Gift Guide: Fun & Frugal Father's Day Finds Under $50

When it comes to giving your pops something for Father's Day, it's hard to break out of the convential ideas of a traditional dad-driven gifts: socks, ties, money clips and coffee mugs. 

But instead of the standard (read: boring) gift ideas, get dad something he'll actually appreciate. Luckily, buying your dad a lovely and functional Father's Day gift doesn't have to break the bank.

Since dad is so selfless all year long, get him something he really needs and will actually use. I've found some great gifts for all types of dads: The golfer, the beer drinker, the funnyman, the meat-and-cheese guy, and more. Take a look at some of my favorite Father's Day gifts, and make sure you pick your dad up something real special this year! 


  • For the Dad Who Loves to Grill

    Summer time is the perfect time to fire up the grill. If dad loves to grill up some steaks and burgers, then get him his own personalized set of grilling utensils, like these from Personalization Mall. It comes with a spatula, long fork, tongs and basting brush, all for just $33.70.

  • For the Golfing Dad

    Keeping all of your gold essentials organized can be a tough task. Luckily this Golf Bag Storage Unit from Home Depot is just $49. It keeps his bags, shoes, tees and more organized. Perfect for the garage or mudroom.

  • For the Meat & Cheese Connoisseur

    Meat and cheese are all dad really needs. This Lucca & Sons Sausage and Cheese Gift Box from 1-800-Baskets has everything a meat and cheese love would want. Sausage, cheese dip, spread and crackers. Order it for $39.99.

  • For the Funny Dad

    If your dad enjoys games and has a wicked sense of humor, then Cards Against Humanity is the perfect gift. Think Apples to Apples for people who enjoy dark humor. Get it for $25.

  • For the Traveling Dad

    Does dad travel a lot on business? This Business Trip Essential Bundle Package from Accessory Geeks has everything dad would need for a business trip: headphones, USB cords, a phone charger and more. Get it for just $24.99.

  • For the Beer-Loving Dad

    Now dad can make his own beer! This Mr. Beer Deluxe home brew kit from A Gift Personalized is perfect for the brewmaster (or just the beer fan) in your family. Plus, it's only $42.49.

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