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25 Gifts for Men Under $50 to Give in 2019

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.

Best Life's editors have scoured the internet to bring you the best products out there, and we're hoping you'll love them as much as we do. Full disclosure: we may earn a commission for anything you purchase through links on this page, but that doesn't mean you'll pay more for them (we'd never do that to you!). Pricing and availability are accurate as of the piece's initial publication date, but it's the internet and we can't guarantee that these sweet, sweet deals will last forever, so scoop them up before someone else does!

This USB charging backpack

gray and black backpack plugged into iphone

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.

$32 at Amazon
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This clear ice cube maker

glass with whiskey and round ice cube next to blue ice cube mold
The Grommet

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.

$40 and up at The Grommet
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This make your own hot sauce kit

multi colored bottles of hot sauce on wooden cutting board
Uncommon Goods

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.

$35 at Uncommon Goods
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This beard grooming kit

beard oil, comb, brush, scissors, and pomade on black box

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.

$25 at Amazon
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This bocce ball set

bocce ball kit in gray bag
Dick's Sporting Goods

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.

$45 at Dick's Sporting Goods
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This three-cup food processor

white cuisinart 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.

$29 and up at Amazon
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These Adidas slides

black and white adidas slides
Urban Outfitters

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.

$45 at Urban Outfitters
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These wireless earbuds

black plastic case with two black wireless earbuds in it

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.

$130$50 at Amazon
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This "I drink and I know things" tumbler

clear glass tumbler with "That's what I do I drink and I know things" etched on it

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.

$22 at Amazon
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This three-piece knife set

butcher block with two knives in it and large chef's knife with black handle next to it

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.

$50$30 at Macy's
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This Lacoste wool beanie

black beanie with green lacoste alligator on the left edge

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.

$45 at Zappos
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This glass globe and barometer set

glass barometer and globe on wooden platform

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.

$47$35 at Amazon
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This cold brew coffee maker

cold brew coffee beaker with handle on white background

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.

$30 and up at Amazon
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This fair trade organic coffee

black bag of death wish coffee on white background

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.

$20 at Amazon
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This shiatsu back and neck massager

black shiatsu back and neck massager with red heat

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.

$46 at Amazon
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This wine cork map

wooden map of california with wine corks in it
Uncommon Goods

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.

$35 at Uncommon Goods
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These flannel-lined slippers

brown leather slippers with light brown topstitching
L.L. Bean

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.

$50 at L.L. Bean
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This game meat cookbook

Buck, Buck, Moose 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.

$25 at Amazon
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This game meat gift pack

multiple meat sticks on white background

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.

$21 at Amazon
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These aviator sunglasses

brown aviator sunglasses with gold frames

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.

$30 at Kohl's
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This leather belt

brown leather belt with silver buckle

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.

$45$33 at Macy's
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This plaid Thermos

red, black, and yellow plaid thermos with silver top on white background

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.

$15 at Amazon
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These faux leather oxfords

black leather lace up shoes

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.

$40 at DSW
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This RFID-blocking leather wallet

brown rfid wallet with credit cards on white background

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.

$40$30 at Amazon
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This set of three customized barbecue tools

set of three barbecue tools with engraved wooden handles on wood table next to flowers

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.

$32 at Etsy
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Sarah Crow
Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more
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