Why does it always seem that when it comes to men, they are so difficult to shop for. Whether you are shopping for your father, brother, husband, friend, co-worker, or significant other, we’ve got you covered.
We know that times are tough these days, amid a worldwide pandemic and recession, and we also know that not everybody can spend a pretty penny for each birthday that comes around. That’s why we’ve created this list of 25 of our favorite gift ideas for the men in your life, all under $25! Give him something he is sure to love and cherish for his birthday, Christmas, Valentines Day, or whatever the occasion!
1. Wrist Watch
Not everyone likes to carry their phone with them everywhere to check the time, especially during business meetings or other important events. Here is a great watch by Chronos for just $23.99, check it out here!
All men will need a tie for a special occasion at some point in their life. Maybe they don’t have any, or maybe they have a wardrobe full! You can always add to their collection by sneaking a peak at what colors they already have and complement it with one that you’d love to see him wear! Check out this black 100% silk tie from J. Crew for $22.50.
3. Button Up Shirt
Have you ever heard men say that their wives can shop better for their clothes than they can? It’s no secret that a majority of men don’t like to go clothes shopping for themselves, so he will be especially delighted that you picked out something just for him. Our favorite is this blue and white plaid flannel button up from Jachs NY for just $24, perfect for the fall season!
4. Bluetooth Earbuds
We know life gets busy and it seems like we are always on the run from place to place, well, maybe that’s because we are. These wireless bluetooth earbuds are perfect for the office, bus ride, while out for a jog, and even at home taking a call. Get these Sharper Image True Wireless Earbuds from Bed Bath and Beyond for just $24.99.
5. Customized Playing Cards
Does the man in your life love to play card games at the cabin, or perhaps he enjoys poker nights with his closest buddies. Now, he can have his very own customized playing cards by Zazzle for just $23.40!
6. Wood Crafted Pen
Check out this beautiful Handcrafted Turned Bocote Wooden Euro Style pen, along with many other styles, from the Mccuthwoodworks shop on Etsy for $25.
7. Magnetic Wristband
Does your man love DIY home improvement projects? Or maybe he works in construction or carpentry. If so, this product is made just for him. The ELK Magnetic Wristband can hold onto nails, screws, drill bits, and more! Find it at Lowe’s for $14.99.
8. Grilling Seasoning Set
Make sure he is well equipped with all the spices and BBQ sauce he needs for the perfect BBQ this season with the mix and match your own Sauce and Rub 4-Pack from Florella’s Jack Stack Barbeque priced at $24.95.
9. Leather Wallet
This slim customizable wallet is the perfect combination of fashionable and practical. The perfect gift for him - especially when engraved with his initials! Create one for him on Etsy with Serenade Creations for just $19.80.
10. Whisky Stones
Is he a whiskey lover? These Whisky Stones are not only great at chilling your drink, but they are the ultimate gift for providing authenticity and aesthetics to whisky connoisseurs. Check out these stones crafted in Vermont from MADE for only $16.00.
11. Custom Baseball Cap
Hats, a man’s ultimate accessory - well, maybe besides a belt, watch, and wallet, that is. Customize one with his name, favorite sports team, or a special date. Start designing today at Soufeel for $15.95.
12. Beard Grooming Set
There are many great beard grooming sets out there, but this one by Every Man Jack is not only the best value (priced at just $15!), it also comes with 6 different grooming essentials that are all TSA-friendly. It’s just the ticket!
13. Leather Luggage Tag
For the wanderer, adventurer, and business traveler alike, make sure he takes his TSA friendly beard grooming along with this leather luggage tag on his next trip. This Mini Rectangular Luggage Tag is priced at $20, and you can even personalize the back with engraved initials for an extra $10.
14. Leather Gloves
Just in time for the winter season, these leather Insulated Pro Grip Gloves by Ariat are a gift any man is sure to enjoy. Get them now for $24.97.
15. Custom Guitar Pick
For the musician in your life, this is the perfect way to commemorate their artistic talent. He is sure to brag about this 3-piece wood crafted customized guitar pick set. Create your own at the UsefullBeautiful Etsy shop today for $25.00, including a matching guitar-shaped tray holder!
16. Movie Night Basket
Put together your own beer, wine, cheese, or chocolate movie night basket that you can both enjoy! Purchase one premade at the CWNaturalsShop on Etsy for just $24.99, or head to the store and personalize your own with his very favorite 6-pack.
Like a movie night basket, if you are looking for a fun gift you both can enjoy, a board or card game may be the way to go. It can sometimes be tricky to find a game equipped for two (Jenga is always a superb choice), but if you’re looking to host a celebration with many people, Cards Against Humanity is sure to get the whole group laughing. Ranging from $20-$25, Choose the deck that most stands out to you at Cardsagainsthumanity.com.
As we slide later into fall and slowly into winter, you can already feel the temperatures drop. These memory foam slippers are great for cozy indoor snow days with a tea or coffee in hand while sitting by the fire. Grab a pair now from Alpine Swiss for $19.99.
19. Bluetooth Speaker
Enjoy up to 10 hours of continuous music with the rechargeable iHome portable bluetooth speaker. Great for any room or occasion! Find it at BestBuy for $24.99.
20. Wooden Phone Case
For casual use or winter wear, the Carhartt hat is stylish and comfortable. At just $16.99, grab them in any of the 20 different colors!
For the camper and explorer in your life, a portable hammock is a must-have item, such as this one by Madera Outdoor Company priced at just $24.95.
23. Shoe Polishing Kit
Find everything you need in order for him to care for his shoes and keep them shiny and clean with this Traditional Shoe Shine Kit by Men’s Warehouse for $24.99.
24. Leather Pouch
Perfect for holding his beard grooming kit, among other things, this leather personal items overnight pouch is a great addition to any man’s luggage. Check out this one by Perry Ellis for $19.00.
25. The EyeChill
Lastly, spice up your man’s new leather personal items pouch by slipping in the EyeChill reusable cold therapy eye mask, the perfect remedy after he’s had a busy day. Just 20 minutes in the freezer gets him ultimate relaxation and will even relieve his stubborn mid-week headaches and migraines. Get one now for just $24.95 at theeyechill.com.
What is your favorite go-to gift item for the men in your life? Send us a comment, we’d love to hear about your gift ideas for him, or tell us which item idea you liked best!
Authored by Lindsay Bownik
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