25 Gifts for Men Under $50
These budget-friendly gifts are sure to wow him this holiday season.
He's got a closet full of ties, he's full up on money clips, and, honestly, how many pairs of novelty socks does anyone really need? While you may feel like you've exhausted every possibility when it comes to buying gifts for the special guy in your life, there are still plenty of perfect presents out there he's sure to love. So whether you're shopping for your dad, your boyfriend, or your best bud, these thoughtful gifts for men under $50 are sure to make his holiday season bright.
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This USB charging backpack
The avid traveler in your life deserves a backpack that blends form and function while offering enough room for all his on-the-go essentials. Luckily, this backpack not only allows its wearer to charge his devices—it also has a reflective stripe for nighttime travel, and its large pocket doesn't have an obvious opening, making it practically theft-proof.
This clear ice cube maker
Whether he loves a 7 and 7 or has a terrific signature Old Fashioned recipe, any great cocktail deserves a great ice cube to complement it. This ice cube mold is ideal for creating perfectly clear spheres, adding some visual appeal to any drink.
This make your own hot sauce kit
Have a friend or family member who won't touch a meal without drowning it in hot sauce first? Then wow them this holiday season with this make your own hot sauce kit, which comes with ingredients to make ancho, cayenne, chili, and curry-based sauces.
This beard grooming kit
If that Movember mustache has evolved into a full-blown Grizzly Adams beard, get the guy sporting it this genius beard grooming kit, which will help him tame his facial hair in a hurry come Dec. 1.
This bocce ball set
Your friend who's always hosting parties deserves something a little more grown-up than a flip cup set-up to keep his guests entertained. Enter this bocce ball set, which comes with eight bocce balls, one pallino, and a carrying bag perfect for bringing the game on the go.
This three-cup food processor
Oversized appliances have no place in a tiny kitchen. For the amateur chef in your life who's lacking counter space, there's always this three-cup Cuisinart, which he can use to prepare everything from sauces to soups.
These Adidas slides
You don't have to shell out big bucks to give your special guy a gift that's big on style this year. Case in point: At $45, these Adidas slides look just as cool with dark jeans and a T-shirt as they do with a pair of gym shorts.
These wireless earbuds
Just because you don't want to spend AirPod money doesn't mean you can't get him a great techie gift this holiday season. These heavily discounted earbuds are great for the guy who doesn't like bulky headphones—and they've got more than 900 glowing five-star reviews on Amazon.
This "I drink and I know things" tumbler
Just because Game of Thrones is over doesn't mean the fans are over it. For the guy who's not ready to let go, this "I drink and I know things" tumbler might just be enough to tide him over until the Game of Thrones prequels are released.
This three-piece knife set
A good knife is essential for any chef, but many brands' blades are prohibitively pricey. The good news? This gorgeous butcher block set, which comes with a three-inch paring knife, a five-inch serrated blade, and an eight-inch chef's knife, is under $50. Plus, its classic design makes it pretty enough to leave out on your counter even when it's not in use.
This Lacoste wool beanie
Know a man who loves preppy style? Then look no further than this black ribbed Lacoste beanie, which comes with the company's signature alligator right on the front.
This glass globe and barometer set
That friend who never trusts his phone's weather app will be delighted by this gorgeous barometer set, helpful for personally predicting that upcoming storm from the safety and comfort of his desk.
This cold brew coffee maker
Give the coffee connoisseur in your life some extra incentive to get out of bed in the morning with this cold brew coffee maker. It's even got a lid so he can bring his favorite brew (or tea infusion) wherever he goes.
This fair trade organic coffee
Of course, you wouldn't want to get someone a coffee maker without some coffee, would you? For the guy who needs a little extra pick-me-up in the morning, get him fair trade organic Death Wish coffee, made from Arabica and Robusta beans, which has twice the strength of your average cup.
This shiatsu back and neck massager
Whether the man on your list has a highly physical job that causes him strain, or he just finds himself uncomfortable after hours at his desk, this back and neck massager is an ideal gift. With eight shiatsu massage modes and soothing heat, it will help ease those nagging aches and pains.
This wine cork map
The amateur sommelier in your life should have a hipper way of remembering all those great bottles than keeping them in a bag on top of the fridge. Give him a map in the shape of his home state, and he'll have the perfect place to store those corks, plus an easy way to remember all the great occasions they went along with.
These flannel-lined slippers
It's only getting chillier outside, which means there's no time like the present to stock up on cold weather essentials. With a flannel lining and leather exterior, these sleek slippers are the perfect way to help any man on your list avoid freezing his toes off when he gets out of bed.
This game meat cookbook
Whether he's a game hunter or just a fan of unusual eats, this cookbook is sure to thrill the avowed carnivore in your life. With over 100 recipes from 6 continents, it's bound to have something to please even the pickiest palate.
This game meat gift pack
Of course, if he's not much of a cook, there's a simple alternative to suit those meat cravings. This 15-piece jerky pack has everything from ostrich to alligator to wild boar, satisfying even the most adventurous appetites.
These aviator sunglasses
Designer sunglasses are rarely budget-friendly, but that doesn't mean you can't get big style when you're working with limited funds. These shades have all the pizazz of a pricier pair, but for only $30.
This leather belt
If he's got enough ties, boxers, and socks to last a lifetime, get him an accessory that's a little more fashionable this holiday season. This belt is made from real leather, has a nickel-finish buckle, and features stylish topstitching, making it an appropriate addition to any outfit.
This plaid Thermos
Whether he's bringing coffee to work or hot cocoa to a ski trip, this vacuum-insulated plaid Thermos will keep his preferred beverage hot for hours. And thanks to its retro-inspired plaid exterior, nobody will mistake it for their own when it's stashed in the office fridge.
These faux leather oxfords
If his favorite sneakers don't exactly scream "actual adult," take this holiday season as an opportunity to give his footwear collection the upgrade it deserves. These faux leather oxfords look every bit as luxe as the real deal, but their cruelty-free materials make them a great choice for animal lovers.
This RFID-blocking leather wallet
You don't have to spend big bucks at a department store to get the special guy on your list a great wallet. This bifold wallet has RFID-blocking ability, is made of genuine leather, and comes in eight colors. Added bonus: if you buy two, you can get 10 percent off your purchase.
This set of three customized barbecue tools
Does your dad, best buddy, or boyfriend consider himself the general of the grill, the admiral of asado, the boss of the BBQ? If so, there's no time like the present to give him the tools he needs for grilling season, like this three-piece, including tongs, a spatula, and a grill fork, all of which have customizable wooden handles.