The Best Father's Day Gifts Under $50
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We all love our dads, but sometimes, we're on a budget. That's where our under-$50 gift guide comes in. It turns out that you can still find your father something totally unique for Father's Day that doesn't drop the bank account balance to zero. Here are some of our local favorites.
Sun + Stone Men's Bowie Sandal, Macy's
3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 600, Sarasota, (941) 329-3300
Dad shoes have practically become a term in their own right, so what's the harm in adding to your dad's collection with another pair? As we gear up for Florida's hottest weather (ugh, Florida summers), get your dad a pair of sandals he can rock on the beach of while doing yard work. These Birkenstocks-esque sandals from Sun + Stone and sold at Macy's are the same amount of style for a fraction of the price.
CamelBak 21-Ounce Water Bottle, Sarasota Cycle Local
3800 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, (941) 366-4144
In this economy and environment, a water bottle is an absolute must. And if your dad is athletic in any way, then he'll need one he can easily strap into a bicycle or use after a run. This CamelBak 21-ounce water bottle, sold at Sarasota Cycle, will make his day with its clean design and ability to keep water cold long after his bike ride has begun.
"The Art of Being a Tourist at Home" Book, Smithsonian
1 (800) 322-0344, smithsonianstore.com
During the pandemic, we've all become skilled at finding new ways to explore the places we live. But it's always good to have a reminder. This book by Jenny Herbert, "The Art of Being a Tourist at Home," helps us all remember why we chose our homes and what they mean to us each day.
Grilling Collection Gift Set, The Ancient Olive Local
26 N. Boulevard of the Presidents, Sarasota, (941) 388-1414
Is grilling the most dad-esque activity? This set from The Ancient Olive Gourmet will certainly up your dad's future forays into grilling. Choose between smoke chipotle-infused olive oil, peperoncino garlic olive oil, maple balsamic and grilled lemon balsamic. Grilling will never be the same.
Peugeot Whiskey Tasting Set and Herb Planter, Crate & Barrel
140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, (941) 702-9900
Does your dad consider himself a whiskey expert? Does he always ask you to try his latest favorite and are you forced to demur? Now, show him you've been listening all that time. This Peugeot Whiskey Tasting set from Crate & Barrel ($45) comes with a stylish look and cools whiskey in less than five minutes while keeping it chilled for roughly a half hour.
If your dad is the type to be out in the garden, then buy him an herb planter with scissors ($39.95 regular price). This oval-shaped pot is perfect for basil, mint or rosemary or whatever he likes to grow.