34 Special (but Budget-Friendly) Gifts for Father’s Day

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In case you forgot (or didn’t realize it in the first place!), Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18. Whether it’s your own dad who raised you and taught you how to make pancakes shaped like all the letters, or it’s your SO who happens to be a dad and makes you comfort food when you need it the most, you should buy him a present! Or at the very least, make him something.

To help you, we’ve rounded up 34 gift ideas that he’s sure to love.

10 Gifts for $25 or Less

So, you’re on a budget (aren’t we all?) — you can still get Dad something that’s more meaningful than yet another tie. This list includes socks (they’re not just any pair of socks!), an extra-thoughtful keychain, a keg tapper for a watermelon, and more — all for $25 or less.

10 Gifts for $69 or Less

If you have a little more to spend, you can get dad something off this list — it’s still fairly budget-friendly, though! There’s a super-handsome composter, a very sleek apron, a DIY kraut kit, and a few other goodies.

7 Cookbooks That Dad Is Sure to Love

Cookbooks should totally be added to the list of Father’s Day gift possibilities. We love this list because the books don’t just focus on booze, meat, or grilling. There’s some real depth here and something for almost every home cook — especially those who happen to be a dude.

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7 Homemade Treats

If your budget is practically zero dollars, or you have kids who want to make Dad something by hand, this list is the way to go. Regardless of if you’re making these yourself or with a child, all of these treats (chocolate truffles, instant mac and cheese, and more!) are easy enough for you to make during a busy work week.

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