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25 Thrifty Gift Ideas for Men

Giving a guy a gift can be tricky, especially when you’re trying to stick to a budget. Here are 25 gift ideas that will help you come in at the right level and still put a smile on his face for a long time. These also make great add-on gifts if you’ve already gotten him other things and want to pad it a bit.

25 Thrifty Gift Ideas for Men


Here’s a great gift for a guy that likes to show off his chopstick skills but still likes the sensibility of a good old knife and fork. Here you’re getting a pair of chopsticks, a fork, and a knife to conquer any meal in style.


Grow Your Own Coffee

Here’s a way for him to grow his coffee from scratch. Talk about quality control, he doesn’t need to worry about fair trade issues or the price of a pound of coffee when he has his own supply. A great gift for the coffee loving guy in your life.


Forearm Forklift

Send him a message that you appreciate all of the heavy lifting he does for you, and that you want to help preserve his back. These make it so that two guys can lift just about anything and thanks to the leverage it creates they don’t have to break their backs.


Slingshot Flying Screaming Monkey

This screaming monkey is a lot of fun for anybody, and if you know your guy has a fun sense of humor or loves monkeys he’s sure to love this. He propels through the air slingshot style and let’s out a primate scream as he does so.

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Spider-Man Printed Duct Tape

Just because he likes to fix things around the home doesn’t mean he’s forgotten his childhood idols. Make DIY tasks a lot more fun by giving him this role of Spidey duct tape. Since duct tape is usually not the prettiest thing to look at, this colors it up.

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Business Card Holder

Give your man this stylish business card holder without having to spend a lot on it. This holder holds enough business cards for even the biggest networker out there, and he’ll be able to not only store his own for handing out but the ones he receives.

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Chocolate Bullets

These bullets can’t do any harm, as they’re made of pure chocolate. This is a great gift for the hunter in your life, as he’ll like the way they’re packaged and if he loves chocolate he’ll plow through these in no time. Yes, guys like chocolate too, maybe not as much was woman, but a lot.

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Working Hands Cream

Give this to the man that uses his hands for work each day. They’ll help get them back to being soft, smooth, and supple. Even though he won’t admit he likes it, he will, and it’s a gift that both of you can enjoy and benefit from.


Death Star Ice Mold

Here’s a gift that is sure to be well received by the Star Wars fan in your life. It makes Death Stars out of ice. This was the headquarters of the Empire and is a staple in the Star Wars universe, so he’s going to think this is great.


Utili-Key Multi-Tool

This is a tool he can keep on his keychain so he’ll always have it handy. It has six tools in one, so he can cut things, use it as a screwdriver, and more, and he won’t ever have to wonder where he put it. This just in: Guys love tools!

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Tent Light

For the camper this tent light is a great addition to just about any size tent. It will allow him to see out in the dark of the wilderness, lighting things up just enough to get things done in the tent before retiring for the night under the stars.


The Official BS Button

Every guy secretly wishes he had one of these, and if he’s ever made references to wanting a BS button for all of the times he calls it, this is perfect. It’s simple enough, and is oversized so he can easily push it at the right time.


Fedora Hat

It’s pretty cool that you can get a brand new fedora hat for less than $10. Let your man walk around in style with this hat, great for any guy that liked watching Breaking Bad because it resembles the hat that he wore in the show.


Pac-Man Heat Changing Mug

This mug changes from being plain black to having the game board from Pac-Man appear, complete with Pac-Man and all of the ghosts chasing him. As the coffee heats it up it lights up, and as he drinks it down it fades. This is a mug he’ll have fun using all year long.


Man Cave Rules

This is a great gift for the guy that has his own man cave. It lays out the rules that every proper Man Cave should have, including rules on what can and can’t be watched on the TV, and what sort of conversation topics are off limits.


Multifunctional Pen Holder

This pen holder has a lot going on, including a clock with the date and time, and compartments for everything you can think of. If he works at a desk he’ll definitely find this useful, and it might even help him clean up some clutter.

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Jelly Belly Cocktail Classics

These Jelly Belly jelly beans are pretty unique because they’re not your typical flavors like strawberry or pear, they’re inspired by cocktails, so they capture the essence of having a drink even though they don’t contain any alcohol. A fun gift for the candy lover.

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Professional Sports Bracelets

Help your man show his support for his favorite professional team with these officially licensed bracelets. They feature the logos from all of the hottest teams, so choose his favorite and you can’t go wrong. These can be worn while playing sports, when going to a game, or just anytime he wants.


Magnetic Wristband

This wristband is magnetic, so it will hold all of the nuts, bolts, nails and screws he needs while doing projects around the house. If you’ve ever seen him drop a nail or screw while hammering or drilling, get him this and watch him smile.


Farting Coin Drop Bank

Here’s a silly gift for the guy with a sense of humor. The sound of farts will always be funny to even the most discerning man, and this irreverent coin bank makes saving fun, if not a little smelly. Who knew saving up money could clear a room?


NERF Jolt Mini Blaster

Don’t be fooled by the age limit on this Nerf blaster. Guys still love to point and shoot guns, so let him have fun with this no matter how big of a kid he is. It may be small but it shoots darts up to 40 feet.


Novelty Bottle Opener

This bottle opener is having all the fun until he gets put to use. The way it’s shaped gives you leverage so you can easily pop the top off a bottle of beer. Most bottle openers are boring and not conversation starters, but this one is anything but and is sure to raise some questions.


Bacon Scented Air Freshener

For the bacon lover you can’t beat this air freshener that not only smells like bacon, but looks like it as well. He will be able to fill up his entire car or other area with the aroma of the classic smell of bacon. If you’re not sure if he’s a bacon fan, chances are he is.


Batman Night Light

There’s two ways he can take this gift: like Batman is watching over him at night and keeping him safe, or that he himself is Batman and this is his call. Whichever way he goes he’ll think this is awesome, trust us, Batman is an almost universally liked comic book hero and this is old school Batman.


Captain America Socks

Captain America was one of the most popular characters in the Avenger movie and he’s getting a sequel to his first movie. The popularity is soaring, and these socks are really something else. If he’s a comic book fan of any sort he’ll have a lot of fun with these.


8 DIY Gifts for Men

Leather Tool Roll

For less than $10 you can craft this leather tool roll and give him a handy place to hold his most used tools. The leather will keep them from getting banged around and scratched, and when it rolls up it’s a space saver.

Men’s Suit Gift Box

These gift boxes are decorated to look like they’re wearing men’s suits. You can fill them up with candy or small trinkets that will show how much you care. They are a great gift idea for men that wear suits every day for work.

Whiskey and Tobacco Soap

It may not sound very appealing, but the combination of whiskey and tobacco somehow works in this amazing soap. It’s a very manly gift that your guy is sure to appreciate, and is something that you can whip together on the cheap.

Healing Cuticle Balm

Even guys need to care for their cuticles, especially if they’re in a line of work where they’re using their hands a lot, like a construction worker. This balm protects them from further damage and heals up cuticles nicely.

Dapper Wine Bags

These wine bags come complete with a shirt and tie, and are just the right choice for holding a bottle of his favorite wine. He’ll love the novelty of it, and when he’s done with the bottle he can put it back in as a decorative piece.

Ampersand Shadow Box

This shadow box is very thoughtful, and represents the bod that you have together. You can put knickknacks on it from trips you’ve taken or other special times to make it more personalized and an even better gift.

Leather Bar and Drink Tags

These are a great gift for the guy that has his own home bar, as they’ll help keep all of the liquor bottles and drinks organized and labeled. Gifts like these work well because you’re playing off of an existing and established interest.

Ribbed Stocking Hat

This ribbed stocking hat is something he’s sure to get a lot of use out of as the winter season sets in. It’s easy to make, so if you’re not used to making apparel it’s a good project to get you started with but still turns out nice.


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