As great of a feeling as it can be, buying a gift for someone can be a challenging and daunting task, especially for a man around this time of year. Some gifts feel like they’re not enough, some feel like gambles and some are just too expensive. If those feelings describe you this holiday season, don’t worry because we’re here to help. Below is a list of the 45 best gifts for men under $50.
The 45 Best Gifts For Men Under $50
1. Tommy Hilfiger Flag Beanie
Take it up a notch this winter season with the Tommy Collection Flag Beanie, and beat the chill in our classic beanie made memorable with the iconic Hilfiger microflag logo. A vintage 1990s throwback with a modern twist, you'll definitely want to add this hat to your collection, and it's just in time for the holidays.
2. Amazon Print At Home Gift Card
If the person you’re buying for is extra difficult to pick a gift for, there’s nothing wrong with a gift card, especially not for Amazon with its massive marketplace. This one is unique because you can put your own photo on the card, giving it a personal touch.
3. NFL 2022 Headwear
The NFL has recently launched the 2022 Inspire Change headwear Collection featuring team-issued New Era hats that benefit social justice organizations. This seen on-field collection features seven silhouettes and all 32 are represented with designs that feature your favorite team’s logo, and words including opportunity, equity, freedom and justice enclosing the logo.
Additionally, this headwear will help community organizations focused on education, economic advancement, police-community relations and criminal justice reform. Sick headwear for a great cause. A win-win in our book.
5. Playstation Store Gift Card
Whether the man you’re buying a gift for has the PlayStation 5 or is still on the PlayStation 4, a gift card for the PSN Store is incredibly thoughtful for a PS gamer. $50 could buy them a new game, a year of PlayStation Plus, or enough battle passes to last them years.
7. Bulldog Original Beard Balm
Beard balm is a must for any man with some degree of facial hair. This balm from Bulldog costs just $10 and is great for conditioning and moisturizing both the beard and the skin underneath it. Importantly, it won’t leave the user’s beard looking greasy.
8. Roku Streaming Stick 4K
Roku boasts access to great apps like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus, Apple TV, and many, many more. If your giftee only has cable or even if they have subscriptions to a bunch of the aforementioned streaming platforms, Roku is a nice way of tying them all together.
9. Verilux HappyLight Lumi
Between the stress of workloads and the darkening days of winter ahead, things can start feeling rough for any college student. Luckily, this light therapy lamp is an instant mood-booster. It boasts full-spectrum, UV-free light with clinically proven 10,000 lux intensity and three adjustable brightness levels to provide all the mental health benefits of natural sunlight. Its sleek and low-key design allows it to fit seamlessly on a nightstand.
10. MANSCAPED Ball Deodorant
If you’ve ever listened to a podcast in your life, you’ve undoubtedly heard of MANSCAPED and its range of men’s grooming products. The packs of those will set you back considerably over $50 but for less than half of that, you could get this two-pack of their anti-chafing ball deodorant.
12. Sony Portable Speaker
This portable speaker from Sony would usually be over $50, but it’s currently on offer, which means it’s just $48. It’s made to travel with and offers 16 hours of battery life, making it perfect to take on vacation. Sony is also great for actual sound quality, so this is a steal.
13. Sennheiser HD 206 Headphones
If you know anything about Sennheiser, you may be surprised to see a pair of their headphones listed for under $50. They’re giants when it comes to audio and many audiophiles will argue they’re the best in the market for headphones. These HD 206 over-ears are discontinued but still offer good quality for the low price tag.
14. Ralph Lauren eGift Card
It’s true that a budget of $50 won’t buy you much other than the underwear at Ralph Lauren, but that doesn’t mean that you couldn’t put that amount on a gift card to help someone towards a larger purchase here if your giftee has an expensive taste that is.
15. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Whether they need fuel for a final or are in dire need of a hangover cure, this dorm-friendly breakfast sandwich maker is the one tool everyone needs to craft the perfect breakfast of champions. Bacon, egg, and cheese? Easy-peasy (and cheesy). It even includes a built-in timer so that even the most novice chef can never mess up.
17. TRAVANDO Wallet
Not only does this wallet from TRAVANDO look great, but in terms of its functional abilities, it blows other options out of the park. It features radio frequency identification to avoid scammers. It has a money clip. It’s slim. It comes in various great designs. And, it comes in a gift box so you don’t even have to wrap if you don’t want to.
18. The Dreamer Cologne
It’s hard to believe that any cologne from Versace would be available in a 100ml bottle, but here we are. The Dreamer is a blend between wild and aromatic plants that dries to a warm, woody scent which is popular these days, especially in colder weather.
19. Zippo Slim Matte Black Lighter
If your giftee smokes, then a premium lighter from Zippo could be a great idea for them. This one is one of their slim options and it’s their sleek matte black lighter. It’s made entirely of metal and is refillable for a lifetime, so it’s a thoughtful gesture.
20. Adidas Adilette Shower Slides
The classic shoe of co-ed shower users everywhere. Available in three colors (white, black, and collegiate navy), the Adidas Adilette Shower Slides provide maximum slip-on comfort with the added bonus of soft cloudfoam for quick drying. Perfect for protecting their feet from the gross germs of locker rooms and beyond.
21. Kobe Bryant The Mamba Mentality Book
Whether or not your giftee is a Lakers fan or even a basketball fan, this book from the late, great legend Kobe Bryant is a great option. It’s a deep dive into the thought process and philosophies of one of the greatest minds of all time who coined the term "mamba mentality."
22. Amazon Basics Dumbbell Set
Workout gear can be expensive, but luckily, Amazon Basics has you covered here. For $50, you can get three sets of dumbbells, one weighing 5lbs, one weighing 10lbs, and the last weighing 15lbs. If you want to go heavier or lighter, there are options there as well.
25. Levi’s 512 Slim Taper Fit Jeans
These jeans usually have a $90 price tag, but they’re on offer right now so you can snag them for just under $41. Levi’s has a heck of a reputation when it comes to jeans and they’re a premium option so if you know your giftee’s size, go for it.
27. Nike Digital Gift Card
Money to spend with Nike is a dream for most men and if you think that applies to who you’re buying a gift for, then a gift card could be a great idea. You can either get a digital one or a physical one and either way, you can attach an optional message.
28. VIKTOR JURGEN Neck Massage Pillow
Perhaps the man you’re buying a gift for works out a lot or has a lot of stress. If so, this neck massage pillow from VIKTOR JURGEN is a great idea. It sits behind the neck like a regular pillow and gives a thorough massage while it heats you up as well. It’s incredibly relaxing.
29. Moon Lamp
This moon lamp is the perfect gift for space enthusiasts. This option for $24 is 4.9” D x 4.9” H x 4.9” W. The moon sits on a wooden stand and lights up via LED. You can pick what color it is with the remote and you can even take it off the stand and hold it while it’s lit up.
30. Bravado and Webster Elton Key Chain
In celebration of his final North America tour, legendary artist Elton John is partnering with Bravado, Universal Music Group’s industry-leading merchandise and brand management company, and The Webster for a limited-edition collection. The LA-based, luxury multi-brand retailer assembled top designers Nahmias, Marine Serre, Joya Studio, The Webster Brand, Bluemarble, Sarah Coleman, and more.
These one-of-a-kind pieces commemorate Elton John’s legendary career, including a limited-edition Dodgers-inspired Bomber jacket that will be sold exclusively at The Webster and Dodger Stadium.
31. The Rap Year Book
Shea Serrano just put out Hip-Hop & Other Things which is a bestseller, but this is The Rap Year Book from 2015. It lists out what it thinks the most important Rap song from every year is (since 1979) and discusses it. A great gift for any Hip-Hop heads out there.
32. Batman Funko Pop
Funko Pops are still a very popular option for gifts and if you ask me, this Batman Funko Pop is one of the best they’ve ever done. The details are great and the black and gold box really ties it together. This is an especially great gift considering we get a new Batman film early next year.
33. Canada Goose $50 Gift Card
For those that love the gift of luxury, also consider this Canada Goose Gift Card, which is always the route to go whenever you don't know what to get your loved one. Consider this $50 gift card for the men in your life that love the outdoors
34. Philips Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush
Though it might not seem like the most glamorous gift to give, receiving a premium electric toothbrush can be a pleasant surprise. Taking care of your teeth is a basic necessity and this rechargeable toothbrush from Philips makes that so much easier.
36. Homwom Casino Poker Chip Set
A lot of men like a good poker night and this poker chip set from Homwom makes that a fun process. It comes in a very stylish silver briefcase which includes 100 white chips, 50 blue chips, 50 red chips, 50 black chips, 50 green chips, 3 buttons, 5 dice, and 2 packs of cards.
37. Harley Davidson Block Letter T
Who doesn't love Harley Davidson? From seasonal accessories to home goods, Harley-Davidson has something for everyone on your list, and that includes the men in your life. Make sure to checkout the full collection via their website!
39. Push Up Board
The past couple of years have shown us that working out from home is sometimes a difficult task, but it can be done. This push-up board makes it a lot easier though. It has a comfortable grip and there are sets of different colored lines which means that different muscle groups are being worked out.
40. HUF and Public Snowboard Socks
For HUF’s first-ever snowboard collaboration, the legacy skate brand has teamed up with PUBLIC Snowboards to release the HUF x PUBLIC collection – a limited capsule designed to celebrate the crossover between skate and snowboarding. There's loads of cool pieces from this collection including, and apparel and this epic snowboard. Perfect for the guys in your life who love to hit the slopes.
41. HOKA Ora Recovery Slide
It's never too late to update your footwear collection, and the gift of giving sneakers never gets old. HOKA Ora Recovery Slide is both stylish, and excellent for fitness. With five different colorways and multiple sizes, there's plenty of options available for you to choose from.
42. Empathy Red
When it comes to affordable, high quality-wine, Empathy is a go-to destination. If you're looking to get something easy for the wine-lover in your life without breaking the bank, check out the many options they have available this holiday season.
45. PUMA x MMQ Shirt
This season’s PUMA MMQ Collection marries the beauty of the natural world with the wonders of human creation. The collection takes as inspiration the contrast between crafted and organic materials and the surprising juxtaposition that occurs when you bring them together. A good quality tee never goes out of style, and can last you a long time.