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Let's be honest, gifts for men don't really need to be over $50. You want something luxury? The hottest tech or the best gadgets? A cute stocking stuffer or a bottle of whiskey? Get a job! You're a man. Why are we, as men, sending out Amazon wishlists or links to Esquire's editor-picked gifts and Christmas best-sellers (both great resources). If you want something, grind harder and buy it yourself.
Ok, jokes aside, sometimes you just don't need to spend big on gifts. But, if that's your situation, it can feel tough to get something special, something that'll wow him. But don't worry, our gift giving expert editors did all the work for you. Below are 31 gifts under $50 that are just as good, just as useful, just as heartwarming as anything you'd spend a paycheck on.
20 oz Travel Mug
The perfect vessel for his morning cup of joe.
Not the sexiest gift, but our favorite electric toothbrush is a damn good gift.
Arc'teryx Bird Head Toque Beanie
Any Frank Ocean fans out there?
Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack
Pros: Super convenient for all his essentials, great for hikes, days around town, etc. Cons: Kinda makes you look like a dude at Coachella.
Stanley Adventure Flask Set
Perfect for the guy that tends the vibes no matter where you are.
How have I never seen a lunchbox with a water bottle holder before today?
Premium Bento Box
If his lunches are more three-course meal, less sandwich and chips.
Mulberry Silk Eyemask
A little silk mask will make a world of difference as he drifts to sleep.
It's the best water of all time, full stop.
Pop one of these in his suitcase and he'll never have to worry about lost luggage again.
That Instagrammable olive oil teamed up with that Instagrammable home brand for... Instagrammable oven mitts.
Whole Chorizo Ibérico
It's pronounced chor-i-THo, and yes it's fucking delicious.
Cypress Scented Candle
So many brands try to make the "Smells like Christmas" candle. But, Lucchese—our favorite cowboy boot brand—seems to have done it on accident.
National Park Candle
Country rooooooads, take me hoooooooome. To the plaaaaace, I beloooOOOONG.
Polo Bear Cotton-Blend Trouser Socks
Polo bear winter socks! I repeat: POLO BEAR WINTER SOCKS!!
Wallace & Barnes Organic Cotton Bandana
A style accessory he's always wanted to try, but could never justify. Give him the push he needs to soar.
Grand Canyon (Set of 2)
We love the entire Whiskey Peaks lineup, but the Grand Canyon glasses have a certain Western je ne sais quoi.
Wrancher Dress Jeans
A dressier, fashion-forward take on the pair of jeans every man should own.
Short Sleeve Beefy-T (2-Pack)
How about the best t-shirt of all time?
Silica Mud Mask
An Esquire Grooming Awards winning face mask makes a pretty incredible gift.
Hinoki Body Milk
This is another grooming awards winner. It's the spa experience, bottled in the form of a super light lotion.
American Dream Hat | Camo
Matt McCormick is one of the best artists focussing on the American West at the moment. One of These Days is his clothing brand. This hat is sick, and it's probably going to sell out soon. Don't wait.
A discreet one-hitter will be a magical addition to any stoner's arsenal.
Midweight Socks with Cushion
Good for hiking. Incredible for lounging around the house.
Command the Day Dopp Kit 5L
He needs something to carry all his toiletries and skincare gear.
Khaki Basic Cap
Stüssy hat for $45? Not bad!
For the price of a mall cologne, nothing—and I mean nothing—smells as good as Stetson Original.
Few things are as enjoyable as a disposable camera.
Moleskine Classic Notebook
As a man, he shouldn't really have thoughts. But if he does, a Moleskine is a better place to keep them than his notes app.
Jotter Ballpoint Pen
More men should carry a beautiful pen.
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