2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide – Under $50

Just because you’re looking to save a few dollars doesn’t mean you need to skimp on quality when it comes to finding that perfect Father’s Day gift for dear old dad. Our guide to the best gifts priced under $50 will let the old-timer know how much you appreciate him without breaking your budget. We’re talking tools, food and drink accessories, great reads and more. Of course, if you want to splurge out on a high-end gift, we have a gift guide for that too. It’s called The Luxury Lover.

Note: Father’s Day in Australia is on the 1st Sunday of September which is a different day to the USA and UK which is on the 3rd Sunday of June, but it doesn’t mean you can’t still shop the gift ideas listed below!

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G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne NV

One of the greats, G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne is always an excellent choice when celebrating. It’s also a wonderful food pairing wine due to the high proportion of Pinot Noir lending a definite complexity, beginning with an explosion of freshness, followed by strong persistent flavour. The complex aromas of fresh fruit and caramel perpetuate its intensity.

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Airfly Wireless Transmitter

Apple AirPods are great! Until you want to connect to a source that doesn’t support wireless audio like in-flight entertainment or a Nintendo Switch. AirFly is a tiny device that connects AirPods and other wireless headphones to wired-audio jacks. Just plug AirFly into a headphone jack, pair your wireless headphones by pressing the button on the front and you’re ready to go. – $65

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The Father Hood – Inspiration for the New Dad Generation

There is no instruction manual for dads. Thankfully, The Father Hood is a guide helping modern dads thrive and survive in the only job that really counts. It features a mix of celebrity interviews – from Hugh Jackman, David Beckham, Osher Gunsberg and many more – as well as quotes and stats that capture the rise of the hands-on dad. – $26

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BumpShox XL

Bumpshox XL is a bold and daring accessory lifting the aggressiveness of any vehicle. This plate protector/bumper guard is made from a strong and flexible energy absorbing material able to absorb low impact parking bumps. Best of all, the guard keeps flexing bump after bump, never rusting, cracking or bending out of shape. – $35

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Stanley 24-Ounce Vacuum Mug

Dad can toss this legendary food jar in the truck, pack or tackle box and keep up to 680 grams of his favourite whatever at the right temp, all day and into the night. Plus, this guy will never rust, never leak and can be washed in the dishwasher (or river) between shifts. Just don’t forget to pack a spork. Technically this one is over $50, but not by much. – $64

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Rad Dad T-Shirt

The Rad Dad Tee celebrates the everyday heroes who raised us to become the men we are today. 100% of the tee’s profits go to Forever Young, a foundation started by NFL Hall of Fame Steve Young that provides academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities to kids who wouldn’t otherwise have. Rad tee, rad cause. – $35

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Apple News Plus Subscription

Apple News Plus provides the best coverage of current events, curated by editors and personalised for each reader. Dive into favourite topics or discover new ones. And stay up to date with rich videos, breaking news notifications and subscriptions to favourite publications. – $10 per month

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Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019

The most comprehensive whisky guide ever written expanded for 2019 with more than 1,100 new entries. Whisky guru Jim Murray evaluates each whisky in his unique, forthright, honest, amusing and fiercely independent style. We’re talking notes on over 4,500 of the world’s whiskies specially designed for quick and easy reference while in any liquor store or supermarket. – $22

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Corkcicle Whisky Wedge Glass

Designed to melt much slower than traditional ice cubes, Corkcicle’s Whisky Wedge helps retain a drink’s full flavour while keeping it cool from start to finish. This glass and ice tray makes an ideal gift for whisky lovers or anyone who appreciates innovative design. – $35

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Mad Dogs and Thunderbolts

Looking for a great Father’s Day gift for under $50? You’ve found one right here. Written by Ben Pobjie, “Mad Dogs and Thunderbolts” explores the bushranging outlaws of Australia’s past. These rebellious men were fitness freaks by default, whose adventurous lifestyles were not for the faint of heart or body. Their gripping stories are both larger than life and stranger than fiction. Dad won’t be able to put this one down. –

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Staple Superior Tee & Pants Pyjama Set

Refresh dad’s at-home wardrobe with this pyjama set from Staple Superior. The set includes a lightweight pure cotton jersey t-shirt in black and brushed flannel pants finished in classic navy and green plaid. Just add slippers. Home is supposed to represent the pinnacle of comfort and there’s nothing more comfortable than PJs. While there, sign up for The Iconic mailing list to score $20 off your next order. – $50

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CRKT Knife Maintenance Tool

The CRKT Knife Maintenance Tool is small enough to fit on a keychain. It features a ceramic honing edge and a compact tungsten carbide sharpener, both compatible with nearly every folding knife in existence. Two folding TORX tools can remedy loose pivot nuts, pocket clip screws, and back spacer screws. The covert flathead screwdriver and bottle opener come in handy when prying open food containers and cracking open a cold one at the end of a mission accomplished. – $21

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Rumi The Silver Specs Tie Bar

The Silver Specs Tie Bar from RUMI makes a simple statement. It suggests the wearer possesses the knowledge, vision, and sight to achieve his goals. Whether it’s true or not, dad’s sure to stand out from everyone else sporting a plain, featureless tie clip. The Silver Specs bar is made by hand and available in both gold and silver. – $45

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Victoria Bitter Dad Cap

You can get it lifting. You can get it shifting. You can get it scoring a Try. A hard-earned thirst needs a big cold beer, and the best cold beer is Vic. Victorian Bitter. Dad can show his support for this classic lager with a black cap made from unstructured cotton twill, featuring a buckle and old-school VB embroidery. It’s pretty handy for slogging it out under the Australian sun. – $30

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Gerber ComplEAT Camp Cooking Tool

On the trail, the most important meal of the day is the one you’re about to eat. Gerber’s ComplEAT tool has all bases covered with a fork, spoon, spatula, and four-function multi-tool that nest tight, perfect for transport. Plus, they snap together to convert into tongs for turning food over the fire. Cook, eat, clean and get back out there. – $25 – $28

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Forj Thermoplastic Ribbon

Forj is a high strength, lightweight thermoplastic tape-ribbon that molecularly fuses to itself in a matter of seconds. It’s perfect for repairing tools, creating custom grips, fixing broken sports equipment and more. Once cooled, the self-bonding plastic hardens, creating a bond as strong as steel. Simply heat, press and repeat. Gift a roll to dad this Father’s Day and he can throw it in the toolbox for an emergency. – $36

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Glencairn Whisky Glass Set of 4

The Glencairn Whisky Glass is designed in a way that connoisseurs can savour the taste and complexity of fine whisky before sipping it down. This set of four glasses will enhance dad’s enjoyment of any single malt, Irish whiskey. The tapered mouth makes it the perfect nosing glass, allowing him to smell all the aromas. – $22

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Red Hot & Smokin’ Cookbook

Your guide to smokehouse BBQ and southern fried chicken served up with a side of humour. The Fried Chicken, Ferments & Flames cookbook covers everything from quick and easy mid-week eating to feasts large enough to feed the neighbourhood. Surprisingly, the heart of it all is an emphasis on eating well, giving readers the confidence to smash out meals on the BBQ and knowing their way around the kitchen. – $28

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Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Field Master

The authentic Swiss Army Knife from Victorinox is ideal for everyday adventures or odd jobs in the garden. With 15 features, from blades to a bottle opener, scissors to screwdrivers and wire strippers to a saw, the Field Master won’t let dad down. This is a multi-tool he will use over and over again. – $50

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Related Gift Guides:
2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide – The Outdoorsman
2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide – The Luxury Lover
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