50 Unique Gift Ideas Under $50 for Him
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50 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Him Under $50

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50 Unique Gift Ideas Under $50 for Him
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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 under $50. 

Prices and availability are subject to change.

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'Star Wars' Death Star Waffle Maker
Amazon

Star Wars Waffle Iron

Price: $40 from Amazon
Buy It
Fans of the Star Wars franchise looking forward to the next installment, “Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker,” will be thrilled to make waffles shaped like the Death Star.

Winston Set
Harry's

Harry's Engraved Shaving Kit

Price: $40 from Harry's
Buy It
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.

DIY Bacon Curing Kit
The Grommet

DIY Bacon Kit

Price: $28 from The Grommet
Buy It
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.

Bushnell Falcon Binoculars
Amazon

Bushnell Falcon Binoculars

Price: $30 from Amazon
Buy It
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.

Maple & Rosewood Engraved Pen and Box
Executive Gift Shoppe

Maple and Rosewood Engraved Pen

Price: $29 from Amazon
Buy It
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.

Bulletproof Glass
Amazon

'Bulletproof' Glass

Price: $20 from Amazon
Buy It
The only thing more outrageous than this rocks glass, handmade in the U.S.A. by BenShot, is the story he'll tell his friends about it.

Related: 20 Best Whiskeys Under $50

Amazon Fire TV Stick
Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Price: $25 from Amazon
Buy It
Cheapism's pick for best cheap media streaming device, the Fire TV Stick boasts strong processing power and is great for gamers, as it has 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.”

Rockdove Down Memory Foam Slippers
Amazon

Rockdove Down Memory Foam Slippers

Price: $30 from Amazon
Buy It
With a nonslip hard sole, these cozy-as-anything slippers double as shoes in a pinch for that quick jaunt to the mailbox first thing in the morning.

Bitters Set
Amazon

Cocktail Bitters Set

Price: $35 from Amazon 
Buy It
This set of craft bitters from Hella Cocktail Co. makes the perfect gift for the drinker committed to quality. There are five flavors to try: aromatic, smoked chili, citrus, ginger, and orange.

Myron Nixon Pitmaster Grill Tool
Amazon

Myron Mixen Pitmaster Grill Tool

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

Bucket List Book
Amazon
Infrared Laser Thermometer Gun
Amazon

Laser Thermometer Gun & Temperature Probe Set

Price: $22 from Amazon
Buy It
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

Blue Sky Mosquito Net Hammock

Buy on HomeDepot  $49.99

Price: $50 from Home Depot
Buy It
This stretchable hammock has a built-in insect net that offers pest protection for relaxing in the great outdoors (aka the backyard).

Omaha Steaks Warm Welcome Collection
Omaha Steaks

Omaha Steaks Most Wonderful Time Sampler

Price: $45 from Amazon
Buy It
Give the gift of a fancy dinner courtesy of Omaha Steaks. This sampler includes two top sirloins, two boneless pork chops, four burgers, four gourmet jumbo franks, and a pound of steakhouse fries. The food is flash-frozen and ships for free in the U.S.

Tile Mate Key Finder
Tile

Tile Mate

Price: $25 from Amazon
Buy It
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.

Magnetic Beer Bottle Hanger for Sixpack
Amazon

Magnetic Bottle Holders

Price: $20 from Amazon
Buy It
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.

Agloves Grip Touchscreen Gloves
Amazon

Agloves Grip Touchscreen Gloves

Price: $12 from Amazon
Buy It
With touchscreen gloves, people who live in colder climates can operate a smartphone without exposing their hands to the elements. These have 10-finger functionality as well as grippy dots on the palms for easy device handling.

Guanciale - Cured Hog Jowl
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Guanciale

Price: $6 from Olio & Olive
Buy It
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 U.S., guanciale is leaner and boasts a more pronounced flavor than bacon. Olio & Olive sells 4 ounces for $5 or 2 pounds for $24.

Rocketbook Everlast
Amazon

Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook

Price: $29 from Amazon
Buy It
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.

Padauk Wood iPhone Case
Carved

Wood iPhone Case

Price: $37 from Carved
Buy It
Designed and handmade in Indiana, Carved Traveler cases are distinctive and practical. Rubber bumpers protect from bumps, scrapes, and drops. The cases come in a range of materials, including hardwoods and resins, and sizes to fit a wide range of iPhones as well as popular Android models.

Sengled Solo Bluetooth JBL Speaker LED Bulb
Sengled

Sengled Smart LED With Bluetooth Speaker

Price: $30 from Amazon 
Buy It
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.

Wrangler Rugged Wear Relaxed Fit Jeans
Wrangler

Wrangler Rugged Wear Relaxed Fit Jeans

Price: $29 from Amazon 
Buy It
Rugged and reliable, Wrangler jeans are the perfect fit for a man who takes pride in hard work and appreciates clothes that will last.

Mooray Sunglasses
Amazon

Mooray Men's Sport Polarized Sunglasses

Price: $18 from Amazon
Buy It
For active men who love to hike, bike, and fish, these polarized sunglasses are ideal for blocking glare and keeping eyes protected.

NCAA Collegiate Fleece Blanket
Amazon

NCAA Collegiate Fleece Blanket

Price: $25 from Amazon
Buy It
Make him proud to show his pride with a cozy fleece blanket from his alma mater.

Bear Paws meat shredder claws
Amazon

Bear Paws Shredder Claws

Price: $13 from Amazon
Buy It
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 2,500 reviewers award the claws an exceptional 4.7 stars.

Bagsmart Travel Cable Organizer
Amazon

Bagsmart Travel Cable Organizer

Price: $18 from Amazon
Buy It
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.

Weber RapidFire Chimney Starter
Walmart

Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

Buy on Walmart  $16.99

Price: $17 from Walmart
Buy It
Most barbecue aficionados will tell you that charcoal beats gas any day. Help him get grilling quickly with this chimney starter.

RavPower External Phone Charger
Amazon

Ravpower External Battery Charger

Price: $30 from Amazon
Buy It
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.

Zippo Hand Warmer
Amazon

Zippo Hand Warmer

Price:$14 from Amazon
Buy It
If gloves aren't warm enough, a Zippo hand warmer will really heat things up. He can fill it with lighter fluid, slip it into a pocket, and get up to 12 hours of toasty heat.

Mr. Beer Homebrewing Kit
Amazon

Mr. Beer Premium Homebrewing Kit

Price: $44 from Amazon
Buy It
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

Buy on Walmart  $16.84

Price: $18 from Walmart
Buy It
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.

Lend Me Your Ears: Greatest Speeches in History
Amazon

William Safire's 'Lend Me Your Ears'

Price: $26 from Amazon
Buy It
Inspire greatness with this collection of history's greatest speeches, a gift that celebrates the eloquence and wisdom of the spoken word.

Waliki Toys Hopper Ball for Adults
Amazon

Waliki Toys Hopper Ball for Adults

Price: $25 from Amazon
Buy It
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 horse or a unicorn come true.

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Amazon

Couch Caddy

Price: $14 from Amazon
Buy It
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

Zippo Lighter

Price: $13 from Amazon
Buy It
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.

The Original Stormy Kromer Hat
Stormy Kromer

The Original Stormy Kromer Hat

Price: $45 from Amazon
Buy It
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.

What Do You Meme?
Amazon

What Do You Meme?

Price: $30 from Amazon
Buy It
If he's already a master of "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.

Auto Putt System
Walmart

Club Champ Auto Putt System

Buy on Walmart  $28.49

Price: $20 from Walmart
Buy It
If he's looking to practice his putt, this indoor golf set is a worthy gift. It's portable and easy to set up, and has a gravity return ball track.

Cabela's Wool Socks
Cabela's

Cabela's Men's Wool Boot Socks

Price: $20 from Cabela's
Buy It
Stay warm and dry in these lightweight, cushioned wool socks. They wick away sweat, provide added arch support, and have reinforced heels and toes for long-term durability. Ribbed tops also guard against slippage.

Nerf Laser Ops
Walmart

Nerf Laser Ops Alphapoint Pro

Buy on Walmart  $28.98

Price: $35 from Walmart
Buy It
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.

Mainstays Fire Pit
Walmart

Mainstays Fire Pit

Buy on Walmart  $46.85

Price: $47 from Walmart
Buy It
Warm up on the patio the old-fashioned way with this economical 30-inch fire pit from Walmart. It comes with a mesh lid to keep sparks to a minimum and a weather-resistant PVC cover.

Gold's Gym Kettlebell
Walmart

Weider Cast-Iron Kettlebell

Price: $8 and up from Walmart
Buy It
Trendy kettlebell workouts are a great way to stay fit at home. These durable cast-iron kettlebells have a wide, easy-to-grip handle and come in several weights from 10 to 30 pounds. Give him a few in varying weights for under $50.

Prank gift card
Vat19

Prank Gift Card Set

Price: $4 from Vat19
Buy It
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.

DIY Hot Sauce Kit
Uncommon Goods

DIY Hot Sauce Kit

Price: $35 from Uncommon Goods
Buy It
Does he like a little spice? He can make his own hot sauce with this DIY kit, which comes with spices, three pepper varieties, vinegar, gloves, and empty condiment bottles.

Rak Magnetic Wristband
Amazon

Magnetic Wristband

Price: $16 from Amazon
Buy It
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.

Hatu Build-on Brick Mug
Amazon

Hatu Build-on Brick Mug

Price: $8 from Amazon
Buy It
This mug is the perfect gift for any guy who held onto his childhood Legos. Stick on a minifig or go wild and build it out!

Onyx Coffee Labs Roaster Sampler Pack
Onyx Coffee Lab

Onyx Coffee Lab Roaster Sample Box

Price: $30 from Amazon
Buy It
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.

Related: 10 Local Coffee Roasters That Put Starbucks to Shame

SnackCrate Monthly Subscription
SnackCrate

SnackCrate Monthly Subscription

Price: $26 from SnackCrate
Buy It
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.

Bombas Vintage Stripe Calf Socks
Bombas

Bombas Vintage Stripe Calf Socks

Price: $36 from Bombas
Buy It
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 Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver

Price: $36 from Amazon
Buy It
Keep his face fur looking neat with this rechargeable wet/dry shaver and trimmer from Philips Norelco. It comes with clipper guards to keep his beard trim and a novel blade to keeps hairlines clean and stubble at bay.

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Leatherman Squirt PS4 Keychain Multitool
Amazon

Leatherman Squirt PS4 Keychain Multitool

Price: $35 from Amazon
Buy It
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.