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50 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Him Under $50

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Gifts for Guys Under $50_cover

Gifts for Guys

Finding the right gifts for the men in your life can be a challenge, but it doesn't need to be an exercise in tedium. Our guide features 50 inexpensive ideas, from grooming products to kitchen gadgets to fitness equipment, as well as novel suggestions sure to match the interests of just about anyone. Best of all, each is no more than $50. 

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The Original Stormy Kromer Hat
Stormy Kromer

The Original Stormy Kromer Hat

$33-$50 from Amazon
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Iconic as it is warm, the Original Stormy Kromer Hat is handmade in Michigan. Lined with cotton flannel, it comes in more than a dozen colors and six sizes to ensure a snug fit. An integrated ear band can be adjusted up or down depending on how chilly it is. 

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DIY Bacon Curing Kit
The Grommet

DIY Bacon Kit

$28 from The Grommet
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Help a bacon lover truly appreciate pork in all its glory. The Original Bacon Kit comes with a curing bag, the cure, maple sugar, a thermometer, and directions. All you need to add is 5 pounds of pork belly from your local butcher. The bacon can be made in an oven or a smoker, and the entire family can reap the benefits.

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Winston Set
Harry's

Harry's Engraved Shaving Kit

$25 from Harry's
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This set includes everything he needs for a clean, close shave: an aluminum razor, three blades, a travel cover, and foaming shave gel. You can save $15 if you don't want or need the engraving.

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Bushnell Falcon Binoculars
Amazon

Bushnell Falcon Binoculars

$32 from Amazon
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Hunters, hikers, campers, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds need a second set of eyes. Backed by the Bushnell brand, these lightweight Falcon series binoculars are built for outdoor wear and tear. They come with a case.

Star Wars Waffle Iron
Amazon
Myron Nixon Pitmaster Grill Tool
Amazon

Myron Mixen Pitmaster Grill Tool

$25 from Amazon
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This 3-in-1 grill-master tool slices, dices, and opens an ice cold beer. The only thing missing is a thermometer.

Onyx Coffee Labs Roaster Sampler Pack
Onyx Coffee Lab

Onyx Coffee Lab Roaster Sample Box

$30 from Amazon
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Onyx, based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has been roasting small-batch coffee beans since 2012. Since then, it has earned accolades from Food Network and won numerous awards. The sample pack gives him a taste of four different kinds of coffee beans from around the world.

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Bulletproof Glass
Amazon
Sirloin Steak
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Amazon Fire TV Stick
Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Stick

$40 from Amazon
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The Fire TV Stick is a media streaming device with a lot of processing power for the price. It's great for gamers, with access to thousands of apps and games. This newer model also comes equipped with an Alexa voice remote so he can "say it and play it."

BOMENNE Build-on Brick Mug
Amazon
Magnetic Beer Bottle Hanger for Sixpack
Amazon

Magnetic Bottle Holders

$11 from Amazon
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Beer enthusiasts will love these super-strong magnetic strips. Designed to suspend beverage bottles from the ceiling of a refrigerator, they help conserve precious fridge space by holding up a six-pack of brews, leaving plenty of room for snacks.

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Leatherman Squirt PS4 Keychain Multitool
Amazon

Leatherman Squirt PS4 Keychain Multitool

$40 from Amazon
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Never be caught unprepared for an emergency with this handy Leatherman keychain. It's got nine tools, including a bottle opener, file, and knife, plus pliers, scissors, screwdrivers, and a wire cutter. It's also available in three handle colors: red, blue, or black.

Laser Thermometer Gun
Home Depot

Laser Thermometer Gun

$28 from Home Depot
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Just point and shoot for instant temperature readings. Check the grill to see if it's ready for steaks; check the pool to see if it's as warm as the kids say; or check the engine block to see if it's safe to pull that radiator cap. A digital meat thermometer completes the package for a backyard barbecue.

Blue Sky Hammocks Mosquito Net Hammock
Home Depot
Mooray Sunglasses
Amazon

Mooray Men's Sport Polarized Sunglasses

$20 from Amazon
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For active men who love to hike, bike, and fish, these polarized sunglasses are ideal for blocking glare and keeping eyes protected.

Bitters Set
Amazon
Mous Phone Case
Mous

Wood iPhone Case

$20 from Moment
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This walnut wood case is distinctive and practical. Rubber bumpers protect from bumps, scrapes, and drops. The cases come in a range of materials, including black leather and shell, and sizes to fit a wide range of iPhones as well as popular Android models.

Bucket List Book
Amazon

'You Only Live Once' Bucket List Book

$20 from Amazon
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Lonely Planet's compendium of daily adventures will inspire anyone to seize the day and live life to the fullest.

Tile Mate Key Finder
Tile

Tile Mate

$25 from Amazon
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Tired of watching him tear up the house in search of his keys? He can attach this Bluetooth tracker, which has a range of 200 feet, and ring it with the Tile app when they get lost. If he loses his phone, pressing a button on the Tile Mate will force it to ring, even if it's on silent.

NERF Laser Ops Alphapoint Pro, 2 Pack
Amazon

Nerf Laser Ops Alphapoint Pro

$35 from Amazon
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For the man who's really just a kid at heart, this laser battle pack is the perfect way to brighten his day and have a little fun.

NCAA Collegiate Fleece Blanket
Amazon

NCAA Collegiate Fleece Blanket

Starts at $20 from Amazon
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Make him proud to show his school pride with a cozy fleece blanket from his alma mater.

Rocketbook Everlast
Amazon

Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook

$24 from Amazon
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Even pen-and-paper holdouts can go high-tech with the Rocketbook Everlast, which can easily send notes or sketches to a number of productivity apps, including Dropbox, Slack, and Evernote, to share them or keep them for posterity. The pages can be erased with a moist cloth and written on over and over again using a special kind of marker, pen, or highlighter.

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Sengled Solo Bluetooth JBL Speaker LED Bulb
Sengled

Sengled Smart LED With Bluetooth Speaker

$30 from Amazon 
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He'll marvel at the gift of wireless music packaged in an energy-efficient bulb that plugs into any standard lamp or light socket. Dual JBL speakers provide crisp, clear sound, and with LED efficiency, the bulb should last up to 17 years.

Related: 20 Cool and Creative Gifts for Music Lovers

bamboo pen
Amazon

Bamboo Engraved Pen

$34 from Amazon
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No need to shell out hundreds of dollars for a fancy pen such as a Montblanc. This unique pen comes with free engraving and features gold accents, as well as a two-tone wooden case that will class up any man's desk.

Guanciale - Cured Hog Jowl
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Guanciale

$6 from Olio & Olive
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Bacon now enhances nearly every type of food, from cupcakes to beer. Cooks often use pancetta, pork belly, or the standard smoked variety, but guanciale — cured meat from the jowl of a pig — would make a singular Christmas gift for a pork-loving foodie. Popular in central Italy but less known in the United States, guanciale is leaner and boasts a more pronounced flavor than bacon. Olio & Olive sells 4 ounces for $6 or 2 pounds for $30. 

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Megan Carn Dog Playing Cards
Anthropologie

Illustrated Dog Playing Cards

$21 from Anthropologie
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Does he love his pooch? Colorfully illustrated by artist Megan Carn, this 54-piece deck features a cast of furry faces in lieu of traditional court cards and French suits. An open-mouthed husky takes the place of the joker, standard poodles stand in for aces, and spades are swapped out for black labs in a series of charming substitutions that will make even losing players smile.

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Wrangler Rugged Wear Relaxed Fit Jeans
Wrangler

Wrangler Rugged Wear Relaxed Fit Jeans

$24 and up from Amazon 
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Rugged and reliable, Wrangler jeans are the perfect fit for a man who takes pride in hard work and appreciates clothes that will last.

DIY Hot Sauce Kit
Uncommon Goods
SnackCrate Monthly Subscription
SnackCrate

SnackCrate Monthly Subscription

$8 and up from SnackCrate
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Why would he munch on ordinary snacks when he can indulge in a sampling of sweet and savory yummies from Germany, the Philippines, or some other faraway land? A full-size starter subscription box contains 10 to 12 snacks (half-size boxes are also available) and new shipments arrive monthly.

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Waliki Toys Hopper Ball for Adults
Amazon

Waliki Toys Hopper Ball for Adults

$25 from Amazon
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Is a special someone looking longingly at your toddler's hopper ball? Get him his own. The 29-inch Waliki Toys Hopper Ball is specially made for grown-ups, with a sturdy handle. Made from PVC-free rubber, it includes a double-action pump for quick inflation and comes in several colors. Nab the plush version to make a dream of riding a perfectly round horse come true.

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Bagsmart Travel Cable Organizer
Amazon
Bear Paws meat shredder claws
Amazon

Bear Paws Shredder Claws

$13 from Amazon
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Unleash the barbecue beast within and give the gift of meat claws for preparing pulled pork. Strong enough to shred other kinds of slow-cooked, grilled, or smoked meat, the claws also can be used to pick up food and carve large pieces of meat without slippage. More than 9,000 reviewers award the claws an exceptional 4.7 stars.

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RavPower External Phone Charger
Amazon

Ravpower External Battery Charger

$24 from Amazon
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Great for that someone whose phone is always dying, this gadget charges a phone anywhere, extending its battery life. This particular model is compatible with the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and iPad. It has a standard USB port for charging e-readers and other devices, as well.

Weber RapidFire Chimney Starter
Walmart
Mr. Beer Homebrewing Kit
Amazon

Mr. Beer Premium Homebrewing Kit

$50 from Amazon
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This kit is the perfect gift to get a beer lover into the art of brewing at home. It comes with everything he needs, and reviewers say it's easy and fun to use.

Cordless Drill
Walmart

Hyper Tough Cordless Drill

$18 from Walmart
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Compact and lightweight, this cordless drill can easily and effortlessly handle any household task. It comes with a charging station and an LED work light, too.

Couch Caddy
Amazon

Couch Caddy

$19 from Amazon
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Everything a binge-watcher needs for a successful night on the sofa can be stashed in a handy organizer that sits right over the arm of most couches. It holds the remote, a cellphone, reading glasses, and much more in six pockets. There's even a snack tray for food and drinks.

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Zippo
What Do You Meme?
Amazon
Auto Putt System
Amazon

Club Champ Auto Putt System

$25 from Amazon
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If he's looking to practice his putting, this indoor golf set is a worthy gift. It's portable and easy to set up, and has a gravity return ball track.

Outdoor fire pit
Home Depot
Vinyl Coated Kettlebell
Amazon

Vinyl Coated Kettlebell

Starting at $18 from Amazon
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There are entire workouts built around kettlebells, but these compact wonders won’t take up much space at home. A flat bottom keeps them from rolling, while a textured handle helps even sweaty hands maintain a grip.

Prank gift card
Vat19

Prank Gift Card Set

$4 from Vat19
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Give him a laugh by wrapping a real gift card inside a prank box that advertises a not-so-relaxing massage offered by self-professed foot lover Barry del Greco.

Related: 32 Fun Gag Gifts

Bombas Vintage Stripe Calf Socks
Bombas

Bombas Vintage Stripe Calf Socks

$36 from Bombas
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Keep his feet comfy in style with these cushioned crew-length cotton socks, available in a choice of four different three-pack color combinations. This gift goes the extra mile: For every pair of socks Bombas sells, a pair is donated to a homeless shelter.

Philips Norelco OneBlade Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver
Amazon

Philips Norelco OneBlade

$30 from Amazon
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Keep his face fur looking neat with this rechargeable wet/dry electric shaver and trimmer from Philips. It comes with clipper guards to keep his beard trim and a novel blade to keep hairlines clean and stubble at bay.

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Rak Magnetic Wristband
Amazon

Magnetic Wristband

$17 from 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.

Knock Knock Original Personal Library Kit
Amazon

Knock Knock Original Personal Library Kit

$20 from Amazon 
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Perhaps you take your personal library so seriously that you want to check books in and out to your friends the way they used to do in public libraries. This kit comes with 20 return-date slips, 20 self-adhesive pockets, plus a date stamp and ink pad.

Related: 20 Clever and Creative Gifts for Book Lovers

Coffee Subscription Box
Trade Coffee

Coffee Subscription Box

$15 and up from Trade Coffee 
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A coffee snob loves nothing better than discovering local roasters and sampling their beans. Traveling across the country isn't terribly practical these days, so why not let the roasters come to him? Trade Coffee subscription service works with 50 noteworthy roasters like Cuvee Coffee in Austin, Caffe Vita in Seattle, and PT's Coffee Roasting Co. in Topeka, Kansas.

Holder
Uncommon Goods

Eye-Catching Eyeglasses Holder

$18 from Uncommon Goods
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Is he the type who loses his specs on the regular? This wooden holder measures just shy of 6 inches tall and provides a perfect perch for a pair of glasses. It's handmade in India, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the communities that produce them.