Think cast iron skillets, spices, steak knives, and more.

By Bridget Hallinan
Updated May 21, 2020
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For dads who love to cook, there are plenty of options for Father’s Day gifts, ranging from a dutch oven to a Vitamix blender. However, if you’d rather stick to a lower budget, we’ve found 10 gifts that fit the bill and happen to be $55 or under. (And no, they’re not all grilling-themed.) You can grab Lodge’s top-rated 12-inch cast iron skillet for just $40, pick up a DIY beer kit for $48, and even get a steak knife set for just $50, thanks to a sale at Sur La Table. Read on for the full spread.

Cast Iron Skillet

Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Lodge’s high-quality cast iron skillets are affordable, and since they’re oven- and broiler-safe, they can be used for everything from searing steaks to making fruit crisps.

Lodge Cast-Iron Round Fry Pan (12”), $40 at <strong></strong>

Beer Brewing Kit 

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This kit makes one gallon, or 10 12-ounce bottles, of a golden ale inspired by abbey-style Belgian beers, with a “fruity sweetness balanced by lively, floral hop notes.” It received a unanimous five-star rating from Uncommon Goods customers, and squeaks in just under $50.

Belgian Golden Ale Beer Brewing Kit, $48 at

Chemex Coffee Maker 

Courtesy of Crate & Barrel

In addition to producing pure drip coffee, this Chemex coffee maker can also be used for tea, iced coffee, and beverage infusions, per the product description. It received a 4.9-star rating from 268 reviews at Crate & Barrel. 

Chemex Coffee Maker with Wood Collar, $37-$44 depending on size (was $39-$46) at

Spice Collection

Courtesy of Burlap & Barrel

This set includes six essential pantry spices—Purple Stripe Garlic, Silk Chili, Wild Mountain Cumin, Smoked Pimentón Paprika, Flowering Hyssop Thyme, and Royal Cinnamon.

Fundamentals Collection, $48 at

Pizza Stone

Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Pizza stones help give homemade pizzas an ultra-crispy crust, and this Emile Henry model is microwaveable, broiler-, dishwasher-, and even freezer-safe. It can also double as a trivet or cheese board.

Emile Henry Pizza Stone (“14), $50 (suggested price $55) at

Olive Oil 

Courtesy of Brightland

We love the peppery kick in Brightland’s Awake olive oil, which is made with hand-picked heirloom Arbequina olives.

Awake, $37 at


Courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond

Rabbit’s vertical corkscrew was the best lever corkscrew we tested, and it rings in at $45.

Rabbit Vertical Corkscrew in Black, $45 at

Egg Poaching Pan 

Courtesy of Sur La Table

For dads who love breakfast and brunch, grab this egg-poaching pan. It can poach four eggs at a time; the insert and egg cups are removable, so you can use it as a regular sauté pan, too.

Demeyere Stainless Egg Poaching Pan, $50 (was $82) at

Steak Knife Set 

Courtesy of Sur La Table

It may seem hard to believe that you can find a set of steak knives for under $55, but Wüsthof’s eight-piece set is currently over half-off at Sur La Table, and it got rave reviews to boot.

Wüsthof 8-Piece Steak Knife Set in Presentation Box, $50 (suggested price $120) at

BBQ Tool Set 

Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

For avid grillers, this set includes tongs, a spatula (with a built-in bottle opener!), eight corn holders, a silicone basting brush, a grill cleaning brush, and an extra cleaning brush head. It all comes in an aluminum case for easy storage—the tools are dishwasher safe.

Cuisinart BBQ Tool Set, $50 at