25 Unique Gifts for Dad Under $40 that He Can Actually Use
Whether it’s Father’s Day, Christmas, or his Birthday, sometimes it’s hard to find a gift for the man who has everything. So here is a list of 25 unique gifts for dad under $40 that he can actually use and YOU will love too!
…Because he don’t want no stinkin’ cologne.
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Gifts for the Techie Dad
Who’s dad isn’t dreaming of having a smart home? Well, now you can have one without breaking the bank. The little Echo Dot is so much fun to have around the house.
He can ask Alexa about the weather, what his commute time is, listen to practically any song imaginable, and even play Jeopardy.
We have one in our bedroom and one in our kid’s room. It brings all of us a little comfort at night because if our son has a nightmare, he can call to us on Alexa from his room and we come running.
On the downside, Alexa is a bit of a prude. But she knows how to fart on command! And the boys love that feature the most. Ok…I do too.
This sleek looking LED desk lamp has lots of bells and whistles that any techy guy would love.
It has four adjustable light temperatures, a timer, and can be plugged into a wall or his computer.
And to top it off, it even features a wireless charging pad for his phone. How cool is this?
If your guy can’t go anywhere without his tunes, get him this Bluetooth beanie. Perfect for hiking, outdoor sports, and working outside.
Now he may be more motivated to shovel the snow off your driveway or to take Fido out for a walk.
It’s worth a shot, right?
Your guy can answer the phone and listen to his jams while taking a shower with this nifty Bluetooth showerhead.
Now he can’t give you the excuse that he was in the shower when you called – although it could sound like he’s in the middle of a typhoon…
And when hubby is spending a little too much time playing video games, motivate him to get off the couch with this Fitness Tracker.
It monitors steps, sleep, and calories burnt with a built-in USB. One charge gives up to 7 days of working time.
Gifts for the Foodie Dad
If your man enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, he will love this molecular mixology kit. Just throw in a little booze and it’s party time!
My hubby loves to cook and uses this little gadget all the time. It works for all types of meat from poultry to pork.
Here’s how it works:
You can also use it for baking, broiling, on the grill, or the smoker. This thermometer makes cooking meat pretty foolproof even for a crappy cook like me.
He’ll want to make you dinner just so he can play with it. Score!
Do you and the hubs hate waiting in line to use the toaster? Well, now you won’t have to with this adorable retro look 4-slice toaster he’s sure to love.
One of my favorite things about this toaster is the buttons on the front. There’s one specifically for bagels and another one just to defrost frozen waffles.
It also has slide-out crumb trays in the back, and you can adjust the levers in the front to half-mast for shorter items.
Here is a video of me trying out this toaster for the first time:
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While we are on the subject of toast, your foodie dad probably also loves a good English muffin.
But as any English muffin connoisseur knows, they are a total pain to open. Breaking them apart with your fingers usually ends up tearing them and using a knife gets crumbs everywhere.
This English Muffin splitter from Sirius Chef creates perfect muffin halves with no mess!
Watch it in action here:
I also use this English muffin splitter to slice tomatoes. Shh! Don’t tell anyone.
What man doesn’t love a hearty sandwich?
Your love will feel like the king of the kitchen when he fires up this awesome panini maker.
Now he can make grilled cheese and Cubans to his heart’s content. Maybe he’ll make you one too if you ask nicely!
Gifts for the Camping Dad
If dad is into camping or the great outdoors, he will love this solar rechargeable lantern.
It’s super compact and very lightweight and has a solar panel on the top so as long as the sun is still burning in the sky, you can charge it without batteries or electricity.
But what’s even cooler is that it even has a USB port so you can charge up your portable electronics as well!
My hubby is not much into the outdoors, but he is a “Prepper” so I’m always looking for things for our bug-out box so that we are prepared for the impending apocalypse. He loves this gift and yours will too!
This neat little lighter has no flame! Instead, it uses little “laser” plasma lights to light your fire.
Simply “poke” the plasma with a stick to light it and start your campfire.
And ladies, we know how much your man like poking things, am I right?
Here is my demo and review of this cool plasma lighter featuring a special guest:
Plus it’s rechargeable and windproof. Unlike hubby.
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This stainless steel portable stove set can be folded like a book and comes with it’s own carry bag.
No propane? No problem! You can cook a meal using twigs, leaves, and even pinecones.
Perfect for camping, the beach, or for making a quick getaway during a zombie outbreak.
Just don’t forget to bring a frying pan.
No camping dad should be without a survival kit of his very own.
Included in this survival pack are a first aid kit, multi-tool, flint, compass, emergency blanket, fishing gear, and even a pocket knife – because we know how men love knives.
Seriously, this kit has everything for the man who loves the outdoors.
And when you’re stuck out in the wilderness and trouble strikes, you’ll be glad you got him this.
Too bad it doesn’t stave off bugs. Or dirt. Plus, you’ll still have to find your own toilet. Sorry.
Gifts for the Traveling Dad
Perfect for the man on the go, this personal coffee maker is awesome for travel.
This battery operated mini coffee maker fits neatly in a cup holder or backpack and can use ground coffee or K-cups. Just add hot water and coffee, push the button, and he’s all set.
Your man doesn’t want to spend hours on a plane without his electronics close by. That’s why he will love this handsome backpack to keep all his gadgets safe and secure.
What’s so cool about this travel bag is that it features tear-proof, water-resistant fabric, plus anti-theft zippers and hidden compartments to keep valuables safe.
This bag even has an external and internal USB port to charge his electronics when connected to a power bank (not included).
Nobody likes getting stuck with a dead cell phone. But who wants to lug around a heavy power bank?
This pocket-size portable power bank has 3400mah capacity and fits right on a keychain so it’s perfect in a pinch.
Also includes a micro USB cord so he never has to go without power.
If your man is anything like mine, he could probably use a little booze to soothe his flying nerves.
And what is more sophisticated than this cool Carry-On Cocktail Kit?
He just needs to add his own travel-sized bottle of booze and he can create an Old Fashioned right there on the plane! Other flavors are available.
These little cocktail kits are available in singles or 2 packs and are perfect for relaxing on a long flight.
This Smart Wallet not only provides RFID protection but also has it’s very own GPS tracking device!
Using Bluetooth and a free downloadable app, he will never lose his wallet again – keeping your cash and credit cards safe.
Peace of mind for him and for you too!
What do you think of these unique gift ideas for dad? Which gift would you choose for the man in your life? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Disclosure: Some products featured were received complimentary in exchange for my honest review, but all opinions are my own. I was not compensated for writing this post, but it does contain affiliate links which means I may be compensated a small amount if you click through and purchase. Full disclosure policy here.**