You don’t have to spend a lot to get a cool gift for your guy friends and family members. In fact, some of the coolest gifts you can get him are under $50. No matter what his likes and interests are, you can find the perfect gift for any occasion without breaking the bank.
A set of whiskey stones makes an elegant gift for any guy who enjoys the occasional nightcap. Nine grey whiskey stones are made from natural soapstone, making them as elegant as they are functional. Use them to chill your beverage without watering it down.Prices Vary
When camping, hiking, kayaking canoeing, and embarking on all manner of outdoor sports, having access to clean water is a constant concern. The LifeStraw Personal Water Purifier is the ideal personal water filtration solution. Don’t let him leave the house or lodge without it.
Whether he’s on a camping trip or enjoying a celebration, he can sneak a drink with the rugged Stanley Classic Flask. It’s easy to store in pockets and camping packs, and features a wide mouth for easy pouring. If it’s a gift, you can make use of the engraving space on the bottom.
For the card shark, illusionist, poker player, or anyone who enjoys the darker side of things, this deck of black playing cards features stunning artwork and a cool, mysterious vibe.
You can never have too many guitar picks, and with the pick punch, you’ll never have to worry about running out. Use it to make real, useable guitar picks out of old hotel keys, credit cards, ID cards, and more.
Itching to take a vacation? Throughout your travels, scratch out your location on the Scratch Map to mark the places you’ve been and learn some fun travel trivia along the way.
For guys who love their tech toys, a batch of electronics cleaning putty is the best gift they can get. It cleans computers, keyboards, office equipment, and all sorts of electronics and gadgets.
Take him back to his playful youth days with a soft football. A rubber grip and laces make it easy to catch and throw, and bright colors make the game more fun.
It’s great for playing ball with the kids, or for when the guys want to feel like kids themselves.
Men love their tools, and a tool that acts as many tools is a sure bet when it comes to gift-giving. The Crescent Odd Job Multi-Tool acts as a hefty steel hammer, soft-faced mallet, nail puller, screwdriver, and so much more.
Give him the gift that lets him make a tangible version of the memories held in his iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Mosaic is a unique app that lets him choose his favorite photos and make a stunning photo book that he can enjoy with his friends and loved ones.
Campfire cologne gives him a little taste of the outdoors when he’s cooped up inside or stuck at the office. It burns similar to incense, releasing a wonderful, woodsy aroma that’ll bring him back to simpler times around the campfire.
Pro and aspiring photographers will have even more of a reason to enjoy their morning coffee; the In Focus mug looks just like a camera lens. Even better: it’s dishwasher safe and has a cap to keep the coffee fresh.
When guys begin an exercise regimen, many forget to include their hands, wrists, and fingers in an otherwise full-body workout. The Gripmaster Hand Exerciser is a perfect gift for guys who sit at the computer all day, or who otherwise use their hands a lot in their jobs and hobbies.
Give him the gift of knowledge and experience, all compiled into this handy how-to book for men.
There are tons of music platforms to keep track of: Spotify, YouTube, and 8tracks are just a few. Now, you can create personalized playlists using your favorite platforms and compile them on a Sharetape. Your playlists are in one place and ready to be shared with your friends.
No one likes a warm, sweaty beer. Help him keep his favorite brew colder for longer with a set of innovative Hopside Down beer glasses.
A magnetic wristband acts as a third hand when he’s busy doing home improvement projects and other items on his to-do list. It holds screws, nails, and small tools in place for quick and convenient access.
A sleek metal hand warmer lasts up to 12 hours, making it ideal for hunting, camping, snowboarding, and any cold-weather activity.
A bull head keyring figure mounts directly onto the wall, demanding to be noticed as he passes by on his way in or out the door. He’ll never lose his keys again.
These beverage glasses are the perfect gift for a man who likes his gin and tonics. The graphics playfully illustrate the correct proportion of gin to ice to tonic. And don’t forget the lime! Package together with all the ingredients to make a batch on the spot, and you have a winning gift!
For the guy who likes a good workout, this inventive tool is great for providing pain relief, reducing inflammation, and improving muscle recovery time, circulation and mobility. Use the roller everywhere – neck, shoulders, knees, even the balls of the feet – for a better, more productive fitness session.
Electronic gaming meets a decidedly offline pastime in this inventive puzzle mashup. 1,000 pieces form an image that is an homage to game nerds everywhere with a large collection of vintage game consoles, controllers, and cartridges. This is a great way to get gamers into the real world while still enjoying their hobby.
Got a hairy man who needs some beard control? Show him that grizzly isn’t good with this two-piece beard-care kit that will take him from wooly to wow in no time. The all-natural jojoba and sweet almond oil, along with the shea butter balm, will keep those fuzzies smooth and in check.
This amazing notebook takes a classic pen and paper experience and merges it perfectly with the digital age. This infinitely reusable “notebook” contains special pages that you write on just like paper, then use the app to scan it directly into your cloud-based programs. Wipe off the page and use it again!
Head for the hills with this creative caddy. Laser-cut from birch, two jagged mountain compartments with a line of evergreens in the front hold all of your office supplies including pens, paper, folders, and business cards. It would also be a perfect organizer for art supplies or a catch-all for mail.
Want to give your hockey fan a gift he will treasure? A practical and useful gift becomes a cherished artefact with this snowbrush made from actual retired hockey sticks. After they have done their duty on the ice scoring goals, they are ready to take care of the ice on your windshield.
Now your beer drinker can have a personal microbrewery right in his own kitchen with this clever kit. It comes with everything he needs to brew a gallon of ale including 100% malt extract, specialty grains, high quality yeast, and, of course, aromatic hops sourced from Washington state.
Keep your man smelling fine with these delightfully aromatic soaps from Man Bar. A trio of masculine scents, musk and sandalwood, sage and bergamot, and cardamom and juniper, together provide a cleanser, a refresher, and exfoliator. These big bars are not your average wimpy soaps!
This set of five, high-quality cotton socks can be personalized for any occasion – add a classic monogram on the ankle for a sophisticated touch, write his full name across the toe, or include a birthday greeting for something that is truly personal. He’ll really know how special he is in these.
Celebrate your shared city – where you met, or married, or where you call home now – with these etched cedar coasters. Each set of four maps out one quadrant of the town you choose. One is finished with the city’s name and established date for a pretty and practical gift.
This ingenious idea will change the way you live! A bedside shelf that saves valuable space and holds up to 15 pounds will keep your water, phone, glasses, and nighttime reading close at hand. The beautiful bamboo tray easily fits most any bed, without tool -, just use the hidden clamps to tighten.
What Do You Meme? The internet phenomenon is now a wacky game for grown-ups. Players try to match their best saying to a well-known online image to win. This game is sure to tell you more about your friends than you ever wanted to know. Some answers are definitely NSFW.
It’s true what they say: you can fix anything with duct tape. The fun and instructive Ductigami book contains 18 projects to make using some ever-versatile duct tape.
A novelty grenade prop houses a secret 7-piece screwdriver set safely inside. It’s a perfect gift for new homeowners and on-the-go handymen.
This universal socket set is a godsend of a gift for guys who are always tinkering, as it self-adjusts to fit most sizes and shapes of nuts, bolts, hexes, and screws.
This swimsuit is most definitely NOT for the type of guy who likes to blend into the background! Featuring the face of Thanos, it is designed to fit and flatter the male physique.
With a heat rating of around 35,000 on the Scoville Scale, this hot sauce might just live up to its name, but with no artificial nasties, it’ll do him nothing but good.
Sometimes those jobs around the house need a little more precision, which is where this hand drill comes into its own as it tackles anything from delicate wood to fiberglass and metal.
This is such a cool gift, you’ll want to get one for everyone! Turn them into a miniature superhero complete with their very own face, customized with hair color and style.
Space saving and ingenious, this bottle hanger sticks to the ceiling of your fridge and uses incredibly strong magnets to hold up to 6 bottles upright while keeping them cold.
Whether he’s got a dog or just likes a certain breed, these t-shirts are hilarious while being seriously cute, too, because honestly, who wouldn’t love a dog on a bike?
Speed reading doesn’t just mean reading really fast, because this book is all about the supercars which defy convention and reach death-defying velocity, while sporting one of the elite’s iconic badges.
Whether he favors the black and tan, or the dark and steamy, this glass will keep each beer separate so he can enjoy the distinct aromas before mixing them in his mouth.
If he wants to join the hipster trend but doesn’t quite measure up, introduce him to this ‘man bun’ extension which clips easily and securely to his own hair.
Does he embrace the boho, artisan vibe and love beautiful things around his home? Then this subscription box will provide him with 4-5 handmade items sourced from 50+ countries, every single month.
Now here’s something he probably hasn’t seen before: a chessboard made for 3 players! A fascinating gift for guys’ nights in, it looks stunning as a display piece, too.
A bullet with his name on is not usually a good thing, but in this case it really is! Cool in the freezer before using for a non-diluting alternative to ice.
Beards are synonymous with Santa, so add a festive slant to his own facial hair with this pack of clip on baubles which come in red, green, silver, and gold.
If he fancies himself as something of a Navy SEAL, make sure he knows how to survive as one with this handy guidebook which should help him out of dangerous sticky situations.
Healthy eating doesn’t have to involve rabbit food, so ensure your man gets his meals the way HE wants them (big and ‘dirty’), just prepared in a clean and nutritious way.
They might not admit it, but guys like to chill by candlelight too. Make it a manly pursuit by giving him this candle in a beer bottle with scents of apple, ginger, and sugar.
If he prefers to keep his valuables underfoot rather than under the mattress, invest in a pair of comfy insoles which come with an integrated storage compartment in the heel.
Coffee is great for starting the day off, but coffee-breath is not. Give him the perfect start with caffeinated energy toothpaste, which delivers a kick with a cool minty taste.
Whether he wears a tie by choice or by force (as outlined in his Employee Handbook), give him a clever way to add some of his own personality into an otherwise boring tie.
The warm and sweet aroma of his favorite Kentucky bourbon is packed into a delicious handmade marshmallow treat.
Help him master the art of fixing this with this exhaustive guide. It features 150 tips and tricks for making things last longer while saving money in the process.
A ruggedleather Mason Jar Travel Mug will help him enjoy his favorite beverage even more. It’s a wonderful gift that will become a treasured heirloom.
In a world of fruity, flowery, and fresh linen scents, clear the air with Archer Air Superiority’s high-end masculine room sprays. Choose European Sports Car, Distillery, or Hunting Lodge.
Some guys have a favorite beer they stick with, and others love trying new kinds of beer whenever they get the chance. For the latter, the Moleskin Beer Journal is a great way to make notes and record thoughts on all things related to the world of beer.
Make his life simpler and way cooler with the Rinser Brush. It eliminates the need for disposable cups or glasses by the sink. Instead, the toothbrush doubles as a fountain for rinsing after brushing.
Winston Churchill is the man every guy wants to emulate. Take a fascinating look at the former Prime Minister’s life, with a focus on the more personal aspects of his life outside the office, including his taste in books, cigars, wining and dining, and more.
The Unbreakable Hatchet is perfect for campers, hikers, and all types of outdoor enthusiasts. It’s easy to carry, easy to use, and it handles better and faster than a traditional axe.
Time to simplify. For the minimalist in your life, get rid of bulky, bulging wallets and introduce him to the Supr Slim Wallet. Its innovative elastic design makes it easy to carry and access all his credit cards, without the extra bulk and unneeded hassle of the traditional wallet.
If the coffee doesn’t wake him up, the creature staring at him from the bottom of his mug certainly will. Choose from various creatures to brighten his day and surprise him with every cup of coffee.
For hands-free illumination whenever he needs it, the Striker Magnetic LED Light Mine delivers. Create a freestanding 360-degree lightsource that he can be used for projects at home andfor repairs on the go.
A ticket stub organizer lets him hold onto a little piece of some of his favorite trips and visits throughout his past. He can hold onto ticket stubs, programs, and flyers from ball games, concerts, museum exhibits, movies, and much more.
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There’s nothing more manly or cool than serving food from a thick slice of tree. This wood slice serving board looks striking on the table and it is something that you can make on your own as long as you can cut the wood.
A combination of bacon and salt is all that’s needed to get most men salivating. They can sprinkle this on any food they’re eating and it will magically have the flavor of bacon on it. Great for soups, salads, meats, and more.
Keep his lips kissably soft and smooth all year long with this lemon butter lip balm. Rather than the balms you’d buy in a store, this one is made with all natural ingredients so you can feel good about giving him this.
This unique wine glass holder goes right on top of the wine bottle, and let’s him carry four glasses and the bottle of wine all at once. It’s a cool gift that he can use when entertaining a small get together.
Guys will love getting this hand scrub as a gift because it’s clearly labeled as manly. It will help bring their hands back to their normal state after they’ve gotten them extra dirty from working in the garage or around the home.
One great gift for guys is this homemade shaving cream that’s infused with the wonderful and natural ingredients rosemary and mint. This will get his skin ready for a shave and help soothe it so he doesn’t get razor burn.
With this mini wooden crate you’ll be able to fit his favorite beers in style. Perfect for the beer loving guy in your life. It’s a much better upgrade to the cardboard box most six packs come in and is a lot sturdier.
Know someone still using an MP3 player or other media device for music? They will enjoy this custom leather case that is lightweight, protective, and fits in their pocket. You can customize the color and even print patterns right on the material. The recipient is sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness.
If you’ve never tried hand-stamping metal before, check out this simple tutorial for your first project. It requires specialty tools and supplies, but the trip to the craft store will be worth it when you see these adorable bar tags. Once you get the hang of it, you will be stamping all over the place.
This gorgeous gift has it all – a beer caddy, beer bottles, and beer glasses. What more can a beer drinker ask for? Follow the simple woodworking plans to make your own clever caddy, then design stencils and etch a monogram on two pints. Top it all off with a couple bottles of his favorite brew.
Make a batch of this amazing beard balm for your scruffy fella and he’ll be stylin’ in no time. And don’t forget the hair on his head. This makes a great styling gel all over! If you put it in a cute tin and attach a vintage label, you have a true gift-worthy DIY.
Coasters are not always seen as cool gifts, but these ones truly are as they are made using beer mats which have been Mod Podged onto inexpensive ceramic tiles.
If his man cave is a bit of a mess, encourage him to keep it organized with this DIY ‘hold everything tool rack’, which does exactly what it says on the tin.
If he spends more time at the gym than he does in the house, tempt him home with this homemade pull-up bar which can be created using metal pipes and connectors.
Any fan of baseball will really light up when he sees this incredible DIY lamp, which can be made using a glove, balls, and this step by step guide.
Perfect for either the man cave or the yard in the summer, this coffee table can be made using nothing more than an old army ammo crate and a few DIY essentials.
Gorgeously rustic and with a distinct boho feel, this chandelier is created using mason jars instead of shades, and can be made with clear or brightly colored jars to suit the mood and décor.
This paracord chair would make a really cool gift for any guy who likes to just kick back and relax in his own unique way. Low to the ground, it’s perfect for lounging.
Ideal for keeping warm outside, these fire pits can also double as a BBQ when a grate is added, and they’re made using nothing more than old tire rims and a few power tools.
Grab some wood and put together this open toolbox which is just right for carrying a few tools – even longer ones – to whatever job needs doing at the time.
All men deserve a cool gift on their special day. Fortunately, you can find some of the coolest gifts for guys without having to break the bank. No matter his age, job, hobbies, personality, or style, you can find the perfect guy-friendly gift for under $50.
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