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Father's Day on a Budget: Five Tech Gifts for Under $50

Father's Day is on Sunday and dad already has enough neckties and novelty coffee mugs.

Father's Day is fast approaching and dad already has enough neckties and novelty coffee mugs. Isn't it about time to get him something that he actually wants?

Sure, there are plenty of cool gadgets to get him instead, from beautifully designed Leica cameras to smart ovens to drones that will follow him around for the most awesome selfies mankind has ever known. Those things, however, are all very expensive.

You might want to grab him a gift that won't have you struggling to pay rent at the end of the month. He will get something useful, stylish and unique, and you will have a little left over to buy something nice for yourself.


Chillsner ($29.95) — If your dad loves sipping a cold brew in the backyard, the Chillsner might be the perfect summer gift. Freeze it for at least 45 minutes, stick it into a bottle, and then sip through it without worrying about your beer getting warm.


Duet by PROTAG ($29.99) — He gets dressed, eats his breakfast, drinks his coffee and then he ... stalls at the door because he can't find his keys. Don't let that happen again. This Bluetooth tag will let him pinpoint his keychain from his phone. Now you just have to make sure he doesn't lose his phone.


Amazon Fire TV Stick ($34) — Is your dad still renting DVDs? Bring him into the digital age with this affordable gadget that plugs into his TV's HDMI port, letting him stream video from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go and other services.

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Ursa Major Black Walnut Razor ($36) —The handle, made from reclaimed black walnut, makes it beautiful. The ability to plug in Gillette Mach 3 razors makes it convenient.


JBL Clip+ ($49.95) —This rugged, tiny speaker is great for dads who love the great outdoors — but want a soundtrack to liven up the experience. Like the old JBL Clip, this Bluetooth speaker can be clipped into a carabiner. The new model is also splash-proof, meaning it can withstand light rain or spills from a canteen.