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50 Father's Day Gifts Under $50 Dads Actually Want

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50 Unique Gift Ideas Under $50 for Him
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Gifts for Guys

Dad may say he wants nothing but your company this Father's Day, but surely he'd appreciate a thoughtful gift on June 20. It may seem like a challenge to come up with something affordable that won't get buried in his closet or forgotten in the garage. Our guide features 50 ideas for $50 or less, from grooming products to kitchen gadgets to fitness equipment, as well as novel suggestions sure to match the interests of just about anyone. 


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Harry's Shaving Kit

$25 from Harry's
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This set includes everything he needs for a clean, close shave: an aluminum razor, three blades, a travel cover, and foaming shave gel. For an additional $15, you can have the razor engraved.


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Waliki Toys Hopper Ball for Adults
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Waliki Toys Hopper Ball for Adults

$30 from Amazon
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Is a special someone looking longingly at your toddler's hopper ball? Get him his own. The 29-inch Waliki Toys Hopper Ball is specially made for grown-ups, with a sturdy handle. Made from PVC-free rubber, it includes a double-action pump for quick inflation and comes in several colors.


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Laser Thermometer Gun
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Laser Thermometer Gun

$30 from Amazon
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Just point and shoot for instant temperature readings. Check the grill to see if it's ready for steaks; check the pool to see if it's as warm as the kids say; or check the engine block to see if it's safe to pull that radiator cap. A digital meat thermometer completes the package for a backyard barbecue.


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Coloring Conditioner
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Coloring Conditioner

$32 from Overtone
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For dads who don't have to report to work every day, there's no reason not to have some fun. Give him some non-permanent hair color. This conditioner comes in almost every  shade in the rainbow, and even if he decides green or blue are not for him long-term, his hair will still be conditioned with shea butter, avocado oil, and coconut oil.

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DIY Bacon Kit

$30 from Amazon
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Help a bacon lover truly appreciate pork in all its glory. The Original Bacon Kit comes with a curing bag, the cure, maple sugar, a thermometer, and directions. All you need to add is 5 pounds of pork belly from your local butcher. The bacon can be made in an oven or a smoker, and the entire family can reap the benefits.


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Bamboo Engraved Pen

$34 from Amazon
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No need to shell out hundreds of dollars for a fancy pen such as a Montblanc. This unique pen comes with free engraving and features gold accents, as well as a two-tone wooden case that will class up any man's desk.


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Bucket List Book
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Tile Mate Key Finder
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Tile Mate

$25 and up from Amazon
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Tired of watching him tear up the house in search of his keys? He can attach this Bluetooth tracker, which has a range of 200 feet, and ring it with the Tile app when they get lost. If he loses his phone, pressing a button on the Tile Mate will force it to ring, even if it's on silent.

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Bitters Set
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Cocktail Bitters Set

$35 from Amazon 
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This set of craft bitters from Hella Cocktail Co. makes the perfect gift for the drinker committed to quality. There are five flavors to try: aromatic, smoked chili, citrus, ginger, and orange.

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Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook

$25 and up from Amazon
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Even pen-and-paper holdouts can go high-tech with the Rocketbook Everlast, which can easily send notes or sketches to a number of productivity apps, including Dropbox, Slack, and Evernote, to share them or keep them for posterity. The pages can be erased with a moist cloth and written on over and over again using a special kind of marker, pen, or highlighter.


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Sengled Solo Bluetooth JBL Speaker LED Bulb
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Sengled Smart LED With Bluetooth Speaker

$23 from Amazon 
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He'll marvel at the gift of wireless music packaged in an energy-efficient bulb that plugs into any standard lamp or light socket. Dual JBL speakers provide crisp, clear sound, and with LED efficiency, the bulb should last up to 17 years.

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Guanciale

$7.50 from Olio & Olive
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Bacon now enhances nearly every type of food, from cupcakes to beer. Cooks often use pancetta, pork belly, or the standard smoked variety, but guanciale — cured meat from the jowl of a pig — would make a singular gift for a pork-loving foodie. Popular in central Italy but less known in the United States, guanciale is leaner and boasts a more pronounced flavor than bacon. Olio & Olive sells 4 ounces for $6 or 2 pounds for $30.

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DIY Hot Sauce Kit
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DIY Hot Sauce Kit

$40 from Uncommon Goods
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Does he like a little spice? He can make his own hot sauce with this DIY kit, which comes with spices, three pepper varieties, vinegar, gloves, and empty condiment bottles.

Mooray Men's Sport Polarized Sunglasses
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Mooray Men's Sport Polarized Sunglasses

$20 from Amazon
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For active men who love to hike, bike, and fish, these polarized sunglasses are ideal for blocking glare and keeping eyes protected.

NCAA Collegiate Fleece Blanket
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NCAA Collegiate Fleece Blanket

$20 from Amazon
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Make him proud to show his pride with a cozy fleece blanket from his alma mater.

Leatherman Squirt PS4 Keychain Multitool
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Leatherman Squirt PS4 Keychain Multitool

$40 from Amazon
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Never be caught unprepared for an emergency with this handy Leatherman keychain. It's got nine tools, including a bottle opener, file, and knife, plus pliers, scissors, screwdrivers, and a wire cutter. It's also available in three handle colors: red, blue, or black.


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SnackCrate Monthly Subscription
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SnackCrate Monthly Subscription

$8 and up from SnackCrate
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Why would he munch on ordinary snacks when he can indulge in a sampling of sweet and savory yummies from Germany, the Philippines, or some other faraway land? A full-size starter subscription box contains 10 to 12 snacks (half-size boxes are also available) and new shipments arrive monthly.

Bagsmart Travel Cable Organizer
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Bagsmart Travel Cable Organizer

$12 from Amazon
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Perfect for the digital nomad who never leaves home without his laptop, phone, and a cluster of adapters and chargers to power and connect them, this handy organizer will help tame the cable chaos once and for all.

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Grillaholics Shredder Claws

$13 from Amazon
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Unleash the barbecue beast within and give the gift of meat claws for preparing pulled pork. Strong enough to shred other kinds of slow-cooked, grilled, or smoked meat, the claws also can be used to pick up food and carve large pieces of meat without slippage.


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RavPower External Phone Charger
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Ravpower External Battery Charger

$30 and up from Amazon
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Great for that someone whose phone is always dying, this gadget charges a phone anywhere, extending its battery life. This particular model is compatible with the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and iPad. It has a standard USB port for charging e-readers and other devices, as well.

Weber RapidFire Chimney Starter
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Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

$21 from Walmart
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Most barbecue aficionados will tell you that charcoal beats gas any day. Help him get grilling quickly with this chimney starter.

Mr. Beer Homebrewing Kit
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Couch Caddy

$15 from Amazon
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Everything a binge-watcher needs for a successful night on the sofa can be stashed in a handy organizer that sits right over the arm of most couches. It holds the remote, a cellphone, reading glasses, and much more in six pockets. There's even a snack tray for food and drinks.

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The Original Stormy Kromer Hat
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The Original Stormy Kromer Hat

$27 and up from Amazon
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Iconic as it is warm, the Original Stormy Kromer Hat is handmade in Michigan. Lined with cotton flannel, it comes in more than a dozen colors and six sizes to ensure a snug fit. An integrated ear band can be adjusted up or down depending on how chilly it is.

What Do You Meme?
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What Do You Meme?

$30 from Amazon
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If he's already a master of "Cards Against Humanity," get him the next runaway party hit for grown-ups. Play by pairing the caption cards with photos from some of the web's most familiar memes, and the judge decides who has the most hilarious twosome.

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Nerf Laser Ops Alphapoint Pro

$30 from Walmart
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For the man who's really just a kid at heart, this laser battle pack is the perfect way to brighten his day and have a little fun.

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Prank Gift Card Set

$4 from Vat19
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Give him a laugh by wrapping a real gift card inside a prank box that advertises a not-so-relaxing massage offered by self-professed foot lover Barry del Greco.

Bombas Vintage Stripe Calf Socks
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Bombas Vintage Stripe Calf Socks

$36 from Bombas
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Keep his feet comfy in style with these cushioned crew-length cotton socks, available in a choice of four different three-pack color combinations. This gift goes the extra mile: For every pair of socks Bombas sells, a pair is donated to a homeless shelter.

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Philips Norelco OneBlade

$35 from Amazon
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Keep his face fur looking neat with this rechargeable wet/dry electric shaver and trimmer from Philips. It comes with clipper guards to keep his beard trim and a novel blade to keep hairlines clean and stubble at bay.


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Magnetic Wristband

$16 from Amazon
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A magnetic wristband is like a third hand during any DIY project. This one has 10 strong magnets that corral things like screws, nails, bolts, and drill bits, making home improvement that much easier.

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Mustache Wax

$25 from Can You Handlebar
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Maybe Dad is sporting some fun facial hair during the pandemic — go ahead and encourage him to grow a handlebar mustache. With these two tins of mustache wax (labeled Primary and Secondary), he's sure to look dapper. 

Charging Stand
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Charging Stand

$24 from Amazon
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If your dad is always complaining about tripping over charging cables, this charging station could be the solution to his problems. This 3-in-1 station lets him charge his watch, phone, and earphones all at once, and all on one place. 


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White Noise Machine
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White Noise Machine

$45 from Amazon
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If getting some shut-eye is what Dad wants most this Father's Day, consider giving him a white noise machine. With 20 unique sounds ranging from pink noise to the sound of a fan, this will drown out the sounds of little (or big) footsteps and make the trip to Sleepytown a little easier. 

Stainless Steel City Map
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Stainless-Steel City Map

$30 from The Grommet
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Whether it's the city where he was born, his adopted hometown, or the place where he dreams of retiring, every man has a favorite city. This stainless-steel, laser-cut precision map is framed in black and protected with Plexiglas — perfect for a desk or hanging on a wall in a home office.


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Whiskey Drinker's Gift Set

$30 from Amazon
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For the refined and mature partaker, watered-down drinks just won't do. This set, packaged with class in a joint-structure wooden display box, includes two heavy crystal rocks glasses, eight smooth-edged, no-scratch chillable whiskey rocks and an engraved woodworking design on the box.


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"I Had One of Those" Puzzle
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'I Had One of Those' Puzzle

$35 from Amazon 
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This 1,000-piece jigsaw riddle is a brain benefit on two levels, working the parts of his noggin that drive strategy and problem-solving, while also allowing for a little serotonin release every time he fondly remembers one of the toys it depicts, such as Chatty Cathy, Play-Doh, Inchworm, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, and many more.


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Electronic Tire-Pressure Gauge

$10 from Amazon
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Forget those old pencil tire-pressure gauges, which aren’t especially accurate. Electronic gauges with digital readouts are more precise and easier to read. Many sport a built-in LED light for easy viewing and some even come with carrying cases. This stocking stuffer is especially useful for a driver with an older car that lacks a built-in tire-pressure monitor—remember, properly inflating tires extends tread life and helps with gas mileage.


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Leather Photo Keychain

$25 and up from Etsy
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These leather fobs conceal a metal dogtag that can be customized with a photo, a message, or both. Oh, yes, and the leather gets the personalization treatment, too, with a monogram. It's available in seven colors.


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'Wild At Home' Book
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'Wild at Home' Book

$15 from Amazon
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Warning: This photo book of beautifully styled house plants will make any plant lover want to run out and buy more plants. But it also offers great advice on topics like where to place those plants for optimal health, how to propagate, how to find the right pot, and more.

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