Remember when we were kids? Father’s Day gifts were…maybe the least practical gifts of them all. I remember buying my father bright neon shirts emblazoned with the words “World’s Best Dad.” Did he ever wear them? Perhaps not? I can’t remember. One year, though, I did make him a dried macaroni frame. Also super practical, right? Well, now that you’re helping your own kid pick out a sweet Dad’s Day gift, maybe you’re looking for something a little more modern and actually useful — and that won’t just sit there and add clutter to your already-filled-with-toys Kid House. We feel that.
For you kids and co-parents aiming a bit more minimal with your Father’s Day gifts this year, we’ve rounded up a batch of actually-useful buys that are reasonable, rational and won’t break the bank. Because (drumroll): None of these items will put you back more than a hundred bucks. Plus, Dad will love them.
So before you go out and DIY a personalized Father’s Day gift like, say, a tee with your kid’s baby picture on it — which, by the way, is totally legit if that’s your thing, do you — save yourself some time and take a look at these chic and affordable options. From the ultimate summer grilling kit from Brightland to Amazon’s version of AirPods, there’s something for every guy in your life. They will make Dad think of his thoughtful fam every time he makes his morning coffee, takes a shower or drives his car.
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A version of this story was originally published in June 2019.