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36 Father’s Day Gifts Under £20 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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It’s no secret that at the Strategist, we take gift-giving quite seriously, and Father’s Day (June 20) is no exception. We’ve already covered the best gifts for every kind of dad, and we’ve also looked at the cheapest gifts from the fanciest brands. Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite gifts under £20 that you can buy on Amazon — including kitchen gadgets, artsy gifts, and the best presents for dads who bird-watch.

For the dad who is obsessed with #PlantTok


If his TikTok FYP is full of plants from the likes of @spacewolfgrace and @lola_delcampo, this (super-easy) beginner plant will make him feel like he is an accomplished plant dad, too.

For the dad who keeps his begonias in the bathroom

A mister would be a perfect gift. This one has been a best seller on the Strategist UK for 13 months (and comes recommended by experts for its “gentle, steady mist”).

For the dad who can’t get his sourdough right

Like sourdough, kombucha uses a SCOBY (that’s a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) – but is a lot easier to make.

For the dad who makes his own cold brew

Give him a KeepCup so he can take his brew with him on his Sunday stroll.

For the dad who is getting into AeroPress

Union Coffee is fancy enough to be served in Gail’s Bakery but accessible enough to find at the supermarket, too.

For the dad who sees a target step count as a challenge

They might not be much to look at, but these sandals feature pressure points to ease his feet.

For the dad who left his beloved Chilly’s bottle in the office pre-lockdown

For the dad who is not averse to a little ‘me time’

These lavender bath salts came recommended by none other than Busy Phillips, when she told us about the products she can’t live without.

For the dad who is not averse to a little snack time

£12 for 10

BAFTA-winning actress Bukky Bakray told us these were the best plantain chips out there — in fact, she buys them in bulk.

For the dad who wants to be a better ally


When we spoke to experts to find out the best books for burgeoning Black feminists, four of them picked this book by Toni Morrison.

For the dad who takes DIY seriously

This magnetic wristband can keep screws or bolts close to hand while he’s putting up shelves.

For the dad who takes birding seriously


These miniature binoculars can easily fit in his jacket pocket, just in case he sees a sandpiper while he’s out and about.


This book would also make a thoughtful gift.

For the dad who is an unapologetic nerd


These postcards, based on Penguin’s suitably weird sci-fi classics, are a nice way for him to keep in touch with people.

For the dad who likes to wind up the cat

This laser pointer is used by celebrity animal trainer Julie Tottman, who has trained cats, ravens, and Northern Inuit dogs.

For the dad who is decidedly analogue

A handsome notebook in a striking colour is always appreciated.

For the dad who only goes to Ikea for the little pens

These fineliners were the best-rated pens in our (exhaustive) test of 87 different kinds. We wrote that the ink was smooth and fluid (without being smudgy), and there’s something almost design-y about the pineapple-coloured barrel, too.

For the dad who has forgotten how to dress

How To Wear Socks

This illustrated guide by John Jannuzzi, a former GQ staffer, features history, upkeep, and maintenance tips.

While you’re at it: Get him started off with a pair that will stand out.

For the dad who knows his garganelli from his fusilli

These ravioli-cutters will make his homemade pasta look like something from Artusi.

For the dad who loves to drizzle and dunk

A premium olive oil (in a fancy-looking tin) that came recommended to us by chefs.

For the dad who knows the value of seasoning

Traditional Salt Pig

A salt pig (in a pleasing fire-engine red) would be a welcome addition to his kitchen.

For the dad who insists on cocktail hour

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When we asked experts how to stock the perfect home bar, this sherry came up time and time again (it’s a great substitute for vermouth).

For the dad who insists on cocktail hour (but doesn’t drink)

Did you know San Pellegrino does a nonalcoholic aperitivo (that comes in these striking glass bottles)?

For the dad who still can’t book a table for date night

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This book, by blogger turned author Lizzie Mabbott, is designed for home cooking (even the cheddar-kimchi toastie feels quite luxurious).

For the dad who gave up meat

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As featured in our look at the best vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, this book is full of game-changing dishes, like the tacos de yaca al pastor (jackfruit al pastor tacos).

For the dad who is highly competitive (but pretends not to be)

Giant Pass the Pigs Set

This giant, inflatable version of one of our favourite games sees you chuck the pigs in the air and earn points based on how they land — and it’s surprisingly compelling.

For the dad who is curious about candles

This de-stress one will be the gift that keeps on giving.

For the dad who is curious about skin care


This vegan scrub contains green clay, which is good for reducing inflammation and comes recommended by skin-care experts.

For the dad who likes a glass of Malbec with dinner

Keep him hydrated with a nice-looking carafe. This set, which includes a tumbler, is made from recycled glass bottles.

For the dad who keeps losing his phone

Cheaper than phone insurance, and he’ll secretly enjoy showing people how this works.

For the dad who has a hat-hair problem

For a dad who might have gotten a little too comfortable shoving his hair underneath a baseball cap, give him the tools to make it more presentable.

For the dad who chugs tea like it’s water

He’d love this infuser mug, which Strategist contributor Isabelle O’Carroll says lets her drink eight cups a day.

For the dad who loves cooking but lacks coordination


This mandoline has a finger guard so he can get superthin veggies without losing a finger in the process. Perfect if he’s making pickles or prepping for a stir-fry.

For the dad who doodles in meetings

Encourage his (potential) artistic streak with these artist-approved pencils from the Lake District.

For the dad who has everything else

Consider a clever deely for the fridge that will make his pickles, sauces, and kimchi easier to locate.

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36 Father’s Day Gifts Under £20 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)