These cheap gifts for men are perfect for Christmas, Father’s Day, Valentine’s, birthday gifts, or just because. Lots of good small gift ideas for $30 or less!
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Need ideas for some good gifts for guys that won’t break the bank? I’ve got you taken care of!
This big list of gift ideas for men has something for everyone. And if you’re like me and think that guys are the hardest people to buy gifts for, hopefully, these ideas will make your life just a little bit easier.
These ideas are perfect for graduation gifts, birthday gifts, Father’s Day gifts, Christmas gifts and even stocking stuffers. (Find more stocking stuffers for men here.)
Basically, on any occasion that you need a gift for a man, these inexpensive gifts will do the job. 🙂
Cheap Gifts for Men
1. Car Adaptor Charger
The ultimate car power converter! Perfect for charging up laptops, tablets, cell phones and more.
I love having this kind of thing along on road trips and it would be great for work trips or camping too!
2. Bonsai Starter Kit
This unique gift is sure to intrigue any guy who loves gardening!
3. Magnetic Light
Perfect for providing light pretty much anywhere! Great for those times when he needs some light while tinkering on his car or doing plumbing repairs under the sink.
4. Ipad Cover
Know a guy that loves reading- especially classics? This Ipad “book” cover is perfect! It is totally the type of thing my husband would love.
5. Percussion Frog
Such a fun little gift! I think most guys will get a kick out of making this wooden frog “croak”. It would make a great conversation starter item, for sure.
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6. Business Card Holder
Any business guy will appreciate a classy holder for his business cards! This one fits the bill and comes in lots of different color choices too.
7. Inflatable Travel Pillow
Know a guy that travels a lot? He’ll appreciate this handy little pillow that makes his trip more comfortable but doesn’t take up much space in his bag.
8. Magazine Subscription
The options are endless here, but a few of my favorites are Popular Mechanics, Consumer Reports and National Geographic History.
9. Bucket Boss Desk Organizer
Contractors, DIY-ers, amateur woodworkers, and even your average pencil pusher will get a kick out of organizing their desk or work area with this Mug Boss. So fun! And it works with any simple 10 oz. mug.
10. Gripmaster Hand Exerciser
A simple little gift for those guys that enjoy working out or for guitar players that want to strengthen their hand to be able to play better.
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11. Hand Warmer
This rechargeable model will keep his hands toasty when he’s outdoors for long periods. There is also a highly-rated Zippo model too!
12. Lighted Camo Cap
Any guy that’s into hunting will appreciate this easy hands-free lighting option!
13. 40 in 1 Credit Card Multitool
Know a man who likes to always be prepared? This little tool is just the perfect thing to help him be just that.
This classic Thermos will keep hot things hot and cold things cold for 24 hours. Perfect for any outdoorsman!
Don’t let the size of this compact, lightweight hatchet fool you! It still works like a charm. And it’s great for any hiking or camping enthusiast.
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16. Grilling Spices
Help him take his grilling up a notch! Yum!
17. Exotic Jerky Assortment
A fun, unique gift for the foodie that likes to try new things.
18. Bacon Salt
It’s bacon flavored….need I say more? 😉 There are several bacon flavors to choose from, but they all sound tasty!
19. Hot Sauce Gift Set
A must have for any guy that loves hot sauce or spicy food. This Sriracha keychain set is also a fun idea and will let him have hot sauce handy any time he wants it!
20. Coffee Grinder
Coffee connoisseurs will love being able to enjoy the amazing flavor of fresh ground coffee any time they want it!
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21. Laptop Cooling Pad
Help him lengthen the life of his laptop and keep it running its best with this cooling pad!
22. Pry Tool Repair Kit
For the guy that likes to tinker with electronics, this repair kit is perfect for helping him easily open cases and assisting with repairing smartphones and other devices.
23. Smart Phone Camera Lens Kit
Such a fun gift for a photography loving guy! He’ll enjoy being able to take wide-angle photos, amazing close-ups and more.
24. Electronics Cleaning Brush
Any guy that enjoys electronics will appreciate being able to get those hard to reach places clean with this handy little brush! This cleaning putty is another option.
25. Cord Wrap
His life will be just a little bit easier if he no longer needs to constantly worry about tangled cords every time he wants to use his headphones. This little curvyman cord wrap is fun too!
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26. Slim Wallet
Any true minimalist will appreciate this thin wallet that allows him to just carry the basics and not have a big, thick wallet making him uncomfortable! Here’s another one that’s a slightly different style.
27. Bike Mount Phone Holder
This handy gadget will allow him to listen to music, use his GPS or answer phone calls easily while his riding his motorcycle or bike.
28. Headphone Stand
Help him stay organized and make it easy for him to find his headphones every time!
29. Hog Wild Animal Popper
So, technically this is considered a kid’s toy. But it’s not just kids that love it! It’s one of those toys that provides entertainment for all ages and any fun loving guy is sure to get a kick out of it! T
here are lots of other animals available too…hogs, cows, dogs…pretty much anything.
30. Guitar Pick Punch
Guitarists will have fun making picks out of old credit cards, gift cards, hotel key cards and more. They’ll never run out of guitar picks again!
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31. Quality Shaving Cream
If you know a guy who’s jumped on the whole old school shaving trend, then he’ll love this quality shaving cream!
32. Shaving Brush and Stand
Or what about this badger hair shaving brush that includes a classy little stand to neatly hold it along with his favorite razor?
Another Idea: You could also gift him a Harry’s starter set. These razors are really good and much less expensive than the name brands that you find at the store! The starter set is just $5 and then a restock box will be shipped a month later and is $16.
Or they have various shave kits, including this shave travel kit, that don’t require a subscription of any sort.
He’ll stay warm and look great in this fashionable beanie!
This classy watch is a fun way to easily dress up his look!
My husband practically lives in his hoodies at least half the year! He’s one of those cold-blooded guys and loves the ease of pulling on his hoodies to stay warm.
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36. 18-in-1 Pocketknife
The ultimate pocketknife! This stainless steel version packs 18 tools into one handy, compact little gadget.
37. Soft-Sided Tool Bag
Four and one half star ratings from over 600 reviews? I’d say this tool bag will be a hit and worth its money!
38. Magnetic Wristband
No more dropping nails, screws, washers, drill bits and more! This little band will act as a third hand and keep them secure and just where he needs them as he works.
39. Pocket Screwdriver
He’ll love the convenience of a set of precision screwdrivers in one small pocket tool!
40. Leather Work Gloves
Keep his hands comfortable and protected when he’s doing yard work, DIY projects, construction work and more. They even have a cinching feature that makes them fit nice and snug.
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Love it! Great gift ideas for this upcoming holiday season, nice to have some options within a budget!
Glad it was helpful!
Thanks for the list, it’s great!
You are welcome, Veronica! So glad that it was helpful!
This! Was! Amazing! My boyfriend is soooo hard to shop for and I cannot explain the happiness I felt when I came across this, so THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!
Anita, I’m so glad that this was helpful! I know what it’s like to have a hard to shop for guy. 🙂
These are all great ideas! I think my husband would really like the foodie ones like the jerky and coffee grinder. I want the guitar pic punch! Too cool.
I love that guitar pic punch too! 🙂
I always have a hard time shopping for the men in my life and this is such a great list! I know I’ll be able to find something from these great choices!
Glad it could help, Kim!