15 Father’s Day Gifts for Less than $50

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15 Father’s Day Gifts for Less than $50

Father’s Day is almost here and if you’re looking for gift ideas that won’t break the bank, we've got you covered. Our list includes 15 great gifts that cost less than $50. We’re talking Bluetooth trackers, half-frame cameras, power banks, and more.

  1. If your father is the forgetful type (and an iPhone owner), consider gifting him an AirTag or two. These handy little trackers can be placed just about anywhere, making it easier for dads to keep tabs on their keys and wallets. AirTags works seamlessly with your dad’s iPhone. All he has to do is open the Find My app on his iPhone and he’ll be able to see exactly where the AirTag is. To make tracking things even easier, you can pair the AirTag with a host of handy accessories, including keychains and luggage straps.

Apple AirTag
Apple AirTag
  1. The Tile Mate tracker makes for a great gift for the same reasons as the AirTag, but it isn't bound to just Apple devices. The tracker is available in multiple iterations, including a sticker that can be attached to things like a remote to a slim credit card-like design that can be placed inside a wallet. There's also a "Pro" version with tracking capabilities up to 400'.

Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker
Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker
  1. The Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini from TP-Link is simple, affordable, and with works with a whole host of smart devices, including products from Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit. Being able to turn a device like a lamp or a fan on or off via smart controls is one of those simple quality-of-life increases that we're sure any dad can appreciate.

TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini
TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini
  1. Belkin's 20000mAh Boost Charge Power Bank will keep all of dad’s USB-powered electronics juiced up all day long. Featuring two USB Type-A outputs and a single USB Type-C input, this power bank can charge two of dad’s devices at once. Thanks to its slim design, this portable powerhouse is great for dad to use around the house or as an everyday power bank.

Belkin Boost Charge Power Bank
Belkin Boost Charge Power Bank
  1. True to their namesake, Peak Design's mobile line of products are thoughtfully designed and work seamlessly with each other. Case in point: the Everyday Loop Smartphone Case. Slim and stylish, this versatile, 0.1" case will keep dad’s smartphone safe and looking sharp. The case is also compatible with a wide range of Peak accessories, so dad can enhance his phone with cool add-ons like mounts, stands, MagSafe accessories, and more.

Peak Design Everyday Loop Smartphone Case
Peak Design Everyday Loop Smartphone Case
  1. While we're still on smartphones, a magnetic car mount is never a bad upgrade, especially if he's still using an older clip-style one. Some favorites of ours are this sleek Mobile Car Mount from Peak Design or this one from Moment if his car can only accommodate a vent-style mount.  They're also compatible with any iPhones packing MagSafe, to boot. There are plenty of versions with  wireless charging built in, as well, but they do tend to run a bit pricier.

Mobile Magnetic Car Mount
Mobile Magnetic Car Mount
  1. A fan favorite, the Gorillapod Magnetic Tripod with GripTight ONE Phone Mount from JOBY is another great gift idea for dads who might be harboring a growing interest in using their smartphone to take more photos or videos. Its multi-segmented leg allows for flexibility in the way it’s used. It can be wrapped around objects to suspend your device or used as a traditional tripod. It also works with small cameras.

Gorillapod Magnetic Tripod with GripTight ONE Phone Mount
Gorillapod Magnetic Tripod with GripTight ONE Phone Mount
  1. Perfect, if the dad in your life is of the pet owning-variety, he'll appreciate the peace of mind that comes with being able to check in and see what's going on at home when he’s away. The KC410S Kasa Spot 4MP Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Security Camera is a great low-cost option that still offers pan and tilt functionality, 2560 by 2440 resolution and support for night vision.

TP-Link KC410S Kasa Spot 4MP Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Security Camera
TP-Link KC410S Kasa Spot 4MP Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Security Camera
  1. On the subject of home security, a video doorbell like the KD110 Kasa from TP-Link is another great gift option allowing you to see who’s at your door whether you’re home or away. It does need to be hardwired to your existing doorbell wiring, unlike more expensive wireless versions but, otherwise, setting it up is pretty painless. Its IP64 rated for weather protection and also is capable of two-way audio.

TP-Link KD110 Kasa Smart Doorbell
TP-Link KD110 Kasa Smart Doorbell
  1. The fifth generation Echo Dot is a great gift idea if dad is thinking about dipping his toes into smart-home stuff. While Alexa support is really the main draw here, this version has some nice updates, including a built-in speaker. While the sound quality won't blow you away, it remains an excellent device to add voice controls to a room, use as a kitchen timer, etc.

Amazon Echo Dot with Clock (5th Generation, Glacier White)
Amazon Echo Dot with Clock
  1. A streaming stick makes for a great gift for any dads still using a “dumb” TV. The Chromecast or Roku Streaming Stick 4K are equally capable options with 4K output, voice control support, and an intuitive plug-and-play design.

Google Chromecast
Google Chromecast
  1. Maybe he's trying to download Tears of the Kingdom, only to realize it’s the biggest Switch game to date and his SD card is already bloated. With download sizes only increasing in size, a new card is never a bad option.

SanDisk 512GB UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card
SanDisk 512GB UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card
  1. If dad’s still plugging in his phone the old-fashioned way, then a wireless charging stand makes a great gift. We love this Boost Charge 10W Wireless Charging Stand from Belkin for its simple design that allows for portrait and landscape orientations. It outputs 10W of charging power, which will charge most phones around the two- to three-hour window. If you want to get dad something that works a little faster, the Belkin BOOST CHARGE PRO 2-in-1 is a great alternative, with MagSafe compatibility, albeit a little more expensive.

Belkin Boost Charge 10W Wireless Charging Stand
Belkin Boost Charge 10W Wireless Charging Stand
  1. The stocking-stuffer-sized JBL Go 3 is an excellent waterproof portable speaker, for the price. While you're not going to wow anyone with the sound, it’s small enough to slip into your pocket. It’s perfect if dad enjoys listening to his favorite tracks at the beach or in the shower.

JBL Go 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
JBL Go 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  1. Disposable cameras are everywhere, but if the dad in your life is an fan of analog photography, he might appreciate the  Ektar H35 Half Frame Film Camera from Kodak. It’s a reusable 35mm film camera with classy retro styling and a 22mm fixed wide-angle lens. Don't forget to pick up some film with it !.

Kodak Ektar H35 Half Frame Film Camera
Kodak Ektar H35 Half Frame Film Camera

Is there something on your dad’s wish list that didn’t make it here? Let us know in the Comments section, below, if you've got any gift recommendations that you think are worth mentioning!

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