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25 Unique Gifts for Dad Under $40

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.

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.

What do you get for the dad who has everything? Here are 25 Unique gift ideas under $40 that he can actually use and YOU will love too! Click To Tweet

**Prices are current at the time of this posting and are subject to change. So please don’t hate me if they go up.


Gifts for the Techie Dad

 

Amazon Echo Dot

You never knew how much you needed the Echo dot until you get one.
You never knew how much you needed the Echo Dot until you get one.

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.

And while you can’t get Alexa to talk dirty to you, you can dress her up in leatherThrow in a little case for under $20 and she looks even sexier. Kinky!



LED Desk Lamp with Wireless Phone Charger

 

This LED desk lamp provides light and charges your phone at the same time!
This LED desk lamp provides light and charges your phone at the same time!

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?



Bluetooth Beanie

This blue tooth beanie from Rotibox is great for hiking or shoveling snow. And it looks cool too!
This Bluetooth beanie from Rotibox is great for hiking or shoveling snow. And it’s washable too!

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?



Bluetooth Shower Head

Take calls in the shower with a Bluetooth shower head from YooMe. No excuses to not answer the phone.
Take calls in the shower with a Bluetooth shower head from YooMe. No excuses to not answer the phone.

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…



Fitness Tracker

At under $40, this fitness tracker from August Home is a steal. You might want to get one for yourself too!
At under $40, this fitness tracker from August Home is a steal. You might want to get one for yourself too!

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.

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Gifts for the Foodie Dad

 

Molecular Mixology Kit

For the man who loves science and cocktails, he will dig this molecular mixology kit. And YOU can enjoy it too!
For the man who loves science and cocktails, he will dig this molecular mixology kit from Molecule-R. And YOU can enjoy the fruits of his labor!

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!

They even have a matching food gastronomy kit for around $25 so he can bring out his inner Wylie Dufresne. At these prices, why not get both?



Digital Meat Thermometer

What dad wouldn't want a digital meat thermometer like this one from Thermapro?
What dad wouldn’t want a digital meat thermometer like this one from Thermapro?

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!



Retro Style 4-Slice Toaster

Quit fighting over who gets to use the toaster first. Now you can share with this 4-slice toaster from Tobox.
Quit fighting over who gets to use the toaster first. Now you can share with this 4-slice toaster from Tobox for under $40!

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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English Muffin Splitter

This English muffin splitter from Sirius Chef features stainless steel tines, durable plastic handles, and is dishwasher safe!
This English muffin splitter from Sirius Chef features stainless steel tines, durable plastic handles, and is dishwasher safe!

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.



Panini Maker

Watch your foodie dad master the sandwich with this Hamilton Beach panini maker.
Watch your foodie dad become a sandwich artist with this Hamilton Beach Panini Maker.

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!


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Gifts for the Camping Dad

 

Solar Rechargeable Lantern

Is it a lantern or a flashlight? It's both!
Is it a lantern or a flashlight? It’s both! This lightweight rechargeable lantern from RedSun is perfect for outdoorsy dads.

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!


Electric Rechargeable Plasma Lighter

This electric plasma lighter from CDXX uses no butane and has no flame.
This electric plasma lighter from CDXX uses no butane and has no flame.

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.

Save $10 with code: LIGHTER1



Portable Fold-Up Stove

This portable fold up stainless steel stove is perfect for cookouts. Makes a perfect gift for dad under $40
This portable fold up stainless steel stove from Unigear is excellent for cookouts. Just pack and go!

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.



Survival Kit

This kit has everything to survive a crazy camping trip.
This Aootek survival kit has everything you need to make it through a crazy camping trip.

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.


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Gifts for the Traveling Dad

Personal Coffee Maker

 

This mini personal coffee maker is no bigger than a thermos. Perfect for the traveling man.
This mini personal coffee maker from Mounchain is no bigger than a thermos. Perfect for the traveling man.

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.



Anti-Theft Travel Bag

Keep his valuables safe and secure with this anti-theft travel bag from TIGERNU
Keep his valuables safe and secure with this anti-theft travel bag from TIGERNU

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).



Portable Mini Power Bank

This mini portable power bank is no bigger than a lipstick and fits perfectly on his keychain.
This mini portable power bank from Dofly is no bigger than a lipstick and fits perfectly on his keychain.

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.


Carry-On Cocktail Kit

This carry-on cocktail kit from W&P contains (almost) everything you need to make an Old Fashioned. You gotta supply the booze.
This carry-on cocktail kit from W&P contains (almost) everything you need to make an Old Fashioned. You gotta supply the booze.

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.


Smart Wallet

This amazing smart bluetooth wallet from Kukoo will keep his cash and credit cards safe.
This amazing smart bluetooth wallet from Kukoo will keep his cash and credit cards safe.

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.**

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34 Comments

  1. A trackable wallet would make the lives of several people I know so much easier, haha. I have a coworker who JUST lost his not that long ago and I had made a joke about how they needed to make trackers for them!

  2. Mr. MFC | Morning Fresh Cent Mr. MFC | Morning Fresh Cent

    Nice list! The one that stick out for me is the LED lamps with wireless charging. That would come in handy as I am working on my blog. 🤗

  3. jessy jessy

    The LED desk lap is awesome for dad, I must say! I also like the cocktail kits for carry on board since my hubby loves these stuff.

  4. This gift list is perfect! I want so many items on this list (and have quite a few myself). I didn’t know that Alexa could fart on command. Next time I am going to blame it on Alexa… 😉

    • It’s so funny. She has like 5 different sounds. You should try it sometime.

      • I might have to ask her at different times of day to see if her breakfast farts compared to her dinner farts.

          • There is nothing quite like a fart mission. Mission accepted.

  5. These are really great ideas for gifts, I am still on the look out for the amazon echo but mostly for me lol.

  6. Perfect timing! I can’t believe there are this many impressive options for under $40. That digital meat thermometer looks like a great option.

  7. Kaia Kaia

    I love all of the gadget ideas you provided! It’s so hard shopping for men. I always run out of ideas for Father’s Day, great timing!

  8. There you go 🙂 I’m sure dad will love one of the items from this list.

  9. Melani Lukito Melani Lukito

    Wow, all the things are cool. I especially like the foldable stove. Pin it on “Gift” board.

  10. Wowww, thanks for such an interesting list! That Fitness Tracker looks really cool!

  11. These are great! It’s perfect since Father’s Day is coming up so soon
    xo, Sondra
    cuisineandtravel.com

  12. This gift guide is amazing! I admit that I’m always in trouble when having to shop for my dad and for my hubby to, thank you for these suggestions!

  13. Laura Laura

    This is a fab list, I can definitely see a few items that the dad’s in my life will love.

  14. You know what I just loved your article.. I have faced many such issues while buying some gifts for men. Girls generally have lot of options but in case of boys the periphery of choice become less. Thank you for this useful article.. It will be helpful one for me…

  15. these are some awesome ideas for the father’s day or even for their birthdays too haha. i am always confused on what to get for my dad, he is very picky like..

  16. I have an Amazon Dot in each room of my house! Those make GREAT gifts!

  17. Daisy Daisy

    Wow all these sound like such fabulous gift ideas for Father’s Day !!

  18. What a great collection of gift ideas. I love the bluetooth shower head and the light with the wireless charger. I’ll have to check out your Mother’s Day gift ideas as well.

  19. These are great gift ideas for dad! I love the bluetooth shower head and wireless charger. My dad just came into the smart phone era and I’m sure he would love that.

  20. Elizabeth O Elizabeth O

    This is a really great post. There are so many unique ideas here. I like the LED lamp.

  21. Masooma Masooma

    I really like the idea of smart wallet. I’ll probably get it for my dad.

  22. Charli B Charli B

    I love the desk lamp with charger, my partner would love that x

  23. Crap Crap Crap I forgot Fathers Day! Thanks for the list! I’ll be doing some shopping now!

  24. Le Le

    This is a great list! Especially the fold up stove. I think I’ll snag it for myself for an upcoming camping trip.

  25. Gloria Gloria

    My dad is impossible to shop for so this list came in handy. The powerbank is a great idea since he keeps forgetting to charge his phone.

  26. I would pretty much love all of these gifts. I think the wildest one is that blue tooth showerhead though. I can only imagine how it all works. Feels like it would be a bit strange.

  27. Chastity Chastity

    First off you gave a ton of great products for under $40, you rocked it. My top two would be the Echo it’s pretty cool and so on trends right now. And the LED lamp looks like another neat gadget my dad or any father would enjoy!

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