The Budget-Friendly Father’s Day Gift Guide: 20 Gift Ideas for Dad!

Things your dad would love to unwrap come June 15.


( What we realized when putting together this gift guide: dads are really hard to shop for. So we went with a combination of things, from funny and quirky, to useful, to, er...kikay. Because even dads could use a bit of help when it comes to grooming, and we bet he’d be relieved that you’re taking the guesswork off his hands. Whatever you end up getting him, make sure to give it with a big hug. We’re pretty sure most dads would be happy with just that.


Below 500

Batman Apron (P380)

For the dad who knows his way around the kitchen and who fantasizes about being The Dark Knight.

Available at The Clutter Shop



Secret Love Letters Writing Set (P360)

This is a gift that will give again and again. We’re giving you two ideas here: you can write him a secret letter of your appreciation and how he’s the greatest dad in the world, or you can present him with a set and nudge him towards writing mom a sweet note that’s just between the two of them. Scoring points with both mom and dad at the same time: priceless.

Available at Fully Booked




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Messy Bessy Sports Spritzer (P180)

Help Dad get rid of that post-gym mess and sweat. This spritzer can be sprayed on gym bags, equipment, clothes, and even on the skin.

Available at Rustan’s Department Store



Sherlock Holmes Hollow Book (P199.74)

For secrets-because even dads have those.

Available at Wellworth in Fairview Terraces



ECHO Store Coffees for a Cause - Benguet Arabica

On Father’s Day morning, prepare him a special brew of this locally sourced coffee in that "World’s Best Dad" mug you gave him many a Father’s Day ago.

Available at ECHOstore



P501 to P1, 000




Army Canteen (P694.75)

He’s the highest ranking officer in the house (next to mom?) and he should be well-hydrated!

Available at Wellworth in Fairview Terraces

Gouache Waxed Canvas Lunch Bag (P750)

Pack up Dad’s favorite meal in this cooler altnerative to a brown paper bag.

Available at




Dope Mighty Wallet (P694.75)

If your dad is dope, give him this as a token of appreciation.

Available at Wellworth in Fairview Terraces



Pocket Pint (P595)

Dads with a sense of humor (and those who like their beer) would love their very own portable expandable beer glass...even if it is made of plastic.


Available at Debenhams, Shangri-la Plaza




Swiss Tech 6-in-1 Utili-Key (P600)

An ultra-light mini-tool that has everything from a cutting surface to a Phillips screwdriver, handy dads wouldn’t know how they lived without it.

Available at Rustan’s Department Store, Shangri-la Plaza



War by Daniel Coyle (P599)

Here’s a strong book for the strong dad.

Available in major bookstores

P1,001 and up




Fujifilm Instax Mini 7 (P4,500)

Dad can get creative (and nostalgic) and keep treasured moments on his office desk (or on the fridge at home) with an Instax Mini. It comes in five different colors and the first batch of film comes complimentary upon purchase.

Available at Infomax


Monocle Speakerphone (P1,750)

Dad can enjoy his favorite tunes on the go with this handy, high-quality speakerphone, which can be also used as a handset for taking calls-perfect for multi-tasking.

Available at Taste Central




Go Travel Multi-adaptor (P1,480)

The techie dad will never have to busy himself with plug A, B, and C. This nifty gadget will make his business trips much simpler.

Available at Travel Club


The Hillary Nut Cracker (P2595)

For nutty dads who have enough cajones to admire and respect strong women.

Available at Cutting Edge





Neff Respect Headwear (P1,399)

Show dad some respect. (Also, fathers can never have too many baseball caps!)

Available at Neff



The Spa Gentleman’s Package (P1, 900 to P2, 600)

The best gift you can give any parent is a day of relaxation and pampering. Treat Dad on his special day to a two-hour retreat tailor-made for gents at The Spa with his choice of massage plus The Spa Signature Men’s Facial.

The Spa has branches at Alabang Town Center (850-3490), Shangri-La Plaza East Wing (656-7878, 656-6868), Eastwood Richmonde Hotel (709-6868, 709-7878), Power Plant Mall (470-6868, 470-7878), Greenbelt 1 (840-1325, 840-1326), Bonifacio Global City (856-5858, 856-6868).



USB Razor from Go Travel (P1,790)

For the dad who likes to travel, this pocket-sized razor can be charged through any USB port (even a computer!), so he won’t ever have to worry about adapters or transformers again.


Available at Travel Club, Power Plant Mall


The Body Shop White Men Musk Sport Gift Set (P2,995)

Dad deserves a little re-energizing too. This set comes with body wash, deodorant, and cologne has an aromatic citrus and spicy scent that’ll make him smell (and feel) like a million bucks.

Available at The Body Shop



Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Foaming Multi-Gel (P1,295)

Even low-maintenance dads will like a shave gel that doubles as a facial cleanser...and it cools the skin, too.

Available at Kiehl’s, East Wing, Shangri-la Plaza

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