Trying to find the perfect Father's Day gift can be intimidating. After all, how do you put a price tag on Dad's endless love and support? While you may never be able to truly express how much he means to you, you also don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to make Dad feel special on his big day.
Here at Reviewed, we're pros at finding the best things at the best prices. To help you shop smarter on a budget this year, we've taken our list of the 50 best Father's Day gifts and pared it down to the top 12 that you can get for under $30, including the iconic Yeti Rambler and a personalized photo book.
1. The popular Yeti Rambler mug
Known for their ability to keep drinks cold for hours (and even days) on end, Yeti coolers have developed quite the cult following. But if you aren't interested in spending hundreds of dollars on Dad's gift, fear not—you can get the equally popular mug version of Yeti's famous coolers with the Rambler. The double vacuum-insulated mug has over 12,000 (!!) reviews on Amazon and can even be customized with Dad's name or monogram.
2. A subscription to Kindle Unlimited
If your dad's idea of relaxing is kicking back with a good book, there's arguably no better (or more affordable) gift than a Kindle Unlimited subscription. It will give him instant access to thousands of e-books, audio books, magazines, and podcasts so he can check off everything on his must-read (or must-listen) list without ever leaving the house. Bonus: He doesn't even need a Kindle (though we do recommend the Kindle Paperwhite)—he can use the app on almost any device, including his phone or tablet.
3. A sentimental photo book from Artifact Uprising
Let's be honest: Personal gifts make the best gifts. And it doesn't get much more personal than a custom photo book. People are obsessed with this one from Artifact Uprising because the finished product is high-quality (from the professional binding to the sleek glossy pages) and because it's so easy to design (there are tons of pre-made templates to choose from and you can even directly import photos from Instagram).
4. The Corkcicle Chillsner to keep his drinks cold
No matter if he prefers Budweiser or Coors Light, Dad knows that the fastest way to ruin a perfectly good beer is by letting it get warm. Fortunately, you can prevent him from ever experiencing that again with the Corkcicle Chillsner. With over 1,000 positive reviews on Amazon, the unique in-bottle beer chiller is praised for being incredibly effective and easy to use—not only does Dad simply have to put it in the freezer to prep it but he can still drink his beer without removing it.
5. A Dollar Shave Club subscription
Never underestimate the value of a good razor—or the convenience of said razor delivered right to your doorstep. That's what Dad will get with a subscription to Dollar Shave Club. One of our favorite subscription boxes here at Reviewed, it will keep him stocked each month with all his shaving essentials from razors to after-shave.
6. A set of meat claws for grilling
Dad feels most at home when he's manning the grill, so help him take the next backyard BBQ to a new level with these caveman-approved meat claws. Yes, they have 5,000 rave reviews from people gushing about how efficiently and easily they shred meat (from chicken to pork) but more importantly, they were voted the "Best BBQ Tool" by the National BBQ Association. I.e. Dad is about to go from so-so smoker to pro pit-master.
7. A pair of custom cuff links
If Dad is a big fan of the finer things in life—or if he frequently has to dress up for work/social events—he'll love a set of classy custom cuff links. While there are tons of styles and designs to choose from on Etsy, this pair is one of the most popular, with over 30,600 glowing reviews from buyers. People like that the cuff links are high-quality (they say they look even better in person) and that you can even get your cuff links packaged in a matching personalized wood box.
8. The tiny-but-mighty Jackery Bolt portable charger
No one has time (or patience) for a dead phone, especially not Dad. Keep his device juiced up on the go with our experts' favorite portable charger. The Jackery Bolt is lightweight and powerful and—most importantly—can also charge multiple devices at once so Dad can power up his own iPhone and the kids' tablet at the same time.
9. The Tile tracker to help him keep track of his things
Looking for a gift that benefits both Dad and the rest of the family? Enter the Tile Bluetooth tracker—he'll love that he can always find his keys when he's rushing off to work and you'll love never having to hear him bellow "has anyone seen my keys?!" again. The tiny clip-on tracker has over 7,000 rave reviews and is an editor's favorite because it has a long battery life, a high-volume ringer, and a long range that locates items over 200 feet away.
10. A personalized case for his AirPods
Dad is already obsessed with his AirPods so he'll need a way to keep them safe when he's out and about. I.e. a customized leather case for his wireless buds is the perfect Father's Day gift. This case from Etsy has over 10,100 positive reviews for being great quality and for shipping quickly (good news for you procrastinators!). There are four different leather colors to choose from and his initials can be engraved in either neutral, gold, or silver.
11. This mushroom log kit everyone is buying
Meet what we're dubbing the most bizarre Father's Day gift of 2020 (but also perhaps the most brilliant). As one of the year's most talked-about presents, this log allows Dad to grow his own shiitake mushrooms at home. It's highly-rated by Uncommon Goods shoppers because the mushrooms are 100 percent organic and they're surprisingly easy to grow—all Dad has to do is wet the log, place it somewhere dark, and wait.
12. A cozy pair of Bombas socks
Are socks a cliche Father's Day gift? Maybe. But are they also a great Father's Day gift if you choose the right pair? Absolutely. We recommend a pair from Bombas—the cult-favorite brand is known for its comfortable, high-quality socks that hold up and look as good as they feel. Plus, with every pair of socks purchased, Bombas donates another pair to someone in need. It's a win-win.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.