Unless they’re under the age of ten, guys can be very tough to shop for. Brothers and boyfriends are tricky enough, but dads are the hardest of all. Chances are you’ve already gotten your pop every golf accessory known to man — and there are only so many pattern variations you can get of the same tie. And how are you supposed to get him something great if he’s still helping foot your grocery bill from time to time?
We’ve rounded up 29 cool gifts that will work for any dad, whether yours is outdoorsy (or, at least, likes to think of himself that way) or an aspiring sous-chef. Best of all: There are tons of options on the cheap.
Pick up one of these, and you’ll win Father’s Day.
The Rugged Outdoorsman
Budget: BioLite SiteLight Portable LED Lanterns, $29.95
These weather-resistant lanterns are perfect for any camping adventure — or a night on your outdoor patio.
Budget: Black Diamond Ember Power Light Flashlight, $49.95
This flashlight is two gifts in one. In addition to a powerful light for backcountry hikes, there’s also a USB cable so your dad can power up his phone or another device without bringing a separate charger.
Splurge: SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger, $149.95
Now you can rest easy when your dad goes hiking or camping. This GPS messenger will let dad coordinate and check in with family, even when he’s miles from the nearest cell tower.
The Car Commuter
Budget: ThinkGeek Dual Heated Travel Mug, $9.99
This 16-ounce travel mug plugs into a car’s cigarette lighter, heating your pop’s morning java. When he gets to work, he can plug it into his USB to keep it extra toasty after back-to-back morning meetings.
Budget: Zus Car Charger + Locator, $27.50
“Now, where did I park my car?” You’ll never have to ask that question again with this plugged into your car. The accompanying app pinpoints your car’s location and directs you to it. And once you’ve found it, you can plug in your phone to charge.
Mophie’s new wireless chargers eliminate annoying cords. This one will easily clip onto a car’s vent and has a powerful magnet that keeps your phone in place, so dad can charge on the way to work.
The Personal Groomer
Budget: Philips Norelco OneBlade, $34.99
This rechargeable razor lasts up to 45 minutes, so that dad can keep his beard in top shape.
Splurge: Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush, $99.97
For the dad who wants his teeth to look sparkly and clean (or the one who wants to ward off cavities), this Bluetooth-connected toothbrush will let him know anything and everything about his brushing habits
The Fitness Buff
Budget: Nathan Light Spur Shoe Safety Light, $20
This LED attaches to the back of your dad’s kicks to keep him safe on early morning or nighttime runs and bike rides.
Budget: Lezyne Caddy Kit, $29.99
Maybe for some inexplicable reason, your dad recently purchased a $5,000 road bike and now rides 100 miles every weekend. This little bag — a flat fixing kit — is the perfect accessory for him to carry on his epic two-wheeled adventures.
Budget: New Balance Via Active Pedometer$34.95
This super affordable pedometer is a simple way to track steps, distance, and speed. It plugs into any USB outlet, so even the least tech-savvy dad can easily access and track his info.
Splurge: UA SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record-Equipped, $149.99
Your dad can leave his phone at home when he laces up to go for a run with these kicks. These sneakers have a built-in chip to record his distance and other data points, that he can then sync with the MapMyRun app when he gets back
The Music Lover
Budget: Stalion SS-SHWR-BTBLU Waterproof Bluetooth Portable Audio System, $12.99
Who doesn’t love singing in the shower? Dads can rock out with this waterproof, Bluetooth-enabled speaker, which charges so you get six hours worth of play time.
Budget: Arrela USB Portable Cassette to MP3 Converter, $22.99
If your dad has an extensive cassette collection, he can finally convert them to MP3 files that he can listen to on his iPhone. Next step: buying a converter for all his old records (we’ve got you covered there, too).
Your dad can pair his phone or tablet to this Bluetooth speaker, which is super light and charges for up to eight hours of playback. He can groove at home, in his workshop, or on the go.
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