Look, I get it. Dad is a no-frills kinda guy. He doesn’t want anyone to make too much of a fuss about Father’s Day. Dad doesn’t like too much attention. His dream Father’s Day celebration involves making a platter of burgers —and of course portabellos for the vegetarians — and kicking back on the couch. Let’s all celebrate Dad by getting him a little gift he wouldn’t necessarily get for himself but isn’t so fancy that it makes him uncomfortable. Here are five great Father’s Day gifts for under $20.
Aftershave is a classic Dad gift. Fine Accoutrements makes several fantastic scents, but the Platinum one is a great bet for almost anyone. A little smoke, a little citrus, with a classic barbershop feel. Fine aftershaves have a great bracing action and dry down with a cooling menthol finish. There’s no trace of sticky residue either.
Did you know that we make our very own beard oil? It’s a perfect blend of oils for keeping Dad’s beard super soft and scratch-free when going in for those epic hugs of his. The addition of argan oil in this blend keeps the beard moisturized and gives it a little shine. In my family, the mild citrusy-resin scent has been described by Mom as “addictive,” “not too loud,” and “just perfect.” Pair it with a Q Brothers Beard Brush for an extra special gift.
It sounds funny to us, but European grandmas have been putting beer in their hair for generations. Malt and hops are rich in proteins that help repair damaged hair and the sugars in the beer also help restore a natural shine. Dad likes beer, and while we can’t really see him soaking his head and wrapping it in a towel for a couple of hours, there’s no reason he can’t get those same benefits from a beer shampoo. It comes in a legit old school glass beer bottle, complete with the Grolsch-style swing top cap.
This 4 ounce jar of water-soluble paste will last Dad a while. He can apply it to damp hair for a clean, combed style or to dry hair for a stronger hold and a little spike. The matte finish on the product keeps Dad looking “so fresh and so clean clean” without looking like he’s trying too hard. *cues OutKast* 🎶🎶Ain’t nobody dope as Dad…🎶🎶
Dad might be confused about why this isn’t a foam or a gel or a foaming gel. But after trying this best-seller, he’ll feel the difference. It lubricates and preps the hair and skin for shaving by deeply conditioning, unlike the usual foams and gels Dad is used to which sit on top of the skin. The natural ingredients in this formulation prevent irritation, nicks, and cuts. The menthol and eucalyptus make way for a slight cooling sensation. It’s also translucent, so Dad can see what he’s doing while he shaves. That makes for a much easier time lining up a beard, mustache or sideburns. This one is so good, when Dad tells you how much he liked it, you might have to make it a Christmas gift too. And wouldn’t that be great? There’s nothing better than getting Dad something you know he actually uses.
So here’s to the Dad who doesn’t ask for a lot. Let’s spoil him this Father’s Day, but not too much. Just enough so he knows how much we love him.