad would be thrilled to receive this Amazon bestseller. The Weber charcoal smoker is built to travel and features two large racks for grilling, grommet temperature monitors, internal temperature monitors, and easy access to the chamber so adding wood or charcoal is pain-free. This Weber is easily one of the best Father’s Day gifts you can give a man who loves smoked meats, fish, and veggies!

Price: $199


16) Rachio WiFi Smart Lawn sprinkler controller

Regardless of whether your parents have a landscaper or not, maintaining a lawn and garden requires more than just a weekly cleanup. But in the heat, standing in the sun to water plants (or just having or go outside to set up the hose) can be a real chore. Thanks to the Rachio WiFi Smart Lawn sprinkler controller, everything your dad needs to keep his yard vibrant and healthy is just a click away. Using the controller, you can set watering schedules based on plant type, sunlight intensity, and real-time local weather.

Price: $145.69+



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*First Published: May 31, 2018, 10:42 am CDT