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Gifts for Guys Under 25_cover

Gift It Right

It can be tough to come up with fitting and reasonably priced gifts for the men on your list, from significant others to fathers, sons, brothers, and friends. Here are 25 ideas, each costing no more than $25, that deserve a place under the tree or in a Christmas stocking. There are options for foodies, hikers, hipsters, beer lovers, handymen, and more. Ready to spend a little more? Check out 50 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Him Under $50.

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Billy Jealousy Beard Envy Kit
Amazon

Beard Grooming Kit

Billy Jealousy Beard Envy Kit
$25 on Amazon
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Putting together the perfect gift for a dude with creative facial hair is actually fairly easy. This Billy Jealousy grooming kit includes beard wash, beard oil, and a bristle brush to keep his face fur neat.

Coffee Roaster
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Artisanal Coffee

Tantalizing Turkish Coffee Blend
$18 for 1 pound on Philz Coffee
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High-end coffee shops charge $4 or $5 for a cup of the liquid black gold, but a bag of coffee like Philz Coffee’s Tantalizing Turkish can yield about 40 (8-ounce) cups. Blue Bottle, Stumptown, Four Barrel, and Sightglass are other well-known roasters that sell mail-order coffee for $10 to $18 a bag, or find other ideas in 10 Local Coffee Roasters That Put Starbucks to Shame.

Related: Perk 'Em Up with These Great Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Craft Beer and Root Beer
Craft Beer Kings

Craft Beer and Root Beer

Deschutes Brewery Jubelale
$5 per 12 oz. bottle on Craft Beer Kings  
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The craft beer scene has exploded with top-notch brews in every state. Some beers may be too expensive or unusual for an ordinary evening, but they make excellent holiday gifts for the guy who eschews sports bar pours. This Deschutes winter ale, with its warm spiciness and deep garnet color, is perfect for a holiday beer. For someone who prefers something sweeter, Not Your Father's Root Beer from Small Town Brewery is a boozy (5.9%) root beer.

Related: Raise a Glass to These Gifts for Beer Lovers

Hot Sauce Sampler
World Market

Hot Sauce Sampler

Twelve Days of Hot Sauce Gift Set 
$25 at World Market
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Spice things up, literally, with hot sauce. There are hundreds to choose from, including this 12-sauce sampler, which runs from sweet and mild to melt-your-face-off hot. Or introduce him to a lesser-known Tabasco flavor such as garlic or sweet and spicy, available at the producer's very own country store.

Hyper Tough Cordless Drill
Walmart

Cordless Power Tool

Hyper Tough 18-Volt Cordless Drill
$20 from Walmart
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Help him unplug while working on home projects with cordless tools. Compact and lightweight, this 18-volt cordless drill easily handles any task at hand, but for less. It comes with a charging station and an LED work light.

Related: Show Some Brotherly Love with These Great Gifts for Brothers

VicTsing Shower Speaker, Wireless Waterproof Speaker
Amazon

Shower Speaker

VicTsing Mini Shower Speaker
$19 on Amazon
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Everyone sometimes needs a little extra energy in the morning, and music often does the trick. Save him from precariously balancing his smartphone somewhere near the shower by presenting a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. This one from VicTsing attaches to a shower wall with a suction cup and has a hook for hanging on the shower curtain rod. A similar speaker from SoundBot ($18 on Amazon) is also highly rated by scores of users.

Related: Cool and Creative Gifts for Music Lovers

Coddies Fish Flops
Coddies

Funny Flip-Flops

Coddies Classic Fish Flop
$24 on Coddies
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Want try a new angle for your favorite fisherman? A pair of these colorful flip-flops may leave him reeling, as his feet will have newfound allure. Fish Flops come in mackerel, goldfish, salmon, and tuna, and are made out of a lightweight anti-slip material.

Related: Fun Gag Gifts

Rak Magnetic Wristband
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Magnetic Wristband

RAK Magnetic Wristband 
$17 on Amazon
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A magnetic wristband is like a third hand during any DIY project. This one has 10 strong magnets that corral things like screws, nails, bolts, and drill bits, making home improvement that much easier.

NCAA Collegiate Fleece Blanket
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Collegiate Fleece Blanket

The Northwest Company NCAA Collegiate School Logo Fleece Blanket
$24 on Amazon
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Help him support his alma mater on chilly game days with a fleece NCAA blanket. At 45 by 60 inches, it's a great size for keeping cozy on the couch or at the stadium.

Organic Mushroom Grow Kit
Back to the Roots

Homegrown Mushrooms

Organic Mushroom Grow Kit
$25 from Back to the Roots
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Here's an idea for the man with a discerning palate and a way with pots and pans: a grow-your-own-mushrooms kit. The first harvest of gourmet, organic mushrooms should take less than two weeks after watering begins, although some buyers report that it can take longer. The kit yields more than a pound of pearl oyster mushrooms.

Related: The Best Gifts for Plant Lovers and Green Thumbs

Gerber Multitool
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Multitool

Gerber Dime Multi-Tool
$21 on Amazon
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This stainless-steel compact Gerber multitool is the ultimate in convenience for any self-professed handyman. It has 10 tools, including pliers, wire cutters, a knife, a bottle opener, a file, and a screwdriver.

Crew Socks
Amazon

Crew Socks

Darn Tough Coolmax Micro Crew Cushion Socks
$21 on Amazon
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Socks may seem like an afterthought of a gift, but choosing a quality pair will show you're on your toes. Darn Tough socks are made in the United States and guaranteed for life — a cut above the usual cotton-poly blends.

Ship of Smoke and Steel (The Wells of Sorcery Trilogy)
Amazon

A Good Book

Ship of Smoke and Steel (The Wells of Sorcery Trilogy) 
$8 on Amazon
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Ereaders and iPads may make the idea seem quaint, but unwrapping a new hardcover has a comforting feel about it. Top picks with guy appeal released this year include this young-adult pick, the first in a trilogy. For older readers, check out "A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World" ($14 on Amazon) and "The Whisper Man” ($11 on Amazon).

Related: Clever and Creative Gifts for Book Lovers

Zippo Black Hand Warmer
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Hand Warmer

Zippo Hand Warmer
$17 on Amazon
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Know a fellow who always complains that his hands are freezing? A hand warmer will really heat things up. This Zippo comes in several colors. He can fill it with lighter fluid and slip it into a pocket for up to 12 hours of toasty warmth.

Cocktail Mixers
Owl's Brew Mixer

Cocktail Mixers

Owl's Brew Cocktail Mixers
$13 on Owl's Brew
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A full bottle of liquor may be too pricey, but mixers are a cheap alternative. Bring out your guy's inner mixologist with tea-based mixers from Owl's Brew. Bitters are an important ingredient in many drinks. A classic like Peychaud's ($14 on Amazon) belongs in a Sazerac, while Bittermens Xocolatl Mole bitters ($24 on Amazon) lend a touch of chocolate spice to a cocktail. Willing to spend a bit more to complete the gift for the home bartender in your life? Be sure to check out the 20 Best Whiskeys Under $50.

Carhartt Watch Hat
Carhartt

Warm Winter Hat

Acrylic Watch Hat
$17 from Carhartt
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You see these hats everywhere because they’re just that warm and practical. Made of stretchy acrylic rib-knit fabric, they come in more than 20 colors.

Scratch-Off World Map
Amazon

Scratch-Off World Map

Luckies of London Ltd Scratch Travel Map
$19 on Amazon
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Is a man in your life a world traveler, or does he aspire to become one? Help him remember past trips or offer motivation to start packing with a scratch map. For each place visited, he scratches off the country, lotto-ticket style. Depending on the scope of his wanderlust, give a world map or a version that focuses on the United States ($30).

Bluetooth Tracker
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Bluetooth Tracker

Tile Mate 
$25 on Amazon
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Some guys just can't keep track of their keys and other essentials, making a lost-item finder a welcome and practical stocking stuffer. Tile Mate Bluetooth trackers have a range of up to 200 feet. Lost phone? Pressing a button on any Tile forces it to ring, even when it's on silent.

Related: The Hottest Tech Gifts This Holiday Season

Whiskey Stones
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Hiking Gear
Buff USA

Hiking Gear

BUFF Original Multifunctional Headwear
$20 from Buff USA
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Rather than just buying him more stuff, give the gift of an experience you can enjoy together. Wrap a map of national parks or a guide to local nature-rich spots in a pretty box and plan a hike at the location of his choosing. But also sweeten the deal with a versatile piece of hiking gear. The Buff is a multifunctional tube of moisture-wicking fabric that can be worn more than a dozen different ways. Users say it's indispensable for all types of outdoor activities.

Related: Get Going With These Great Gifts for Runners

Photo Ornament
Snapfish

Photo Ornament

Christmas Tree Ornaments and Keepsakes
$18 and up from Snapfish
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Find a photo of the two of you or a special place you've visited together and turn it into a keepsake. A nicely framed photo may be tried-and-true, but the digital age opens up an array of options. Snapfish is also a good source for inexpensive personalized gifts such as playing cards and coffee and travel mugs.

Related: The Best Gifts for Photographers from Newbies to Pros

Mini Maglite Pro
Amazon

Mini Flashlight

Maglite Mini PRO LED Flashlight
$18 on Amazon
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Brighten his life with a handy flashlight. One of the best-known manufacturers, Mag-Lite is based in California and makes its entire product line in America. The 226-lumen Mini Mag-Lite Pro, crafted from diamond-knurled aluminum, is a great stocking stuffer for anyone who needs a reliable flashlight to stash in a kitchen drawer or glove box. It also comes with a belt holster.

Cheddar and Caramel Corn, Garrett
Garrett Popcorn

Unique Bites

Sending a present to a family member who lives far away affords the chance to show off a signature local food. There's Garrett Popcorn from Illinois, for example, cheese straws from Mississippi, and chocolate-covered potato chips from North Dakota. Check local grocery or gourmet stores for tasty and novel ideas from your neck of the woods, and be sure to take a look at our roundup of 35 Beloved Regional Foods That Can Be Shipped to Your Doorstep.

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Walmart

Hamilton Beach Sandwich Maker

$25 from Walmart
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There's no need to sit in line at a fast-food place when they can make their own breakfast sandwiches at home in just five minutes. The removable nonstick parts can also be cleaned in the dishwasher.

Related: 25 Gifts Under $25 for Food Lovers

Sunprint Kit
Amazon