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Whether you’re looking to rag on Dad or show him all the love and kindness in the world (which are really one in the same, right?), we’ve got affordable gift ideas for budgets under $50 for every sort of dad, from the hapless car-key-losing fool to the history buff and the masterful (or not-so-masterful) home chef.
Whatever it is that Dad’s into, something below is bound to make him smile, laugh, cry, or, hopefully, all of the above.
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A new, ultra-lightweight headlamp
Dad’s neck could stand a break; you’ve been a pain in it all along, and that clunky old headlamp he takes out night-fishing isn’t doing him any favors, either. Biolite’s latest edition weighs under two ounces and boasts 40 hours of battery life.
A guitar pick punch
If Dad doesn’t already play the guitar, it’s time. There is no instrument more “Dad” than the ax. But, just as he loses his keys, he’ll constantly find himself in want of a pick. Make no mistake, this little tool will save him a few bucks over the years. Old gift cards and credit cards are fair game, but beware: so is your fake ID.
A shiitake mushroom log kit
Protein on a log? What’s not to love? A harvest every six weeks for up to three years means you’ll probably be reaping the benefits at some point too. Consider thi s an investment piece, just like you.
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