15 Affordable Father’s Day Gifts Under $35

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 …

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.

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14 Experience Gifts That Any Dad Will Love

A tangible gift is great, but there’s something extra special about gifting experiences. Maybe it’s that feeling of knowing a loved one will have a sweet life-long memory or that they’re step closer to something they’ve always wanted to try. That’s why…

A tangible gift is great, but there’s something extra special about gifting experiences. Maybe it’s that feeling of knowing a loved one will have a sweet life-long memory or that they're step closer to something they’ve always wanted to try. That’s why I’ll be going for a not-so-tangible, but oh-so-memorable experiential gift this Father’s Day.

While you can’t wrap it in a box or tie it up with a bow (well, sometimes), an experience-based gift lends itself to new memories, new skills, and maybe even new trinkets—like a handmade vase or blurry photos that captured an awesome night at a concert.

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17 Father’s Day Gifts, Because It’ll Be Here Soon

I tend to be an early shopper when it comes to gifts and I love searching for the perfect present whether it’s a beautiful coffee table books or something more utilitarian like a great T-shirt or tool. As someone who’s known to have all her Christmas s…

I tend to be an early shopper when it comes to gifts and I love searching for the perfect present whether it's a beautiful coffee table books or something more utilitarian like a great T-shirt or tool. As someone who’s known to have all her Christmas shopping done in October, it’s no surprise that I’m pretty punctual with other holidays, too, especially when it comes to the biggies like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

I realize that not everyone has the same chip I have in my brain that tells me I need to start shopping for my dad like, right now. But given shipping delays due to the pandemic, one month doesn't feel like a long time at all. So whether it’s a busy schedule or you're just overwhelmed with too many options, we've got the best last-minute gift ideas for your dad, grandad, or any father figure right here.

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The Festive Purim Gifting Tradition I’ll Never Skip

As a kid, nothing filled me with more glee than waking up on Purim morning. It wasn’t the sticky, jam-filled hamantaschen I looked forward to (although I certainly ate my fair share), or even the costume I’d decided to wear, carefully chosen and laid o…

As a kid, nothing filled me with more glee than waking up on Purim morning. It wasn’t the sticky, jam-filled hamantaschen I looked forward to (although I certainly ate my fair share), or even the costume I’d decided to wear, carefully chosen and laid out neatly beside my bed. It was what I knew the day would bring: sharing mishloach manot.

There are four mitzvot (positive commandments) associated with Purim: charity, eating a festive meal, listening to readings from the Book of Esther, and giving mishloach manot. The latter, also known as shalach manot, are gifts of food and drink exchanged with family and friends. Sharing these treat-filled packages is a thrilling tradition—it’s also, arguably, the most important part of the holiday, with ancient, storied roots that stem from the Book of Esther, or as it’s more commonly known, the Megillah.

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The Cannabis Enthusiast’s Gift Guide

In The Green Scene, there’s no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What’s the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.

When i…

In The Green Scene, there's no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What's the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.


When it comes to gifting, one of our philosophies is sharing things we’ve loved ourselves. No, not in a regifting kinda way (although that’s totally fine), but in an I-tried-it-and-think-you’ll-like-it-too kinda way. Case in point: these 24 cannabis gifts that our team—and their favorite experts—want to pass on to fellow users whether they’re newbies, enthusiasts, or somewhere in between.

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Goodbye Single-Use Plastic, Hello Eco-Friendly Packaging

You might be wondering what kinds of eco-friendly packaging materials there are out there—whether you’re shipping gifts, own a small business, or just brushing up on how your favorite brands are doing in the carbon footprint game—we’re here to help.

A…

You might be wondering what kinds of eco-friendly packaging materials there are out there—whether you’re shipping gifts, own a small business, or just brushing up on how your favorite brands are doing in the carbon footprint game—we’re here to help.

As you may know, “eco-friendly” is not a scientific term, but merely a catch-all for brands, products, and practices that are generally more sustainable in nature than their traditional counterparts. For example, reusing glass storage containers is more “eco-friendly” than single-use plastic baggies, but glass requires energy to manufacture, and is difficult to recycle. This is to say: these products have manifold pros and cons, and by no means is this an exhaustive list of eco-friendly packaging products, just some of our go-tos.

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How to Turn $10 Trader Joe’s Flowers Into a Fancy-Schmancy Bouquet

Last weekend, I wandered into a flower shop to buy blooms for a friend’s birthday. Everything was beautiful and lush and wild, and I was happily putting together a lovely bouquet—until I realized that peonies cost $14. Per stem.

I love the simple, eve…

Last weekend, I wandered into a flower shop to buy blooms for a friend’s birthday. Everything was beautiful and lush and wild, and I was happily putting together a lovely bouquet—until I realized that peonies cost $14. Per stem.

I love the simple, everyday pleasure of flowers. I treat my apartment, each week, to a bunch of feverfew or ranunculus, or whatever’s in season, and I think a bouquet makes an old-fashioned, charming gift. But I’m quite honestly tired of shelling out over $50 for the delivery of a standard-issue bouquet that I don’t even really love. (I don’t know about you, but it takes ages to sift through some pretty garishly assembled options just to even get to the handful that don’t make my eyes bleed—those rainbow bouquets destroy me.)

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How to (Politely) Say No to Gifting

No Space Too Small is a brand new column by Laura Fenton that celebrates the idea that you can live well in a small home. Each month, Laura will share her practical findings from years of observing how people live in tight spaces, and her own everyday …

No Space Too Small is a brand new column by Laura Fenton that celebrates the idea that you can live well in a small home. Each month, Laura will share her practical findings from years of observing how people live in tight spaces, and her own everyday experiences of living small—from the hunt for the perfect tiny desk and managing everyday clutter to how to smooth the frustrations out of cooking in a galley kitchen.


I love the holidays, I really do, but as someone who lives in a small and, ahem, full apartment, gift-giving and -receiving can be fraught. Well-meant gifts can quickly clutter up a small home, but forgoing gift-giving altogether feels unnatural: I’ll confess that when a family member says “No gifts, please,” I find it hard to oblige—even if they, too, are pressed for space.

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Katie Kimmel’s Food Art Is Forever Fun

Two hours north of Los Angeles, nestled in the Mojave desert, artist Katie Kimmel makes her magic—most of which involves food. Kimmel has generated something of a cult a following for her charmingly quirky anthropomorphic ceramic snacks and mortadella …

Two hours north of Los Angeles, nestled in the Mojave desert, artist Katie Kimmel makes her magic—most of which involves food. Kimmel has generated something of a cult a following for her charmingly quirky anthropomorphic ceramic snacks and mortadella pool float, and of course, her brightly-colored t-shirts emblazoned with bangers like “Lentil Soup,” “Mozzarella Sticks,” and “I Ate Everything and It Was Good.”

Kimmel’s latest drop of food-themed clothing, which comes out December 8—perfect timing for any December holiday gift-procrastinators—is part of her recycled collection, where Kimmel places her iconic food phrases on thrifted pieces. We caught up with Kimmel to chat about food, art, and food art.

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19 Decor Gifts for That Someone Who Just Can’t Stop Redecorating

You know that friend or relative who’s constantly talking about needing to redecorate? Maybe they’re pinning ideas with reckless abandon while giving you the play-by-play, or constantly discussing color palettes, fabric swatches, and throw pillows, but…

You know that friend or relative who’s constantly talking about needing to redecorate? Maybe they’re pinning ideas with reckless abandon while giving you the play-by-play, or constantly discussing color palettes, fabric swatches, and throw pillows, but haven’t yet acted on any of it. Well, this gift guide is for them.

Each of these pieces—from a handwoven, fiber-art wall hanging to a backgammon set that doubles as a cool coffee table accent—will elevate a room instantly and might even kickstart their revamp. Just wait—you’ll be kicking back in their newly decorated space soon enough.

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