Unique Gifts For Grads And Dads $25 And Under

by Rachel Gariepy
Rachel Gariepy is an experienced Editorial Director for a variety of digital publications including LittleThings and Purple Clover. She has written for, edited and managed teams across multiple lifestyle properties, including sites for celebrity clientele including, but not limited to Jenni (JWOWW) Farley, NeNe Leakes, and Vanessa Hudgens. Rachel has experience wearing many fun and fanciful hats including content strategist, creator, editor and project manager. She, like Mitch Hedberg before her, sometimes wrestles with the idea of wearing a beret. She also enjoys hiking, reading and hanging out with dogs.

‘Tis the season for celebrating our favorite graduates and our fathers — and we don’t want you to miss out on all the fun of gift-giving.

Buying gifts for these occasions can be stressful, not to mention expensive. Often, we end up just handing over an envelope full of money because we can’t find a gift that seems special and is also inexpensive. That’s where Uncommon Goods comes in. They have a huge selection of unique gifts under $25 for grads and dads.

Uncommon Goods is a carefully curated selection of all sorts of interesting gift options. Trust us, they’ve got something for everyone from the tech-oriented to the gardening enthusiast.

From indoor Mason jar herb gardens to cool engraved whiskey glasses to state-shaped coathooks, we know you’ll find the perfect accouterment to pass on to your son, daughter, husband, or father.

Here are our top picks for exceptional and unique gifts for both graduation day and Father’s Day. We made sure that all items are $25 and under because gift-giving doesn’t have to be expensive — it just has to be thoughtful.

1. Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden


Why buy packaged herbs at the grocery store when you could grow your own? It’s also a great way to add a touch of green to a kitchen or dorm room. This Mason jar herb garden utilizes a passive hydroponic system which makes cultivating home-grown herbs easy-peasy!

Buy it at Uncommon Goods for $20.

2. Bedside Essentials Pocket, $15 - 20


Maybe your husband likes to read a little bit before bed but he’s always misplacing his tablet and his reading glasses. This handy-dandy bedside pocket is the perfect place to keep those essentials right where you want them.

Buy it at Uncommon Goods, available in 2 sizes for $15 – 20.

3. Urban Map Glass, $16


This attractive glass features an intricate map of your choice of 31 cities, created by Boston-based designer Brian Johnson. It’s the perfect way to remind them of home while they’re enjoying a refreshing beverage of their choice.

Buy it at Uncommon Goods for $16.

4. State-Shaped Wall Hooks, $18

4. State-Shaped Wall Hooks, $18

Hang your hat on one of these cool, carved state-shaped wall hooks from designer Alex Ahrens. You can choose between 10 states, mixing and matching which ones you hang, or you can just represent wherever you’re from and just stick with one design.

Buy them at Uncommon Goods for $18.

5. The Perfect Peanut Butter Spoon, $12


When you get to the bottom of the peanut butter jar and your finger isn’t quite long enough, or your knife isn’t quite the right shape, this attractively designed little object comes in handy. Get it for any peanut butter lover in your life!

Buy it at Uncommon Goods for $12.

6. Press and Measure Herb Infuser, $13


Infusing one’s own olive oil with a variety of fresh herbs and spices is a great way to make any home chef’s dishes feel extra special. This glass bottle is the perfect vessel for infusing and it also measures out the desired serving size with the press of a button.

Buy it at Uncommon Goods for $13.

7. Flavor-Infusing Grilling Wraps, $10

7. Flavor-Infusing Grilling Wraps, $10

Infuse your grilled meats, vegetables, and seafood with the smoky flavor of natural wood grilling wraps made from cedar, alder, and twine. You can also use these in the oven if it’s not a day for grilling outdoors!

Buy them at Uncommon Good for $10.

8. Egg-on-a-Bagel Maker, $25


Who doesn’t love an egg on a bagel sandwich? Encourage your grad or dad to do some cooking for themselves by inspiring them with this nifty little ceramic kitchen tool. If you’re lucky, they might even make you breakfast!

Buy it at Uncommon Goods for $25.

9. DIY Pick Punch, $25

9. DIY Pick Punch, $25

Know anyone that loves to play guitar but keeps losing their picks? This DIY pick punch allows you to make your own guitar picks whenever you need one. All you need is an old credit card or ID badge and you’ve got a brand new pick!

Buy it at Uncommon Goods for $25.

10. Bards Dispense Profanity Game, $25


If Shakespeare said it, it can’t be all that bad, can it? You’d be surprised at the smutty side of the Bard. This hilarious wordsmith card game will be a hit with anyone your giftee chooses to play it with.

Buy it at Uncommon Goods for $25.

11. Man Bar Soap Set of 3, $24

11. Man Bar Soap Set of 3, $24

Give the man in your life this set of manly bar soap so he has something of his own in the shower that doesn’t smell like pink peonies or fresh freesia. Scents include silver sage and bergamot, exotic musk and earthy sandalwood, and hydrating Siberian Fir.

Buy them at Uncommon Goods for $24.

12. Sleep Comes Easy Set, $24


If you know a problem sleeper, this Sleep Comes Easy set is the cure. Each item is made with natural essential oils — like lavender, frankincense, and chamomile — to nudge you off to the land of Nod. The set includes a mist, a salve, a mineral bath salt, and body lotion.

Buy it at Uncommon Goods for $24.

Shop these items and some other amazing finds at Uncommon Goods, we promise you won’t regret it.

Psst: If you choose to purchase an item on this list, LittleThings may receive a small cut. Each item and price is up to date at the time of publication; however, an item may be sold out or the price may be different at a later date.

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