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Cheap But Cool Gifts for Men

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Gifts for Guys Under 25_cover

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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 some of our favorite gift ideas for foodies, hikers, hipsters, beer lovers, handymen, and more, each costing no more than $25.


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Dungeons & Dragons 100 Postcards Set
Always Fits

Dungeons & Dragons 100 Postcards Set

$22 from Always Fits

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This collection of postcards features 50 iconic images (lotsa dragons, not surprisingly) from the legendary role-playing game.

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A Pixel of My Childhood Notebook
Always Fits

A Pixel of My Childhood Notebook

$13 from Always Fits

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The perfect stocking stuffer for an old-school gamer who's always jotting down notes, this notebook has 144 pages (unlined, lined or gridded). It measures 5.5 by 8.25 inches.

Hyper Tough Cordless Drill
Walmart
FlowFold Essentialist ID Case Wallet
L.L.Bean Inc.

FlowFold Essentialist ID Case Wallet

$20 from L.L.Bean

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This made-in-Maine traveler's wallet has a mesh side panel for an ID, plus a zippered inner pouch, and a corner gear loop to attach it to a backpack. 

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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Retro Sports Jigsaw Puzzle
The Grommet

Retro Sports Jigsaw Puzzle

$20 and up from The Grommet

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These 500-piece puzzles are the perfect gift for any baseball or football fan (college or pro). Choose his favorite team and have it printed on either heavyweight cardboard or wood.

Coffee Roaster
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Artisanal Coffee

$18.50 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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Portable Bonfire
The Grommet

Portable Bonfire

$22 and up from The Grommet

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It's the perfect stocking stuffer for the outdoorsy, build-a-fire kind of guy who can't actually build a fire. These soy wax-based mini-campfires burn for 3 to 5 hours. 

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Walmart

Hamilton Beach Sandwich Maker

$25 from Target
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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.


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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.

Sunprint Kit
Amazon
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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InnovativeMap Scratch-Off World and U.S. Map Posters
Amazon

InnovativeMap Scratch-Off World and U.S. Map Posters

$15 from Amazon

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Give your favorite world traveler a chance to check off his adventures with this map duo set. The set includes a large world map and smaller U.S. map, plus a scratch tool, memory stickers to pin each new trip, and a magnifying strip so the smallest details loom larger.

Gerber Multitool
Amazon

Multitool

$23 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.


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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.

Homegrown Mushrooms
Amazon

Homegrown Mushrooms

$15 and up from Amazon
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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.


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Soundbot Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Amazon
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

$20 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.

Whiskey Stones
Amazon
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.

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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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.

Kirkland Signature Golf Balls
Costco
Hicoup Waiter's Corkscrew
Amazon
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.