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12 Cool Gifts Under $50 for Him

December 01, 2020

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The holidays are approaching which means it’s time to start thinking about gifts. And just like every year, you’re probably stumbling across the same dilemma—why are guys so hard to shop for? Finding an awesome gift that he'll actually use can seem both tricky and daunting. Not to mention, budgets might be a bit tight this year. But have no fear, there are tons of cool gifts for guys out there and we found 12 of the best ones—and they’re all under $50. 

 

Tabletop Cornhole

Social gatherings and going out to bars are pretty much out of the question this year—but that doesn’t mean you have to stop playing your favorite bar sports. This backyard favorite has been miniaturized into tabletop form, so you can play anytime you want, from the comfort of your couch on your coffee table. Instead of tossing bean bags by hand, players will use small catapults to launch the tiny bean bags to the goal. Get one at Uncommon Goods for $48.

Tabletop cornholePhoto Credit: Uncommon Goods

 

LED Work Light with Magnetic Stand

Portable, lightweight, and super practical, this LED work light is the perfect gift for the man who is always working on his next project or planning his next outdoor adventure. It can be hanged or placed on the ground to help spotlight construction projects, campsites, fishing and much more. Plus, it’s equipped with two blue and two red flashing LEDs that can be used during roadside emergencies and there are two USB ports for charging. Buy one at Amazon for just $31.00 ($22.94 with Prime). 

LED worklight with magnetic standPhoto Credit: Amazon

 

The Art of Shaving Kit

Women aren’t the only ones who want to be pampered this holiday season. Most people don’t think of ‘bath and beauty’ when it comes to gift ideas for guys—but they should. Every man has some sort of shaving routine and The Art of Shaving Kit helps make the process a whole lot easier and much more comfortable. The kit includes pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave balm, all in an incredible sandalwood scent, and a mini badger shaving brush. Purchase the kit on Amazon for $30. 

The art of shaving kitPhoto Credit: Amazon

 

West Coast Style IPA Beer Brewing Kit

Brewing beer at home might seem like an undertaking, but this West Coast Style IPA Beer Brewing Kit makes things super uncomplicated. Using simple techniques and the equipment that’s included, hops sourced from the Yakima Valley will create a complex IPA brewed right in your kitchen. What makes this kit so awesome is that you don’t have to worry about brewing a large amount—the kit makes one gallon (or ten 12-ounce bottles). Buy one here for $45. 

IPA brewing kitPhoto Credit: Uncommon Goods

 

DIY Bottling Kit

Speaking of bottling beer...no home brewery is complete without a bottling kit. The Italian-made capper pinches caps onto bottles with ease—preserving your delicious craft brew to enjoy at a later time. The Deluxe Kit comes with a capper, 10 glass bottles, and 30+ bottle caps. Get one here

DIY bottling kitPhoto Credit: Uncommon Goods

 

Custom Knockaround Sunglasses

Here are Knockaround, we offer a ton of sunglasses across different frame styles, colors, and patterns.  But sometimes, you want to stand out even more. A custom pair of Knockaround shades is an insanely cool gift for the guy in your life that likes to make a statement when he walks into a room. First, choose the frame to customize, then choose colors (pick a different one for each arm!), lens type, hardware, and polarization option. With over 1,000,000 combinations in the Knockaround Custom Shop, his custom sunglasses will definitely be one-of-a-kind. Create a custom pair now from just $30.

Knockaround Custom Sunglasses

 

The North Face Denali Etip Gloves

Shopping for an outdoorsman? These fleece gloves from The North Face will keep his hands warm and toasty, no matter what activity he's doing outside. Not only is the 300-weight fleece great at keeping in heat but the fingers are also outfitted with touchscreen compatibility, so there’s no need to take off the gloves to text, check your location on a map, or skip to the next song on Spotify. Order a pair on Amazon for $49.95.

Northface glovesPhoto Credit: Amazon

 

Tobacco and Vanilla Soy Candle

Candles make the home smell good and feel cozy—and the scents don’t always need to be overly floral or reminiscent of cheap air freshener. These premium soy candles come in the unique scent of tobacco and vanilla, giving it an essence of masculinity and warmth—think ‘English Gentleman’s Club’ (as suggested by the Etsy shop). Purchase an 8 oz candle here 

Photo Credit: Etsy / Zaaina

 

Walnut Wood Bluetooth Portable Speaker

Small and sleek with terrific sound this Symphonized Bluetooth portable speaker is made with walnut wood. Handcrafted from one solid piece of walnut, the 4-inch speaker packs powerful, crystal-clear sound with deep bass. It’s quick to connect, easy to use, and provides up to six hours of wireless playtime before needing a charge. Not to mention, it can be controlled from up to 33 feet away. Pick one up on Amazon for $43.99.

Walnut wood portable speaker

Photo Credit: Amazon

 

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

If there’s anything we’ve been doing more of this year, it’s staying home, doing DIY projects, and cooking our own meals—this fun gift idea combines all three. Hot sauces can take a meal to the next level with just a few drops, and with this kit, you can make your own spicy, full-bodied hot sauce right at home. Create a variety of flavors using cayenne, ancho, curry, and chili spice packs, which are all included (along with all other necessary ingredients). The kit also contains six bottles and customizable labels. Purchase a kit here for $40. 

Create your own hot sauce kitPhoto Credit: Uncommon Goods

 

RockDove Memory Foam Slippers

More time at home means less time wearing shoes, which is what makes these slippers such a great gift for any man. The super-soft, slip-on clogs have an open back for breathability and comfort. The memory foam insole molds to the feet for incredible, pillow-soft comfort, and the durable rubber soles allow for quick trips outside to grab the mail or taking the dog out to the yard. Pick up a pair from $21.99 to $23.99 depending on size. 

Memory foam slippersPhoto Credit: Amazon

 

Leatherman FREE T2

A Leatherman tool is sure to make any man happy when he unwraps his gift—and the FREE T2 model is a game-changer. The slim-downed multi-tool has 8 unique tools including a 420 HC knife, Philips screwdriver, medium screwdriver, extra-small screwdriver, bottle opener, pry tool, package opener, and awl. They’ve placed every implement on the outside of the tool, so everything can easily be accessed with a single hand. Buy one here for $40.

Leatherman knife

Photo Credit: Huckberry

Written by Ashley Brewer for Knockaround.

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