17 Unique & Thoughtful Father’s Day Gifts Under $30!

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Dad didn’t know he needed these until now. 🏆

This is your one-stop shop for unforgettable Fathers Day gifts. We’ve rounded up Fathers Day gift ideas under $30 that are thoughtful & unique.

1. One of the best Father’s Day gifts is the gift of time.

man with child on his shoulders

Don’t underestimate some good quality time with Dad and the kiddos – gifting experiences over things is so important. Spending time together and connecting right at home could be just what everyone needed and it’s FREE! Make his favorite breakfast at home while he peacefully sips his morning coffee. No matter what your day spent together looks like, spending some quality time with Dad is the greatest gift you can give.

Don’t live close to your Dad? Here’s what one Hip reader shared:

“A phone call from our grown children is always the absolute best in our house!” – Sarah, Hip reader

2. Scoring discounted photos will make perfect last-minute Fathers Day gifts for Dad or Grandpa’s office.  

person holding up a walgreens photo print that features a man and a woman

Print your favorite moments with Dad or a picture of the kids/grandkids so Dad has a picture to show off at the office. Walgreens almost always has photo deals where you’ll find prices starting at just under $10! No matter where you order from, it’s a personalized gift Dad will definitely love! 😍

Here’s how one of our Hip readers made their photo gift even more memorable:

“When we had 3 kids, I took a picture of each one holding a letter (D-A-D) and printed them in black and white, and framed them for him.”  – Leanne, Hip reader

woman holding three tilepix prints

TilePix 3-Pack$44.97
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Final cost $26.98 total – just $8.99 each!

If you’re overwhelmed by Walgreens photo options, consider grabbing a pack of TilePix! Each one features an 8″x 8″ glossy print with a black resin frame and they even have a built-in stand for shelf display which is perfect if you are intending to display your tiles on a table or bookshelf.

For the most bang for your buck, consider the 3-pack of tiles to start a photo gallery wall in your home or gift to loved ones. These could make such a meaningful gift idea for the Dad, no doubt! Plus, you can opt for a framed magnet on the back so he can interchange them every year! Sweet! 

Hip Tip: Want a way to elevate your prints? Check out our DIY photo canvas tutorial!

3. Make personalized Fathers Day gifts for under $10 to show their love is concrete.

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Garden Stepping Stone Kit – $9.99 (regularly $19.99) 

Kids of all ages will have so much fun making and designing their very own personalized gifts for Dad! It’s something kids will certainly be proud to gift and Dad will love getting to show it off. The options for these stepping stones are endless and we couldn’t love the affordable price point even more!

4. Colorscape is a free app that allows you to create a touching Father’s Day gift for next to nothing.

father's day gift ideas made with colorscape app

One of our Hip readers had the sweetest idea to turn a Colorscape photo into a beautiful Father’s Day gift. 😍 Dad will totally appreciate how unique and personal it is. And it’s basically FREE! 👏🏻 Even better, this thoughtful gift costs barely anything! If you have crayons and a child who loves to color, you’re all set! And if you want to elevate the photo into a more giftable keepsake, consider putting it in an affordable frame.

5. Detailing and washing Dad’s car are cheap Fathers Day gifts he’s sure to appreciate. 

hand holding large sponge washing car - fathers day gift ideas

One thing we’ve learned over the years is that Dads LOVE getting their car detailed and washed from top to bottom. Between sports, messy snacks from kids, and shuffling back and forth to work, this is one idea he’ll appreciate. Plus, these are the perfect Fathers Day gift ideas for any age from teens to little ones. Best of all, it’s essentially FREE if you already have all of the supplies at home!

6. Encourage Dad to kick up his feet in a hammock he can take anywhere.

man sitting in hammock hanging from trees - relaxing fathers day gift ideas

There’s nothing more relaxing than a hammock, a gentle breeze, and a great nap according to dads. So treat him to a travel-friendly hammock he can take with him anywhere. While the one I just bought is currently unavailable I found a similar one that has over 40,000 5-star reviews, is under $30, and comes with everything Dad needs to start relaxing ASAP.

7. Create a family values board so Dad is always reminded of what’s most important. 

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This personalized gift is going to be perfect for Dads who are really big on their family values. He’ll love hanging this print in his office or mancave for everyone to see. It will include your family’s name, up to ten rules, and you’ll even get to pick the size you want! This particular Etsy seller will send a mockup of the design and all you have to do is approve it! Best of all, you’ll be able to print as many of these as you wish so it would make a great gift for men in your extended family too!

8. Slow down his mornings with a new pour-over coffee set.

pouring water over bean box coffee grounds

Mornings can get a little hectic for everyone. If Dad seems extra stressed at the beginning of the day, this pour-over coffee set will help him slow down, relax, and enjoy the early hours. Check out Emily’s post for tips on how to make a great pour-over to start your day!

You can take this gift a step further by pairing it with a new coffee mug for Dad!

9. A bacon bin is the way to any bacon-loving man’s heart.

hand holding a red pig shaped bacon bin

If you aren’t already convinced by how darn cute it is, check out our full review on Hip2Keto! If Dad enjoys his bacon and utilizes every last drop, he’ll now have a neat way to store the extra bacon grease, a.k.a. liquid gold. 😉 He’ll be using it to bump up the flavor in all his kitchen creations!

hand holding heart shaped bacon - fathers day gift ideas

We’d even suggest gifting this Fathers Day gift ideas with his favorite breakfast on Fathers Day morning. Of course, don’t forget to gift it with a side of heart-shaped bacon. 😉

10. Gift a tracking device to the forgetful Dad in your life.

Tile Tracker attached to keychain on counter - fathers day gift ideas

Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker $22.95 (regularly $24.99) 

Nothing can ruin a morning like trying to hurry out the door and not being able to find your keys. Dad’s mornings will be smooth sailing thanks to a Bluetooth Tile Tracker. 😉 Plus he can use it anywhere from his keys to his golf bag!

Is your Dad more of an Apple guy? Consider an Apple Airtag for under $30!

11. If it’s Dad’s first Fathers Day gift, maybe consider getting something for just the two of you too.

stock photo of the adventure challenge mini dates scratch off cards

The Adventure Challenge Mini Dates – $29.99 (regularly $34.99) 

Finding meaningful connections can be really difficult in the first couple of years of parenthood. These new mini-date scratch-offs from The Adventure Challenge are exciting for Dad and Mom and are likely just what each of you needs! Each unique scratch-off challenge can be completed at home (or close to it) and minimal supplies and prep are needed! This means even new parents and the busiest of couples can carve our time to make things happen!

Want a different kind of scratch-off gift idea? We love this 100 Movies Scratch Off Bucket List Book for $30!

12. Keep his beers extra cold thanks to this innovative can cooler.

can cooler

BrüMate Can Cooler $23.99 (regularly $29.99)

Treat Dad to this can cooler so he’ll always have an icy cold beverage in his hand! It works with 12 oz. cans or 16 oz. cans and the stainless steel option can be used as a pint glass. While you’re at it, pick up some of his favorite beverages to include in his gift so he can start using them right away!

13. This infrared thermometer will go perfectly with Dads new grill or pizza oven. 

hand holding infrared thermometer in front of pizza oven

Our Hip sidekick, Liza, said she scooped one of these infrared thermometers up to gift to her husband since he just got a new Blackstone grill. This will be the gadget Dad didn’t know he needed! In fact, Liza learned about how much her hubby will love it based on our Hip sidekick, Lina’s Ooni Pizza Oven review!

14. Keep his beard on point with this heated beard brush that comes with a wooden comb and beard oil.

electric beard brush set on table

Electric Beard Brush Set$25.91 (regularly $39.99)

Taming those beards can be a little tricky, especially when his hair is thick and coarse. However, this heated styling brush makes it an absolute breeze and will give Dad a reason to want to get ready in the morning. Plus, it comes with beard oil, a stylish wooden comb, mini scissors, and more!

15. This entire book can be filled with things you love about Dad and is great for smaller kiddos.

stock photo of blank journal for dad

There’s nothing like knowing why you’re loved and this book is the perfect thing to record those precious notes from your kiddo. Even sweeter, our Hip sidekick, Chelsey writes in it every year from her daughter. How sweet!

“When my daughter was 2 or 3, we got my husband one of these books. I asked her the questions and wrote down what she said. Now every other year we add a little note with her new answers. When she was little the answers were super funny, like I love when you give me ice cream (please do that every day) and as she’s getting older the responses are more thought out.”  – Chelsey, Hip sidekick

16. Be the protector of Dad this year and grab him these funny Father’s Day gifts that will protect him from pesky bugs. 

man wearing coghlans bug pants

Coghlan’s Bug Pants $16.27 (regularly $17.69)

Dad is the protector of the family year-round which is why we love these funny Father’s Day gift ideas! If bugs tend to nip at Dad during all his outdoor adventures, these will be just what he needs! These bug-blocking pants are especially useful if his skin is a bit sensitive to traditional bug sprays.

Hip Tip: On a serious note, we love this edible bug repellent that even keeps ticks away!

17. Star Registration offers unique Father’s Day gifts that double as stylish decor if you don’t mind going a bit over budget.

mom and son looking at star registration fathers day gifts ideas

Star Registration – $49.90+

To the world, you are a Dad, but to our family, you are the world so why not have a start named after the special guy in your life? 🤩 Star Registration allows you to name your very own star in the sky. Only visible stars are named and registrations are completed within 24 hours. All of the stars named are registered in the official star register and can be found using the Planetarium Software. This is your shining moment to really WOW Dad this year!

Check out these men’s deals if you need more frugal Father’s Day gift ideas!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.

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