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50 Unique Gift Ideas for Guys Under $50

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Gifts for Guys

Finding the right gift for your dad, brother, husband, son, or any man in your life can be a challenge, but it doesn't need to be an exercise in tedium. Our gift guide for men 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 gift is no more than $50. 


Prices and availability are subject to change.


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DIY Bacon Curing Kit
Amazon

DIY Bacon Kit

$30 from Amazon
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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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Bucket List Book
Amazon
NERF Laser Ops Alphapoint Pro, 2 Pack
Amazon
Coffee Subscription Box
Trade Coffee

Coffee Subscription Box

$16 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, 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.


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Bagsmart Travel Cable Organizer
Amazon

Bagsmart Travel Cable Organizer

$19 and up from Amazon
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Perfect for the digital nomad who never leaves home without his laptop, phone, and a cluster of adapters and chargers to power and connect them, this handy organizer will help tame the cable chaos once and for all. 

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Amazon

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

$30 from Amazon
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There is something amazing about a sandwich: So many different flavors in your mouth all at once. The Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker is one of the top-rated products on Amazon, and most users say it's a cinch to use and fairly easy to clean. 


Related: The Best Gifts for Men Who Like to Cook

SnackCrate Monthly Subscription
SnackCrate

SnackCrate Monthly Subscription

$13 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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Custom Pet Canvas
Crown & Paw

Custom Pet Canvas

Price varies from Crown & Paw
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The guy who can’t stop yapping about his pets won’t be able to resist some custom artwork of his dog or cat in period dress or some other ridiculous costume. And, while not everything at Crown & Paw is under $50, there's plenty to choose from that is. Themes include Renaissance, film and TV, sports and hobbies, and more.


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Zippo

Zippo Lighter

$17 and up from Amazon
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This windproof lighter is an American classic that comes with a lifetime guarantee: If it ever stops working, he can send it back and the company will fix it for free.

DIY Hot Sauce Kit
Uncommon Goods
Auto Putt System
Amazon
Philips Norelco OneBlade Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver
Amazon

Philips Norelco OneBlade

$38 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.

Rak Magnetic Wristband
Amazon

Magnetic Wristband

$20 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.

Bear Paws meat shredder claws
Amazon

Bear Paws Shredder Claws

$13 and up 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.

BOMENNE Build-on Brick Mug
Amazon

Bomenne Build-on Brick Mug

$20 from Amazon
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This mug is the perfect gift for any guy who held onto his childhood Legos or loves to spend hours with the kids and their building blocks. Stick on a minifig or go wild and build it out!

Mooray Sunglasses
Amazon

Mooray Men's Sport Polarized Sunglasses

$22 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.

Embroidered Baseball Hat
Harding Lane

Embroidered Baseball Hat

$38 from Harding Lane
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Baseball hats get used, especially when they're high quality, have a cool design, and will last a long time. These needlepoint-logo hats are all that and more, and they're available in more than five dozen designs, including athletic and nature themes and the U.S. flag. Designs sell out quickly, though, so don't hesitate if you see one in stock that you like.

G4Free Large Camping Hammock with Mosquito Net
Amazon

G4Free Mosquito Net Hammock

$43 and up from Amazon
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This two-person pop-up hammock has a built-in insect net that offers pest protection for relaxing in the great outdoors (aka the backyard).

Marathon Course Map Print
Run Ink

Marathon Course Map Print

$18 and up from Run Ink
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Running a marathon is an accomplishment to be proud of. Give him a reminder of that memorable race that will look good on any wall. Run Ink offers maps of literally hundreds of marathons in the United States, Canada, and overseas, plus triathlon routes and custom maps, too.


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Star Wars Waffle Iron
Amazon

Star Wars Waffle Iron

$45 from Amazon
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Fans of the Star Wars franchise will be thrilled to make waffles shaped like Darth Vader. If the bad guy doesn't do it for him, consider the Death Star waffle maker instead. 

 

A Man, A Pan, A Plan
Amazon

A Man, A Pan, A Plan

$10 from Amazon
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Let’s be honest: Some guys truly are clueless in the kitchen. If he's one of them, don’t despair. Gift ’em a copy of this cookbook, which contains recipes for 100 one-pan recipes. (We’ll work on his dishwashing skills next year ...)

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Harry's
Bushnell Falcon Binoculars
Amazon

Bushnell Falcon Binoculars

$33 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.

Based on the Novel by Stephen King T-shirt by Rebel Panda
Etsy

'Based on the Novel...' T-Shirt

$14 and up from Etsy
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For that guy who has seen every Stephen King movie, read his every book, and can never, ever get enough thrills and chills, there's this cotton T-shirt. It's available in seven colors and in sizes from small to 3XL.

Leatherman Rev Multitool
Amazon

Leatherman Rev Multitool

$50 from Amazon
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Never be caught unprepared for an emergency with this handy Leatherman pocket-sized tool. It's got 14 tools, including a bottle opener, file, and knife, plus pliers, scissors, screwdrivers, and a wire cutter. 

Sengled Solo Bluetooth JBL Speaker LED Bulb
Sengled

Sengled Smart LED With Bluetooth Speaker

$45 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.


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Rocketbook Everlast
Amazon

Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook

$17 and up 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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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.

Wrangler Rugged Wear Relaxed Fit Jeans
Amazon

Wrangler Rugged Wear Relaxed Fit Jeans

$19 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.

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.

Laser Thermometer Gun
Amazon

Laser Thermometer Gun

$28 from Amazon
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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.

Weber RapidFire Chimney Starter
Walmart

Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

$26 from Walmart
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Most barbecue aficionados will tell you that charcoal beats gas any day. Help him get grilling quickly with this chimney starter.

Couch Caddy
Amazon

Couch Caddy

$17 and up 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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Sirloin Steak
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Omaha Steaks Sirloin

$50 and up from Omaha Steaks
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Give him the gift of a fancy dinner courtesy of Omaha Steaks. This package includes four naturally aged sirloin steaks. The food is flash-frozen and ships for free in the United States.

Tactical Pen
Amazon

Tactical Pen

$19 and up from Amazon
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He can tap into his inner MacGyver with this tactical pen, which is milled from aircraft-grade aluminum. The pen doubles as an emergency glass-breaker and has a bottle opener and flashlight built in. (Sounds cool, huh?)


Vinyl Coated Kettlebell
Amazon

Vinyl Coated Kettlebell

$17 and up 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.

Bombas Vintage Stripe Calf Socks
Bombas

Bombas Vintage Stripe Calf Socks

$42 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.

Vintage Camera 1953 Patent Poster Print
Amazon

Vintage Camera 1953 Patent Poster Print

$14 from Amazon
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There’s something about technical drawings and architectural renderings that just look so cool. Give a gearhead one of these 11-by-14-inch art prints inspired by original patent documents. Options run the gamut from architecture to consumer electronics, fashion, and toys.

The Original Stormy Kromer Hat
Amazon

The Original Stormy Kromer Hat

$33 and up 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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'The Serial Killer Cookbook'
Amazon

'The Serial Killer Cookbook'

$16 from Amazon
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What did John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and other infamous death row inmates have for their last meals? This book answers that question and also includes recipes and more true crime trivia. Perfect for a fellow who's known for a dark sense of humor and morbid curiosity.

Electronic Tire-Pressure Gauge
Amazon

Electronic Tire-Pressure Gauge

$10 and up from Amazon
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Forget those old pencil tire-pressure gauges. Electronic gauges with digital readouts are more precise and easier to read. This stocking stuffer is especially useful for a driver with an older car that lacks a built-in tire-pressure monitor — remember, properly inflating tires extends tread life and helps with gas mileage.


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Knock Knock Original Personal Library Kit
Amazon

Knock Knock Original Personal Library Kit

$23 from Amazon
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Perhaps he takes his personal library so seriously that he wants to check books in and out to 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.


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Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen)
Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Stick

$40 from Amazon
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The latest Fire TV Stick boasts strong processing power for fast streaming. It also comes equipped with an Alexa voice remote so he can "say it and play it."

What Do You Meme?
Amazon

What Do You Meme?

$30 from Amazon
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If he's over Cards Against Humanity, get him the next runaway party hit for grown-ups. Play by pairing the caption cards with photos from some of the web's most familiar memes, and the judge decides who has the most hilarious twosome.

Wireless Charging Station
Amazon

Wireless Charging Station

$35 and up from Amazon

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For men who are into their gadgets, this 3-in-1 charging station is capable of charging multiple devices at once. Add some juice to your phone, Apple watch, and Airpods all at once. 

Wood Bluetooth Portable Speaker
Amazon

Wood Bluetooth Portable Speaker

$50 from Amazon

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Made from one piece of natural wood, this sleek and woodsy portable speaker will let him take his music on the go. It works up to 33 feet away from the connected device up, and is small enough to slip into a backpack. 

Classic Turkish Cotton Slippers
Parachute Home

Classic Turkish Cotton Slippers

$39 from Parachute

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Known for its plush bathrobes and loungewear, Parachute also makes incredibly comfortable slippers that anyone would be happy to putter around in. This breathable pair is made with terry fabric and ribbed rubber soles. 

SOMA Double Wall Brew Bottle
Amazon

SOMA Double Wall Brew Bottle

$39 from Amazon

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Does the man in your life love pour over coffee? Freshly brewed tea? Cold brew? This brew bottle does it all, featuring a stainless steel filter that brews whatever coffee or tea he's in the mood for that day.  

Herschel Chapter Toiletry Kit
Amazon

Herschel Chapter Toiletry Kit

$29 and up from Amazon

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With 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon, this shopper favorite receives rave reviews for its well-made design and spacious interior. Choose from more than 25 colors.

Cast Iron Garlic Roaster
Uncommon Goods

Cast Iron Garlic Roaster

$25 from Uncommon Goods

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Sure, it's incredibly specialized, but for the man that loves garlic, this cast iron garlic roaster will be well-used. It even features a silicone tool that helps squeeze out each clove to avoid burned fingers.