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Best gifts under $30 for him


15 Cool Gifts Under $30 for Him

December 9, 2019

It can be hard to find the perfect present for your boyfriend, dad, uncle, or special man in your life—especially if you’re on a budget. We’ve compiled a list of the 15 best gifts for men under $30 that are super thoughtful yet affordable, so you should have no fear this holiday season.


1. Urban Map Glass

There’s something about sipping a nice glass of whiskey that can make even the worst day just a little bit better. Or turn a good day into a great day! This awesome whiskey glass has an intricately-detailed, etched map that wraps around half the glass. Choose from a list of dozens of cities that might hold special meaning for the person receiving the gift. Buy one here for only $16.

Urban Map Glass
Photo credit: Uncommon Goods

2. Frosted Grey / Red Sunset Classics

Whether your guy likes to take long road trips, hang on the beach, or go for daily jogs—these Knockaround sunglasses are their ideal accessory. He'll look great no matter what he's doing behind these sleek grey frames with red sunset mirrored lenses—and these statement-making sunglasses were designed with durability in mind. These polarized shades are just $28.

Knockaround Frosted Grey Red Sunset Classics

3. Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Breakfast sandwiches are delicious and everyone knows that. And sometimes you just don’t want to leave your house to go get one, which makes this a killer budget holiday gift. Now, it's easy to whip up your favorite breakfast sammie whenever you want—and you don’t even have to get dressed. This awesome gadget is just $28 on Amazon.

Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Photo credit: Amazon

4. Waterproof Lighter Case

If the guy you’re shopping for loves spending time in the outdoors, he'll absolutely love this simple yet practical gift. This badass waterproof lighter case by Exotac is just $15.95 and not only is it waterproof, but it can be submerged for up to 30 minutes in 3 feet of water—oh, and it floats! Buy one here.

Waterproof Lighter Case
Photo credit: Gallantry

5. Razor Subscription Service

Give your guy a gift that keeps on giving with a razor subscription service. Services like the Dollar Shave Club offer box sets that shipped to your house every month with razors, shaving cream, aftershave, and other shaving products. Purchase a gift card for $30 so he can get started with his monthly service. You can also find gift sets for a more spendy, one-time purchase.

Razor Subscription Service
Photo credit: Dollar Shave Club

6. 6-Pack of Neck Ties

If the man you’re shopping for tends to suit-up throughout the week, a pack of six, silk ties will expand his tie selection for an awesome price of just $19.99 on Amazon. Choose from six different 6-packs that offer a variety of colors and patterns.

6-Pack of Neck Ties
Photo credit: Amazon

7. Travel Spray Cologne

Cologne smells amazing but it’s also crazy expensive—unless you buy a travel size! This is a great gift that he can toss in his gym bag, keep in his car, or store in his desk drawer. For just $30, you can buy him a travel-size spray bottle of the incredible smelling Eros cologne by Versace. He’ll smell expensive for just a fraction of the price of a full bottle. 

Travel Spray Cologne
Photo credit: Macy's

8. Compact Key Holder

Who needs keychains when you can have a Swiss army knife-style key holder? Made by Keysmart, this handy tool is just $20 and is a super unique gift idea. It can hold up to 14 flat keys and is made of aircraft aluminum and stainless steel hardware. Buy one here.

Compact Key Holder
Photo credit: Gallantry

9. Slim Wallet

This bulk-free, slim wallet is ideal for the guy you know who has had the same wallet for an eternity. Replace it with this Slim Wallet from Vbax on Amazon for just $16.99. Not only is it ultra-thin but it’s also durable and waterproof.

Slim Wallet
Photo credit: Amazon

10. Black on Black Classics

Stylish, modern, and clean-cut is how you can describe the look and feel of these Knockaround Classics sunglasses. The black frames are a perfect complement to the smoke lenses. They’re sleek, lightweight, comfortable, and they’re only $28.

Knockaround Black on Black Classics

11. 3-in-1 Charging Hub

If the guy you’re shopping for loves all things tech, then this is the gift for him. This compact charging hub can power up an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods all at the same time. It’s great for the bedside table or work desk and it’s just $24.99 on Amazon. It’s compatible with iPhone 5 through iPhone 11 Pro Max.

3-in-1 Charging Hub
Photo credit: Amazon

12. Chillsner

Dudes and beer go hand-in-hand. It’s just a fact. But warm beer? Well, that’s just gross. Which is why a Chillsner is a gift that any guy would be stoked to receive. Just chill this clever drinking gadget in the freezer for 90 minutes, insert into a beer bottle, then enjoy! Don’t worry, you can drink simultaneously while it’s chilling, so it will stay cold til the very last sip. Buy one here for $16.95.

Photo credit: Uncommon Good

13. Keychain Duct Tape

You never know when you’re going to need a little duct tape. Give him the gift of this super handy keychain that is actually a mini roll of duct tape. It’s a chapstick-sized refillable metal tape roll, that will keep him prepared for any repair he might need to fix on the fly. So simple, but so clever. Buy one for $20.00 here.

Keychain Duct Tape
Photo credit: Gallantry

14. Hot Sauce Subscription

What kind of guy doesn’t want a bottle of delicious award-winning hot sauce delivered straight to his doorstep? For just $15.99, you can gift him a one-month subscription to Cratejoy’s Hot Sauce of the Month club. Pick the ideal heat level and they’ll be sure to curate the perfect bottle for him.

Hot Sauce Subscription
Photo credit: Cratejoy

15. ManCans Candle

ManCans candles are perfect for guys because they smell like real things—not overly-sweet or perfumed scent bombs. These craft soy-wax-blend candles come in natural and savory scents like fresh-cut grass, gunpowder, sawdust, campfire, coffee, and even pizza. Buy a large candle for $10 or a smaller one for only $3.95. Browse all of the scents here.

ManCans Candle
Photo credit: BC Candle
Written by Ashley Brewer for Knockaround.

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