50 Gifts for Dad for under $50

50 Gifts for Dad for under $50 | Beanstalk Single Mums

This article about gifts for dad was last updated in 2022.

Men are notoriously hard to buy gifts for. But whether it’s a birthday, Father’s Day or Christmas it would be nice to surprise them with something they actually like, want or need. So, if you’re on a bit of a budget but need to find a gift for you or your kids to give Dad, this list of gifts for Dad for under $50 will surely have something that hits the spot. After all, anything is better than a slab of beer … isn’t it?

Here is our list of ideas for gifts for Dad.

50 GIFTS FOR DADS FOR UNDER $50

1. CUSTOM BBQ BRANDING IRON WITH INTERCHANGEABLE LETTERS

Name your steak and never end up with rare when you asked for well-done. Or play a joke with a funny message .. with 52 interchangeable letters the skies the limit for your steak-filled fun. A brilliant starting point on our ‘gifts for Dad’ list.

Custom BBQ Branding Iron | Beanstalk Mums

We found this at: Yellow Octopus

2. Dad’s Ice Cream Shovel

The perfect gift for the ice cream-loving man. Can also be personalised with a custom text or quote.

50 Gifts for Dads | Dad's Ice Cream Shovel | Beanstalk Mums

We found this at: Etsy

3. HIS FAVOURITE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION

Get dad a subscription to his favourite magazine. From golf to fishing to cars, you’re bound to find something that tickles his fancy. Plus all magazines are up to 73% off.

Magazine Subscription | Beanstalk Mums

We found this at: iSubscribe

4. I LOVE FARTING MUG

Say it as it is with this cheeky ‘I love farting’ mug. Not only will it be perfect for the morning coffee, but it farts when you pick it up and farts when you put it down … so hours of fun to be had.

I Love Farting Mug | Gifts for Dad | Beanstalk MumsWe found this at: Yellow Octopus

5. Fishing Keyring

It’s understandable if you’re at a loss for what to get the dad that loves fishing. Some sort of lure or a bag of bait? Keep it simple with this cute little keyring.

Fishing keyring | Beanstalk Mums

We found this at: Etsy

6. Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers

If Dad loves his music then he’ll love this portable speaker which we have to say looks way more expensive than it really is … always a bonus!

Bluetooth Speakers | Dad Gifts | Beanstalk Mums

We found this at: Big W

7. Magic Chain Wine Bottle Holder

Display your wine bottles in style with the magic chain wine bottle holder. A gravity-defying gift for the quirky Dad.

Magic Chain WIne Bottle Holder | Beanstalk Mums

We found this at: Kogan

8. A GAME OF THRONES. A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE SERIES: BOOK 1

Seen the series (several times) but still not had enough? How about reading the book? They say the read is always better than the screen.

A Game of Thrones book | Gifts for Dad | Beanstalk Single Mums

We found this at: Booktopia

9. PERSONALISED ENGRAVED HAMMER

Nothing says I love you than a personalised hammer. Have it engraved with a sweet phrase that will make him think of you each time he’s out there building something.

Personalised Engraved Hammer | Beanstalk Mums

We found this at: Etsy

10. WATERPROOF SPORTS EARPHONES

These slick, waterproof sports headphones can handle the toughest training regimen. Comes with built-in Bluetooth and mic for on-the-go calls and up to 8 hours of battery life.

    Waterproof Sports Earphones | Father's Day gifts | Beanstalk Single Mums

    We found this at: Kogan

    11. MEN’S LUXE GOWN

    Gifts for Dad just got super comfy. This luxe dressing gown has side pockets and provides superior warmth.

    Men's Luxe Gown | Beanstalk Mums

    We found this at: Best and Less

    12. WORLD’S GREATEST FARTER TSHIRT

    What can we say? This ‘World’s Greatest Farter’ tshirt is an apt gift for any Dad!

    World's Greatest Farter Tshirt | Father presents | Beanstalk Single Mums

    We found this at: Etsy

    13.  LEATHER FLIP WALLET

    If  Dad’s current wallet is on its last legs, this little gem will make a great replacement. Made from soft calf leather, it’s the quintessential gift for Dad to keep his cash in order.  

    Flip Wallet | Gifts for Dad | Beanstalk Single Mums

    We found this at: Myer

    14. Executive Pendulum Decision Maker

    A stylish spin on the pendulum desk ornament is the perfect present for the executive Dad. A brilliant choice on our gifts for Dad list.

    50 Gifts for Dads | Pendulum Decision Maker | Beanstalk Mums

    We found this at: Temple & Webster

    15. Portable Bluetooth Speaker

    Get this waterproof Bluetooth speaker for the outdoorsy fathers in your life. The music never stops with 10 hours of battery life and four playback modes. Dad will love this functional and fashionable gift.

    Portable Bluetooth Speaker | Beanstalk MumsWe found this at: Light in the Box

    16. Man Bouquets

    Give dad some flowers this Father’s Day. Beef jerky flowers, that is. This manly bouquet from Manly Man Co. comes in four yummy flavours: original, teriyaki, hot, and mixed.

    Gifts for Dad | Man Bouquets | Beanstalk Mums

    We found this at: The Manly Man Co

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    17. AUSTRALIAN CRAFT BEER MIXED 6 PACK

    If Dad’s a beer connoisseur, you can’t go far wrong with this craft beer tasting pack. With a selection of beers from Australian breweries, it’s a great opportunity veer off VB and try something different.

    Craft beer pack | Gifts for Dad | Beanstalk MumsWe found this at: Beer Cartel

    18. FUNNY DAD SOCKS

    A bit of a joke but quality crew socks for father’s day that will make him laugh and think of you. Eco-friendly and made of cotton blend that fits sock sizes 10-13.

    Funny Dad Socks for Father's Day | Dad Presents | Beanstalk Mums

    We found this at: Etsy

    19. WHERE THE WILD DADS WENT

    For new dads or any father who’s ever felt like escaping their day-to-day (and who hasn’t?), this hilarious book makes a brilliant present. Written and illustrated in the style of Maurice Sendak’s classic, Where the Wild Things Are.

    Where the Wild Dads Went | Beanstalk Mums

     

    We found this at: Yellow Octopus

    20. KODAK MAX WATER DISPOSABLE CAMERA

    This is actually so cool, in every way. A single-use camera that is waterproof up to 50 feet and features a shock-proof rubber shell.

    50 Gifts for Dads | Kodak Max Water Disposable Camera | Beanstalk Mums

    We found this at: Camera House

    21. BACON AIR FRESHENER

    Ideal for the beach, the pub or around the house, Dad will love making a statement with these comfy slides/sandals which come in various sizes.

    Bacon Air Freshener | Funny dad gift | Beanstalk Single Mums

    We found this at: The Yellow Octopus

    22. BIG DADDY DESSERT BOX

    Does Dad have a sweet tooth? If so, you can’t go past this giant chocolate cookie from Dessert Boxes. It comes with a personalised message and is delivered throughout Australia.

    50 Gifts for Dads | Big Daddy Dessert Box | Beanstalk Mums

    We found this at: Dessert Boxes

    23. LEVI’S BATWING TEE

    Brand labels are usually super-expensive, but not in this case. This trendy batwing Levi’s t-shirt comes in at brilliant price.

    Levi's Batwing T-shirt | Father's Day gifts | Beanstalk Single Mums

    We found this at: Myer

    24. AUSTRALIA’S MOST UNBELIEVABLE TRUE STORIES

    This book is will give Dad plenty of subject matter to impress friends and family. From the unknown, the forgotten and the very, very surprising, these unbelievable yarns are sure to impress.

    Australia's Most Unbelievable True Stories | Father's Day gifts | Beanstalk Mums

    We found this at: Booktopia

    25. WALL MOUNTED RING TOSS GAME

    This wall-mounted ring toss game is a must for Dad’s man cave. Toss the rings to get the most points and win up to 50 points with a single toss.

      Wall Mounted Ring Toss Game | Beanstalk Mums

      We found this at: Yellow Octopus

      26. OYSTER MUSHROOM GROW KIT

      If the Dad in question fancies himself as a bit of a green-fingered wiz he’ll love this brilliant kit to grow his own mushrooms in just 10-15 days. Go on … give him his hunter/gatherer moment.

      Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit | Father's Day gifts | Beanstalk Mums

      We found this at: Nourished Life

      27. CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY AU EDITION

      Addictive, hilarious, inappropriate and nasty in a kinda funny way, this Cards Against Humanity game has an Aussie twist and will keep Dad and friends entertained for hours.

      Cards Against Humanity | Father's Day gifts | Beanstalk Single Mums

      We found this at: Yellow Octopus

      28. 101 POOPING PUPPIES JIGSAW PUZZLE

      Dog lovers will enjoy this hilarious 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of cute puppies captured in mid-poop. Hang up this masterpiece in the bathroom when you’re done.

      50 Gifts for Dads | Pooping Puppies Jigsaw Puzzle | Beanstalk Mums We found this at: Yellow Octopus

      29. DAD JOKES: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE TERRIBLE

      Ah, the good old Dad jokes. All the funnier because they’re not very funny. But that doesn’t matter they still make us laugh. Make sure he never runs out of material to entertain with this handy joke-filled book.

      Dad Jokes book | Gifts for Dad | Beanstalk MumsWe found this at: Booktopia

      30. BOGANOLOGY BOARDGAME

      Does Dad have an inner bogan that needs to be released? In which case, this game is spot on. Hilariously, players can cash-in on child support and get extra Centrelink payments, as well as outrun the cops in thongs!

      Boganology | Father's Day gifts | Beanstalk Single Mums

       

      We found this at: Catch

      31. HEATED 2-IN-1 SHIATSU FOOT AND BACK MASSAGER

      This nifty heated foot and back massager not only soothes sore muscles, but also stimulates blood flow and reduces tension. Just what Dad needs after a hard day at work.

      Heated 2-in-1 Shiatsu Massager | Beanstalk Mums

      We found this at: Dick Smith

      32. Cuisine Pro Savor Dual Salt & Pepper Electric Mill

      A pretty cool gift for the foodie dads in your life. This salt and pepper electric mill made of stainless steel is the stylish way to season your meals.

      50 Gifts for Dads | Cuisine Pro Salt & Pepper Eectric Mill | Beanstalk Single Mums

      We found this at: House

      33. DAD JOKES MUG

      Sorry, we couldn’t help it! Get him a mug packed with emergency dad jokes for those times he can’t come up with one.

      Emergency Dad Jokes Mug | Beanstalk Mums

      We found this at: Etsy

      OUR FINAL GIFTS FOR DADS FOR UNDER $50

      34. MAD MILLIE MAKE YOUR OWN CHEESE KIT

      This is a brilliant first time cheese-making kit for anyone looking to try their hand at something a bit different in the kitchen. Gives a special ‘Dad-twist’ to home-made pizzas. This is one of our favourites on our list of Father’s Day gifts.

      Mad Millie Make Your Own Cheese Kit | Beanstalk Mums

      We found this at: Yellow Octopus

      35. HOW IT WORKS: THE DAD LADYBIRD BOOK

      Here’s a relatable book for the dads in your life. Complete with retro illustrations, this is part of the hilarious How It Works Ladybird book series for adults.

      The Dad Ladybird Book | Father's Day gifts | Beanstalk Single Mums

      We found this at: Gifts Australia

      36. WOOD USB DOCKING STATION

      For techie dads who tend to lose their devices, this wooden USB docking station is just the thing. It can charge up to five devices at the same time.

      50 Gifts for Dads | Wood Docking Station | Beanstalk Mums

      We found this at: My Deal

      37. CHEER AND BEER HAMPER

      As hampers go this one is not too girly but full of of surprises that every man will secretly love, including 3 Steinlager Beers, H&S Mill Pistachio & Cheddar Bites, a Whittakers Milk Chocolate & Coconut Slab and an assortment of Italian Chocolate Truffles.

      Cheer and beer | Present for Dad | Beanstalk Mums

      We found this at: Macarthur Baskets

      38. Brilliant Basics Men’s Boot Slippers

      What Dad can possibly live without these classic boots to keep his feet toasty warm? Comes with a textured sole for indoor and outdoor adventures.

      Brilliant Basics Men's Boot Slippers | Beanstalk Single Mums

      We found this at: Big W

      39. SMILEY POO MUG

      How can Dad possibly feel down in the dumps when he gets to drink his coffee in this smiley poo mug every morning?

      Smiley Poo Mug | Gifts for Dad | Beanstalk Mums

      We found this at: Kogan

      40. WHY A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD BOOK

      Ready to make Dad cry this Father’s Day? Give him this book that honours the men who mean the most to us.

      50 Gifts for Dads | Why a Daughter Needs a Dad | Beanstalk Mums

      We found this at: Booktopia

      41. Salty Life BOARD SHORTS

      Surfy Dad, stylish Dad or simply Mr. Chilled Out Dad, these board shorts from Salty Life tick all the boxes when it comes to gifts for Dad.

      Oakley Dot Stripes Board Shorts | Beanstalk Mums

      We found this at: City Beach

      41. USB Book Light

      We couldn’t have a list Father’s Day gifts without something for the bookworm Dad. This USB clip-on light has 9 brightness levels so he can easily see what he’s reading.

      USB Book Light | Beanstalk Mums

      We found this at: Light in the Box

      43. Mambo Backpack Camo

      The man bag has never been cooler than this camo backpack from Mambo. Whether it’s for work or a day out, this seriously stylish carrier will do the job. Gifts for Dad just got practical.

      Nike Backpack | Dad Gifts | Beanstalk Mums

      We found this at: Big W

      44. EDIBLE BLOOM

      So he loves chocolates and doesn’t mind something a little girly? This gorgeous edible bloom is just the ticket. With 24 solid Belgian milk chocolates from Chocolatier, he’ll be a happy man when it’s delivered to his door.

      Edible bloom | Dad presents | Beanstalk Single Mums

      We found this at: Edible Blooms

      45. Sports Dartboard

      Playing darts is a great way for Dad to chill and take a break from work. This one has a built-in cabinet to store drinks and other fun stuff. Dad will have hours of fun with his friends!

      Dartboart | Father's Day gifts | Beanstalk Mums

      We found this at: Big W

      46. Shield Personalised Cufflinks

      These sophisticated Shield personalised cufflinks will make a memorable gift and a great accessory to any formal look.

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      We found this at: The Personalised Gift Shop

      47. Digital Climate Clock

      Here’s a gift to get Dad up in the morning and ready for the day: a digital alarm clock that also reports the weather. An awesome gift for the father who loves techy and trendy gadgets.

      Digital Climate Clock | Beanstalk Single Mums

      We found this at: Gifts Australia

      48. Stainless Steel BBQ Smoker Box

      Next level BBQing is easy peasy with this stainless steel, easy-to-clean smoker box.  It’s a must for any outdoor BBQ.

      Dad Presents | Stainless Steel Smoker Box | Beanstalk Single Mums

      We found this at: Catch

      49. THE NORTH FACE LOGO BOX BEANIE

      Keep the sun off Dad’s head with a  stylish beanie from the North Face. Bonus: It matches all his stylish outdoor gear.

      The North Face Logo Box Beanie | Beanstalk Single MumsWe found this at: The North Face

      50. BEER CADDY WITH OPENER

      No more ripped cardboard carriers, this stylish 6-bottle wooden caddy is sturdy and has a built-in bottle opener.

      Beer Caddy with Opener | Dad present | Beanstalk Single Mums

      We found this at: Yellow Octopus

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