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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 29 great gift ideas for foodies, hikers, hipsters, beer lovers, handymen, and more, each costing no more than $25.


Prices and availability are subject to change.


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Coddies Fish Flops
Amazon

Funny Flip-Flops

$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.


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Sunprint Kit
Amazon
Gerber Multitool
Amazon
Homegrown Mushrooms
Amazon
Hiking Gear
Buff USA

Hiking Gear

$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.


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Carhartt Watch Hat
Carhartt

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.

Zippo Black Hand Warmer
Amazon

Hand Warmer

$18 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.

Anker Power Core 5000
Amazon

Backup Power Supply

$17 and up from Amazon
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If he's not going to text you back, at least make sure they can't use a dead phone as an excuse. A great stocking stuffer, this compact little external battery has enough juice to charge most phones twice.

Scratch-Off World Map
Amazon
NCAA Collegiate Fleece Blanket
Amazon

Collegiate Fleece Blanket

$23 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.

Rak Magnetic Wristband
Amazon

Magnetic Wristband

$16 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.

Cocktail Mixers
Uncommon Goods

Cocktail Mixers

$25/three on Uncommon Goods
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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 ($15 on Amazon) belongs in a Sazerac, while Bittermens Xocolatl Mole bitters ($18 on Amazon) lend a touch of chocolate spice to a cocktail. 


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Whiskey Stones
Amazon
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 Beloved Regional Foods That Can Be Shipped to Your Doorstep


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

A Good Book

$8 on Amazon
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Kindles 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" ($12 on Amazon) and "The Whisper Man” ($12 on Amazon).


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Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Walmart
Billy Jealousy Beard Envy Kit
Amazon

Beard Grooming 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

$18 from 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.


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Craft Beer and Root Beer
Craft Beer Kings

Craft Beer and Root Beer

$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.


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Hot Sauce Sampler
World Market

Hot Sauce Sampler

$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
Crew Socks
Amazon

Crew 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.

Bluetooth Tracker
Amazon

Bluetooth Tracker

$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.


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Photo Ornament
Snapfish

Photo Ornament

$18 and up from Snapfish
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True, Christmas is several months away, but it's never to early to get a jump on your holiday shopping. 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.

Soundbot Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Amazon
Kirkland Signature Golf Balls, 24 Count
Costco

Golf Balls

$25 from Costco
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Savvy golfers know that Costco's golf balls are a dead ringer for pricier brands such as Titleist, but at a fraction of the price. Wrap up a couple dozen for a much-appreciated contribution to his stash.


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Waiters Corkscrew
Amazon
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Cold Beer Coats
Uncommon Goods

Cool Koozies

$13 from Uncommon Goods
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Keep his beer looking cool as it stays ice cold in one of these puffer coat koozies. The bicolor can holders are available in navy and yellow or plum and teal.