The Best Father's Day Gifts for $50 or Less
In honor of Father's Day, show your tightwad pops he taught you well with one of these gifts for Dad priced at $50 or less.
Don't worry, just like the old man, this stuff isn't cheap, it just knows the meaning of good value.
Note: Father's Day gift prices are noted as they were at printing. Prices are subject to change.
Catch-A-Lure Fly Retriever
When it comes to gifts for Dad, the Catch-A-Lure is pretty fly for a fish guy. (Especially a fish guy who likes dad jokes.)
The Catch-A-Lure fly retriever is a small, simple way for fly fishermen to retrieve their tangled, presumably lost lures. It has a sharp concealed blade able to cut up to 25 pounds of the most gnarled and braided line during testing. The Catch-A-Lure attaches to a rod tip and uses heavy-duty magnets to attract steel hooks and bind them to its side while the blade cuts through line and retrieves the lure from trees and bushes.
WRAPTIE All-Purpose Tie Down Straps
WRAPTIE up a rugged and versatile gift for Dad this Father's Day. WRAPTIE Tie Down Straps go beyond traditional cargo straps with a patent-pending hook-and-loop closure system that eliminates jagged hooks and metal buckles from the securing process. WRAPTIE says this helps make their straps safer, easier, and faster to use, plus you'll never have to worry about your closures rusting and warping over time.
Wireless Cassette Speaker
Catering to Dad's 80s nostalgia, the Wireless Cassette Speaker turns a heartwarming retro design into a Bluetooth speaker ready to pair and play music from any of your compatible devices. One hour of charge time will return 8 hours of Wireless Cassette Speaker play.
Charmin Forever Roll
For dads, or maybe more appropriately, father-in-laws, who are full of shit.
But seriously, even if Dad is slightly offended that you gave him 3 x 12" diameter rolls of toilet paper, and a holder for them, for Father's Day, you know he's going to use every inch of this extra-soft double-ply.
And if he seems especially peeved at your gift, remind him he's welcome to use it to wipe his ass.
Volcom Men's Recliner Leather Flip-Flops
Volcom's Recliner Leather Sandals are flip-flops fit for those vacation days when Mom wants to go touring and shopping, but Dad's feeling more like a La-Z-Boy who just wants to lounge by the pool. Obviously, she's going to win and drag him along, so may as well walk all over the green earth with her in shoes that feel under his feet as comfortable as his lounger does under his butt.
Bug-A-Salt 2.0 Insect Shotgun - Lawn & Garden Model
It's been over 6 years since the original Bug-A-Salt shotgun, an insect exterminator whose only ammo is simple table salt, blasted through its crowdfunding campaign, and took in over half a million dollars in pledges. Its creators even delivered the product to their backers, and have since turned Bug-A-Salt sales into a full-blown fly-eradicating industry.
Or at least a sweet (and salty!) novelty gift.
I don't know when Bug-A-Salt released their 2.0 Lawn & Garden version of the saline sprayer, but I do know we're heading into a season when a spray of saline that "decimates flies on contact" could be a welcome addition to backyard decks and patios. Bug-A-Salt deems this shotgun the Lawn & Garden because it holds more salt and fires with more power than their standard model, which is more acceptable for use indoors.
Like the standard model though, the Bug-A-Salt Lawn & Garden required no batteries and no chemicals to do its job. Truly the only additive is ordinary table salt. Use it to take down flies, mosquitoes, roaches, cabbage worms, aphids, and stinkbugs. Including those in-flight, depending on your aim.
Guzzle Buddy Beer Bottle Glass
I get creating a Guzzle Buddy for a wine bottle - makes it much easier and classier to chug from a dense, 705mL bottle. But why does Dad need a Guzzle Buddy glass for an 11-ounce beer bottle it's already pretty easy for him to chug from?
Just the classy part.
Truck Tailgate LED Light Bar
If Dad's got a big ol' truck, I can only assume he also has a big ol'...tailgate. This truck tailgate LED light bar will help him show it off, plus enhance and add versatility to his rear lighting configuration.
Ambother's 60" tailgate light bar has a double-row LED design for twice the lumen output of other single-row strips. It supports 5 functions when installed: tail light; brake light; left and right turn signals; and backup light. The LEDs shine red or white and in high or low beam mode based on the function.
Swiveling Wall Charger
A simple USB wall charger simplifies his cords' access to it with a 180-degree swivel disc connected to its back prongs. The outlets can power up to 4 devices at once, and at any angle by rotating the strip's USB end where it works best with Dad's furniture and device layout. The feature also ensures the charger won't block adjacent outlets.
The 4 charging options in the power strip include 1 x Quick Charge 3.0 USB port, 2 x AiPower USB ports, and 1 x standard AC outlet.
Friendly Swede Multi-Tool Stylus Pen
A Friendly Swede original, the Multi-Tool Stylus Pen combines...well, a multi-tool with a stylus pen. The pocket-protector-ready e-writer has a total of 9 different uses. At least, 9 that the Friendly Swede wants to talk about. I can think of 2 more just off the top of my head, but that's probably only because I'm not a friendly Swede, but a dirty American.
40 Below Joe Frozen Coffee Beads Grab-n-Go Cups
Branching out from his successful spin on ice cream, Dippin' Dots creator Curt Jones developed 40 Below Joe, essentially the same concept, but for coffee lovers and addicts up for a more whimsical method of wakeup juice consumption.
Fresh-brewed black coffee gets a hit of -320 degrees F liquid nitrogen to transform it into beads. If Pops likes creamer with his coffee, flavors such as French Vanilla, Mocha, Hazelnut, and Salted Caramel undergo the same process. All creamers are coconut milk-based.
The 40 Below Joe Grab-n-Go Cups come in packs of 10.
Handmade Wooden Beer Mug
OakWoodWork has some fine handmade wooden beer mugs for thoughtful sons and daughters seeking Day of the Dad gifts. Well, "thoughtful" or "encouraging Dad's bad beer-drinking habit," depending on how you want to look at it.
Wooden beer mugs come in 3 different sizes, and an array of styles. Many of them are engraved with popular references from the likes of Game of Thrones, World of Warcraft, and Lord of the Rings. You can also have the mugs personalized.
Lustir Reusable Carbon Fiber Drinking Straws
Reusable drinking straws have become a new environmental trend. Rightfully so since, as Lustir points out, "Americans dispose of approximately 500 million plastic straws every day with most ending up in landfills or littering the environment and oceans."
Lustir has chosen carbon fiber as the basis for its reusable drinking straws. They come in Short Straw and Long Straw Kits, all sealed and BPA-free for safe and repeated use. Short Straws are 5" long, good for low-ball cocktails, Moscow Mule mugs, and blowing bubbles in chocolate milk. Long Straws are just under 8" long, and better suited for iced coffees, smoothies, sodies, and tall cocktail glasses.
Eat a D**k - Anonymously Mail a Chocolate Penis
Hey, I don't know what kind of relationship you have with your old man. Maybe it's the kind that regularly has you thinking he should eat a d**k.
In which case, here's a wonderful way for your to tell him so. Anonymously, and for under $50.
Or, if you want Dad to know exactly who sent him a choco-cock and its filial sentiments, Seller D**ks By Mail can certainly include a Happy Father's Day card from you with the shipment.