Father’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time for you to pick out a gift for your old man that perfectly expresses how much you love and appreciate him — no pressure, right? Instead of spending a lot of money on an extravagant present, get your dad a thoughtful Father’s Day gift under $10 that won’t only fit in your budget, but will show your dad just how much you care.
You might not be able to put a price tag on the love between a child and their father, but you can put a price tag on Father’s Day gifts. Just because you’re looking for a cheap Father’s Day gift, though, doesn’t mean you love your dad any less — it just means you learned valuable budgeting skills from him. He would probably rather you save your money for student loan payments or house savings accounts than spend it on him because that’s just the kind of guy your dad is. And it’s because your dad is that kind of thoughtful person that you want to get him a gift, which you can still do on a budget.
Sports, the outdoors, music — no matter what your dad’s interests are, there’s a cheap and thoughtful gift out there with his name on it. In case you still need to get your father a present, here are 25 fun and sweet Father’s Day gifts under $10 perfect for every kind of dad.
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1. Bass Fishing Lure
When it comes to Father’s Day gift-giving, fishing gear is always a great go-to if your own dad is the outdoor type. Instead of a bucket of worms, give him something a little more special that relates to his favorite hobby, like this bass fishing lure. This lure has gotten a ton of hype and was even named one of the best fishing lures of 2021.
2. Personalized Knife
A personalized twist on a classic Father’s Day gift, this monogrammed Swiss Army Knife is a perfect for the outdoorsy dad on the go. Plus, this specific knife is a bestseller on Etsy.
3. Handkerchief Set
For the formal father, give him a set of dad-styled handkerchiefs. Featuring a monogram, this is a gift that is both thoughtful and useful.
4. Custom Beer Mug
When your dad cracks open a cold beer after a long day of work, doesn’t he deserve something a little fancier to drink out of than a plain old can? Make his drinking experience more elegant with this custom etched beer mug. The Knot Shop offers multiple custom designs, ranging from a simple letter, to a “Best Dad Ever” design.
5. Dress Socks
I know what you’re thinking — socks? What a lame gift. But ask any dad, you can never have too many essentials. Pick out a pair that your dad will appreciate — something that features a pattern, or a relatively simple sock like this pack, whichever speaks to his personality.
6. Retro Playing Cards
For the dad who likes more than one type of game, give him the gift of car-themed playing cards. Featuring legendary and vintage racing car images, your dad will love reading and playing with these unique and personal cards. And yes, we may be exceeding our $10 budget by a few bucks, but hey, I promise this vintage-esque set makes it worth it.
7. Team Logo Phone Case
There are two things you can count on most dads liking: football and technology. Combine two of your father’s favorites with a football team-themed phone case, a simple but personal gift for less than $10.
8. Whiskey Stones
A set of whiskey stones is a common but much-appreciated, gift. Plus, dad can never have enough! This set of whiskey stones is incredibly priced and would be the perfect addition to dad’s bar set.
9. Personalized Ice Cream Spoon
Everyone likes ice cream, especially your dear old dad. Give him his own designated spoon, so he can dig in with style.
10. Star Wars Keychain Flashlight
Darth Vader might not be the best father figure, but your Star Wars-loving dad is. Give him the power of the force in the form of this portable flashlight perfect for your geeky guy.
11. Hand Stamped Guitar Pick
If your dad is a musician professionally, or as a hobby, then he could always use another guitar pick. Get him one he’ll be extra careful not to lose. This beautifully crafted, hand-stamped pick features a sweet message. Every song he plays with this pick, he’ll be reminded of you.
12. Golf Glove
If your father prefers swinging the golf club to other dad-like hobbies, get him a gift he might actually need: a golf glove. Though not overly sentimental, it’s at least a present you know your dad will get use out of. This one from Callaway is top-rated, and dad-approved.
13. Vintage Fishing Poster Prints
These fishing patent prints are a twist on the classic fishing Father’s Day gift. Not only does it look like you spent a lot more than $8 on this gift, but you can even invest in some affordable frames and hang them up for your dad so he gets a break from his typical handyman work.
14. Mini Batman Bat Signal
For the man who has always been your hero, give him a signal that commemorates his favorite superhero. This mini Bat-signal is the perfect fun addition to his home office or workshop.
15. Dad’s Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches of All Time by Tom Limbert
The perfect gift book for Father’s Day, Dad’s Playbook is filled with over 100 inspiring quotes from some of the most famous coaches in sports history. Featuring greats like Vince Lombardi, Steve Jackson, and John Madden, your dad will love reading advice from his personal heroes.
16. Fishing Hooks Patent Print Art
Another vintage fishing print, because what dad has enough? Home decor may not be the first category of gifts that comes to mind when it comes to Father’s Day giving, but this hooks patent poster is a great present for the dad who loves fishing. Simple and nautical, your father will proudly hang this in his man cave at home.
17. Personalized Grill Spatula
Dads and grilling go together like moms and wine, let’s admit it. Why not upgrade dad’s dirty old grill tools with personalized ones that make him think of you every time he flips a burger?!
18. Face Mask
They may say they don’t care about self care, but I can guarantee, if you get dad a face mask, he’ll never go back. And, he’ll probably join you and mom on your weekly self-care nights after trying out these charcoal pore masks from this awesome brand.
19. Hot Sauce
Give dad a gift he can eat! The great thing about hot sauce is that there are so many different varities and flavors, so it never gets old. If dad likes a little zing on his meals, consider popping one of these mini bottles in a gift bag this Father’s Day.
20. Chocolate Bar
Another gift dad can eat: Dark chocolate from Sol Cacao is the perfect little treat for dad on his special day. This one will probably fuel his sweet tooth, so be warned.
21. Catchall Bowl
This gift is pretty unique, because a catchall, for men, can totally be overlooked. This charcoal number is the perfect minimal bowl for dad’s bedside table. He can throw whatever he wants in it, and may wonder how he never had one before!
22. Round Of Golf Passport
This round of golf passport is such a cool and fun gift that a golf-loving dad can put to good use. This mini passport contains 20 entry logs that allows your father to record the meaninful details of each game. What could make this even better? Participating in that golf game with dad!
23. Men’s Subscription Box
Subscription boxes aren’t just for the girls. In fact, Birchbox offers this awesome monthly grooming subscription box for only $10 a month, and it ships free! A subscription box is the gift that keeps on giving.
24. Grooming Gift Set
If you don’t want to commit to a monthly grooming set, consider opting for this beard comb and brush set from Amazon. Not only is it totally aesthetically pleasing, but it looks a lot more than $6.99!
25. Pocket Notebooks
These little notebooks were designed for men in mind. Think: Dad throws everything in his pocket. Chances are, he isn’t too careful. In fact, Bespoke Post even says, “Don’t be nice to these notebooks. They’re tough and flexible enough to carelessly jam into your pocket, because a notebook should be rugged and go with you everywhere.” How perfect?
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