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    35 Cheap Things To Treat Your Dad To This Father's Day

    You, seeing the great gifts you can get under $25: "I'm impressed!" Your dad: "Hi Impressed, I'm Dad!"

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    1. A heartfelt fill-in-the-blank journal that'll make even the most aloof dads melt.


    Each page lets you respond to a different prompt, and it's a great mix of funny and sentimental. For example, some prompts include "I love that you taught me to appreciate..." and "If you were a holiday, you'd be...." Take it in whatever direction you want, just be sure to include some quality inside jokes. I personally gave this to my dad last Christmas and he loved it as much as I knew he would!

    Promising review: "I was so excited when I found this perfect Father's Day gift! It's the perfect way to express my love for my dad in a way I never ordinarily would. There are 50 fill-in-the-blank statements to let your dad know how you feel. They stretch the imagination and really make you think about all the ways your dad affects your life. This is sure to be a cherished gift for any dad." —A. Bauer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.20.

    2. Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop by music historian Marc Myers, a book that'll give any music-loving dad an inside look at the making of some of his favorite tunes.


    It includes testimony from several of the artists themselves and behind-the-scenes looks at classics like "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart and "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper.

    Promising review: "I had a lot of fun reading this book. The individual chapters were short enough to make it an easy read while at the same time providing enough information to make the stories interesting. If you have any interest in the behind-the-scenes efforts that went into making these great songs, you'll enjoy this book. It was interesting to see what inspired these songs, but it was also an education for me to read about the technical side of the recordings — the process of layering, laying down tracks, overdubbing, chord changes, etc." —Mark Sutter

    Get it from Amazon for $11.64+.

    3. A mouth-watering gift box of spices and seasonings to make his home-cooked meals and grill creations even better (which you honestly didn't know was possible).


    You can choose from a variety of combos, from special sea salts to BBQ flavors. For example, the grilling-themed box above includes "Grill Master" burger seasoning, "Smokey Southwest," "Citrus Pepper," "Fresh Bay," and "Peppered Habenero."

    Promising review: "The packaging was awesome! When you looked at the little glass jars, you expected there to be really great product on the inside — not some cheap spices you could buy at any local store — and that’s exactly what we got! I bought these at the Father’s Day gift for my dad who is an avid griller and smoker. All of the spices had a unique flavor that was very robust and distinct. I would definitely recommend this." —Stephanie Brosch

    Get a box of five from Amazon for $24.99 (available in six flavor combinations).

    4. A punny card to prove that he's not the only one who can make dad jokes.


    The inside is blank, so there's no need to ~wine~ about not having enough space to write your own message.

    Get it from AlyLouCards on Etsy for $4.89.

    5. Or if you want to go the sentimental route, a card that's pretty cheesy — but something tells me he'll still love it.


    This one is also blank on the inside! Plus, if you are a last-minute shopper and don't order it in time for it to be shipped to you before Father's Day (the cutoff date for US shipping from this seller is June 5), you can message the seller to send you a digital download to print yourself instead!

    Get it from NineTwoDesign on Etsy for $5.21.

    6. A sharp-looking waterproof watch he'll probably think you spent a ton of money on.


    Promising review: "It's comfortable, sturdy, and attractive, and it survived surfing in the Atlantic. I have an expensive stainless steel watch, and this $15 watch got more compliments in one week than my pricey one has ever received." —Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    7. A sophisticaped map-etched glass so he can sip his favorite beverage while appreciating his favorite city. Because if your dad is anything like mine, the only thing he enjoys more than a cold drink is geeking out over maps.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I ordered two of these glasses as a birthday gift for a friend and am so glad I did! They're such a unique gift and he absolutely loved them. If you're looking for a beautiful and functional gift, this is it!" —Maddy

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $16 (available with 30 cities).

    8. A handy smart plug that truly lives up to its name: your dad can sync it with his smart home devices or control it through an app to easily turn lights and appliances on and off. He'll never have to yell at anyone to turn the damn lights off ever again!


    Through the app, he can even set a schedule for when to power certain devices on and off — basically a dream come true for a man who hates wasting money on electricity. It's compatible with Alexa, Microsoft Cortona, and Google Assistant, and it's so easy and convenient that it has over 11,000 positive Amazon reviews!

    Promising review: "This is a great, affordable smart outlet. It works flawlessly with the Echo. You set it up on your network via the Kasa app first, and then you can successfully set up the connection to your Echo via the Alexa mobile app. Once we completed the setup on the Kasa side, adding it to Echo was a snap. I use it for a standing lamp and for the air conditioner. I want to buy these things every time they're on sale, but I have a hard time justifying it to my wife." —Johnny Phive

    Get it from Amazon for $16.33.

    9. A sweet guitar pick worthy of any dad who totally rocks.


    Promising review: "My cool daughter bought this for me as a birthday present. I instantly tried it and noticed that the weight was perfect and it gave a much deeper, thicker, and fuller sound considering I was using it on an unplugged electric-acoustic. It was really the thought behind the gift that made it priceless to me, but the fact I love using it so much is an awesome bonus." —Darren De Wilde

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    10. A 20-page mini photo booklet full of favorite pictures and personal messages for a keepsake he'll treasure forever (and one that's actually in your budget).


    The website will set you up with a basic template including some suggested text, but you can fully customize all the words, colors, and layouts!

    Get it from Snapfish for $12.99+ (available in hardcover or soft cover and with semi-gloss or matte pages). Add additional pages for $0.99/two pages.

    11. Some fancy dark chocolate almonds sure to be the ~sweetest~ gift he's ever received.


    Get them from Godiva for $14.95.

    12. A Big Book of Burgers cookbook that'll have him grilling up more creative patties than Bob Belcher himself.


    There are also recipes for all-important burger accompaniments, like milkshakes and onion rings. Something tells me you're gonna be visiting home more often.

    Promising review: "All of the recipes my family and I have tried from Big Book of Burgers have been OUTSTANDING. Our favorite so far have been the beef burgers with Camembert and red onion jam. A close second were the bronco burgers with smoked mozzarella and barbecue sauce. This cookbook has over 90 burger recipes for beef, bison, lamb, pork, poultry, seafood, and vegetarian options. There are also recipes for hot dogs, sausages, brats, sides, toppings, and drinks. I really enjoy the large amount and variety of recipes since I grill four times a week year-round. The instructions are easy to follow and it doesn't require extensive grilling knowledge or skill to create these amazing dishes." —S. Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.46+.

    13. A super-challenging 1,000-piece road sign jigsaw puzzle that'll allow him to take a road trip from the comfort of his living room.


    Wanna make it an even better gift? Sit down and tackle this puzzle with him.

    Promising review: "This is a really fun puzzle. It's challenging enough that you'll think you're missing pieces until you suddenly stumble across that one piece you've been searching for. The colors and retro graphics are so nice. The pieces are nice and thick and the box wasn't full of puzzle dust like some cheaper brands." —Angela York

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    14. A sheet of custom stickers featuring the face of a family member or pet for a gift that'll stick out from the basic cards your siblings sent.


    The stickers are waterproof and microwave and dishwasher safe, so once he finishes LOL-ing he can put them on just about anything! Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on these stickers.

    Promising review: "This has to be the best purchase I've ever made. I was hoping they'd be as good as all the reviews said, and I wasn't disappointed! The stickers seem to be made from a sturdier material than your average stickers. I'd give these 10 stars if I could. I'm very excited about placing a sticker of my doggo's face anywhere I can!" —None

    Get a sheet of 21 stickers from Amazon for $17.99.

    15. A pair of socks for the man who confidently owns every terrible one-liner that has ever come out of his mouth.


    Did you hear the one about the kid who got their dad socks for Father's Day? They had no problem foot-ing the bill!

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 14 designs).

    16. Mike's Hot Honey, an all-natural, chili-infused honey your spice-loving pops is gonna want to put on everything.


    The only ingredients are honey, chilies, and vinegar, because as your own dad taught you, sometimes less is more. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up here.

    Promising review: "This mixed-up honey is absolutely fabulous. I ordered three more bottles after my initial order. Why? Because it's really good on everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. Soft pretzels, toast, biscuits, waffles, cereal, yogurt, ice cream, and definitely pizza. It gives everything in your kitchen a small kick of sweet heat flavor without burning up your mouth. I've told many of my friends about this magical elixir and they all agree: this is the BEST specialty honey any of us have ever had. Don’t hesitate to try it, it's absolutely wonderful stuff." —Jeff R. Clow

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    17. A professional-looking genealogy chart he can fill in instead of just telling you stories about about your Great-Great-Grandpa Steve for the hundredth time.


    It fits up to nine generations on both sides.

    Promising review: "This chart is SO cool! It's printed on high-quality, aesthetically pleasing paper and it makes it so easy to see your ancestors. You can fill in your ancestry and then frame it. It makes a beautiful conversation piece, and it made for a great family evening at home talking about genealogy." —susan j. page

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    18. A stylish leather bracelet for the dad who's not a regular dad, he's a cool dad.


    It comes in a luxe pouch so it feels like a pricier gift than it is. It also has a magnetic clasp and most styles come with a half-inch extension link to ensure it's a perfect fit.

    Promising review: "This looks pretty good in person. The clasp is easy to use and secure. The leather is substantial and looks great. You won't be disappointed." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in 11 styles).

    19. A punny tee, because your dad shouldn't have to go fishing for compliments on Father's Day.


    You can also get this design on a baseball tee, tank, hoodie, V-neck tee, crewneck sweatshirt, or racerback tank.

    Get it from Human for $14.99 (originally $21.99, available in sizes S-3X and in four fits and four colors).

    20. An amazingly affordable, portable, water-resistant speaker so he can jam out wherever he goes. Warning: it may cause him to break out his signature air guitar routine or force you to hear him singing in the shower. And if your dad is like mine, singing is not exactly one of his talents.


    My dad knows this about himself and doesn't mind me saying it on the internet!!!!

    People really swear by this thing — it has over 1,000 positive reviews! I personally ordered it to use at a party several months ago, and I was beyond impressed with the sound quality and how effortless it was to pair with my phone (as someone who absolutely sucks at technology). You can also check out BuzzFeed Reviews' picks for the best bluetooth speakers!

    Promising review: "I live on the river we kayak and tube all the time. We've spent lots of money on waterproof radios that never work long after getting splashed. I actually dropped this one and submerged it underwater accidentally, but we've used it four times since. It didn't phase it. I LOVE IT!! It's very loud and the acoustics are great! It's so easy to connect, and it has a bag to keep it in. I've spent seven times as much on others that weren't near as good!!! 10stars!!! Update: two months later, it still works great after being dropped and splashed in the river several times, after eight-mile trips down the river, tubing, and biking...and we can use it for two days without recharging before the battery dies. It's the BEST EVER!!!!" —

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    21. A set of gold foil playing cards as a way to thank your dad for spending countless hours teaching you to play cards and to really show you karat about him.


    They're waterproof!

    Promising review: "These cards are awesome! I looked at several types of gold foil cards and decided on this set because of the good reviews and simple-but-beautiful design. They were a Christmas gift for my husband to go with his poker set and he loves them! He collects unique decks of cards and he was totally impressed by these. We like the feel and look of the cards, they’re very eye-catching. They’re made very well and seem durable. Five stars from us :)." —Rani Mierky

    Get them from Amazon for $7.29.

    22. A luxe shave set because your pops deserves something a cut above his old drugstore razor.


    It comes with a rubber-handled razor, three precision blades, a foaming shave gel or shaving cream, and a travel blade cover.

    Get it from Harry's for $15 (available in three razor handle colors and with either shave gel or cream). You can also shop the Harry's line and purchase the products individually at Target.

    23. A goofy mug that combines all of his favorite things: grills, bad puns, and the chance to brag about his mad skills. Yes, this is peak dad.


    Get it from Human for $9.99+ (originally $14.99+, available in two sizes).

    24. A clever ticket stub diary so he can save souvenirs of games, concerts, plays, and more. It even has lined spaces in the margins to write notes about favorite memories.

    Uncommon Goods

    Last year I got this for my own dad! I thought it was a perfect gift considering it was for a man who once wore the wristband from the Springsteen concert he attended on his birthday for a whole year, and that's not an exaggeration.

    Promising review: "My husband loves to save ticket stubs, but they end up all over the house. He's excited to have a place to save them so we can remember special memories together." —RunVetMom

    Get it from Amazon for $13.45 or Uncommon Goods for $14.

    25. A trendy colorblocked backpack for the dad who's always on the go and always looks cool doing it.


    Get it from Asos for $19.

    26. A chic camera strap so that the next time he goes on vacation rocking the classic dad-with-camera-around-his-neck look, he'll at least be ~stylin'~.


    Promising review: "This is a great price for a camera strap. It's an ideal choice for smaller-frame cameras with short (wide) lenses. The product deserves five stars for the price and usefulness (for light cameras only). Make sure you know how to properly attach the straps/buckles — do your part and the strap will do its part." —trooper

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five styles).

    27. A sweet fishhook keyring so the dad who loves to fish can show off the names of the guppies he loves more than any trophy-worthy trout.


    Get it from GabbysCraftsNThings on Etsy for $16.14+ (available in three fish-punny quotes or a custom message, and with up to nine fish charms with just names or names and birthdays).

    28. A comfy 100% cotton shirt he'll wear all summer long.


    This shirt is actually by one of Amazon's in-house fashion brands! Learn more about them and see more stylish stuff here.

    Promising review: "This shirt is the best of both worlds. It has a fit that's not too tight, but not too baggy. The material feels like pima cotton, although it doesn't say that it is, and it has a wonderful drape and suppleness. It's also not too thick of material and not too thin. It's just right for a hot day or pressured meeting. You want a great shirt at steal of a price? This is it!" —espirito

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 34 patterns).

    29. A classic baseball glove that you should definitely gift along with an offer to go play a game of catch right away.

    For those of you who, like me, are totally clueless when it comes to sports, remember that baseball gloves are typically worn on the opposite hand. Be aware that the listing here words it oddly — ordering a "right hand throw" glove means it's for a right-handed person to wear on the left side.

    Promising review: "This is an amazing value for the money! I'm just an old dude who enjoys knocking a ball around with the neighborhood kids, but I had some great gloves growing up. A couple of years ago, I purchased a name-brand, expensive glove. It was the right size but I just never bonded with it, so I gave it to Goodwill. I bought this because I liked that it was made from synthetic leather. I have no problem cutting those cows a break. This is an amazingly good glove for an amazing price. I'm somewhat shocked." —Jerry R. Goad

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available for right- or left-handed people and in seven sizes).

    30. A sleek tray of three 3D wooden puzzles that'll give him a fun challenge and look ~smart~ (in every sense of the word) on his desk.


    Promising review: "My dad is incredibly difficult to buy for if I want to get him something new and interesting that he'll actually enjoy. I got him these puzzles for Christmas, and he seemed very interested in them. In fact, my husband and I went to Christmas Eve church service (leaving our small children at my parents' house), and when we got back, my mom was a little annoyed that my dad had spent the whole time trying to figure out the cube puzzle while she tried to keep a fussy baby happy lol. Whoops! At least he liked his present!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.70.

    31. A pair of vintagey globe cufflinks if your dad is a sharp-dressing globetrotter. Wait, is your dad James Bond?


    Get them from NJsDreamBoxes on Etsy for $10.95.

    32. An insulated tumbler and set of stainless steel straws for a polished and practical gift he'll love., Amazon

    Over 2,000 Amazon reviewers swear by the tumbler, which can keep ice intact for up to 24 hours (and as my dad always says, ice makes the drink), will keep hot beverages hot for hours, and won't sweat. The straws have over 6,500 positive reviews and are a ~fancy~ and environmentally friendly alternative to those useful-but-kinda-gross-tbh plastic straws. Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the straws here (#6).

    Get a the tumbler from Amazon for $16+ (available in three sizes and18 colors). Get a set of four straws and a cleaning brush from Amazon for $4.89+ (available in four sizes).

    33. A funny (and accurate) personalized wooden postcard that's a card and a gift all in one. He'll love displaying it to remind the world what an awesome kid he has.

    Personalization Mall

    You can choose whether the "turned out awesome" sentence says "I" or "we," so it can even be a group gift from your siblings (if you're willing to share the credit). You can also personalize who it's addressed to (Dad, Daddy, Grandpa, any other name up to nine characters) and who it's from, write the message under the dots (up to 105 characters), and customize the date on the postmark. Finally, you can choose between four designs for the corner stamp: beer bottles, a fish hook, a golf club, or a mustache.

    Promising review: "I gave this to my son-in-law yesterday to celebrate his son's first birthday. The stoic firefighter actually teared up. He loved it, I loved it. It's great quality and an excellent gift." —Patrick K.

    Get it from Personalization Mall for $15.99 (originally $19.99, available in two colors).

    34. An innovative carabiner multi-tool any outdoorsy, gadget-loving dad will be super excited to receive.

    The Grommet

    There's a spark-generating wheel on the end and it comes with two extra ferro rods for emergencies. It also has a keyring hole, utility blade, screwdriver, and bottle opener and can hold up to 100 pounds. Not unlike your dad, this tool is good at pretty much everything.

    Promising review: "We went camping at Red River Gorge and this very small but significant tool was the highlight of our camping experience. We won’t go anywhere without it. I bought one for my brother-in-law who camps all the time and he raves about how handy it is." —Deborah

    Get it from The Grommet for $14.95 (available in four colors).

    35. A relaxing overnight foot care kit that will make every night feel like a trip to the spa and might just be the cure for his gross, flaky dad feet once and for all.

    Uncommon Goods

    It includes a super moisturizing, rosemary-and-mint-scented shea butter lotion and plush, fuzzy socks to put on before bed to wake up with softer tootsies.

    Promising review: "This is the best smelling, most effective foot care product I've ever used!" —Memere

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $18.

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