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I shop for a living and these are my favorite Father's Day gifts under $50 for the dad who has everything

Here's the ultimate 2023 affordable gift list for the dad who's really hard to buy for...

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Karen Silas
Karen SilasSenior Lifestyle Editor
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If you have a dad or father figure in your life who has no hobbies, no wish list or no clue what he wants for Father's Day 2023, this is the edit for you! I've put together a fantastic edit of the best Father's Day gifts under $50 out there right now, and they're perfect for THAT hard-to-buy-for dad.

Yes, sometimes when it comes to shopping for the perfect Father's Day present the great dilemma is: what is the best gift for the dad who has everything (or even worse, like mine, says he wants nothing! *facepalm*)?

You’ll be relieved to know that as one of HELLO!'s resident shopping experts, I'm helping you take the stress and effort out of shopping with this gift guide of the best gifts for dad that he never knew he wanted – and definitely doesn’t have already.

From gadgets to novelty gifts, one-of-a-kind presents to crazy pop up cards, these are my favorites for the best Father's Day gifts under $50 to buy for your special dad...

My favorite Father's Day gifts under $50 for 2023

  1. 1/20

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    ZAP iT! Electric Fly Swatter Racket

    I bought my dad an electric fly swatter – basically, a racket-shaped portable bug zapper that you swing at pests – once as a gag gift, and guess what? As a guy who used to chase flies and mosquitoes around the house with a newspaper back in the day, he absolutely loved it and it made him laugh, too. The Zap It has a 4.2 star rating with one reviewer saying, "It works. I like that I don't have to chase flies around with a regular swatter or can of flying insect spray. Just swing this thing and zap. This was a great investment."   

  2. 2/20

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    'Copy and Paste' t-shirt set, more colors

    'Copy and Paste' t-shirt set,

    Is Daddy's little girl or boy also his mini-me? Well you can't go wrong with these shirts that send the message with a CTRL-C for him and a CTRL-V command for his little one. Get it in matching black, grey or white, or choose different colors like pink or blue in the child tee.

  3. 3/20

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    Lovepop 3D pop-up cards for dad

    Your dad's not a regular dad - he's a cool dad. So don't get him a regular card! Take your pick from Lovepop's amazing 3D pop-up cards, with fun themes like Star Wars, superheroes, Disney, sports, pets, hobbies and more. You can even personalize it with a special message and personal photo included.

  4. 4/20

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    'I Love Daddy This Much' personalized book

    A sweet and unexpected gift for a stepdad, dad or grandpa of young children, this personalized book with four different cover colors to choose from allows you to customize the story with the protagonist’s name (Papa, Daddy, Grandpa, etc), as well as up to four children's names and various looks for characters. And there's a fast turnaround, too - it's printed and shipped in 48 hours.

  5. 5/20

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    Bluetooth shower head speaker

    Dad can take his singing in the shower to the next level with a shower head that's also a Bluetooth speaker to play his favorite music.

  6. 6/20

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    Tame the Wild Premium Beard Grooming Kit

    Beard kits are trending, and this one caught our attention becaue of it's 4.6-star Amazon and the fact that Tame the Wild is a father-son business located in the USA. This kit, packaged in a handy travel case, includes  100% boar's hair brush, and a double sided sandalwood comb as well as a trio of the brand’s heroes: an all natural, orange walnut beard soap, a beeswax beard balm, and jojoba-infused beard oil.

    "Dad approved!" raved one reviewer. "I bought this for my father for Father's Day.  I added a couple of other things and made kind of a 'dude spa kit'.  This beard grooming kit is really nice.  It smells really good.  The elements to it are nice quality and the zip container it comes in is more solid than you'd think.  Their Sasquach logo is too funny.  My father was really excited.  He said he'd managed to go 61 years without 'product' but had no idea stuff like this existed.  He complained last year his beard was itchy so I've been slowly introducing him to beard care, first beard conditioner now this kit.  He would never pamper himself this way so I'm really excited that kits like this exist." 

  7. 7/20

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    Picnic Time On The Go Roll-Top Cooler Backpack

    Great for dads who love the beach, picnics, camping or tailgate parties, this cooler backpack has space for up to 42 cans of his favorite beverages. The bag has an impressive 4.9 star rating at Nordstrom Rack, where one fan says, “This backpack cooler is soooo nice! It is super high quality, fits a ton of stuff, and very useful. It would be an awesome gift to give or get. I can't wait to use it on all our adventures! It's perfect for sporting events or other outdoor activities and I love how stylish it is."

  8. 8/20

    customized pet portrait unique gifts for dad

    Customized Cartoon Pet Portrait

    For the dog or cat dad in your life, a unique portrait of his furry best friend - and it makes a great last-minute gift! 

    You’ll receive it by digital file for a quick turnaround and you can print and frame it any size you want.

  9. 9/20

    unique gift for dad everything toilet light

    Toilet night light

    If you're looking for a cheap, funny gift for the dad who has everything, this 16-color motion-activated toilet night light has over 16,000 5-star ratings on Amazon, with one reviewer claiming the device “literally saved my relationship”. We’ll leave it at that.

  10. 10/20

    best valentines day gift for him hot sauce set

    The Good Hurt Fuego: A Hot Sauce Gift Set

    A lot of dads out there LOVE hot sauce (including mine!). If yours is one of them, he'll think this spicy variety pack with SEVEN sauces from around the world is the bomb. Fans have given it a 4.7-star rating on Amazon.

  11. 11/20

    fathers day usa gifts moma cocktail shaker at nordstrom

    Dial-A-Drink Cocktail Shaker

    I love this gift for a stylish dad, or even one who thinks of himself as a secret 007 at heart. This genius cocktail shaker by MOMA Design Store is inspired by the iconic 1930s-era version made by jewelers Napier and displays the recipes of eight classic drinks, from Whiskey Sour to Martini, with just a twist.

  12. 12/20

    best gifts under 50 dollars macys harlem candle co

    Harlem Candle Company, Ellington Luxury Candle

    Harlem Candle Company – one of many Black-owned brands you can shop at Nordstrom – makes luxury candles evoking the vibes of some of America's greatest names from the Harlem Renaissance - like this one, a harmony of notes like bergamot, sage and amber, inspired by legendary jazz great Duke Ellington.

  13. 13/20

    dad gifts grounds and hounds coffee

    Grounds & Hounds 3-blend coffee starter kit

    Gift your coffee lovin' dad with a brew that comes with a charity perk! Twenty percent of profits from Grounds and Hounds organic coffee goes toward supporting dog rescue initiatives and organizations.

  14. 14/20

    best dad jokes gifts for dad

    Dad jokes book

    Whether he's a veteran dad already with an extensive repertoire of one-liners or a new dad who's just learning how it's done, he'll love to have a few new Dad Jokes to add to his collection.

  15. 15/20

    best gifts under 50 dollars sock set

    Mio Marino Men's Colorful Funky Dress Socks 6 Pack

    Yes, socks are a standard Father's Day gift - but have you seen THESE ones?! Take Dad's foot fashion game to the next level with the aptly-named Funky Dress Socks set which has a pair for almost every day of the week.

  16. 17/20

    best gifts for dad sushi socks

    Sushi socks

    Who doesn’t love sushi? And who wouldn’t love this set of sushi themed socks…

  17. 18/20

    wood phone docking station gift for dad

    Nightstand docking station

    If Dad has everything, he probably has a ton of electronics. He can keep everything stored and charged up in style with this wood nightstand docking station available in three different finishes.

  18. 19/20

    custom vintage view finder reel personal photos

    Create Your Own Reel viewer

    For the Boomer or Gen X-er dad, give him a touch of nostalgia with this personalised take on a classic view finder. Create your own reel using your personal photos and gift dad with a throwback toy he'll cherish forever.

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