Every time I come back to my childhood home to visit my parents, I’m greeted with an array of crafts I’ve made for them over the years—paintings that could only be described as “abstract” and indistinguishable ceramics with visible fingerprints. These objects have been given forever homes for no reason other than good ol’ fashioned nostalgia and sentimentality, but their existence also proves that you don’t need to spend a lot on a gift for it to be special.
It may sound cheesy, but the best gifts come from the heart. They’re thoughtful and show the recipient you care—even if they cost less than dinner. With that in mind, we rounded up a slew of great Father’s Day gifts under $35 to show that you can give the father figure in your life something sweet and thoughtful no matter your budget. And hey, if you want to throw in a homemade macaroni necklace too, we don’t blame you.