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Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts—for $45 or Less

Skip the tie this year and go for one of these budget-friendly products instead

Skip the tie this year and go for one of these budget-friendly gifts that any dad would love to receive. (gpointstudio/iStock)
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Skip the tie this year and go for one of these budget-friendly products instead

We understand you’re strapped because you spent all your money on National Donut Day, but Father’s Day is a legitimate holiday that you need to respect. This man raised you. He taught you how to throw a baseball, whittle a stick, and cheat on your taxes. Here's how to show your gratitude this Sunday. 

Radiate Portable Campfire ($28)

(Courtesy Radiate Portable Campfires)

Sometimes you just want a campfire. Right freaking now. Radiate is a portable campfire in a can that’s roughly the size of a fruitcake tin. Stuffed inside is a blend of 100 percent recycled soy wax and paper pulp briquettes that will burn hot for up to five hours. It lights even when wet, and you just smother it with the lid to put it out. 

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CRKT Knife Maintenance Tool ($30)

(Courtesy CRKT Knives LLC)

Your dad is a knife guy, right? So he needs this pocket tool that fits on a keychain and has two knife sharpeners (a tungsten carbide field sharpener and a ceramic honing edge), two torque wrenches, a flathead screwdriver, and a bottle opener. Because dads like to drink beer and sharpen their knives.

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OtterBox Elevation 10 Tumbler ($25)

(Courtesy Otter Products LLC)

Burly camp-friendly tumblers are all the rage right now, but these stainless-steel vessels from OtterBox take it to the next level. An internal copper lining keeps your dad’s Old Fashioned cold for hours, and a new powder-coated exterior in vibrant colors allows Pops to express his inner peacock. May we suggest the “fabulous pink”?

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ManCan Picnic Keg ($45)

(Courtesy ManCan Universe, INC)

Growlers are for single people who aren’t stressed out over raising children. Dads need their own portable keg. This stainless-steel keg to-go is the same height as your standard glass growler but holds twice the volume (eight pints). Fill it at your local growler store and the Picnic Keg will keep the beer fresh until it’s gone. Add a koozie for insulation or a personal tap system with a CO2 cartridge.

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Stanley Adventure Vacuum Food Jar ($30)

(Courtesy Stanley PMI INC)

You know what every father secretly wants for Father’s Day? To sit in the woods alone and eat a meal in peace. Stanley’s stainless-steel, double-wall insulated food jar keeps grub hot for up to 12 hours. The lid doubles as a bowl, and the jar comes with a detachable full-sized spork. Fill it with beef stew and give your old man his quiet meal.

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