Father's Day Gifts Under $25
We want to show Dad how much we love him this Father's Day with 25 easy Father's Day gift ideas – because being a father is no small responsibility. We've rounded up Father's Day gifts for all kinds of fathers – fathers that like to fix things, fathers that grill up the perfect burger, fathers that enjoy a good read, fathers that love to entertain, fathers that delight in a good Southern brunch, fathers that like to write, even fathers who run on coffee (or coffee cake!) – and you'll appreciate their lower price tags. Whether you're shopping for your father, father-in-law, spouse, or significant other, these Father's Day gifts are unique and memorable; you'll find everything from burger presses to notebooks to traveling tags to fit your budget.
Personalized Leather Luggage Tag
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Not only are these full grain American leather traveling tags perfect for the adventurous or world-traveling dad, they're also Southern-made. Holtz Leather – the brainchild of Rick and Coleen Holtz in Huntsville, Alabama – hand-picks leather hides, flaws and all, from a local tannery that's been in operation over 150 years. The tags are 5 inches by 3 inches, and can be personalized with a laser engraved address or message.
BUY IT: $14; etsy.com
Cast Iron Waffle Iron
Give Dad the gift of crispy, golden waffles with this vintage-inspired Cast Iron Waffle Iron from Food52. He can use it in the fireplace, on the stove, and even on the grill – so it's a handy camping companion, as well. We recommend it with our Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles or, if he's more of a waffle connoisseur, Lemon-Poppy Seed Belgian Waffles. Just rotate occasionally (similar to how you'd cook s'mores!), and you're ready to bring him breakfast in bed.
BUY IT: $24; food52.com
Maple Cashew Brittle
Give Dad's sweet tooth some love with this yummy treat from See's Candies. Maple Cashew Brittle is a limited-edition dessert creation made with fresh butter, sugar, sweet maple. And, of course, it's loaded with whole roasted cashews. The candy comes in a 10-oz. box – and it'll be hard for him to share.
BUY IT: $11.50; sees.com
We love the sentiment behind Dad's Playbook by Tom Limbert. Being a father is both a gift and a responsibiliy, and this book from UncommonGoods gives Dad encouragement, advice, and words of wisdom from dozens of sports' greatest coaches. From being a leader, to scoring under pressure, to inspiring spirit in his own home team, he'll love poring through the playbook's 120 pages of quotes and photos.
BUY IT: $13; uncommongoods.com
Old World Journal with Magnetic Flap
We love this antique-looking journal from Barnes & Noble, especially for dads who like to write. The artistic covers remind us of early explorations and vintage maps, with gold-foil accents setting off the continents. The journal features a magnetic fold-over flap, and, on the inside, Dad will find 160 lined pages dotted with quotes about travel and adventure.
BUY IT: $14.99; barnesandnoble.com
Los Poblanos Man Soap
Whether you're buying for your father, significant other, father-in-law, or grandfather, we know that this organic Man Soap will be a hit. With the rich scents of sage and cedar mingled with coconut oil and cocoa butter, we can guarantee he'll smell great. Plus, essential oils in the formula will nourish and calm his skin.
BUY IT: $12; shopterrain.com
Perfect Whiskey Decanter Set
If he's into entertaining, this six-piece whiskey decanter set from Target is an ideal gift for Dad. The glass pieces have a sleek, modern look, and are great for a night on the back porch with friends. If he'd rather entertain guests in the living room, try keeping the decanter, stopper, and four whiskey glasses on a bar cart for quick access. And, when it's time to end the party, all of the pieces can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher.
BUY IT: $24.99; target.com
George Foreman 2-Serving Electric Grill
For dinners on-the-go or an easy way to make the perfect grilled cheese, give Dad this George Foreman Electric Grill. He'll be able to cook meat like pork chops, chicken breasts, and burgers easily, and the sloping design catches any extra grease in a small compartment below the grill. The appliance is small enough to live on your kitchen counter, and has a durable, nonstick surface for simple cleaning.
BUY IT: $24.99; amazon.com
Charcoal Companion Flip-Tip Digital Thermometer
This stainless steel grilling companion is just what Dad needs to make perfect steaks, everytime. The Charcoal Companion Flip-Tip Digital Thermometer from Dillards has a folding probe, which allows for measuring the temperature at a wider variety of angles, as well an adjustable silicone depth gauge for consistency. The digital thermometer can measure from -58 to 572 degrees Fahrenheit, and it'll tell Dad the temp in just six seconds.
BUY IT: $17.99; dillards.com
Stanley 12-in-1 Multi Tool
This versatile stainless steel tool speaks for itself. Whether Dad's into fixing things, do-it-yourself projects, or even just needs to keep something in his car in case of emergencies, this Stanley 12-in-1 Multi Tool will certainly do the trick. It converts into long-nose pliers, two knives, a wire cutter, small saw, 4 screwdrivers, bottle opener, curve jaw pliers, and a file. For easy carrying, the product also includes a nylon holster.
BUY IT: $19.60; amazon.com
Cold Brew To Go Bottle
Cold-brewed coffee is all the rage right now, and this nifty contraption allows Dad to make his cold brew on the go. The Primula Cold Brew To Go Bottle from Bloomingdale's is made with heat-proof glass and a double-layer stainless steel filter. Remove the filter built into the bottle, fill with ground coffee, and allow to sit in the fridge overnight for coffee that's ready to go in the morning. The bottle looks sleek enough to carry into meetings, and the black neoprene sleeve with carrying handles allows Dad to transport it easily. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe.
BUY IT: $19.99; bloomingdales.com
Adjustable Dry Rub Shaker
We know that this Adjustable Dry Rub Shaker will simplify Dad's grilling process. Created by North Carolinian 'Grill Girl' Elizabeth Karmel, the 1-cup capacity shaker is perfect for applying a dry rub to marinate meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, and even fruit. The top of the stainless steel shaker adjusts for both medium and coarse-ground spices, and it helps to dispense a consistent amount on each item. Simply add in your ingredients, attach the lid, adjust for the desired quantity, and coat generously.
BUY IT: $13.99; amazon.com
Heritage Toiletry Kit
This stylish toiletry kit from Irv's Luggage will fit all of Dad's traveling necessities. Made of a durable cotton canvas and rich suede, the Travelon Heritage Toiletry Kit has a roomy main compartment, interior pocket, matte nickel-zippered front compartment, and convenient carrying handle. The kit can also double as an extra carrying case for everyday use.
BUY IT: $25; irvsluggage.com
Morning, Noon, and Night Coffee
Whether he's a coffee connaisseur or just enjoys a strong cup to wake him up, Dad will love this coffee collection from UncommonGoods. A humorous twist on the perfect brew, these standard-drip grinds include Groggy Morning Grogg, Columbian beans with flavors of butterscotch, caramel, and vanilla to jump-start his day; One Eye Open, a rich, dark roast for a kick of noonday ambition; and Night Owl Decaf, a mellow coffee nightcap that won't keep him up all night.
BUY IT: $11.95; uncommongoods.com
Burt's Bees Shave Cream
We love both the mission and products of Burt's Bees, so it's no wonder that this All-Natural Men's Shave Cream from Walgreens made our list. The product is more of a lotion than a lather, but it still provides protection on his skin – giving Dad a close, smooth shave every day. It nourishes and hydrates with extracts of chamomile, calendula, and linden.
BUY IT: $7.79; walgreens.com
The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide: How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster and Master Other Simple Pleasures
This hardcover book by Sebastian Kaufmann is the ultimate guide to do-it-yourself. Whether Dad wants to learn how to brew a perfect cup of tea, clean a cast iron pan or master an at-home shave, The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide from Chronicle Books will be a great resource. The book has 228 pages of helpful hints, tricks, and tips, and even includes instructional images for the visual learners.
BUY IT: $24.95; chroniclebooks.com
Merino Wool Ragg Socks
It may be warming up outside, but that doesn't mean Dad doesn't need a dependable pair of wool socks in his wardrobe arsenal. Known for the brand's exceptional quality, L.L. Bean's 10-inch Wool Ragg socks are incredibly soft, itch-free, and can be thrown into the washer and dryer without issues. The socks come in Charcoal, Gray (pictured), or Navy, and are available in medium, large, and extra-large. Sold in a two-pack.
BUY IT: $19.95; llbean.com
Brushed Straight Silver Tie Bar
Every dapper Southern gentleman needs a few key accessories, and we think a tie bar adds flair and style to any look. This Brushed Straight Silver Tie Bar from The Tie Bar is one of the brand's bestselling styles. The tie bar is a sleek 1.5 inches long, and will hold his tie in place all day long. If Dad's taste is a bit more eccentric, the Tie Bar also offers different shapes – like an Oxford Shoe and a pineapple – and a wide variety of bright colors.
BUY IT: $15; thetiebar.com
100 Personalized Golf Tees
We can't forget about the dad who loves to golf! These wooden golf tees are not only great for the course, but we love that they're Oklahoma-made by MidTownTees. The tees are 2 3/4" long, and can be laser-engraved with his name or a special message (up to 35 characters). This set includes 100 premium natural or white wooden tees, but you can find them in increments of anywhere from 15 to 350+.
BUY IT: $20; etsy.com