Father’s Day falls on June 19 this year, which means that it’s time to get shopping. While most dads would have you believe that the holiday is no big deal to them—“Don’t worry, guys, you totally don’t need to buy me a thing!”—the truth is that dad’s lying. He wants a gift, and he wants a good one, so do don’t disappoint him. Just cashed a fat check? Great: then treat your pops to a great meal in a killer Italian restaurant, a bottle of Bordeaux in a classy wine bar, or really splurge and take pops on an extreme outdoor adventure. Not feeling so flush? We’ve got you covered: at under $150, each of these 20 classy, creative gifts will show dad that he’s still the most important guy in your life.
Best Father’s Day gift ideas under $150
For the discreetly tippling dad
We bet your dad’s a classy guy, the type who might want a gulp of some fine liquor while he’s out on the golf course or at the theater—but who doesn’t want to advertise that he’s getting his drink on. Help him bring his own booze with this handsome leather flask.
J. Crew “This Way Up” leather flask, $40 at jcrew.com
For the history buff dad
Is your dad the type who’s prompted, a propos of nothing, to launch into an impromptu history lesson? Then he’ll appreciate the humor—and utility—of this travel mug, which lists each of King Henry VIII’s wives in the order of their unfortunate unions to the larger-than-life royal.
CafePress Henry VIII wives travel mug, $20 at cafepress.com
For the casually chic dad
If there’s anything dads can’t have too many of, it’s a classic, comfortable button-down shirt. These patterned numbers have a classic fit, are made of breathable cotton, and, best of all, are wash, dry and wear.
Enro button-down collar shirts, $89.50 at enro.com
For the well-groomed dad
While dad might have you believe that all those tiny bottles and tools in the bathroom belong to mom, we’re willing to bet that more than a few are used for his grooming regimen. Help dad organize his shaving kit, lotions and cleansers with this roomy, all-leather toiletry bag that’s just as functional at home as it is for travel.
Leatherology multi pocket toiletry bag, $110 at leatherology.com
For the snack-loving dad
Got a dad who likes to nosh? Fuel his habit with this tasty snack box, which packs six artisan food products—think cured Spanish ham, cold-brew coffee and sea salt almonds—into a sturdy, reusable wooden crate.
Mantry snack box, $75 at mantry.com
For the smooth-shaving dad
Any man who reaches for a hand razor in place of an electric one knows that the right tools and products help immeasurably in achieving a smooth, nick-free shave. This wet shave starter kit includes them all: a brand-new razor, badger shave brush, lustrous shave formula and calming after-shave balm.
Baxter of California wet shave starter kit, $125 at baxterofcalifornia.com
For the sports buff dad
Is your dad a die-hard fan of his favorite team? Then he’ll love this custom sports book, which gathers together career ups and downs and historic photos of the NFL or MLB team of your choice—all gathered from the archives of the New York Times.
New York Times custom sports book, $72 at uncommongoods.com
For the big-spending dad
Money clips are a no-fuss way to organize your cash, but they’re often a little too flashy. This attractive hand-stained leather version is wonderfully discreet, and built-on magnets help it grip tight to dad’s hard-earned bills.
Bosca leather magnetic money clip, $40 at bosca.com
For the guitar-strumming dad
Help your musical dad feel loved every time he reaches for his guitar with this handmade sterling silver pick that perfectly sums up your feelings.
Life is Rosey “Couldn’t Pick a Better Dad” sterling silver guitar pick, $49 at etsy.com
For the sporty dad
Is dad a runner? Support his healthy habit with this iPhone armband, which will facilitate music, news and sports-listening while he jogs.
Ailkin sports armband for iPhone, $7 at amazon.com
For the jet-setting dad
Whether he travels for work or pleasure, a globe-trotting dad will surely appreciate this attractive, super-functional organizer that comfortably fits a tablet, smartphone, credit cards and IDs as well as chargers and headphones—everything dad needs for a comfortable flight.
KNOMO London Knomad Air Portable Organizer, $70 at ebags.com
For the smartly dressed dad
Sometimes, a basic belt is all that’s needed to pull together a smart outfit. Keep dad stylishly accessorized with this classic stitched-edge version.
J. Crew stitched-edge belt, $68 at jcrew.com
For the caffeine addict dad
If dad’s first action upon waking is to reach for the French press, he’ll sure to get a lot of mileage out of this mug, emblazoned with the signature Cafe Grumpy logo, and 12 ounces of rich, flavorful Brooklyn-roasted beans.
Cafe Grumpy mug + coffee combo, $28 at cafegrumpy.com
For the cocktail hour dad
...Or maybe dad’s more into booze than java. If brown spirits are his tipple of choice, treat him to this smooth-sipping, perfectly balanced bourbon distilled in New York State.
Widow Jane 10-year bourbon, $76 at mashandgrape.com
For the dryly sarcastic smarty pants dad
If dad’s favorite part of the New Yorker is the cartoons, he’ll love this cheeky set of porcelain coasters depicting some of the magazine’s most beloved—and hilarious—illustrations featuring pets.
New Yorker animal cartoon coasters, $24 at restorationhardware.com
For the grillmaster dad
For the dad whose summertime post is behind a rip-roaring grill, this set of essential grill tools—a brush, fork, spatula and set of tongs—will help him flip burgers and bronze dogs all season long.
Crate and Barrel 4-piece barbecue tools set, $50 at crateandbarrel.com
For the tech-addicted dad
With this all-in-one portable charger that juices up almost any USB device in the world, dad will never again have to face the stark reality of a dead phone or tablet.
Mophie Powerstation, $80 at mophie.com
For the DIY dad
If dad loves beer and has always wanted to brew some at home, this absolute beginner’s kit makes it easy. With all the gear he’ll need plus an instructional DVD, he’ll soon be on his way to bottling his own IPA or red ale.
Northern Brewer homebrew starter kit, $89.99 at northernbrewer.com
For the wine buff dad
Take it from someone who has the wine buff as a dad: this fruity, full-bodied Syrah bottled in northern California is sure to please any oenophile’s palate.
Dutcher Crossing 2013 Proprietor’s Reserve Syrah, $30 at dutchercrossingwinery.com
For the outdoorsy dad
If your dad is always taking off on a camping/hiking/fishing trip, he’ll make good use of this multi-function pocket knife, loaded with knives, pliers, wire cutters, scissors and—of course—a bottle opener.
Leatherman Wave multi-tool, $100 at leatherman.com