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Do not, I repeat, do not wait until Dec. 20 to start looking for a holiday gift for your dad. If there’s one group that is universally hard to shop for, it’s dads. Either they already have everything, or they can never pinpoint what they want. Of course, that makes your job of finding a present that will please extra hard, so don’t make your life even more stressful by waiting until the last minute.
With that in mind, we’ve been hard at work polling real-life dads and scouring comment sections to compile a list of dad-approved holiday gifts for those of you who are stumped. Before you immediately go with one of the gifts below, first think about who your dad is and if there’s something he really likes. Does he grill all year round, regardless of the temperature? Does he love his watch collection more than he loves you? If your dad is passionate about something specific, you should use that as a starting place for a great gift. If, however, your dad is like most and just goes with the flow, then get inspired by the awesome gifts for your dad under $50 below.
Gifts for Your Dad Under $50
I bought these extra comfy Dearfoams Keaton Memory Foam Moccasins for my dad one year, and now he requests a new pair every Christmas. They really do mold to your feet, and the ticker sole means dad can wear them to get the mail or bring the trash bins back in.
X.L Personalized Leather Dopp Kit, $34+ (Orig. $68+)
Most dads would never splurge on something as luxurious as a Personalized Leather Dopp Kit for themselves, which is why you should get it for him. This gift is especially great for dads who travel often.
Perfect for dads who have a bad habit of misplacing their keys, this NY Rangers Coin/Key Catchall Valet Tray is a great stocking stuffer. If your dad isn't a Rangers fan, check out SaltNSplinter's Etsy shop for trays for other teams.
Columbia Men's Steens Mountain 2.0 Full Zip Fleece Jacket, $34.99 (Orig. $60)
Some dads just refuse to wear a heavy coat, regardless of how cold it is outside. If that sounds like your pops, grab this Columbia Men's Steens Mountain 2.0 Full Zip Fleece Jacket while it's on sale for less than $35.
Custom City Map Pint Glass, $19.95+
Shopping for a dad who loves his hometown? Surprise him with this City Map Pint Glass that can be customized with the location of your choosing. Just be sure to place your order soon since each glass is made to order.
Bevel Skin Essentials Bundle, $34.95
Don't let dad go another day washing his face with bar soap. Gift him this Bevel Skin Essentials Bundle and wait for the glow-up.
Perfect as a gag, or you know, as a real gift, these Mens Days Of The Week Boxer Shorts are both funny and practical
adidas Adissage Slide, $16 (Orig. $32)
These adidas Adissage Slides are great for any dad who spends a lot of time on his feet. The little beads on the footbed will massage dad's feet with every step.
Jerky Gift Basket, $39.99
Food gifts like this Jerky Gift Basket are always a good idea because you know they'll get eaten sooner or later.
If a YETI cooler is beyond your budget, get dad the next best thing: This YETI Rambler 30 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler that can keep drinks hot or cold for hours.
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