Father's Day 2009 – Five Gifts for Dad Under $50

Father’s day is on June 21st this year which gives moms and kiddos a little over a month to find that perfect gift for dad!   Burbmom has done some homework and has found 5 gifts under $50 that we’re sure would please dad!   Feel free to comment below with your own gift ideas and stay tuned for more ideas on how to celebrate dad this year!

bbq-plateThis colorful platter embraces the widely known concept that dads believe that they are the “Kings of the Grill.”   It’s available at Wrappables and retails for $36.95.

aqua-packLLBean offers this 100% waterproof (up to 15 feet) camera bag that fits small point and shoot mode cameras.   The material makes for quality photos shot through the case, and the bag floats! For $40, you can’t get a better accessory for summer!

ipod-chargerFor the Dad-on-the-Go, this external battery provides up to 3.5 extra hours of talk time, up to 7 hours of video, or up to 36 hours of music. It's portable and rechargeable ”the included lithium ion battery can be recharged 300 times.   Available at Brookstone for $49.95.

ice-cream-ballsHead to Sports Authority and grab the UCO Play & Freezeâ„¢ Ice Cream Maker, so dad can make ice cream anywhere! You don’t need electricity, just add ice and rock salt in one end and ice cream mix in the other end – then have a ball as you shake it, pass it or roll it. Made of durable polycarbonate, it’s lightweight, portable, easy to clean, and a great gift for just $29.99.   Added benefit: because it’s a smaller portion, made for eating on the spot, mom won’t be tempted by a huge half gallon of ice cream in the freezer!

tower-clipsKeep dad organized with this clever clip tower from Uncommon Goods!   Each clip easily springs open to clamp onto papers, photos and pens. Designed by Barbara Flanagan for the Museum of Modern Art, this innovative organization tool is a must for messy desks. Made of leftover stainless steel from tabletop factories and at a slim price of $35, it’s green friendly all around!

6 Comments

  1. These are some neat ideas that are new to me. Thanks! I think I like the ice cream maker the best….

  2. Hi everyone,

    It is cool that loads of people are already coming up with ideas for Fathers Day. It is my Dads birthday on Fathers Day which will mean double the planning and double the celebration. I had better get started. we should all be thinking about we can do to treat our Dads. My Dad is very special to me so I am going to treat the whole family to a lovely meal out at Dads choice of restaurant “ which I am sure he will enjoy! Sometimes I find that Fathers Day cards in the shops are so expensive, so I have found a free alternative. I came across a cool freeFathers Day eCard site which I quite like, there are lots of cards which I know my Dad will like. Whenever I go onto this site I always find new cards which I like, so it maybe worth giving it a try.

  3. Bucky Duo Bed Pillow a great gift for Dad!

  4. I like all these gifts except one: the external battery from Brookstone.

    Let me clarify: I like that battery. It would be a totally great gift. BUT DON’T BUY IT FROM BROOKSTONE. That store should be renamed BREAKstone.

  5. LOVE the camera waterproof case. I have one from DiCaPac and it ROCKS!!!!! It is super affordable, easy to travel with, and is waterproof. Try buying a custom case for your camera…it’s easily over $100!

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